What new manga are you planning on reading in 2019? You could always just reread Naruto for the hundredth time, but you could also read a new manga, like Masashi Kishimoto's new project, Samurai 8: Hachimaruden. While a new series by one of the most famous manga artists in the world is probably the biggest piece of news when it comes to new 2019 manga, it's far from the only exciting thing on the horizon.
While there's far more great new manga coming out than can comfortably fit on one list, these are some of the best new manga of 2019. If you find the yakuza fascinating, there are two cool titles coming out that might pique your interest: The Way of the Househusband and Nyankees. Popular titles like Kakegurui, My Hero Academia, and Fullmetal Alchemist are coming out with spin-off titles. There's also some seriously heartfelt and beautiful manga about the LGBTQ+ community, including Our Dreams At Dusk and Classmates: Dou Kyu Sei. No matter what you're looking for, 2019 has some amazing manga in store.
Update: Check out the best new 2020 manga to see what's in store for the new year!
- Photo: Kousuke Oono1900 VOTES
Release Date: September 17, 2019
If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you've probably seen this comedy manga floating around before - but this September, you'll be able to read it translated. A former member of the yakuza gives up his dangerous career to get married and become a house husband. It turns out that you can take the man out of the yakuza, but you can't take the yakuza out of the man - occasionally, his old gangster habits will flare up.
- Photo: Tomohito Oda2622 VOTES
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Tadano is an introverted teenager who isn't especially interested in making friends. When he finds himself alone with Komi, a seemingly aloof and haughty classmate, he realizes that she's actually a really nice person - just a tremendously awkward one. He decides to put aside his own lonely predilections and help Komi on her quest to make 100 friends.
- Photo: Anri Yoshi, Kohei Horikoshi3816 VOTES
Release Date: April 2, 2019
For some fans of My Hero Academia, the best part isn't the superhero shenanigans or the villain fights - it's the slice-of-life stories from U.A. High School. If you want to watch class 1-A act like regular kids, My Hero Academia: School Briefs is just what you're looking for - short stories about what happens at U.A. during their downtime.
- Photo: Yoru Sumino, Idumi Kirihara4418 VOTES
Release Date: January 22, 2019
When a teenage boy accidentally finds out that his classmate has a pancreatic disease that will soon take her life, he wants to just ignore her and get on with his life. Despite his hesitation, the two of them still form a powerful bond - one which gives her some of the experiences she wants to have before her time comes, and one which brings him out of his shell and forces him to connect with others. This manga will make you weep, but in a good way.
- Photo: Kei Sanbe5257 VOTES
Release Date: January 29, 2019
Kei Sanbe is the author of the acclaimed series ERASED. His new series, For The Kid I Saw In My Dreams, looks like it will be every bit as heartbreaking, and every bit as thrilling. Senri Nakajou has always had a close relationship with his twin brother. Not only did the two share a close sibling bond, but Senri's brother protected him from their abusive father. When his whole family is taken out by a criminal, Senri is enraged and seeks vengeance. This story will be intense, but hopefully worthwhile.
- Photo: Atsushi Okada6226 VOTES
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Have you ever read a yakuza themed manga and thought: I wish this were about cats instead of humans? If so, you should be reading Nyankees, a manga by Atsushi Okada that depicts cats as gang members who have to defend their turf. It's a hilarious and adorable take on a potentially scary topic that's worth looking forward to this year.