Over the past 60 plus years, the manga has evolved from relative obscurity into one of the world's most well-known and respected art forms. Manga creators continue to produce countless masterpieces that are still discussed today, ushering in new generations of avid readers and fans. Considering the incalculable amount of manga in circulation, it should come as no surprise that some franchises are more well-received than others. Regardless, many series have profoundly impacted the genre, influencing new artists and veterans alike. Whether you're an avid Otaku or new to the genre, these are the 10 best manga of all time, according to MyAnimeList. Kingdom, an award-winning manga, was first published in 2006 as part of Weekly Young Jump magazine. The series featured a "Social Kingdom" event, allowing fans to recreate the 26th volume. As a result, with hundreds of contributors, Kingdom broke a Guinness World Record for manga created by the most people. The story follows two close friends, Li Xin and Piao, who are orphaned as a result of ongoing wars in China. The pair aspires to become "Great Generals of the Heavens," however their arduous path is fraught with political conflicts and tragedy. Slam Dunk, first published in 1990, is a sports manga revolving around Hanamichi Sakuragi, a new student at Shohoku High. Rumors quickly spread around the school of his delinquent past, making it hard for Sakuragi to make any friends. However, a fellow classmate, Haruko Akagi, notices Sakuragi's remarkable height and asks him if he plays basketball. Though he doesn't actually care for the sport initially, Sakuragi agrees to demonstrate his skills, ultimately becoming a member of Shohoku High's basketball team.
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Grand Blue, or Grand Blue Dreaming as it's known to Western readers, was first published in 2014 and has gained a significant fan base since its release. This comedic manga follows Iori Kitahara, a college freshman at Izu University. Like many first-year students, Kitahara has certain expectations about college life, which turn out to be quite different than what he actually experiences. Oyasumi Punpun is a highly stylized coming of age manga set around Punpun Onodera, an 11-year old boy who lives with his parents in Japan. Though the series begins on a comedic note, it soon dives into darker thematic elements based on real-life issues. One day, Onodera meets a new classmate, Aiko Tanaka, and soon develops a relationship. However, Onodera succumbs to the complexities of a mature relationship, causing him to question his fleeting childhood. His naive adolescence is forever shattered one day when he witnesses his father physically abusing his mother. Monster is an award-winning manga first published in 1994 and has since been translated into five different languages. The plot follows Kenzou Tenma, a former neurosurgeon during World War 2, who was disgraced for choosing to operate on an orphan boy rather than the major of Düsseldorf. Eventually, however, Tenma is able to get his position back, soon after a series of murders begin to ravage a post-war Germany.
First published in 2001, Fullmetal Alchemist has since become an undeniable fan-favorite.
Set in 16th century Japan, Vagabond is a historically based manga that revolves around Shinmen Takezou. Tired of the provincial small-town life, Takezou and his close friend decide to explore the world outside their village. Takezou and his friend, Matahachi Honiden, eventually enlist in the Toyotomi army to quench their thirst for adventure; however, the pair are nearly killed in a battle against the Tokugawa Clan. When Shinmen returns home, he is wrongfully accused of the murder of his best friend, Honiden. Manga readers are undoubtedly familiar with Fullmetal Alchemist, one of the best selling manga in the world, which has sold more than 64 million copies. First published in 2001, Fullmetal Alchemist has since become an undeniable fan-favorite. In Fullmetal Alchemist, two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, attempt to bring their mother back to life using the forbidden art of human transmutation. However, their attempts fail, resulting in Alphonse's soul being ripped from his body. Fortunately, his brother Edward is able to seal Alphonse's soul in some armor; though, the pair's lives become irreparably changed. Like Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece is one of the most well-known manga and anime franchises to date. The manga was first introduced back in 1997 and has since sold over 430 million copies, spanning over a remarkable 67 volumes, making it the highest-selling manga ever. In One Piece, a notorious "Pirate King," named Gol D. Roger, tells of an unrivaled treasure called "One Piece" before being executed for his crimes.
Introduced in 2004, Steel Ball Run was first published as part of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, originally intended to be separate from the original Jojo series. However, following its popularity, Steel Ball Run was eventually included as Part 7 of JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure). Steel Ball Run follows Johnny Joestar, who travels to San Diego to watch a highly anticipated race across six thousand kilometers. During the race, Joestar witnesses a contestant using two magical steel balls. After touching one of the balls, Joestar is mysteriously able to walk again after being previously disabled. As a result, Joestar becomes obsessed with the steel balls' power and decides to join the race himself. Though the franchise hasn't sold as many copies as some of the other entries, Berserk is widely considered one of the most critically acclaimed and influential mangas of all time. First published in 1989, Berserk has won numerous awards and has been translated into countless languages, establishing its global appeal. The story revolves around Guts, or as he's more commonly known, the "Black Swordsman," a former mercenary. After suffering a crushing betrayal, Guts sets out for revenge on a journey filled with tragedy and violence.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
He has also been shown to date with normal female cat.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
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Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.