Top Ten Best Manga Ever

The Top Ten
1 One Piece

This series is so unbelievably good, that I often struggle to find the words to describe it. Once you start the series you get a sort of nostalgic feeling, even if you've never read it before. You're introduced to the Straw Hats and their dreams and even though they may seem very generic at first, once you go on this voyage with the Straw Hats, you'll never dare to call their dreams cliche. After the East Blue saga, the adventure truly begins in the Grand Line! You'll spend the first half of the series jumping from island to island, each one fully fleshed out with well written characters, locations, and other unique elements. You'll go on a fun and, mostly, care-free journey with this incredible crew. Then, in the second half of the series, you'll go to fewer islands but in exchange, each one is somehow even more fleshed out then before. The story has many twists and turns with new characters constantly being introduced and throwing off everything you thought you knew about this ...more

One Piece is an excellent story; comedy, adventure, fantasy, romance (of the sea), just the tip the iceberg. It also uses puns and different language dialects for characters and moves alike; and unlike a certain manga/anime series where you can wish someone back to life, characters stay dead and more importantly it invokes one of the greatest and most terrible things in story-telling; the concept and transference of loss. Even though the story is a comedy/adventure series, you can see that many of the characters have experienced loss in the past or in the present; and as a reader I feel their pain even though I have not experienced watching someone die but have experienced the death of a loved one. This story is far from over, and I can't wait to see the battles with the four emperors and their crews, when the end come I hope all we dedicated fans and readers are more than satisfied with the end.

Everyone tends to compare One Piece to Naruto and Bleach, calling them the"Big 3". I used to love Naruto and Bleach, heck, they were my first manga. But it is true that nothing can compare to One Piece. It's art may seem silly at first, many things may not make sense and it does have a slow start. But this manga is the one that made me optimistic for the future again.

This manga, made me laugh. It made me cry, it made me angry, happy, confused, exhilarated, this manga... I can barely describe it. It has great story telling, great characters, wonderful art (once it gets going), great set up, hilarious humour, heartbreaking sorrow. This manga made me develop an emotional attachment to a BOAT.

Even though it is wonderful, it does take time to read/watch, as it is currently over 700 chapters long. But if you only stick with it, if you only give it a chance to suck you in, you will get the best payoff that a series can give. And that is the satisfaction one feels after having ...more

In my opinion, there will never be a manga as good as One Piece. It has got the best plot EVER, the best characters, the best EVERYTHING... It changed my personality. It covers a really really big variety of topics, such as friendship, determination, loyalty, and notions of right and wrong... They all make you think a lot about society. But it also makes you think A LOT about other kinds of things, such as racism, corruption, social differences, hunger... And the best is that after reading it, you want to change things, to make them better. It is, certainly, the best history I've ever seen.

2 Naruto

Naruto is a special manga to me. One thing is it always show scenes of the past so that you wont be forgetting about what happen back then since it consists so many episodes. Another thing is Naruto is not only is an adventurous manga instead it gives us many signs of true humanity and we often learn things from Naruto. He also changes many of the characters' lives including the enemies'. Lastly it also shows a lot of touching scenes that really makes me overwhelmed and cry. For instance like the episode where it shows the story back during the invasion of the Nine Tails and Minato and Kushina sacrifice for Naruto on the 1st day he was born. I cried for that and its one of the most touching scene no doubt there's more touching scenes. I really love Naruto this manga so much.

Naruto is the best manga series ever! It's wide range of mixed emotions help make it a wonderful series for everyone! Naruto is so considerate of others and will never ever give up, even if it costs him his life! Naruto is also an awesome series with awesome ninja techniques and the like. When you read Naruto or watch it, you feel close to the characters that sometimes you feel part of the action. Also what happens to the characters, has affects on you too! Naruto is also really funny at times and can make you laugh constantly. The series also has many great morals that we can relate to in real life. Naruto should ba rated the best manga series in the world!

Naruto isn't treasured by a thousand people just because of his strength, that is madly WRONG! Many people can't see it, but I do. T isn't the fighting the only reason that makes you watch that manga, it's the atmosphere. The romance, the laughter, the sadness and undeniable anger is the reason, it shows you all your feelings deep inside your soul, from the bottom of your heart. My country isn't much, not much things that we can brag about, and my school friends crazily adore Naruto just because of skill, and when I want to tell them that more valuable isn't his skill, but his amazing lion spirit that never gave up, that what truly made us smile. But seeing all that hope, inspiring shine on my friends eyes makes Me understand that they treasure they're version. So, for now that's all I have to say. Ananomus

I love naruto it's literally the best... I'm so happy to know that there are so many others who agree, sure you have your own opinion but naruto really is the best... Naruto's attitude really wins your heart and his story is just so good. Masashi kishimoto did a good job of bringing a new world/creation of manga to us, just talking about it gets me stoked but anyway Naruto's world and story is beyond and it made me cry laugh and brought serious moments... Naruto is the brightest lightbulb and gives energy to the rest of his comrades, I'm so sad though because I finished the manga and heard spoilers from boruto that... Read at your own risk.. That naruto... Dies! My heart will fall so much more than it already is if this is true... But I really recommend you read it... It gave me so many ups and downs and cheered me up when I was down, I'm glad there are so many fans who support the naruto series, keep on supporting cause that's my shinobi way! Haha I'm glad it's in the top spot for ...more

