Manga List


(LAST EDITED: June 16, 2015)

A list of all of the manga I am currently reading, have tried reading, or have finished reading, along with links to reviews written about them on the the blog. All genres are included, and shoujo/josei titles will be in bold italics. Brief opinions will be provided in brackets.

(Note: This list is subject to change, and in actuality, is much, MUCH longer than the titles included here. Also, all of the links may not be updated regularly. I will try to stay on top of things as much as possible, so if all the links are not here, please bear with me.)

#

  • 16 Life
  • 17-Sai
  • 24 Colors – Hatsukoi no Palette (well-drawn, but not too much substance)
  • 3 Years
  • 3-Gatsu no Lion (or San Gatsu no Lion)

A

  • After School Nightmare (this manga is so good)
  • Ai Hime – Ai to Himegoto (I like this manga for no good reason)
  • Akagami no Shirayuki (it lends itself well to anime adaptation, but it’s not a masterpiece or anything)
  • Akaiito
  • Akaneshinichi Hanaya Sange (lots of reading, really deep themes, BAD BAD BAD FOR CHILDREN)
  • Akatsuki no Yona (I like this manga)
  • Akuma ga Kitarite
  • Angelic Layer (CLAMP in general is good, but they have better manga to be honest)
  • Ana Satsujin (kind of messed up but super good. NOT FOR CHILDREN)
  • Ano Ko to Issho
  • Ansatsu Kyoshitsu (or Assassination Classroom) (THIS MANGA IS AMAZING)
  • Ao Haru Ride (the manga’s probably better than the movie)
  • Aoki Umi no Torawarehime (nowhere near Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen, but still not bad)
  • Aozora Yell (ultimate band geek manga since Nodame Cantabile is for orchestra geeks. I likey.)
  • Arisa (they finished the translations for this a while ago. This manga is really good!)
  • Azumanga Daioh! (this is just a masterpiece in general. A must for any otaku)

B

  • Baby Love
  • Bartender (pretty good, I need to get caught up on this)
  • Black Bird (why did this manga win an award?!)
  • Black Rose Alice (I love this. Same author as After School Nightmare and it’s SO GOOD)
  • Bleach (one arc was REALLY UNNECESSARY, but the recent chapters aren’t half bad)
  • Bloody Kiss 
  • Blue (Chiba Kozue) 
  • B.O.D.Y (I want this manga to not continue lol)
  • Boku wa Kisu de Uso wo Tsuku (I like this)
  • Bokura no Kiseki
  • Bokura wa Itsumo
  • Boyfriend (Yamada Daisy)
  • Bye Bye Mitsubari (picked this up, it’s not bad)

C

  • Cardcaptor Sakura (If you like shoujo manga and haven’t read this series WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE READ IT NOW)
  • Cappuccino (solidly unoffensive)
  • Chobits (solid seinen manga by CLAMP)
  • Chichi Kogusa (difficult to get into at first, but I’m liking it now)
  • Chihayafuru (I have zero interest in karuta, but this manga is fine)
  • Chocolate Cosmos (meh, Kisu Yori mo Hayaku was waaaayy better)
  • Chou yo Hana yo
  • Chuugoku Yome Nikki (I LOVE this manga, and one of my Japanese otaku-ish friends enjoys it as well)
  • Cloth Road
  • Crayon Days – Daikirai na Aitsu
  • Crimson Hero (good, but awesome if you like sports manga)

D

  • Dengeki Daisy (honestly, it’s rather mediocre, I don’t know why it’s so popular)
  • Dokuhime (THIS MANGA IS SO GOOD READ IT NOW)
  • Don’t Cry, Girl (I like it but there aren’t many chapters…)

E

  • Emma and Emmai Bangaihen (Kaoru Mori is my idol)

F

  • Faster Than A Kiss (or Kisu Yori mo Hayaku) (I REALLY like this manga)
  • First Love
  • Fruits Basket (both a classic and a masterpiece READ IT NOW)
  • Full Moon wo Sagashite (the anime was better, and that’s something I rarely say)
  • Futari no Table (this manga is adorable)
  • Futsutsuka na Oyako de wa Arimasu ga (I don’t know why I like this manga so much)

G

  • Gakuen Ouji (this manga has issues)
  • Gin no Saji (Arakawa-sensei is the best)
  • Giri Koi
  • Grainerie (this manga is so interesting!)

