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The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked

Updated May 18, 2021 59.9k votes 6.6k voters 55.2k views98 items

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 (FNS, 1999) is a Japanese action adventure anime based on manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda from Toei Animation. Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who, inspired by his...  more
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    Berserk (Wowow, 1997) is a Japanese dark fantasy anime series based on the manga series by Kentaro Miura from OLM animation studio. Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group...  more
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    Vagabond is a 1998 Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue. It portrays a fictionalized account of the life of Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, based on Eiji Yoshikawa's...  more
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    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 story...  more
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    Vinland Saga (Wit Studio, 2019) is a Japanese historical anime series based on the manga by Makoto Yukimura. Set in Dane-controlled England at the start of the 11th century, historical explorer...  more
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    Attack on Titan (MBS, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama from Wit Studio. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside...  more
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    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (David Production, 2012) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Hirohiko Araki. The cursed Joestar family, who possess intense psychic strength, must battle...  more
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    Tokyo Ghoul is a 2011 Japanese dark fantasy manga series by Sui Ishida. The series is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, individuals who can only survive by eating human flesh, live among the...  more
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    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 Weekly Shōnen Jump...  more
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    Death Note (Madhouse, 2006) is a Japanese supernatural thriller anime series based on the manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a teen genius who stumbles across a...  more
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    Fullmetal Alchemist (JNN, 2003) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by Hiromu Arakawa from Bones animation production. Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric search for the...  more
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    20th Century Boys is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. It was originally serialized in Big Comic Spirits from 1999 to 2006, with the 249 chapters published into 22...  more
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    One-Punch Man (TV Tokyo, 2015) is a Japanese action anime series based on the webcomic by ONE from Madhouse animation studio. Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch,...  more
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    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 Taro...  more
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    Great Teacher Onizuka (Studio Pierrot, 1999), officially abbreviated as GTO, is a Japanese comedy anime series based on the manga by Tooru Fujisawa. Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gang leader,...  more
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    Tokyo Revengers (MBS, 2021) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Ken Wakui from LIDENFILMS animation studio. A middle-aged loser travels back in time to his school years and...  more
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    Slam Dunk centers around Hanamichi Sakuragi, who starts as a delinquent outcast, becoming the leader of a gang. Hanamichi, being very unpopular with girls, has been rejected by them fifty times. Yet,...  more
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    Naruto (TV Tokyo, 2002) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Masashi Kishimoto from Studio Pierrot animation studio. Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for...  more
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    Uzumaki is a seinen horror manga series written and illustrated by Junji Ito. Appearing as a serial in the weekly manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 1998 to 1999, the chapters were compiled into...  more
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    Haikyu!! (Production I.G, 2014) is a Japanese sports anime television series based on the manga by Haruichi Furudate. Inspired by a championship match he sees on TV, junior high schooler Hinata joins...  more
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    Assassination Classroom is a Japanese comic science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Yūsei Matsui. The series follows the daily lives of an extremely powerful octopus-like...  more
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    A Silent Voice, also known as Koe no Katachi, is a 2016 Japanese teen drama anime film directed by Naoko Yamada, based on the manga by Yoshitoki Oima. Years after being ostracized by his classmates...  more
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    Mob Psycho 100 (Tokyo MX, 2016) is a Japanese action anime series based on the webcomic by ONE from Bones studio. Average middle-schooler Shigeo Kageyama realizes that he is a powerful esper, and...  more
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