3 Fullmetal Alchemist

Full Metal Alchemist (the manga, not the original anime-- Brotherhood was the better of the two) is probably the most emotional story I've ever gone through and stuck with. Originally I wanted nothing to do with it because of it being a mainstream choice and having a bad rep for the first anime version. When I went back and actually looked into it, I was sucked into it. The fact that it takes two almost anti-hero's and puts them through struggles similar to what adolescents face as they mature is not only remarkable, but it is also eye opening. The ultimate antagonist is by far the best I've come across. FMA (B) taught me that we cannot hope to be perfect-- there's just no such thing. We must revel in being mortal while we live and appreciate the time given to us. No matter how many times life knocks us down, we MUST push through. There is always a better day. I don't know.. But while Naruto is on the top of my own list, Full Metal Alchemist quickly comes in right behind it. Go read ...more

By far, this was the most educational manga, one of alchemy and the travels of the young and short Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother, Alphonse. These two, when they were about 10 and 9, attempted the forbidden alchemy to bring their mother back to life. Didn't work so well... Ed lost a leg, Al lost his body, Ed uses his arm as return for Al's soul.

Now, equipped with automail for his lost limbs, Ed becomes a state and then national alchemist at only 12, to try to gain something that could restore their lives.

Full Metal Alchemist is excellent in many ways. While the story sometimes gets very heartfelt and serious (there are a couple of sad moments that might stay with you for a long time), there is always room for humor and optimism. Every single member of the cast is interesting and appealing, the plot is unique, strong and well-written. The quality NEVER breaks down neither story-wise nor art-wise and keeps you on your toes until the end. Can recommend to everyone. One of the greatest mangas ever.

A heartwrenching series, Fullmetal Alchemist lives up to every expectation set. It's funny and enthralling and moving and action-filled. There's never a boring moment in this series. It has an amazing script with beautifully fleshed out characters. The feelings in fullmetal alchemist are poignant and dynamic. When I read this, I am as desperate as Ed or as ambitious as Roy. I am as determined as Al and as loving as Winry. This manga is hands down my favorite manga ever, followed by Death Note.

4 Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball (which technically includes the Dragon Ball Z sires going up to vol. 42) is one of the best post-modern pieces in not just manga, but in literature itself (in comparison to the Chines folk tale the monkey king. I know this is an extremely bold statement but the sophistication in writing and illustration are almost untouchable compared to other authors. In addition I believe that Bleach, Naruto, One Piece and fairy tale are at the top because of the of the age groups that group up around them especially in the US, while Dragon ball hit its peek of popularity in the US in the early 2000's. Even en now while I am in my twenties I still have the same appreciation that I did being ten and reading the series for the first time!

Dragon Ball Z has served as a role-model manga for all the other popular manga's such as One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, etc. I have thoroughly read all of the top 5 manga, and to say that DBZ comes 5th is utterly atrocious. It is the most nostalgic, blood-pumping, heart warming, action filled manga of all time. You just can top the prestige this manga (and the anime, don't forget the anime) brings.

It took me all this time to finally get round to reading the Dragon Ball series, but boy was it worth it. Unforgettable characters, humour, plenty if action and one big huge adventure all wrapped up into one package that never fails to entertain. Dragon Ball is without a doubt the most inspirational manga/anime series of all time and an absolute joy to read.

Dragon Ball has a story and adventure everyone loves! A lot of adventure, action, and comedy it was one of the best anime and manga of all time! Telling the adventures and life of Son Goku and the rest of his friends who are in their team called the Z fighters! From the comedy it gives to them saving the earth dragon ball is the best!

5 Berserk

I am not shocked to see that Berserk isn't number 1 because in terms of popularity, One Piece and everything else above Berserk is more popular and have been read by most people. I now give advise to you all who haven't read Berserk... READ IT! You will see why this is considered by many and most critics to be the greatest manga ever created. This manga is so brilliant in story telling, writing, characters, art, and pacing that it could also be considered one of the greatest fiction works of all time. The dialogue is breath taking, and the chemistry between the characters so believable and touching that it eventually builds up to what is probably the most horrific betrayal scene ever written or drawn on paper. I've read it so many times and it still sends shivers down my spine. If you like manga, you owe it to yourself to read this masterpiece. An experience you will never forget.

As I delve into this manga I delve in the darkness of the human psyche.

Never in my entire life I have read something so rich as berserk. The ambient is a unruly, cruel, dark world where only steel rules. Then we met guts, an anti-hero who is born in a grotesque way in this world. He mets other, deep and stunning humans and creatures. We see him fight on either gorgeous, Stunning, or Dark places. As the story progresses we get to see this world being combined with another, magic filled world. And then we explore this true darkness with him, and even the few good things that meant to him are taken away.

Even so he continues, he pushes on, he becomes a beast.

