Top 10 Best Psychological Manga

ABChii
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 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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4 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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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.

I love punpun - Brownboi

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7 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

A series that leave you wondering, and for every person it might have its unique appeal.
I for one was entranced by the "person without a name" part, but for my friend it was another part that hit close to home. That shows just how rich this. It's deep.

I actually rank this higher than Death Note, but close. Death Note may have a more attractive characters art-wise, but no characters scared me like Johan Liebert do.

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8 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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9 Berserk

Best story...best artwork...it is the best manga ever.

10 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

Cool-things

Thriller

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

Yuno squad

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The Newcomers

? Deadman Wonderland

I honestly can't tell you how phycological this is, in my opinion. This manga series is not only way better than the anime but the overall story, characters, setting is just so amazing, gory and really something else. I really would go on for hours about how great this manga is so go see for yourself what at I mean. (Weird messed up disturbing shiz doesn't get real until later volumes)

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 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

Ending was weird but I liked it!

13 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

14 Tokyo Ghoul :re
15 Gantz

-sci fi
-blood gore
-sex
-adventure
-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.

It's the best psychological manga in my opinion. The setting of the survival games in this manga is really interesting. I've read this manga three times already.

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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21 Bastard

I just recently started to read it but it's so damn good, like I can't stop reading it! I totally love it!

Honestly this one grabbed my from the get go and now I can't wait to find out what is next

I was sceptical at first but found it very engaging

22 Death Parade Death Parade Death Parade is a 2015 Japanese anime television series created, written, and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa and produced by Madhouse.

One of the best. Sincerely, if you are looking for a good psychological anime, I highly recommend this. Highly. Also Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni...my absolute favorite manga and the anime is great, considering length of the arcs and not being able to fit all of the details into the anime. But the prize are the visual novels. Umineko tak

Shiki, full stop...just...wow. The anime is amazing as well, with a majorly kick a $$ theme song by Buck-Tick.

It's yaoi, but Sakura Gari is amazing. Psychological? Oh hell yeah. You may need brain bleach and psychological /emotional counseling after, but damn...it's good. A personal favorite.

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni is Dante meets Agatha Christie...oh hell...just read everything from Ryukishi 07.

Yeah, it's good, but this is a manga list and isn't this an anime? - XUserBolt2345

One of the best psychological anime I've ever watched

I feel like it is super underrated.

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23 Goth
24 Btooom!

Was interesting, I recommend this to anyone who is also a fan of Battle Royal

This anime is disgusting and SAO is better than this.

The manga is amazing.The author exceptionally portraits what people are capable of when pushed into a corner.The manga is gory and dark,with the perfect amount of hope.You will be swept off your feet.9/10

25 Aku no Hana

Really good one. About stupid things people should do to change them selves, and grow up into something new.

Aku no Hana is one of Oshimi Shuzo most populair manga. It also has an anime that follows the manga very well. So if you want to watch the anime and then read the manga then by all means do so. This manga is about a boy that is being blackmailed by the rebel in school to do very disturbing things. by the way the protaginist is nothing like the mainstream ones, so not strong minded or striving for anything in life and especially not a role model however the female characters in Oshimi Shuzo's work all have a dominant and powerful vibe to them. Anyways... The manga revolves around the breaking of principles and norms and everything that makes you "who you are". I put bunny ear because society builds who you are. The anime's animation is like no other and the setting of it represents the way society boxes us in. The questionable atmosphere is accompanied by very creepy music. In the end all I can say is its defiantly an anime to watch. At first you will be like " The hell am I ...more

26 Psyren

good manga

27 xxxHolic
28 Eden: It's an Endless World
29 Goodnight Punpun

Goodnight punpun and oyasumi punoun are the same manga. but anyway, very great manga, makes you think.

30 Sundome
31 Alice in Borderland

Great survival manga a the challenges are a lot like the ones in "liar games" not the best but definitely top 20. 7/10

It's one of the best survival game mangas.

There are 4 kinds of survival games in Borderlands. Out of all the kinds, the psychological games are the most feared and diffucult ones.

THIS MANGA BEATS ANY PSYCHOLOGICAL AND GAMES MANGAS OUT THERE. IT IS SO UNDERRATED ITS UNBELIEVABLE BUT ITS GOLD!

ps lol sorry for the caps did it realise till too late

32 Real Account

I am very recommend it if you like psychological death manga~

33 Arisa
34 Bokura no Kiseki
35 Ajin: Demi-Human Ajin: Demi-Human

This bad boy is extremely underrated in my opinion. The manga focuses on a battle between humans and an immortal species called the Ajins. Battlefield: Bad Company-styled actions combined with high level, realistic tactical maneuvers and politics, makes you crave for more. There are a lot of scenes when the Ajins used unthinkable tactics with their immortality to achieve maximum effect in a battle. Highly recommended.

36 Usotsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan: Totteoki no Uso

The best liar ever coupled with the cutest yandere. very addicted.

37 Cage of Eden

One of the best survival manga that was ever made.Just awesome. Truly unravels the human psyche.Fun to read but not hardcore psychological in my opinion. 8/10

38 Parasyte -the maxim- Parasyte -the maxim- The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll outside of Asia. Aside from the manga and anime, the series also has two live-action film adaptations. The Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklisted Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu as well as 37 other works on June 9, 2015. ...read more.

For heavens sake Parasyte is like the best ever, it talks about which species should survive, which shouldn't, what it means to be human, what it means to be a mother figure... It even adds in science fiction, comedy, romance, and action into the story.

39 Enigma

I read it because I had nothing better to do but... Wow, I would give it 9/10

40 Multiple Personality Detective Psycho

One of the best police and psychological manga out there.It may be confusing sometimes though mostly due to the fact that the main protagonist has multiple personalities(MPD) and changes randomly which is good for the story but confusing at the beginning but you will get the hang of it.It's not that hard to find it either and it's a good read.However it contain mature content...like WAY mature content but give it a try.

41 Lost + Brain
42 Tokage no Ou
43 Golden Boy

That guy is just so damn cool.a great slice of life manga but not psychological in my opinion.but awesome nonetheless.the manga is all about life lessons a lot of harem kinda spoils the mood and art is a lot like dbz

44 Lookism

This one manga so cool

45 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.
46 Kubera

One of my best manga ever
So damn good

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