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The 20 Best New Manga You Should Be Reading in 2020

Updated January 6, 2020 4.2k votes 1.2k voters 94.9k views20 items

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to read more manga, you might be looking for some guidance about your next big read. While you could always revisit an old favorite or catch up on a series you missed, sometimes there's nothing more exciting than a brand new manga series. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the best new manga of 2020.

Some of the best new 2020 manga actually debuted as anime or light novels first - shows like Given and Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai wowed audiences in recent years, and now both old fans and new ones will have a chance to experience them in manga form. There are also some works by big name creators coming out: Rose of Versailles, a classic manga from the 1970s, is recieving its first English translation, and there's a new manga by Inio Asano of the renowned Goodnight Punpun. There's romance, action, and just about anything else you can imagine. Whatever your tastes, there's a 2020 manga you'll love.

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  • 'Toilet-bound Hanako-kun' by AidaIro
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    Release Date: January 21st

    Despite the title, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun isn't about somebody named Hanako with a terrible case of diarrhea. It's actually about a spirit who is one of the "Seven Mysteries" of Kamome Academy. His job is to maintain the balance between the human world and the spirit world, as well as to grant wishes to human beings willing to pay the price. At his side is his assistant Nene Yashiro, who originally summoned Hanako to wish for a boyfriend.

    If all that sounds cool, then it's time to get excited, because the anime adaptation is also coming out in 2020.

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  • 'Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku' by Yuji Kaku
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    Release Date: March 17th

    Gabimaru the Hollow is one of the most fearsome ninja on the planet, and now he's experiencing the consequences of his crimes. He's given a choice: face execution or find the elixer of immortality for the shogun. Thus begins one of the biggest challenges he's ever faced. The island is not only filled with hostile criminals, it's also the home of dangerous supernatural creatures. Will he make it out alive, or is he simply delaying the inevitable? 

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  • 'Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai' by Hajime Kamoshida & Tsugumi Nanamiya
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    Release Date: June 23rd 

    If you've already seen the wildly popular Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Senpai anime by CloverWorks, it's time to get excited, because the manga version of the same story will be available in June of 2020. The series follows Sakuta Azusagawa, a high school student who is suffering from a mysterious condition called Puberty Syndrome, and who has dedicated himself to helping others with the same issue... Puberty Syndrome causes all kinds of mysterious phenomenon, including body swapping, invisibility, and more. To resolve the condition, one must resolve the emotional problem that caused it.

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  • 'Beyond the Clouds' by Nicke
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    Release Date: February 11th

    When a young mechanic named Theo meets a winged girl named Mia with amnesia and a wing injury, his life is forever changed. Though he's able to use his mechanical skills to help her out with the injury, the real work lies in finding out where she came from. Their journey to discover her origins will take them beyond the clouds. If you like fantastical tales in the style of Studio Ghibli, Nicke's new manga series might be just what you're looking for. 

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