A deep long and intricately planned storyline of a lone warrior, the ambitious goals of a young general and the friendship, dependance and enmity that surround the two are what give the incredibly well choreographed, wonderfully drawn battles an scenes so much power. Each character has his unique appeal, unmistakable design even of their faces. The story is gritty, dark and the author fears not to make sacrifices of likable characters when they are necessary, but this just makes Guts' struggles have more impact and inspire more hope. This is more an epic tragedy combined with dark high fantasy than just a manga.

I got so addicted to Berserk when I first started reading, that I read through the entire manga, saw all the anime episodes, and all of the movies in my summer vacation to France. Making my fantastic 2 week long vacation at an old French castle/mansion with a swing pool and so on, basically disappear and flushed down the toilet. But it was worth it.

And to all you clueless fools who still haven't read Berserk yet, and whine about bleach, Naruto, one piece, deathnote, hunter x hunter being best. (I have seen and read them all) Get yourself a life by reading Berserk, nothing even compares to this masterpiece of a manga!

6 Bleach

Most people play favorites on voting so bleach here is down but on all on going manga, I do think that bleach the best. Well, people have different tastes, but I say that bleach's story is much deeper than Naruto's or one piece's that's why most people can't get the full essence of its story. I'm not over rating it but it's the truth. Although my favorite is bleach, but I can't deny that Naruto is still the first because it's well balance. Naruto's story isn't hard to cope up with and it's interesting. While bleach's story, as I said earlier is more for an adult and people might find it hard to cope up with. But if you are able to get its essence then you'll find it as the best on going manga (only applicable if you prefer uniformly organized structure of literature).. Third is one piece, because if you are an adventure lover, you'll like it. But because of its childish plot/story you can even skip a few hundreds of episodes/chapters and still cope up with the story... Well, it's not ...more

This is a manga/anime that would have you at the edge of your sit every time you are reading/watching it. It would have you thinking about the mysteries involved withing the plot and the characters. Ichigo may seem a bit too powerful, but if you notice, he goes through a lot of training in order to unleash his powers, or even learn how to use/control them, which makes the characters more realistic within the manga story, of course.

I really don't know how this epic manga ended up in 7th place. Sure there's a lot of fillers, but they were needed for the plot. In fact, the plot is the main part of the story, where it wasn't just you wake up and suddenly become a hero, or you're a hero and each neew story you fight a different enemy, always winning. It took the time to see the character grow into who they are and it includes character with DEPTH. Not many mangas are like this, and more people need to enjoy that unless you want crappy mangas with no history at all to rule the manga world.

Bleach should at least be fourth. I believe Bleach had the best story & ending out of ANY manga I have easily read after Ichigo lost his shinigami powers. But why has it lost so much popularity? Because they should DEFINITELY have stopped there. Why did they continue? Why? The story now is interesting but rather sickens me compared to how downgraded it became from the original plot.

7 Death Note

It's definitely Death Note.
I love-love-love this manga, the anime and also the additional novels are amazing. The manga is the best manga I've ever read (and I've read a lot - from Mystery to Comedy, to Romance, Horror, Slice of Life etc. ), and this is the best I've come across. There's not another one of this kind.

The story is simply amazing and super intelligent (it still blows my mind when I think about it). The two main characters, L Lawliet and Light Yagami, work against and together both at the same time and it is just SUPER THRILLING, and once you read it you'll either love L and hate Light or the other way round... you're really into this manga once you begin, and I swear: You can't stop with this Death Note obsession that'll start too soon.
The whole plot is just really worth reading and something different (you can kill people through writing their names in the special "Death Note" (but there are rules with which you can play, too, etc. ) yet ...more

I really loved the manga. I haven't even seen the anime, nor do I want to. The manga was so epic, the art, the thrill, the mystery, and maan, the suspense! I can't imagine it ending in less than 40 episodes when it kept me hooked for more than a 100 chapters! I really love how the story telling style and art blends so amazingly with the plot, considering its two separate people! Best manga for me EVER! P.S. If you read it, read Bakuman later. It feels like the side story of the making of death note. It's just too good to miss.

Honestly, how is the not number one?
Instead of the bloody, hand-to-hand combat, and guns and all of those other excessive things, this is a war of the wits. The battle of the brain. Once you start, you are completely unable to stop, if you're into that kind of thing. Even after majorly shocking and heartbreaking bomb-shell dropped in the middle of the series, you still want to finish, just to see how on earth there could possibly still be a binge-watching show.
I loved it.
Without a doubt, the best anime ever.

I loved it so so much. It was so interest. I couldn't put it down until I read it all. So amazing. The psychological fight between L and Light was so amazing. There were moments when I thought I will stop now because I have to sleep and will continue tomorrow. That didn't happen because I just couldn't leave it. So so amazing! I loved how funny and intelligent L was. And Light... Yeah he was an anti hero. I can't seem to completely hate him. Just glad he died.

8 Fairy Tail

The attitudes and emotions of all the individual characters are realistic and unique.

The storyline gets straight to the point, there's no messing around. Every chapter has a distinct purpose and feels like a lot more happens than in other manga series.

It's far funnier than the all the manga I read whilst being able to maintain a high level of seriousness when it counts. A balance that most manga get wrong.

