The Japanese comics known as Manga series have become very popular and have always been in demand worldwide. These series were released, most of them, in the past few years. And even in the long period of time, the stories are unfinished and are still ongoing. They are categorized in different volumes. Truly, every year, new manga stories are released but when newer stories or volumes arrive, they become the readers’ new favorite. So, what are the BEST manga stories for this year, 2016?
Among all the different genres, it wouldn’t be easy to choose which the best manga series are. With the help of a reliable source, The New York Times, we’ll provide you the best sellers – the best manga stories of 2016. This list is according to the sales that have been recorded as of April 2016. In which, these Manga Stories have had huge sales, still in demand and the top favorite among all the avid Manga readers.
So, check out the list of the Best Manga Stories of 2016! Count down starting with number 10…
TOP 10 Best New MANGA for 2016
10. ATTACK ON TITAN – VOL.18
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Author: Hajime Isayama (Kodansha Comics)
The 10th on our list is Attack on Titan (Volume 18). If you’ve read the first volume of this manga, then you’ve probably known what this story is all about. This dark fantasy manga series is all about giant creatures known as Titans who feed themselves with humans which result to a devastating attack to humanity. Eren and Mikasa along with the other members of the squad took off with their adventure to fight against these human-devouring Titans. The 18th volume revolves around the retake of Wall Maria with the help of a newly-discovered metallic ore and Eren’s miraculous Titan hardening powers. (attackontitan.wikia.com)
9. TABOO TATTOO – VOL.2
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Author: Shinjiro (Yen Press)
Taboo Tattoo takes over our 9th place on this list. It is all about the middle schooler Seigi who uses his skills in martial arts to protect the weak. One instance changed her life when she saved an old man from the thugs and in return, he engraved a peculiar tattoo on Seigi’s palm. Little did she know that the tattoo is not just an ordinary ink but a something that cradles a powerful weapon.
8. HIGH SCHOOL DXD – VOL.8
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Author: Hiroji Mishima and Ichiei Ishibumi. (Yen Press.)
High School Dxd is not your ordinary high school story about a guy and a girl who fell in love with each other. Nah. Not like that. This manga series is actually about angels and devils and a not-so-typical love story that had started between them. Issei Hyodo, the lead character, was a fallen angel who was killed but then revived by a devil named Rias Gremory. She then told Issei that in exchange of giving his life back, he must serve her and her devil family.
7. THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER! – VOL.5
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Author: Satoshi Wagahara and Akio Hiiragi. (Yen Press.)
The Devil is a Part-timer takes the 7th spot! Japanese do have creative and peculiar taste with manga stories and this one’s among them. The story’s about the devil who was transported to the modern day Japan and became one of the humans. In order to survive the life among the humans, he needs to live normally like everybody else. The main character known as the “Devil King” did so and started working part time at a fast food restaurant. The series unfolds his adventures as he gets to live a life among humans without taking advantage of his powers.
6. SWORD ART ONLINE: PHANTOM BULLET – VOL.2
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Author: Reki Kawahara and Koutarou Yamada. (Yen Press)
Taking the 6th spot is Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet Volume 2. If you’re into online games and you’ve read this series, you might get a little creeped out. This fantasy manga series is all about online games who take a part in the real world. When the player dies in the game, he/she also dies in real life. The lead character, Kirito, wanted to investigate how these incidents began and how they’ve become possible. The killer known as Death Gun targets all the top players of that online game.
5. TOKYO GHOUL – VOL.6
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Author: Sui Ishida (VIZ Media)
The 6th volume of the manga series Tokyo Ghoul centers to the high rate of Investigator deaths in Ward 11. The situation have become intense which brought the attention of the Commission of Counter Ghoul. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 takes the 5th spot!
4. ONE-PUNCH MAN – VOL. 1
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Author: Yusuke Murata (VIZ Media)
As what the title says, the story is all about a here named Saitama who kills monsters, or creatures or any villain with just one punch! But will all this overwhelming power, Saitama’s still troubled with one concern – he no longer feels the thrill of having a good and tough fight.