H

  • Hadashi de Bara wo Fume (has some really makjang moments but a good read)
  • Hajimari no Nina (liked it)
  • Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi (this is good)
  • Hanabatake no Iberico (fun oneshot!)
  • Hana no Namae (I like this, but the author could have made it more messed up and thus more fun)
  • Hana to Akuma (God, I love this manga)
  • Hana wa Knife wo Mi ni Matou (this manga is awesome too)
  • Hapi Mari (rather generic josei, but it’s not terrible)
  • Haru Matsu Bokura
  • Hatsukoi Lunchbox
  • Hatsukoi ni Oboreta (love this manga)
  • Henkyoku no Labyrinth (nice with nice art. I approve)
  • Heroine no Shikkaku (I love this manga but the ending…)
  • Hibi Chouchou (kind of slow paced)
  • Hidarite no Love Letter
  • High School Debut (still stands the test of time)
  • Himegoto – Juukyuusai no Seifuku (I really love this manga)
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei
  • Hiyokoi
  • Hitoribocchi wa Samishikute
  • Honeymoon Salad (sheesh, just have an open relationship…)
  • Hope (really strong so far!)
  • Hoshi wa Utau (it’s no Fruits Basket, but it still has interesting things to say)
  • Houkago X Ponytail

I

  • Inuyasha (it was a pretty big deal back in the day, but do newer otaku still need to read this?)
  • I’m With Her

J

  • Joou no Hana (Like Akatsuki no Yona, but less magic and more politics. I approve)
  • Jun’ai Tokkou Taichou! (I don’t know why I bothered reading this)

K

  • Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (I hate this series with a passion)
  • Kamisama Hajimemashita (I understand why it’s popular but that doesn’t mean I love it)
  • Kamisama no Iutoori (I thought Uzumaki and Ana Satsujin were messed up. Then I read this.)
  • Kanojo wo Mamoru 51 no Houhou (I actually love this manga and highly recommend it)
  • Kanojo ni Naru Hi (this series is really interesting)
  • Kanojo no Honnou
  • Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru
  • Kareshi to Kanojo no Jijou (AKA Kare Kano AKA His and Her Circumstances)
    • GO READ THIS MANGA. It’s probably my favourite shoujo manga OF ALL TIME. The anime is also pretty good if you remove the filler episodes. This is the anime that deserves a remake smh)
  • Kare no Ondo (I like it, but there are some things I wish were done differently)
  • Kimi ga Suki
  • Kimi ga Uso wo Tsuita (good premise but the author didn’t use it to its full potential)
  • Kimi ni Happiness
  • Kimi ni Koishitei desu ka (pretty strong considering I went in with low expectations)
    • Also, the way the title is romanized isn’t 100% accurate, but I can’t think of a better way either…
  • Kimi ni Todoke (read this. NOW.)
  • Kimi no Sei
  • King of Thorn (pretty strong shonen manga)
  • Kingyo Sou (pretty good)
  • Kirakira 100%
  • Kirai (Love this manga, but the last chapter needs a translation since there are no raws to be had…)
  • Kiss
  • Kiss/Hug (I like the author in general, so this is good too)
  • Kobato! (not one of CLAMP’s stronger works but still better than Gate 17)
  • Koe de Oshigoto! (why did I read this…?)
  • Koe no Katachi
  • Koibana! Koiseyo Hanabi (isn’t the female protagonist a misandrist? This isn’t a quality people should be encouraging.)
  • Koi to Uso
  • Koizora 
  • Kuroshitsuji (Kuroshitsuji isn’t STRICTLY shoujo…it just appeals to a female audience.)
  • Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu (I read the whole thing)

L

  • L-DK (there was a live action adaptation of this. I think I’d rather go look at that)
  • Liar X Liar (this manga is so win)
  • Life (so intense)
  • Liselotte to Majo no Mori (Takaya-sensei is capable of better)
  • Love and Noise!
  • Love Sick
  • Love So Life (READ THIS NOW IT’S REALLY GOOD!)
  • Lovely Complex (Koizumi is my spirit animal)