All in all this is my favorite manga because it prompts the right emotions in the reader at the right times combining the notions of fun, family and community with badass fight scenes. It reminds me of when I was a kid wishing I was a super saiyan. Only now I wish I was a Dragon-Slayer.

Too Good to be in 8th spot on any manga list.

This is absolutely, bar none without a doubt top five Manga/Anime! The art, the different stories and character background stories. The main plots are crazy cool, the way they mix action and the emotion into the series is wicked tight. They have fun, mad, sad, romantic, comedic, inspirational moments, and a plethora of juicy one liners that you will remember and think back to quite often. I especially love how they don't wear the same outfit's for long and change hairstyles as well. The character growth Is beyond fantastic! There is a character for each and every human being on this planet that you can fall in love with. Also the fan service is just the right amount for viewers of all ages. I can go on & on I strongly suggest this series to anyone who likes DBZ, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach.

I love Fairy Tail so much why the hell is it ranked 6th it's worth more than a 6! Everything about it is awesome--the characters, the plot, EVERYTHING. And the best part is that I don't think I hate anyone in this manga! I mean there are some that sort of bug me a bit and some weird villains that pop up only once but Fairy Tail has this thing that all of the bad guys turn good. And it's not the cliche way some like other stories, you actually turn out to like them a lot despite hating them at first. I can actually remember hating Gajeel, Laxus, Ultear, etc but that completely changed after a while. And just all of the characters are so likable, even the sort of weak ones (cough cough Lucy cough) are still likeable for their own reasons. And all of the characters have their own unique personalities and just everything about this manga is amazing, I could go on but I don't want this whole page to be my comment.

If you people have a life I know fairy tail should be first just watch it, then you will see what it is about. Fairy tail the best anime show ever. Things happen there that can't happen here. They learn how to bond really close. They have a special connection. They learn how to work together. They all share the same feelings. The reason fairy tail is for each other. Fairy tail has magic powers that I can only dream about. Fairy tail has even tied with my top favorite show named winx club. I have been watching that movie sence I was 3 and ne ER could have imagined that a show can even tie with winx club, but it has. There 6 people in the group there names are Lucy, Natsu, Erza, Gray, Wendy, and Happy. Together there are the strongest team ever. Fairy tail is amazing. If I can have anything in the world I would chose to be part of fairy tail and learn what they do and make some real friends. So this is why I think fairy tail is NUMBER 1!

9 Dragon Ball Z

The reason this is far down the list is because dragon ball refers to the whole series, including dragon ball z and dragon ball super.

I do agree that dragon ball z is better than dragonball but it would still make sense to put them all together as they all tie to one another.

Dragon Ball Z is the best manga. It is so much better than it's anime adaption which has to many fillers.
There a a lot of timeskips but they play them by so smoothly. Freiza saga was way better than the anime it was much shorter and incredibly told. The anime version of the Frieza saga sucked it spanned from episodes 87 to 107 and the "five minute fight" is TEN EPISODES LONG.

I think that Dragon Ball Z must've been the first on the top of the list. I love its characters because all of them have their own style, power and strength. But I also love the original Dragon Ball which should be the second on the list.

Has everyone lost their mind or WHAT?! This is the BEST Manga ever released. It is even better than dragon ball! I mean, this series has SUPER-SAIYAN for crying out loud. It deserves no less the the TOP 5.

10 Hunter x Hunter

Such a gorgeous gem of a manga! It got away with breaking so many shounen rules, and gave us this brilliant action packed manga/anime packed with deep,fascinating characters, villains you end up falling in love with, arcs that will keep you on the edge of your seat, second guessing everything, and battles that will give you chills and thrills. So much thought was put into the whole thing, it's just beautiful. You just get so emotionally attached to it by the end. Has to be my favorite anime ever, and my third favorite manga (after Berserk and Skip Beat of course). If you've never seen it, then please consider, cause it is such a waste to skip out on this one, guys. Believe me, I almost did.

I started reading manga back in early 2007, a little bit before I started reading Fairy Tail and finished Rave Master, but there was always something about this Manga that interested me. It's one of Shonen Jump's longest running (current) manga series, and the storyline is amazing. It's like you never know what's coming next! There's also the variety or characters included in the series. They each have different traits and drive the plot to make it better every time! Hunter X Hunter is my most favorite manga of all time, so I'm hoping you all see it shine through!

Exceptional world-building, character interactions and development, but that's just the prerequisite for this amazing manga. The best part about Hunter x Hunter is that it doesn't stay at world level; it questions things you wouldn't even think of until you're bed-ridden and about to breathe your last breath! What is humanity? What is wrong, what is right? Why are humans this way? What does anything mean? What are you doing reading any other manga?

I first saw the anime and loved the logic of the characters way to deal with hunters test and after, when they learned how to use nem, it's awesome to see how Gon gets stronger and helps everyone he mets while trying to find his father. After the last anime episode in treasure island, I had to see if he met Gin, I found the manga and its 10 times cooler and more bloody! Maybe not the best Manga in the world, but it's my top 3.

The Contenders
11 D.Gray-man

This manga is honestly one of the best I've ever read. Although at the start it may seem a little innocent and not that serious, things get VERY dark. I think it is amazing how the plot evolved, and how the characters adapt to difficult situations. Also something that I really like is how all of the characters are very deep in their own ways and show many sides throughout the manga. The art style is also beautiful, especially in the more recent chapters.

D. Gray-man was actually the first manga I had ever read because they had up to volume 13 at the library. I fell in love instantly, and I consider it guaranteed that anyone who reads this amazing work of art will to. It's a bit sketchy with the art in the beginning, but in the last chapters since the hiatus everything is fabulous. This should be in the top ten, especially since it's set to recontinue on June 17th 2015.

This manga is so beautiful with its amazing characters, story line and dark themes. The characters are so in depth that you will love them as soon as you read it! The story line is not your average shounen, as it displays lots of dark scenes and themes. The art is so amazing and is very detailed! I definitely recommend anyone to read it!

D. Gray-Man's a Gothic beauty and the art is amazingly beautiful. It's inspirational, and the characters are seemingly and REALLY hawt :3 On top of all THAT (waves hand), D. Gray-Man's plot and storyline intermingle with all of the main characters, telling their life stories and struggles. It brings to mind of horrors which normal people wouldn't have ever thought of.
With only 217 chapters as of 1-2-13, this manga is quickly gaining strength in the world of otakus. Mangaka Katsura Hoshino does a beautiful illustration of this manga, and her art has been praised readily by many. Her career is already becoming more and more illustrious, and will continue to add more glory to the D. Gray-Man series~!

12 Vagabond

I'm surprised this is so low. It is driven by perhaps the most well developed protagonist in all of manga, Musashi, in seinen and shounen alike. The art is amongst the best in the industry and the action to character relationships are solid and pull you in. It's a far better manga than One Piece or Naruto.

This is the gold standard of samurai-themed manga, the nonpareil if you may.

I've read quite a few mangas yet and this one might not be the best, but it is absolutly a must read! Yeah, you have fighting, cool caracters and a wonderful artwork, but that aside this manga has something I think no other has: You, as the reader, are so much connected to the main character (s) that you learn, feel and discover with them! That is, in my opinion, the greatest thing a manga can do to you! It's absolutly amazing! Read it, you will see the world and your life from a different angle!

Vagabond is the most amazing manga I have ever read. (And I've read them all! )
For me, the two things that matter the most is artwork and character development and depth. In mangas like bleach or Naruto, the characters are very one dimensional and predictable. The reason is of course because these manga are aimed at a younger audience. But vagabond blew me away. I finished reading the last update and then a few months later I read the first few chapters again. AND I COULD NOT RECOGNIZE THE GUY! In those 300 chapters, the hero's character had changed so much, and it felt so natural while it was happening! But it was unbelievable. What a moment. What a manga!
It is the only manga where two people can just stand and stare at each other without a word for two whole chapters, and just the thoughts going on in their heads are so riveting! I love this manga man! Vagabond is the best!

reading this series is like an addiction, you just can't stop no how much you want to.
if you are planning on reading this manga I would recommend getting the viz big editions, you will end up saving money if you get them off amazon and the reading experience is much better. you get the bigger artwork and the volumes are 3 in 1 perfect for a long read. honestly, I am sad that this manga is so low on this list I do think its easily top 3 out of the list along with one piece and berserk, and I think if vagabond had an anime it would be more well-known and I think it would be number 1

13 Slam Dunk

Every time I read slam dunk, the feelings seem to be unchanged from the first time. This manga not only brings us joy but also shows us many meaningful things like the spirit, friendship and how they stood up after being a loser. As every chapter pass, I can feel their emotions, their resolution and dream to be the greatest basketball team of Japan, even laugh and cry with them. This manga was published before I was born but it worth reading for all generations. I've learnt a lot from SLAM DUNK.

This is my favourite manga above all. I'm not saying the others have nothing to do, but for me it's simpy the one which has make me cry, laugh and feel the emotion between every match while I was reading and watching it. Not only that but also the art is amazing, realistic but refreshing, you can see in their faces what they feel, simply too expressive. Now and then I think I'm becoming more of a 90's manga lover than nothing, there're good mangas now, but in that decade there were very good ones.

It's not strange is one of the most beloved manga in shonen jump and all Japan, sure it's... For me is a masterpiece.

The best ever manga that I've watched and read... It must be on top 1 because the story doesn't need characters with super power just to make it interesting... The whole story and characters was very interesting all of them has their own unique qualities... Very enjoyable and memorable.. Love it so much especially Hisashi Mitsui he's my favorite among all the characters.

Slam dunk is great because it has a little bit of everything! It's hilarious, interesting, very informative about basketball and makes it seem supercool, it has some eye-candy for the girls, you can see the evolution of a great artist... I'm a girl who always hated sports and wouldn't have ever read a shonen, this opened my eyes!

14 Attack on Titan

At first I do agree the manga is lacking in quality but once we get into the clash of the titans arc (season 2 now) there are some badass as hell art at the most epic moments, and this becomes steadily consistent over the political arc that follows and when we reach the Shinganshina Arc, the quality is just fantastic. The story of Attack on Titan is untouchable by other manga in my opinion, and just about all its characters are superb if people would just give them a chance and consider things from the character's view. Simply amazing, deserves top spot. Only been running for 8 years as well whilst all the others have been going on for way longer.

