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The 50+ Greatest Manga of All Time, Ranked

Updated May 7, 2021 49.8k votes 5.3k voters 43.8k views96 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...  more
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    Berserk (Wowow, 1997) is a Japanese dark fantasy anime series based on the manga series by...  more
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    Monster is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. The manga was...  more
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    Vagabond is a 1998 Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue. It...  more
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    Tokyo Ghoul is a 2011 Japanese dark fantasy manga series by Sui Ishida. The series is set in...  more
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    Attack on Titan (MBS, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the...  more
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    Vinland Saga (Wit Studio, 2019) is a Japanese historical anime series based on the manga by...  more
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    20th Century Boys is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. It was...  more
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    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (David Production, 2012) is a Japanese action anime series based on...  more
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    Hunter × Hunter (Japanese: ハンター×ハンター, Hepburn: Hantā Hantā, abbreviated: HxH) is a Japanese...  more
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    Slam Dunk centers around Hanamichi Sakuragi, who starts as a delinquent outcast, becoming the...  more
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    Death Note (Madhouse, 2006) is a Japanese supernatural thriller anime series based on the...  more
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    Great Teacher Onizuka (Studio Pierrot, 1999), officially abbreviated as GTO, is a Japanese...  more
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    Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written...  more
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    One-Punch Man (TV Tokyo, 2015) is a Japanese action anime series based on the webcomic by ONE...  more
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    Fullmetal Alchemist (JNN, 2003) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by...  more
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    Hajime no Ippo is a Japanese boxing manga series written and illustrated by George Morikawa. A...  more
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    Gin Tama is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. A full anime series...  more
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    Haikyu!! (Production I.G, 2014) is a Japanese sports anime television series based on the...  more
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    The Promised Neverland (CloverWorks, 2019) is a Japanese mystery anime series based on the...  more
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    Naruto (TV Tokyo, 2002) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Masashi...  more
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    Made in Abyss (Kinema Citrus, 2017) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by...  more
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    Dragon Ball (Toei Animation, 1986) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by...  more