M

  • Mahou Tsukai no Yome (READ THIS BECAUSE IT’S REALLY REALLY GOOD)
  • Mairunovich 
  • Marmalade Boy (oldie but a goodie)
  • Megami no Libra (wish there were more updates because this series is pretty darned good)
  • Mekakushi no Kuni (AKA Land of the Blindfolded)
  • Mishounen Produce (so uncreative)
  • Mirai Nikki (this series is a masterpiece)
  • Momo (lame premise but the characters were developed well by the end, so good job)
  • Monkey High!

N

  • NANA (one of my top 5 josei manga, too bad it’s on hiatus)
  • Ningen Deshita

O

  • Oishii Kankei (READ THIS AND DO IT NOW)
  • Omoni Naitemasu (fun premise haha)
  • Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (train wreck but a fun trainwreck)
  • Ookamidono no Shitsukekata
  • Orange Yane no Chiisana Ie (I actually liked it a lot)
  • Otomegokoro
  • Otona no Jikan
  • Otona Pink
  • Otoyomegatari (A+++++)
  • Ouran High School Host Club (I wish they had continued the anime since I’m a Miyano and Sakamoto fan)
  • Oyayubi Kara Romance (this manga is good, but no one cares about it)

P

  • Papillion – Hana to Chou (this manga should end)
  • Paradise Kiss (pretty much perfect in terms of execution. The ending was beautiful <3)
  • Parfait Tic (gosh the love triangle in this is such a mess LOLXD)
  • Piece (MORE OF THIS BECAUSE IT’S GOOD)

Q

R

  • Ranma 1/2 (very important seinen manga but it kind of goes downhill after a while)
  • Real Clothes (it’s not for everyone but I enjoy this manga a LOT)
  • Reimei no Arcana (it’s really good, but the series kind of lost momentum by the end)
  • Relife (fun stuff)
  • Rockin’ Heaven
  • Rozen Maiden (the anime and manga were both good)

S

  • Saijou no Meiji (good medical manga)
  • Saikano (don’t watch the live action, the anime and manga are better)
  • Saki (the anime is probably better)
  • Shingeki no Kyojin (AKA Attack on Titan)
    • I jumped on this bandwagon before any of my friends did, and I STILL love this manga to pieces.
  • Shoujo no Melancholy (Taamo is good at drawing)
  • Soshite, Hare ni Naru
  • Spicy Pink
  • Sprout
  • Stardust WInk
  • Strobe Edge (manga is good, live action looks promising)
  • Suki Kirai Suki
  • Sukitte Ii na yo (skip the live action, read this or watch the anime)
  • Sukitte Iwaseru Houhou

T

  • Taiyou no Ie (THIS MANGA IS SO GOOD)
  • Tokyo Ghoul (pretty good)
  • Tomodachi no Papa – Hakui no Oji-sama (this manga is questionable haha)
  • Tonari no Atashi
  • Totsuzen desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu (josei manga that meets required standards)
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle (I love Tsubasa but gosh darn it this manga is confusing as fuck)
  • Tsukishite Agemasu (not bad for a short-term series)

U

  • Uchuu Kyoudai
  • Uchuu wo Kakeru Yodaka

V

  • V.B. Rose (good if you like looking at pretty clothes)
  • Vampire Knight (the ending and plot twists grew on me as time went on)

W

  • Wagahai wa Yome de Aru (fun title, but not very groundbreaking)
  • Waraenai Riyuu
  • Watashi ga Motete Dousunda
  • Watashi no Ookami-kun (THIS IS SO GOOD)
  • World Trigger (pretty generic shonen manga, but it’s been getting popular…)

X

  • xxxHOLiC (one of my top 5 favourite manga ever)

Y

  • Yasuko to Kenji
  • Yokohama Monogatari (this series is really good)
  • Yotsuba+ (great if you’re into slice of life)

Z

  • Zankoku na Kami ga Shihai Suru
  • Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen (this manga is adorable)
  • Zombie Loan (I still need to finish this)

See a missing title? Got a recommendation? Leave it in the comments below!