48 Best Manga like Namaikizakari

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48 Unique manga like Namaikizakari
48 Unique manga like Namaikizakari

You can find many sports-themed mangas like Haikyuu, Slam dunk, Blue Lock, and so on under shonen mangas, but Namaikizakari is one kind of Shoujo manga that includes sports as its main theme. In this post, I’ll introduce you to 48 more unique manga that combines interesting and never read before themes….before that.. about Namaikizakari 

Namaikizakari, written by Mitsubachi Miyuki and serialized by Hana to Yome, is about Yuki Machida, a stoic and *no-nonsense type-girl * who joins the school basketball team as the manager to get the attention of her crush Kido, the team captain.

However, she is left heartbroken when she finds out that he already has a girlfriend. As she is crying in a classroom, Shou Naruse, a cheeky and arrogant first-year student, sees her and starts to take an interest in her and begins to chase her..at first, Yuki doesn’t want anything to do with Shou…but the story progresses their relationship grows.

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1 . Ooku: The Inner Chambers

Have you ever wondered how society would be if it were a matriarchy? Well, wonder no more as this manga puts that into papers with a beautiful art style.

Set in the alternative world modeled after the Edo period of Japan, the story unfolds as a mysterious disease wipes off most of the male population. It leaves the male: female ratio as 1:4.

Ooku ( Credits: Viz)

Women take up powerful roles and lead society, and men are seen as precious tools for the continuation of the human race. Beautiful men are taken as consorts into the harems of powerful women.

  •  Rating: 3.9/5
  • Volume(s): 19
  • Author: Fumi Yoshinaga 
  • Genre: Alternate History, Romance, Historical Fantasy
  • Status: Completed
  • Where To read: VIZ

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2.Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Missing Gojo Satoru’s beautiful eyes? Meet Yakumo Saitou, the protagonist of Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, a college student who has heterochromia. His left eye, which is a stunning yet dangerous red, allows him to see ghosts and spirits.

This ability of his has caused him many hardships. One day, Haruka Ozawa, a fellow collegemate, asks him to save her friend, who she believes is possessed by a spirit.

Shunrei Tantei Yakumo ( Credits : Kadokawa Shoten)

Begrudgingly, he accepts to help. Thus unfolds a story full of unsolved supernatural events, waiting to be deciphered by the two, and Yakumo’s path to letting go of his painful past and traumas.

  • Rating: 4.22/5
  • Author: Manabu Kaminaga
  • Genre: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Drama, Romance
  • Volume(s): 12
  • Status: Completed

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3. Banana Fish

Fan of mafia fiction? Then this one is for you! However, beware that this is not for the light-hearted.

Banana Fish follows the story of Aslan Callenreese, A.K.A Ash Lynux. He is both the protégé and the prostitute of Mafia Don: Dino Golzine. A wild and dangerous Lynux by nature, Ash decides to rebel against his ‘master’ and break free from his clutches.

Banana Fish
Banana Fish ( Credits: Viz)

However, this becomes more complicated as a hallucinogenic drug, his brother’s past, and Eiji Okumura, a pure-hearted Japanese photographer, are added to his escape plan.

  •  Ratings: 4.3/5
  • Volume(s): 19
  • Author:  Akimi Yoshida
  • Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action
  • Status: Completed
  • Where To read: VIZ

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4. Unmei No Hito Ni Deau Hanashi

Like a good soulmate feels-good story? Here is a great one for you!

Yuki is a 20-year-old college student who has waited all her life for one thing: to find her soulmate. Growing a bit desperate, she ventures along with a friend to a club for the first time.

Her friend had no problem with chaos and loudness, but it was not her thing. Just when Yuki begins to lose all hope about ever being in a real, adult relationship, she meets Iori, a man who looks like a Yankee with bleached hair and a slightly scary demeanor.

Unmei No Hito Ni Deau Hanashi
Unmei No Hito Ni Deau Hanashi (Credits : Kodansha)

However, first impressions aren’t always the best. What lies in the future that will transform the two strangers into soulmates? Read on and find out!

  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Author: Anashin
  • Genre:  Romance
  • Status: Ongoing

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5. Heroine Hajimemashita

Want to read a manga version of the Strong Woman Do Bong Soon? Say hello to: Shuko Kodakamine!

Shuko Kodakamine had spent all her childhood practicing martial arts. Upon entering high school, she decided that in order to land a boyfriend, she had to be more feminine and quit martial arts.

