Manga What? (Read manga)
December 9, 2021
What is Manga anyways? Simply put, they are comics from Japan. They cover a wide variety of genres and are not just for children! These stories cover many different subjects like growing up, epic sagas, intense angst, and relationships. Anything you like in “traditional” novels, can also be found in manga! This list covers a little bit of everything. Check some out to see if it’s for you!
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
In alchemy, an equal cost must always be paid. Edward and Alphonse Elric paid the price when they failed to heed this rule. Ultimately a story about the unbreakable bond of brotherhood, they work to correct their mistake and fight against those who would continue to use alchemy for evil.
Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura
Emma by Kaoru Mori
Set in Victorian England, this manga follows the story and romance of Emma, a governess, and William, son of a wealthy businessman. If you’re drawn to historical romance, this might be a good one to start with!
Orange by Ichigo Takano
What would happen if you received a letter from your future self? High school student Naho is put in this situation and is given directions to help prevent a terrible occurrence. This romance manga will pull at your heartstrings.
The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai
There’s a mystery surrounding the orphanage where it seems that the children have an ideal life with a loving caretaker. However, all is not as it seems and a nefarious purpose for the orphanage is uncovered by some of its brightest residents.
A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima
Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma
An example of a slice of life manga, Yotsuba&! depicts the everyday life of a 5 year-old and how she interacts with the world. While there is no consistent plot continuity, each individual story includes a sense of adventure as Yotsuba discovers the world around her.
Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotouge
Lone Wolf & Cub by Kazuo Koike
Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura
Awkward and geeky, Tsukimi has an intense fascination with jellyfish. She lives in an apartment building with other geeky women who have formed a sisterhood together. This manga covers topics of friendship, gender, and relationships.