3. TOKYO GHOUL – VOL. 1
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Author: Sui Ishida (VIZ Media)
The first volume of Tokyo Ghoul takes the 3rd spot! The lead character Ken Kaneki got into an accident where he was attacked by a monster. He survived the attack though. However, Ken Kaneki’s survival was due to the body parts of ghoul that were implanted in him. Ghouls are man-eating creatures. Kaneki was then the first half-human and half-ghoul hybrid.
2. I AM A HERO OMNIBUS – VOL. 1
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Author: Kengo Hanazawa. (Dark Horse)
Down to our 2nd spot, we’ve got the manga series I Am a Here Omnibus. The plot focuses on a manga artist, Hideo, who has been frustrated with his life because everything doesn’t seem to go well as he wants them to be – low paying jobs and broken relationships. Indeed a boring and tiring life for him. Until one day, when a zombie outbreak occurred, he had to run for his life carrying only a rare type of shotgun to survive. All throughout his journey, he met different strangers and run together for their survival. With the incident, Hideo believed he was destined to become a hero.
1. AKAME GA KILL! – VOL.6
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Author: Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro (Yen Press)
And the first spot goes to Akame ga Kill! This series is about Tatsumi who travelled to the Capital to earn money for a living. Just then he discovered that the capital’s under a massive corruption. Devastated by the truth, Tatsumi learned about the Night Assassins, a group who targets and kills corrupt officials. He was then invited by them to join in and eventually, he became one of them.
There you have it! Have you got your own personal favorites? Share your thoughts on the comment box below!
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Top 10 Best Manga Stories of All Time
Check out this list of the Top 10 Best Manga Stories of all time. Do you like reading comic, adventurous, horrible or novel story which is written and illustrated by Japanese creators? If so, you will want known about what is a Manga story? Manga was created over a century ago, and it is one of the classic Japanese arts which is written as a long story, existing with many episodes.
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Normally, manga story is printed in black and white; also there are various animated pictures describing the story. Manga story is not popular only in Japan but also in European, and almost everywhere as well. It contains all kinds of genres, for instance, comedy; sports and games; romance; business; science fiction; detective; action-adventure and the like. Some of manga stories are released into game, cartoon, or even movie. Because many people enjoy reading manga stories, I would like to introduce the top ten the best manga stories which are read by almost all-age people in Japan.
is one of the most best-selling manga stories, sold over 130 million copies in Japan alone. The story begins at Konoha village where is attacked by a giant demon fox known as the Nine-Tails, killing a lot of people in that village. To response this attack, the Fourth Hokage who is the leader of Konoha village seals the demon fox inside a new born baby named Naruto. The innocent Naruto is detested and threated throughout his childhood by all of his villagers. Despites the hatred from his fellow villagers, Naruto attempts to protect all of them, and his only dream is to become a well-known Hokage, the most powerful ninja. Pursuing his dream, Naruto needs to take part in a ninja team; therefore, he is assigned to be a member of Team 7 which is under the guideline of Sensei Kakashi Hatake. Furthermore, to be named as Hokage, every team as well as Team 7 has to complete a variety of mission, so Naruto along with is team mates, Sasuke and Sakura comes across with plenty of battles starting from easy to more complicate. Finally, Naruto, the greatest manga story has been issued until 682 chapters. From one chapter to another, the manga story Naruto is created to be more interesting accompanied by lively images.
