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The Best New Manga You Should Be Reading in 2019  

Anna Lindwasser
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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. 

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The Way of the Househusband is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Manga You Should Be Reading in 2019
Photo:  Kousuke Oono

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. 

Komi Can't Communicate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Manga You Should Be Reading in 2019
Photo:  Tomohito Oda

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. 

My Hero Academia: School Brief... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Manga You Should Be Reading in 2019
Photo:  Anri Yoshi, Kohei Horikoshi

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. 

Samurai 8: Hachimaruden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Manga You Should Be Reading in 2019
Photo: Masahi Kishimoto, Akira Ookubo

Release Date: Spring 2019

To many manga readers, Masashi Kishimoto is completely synonymous with his most popular title, Naruto. But now that Naruto is over, Kishimoto is trying his hand at a new series, to be released sometime in the spring of 2019. Samurai 8: Hachimaruden's story has yet to be revealed - all that's known is that it involves samurai and robots, futuristic weapons, and is probably in the sci-fi genre.

Kishimoto will be writing the manga, while his former assistant Akira Okubo will be providing illustrations. If you're a fan of Naruto, this will likely be a must-read.