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.

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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.

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    Pokemon Adventures: XY

    Pokemon Adventures: XY
    Photo: Pokemon Adventures: XY / Viz Media

    Release Date: January 11

    If you loved the Pokemon X&Y games or anime series, it's time to get excited, because there's a new way to enjoy the series - as a manga. X used to be a Pokemon Trainer prodigy, but he's given that up to hide in his room. But when his hometown of Vanville is attacked by Team Flare and two legendary Pokemon, he finally comes out of hiding in order to stop them alongside his friend Y. 

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    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. 

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    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.