Some people around the world read books and others read manga. That made us curious about what the best manga are and a few came to mind. We decided to list the best manga of all time to see which ones are worth reading. Keep reading to see the full list!
What is a Manga?
Manga are comics or graphic novels that originated in Japan. Usually, it is in black and white as that is the most cost-effective way of producing them. Manga are common in Japan and have seen a rise in popularity in the recent decades. In the late 2010s, manga started outselling American comics and in 2020, the North American manga market was valued at around $250 million.
Their popularity and cultural impact cannot be denied. Manga also benefits from anime adaptations that introduce the manga to new fans and vice versa. You can see the full list below.
The Best Manga of All Time
- Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba / Illustrated by Takeshi Obata
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki
- Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
- Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
- Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo
- Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotoge
- Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama
- Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
- One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
- Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida
- Rave Master by Hiro Mashima
- Uzumaki by Junji Ito
- Mob Psycho 100 by ONE
- Yu Yu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi
- Berserk by Kentaro Miura
- One-Punch Man by ONE / Illustrated by Yusuke Murata
- Oyasumi Punpun
- Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
- Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi
- Hajime No Ippo by Joji Morikawa
- Oyasumi Punpun by Inio Asano
- Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue
- Monster by Naoki Urasawa
- Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura
- Bleach by Tite Kubo
- Case Closed by Gosho Aoyama
- Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue
- My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
The list includes many popular manga such as Death Note, One Piece, Naruto, and Vinland Saga to name a few. There are thousands of popular franchises that started off as manga. Some of them include big names such as Dragon Ball and Pokémon.
Just because there are drawings doesn’t mean manga are easier to read. Many manga tend to have dozens of volumes and are ongoing for years before they conclude. Some manga never see an ending which infuriates fans but poor health and little demand are to blame.
That is all for our list of the best manga of all time. What manga should have made the list? Have you read any of them? Let us know in the comments below!