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The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked  

Anna Lindwasser
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With thousands of manga titles out there, and new ones being published all the time, it can be hard to figure out which series are truly worth the time investment. This list, which highlights the best manga of all time, can help you out on your quest to find good manga.

You've probably heard of some of the best manga out there, like Naruto, Dragon Ball, and My Hero Academia. But there are some manga on this list that might have slipped under your radar, like Showa: A History of Japan and Wandering Son.

If you see something on the list that you love, vote it up. This will help other would-be manga readers find their next great read.

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One Piece is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series ...more
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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Berserk is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. Set in a medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, a lone mercenary, ...more
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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the ...more
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One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
One-Punch Man (TV Tokyo, 2015) is a Japanese anime series based on the webcomic by ONE. The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.
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Vinland Saga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Vinland Saga is a 2005 Japanese historical manga series written and drawn by award-winning manga author Makoto Yukimura. Set in Dane-controlled England at the start of the 11th century, the ...more
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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken?) is a 2012 television anime series produced by David Production based on the manga of the same name by Hirohiko Araki. The series ...more
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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story, also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The story begins during the ...more
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Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Mob Psycho 100 (Mobu Saiko Hyaku) is a Japanese webcomic created by ONE and 2016 anime series. Average middle-schooler Shigeo Kageyama realizes that he is a powerful esper, and that his psychic ...more
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who stumbles across a mysterious ...more
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Akira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and ...more
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do ...more
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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the ...more
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The Promised Neverland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
The Promised Neverland is a Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since August 1, 2016, with the individual ...more
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Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It is an adaptation of the first 194 chapters of the manga of the same name created by Akira Toriyama, which were ...more
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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2, 2006, and has been published by Kodansha in 48 ...more
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Hunter × Hunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Hunter × Hunter (Japanese: ハンター×ハンター, Hepburn: Hantā Hantā, abbreviated: HxH) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. It has been serialized in ...more
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Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
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Parasyte is a science fiction horror manga series written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki, and published in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1988 to 1995. Parasyte centers on a male ...more
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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from ...more
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Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
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Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
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Black Clover is a 2017 anime series based on the manga by Yūki Tabata. Seemingly born without any magic power, a young boy aims to be the Wizard king with his ambition, newfound abilities, and ...more
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Fruits Basket is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Fruits Basket, sometimes abbreviated Furuba, or Fruba, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to ...more
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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
My Hero Academia is a 2016 anime series based on the superhero manga series Boku no Hīrō Akademia, written by Kōhei Horikoshi. Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student in a world where ...more
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Monster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Monster is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. The manga was adapted by Madhouse into a 74-episode anime TV series, which aired April 2004 to September 2005. The ...more
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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and ...more
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Ouran High School Host Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into an ...more