One of the best manga I've ever read and I've read a lot of manga (try out Monster, supremely unknown, but insanely good psychological thriller and one of the best averagely reviewed manga ever). Apparently everyone loved it until it became popular, and now everyone hates it. Regardless, good is good, and this is certainly good. The themes, the world, and the story are very polished and nearly perfect. The only qualm I have about this manga are the characters, and though they're not as developed or polished as I would like, they are still likable and interesting; all mangas have their own flaw, but a manga is not liked because it is flawless, it is liked despite its flaws.

I have read several manga and watched many anime, I found attack on Titan to be one of the least engaging, with the poorest amount of charachter development I've ever seen. Yes there is a ton of action, but you hardly get to know anyone before they die and for the first however many chapters the plot goes as far as running from monsters and Erin turns into a Titan. Then that's it for so long. Not funny, not sad, not complex, only partially engaging. Why it gets so much hype I will never understand, ever. The author needs a lesson from the writers of ONE PIECE ( best manga/anime I've ever seen), Full metal alchemist, Fairytail, death note, inuyasha, heck even yugi oh. All of them are better.

My all time favourite anime and manga series. There are no words to describe how good this appeals to me, especially with the characters and their different ways of acting. The fandom will tear you apart though, get ready to cry, you're favourite character might die. This is the only reason I hate fandoms. You get attached to do many characters, and especially in this series, they're bound to die at some point. (Levi... My bae... (I know it's technically a rumour and all but still))

All in all; it's a great show. You're gonna laugh, you're gonna cry, you're gonna kill some Titans! Hopefully you're favourite character will last.

15 InuYasha

An actual good story...until it wears thin. Takahashi just doesn't know where to go after a great opening. This could have easily been cut in half and been the better for it. Still, you can't take away how great the characters are and the brilliance of the initial plot. This ranks as number 1 since its failings are the same that all long-running series have.

You can really tell the ages of those rating anime and manga...all the top stuff is for middle school kids. Dragonball Z, Naruto, One Piece...all have their good points, though I'm nit so sure about One Piece, but they are intended for...let's say simpler audiences.

I really really do not understand how this is not in Top 10. But I guess this is an oldie. A good one.
This was the first manga I have ever read. The plot is amazing and shows true character depth. It has sown me a lot because the plot is ironic in real life, and the mangaka makes it so that we can relate. The plot is a new twist to an overused road. The characters varies and makes it fun watching them interact.
This manga and anime is truly one of the best, and one of the ones that future mangaka will learn off of.

The plot is ironic in real life. Kikyo is somebody's past inuyasha represents as a choice of the possible futures you may have, and kagome reflects you, the reader. The story is very deep. You wont understand it unless you think outside the box.

The best fullstop, the story has such depth into it. The main thing about it is that the story is so real. Not about how on recovers lost love, lives happily ever after, it brings out the conflicts in a soul, it is the only manga to have come closest to the question, "Can a man fall in love twice? "

16 Monster

I' not a fanboy; I enjoy a good story, I enjoy Naruto, Bleach and One Piece to a point. Monster is a amazing story. I'm not a fanboy. Monster is from a very critical perspective (I'm critical on everything; I have never given anything a 10/10) is not the best manga. It's the best fiction every written, thank you for your time, I hope you decide to check out this amazing series.

I would vote for either FMA, Attack On Titan or Berserk until I saw Monster on the list. It is by far the most underrated manga (and anime). Its start is really slow and all but after a few chapters you get obsessed with it. Urasawa's masterpiece has the best plot that easily surpasses other mystery mangas. The suspense is just huge and that makes it more enjoyable. Furthermore, its charachters (both heroes and antagonists) are simply amazing with each one having a different personality. This is a must read.

This is a masterpiece. If your favorite kind of books are mysterious, dark-themed, or literary, give this a chance. The characters are all so incredibly realistic, and the plot keeps pulling you further into the story without using any real cliffhangers. Let's get this into the top ten, shall we?

I didn't think I'd like it because of the art, but I decided to get the first volume of the manga on a whim and ended out loving it. The story is intense and all of the characters are so complicated. It is very dark and psychological, and definitely for people who love a good mystery.

17 Jojo's Bizarre Adventures

It's not just about vampires, but ancient super-beings, a serial killer, Italian gangs, prison life, a transcontinental horse race, and amnesia. With eight separate protagonists and changing casts, stories and themes fail to stagnate over the 121 volumes of JoJo-awesomeness, especially with fights from part 3 onward having the supernatural power of Stands. Being physical manifestations of your soul, Stands are an iconic power system where each user has a unique ability, forcing our protagonists to use their minds instead of their fists to defeat the enemy, entailing inventive and creative resolves to bizarre battles and circumstances. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of the most beautiful and fabulous artworks I've seen and is an essential read for all manga lovers.

This is not only my favorite manga but my favorite anime as well. Araki is the best manga author because every piece of his work is unique and cool in its own way and I like every single part of jojo. If you haven't read this you must give it a chance. The best thing about this is that it has a variety of likeable and original characters and tons of characters are introduced in every part.
I haven't read further than part 5 but I already know I can't find something better than JJBA.