Heroine Hajimemashita
Heroine Hajimemashita (Credits: Kodansha )

One day, she nearly collides with the *charming* Masaki Serizawa, who leaves her bewitched. Upon asking around about Serizawa, she discovers that he apparently stole another man’s girlfriend! When he gets into a messy fight with his jealous boyfriend, she instinctively protects Serizawa and helps him clear up the misunderstanding.

Taking advantage of the opportunity, Serizawa asks her to be his bodyguard. Despite the fact that this wasn’t her original plan, she agreed to his offer. She discovered more about the charming yet mysterious guy and also about herself in the process.

  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Volume(s): 17
  • Author: Fuyu Amakura
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Status: Completed
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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6. God Child

” It’s not just a  PHASE, mom!!’… Never got out of your Goth/Emo phase? Then you have to read this!

With the art style and plot heavily influenced by the Gothic Era of England, the story follows Cain Hargreaves as he reluctantly becomes the Earl after the death of his father and, along with his butler Riffael (Riff) Raffit, solves various mysterious murders that happen around them. Filled with various plot twists along the ride, this manga is sure to keep you guessing.

God Child
God Child( Credits: Viz )
  • Ratings: 4.2/5
  • Volume(s) : 5
  • Author: Yuki Kaori
  • Genre: Historical, Mystery, Crime
  • Status: Completed
  • Where To read: VIZ

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7. Usemono Yado

‘There is no beautiful surface without a terrible depth,’ said the German philosopher Nietzsche…and this beautiful manga does explore the strange and complicated depth of us, humans.

This manga is about a mystical Inn where you can find things that were thought of as lost forever..and it’s equally mystical Innkeeper.

Usemono Yado
Usemono yado ( Credits : Shougakukan )
  • Ratings: 3.8/5
  • Volume(s): 3
  • Author: Hozumi
  • Genre: Drama
  • Status: Completed

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8. Tokyo Crazy Paradise

Ready for some Sci-fi?

Tokyo Crazy Paradise is set in an alternative 2020, Japan, which is far from paradise…with no morality left and women attacked in broad daylight with little consequences, Kozuki Tsukasa has little choice but to dress up as a man and pursue her dream of becoming a police officer like her parents.

Tokyo Crazy Paradise
Tokyo Crazy Paradise ( Credits: Hakusensha )

Unfortunately, while investigating the death of the leader of the Kuryugumi group, her parents are killed, and Tsukasa is thrown into debt and decides to become the bodyguard of Shirogami Ryuji, the subsequent leader of the Kuryugumi group and also her childhood friend. 

The story unfolds as romance blooms between these two, who are on the opposite spectrum of morality, personality, and power.

  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Volume(s): 19
  • Author: Nakamura Yoshiki
  • Genre: Action, Romance, Comedy, Gender-Bend, Sci-Fi
  • Status: Completed

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9. Sunadokei

How far can an act of kindness go?

This story follows Usekusa An, a young girl of age 12 who moves to the suburbs of Shimane after her parents get divorced. She finds the kindness of the locals strange and burdensome, but as she grows up and the world is no longer kind to her, she finds how much kindness can save her and help her rebuild her life.

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Sunadokei ( Credits: Viz )
  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Volume(s): 10
  • Author: Ashihara Hinako
  • Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Grief
  • Status: Completed
  • Where To read: VIZ

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10. Nana

Have you read a manga that got too real? If not, it’s time that you read Nana.

It’s about two women, Nana Osaki and Nana Komatsu (nicknamed: Hatchi), who meet by chance on a train to Tokyo and, later by fate, become roommates.  Although they share the same name, that’s where the similarity ends. Nana is charismatic and mysterious, a punk rock singer, whereas Hatchi is idealist and naïve. However, they form a strong bond despite all the cruelty life brings them. 

Nana ( Credits: Viz )
  • Rating: 4.6/5 
  • Volume(s): 21
  • Author: Yazawa Ai
  • Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
  • Where To read: VIZ

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11. Dengeki Daisy

What to read something that’s not typically Shojo? When you add mystery, age gap, hacking, and some darkness to the mix, you get Dengeki Daisy.

Kurebayashi Teru has no one to support her after her brother’s death, except for a mysterious ‘Daisy’ who keeps contact with her through the mobile phone that her brother left behind.

One day after her bullies from the student council are mysteriously chased away, she accidentally breaks the classroom window, which leads her to become indebted to the school’s Janitor, Kurosaki Tasaku. 

Dengeki Daisy
Dengeki Daisy ( Credits : Viz )

As time goes by, Teru falls for ‘Daisy’ but ‘Daisy’ has various reasons for not revealing his true identity and his true feelings for her.

