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The Best History Manga  

Ranker Anime
157 votes 32 voters 35 items

Are you a history buff who's just as happy watching a documentary about prohibition as you are about reading manga? Then you need to be reading the best history manga. For exciting tales set in past eras, use this list as a guide to find your next great read.

Historical manga can be set during any era, and in any place. Many are set at some point during Japan's rich history - for example, Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is a family saga that also follows the development of Japanese storytelling from the 1940s to the 1970s. Other great history manga is set outside of Japan - Emma takes place in 20th century England. Whatever you're looking for, there's a great history manga to match it. 

Which history manga is truly superior? That's up to you. Vote up your favorites to let the world know what you think.

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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best History Manga
Fullmetal Alchemist Hiromu Arakawa
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Akatsuki No Yona is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best History Manga
Akatsuki No Yona Mizuho Kusanagi
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Vinland Saga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best History Manga
Makoto Yukimura
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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best History Manga
Rurouni Kenshin Nobuhiro Watsuki
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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best History Manga
Samurai Champloo Masaru Gotsubo
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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best History Manga
Berserk Kentaro Miura
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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best History Manga
InuYasha Rumiko Takahashi
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Gintama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best History Manga
Gintama Hideaki Sorachi
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Hellsing Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best History Manga
Hellsing Ultimate Kouta Hirano
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20th Century Boys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best History Manga
20th Century Boys Naoki Urasawa
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Descending Stories: Showa Genr... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best History Manga
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Haruko Kumota
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Kids on the Slope is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best History Manga
Kids on the Slope Yuki Kodama
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Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best History Manga
Baccano! Ryōgo Narita
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Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shic... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best History Manga
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin George Abe, Masasumi Kakizaki
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Hetalia World☆Stars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best History Manga
Hetalia World☆Stars Hidekaz Himaruya
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Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best History Manga
Basilisk Masaki Segawa
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Katanagatari is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best History Manga
Katanagatari NisiOisiN
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Rose of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best History Manga
Rose of Versailles Riyoko Ikeda
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Otome Youkai Zakuro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best History Manga
Otome Youkai Zakuro Lily Hoshino
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The Heroic Legend of Arslan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best History Manga
The Heroic Legend of Arslan Hiromu Arakawa
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Gankutsuou: The Count of Mont... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best History Manga
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Mahiro Maeda
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A Drifting Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best History Manga
A Drifting Life Yoshihiro Tatsumi
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Shura no Toki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best History Manga
Shura no Toki Masatoshi Kawahara
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Nobunaga no Chef is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best History Manga
Nobunaga no Chef Mitsuru Nishimura, Takurou Kajikawa
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House of Five Leaves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best History Manga
House of Five Leaves Natsume Ono