Jojo has something to offer for everyone. Because of it being split into different parts, this allows for each part to have its own appeal. The main reasons to get into Jojo is for the gripping and intense battles along with the outstanding art. Araki show a true mastery of how to use individual panels to convey action and every scene is filled with detail.

Jojo is easily up there for one of the best animes because of the amazing plot and storyline. People criticize this because of the animations, but if you really invest your time more into the story it will slap you in the face. Jotaro and his star platinum are the most amazing things to see when he defeats Dio. Trust me, watch this.

18 YuYu Hakusho

Deserves to be in the top ten! >:/ I absolutely love the excellent artwork, interesting characters, clashing personalities, unique fighting styles, little romance, irritating suspense, good humor, and awesome storyline. It was also the first manga I've ever read! This manga is EPIC!

Yu Yu Hakusho is epic! The storyline, characters, and artwork are the best. I LOVE the main characters, their fighting styles, and personalities so much! I loved the way the suspense, romance, and humor really got to me. I could go on forever with a list of what I like about this series. The only thing I didn't like was finishing a page and realizing that it was over. T^T

I think this anime is an all time classic, I mean really 36, it deserves way better. The characters are wonderful, the romance, the fightinh even the plot line is quite impressive, besides this came out way before bleach, Naruto etc and should be given more credit than 36.

The artwork was great in this story! Not only that, it gave us suspence and humor, as well as seriousness and a romantic relationship. The plot was original as well as the character design.

19 One-Punch Man

Well, in the end good wins almost every time against evil! ( Naruto, death note,m m arc, dragon Ball) Just thinking to invent a manga based around that, and just with one punch is absurd and iconic.
One punch man is just a geniality! For many aspects, much better than any action/fighting manga as it easily end up with just a punch :)
Manga is entertaining and amazing! Absolutely top 10

Great manga. It belongs in everyone's top 10. Great comedy, amazing action, superb story, and some of the best art work that I've ever seen on my life. It has greatest manga potential and is so addictive. Put all this together and add the regular but completely overpowered protagonist, saitama and you've got something amazing. EVERYONE MUST READ!

Great manga. Every chapter makes me laugh. Just when you think a totally badass guy shows up he's suddenly no match.

Best action, comedy, heroic, twisty, psychological, character developing manga.

20 Pandora Hearts

Good art. Great multi-dimensional characters. Great variety of characters. Morality is complicated and not just black and white (which is great). Plot is complex, interesting, unique, and insanely well planned out. Seriously you notice so many things when rereading it its ridiculous. And the plot twists like HOLY CRAP! Did I mention the characters are great? Because they are. This thing messes with your feelings so much in so many different ways. Honestly pretty much everything is great and its not just in my top favorite mangas, its basically in my top favorites out of EVERYTHING - which is a crap ton of stuff! End rant/rave.

Damn! This manga has everything! The plot is rich, the characters develop in a very beautiful way, the twisted mystery, and the art is beautiful. Oh! Don't forget the amazing feels it brings.. at first it looks like a light-hearted manga but after reading a couple of chapters it becomes twisted, complex and dark and the way how it slowly solves the mystery connecting every detail of the past to the present.. It's so amazing that my praises for this manga isn't enough, I don't even know why this manga isn't very popular! Tsk. for people who haven't tried this spectacular manga yet.. please try it, I highly recommend it for people who love deep and complex plot!

PandoraHearts is an extremely underrated manga. People give up on it early because of how confusing it is or because they think there's a lack of character development, but what they don't realize is that this is all part of the plot later on. The further you go on in the volumes the more things are explained, and the more things that you perceived as mistakes and flaws make sense and become things that seem to have had a purpose. PandoraHearts is a beautifully psychological and deep series, and unless you read between the lines and are able to figure out what's below the surface you won't understand the true enchanting nature of this manga. PandoraHearts always finds a way to break our hearts, whether it's with character deaths, plot twists, or that bittersweet ending to the last volume. This series deconstructs everything you thought you knew about human nature and reality. (And guys, this isn't a rip-off of Black Butler. The two are completely different despite some general ...more

WHAT?! Pandora Hearts isn't in the top 10?! It can't be. This manga have an incredible story with amazing characters. The artwork is magic, and the anime is well-done (my advice : watch it in Japanese with English subtitles). The books are, God, full of action. No one can regret to read it.

If you are a Naruto or a strong-emotions fan, Pandora Hearts should be on your must-read manga books list.

21 Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin demonstrates that strength isn't just being able to hold one's own in a fight or be the last man standing in battle. There's courage in finding the will to keep living no matter how hurt one has been in the past or how unworthy they find their own lives.
Kenshin is a very human character in that he has made some grevious errors in his past. Everyone makes mistakes or have done something they regret, but instead of letting it drive him to ruin Kenshin finds the strength to help the people he sees around him as some measure of atonement for his past. As the story progresses the reader can really appreciate how different some character's lives may be if Kenshin had never been been involved their lives.
The emphasis on how great change can happen when simple citizens choose to act and the appreciation and value for life make this manga something that will always hold a pretty special place for me.