  • Rating: 4.3/5 
  • Volume(s): 16
  • Author: Motomi Kyousuke
  • Genre: High School, Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Where To read: VIZ

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12. Chihayafuru

Interested in Japanese culture? The central theme of Chihayafuru is around the Japanese Card game, Kurata which is based on Japanese poetry.

Ayase Chihaya always felt shadowed by her elder sister, who was the top model. She aspired to become like her sister, but she felt a void. Then, she meets Wataya Arata, a Kurata prodigy, and is left awestruck by the competitive nature and challenges presented by the game. Kurata fills the void in her, and she then trains to become The Queen of Kurata, someone worthy of beating Arata in a game. 

Chihayafuru (Credits : Kodansha )

Along the way, she meets Mashima Tachi, who starts to play Kurata for her. What will become of these three passionate individuals who are tied together by their love for Kurata?

  • Rating: 4.4/5 
  • Volume(s): 50
  • Author: Suetsugu Yuki
  • Genre: Slice of lice, Sports, Romance
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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13. Skip Beat!

It’s not all that glamorous and bright in the Show-Biz world. This manga portrays the real struggles, schemes, and underlying darkness of that elusive world, with romance as the main dish on a plate of humor.

Mogami Kyoko was madly in love with her childhood sweetheart Fuwa Sho and worked day and night to help him achieve his dream of becoming the Number.1 Star in the Pop World. However, her world is tilted on its axis when she finds out that her childhood sweetheart didn’t have a heart and was using her as his servant.

Skip Beat !
Skip Beat! ( Credits: Viz )

Hellbent on revenge, she enters the show-biz world to ruin his dream and become the No.1 herself. In her journey, she meets Tsuruga Ren, an extremely popular actor who looks down upon her for not respecting the profession and the dedication that goes behind the scenes. As they begin to work together, his opinion of her changes as Kyoko gradually begins to find her passion as an actress genuinely. 

  • Rating: 4.4/5 
  • Volume(s): 48
  • Author: Nakamura Yoshiki
  • Genre: Coming of age, Romance, Comedy
  • Where To read: VIZ

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14. Watashi No Megane-Kun

Do you really love the butterfly if you say it’s mesmerizing and…want to rip off those delicate wings?

Watashi No Megane-Kun is about a yandere boy Taichiro whose line between love and hate for his childhood best friend, Chouko, is so blurred that he can’t really tell what he is feeling. When a senior in her club proposes to her, the feelings that bubble under the surface starts to flow out and begins to drag them both into the murky depths of love, hate, and obsession.

Watashi No Megane-Kun
Watashi No Megane-Kun ( Credits : Shogakukan )
  • Rating: 3.3/5 
  • Volume(s): 7
  • Author: Amu Sumoto
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Psychological

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15. Everyone’s Getting Married

Marriage is complicated stuff, especially when the views of the individuals are conflicting.

This Manga is about Takanashi Asuka, a woman with a successful career. However, she dreams of settling down and becoming a housewife. Her boyfriend of five years broke up with her, and all the men she met later were not ready for the commitment to marriage. Enter Nanami Ryu,  a popular and successful news reporter. Although they are attracted to each other, one wants to get married while the other wants nothing to do with it.

Everyone's Getting Married
Everyone’s Getting Married ( Credits: Viz )

How will these two adults maneuver around their attraction and the sticky business of marriage?

  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Volume(s): 7
  • Author: Miyazono Mizumi
  • Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Drama
  • Where To read: VIZ

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16. Yagate Kimi Ni Naru

Yuu always wanted to find a romance like that in a shojo manga. However, when a boy actually confesses to her, she feels nothing and rejects him. Sometime later, she met the gorgeous student council president, Nanami, who rejected a boy. Bonding over their recent experience, what would Yuu do when Nanami proposes to her, and her heart flutters? How will she deal with the perils of being a homosexual?

Yagate Kimi Ni Naru
Yagate Kimi Ni Naru ( Credits: Seven sea entertainment)
  • Rating: 4.5/5 
  • Volume(s): 8
  • Author: Nio Nakatani
  • Genre: Yuri, Romance, Drama
  • Where To read:  Sevenseasentertainment

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17. Loveless

Ritsuka was an outcast with an abusive mother and a dead brother who was brutally killed. There was no one to understand him. While he searched for clues about his brother’s death, he met Soubi, a friend of his brother…and was then swept into a hidden world of mystical battles of spells, fighters, and a name that brands you for life.

