Top Ten Mangas You Should Read Rather Than Watching the Anime

The Top Ten

1 Berserk

The first anime didn’t even cover half of it and also with too much censoring, cutting the important scenes.
But believe me, if you haven’t read the manga then you don’t know Berserk.
The new two animes are awful by the way. - Undistinguished

2 One Piece

I mean, the T.V. series is great and all but the manga’s the real thing - Undistinguished

3 Tokyo Ghoul:re
4 Orange

Please forget about the anime. The manga is one of the only few shoujo mangas that the boys will also love. - Undistinguished

5 Umineko no Naku Koro ni
6 Pandora Hearts
7 Hi no Tori
8 Tokyo Ghoul

I added it lower because I heard there will be a remake of the original manga. - Undistinguished

9 Slam Dunk

Inoue Takehiko at his best. You shouldn’t miss that. - Undistinguished

10 Yona of the Dawn Yona of the Dawn is a Japanese manga series by Mizuho Kusanagi, serialized in Hakusensha's shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume from August 2009. It has been collected in twenty tankōbon volumes.

The Contenders

11 Nisekoi

It’s a shounen manga, man. You can’t turn the anime into a half-shoujo one. - Undistinguished

12 Claymore

Are you really gonna wait longer for the second season? Read the manga already. The art might seem pretty bad at first but that won’t be much of a problem as it is so awesome. - Undistinguished

13 The World God Only Knows The World God Only Knows, abbreviated as Kaminomi, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tamiki Wakaki. It has been adapted into three anime series produced by Manglobe.
14 Blue Spring Ride

I don’t know why but almost all shoujo animes are usually bad. - Undistinguished

15 Negima! Magister Negi Magi

The anime covered the worst part of the manga also with the worst artwork possible. - Undistinguished

16 Great Teacher Onizuka

The anime is good but do you know that it’s unfinished? Plus the artwork is better. - Undistinguished

17 To Love-Ru

Actually both of them sucks but To Love-Ru Darkness is awesome. - Undistinguished

The first manga is okay while the first anime series sucked.

18 Black Cat

I loved reading the manga, so I thought I'd check out the anime too. Sadly, I didn't enjoy it nearly as much. The anime starts out with Train's life as an eraser, but the manga's format of starting with Train's life as a sweeper with flashbacks to his former life had a better flow overall & kept the story at a good mix of dark & comedic elements. Even after Train became a sweeper in the anime, it still had a feel to it that resembled a dark back-alley, leaving the mood more serious than the originally funny manga had done so well. And the fight scenes are much better in the manga as well. In the manga, the action was at a decent pace with good visual appeal, but the anime's fights had a pattern of making a few moves, pausing to talk, a few more moves, pausing to talk again & just didn't seem as interesting as the manga. If you're interested in starting the Black Cat series, please just read the manga instead.

19 Pokemon

In my opinion The pokemon anime sucks but the manga and the games are awesome!

20 Houshin Engi

I personally liked the anime, but the manga is PURE GENIUS. It's simultaneously tragic and hilarious, it's filled with good action and loveable characters, and it has an ending that will have you question your own existence. The anime only covered a tiny portion of the story and left out most of the best parts and characters...

21 Inuyasha
22 Strawberry 100%

The anime sucks as hell - Undistinguished

23 Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
24 Akame ga Kill
25 Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
26 Sailor Moon
27 Ojamajo Doremi
28 Grand Blue
29 Kingdom Kingdom is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. The series was adapted into a thirty-eight episode anime series by studio Pierrot that aired from June 4, 2012 to February 25, 2013.
30 Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
31 Eyeshield 21
32 Golden Kamuy
33 Piano no Mori
34 Black Clover
35 Aku No Hana
36 Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008.
37 The Promised Neverland
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