This manga should be nÂș1! It's brilliant because it not only reflects perfectly a very troublesome period in Japan's history but also geta inside the mind of a man that lived through that very tumultuous period. I personally thinl that Kenshin Himura (the main character) is the best character of manga history. He's this remarkable moral and honesty and the way he tries to atone for his past murders gives the history the perfect plot. If you like Japanese history and samurais... Ecen if you don't like samurai's philosophy you're gonna love Rurouni Kenshin. It's the story of the greatest man in Japan's history

Kenshin, a vagabond who chose he will never kill someone anymore after he has been the most terrible assassin of a political war. It's the story of man who fight against his past and his own self in order to make a peaceful society. The cross on his face is the nodal point of all the story.

Rurouni Kenshin is the greates shonnen of all time. Apart of the charismatic and well constructed protagonist, the incredible storyline, the formidable villians, the brilliantly designed battles, and the historical facts, it treats extreamly well themes like what makes you live, policy, honor, the past of each person, information manipulating or corruption. Rurouni kenshin is the best action manga I ever knew.

22 Hajime no Ippo

Simply outstanding, my blood gets pumped just reading. And the tenacity, and the ever evolving characters can actually teach you a thing or two about life. The mangaka has managed to put a soul into his work that for all it's fans makes Hajime No Ippo immortal. It's the only manga that wants me to burn through it as quickly as possible also savor each page as long as possible.

As this Manga has over 900 chapters one can say it's simply good because it was never cancelled. That has to mean something. Furthermore the story of the weak Ippo keeps you reading until you want to know what happen, until you are enlightend by Ippo's trainers words: Off to the world, brat.

When I first looked at this I thought there was no way I'd ever be able to like a manga about boxing. After about the 5th time of me reading it I can now say that was completely wrong. By far one of my favorites

I would put Hajime as one of the underrated mainstream manga. I dislike manga with simple cliche plots. This is the only one I felt is the best "boy to hero" manga out there.

23 Parasyte

I'm surprised Parasyte is all the way down here! This is one of my favorite manga, and had me on the edge of my seat as much as laughing my way off of it! I recommend it to all Tokyo Ghoul fans(and if you haven't read Tokyo Ghoul, I highly recommend that too)!

Creepy science fiction story similar to Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This thriller will not let you go until the very end.

It was very nice.

24 The Breaker: New Waves

This manga is literally the most amazing manga out there. I've read Gantz, Naruto, HotD, Bleach, Monster, I mean, you list it and I've had the free time to grind through chapter. The Prequel to this is what caught me: "The Breaker." In the beginning it seems very boring because if you haven't read the prequel then you have no idea what's going on. BUT! The creator of this manga deserves AWARDS. I Literally have nail-biting, thought-riveting, daily panic attacks just waiting for the next chapter of this series. The story is so deep and the manga itself is Unrivaled.

He breaker caught my eye about a month ago, beautiful art, complex storyline, complex character development and a great twist at the end. New waves continues where the breaker left off, with all of the above aspects. An absolute must read for action manga fans.
It's storyline is complex yet easy to follow, with emotions abound. You get attached to multiple characters as you see their continued progression and development.

Truly a work of art.

The Breaker: New Waves is seriously one of the best manwha's I have every read, it's plot is so well thought out and is seriously gripping. It really should be in the top ten, it's art is beautiful and the main character has grown so much since The Breaker and I can barely wait until each next new chapter comes out, seriously a must read people!

If you are looking for the action New Waves got it.
If you are looking for how a boy grows to a man New Waves got it.
If you are looking for a story with fighting and a epic storyline New Waves is what you are looking for.

The only bad thind with New Waves is that you have to read The Breaker first to understand. But I promise you that The Breaker is a story of epic proportion. And so is The Breaker New Waves.

25 20th Century Boys

This was just a manga I thought had quite a few chapters so it could pass time. I started reading it with the mentality that it would pass time and that I would move on to something else afterwards. I know it is a bit older, and action-wise, it's no Naruto. You should still READ IT because of the plot. I personally hate mangas and animes that come out these days that are only about how good the graphics are and where the plot is awful. They don't make 'em like 20th Century Boys anymore. Sorry for the wall of text I had to get it out.

It's a masterpiece. I went to the manga store in my town and had no clue what to read. I asked for advice and he mentioned 20th century boys. To be honest, I didn't want to buy it. He said buy the first volume if you didn't like it come and change it with anything you want. I went home and started reading and never stopped till I finish the first volume. then the day after I went to the shop and bought all the volumes.

The plot of this on spans over a 50 year period, constantly moving forward with a lot of flashbacks. A lot of awesome characters that you can't stop caring about. And also an awesome villain who is smart, manipulative and shrouded with mystery... A whole lot of mystery!

The ending was very good in fact but Uraswa wrote a very short squeal, 21st century boys, and made it even better! He is the best and he spent a lot of time (8 years) to turn that group of kids from the 70's into a masterpiece.

GO READ IT! LIKE RIGHT NOW!

After I read the first book I was absolutely hooked, I had to read more. Quite underrated but it absolutely fantastic! Every book and even chapter leaves it at a point where you are desperate to read on! One of the best manga I have ever read, must read.

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