Loveless ( Credits: Viz )
  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Volume(s): 13
  • Author: Koga Yun
  • Genre: Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
  • Where To read: VIZ

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18. Kimetsu No Yaiba

Kamado Tanjiro was a kind and responsible boy who lived in poverty, making through life by selling charcoal. One day, everything was in shambles as he returned home, only to find his entire family slaughtered, with his sister Nezuko being the only survivor. However, she was turned into a demon. Join him in his journey to turn his sister back into a human and become a kind-hearted hero loved by everyone.

Kimetsu No Yaiba
Kimetsu No Yaiba ( Credits: Viz )
  • Rating: 4.8/5 
  • Volume(s): 23
  • Author: Gotouge Koyoharu
  • Genre: Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Martial Arts
  • Where To read: VIZ

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19. Blue Period

Would you do a thing that would ruin everything that you have now and take a risk just to follow your passions?

Yaguchi Yatora had it all: popularity, good grades, and buddies. It was as if he had lived in easy mode. His life was all smooth sailing. However, he felt incomplete, like nothing could reach his heart.

Blue Period
Blue Period ( Credits: Kodansha)

That is until he saw a painting done by his senpai, Mori Maru. Something in his shook, enthralled by the strokes, the colors, and the lines. There begins his journey, where he quits the easy path and abandons all his chances to pursue something he didn’t know anything about.

  • Rating: 4.8/5 
  • Volume(s): 13
  • Author: Yamaguchi Tsubasa
  • Genre: Coming Of Age, Drama
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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20. Museru Kurai No Aiwo Ageru

What happens when an artist falls for another artist?

Akanishi Hibari was an art student with a plate full with her school and a part-time job at a café. Her schedule gets even more packed when she gets a fashion designing project which would be displayed in front of a large crowd.

Stuck in a rut, as she was doing her project on a laptop in the café she works, a flashy guy, who was a customer, accidently brakes her laptop. Frustrated that all her hard work went down the drain, she lashes out at him and leaves.

After her shift ends, the guy comes up to her and apologizes, and invites her to his apartment. He introduced himself as Sausei Gaku, and he went to the same art school as her and was a member of a band.

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Museru Kurai No Ai Wo Ageru
Museru Kurai No Ai Wo Ageru ( Credits : Kodansha)

He offers her his laptop till she projects him over. Despite the clashes between her serious nature and Gaku’s free-spirited nature, she found his bluntness and eccentricity encouraging. She found herself experimenting in ways she would not have even dared to before. In no time, she felt swept away by the unrestrained storm that ruined her laptop.

  • Rating: 3.8/5 
  • Status: Publishing
  • Author: Iwashita Keiko
  • Genre: Romance

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21. Uruwashi No Yoi No Tsuki

What happens when a Tomgirl is treated as a girl?

Takiguchi Yoi was handsome, had legs that never ended, and a deep voice; and she was a girl. No one even gave that fact a second thought, and she was dubbed ‘the prince’. However, she was not the only ‘prince.’

Uruwashi No Yoi Na Tsuki
Uruwashi No Yoi Na Tsuki ( Credits: book walker)

Her senpai, Ichimura, was a prince in his own right, and his eyes saw her for who she actually was a girl. What would happen when one prince chases another?

  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Status: Publishing
  • Author: Iwashita Keiko
  • Genre: Romance, Slice of life, School
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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22. Abe-Kun’s Got Me Now

Love a hot Chad? 

Abe-Kun was the definition of a Chad: Uncouth, tall and masculine. He was the school’s Karate champion. Akira didn’t get the hype that surrounded him. All her eyes were on her angelic childhood friend, Takuto.

Abe-Kun's Got me Now!
Abe-Kun’s Got me Now!( Credits : Kodansha)

However, when Abe gets hurt while protecting her, she helps him heal for the school’s pride, as he is the national champion and their main bet. The tables are turned when Abe confesses to her. Would Abe choose Chad in the end? 

  • Rating: 3.5/5 
  • Status: Publishing
  • Author: Iwai Aki
  • Genre: Romance, Slice of life, School.
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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23. Black Panther and Sweet 16

With a cat, you never know who the master and pet are. 

Taiga was an aggressive 16-year-old girl, and she was insecure about that. One day she finds a boy passed out of starvation and offers him something to drink. However, the boy takes advantage of this and suddenly kisses her?!

Black Panther and Sweet
Black Panther and Sweet ( Credits: Kodansha)

In the new school term, the guy, Iseya Arni, comes as a transfer student and declares, ” I’ll be your pet.”

What is happening??

