The 20 Best New Manga You Should Be Reading In 2022

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Vote up the new manga you're most excited to read.

Are you looking for some new manga to read? Don't worry - there's a ton of great new and upcoming manga appearing in 2022. 

If you're a fan of popular series like Demon Slayer, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Death Note, you should know that all three are getting spin-off manga. Love horror? Junji Ito is releasing a terrifying volume of one-shots. If romance is more your speed, you might want to check out The Muscle Girl Next Door, a story about a young man who falls for a bodybuilding lady, or Links, a collection of interconnected shorts by the creator of Given. 

No matter what you're into, there's a 2022 manga release that's perfect for you.


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    Blue Lock

    Blue Lock
    Photo: Blue Lock / Kodansha Comics

    Release Date: June 21

    Most sports manga focus on a team trying to improve their skills enough to win a competition. The bonds between teammates are often a huge part of the story. In Blue Lock, it's all about ruthless competition. After an embarrassing defeat during the 2018 World Cup, the Japan Football Union realizes that they're going to have to get serious if they want to create a team that can win. They get 300 of the country's greatest players together and put them through a hellish competition to winnow out the ones willing to do anything for a win.

    693 votes
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    Sakamoto Days

    Sakamoto Days
    Photo: Sakamoto Days / Viz Media

    Release Date: April 5

    Taro Sakamoto seems like an ordinary husband, father, and shop owner, but looks can be deceiving. He used to be a renowned hit man who terrified everyone who encountered him. Though he'd hoped to keep it a secret and keep living his peaceful life, his past refuses to let him go. If he doesn't go back to being an assassin, he'll be a target himself. Though he's out of shape and out of practice, he has no choice but to return to his old career.

    534 votes
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    X-Gender

    X-Gender
    Photo: X-Gender / Seven Seas

    Release Date: June 14

    Asuka Miyazaki's autobiographical manga details their experiences trying to find love with a woman as an X-gender person. X-gender is a non-binary identity used in Japan. If you want to learn more about the X-gender community - or if you just want to read a down-to-earth manga about personal experiences - check out this volume in June.  

    268 votes
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    238 VOTES

    Alice in Borderland

    Alice in Borderland
    Photo: Alice in Borderland / Viz Media

    Release Date: March 15

    Ryohei Arisu is a depressed 18-year-old who hates school and sees nothing positive for himself in the future. He thinks he'd be much better off literally anywhere else, so when he finds himself in a parallel world, he's excited at first. He soon discovers that life in this new place is anything but easy - in fact, it's a vicious survival game that will take every ounce of strength and intelligence he has to defeat it. 

    238 votes
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    332 VOTES

    Death Note Short Stories

    Death Note Short Stories
    Photo: Death Note Short Stories / Viz Media

    Release Date: May 10

    If you've been thinking about re-reading your old Death Note manga volumes, or experiencing the legendary manga for the first time, you should. That's because a series of short stories from the same universe will be debuting in May 2022. It features stories about other characters who get their hands on the notebook, L's past, and more. 

    332 votes
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    243 VOTES

    Record of Ragnarok

    Record of Ragnarok
    Photo: Record of Ragnarok / Viz Media

    Release Date: January 18

    If you were disappointed by the Record of Ragnarok anime, reading its newly released manga will likely make you even more disappointed. Unlike its anime counterpart, the manga is extremely good. It's an epic, action-packed tournement in which humans compete against the gods for the right to continue existing.  

    243 votes
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    341 VOTES

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Stories of Water and Flame

    Release Date: January 4

    If you're a Demon Slayer fan who is particularly fond of Rengoku or Giyu, then you should check out this spin-off manga. Giyu is the current Water Hashira, but Rengoku is still trying to prove himself worthy of becoming the Flame Hashira. The two of them are sent on a mission to deal with what sounded like a bear attack, but was actually something far more sinister.

    341 votes