The Manga (Japanese Comics) Genre

Manga Genre comic booksNow, let’s venture into the vibrant and vast world of manga, the Japanese comic book phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Manga covers a wide range of genres, from action-packed shōnen to heartwarming shojo, and everything in between. With its distinctive art style, compelling storylines, and diverse characters, manga offers a truly unique reading experience. As a result, manga will take you on an immersive and enthralling journey that will leave you wanting more, whether you enjoy heartwarming romantic tales in “Fruits Basket” or epic battles in “One Piece.”


Top 25 Best-Selling Comic Series Titles Of The Manga Genre:

  1. “One Piece” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Eiichiro Oda’s long-running pirate adventure.
  2. “Naruto” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Masashi Kishimoto’s ninja epic.
  3. “Dragon Ball” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Akira Toriyama’s iconic martial arts adventure.
  4. “Attack on Titan” (Kodansha: Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine): Hajime Isayama’s dark fantasy about humanity’s fight against giants.
  5. “My Hero Academia” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Kohei Horikoshi’s story about a world of superheroes and villains.
  6. “Death Note” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s psychological thriller.
  7. “Berserk” (Hakusensha: Young Animal): Kentaro Miura’s dark fantasy epic.
  8. “Tokyo Ghoul” (Shueisha: Weekly Young Jump): Sui Ishida’s horror story about ghouls living among humans.
  9. “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Koyoharu Gotouge’s tale of demon hunters.
  10. “Sailor Moon” (Kodansha: Nakayoshi): Naoko Takeuchi’s magical girl saga.
  11. “Fullmetal Alchemist” (Square Enix: Monthly Shōnen Gangan): Hiromu Arakawa’s alchemical adventure.
  12. “One Punch Man” (Shueisha: Weekly Young Jump): ONE and Yusuke Murata’s comedic hero story.
  13. “Fruits Basket” (Hakusensha: Hana to Yume): Natsuki Takaya’s romantic supernatural series.
  14. “Black Butler” (Square Enix: Monthly GFantasy): Yana Toboso’s tale of a demon butler.
  15. “Bleach” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Tite Kubo’s story about soul reapers.
  16. “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Hirohiko Araki’s multi-generational epic.
  17. “Fairy Tail” (Kodansha: Weekly Shōnen Magazine): Hiro Mashima’s magical guild adventures.
  18. “Hunter x Hunter” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Yoshihiro Togashi’s adventure series.
  19. “Nana” (Shueisha: Cookie): Ai Yazawa’s drama about two women named Nana.
  20. “Haikyuu!!” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Haruichi Furudate’s volleyball-centric series.
  21. “Slam Dunk” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Takehiko Inoue’s basketball series.
  22. “Gintama” (Shueisha: Weekly Shōnen Jump): Hideaki Sorachi’s comedic samurai series.
  23. “Akira” (Kodansha: Young Magazine): Katsuhiro Otomo’s dystopian sci-fi epic.
  24. “Cardcaptor Sakura” (Kodansha: Nakayoshi): CLAMP’s magical girl series.
  25. “Yotsuba&!” (ASCII Media Works: Dengeki Daioh): Kiyohiko Azuma’s slice-of-life comedy about a young girl named Yotsuba.

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