10) Sakamoto Days
Sakamoto Days is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuto Suzuki. The story follows a former legendary hitman named Taro Sakamoto, who retired after falling in love with a woman and starting a family. Years later, his peaceful life is interrupted when a group of assassins targets him, forcing him to take up his old profession to protect his loved ones.
The series has been praised for its unique blend of action and comedy, as well as its charismatic protagonist. It has also been noted for its creative fight scenes and strong character development.
9) Undead Unluck
Undead Unluck is a manga series written and illustrated by Yoshifumi Tozuka. The story follows a boy named Fuuko Izumo who possesses the power of unluck, meaning anyone who touches her skin will have their luck drained, and a boy named Andy Anderson who is immortal but wishes to die.
Together, they set out on a quest to find and destroy the 100 mystical relics known as the “Undead,” which can grant wishes to whoever possesses them. However, they soon discover that they are not the only ones after the Undead and must battle against other powerful individuals who seek to claim them.
Undead Unluck has been praised for its unique premise and creative use of powers, as well as its engaging characters and emotional moments. It has also been noted for its fast-paced action scenes and well-placed humor.
Horimiya is a manga series written and illustrated by HERO and Daisuke Hagiwara. The story follows the lives of two high school students, Kyoko Hori, and Izumi Miyamura. Hori is a popular and outgoing student, while Miyamura is a quiet and introverted one. However, they both have secret lives outside of school that they keep hidden from their classmates.
When Hori and Miyamura accidentally discover each other’s secrets, they begin to bond and form an unlikely friendship. As they get to know each other better, they realize that they have more in common than they thought and start to develop feelings for each other.
Horimiya has been praised for its relatable and well-developed characters, as well as its realistic portrayal of high school life. It has also been noted for its heartwarming and wholesome story, as well as its beautiful artwork.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles is a manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Komoto. The story follows a young boy named Mash Burnedead, who is born into a world of magic where everyone possesses magical powers, except for him. Despite this, Mash possesses incredible physical strength and athleticism, which he uses to overcome the challenges he faces in a world where magic rules all.
When Mash is accepted into the prestigious magic school, Easton Magic Academy, he is forced to hide his lack of magical abilities and navigate through the social hierarchy of the school, which is based on magical power. Along the way, he makes friends and enemies and learns more about the mysterious past of his family.
Mashle: Magic and Muscles has been praised for its unique premise, which combines elements of magic and physical strength, as well as its engaging characters and fast-paced action scenes. It has also been noted for its humor and parody of the shonen genre.
6) Kaiju No. 8
Kaiju No. 8 is a manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. The story follows a man named Kafka Hibino, who dreams of becoming a member of the Defense Force, an organization responsible for protecting humanity from giant monsters known as Kaiju.
However, Kafka is seen as a failure by his peers and superiors due to his lack of strength and skill. One day, while working as a cleaning staff at the Defense Force, Kafka is attacked by a Kaiju and discovers that he has the ability to transform into a powerful monster himself, known as Kaiju No. 8. With his newfound power, Kafka becomes a valuable asset to the Defense Force and must navigate the dangers of being both a Kaiju and a human.
Kaiju No. 8 has been praised for its unique premise and creative use of the Kaiju genre, as well as its well-developed characters and emotional moments. It has also been noted for its fast-paced action scenes and beautiful artwork.
5) Spy X Fam
Spy X Family is a manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo. The story follows a spy named Twilight, who is tasked with infiltrating an elite school to gather information on a dangerous target. In order to do so, he must create a fake family and enroll his “daughter,” a telepathic girl named Anya, in the school.
However, Twilight soon discovers that his “wife,” a skilled assassin named Yor, is also after the same target, and Anya’s abilities make her a valuable asset in their mission. As they work together to complete their mission, they form an unlikely bond and become a real family in the process.
Spy X Family has been praised for its unique premise and engaging characters, as well as its blend of comedy, action, and drama. It has also been noted for its well-paced story and beautiful artwork.
Dandadan is a manga series written and illustrated by Yukinobu Tatsu. The story follows a young girl named Kokoro who dreams of becoming a hero and joining the prestigious Hero Academy. However, she is rejected due to her lack of physical strength and forced to attend the lesser-known Animal Academy, which trains students to become animal handlers.
Despite her disappointment, Kokoro throws herself into her studies and quickly becomes one of the top students in her class. Along with her animal partner, a lion named Shiro, she sets out to prove that even without traditional hero abilities, she can still make a difference in the world.
Dandadan has been praised for its heartwarming and inspiring story, as well as its charming and unique characters. The series is notable for its focus on the bonds between humans and animals and for its positive message of perseverance and self-belief.
3) Blue Lock
Blue Lock is a manga series written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. The story follows the journey of Yoichi Isagi, a talented young soccer player who is scouted to join the national team. However, he faces fierce competition from other talented players and struggles to stand out.
To overcome his challenges, Yoichi is invited to join Blue Lock, a new elite training facility that aims to create the world’s best striker. The catch is that only one player will be chosen to represent Japan in the upcoming World Cup, and the competition is fierce. Yoichi must work with his teammates and overcome his own fears and doubts to become the ultimate striker and win his place on the national team.
Blue Lock has been praised for its unique premise and engaging characters, as well as its detailed depiction of soccer tactics and strategy. It has also been noted for its fast-paced action scenes.
2) Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen is a manga series created by Gege Akutami. The story follows a high school student named Yuji Itadori, who becomes involved in a world of curses, spirits, and magic after he ingests a powerful cursed object. To prevent the cursed object from falling into the wrong hands, Yuji joins a secret organization of sorcerers known as Jujutsu High and trains to become a powerful jujutsu sorcerer himself.
The series has been praised for its unique and complex world-building, well-developed characters, and intense action sequences. The artwork is also highly regarded for its detailed and dynamic style.
1) Chainsaw Man
“Chainsaw Man” is a manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. The story follows a young man named Denji who makes living hunting devils with his pet devil, Pochita, who can transform into a chainsaw. After a tragic event, Denji merges with Pochita to become the titular Chainsaw Man, gaining incredible strength and the ability to transform his arms into chainsaws.
As Chainsaw Man, Denji is recruited by the government’s Devil Hunters agency to battle powerful devils and protect humanity. However, he soon discovers that the world of devils is more complex and dangerous than he ever imagined, and he must navigate a web of alliances and betrayals to survive.
Chainsaw Man has been praised for its intense action sequences, dark humor, and unexpected plot twists. The series has been noted for its unique and creative take on the shonen genre, as well as its mature themes and imagery. The artwork is also highly regarded for its dynamic style and graphic violence.