Top 5 Manga Series

Manga is an expansive Japanese comics style featuring diverse characters and storylines. Ranging from genderbent martial arts to magical realism, manga offers something for everyone.

Shonen Myreadingmanga is a genre aimed at young male readers that showcases action, friendship and battle themes. A popular example is Dragon Ball which follows Son Goku as he searches for seven orbs that can summon dragons to grant wishes.

One-Punch Man

One-Punch Man is a popular manga series about an unlikely hero named Saitama who can use his single punch to take down any monster or supervillain with ease. This series has garnered millions of fans around the globe and inspired both an anime series and video game adaptation.

Yusuke Murata is the artist behind this manga and previously worked on Mob Psycho 100. His expertise helps bring action scenes to new levels.

Recently, the manga announced a third season that will continue from where Season 2 left off. Based on its final chapter, it seems likely that the third season will center on Garou and his adventures within Monster Association, including being taken into the Hero Association headquarters.

Ghost Fighter

After Yuusuke jumps in front of a moving car to save his mother from alcoholism, the Spirit World grants him permission to return as long as he fights evil spirits on Earth as a Spirit Detective. Additionally, other characters from this series include Gouki and Kurama who go beyond being monsters-of-the-day; Botan the death goddess is another prominent one who adheres more strictly to her task than depicted in anime series.

Yusuke is one of the most captivating characters, as he struggles with both his fighting abilities and emotions, often leading to some of the series’ most dramatic scenes (such as when he faces Team Toguro). No wonder why this manga series remains one of the most beloved in history!

YuYu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho remains one of the premier shonen fighting anime titles despite Hunter x Hunter’s recent rise in prominence, thanks to its brutal fight scenes that are underscored by an atmospheric soundtrack that amplifies each punch or violent death with true satisfaction.

Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage delinquent who died by altruistic means after getting hit by a car and killed, finds himself brought back from death and assigned with investigating cases concerning demons and apparitions. Joined by Kuwabara, Koenma and Hiei – with their distinct characters like Hiei being more brutal while Kurama is cunning. Their relationships are captivating to watch; Yusuke’s friendship with Keiko in particular being exceptional.


This series follows the Joestar family who have come into possession of special abilities known as Stands. As members of their clan fight against evil forces such as Pillar Men who also possess Stands abilities.

Phantom Blood, though strange in itself, pales in comparison to Battle Tendency as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure truly comes to life. JoJo is Jonathan Joestar’s grandson and acts as protagonist for this particular arc.

Joseph Brando is known for being both bold and reckless; yet also heroic. Alongside his father George, Joseph helped fight Dio Brando who used a Stone Mask to turn into a vampire and attempted to kill Jonathan but Joseph saved him instead. Ever since that momentous event occurred Joseph has made it his mission to protect his family from other Stand users like Dio and Anthonio Zeppeli.

Dragon Ball

Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball series remains one of the most enduring shounen series ever. Influencing anime to this day and inspiring multiple TV shows, films and video games from it; its original manga provides an entertaining mix of adventure and action.

Goku is an adventurous young boy on an epic quest to collect seven magical orbs to grant his wish, meeting many friends, enemies and encountering endless adventure along his way.

Fighting scenes are some of the best in manga and anime history, revolutionizing action sequences for both media. Toriyama even made his characters smaller to make their drawings easier; yet it should be noted that there is some filler content and sometimes anime lagged behind manga in terms of narrative quality.


The Joestars are a formidable family of Stand users. At birth, each Joestar inherits a fighting spirit known as a Hamon which manifests in external abilities known as Stands. Individuals bearing this surname are fated to face down more powerful Stand users such as Jaden.

Driving to Pakistan, the Joestar group encounter Anne hitchhiking along the side of the road and reluctantly takes her along for their journey. Along the way they encounter a red car that engages them in deadly games of tag before being saved from being pushed over a cliff by Hierophant Green and Jotaro’s Star Platinum.

Hirohiko Araki recently confirmed that the next Jojo arc will feature Joseph’s descendant. We can’t wait to see what this character brings!


Inuyasha tells the tale of a half-dog demon controlled via magic beads by a time-traveling schoolgirl named Kagome Higurashi. After she falls into a well in her family shrine and travels back in time to feudal Japan where she meets Inuyasha; during their encounter a fight ensues for the sacred Shikon Jewel – increasing yokai powers – but during its battle its sacred jewel breaks apart and disperses into many shards that dispersed throughout Japan causing chaos across Japan!

Though Inuyasha initially intended to use his shards to become a full demon, he quickly formed strong ties with Kagome and her companions — such as monk, fox demon, and Koga (leader of eastern wolf demon clan). The combination of romance and darker tropes within Inuyasha made for an exciting manga series which could appeal to both male and female readers alike.

By Atif Mehar

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