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The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated March 28, 2020 20.4k votes 2.7k voters 22k views 77 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 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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Great Teacher Onizuka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Great Teacher Onizuka, officially abbreviated as GTO, is a Japanese shōnen manga written and illustrated by Tohru Fujisawa. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from May 1997 ...more
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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Monster is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Sailor Moon is a media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi. The series began as a manga published in 1991 and the anime adaptation began airing in March 1992. Since then, the series have been ...more
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Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
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 ...more
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Goodnight Punpun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Attack on Titan (MBS, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities ...more
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Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Gintama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Gin Tama is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. A full anime series debuted on April 4, 2006 on TV Tokyo and finished on March 25, 2010. The story is set in an alternate ...more
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One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 14 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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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
Haikyuu!! (Netflix, 2014) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga by Haruichi Furudate. Inspired by a championship match he sees on TV, junior high schooler Hinata joins a volleyball club ...more
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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Vinland Saga is listed (or ranked) 19 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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The Promised Neverland ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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 that was adapted as an animated series in 2019. The comic has been serialized in Weekly ...more
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20th Century Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
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 ...more
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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
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. ...more
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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked
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Soul Eater is a manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. The series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid.