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Anime Underground 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading  

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For a title to be considered the best adult manga, the story has to do more than just throw sex and violence in our faces. All the good adult-oriented manga I've read turn conventional plots on their heads, and deliver something that is unique, bizarre, and thought-provoking. Do you like super popular series like Aiki, Attack on Titan or Vagabond? Do you have a more obscure favorite that you would strongly recommend to other adults who need a good manga to read? Vote on the poll below so that the true #1 adult manga title ends up being a universally loved favorite.
 
You can add any deserving series that you think has been overlooked, as long as they are adult themed manga. Vote for others you like on this list, but only if you've actually read the title you're voting on.
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1
81 23
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading
Tubulski added Tim Lebbon

2
76 30
Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading
Jinsei Kataoka

3
61 20
Parasyte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading
Hitosi Iwaaki, Ray Yoshimoto, Hitoshi Iwaaki

4
46 15
Gangsta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

5
96 53
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

6
76 39
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

7
34 12
Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

8
53 28
Junjou Romantica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

9
30 15
Vinland Saga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading
Tubulski added

10
31 16
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

11
35 25
Sekirei is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

12
22 13
Akame ga KILL! Zero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

13
23 15
Dive in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

14
21 14
Jormungand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

15
21 17
I am a Hero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

16
16 12
Terra Formars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

17
17 14
Akame ga Kiru! Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

18
16 13
Suicide Island is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

19
14 12
Variante is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

20
13 11
Grappler Baki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

21
15 17
Aiki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

22
12 14
Dogs : Blood & Carnage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

23
10 12
Ousama Game is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

24
9 12
Ao no Binetsu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

25
8 11
Soil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading