TOP 10 MANGA YOU SHOULD READ ONCE IN YOUR LIFE

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So one of my big loves in liiiiiife is... not food sadly. (But close) It's MANGA. If you do not know what a manga is, Wikipedia help me out please:

"Manga are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century."

So basically they're Japanese comics and they are amazing. Well some of them are and I just had this (crazy) idea to create a rec list with my All Time Faves. These are the ones I reread 24/7. I'm always back to them at one point. They are GOOD; let it be in characters, plot, art (very important to me hehe!) and overall the whole story.


Title: TOKYO GHOUL
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural
Rating: 10/10
Chapters: 144

Summary:
Strange murders are happening in Tokyo. Due to liquid evidence at the scene, the police conclude the attacks are the result of 'EATER' type ghouls. College buddies Kaneki and Hide come up with the idea that ghouls are imitatins humans so that's why they haven't ever seen one. Little did they knnow that their theory may very well become reality.

Why you should pick it up:
✧ Cannibals aka ghouls
✧ Kaneki Ken the MC is the purest soul in the world and his story is a tragedy and he says it to you since the very first chapter
✧ All the characters this story has, you will care for them and even though some are evil you WILL CARE FOR THEM
✧ There is a sequel (Tokyo Ghoul: RE) and it's the best thing in the world. And Kaneki's story is one of my fave character developments but also transformations and everyone should experience this.
✧ The art is beautiful, the story is heartbreaking but also really good and amazing.
✧ It has gore and other trigger warning. So if you're uncomfortable with blood and insects and creepy things like eyes, this is not for you.



Title: BEAUTY POP
Genre: Comedy, Shoujo
Rating: 10/10
Chapters: 57

Summary:
Although a truly gifted hairstylist, Kiri Koshiba has no interest in using her talent to pursue fame and fortune, unlike the three popular boys in the "Scissors Project" at school. They give showy makeovers to handpicked girls, determined to become the best makeover team in Japan. As much as Kiri tries to shy away from the Scissors Project spotlight, she finds herself responding to beauty's call...

Why you should pick it up:
✧ HAIRSTYLING MANGA!!
✧ They literally do makeovers to girls in school and Kiri is in the eye of this storm.
✧ Plus she's this super gifted hairtsylist and her dad is this also famous hairsylist and her mom is the best ever WHOLE FAM IS SUPER TALENTED
✧ The ship is super cute I recommend 1000%
✧ One of my fave shoujo manga, this manga is lit guys


Title: DEADMAN WONDERLAND
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Supernatural
Rating: 10/10
Chapters: 58

Summary:
Ganta Igarashi has ben convicted of a crime that he hasn't commited, and sent to a new, privately owned and operated prison, where the inmates are the main attraction in a modern day twist to the gladiatorial coliseums of ancient times. Throw in a healthy dose of a weird little girl, some new-found super powers, and a little conspiracy theory, and you have Deadman Wonderland

Why you should pick it up:
✧ Prison!!! that !! is!! an !! amusement!! park!!!
✧ A+ character story arcs
✧ Childhood friends trope
✧ THE VILLAIN THO



Title: THE ONE
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Romance, Shoujo
Rating: 10/10
Chapters: 110

Summary:
Fashion in NYC, becoming a top model, and... love???

Lele was born into the fashion industry. Both her parents were models, and they both died in a tragic airplane crash leaving a 5-year-old Lele orphaned. Therefore, it is no surprise that Lele hates the industry, thinking it's superficial and unnecessary!

But her fashion model agent aunt invites her to a photoshoot where the supermoderl Angus Lanson is being shoot! She begins to see modeling as an art form since then.

Why you should pick it up:
✧ Modeling manga yesss
✧ Also twin brothers: one is a model and the other is a runway director
✧ Fake dating trop!
✧ The art is one of my faves all time and the development of the art is superb
✧ THE SHIP IS GOING TO BREAK YOU




Title: KATEKYO HITMAN REBORN
Genre: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Superpowers
Rating: 10/10
Chapters: 411

Summary:
Sawada Tsunayoshi is a regular boy who has never excelled in sports, school or social life. Everyday he leads just a normal life. But the thing Tsuna doesn't know is that his family is actual lineage of the great mafia boss: the first head of the Vongola, Giotto.

Because of the Sawada history, Tsuna has been chosen to become tenth head of the Vongola family, an infamous Italian mafia family which rules the Mafia world. To become worthy of the title, Tsuna is aided by professional hitman and infant, Reborn.

Why you should pick it up:
✧ Basically it's the greatest Mafia manga you will ever read.
✧ The family in this book is real and it's supportive and they all love Tsuna as their leader
✧ All the storylines and ARCS are Top and they keep getting better with each passing chapter
✧ The art is gorgeous and if you have enjoyed anime Psycho Pass, the mangaka is the same!
✧ Guys!!! and girls!!! in SUITS
✧ Epic battles  bye


Title: KODOMO NO OMOCHA
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, Shoujo
Rating: 10/10
Chapters: 54

Summary:
Sana Kurata, a child actress, faces many problems in her classroom, including a major one - her bullying classmate, Akito Hayama.

Sana's outgoing and friendly nature leads her to work towards correcting all fo the problems around her. Her "meddling" irritates Hayama but at the same time captivates him, just as Hayama's gloomy nature irritates Sana and compels her to change him.

As these two opposites attract each other, they face many hardships which bring them closer to a mutual understanding.

Why you should pick it up:
✧ Sana is a ball of sunshine and always tries to help everyone + she's an actress and a good one and she's just so famous, everyone loves her
✧ Hayama is so grumpy but he has a good heart and I love his character development the most
✧ Family is so important!!! Both of their families are so supportive and CUTE
✧ They started hate to love, then began to develop feeling and all of this happening while they are growing up, so practically childhood friends
✧ Heartbreaking tho bewareeee



Title: GAKUEN ALICE
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Shoujo
Rating: 9/10
Chapters: 180

Summary:
For Mikan, there was no better friend than Hotaru. Hotaru is a very special child, and she agrees to go to a school in Tokyo which the goverment reserved only for geniuses. 

Mikan takes it upon herself to run away and go to Hotaru's school. There she discovers the so-called "genius academy" is actually a school for people gifted with special powers called "alices." Her friend Hotaru is one of these, and after a chance encounter with a teacher, Mikan suddenly finds herself enrolled. 

Why you should pick it up:
✧ Epic storyline
✧ Also the greatest love story in the world
✧ The ship is my addiction and I will always love them. They started in a hate-to-love relationship, but slowly built up into something more.
✧ Painful stuff happens like you think it's a kids manga but NOPE. Many painful stuff happens but it's so bittersweet and like the story is so great
✧ The backstory of everything is my favorite thing in the world like there are some major plot twists that you will like what.




Title: NARUTO
Genre: Action, Adventure, Martial Arts, Shounen
Rating: 10/10
Chapters: 700

Summary: 
Before Naruto's birth, a great demon fox attacked the Hidden Leaf Village. A man known as the 4th Hokage sealed the demon inside the newly born Naruto, causing him to unknowingly grow up detested by his fellow villagers.

Naruto strives for only one goal: to gain the title of Hokage, the strongest ninja in his village. Desiring the respect he never received, Naruto works toward his dream with fellow friends Sasuke and Sakura and mentor Kakashi as they go through many trials and battles.

Why you should pick it up:
✧ It's old I know and probably you have heard lots of things about Naruto. I was skeptical about starting this series, I thought it was not worth my time. BUT GUYS. Like this is why it's the greatest manga in the world:
✧ Ninja villages 
✧ Battles that will make your head and heart all crazy
✧ You will fall in love with some characters and you will have alllll the feeeels
✧ Backstories are my #1 fave thing in manga and Naruto has the BEST




Title: HORIMIYA
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life
Rating: [On going]
Chapters: 67 right now

Summary:
Hori is your average teenage girl. She has a side she wants no one else to ever find about. Then there's her classmate Miyamura, your generic glasses-wearing boy in school and a totally different person outside. When the two meet unexpectedly, they discover each others' secrets and develop an unexpected friendship.

Why you should pick it up:
✧ If you want a more modern and "now" manga: Horimiya is my pick
✧ It has everything, plus there isn't any drama like the usual romance manga have. Hori and Miyamura are so cool and their problems and relationship are so perfect
✧ It's SO FUNNY. You will laugh out loud so much. Their situations are hilarious



Title: GEKKAN SHOUJO NOZAKI-KUN
Genre: Comedy, School, Shoujo
Rating: [On going]
Chapters: 79 right now

Summary: 
Sakura Chiyo confesses to her crush, Nozaki-kun, but he mistakes her as a fan! Unable to convey her feelings, what happens when he invites her to his house?

Why you should pick this up:
✧ It's hilarious and the best shoujo manga right now
✧ It's literally a manga showing how ridiculous shoujo manga/situations in shoujo is/are
✧ Nozaki is a famous mangaka and he has his crew of friends that help him BUT NONE OF THEM KNOW THEY ARE HELPING HIM
✧ The ships are real but they're not canon right now but it's so great to see them banter and have funny misunderstandings
✧ There is basketball and theatre clubs!!


Honorary mentions:
Romantica Clock: [Comedy, School, Shoujo] Twins going to the same school. At first they seem to not get along, but then...? 
Pandora Hearts: [Mystery, Fantasy, Shounen] Oz is condemned to a magical prison for a sinn he didn't commit. He then forms a contract with a monster inside to help him escape. 
Shokugeki no Souma: [Ecchi, School, Shounen] Boarding school of cooking with the best of the best. Ecchi but worth it. Cooking competitions and an incredible variety of food.
Sailor Moon: [Drama, Fantasy, Magic] Magical moon princess and her squad of magical moon knights aka the greatest and badass group you want to be a part of. Painful storylines. Star-crossed lovers. 

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3 comments

  1. I love Naruto and Sailor Moon! My other favs that I always recommend are Inuyasha, Bleach, Cardcaptor, Fushigi Yugi.... and I can keep going if I think on it more but I won't xD Thanks for sharing!

    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. Those two are SO GOOD. Faves forevaaahhh. I've only watched Inuyasha and I'm like in the 200s in Bleach hah! I think I've hear dof Fushigi Yugi and I have meant to read it, I think it's historical? I LOVE HISTORICAL. Haha rec away! I don't mind AT ALL. I love recs <3 Thank you for checking out the post Brittany :')

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  2. One of my favourite mangas of all time is Red River (Anatolia Story)! It's kind of historical, where girl from Japan time travels back to ancient Turkey. Also, Love so Life is super cute and Bakuman is another mangaka focused manga written by the creators of Deathnote!

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