is also the best-selling manga story which has sold more than 82 million copies in Japan. Ichigo Kurosaki, the main cast in the story, has a supernatural ability t see spirits; nevertheless, his ability does not change much in his life until he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who entrusts to protect the flows of souls between the world of the living and the soul society. Once, there is a Hollow who is an evil spirit consuming other souls; comes at Ichigo’s village to absorb his villagers’souls, and unfortunately, Hollow selects Ichigo’s family. The effect of saving Ichigo’s family, Rukia Kuchiki gets injuries during fighting with Hollow. As Ichigo Kurosaki is able to see spirits, Rukia Kuchiki tranfers some of her power to him, but surprisingly he absorb all of her power, and eventually he can save his family life from the cruel Hollow. In the period of Rukia Kuchiki gaining her power back, Ichigo takes responsibility to preserve the world from Hollow disturbance. Now, “Bleach” manga story comes up to 586 chapters.
talks about adventures of Monkey D. Luffy; while taking his adventure in search of titular treasure, Luffy eats incidentally supernatural fruits in which he obtains a mysterious power. He is surrounded by many pirates, attacks a lot of villains and makes plenty of friends, and at last he becomes the next pirate king. Chapter 751 is the latest chapter of “One Piece” manga story.
a manga story of Lucy Heartfilia, a seventeen-year-old magic user, meets Natsu Dragneel whose goal is to search Dragon Igneel. As a consequence, both of them join hands together to find Dragon Igneel. While taking their adventure, they have to pass through a lot of missions suggested by people. As they are member of titular guild, they have to battle illegal guilds and hunt monsters in order to gather money for award. It is released 390 series available for reading.
5.“History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi”
shows the love story of two high school students between Kenichi Shirahama, a sixteen-year-old boy and Miu Fuurinji, the new transfer student. First, they become friend. Then, because Kenichi would like to strengthen his ability, he learns dojo from her grandfather. He becomes famous at high school karate’s club since he has learnt the basic from Miu Fuurinji. Staying close to each other almost every day, they are head over heel in love. This manga story is issued to 573 chapters.
6.“Hajime no Ippo”
this manga story keeps motivation to be strong, confident and honest. Due to Ippo’s impressive acts in the story, there are 1056 chapters issued. Being as a boxer, he cannot avoid of training and fighting. After getting enough train, he needs to come to the stage to fight. In addition, this story is full of fun and encouragement.
7.“Hunter x Hunter”
focuses on a little boy called Gon who is abandoned by his father in the early age because his father would like to pursue his dream as a hunter. At first, Gon is told that his father was dead, but after he has discovered that his father still alive, he follows his father’s path-a specialized hunter. Along the way to find his father, Gon faces with numerous encounters and tries to tackle them, also he meets many hunters. Without hopelessness, Gon finally finds his father. This manga story is coming up to 345 series now.
8.“Mahou Sensei Negima”
is telling the story of a ten-year-old magic boy named Negi Springfield. He joins a magic class since his early age, and after he graduates from magic class; he becomes an English teacher instead. Surprisingly, he is assigned to a 8th grade class which consists of 31 female students. He does not want to reveal his magic in public, and therefore, he is teased by his students. That time he also tries to find his missing father known as “Thousand Master”. By the way, there are 355 series available.
in the world of food tasting, there are many Gourmet Hunters who are enthusiastic and familiar with rare ingredients and animals. Toriko is one of them who are always employed by well-known restaurants. Desiring to find the most priceless food, he begins searching of other rare ingredients and animals. His action is accompanied by Komatsu who is amazed of Toriko awesome skill. Recently, manga story-Toriko is available until 282 series.
10.“Kuroko no Basket”
although you are interested in sports or not, the awesome “Kuroko no Basket” will be amazed you. It is about a boy named Kuroko Tetsuya who is good at playing basketball and wants to show to the “Generation of Miracles” (his former team mates group) of his professional plays techniques. Move from one rival to another, Kuroko Tetsuya has to improve and practice more so as to defeat every player in “Generation of Miracles”; through each rival, he has learnt many new experiences from his defeats. In brief, it is a great manga story which educated to keep on doing things and to learn from every competition. The latest chapter is issued to 267 chapters.
In conclusion, all of the mentioned manga stories above are the most popular stories which are created both for entertainment and education. Also, they are full of animated pictures keeping more interesting to read.