Top 10 Best Psychological Manga

Consists of mostly reality mangas which really makes the best of it

The Top Ten

1 Liar Game

As a fan of psychological genre, Liar game is the absolute best of them all (though the only flaw is its ending). Following by One outs and Death note.

It's awesome but sad that it's completed. It was so interesting unlike other manga with like some chapters that are boring.

Liar game is the best psychological manga I've ever read so far. Anyone would likely love this manga.

The most underrated manga I have ever read. It's really worth reading if you are into psychological mangas.

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2 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Death Note is perfect from the start till the end. The twists and turns will keep you wanting for more and all the main characters will leave you baffled and in wonder. But the best part is how the author subtly brings out the theme of evil and good throughout the entire series - What may be evil to ones eye, may be good to the other and vice versa. This one is definitely for the ones who like books that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless in the end.

DEATH NOTE is a MASTERPIECE! Every single second that you read it incites your mind to think like they would making you think more about your own position in the world and making you understand where human corruption comes from.

This is perfection in its finest. The suspense is absolutely real and the strategic thinking of the characters keeps you guessing about what will happen next. For the thinkers.

Not only does it constantly keep you on the edge of your seat but you also take sides with the characters.
The plot will surprise you with every twist and turn it takes.

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3 One Outs

I didn't read this at first because I thought it's a sport genre but I was so wrong big time. This work is one of the absolute best of the psychological genre along with liar game.

Tokuchi is a master manipulator and an exceptional reader of human behaviour and minds. How he takes these traits and creates an unbeatable strategist are worth the watch! Brilliant -9.5/10 (Those who understand baseball/sports), 8.5-9/10 (for people not into sports)

TRUE THIS! I love one outs!

Shinobu Kaitani rocks!

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4 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul

Agreed! This manga is one of the best that I've ever read. The author is a genius and he knows what to do. Every characters are fleshed out, and I was able to connect with them. Re does not disappoint either. - XUserBolt2345

No other manga out there that is even remotely similar to this. Tokyo ghoul is in its own league. The scenes are totally real and you directly feel the characters' emotions. Beautiful.

My favorite manga of all tim. Brilliant symbolism, character development, and world building that seems to expand more and more with every read. Unbelievably well written and complex characters, especially our main, Kaneki. Easily #1 for me.

I highly recommend any and everyone who is a fan of psycological and ghore mangas to read this. I have fallen in love with it.

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5 Usogui

Usogui doesn't have a strong start, but it's one of the very few manga that manages to be extremely entertaining even after 40 volumes. This manga is currently ranked 3rd but I believe it should deserve better. The lack of recognition of this manga is painful to watch.

The best, the way he exploit lies and how he is so sure about his gamble makes Madarame Baku in my opinion the smartest person in the psychological universe - ABChii

Glad to see quite possibly the most underrated manga #3 on this list. Madarame Baku is the ultimate genius.

6 Oyasumi Punpun

Really an unconventional manga. I related so much to the character that I started questioning my identity. This manga makes you think about the world, and how living with depression is hell itself.

This manga helped me get through so many tough situations in my life. It made me see everything from a different perspective and helped me understand the human mind further more. It's definitely a perfect read.

This was one of the first psychological mangas I ever read and it like changed me as a person. It still gives me chills thinking about it. You discover a new perception of the world and it makes you understand and appreciate everything a little more and it plants your feet on the ground by filling you up with all these different emotions idek but it's the most beautiful manga I've ever read and I think everyone should put some time aside to read it thoroughly.

There are 2 types of characters you like, the ones you admire/want to be like them, and the ones you relate and connect to. This manga is full of the latter.

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7 Detective Conan Detective Conan

Not much read on this one, but for me this will change your pace in your psychological interest, it doesn't reveal that much and the cases are not that complicated - ABChii

Even though, Detective Conan is more suited to detective genre than a psychological, The Black Organization plot is must-read one to all the psychological fans. - Lick_JJ

Can't say this is psychological genre. A mere detective story with some romantic comedy for me.

Even though its pretty long, it's so worth it! the plot, characters and I love all of it!

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8 Monster

Wow, I don't even know how to describe it. It was done so masterfully, as someone who has read and enjoyed both Death Note and Monster, I can say that this far surpasses Death Note, they are not even close to being in the same league.

There are so many climaxes in the manga which misleads you to thinking its going to end, but it just gets started. One of the best I've read.

Monster is the absolute best of them all. I mean, come on, Light Yagami doesn't eve compare to Johan Liebert

The best manga, deep layer in deeper layer

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9 Mirai Nikki

If your a girl you might not like it... BUT GUYS WILL! Very interesting, introduces crazy wifu-status girl... Whose really, really nuts. Read for the death



And more importantly the plot... Both story plot and the non type story plot

Mirai Nikki is so good Yuno is the best character (i prefer her to the main character)

Good one, but I'm not really a fan of supernatural/psychological but for me this one won't disappoint you - ABChii


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10 Berserk

Best is the best manga ever.

The Contenders

11 Gamble Fish

This is just some of hardcore gamblers out there and he will do anything to win, good read 8/10 - ABChii

Totally forget the story after finish it for a while. It doesn't leave much impression.

12 Kurosagi

I really, really, love this manga, I wanna buy it personally. But they didn't have volume one anymore as this manga is an old manga. Sometime I'm confused with politics this and that but as you understand it, you'll get hooked for sure -w-

This is just some swindler on your service, got swindled? Call on this guy. Kurosagi is when you read it you feel a lottle "justice" on every read because the frauds there are the same on real life - ABChii

13 Doubt

This one, is the one that makes you almost disappointed in the end, its not that its bad but the way curves in the end is not just as pleasing as other - ABChii

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14 Tokyo Ghoul :re
15 Gantz

-sci fi
-blood gore
-serious like no jokes! I've read it two times there is no funny scene!

16 Boku Dake ga Inai Machi

I love this manga. I highly recommend this series for those who like mystery and some thriller. A guy who has some kind of magic powers that will change the course of the future of others around him and himself.

The artwork might not be that good and it gradually loses the thrills. But the first half is truly unforgettable. - Undistinguished

17 K

K as in Project K?

Though I'm not a fan of supernatural/psychological this one has a great plot and action packed too you should read this one and it's just not Naruto that determination surpress all thing action - ABChii

18 Elfen Lied

In my opinion it is one of the best psychological manga I have ever read and the anime is good too

19 Imawa No Kuni No Alice

Very smartly written and original. The characters were very interesting and the plot was thrilling. I loved the set ups for the games. It really shows the different variations of human nature in a survival game.

As a psychology student, I recommend this one

It's got everything that a shounen /seinen manga these days hope for: A powerful mc (in his own way), thrill of plot, no nakama power to help all problems (in the start of the series, all of his friends are...), and still got moral value inside inspite of that.
Its full of trick, the quests are sometimes drawn in a way that make the reader want to guess the outcome. The later ending are a bit monotonous, but overall still a very good read.

20 Kaiji

Well, the art sucks ass and the plot is expectable, but still a good read for starters - ABChii

The plot is genius, and the art is amazing and unik

Wow... the art sucks... I can't think... ARAA and the plot?.. sorry but... ARRAAARARARARAR! RFSUSAFGADU

First of all, what? art sucks? are you guys out of your mind? The art is excellent.
.. or do you mean the anime cause the art in the anime really sucks.

anyway, I can't wait for the next chapter of Kaiji.

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1. Death Note
2. Liar Game
3. Detective Conan
1. One Outs
2. Doubt
3. Liar Game
1. Berserk
2. Monster
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