  • Rating: 3.5/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 11
  • Author: Toriyumi Pedoro
  • Genre: Romance, Slice of life, School
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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24. Noragami

Can a god have everything?

Iki Hiyaori was a normal school-going girl. Well, as normal as she can be when her parents are rich as heck, and she was a www nerd. However, when she meets with an accident while saving a cat, she meets a man who claims himself as a God, named  Yato…. and gets dragged into another world that is a mess of phantoms,  weapons forged from human souls, and other gods.

Noragami ( Credits: Kodansha)
  • Rating: 4.8/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 26 +2
  • Author: Adachitoka
  • Genre: Action, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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25. Card Captor Sakura

Love kawaii magic girls? Here is one for you!

Kinomoto Sakura was an optimistic, energetic girl. One day she found an ancient book in her dad’s library and opened it, only to release a deck of magical cards called Clow cards. The guardian entity, called Cerberus (kuro) burdens her to collect them back. It helps her in her job to recapture the cards, along with her best friend Tomoya, Rival, Syaoran, and her brother, Toya.

Card Captor Sakura
Card Captor Sakura ( Credits: Kodansha)
  • Rating: 4.2 /5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 12
  • Author: Ohkawa Nanase
  • Genre: Magic girl, Romance, Adventure
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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26. Orange

Can the time be changed? Will the future change with your fervent prayers and efforts?

Takamiya Naho gets a letter from her future self from 10 years ago. Her future self warns her about Naruse Kakeru, a newly transferred boy, who would later become her close friend, but due to severe depression, will take away his own life. Will Naho’s efforts to save the boy she falls in love with, despite knowing everything, change the future?

Orange ( Credits: Crunchyroll )
  • Rating: 4.4/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 7
  • Author: Tanako Ichigo
  • Genre: Slice-of-life, Romance, Sci-fi
  • Where To read: Crunchyroll

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27. Sweetness and Lightning

Are you a foodie? Do you want to read some tooth rotten sweet?

Inuzuka Kohei was a teacher and a single father after the death of his wife. And he didn’t know how to cook and bought konbini food to feed his daughter, Tsugumi, daily. One day, one of his students, Lida Kotori, offers to teach him how to cook and thus begins the everyday fluff and chaos caused by this trio.

Sweet and Lightning
Sweet and Lightning ( Credits: Kodansha)
  • Rating: 4.3/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 12 
  • Author: Hirota Mitsutaka
  • Genre: Cooking, Slice-of-life
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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28. Apocalypse No Toride

Fan of Zombie Apocalypses? 

Maeda Yoshiaki was falsely accused of murder and was sent to Shouran Academy Juvenile Detention Center. He was placed in cell number 4 along with Iwakura Gou, Yamanoi Mitsuru, and Yoshioka Masafumi. Resentful of being falsely accused and disturbed by all the power play in the prison hierarchy, Yoshiaki didn’t think things could become any worse.

Apocalypse No Toride
Apocalypse No Toride ( Credits : Kodansha )

He was in for a bad surprise when a zombie apocalypse broke out outside the prison, and a van full of zombies entered the premises. Does he have what it takes to survive under the given circumstances?

  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 10
  • Author: Kuraishi Yuu
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-fi
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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29. Hi No Tori

A collection of stories with a unique art style that centers around an immortal phoenix that is reborn again and again with magical blood that can grant immortality and humans who are plagued by greed, fears, and desires. A philosophical manga that highlights the shortcomings of humans.

Hi No Tori
Hi No Tori ( Credits: Viz)
  • Rating: 4.2/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 12
  • Author: Tenzuka Ozamu
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Where To read: Viz

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30. Kaguya-sama : Love is War

All is fair in love and in war…

Shirogane Miyuki, the president, and Shinomiya Kaguya, the vice president of the high school, Schucinn Academy, were in love with each other.

Kaguya-sama : Love is War
Kaguya-sama: Love is War ( Credits: Viz)

Kaguya was the daughter of a wealthy conglomerate family, and Miyuki was the top student at the school. They were seen as the perfect and ideal couple. However, their ego stopped each other from confessing to each other, and they use various strategies and mind games to trick each to confess!

Come along and read the hilarious battle between these two geniuses.  

  • Rating: 4.6/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 28
  • Author: Akasaka Aka
  • Genre: Psychology, Rom-com, Slice-of-life
  • Where To read: Viz

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31. Bartender 

There is nothing a drink can’t solve…right?

Eden hall was a hidden bar in the district of Ginza, run by a prodigy bartender, Sasakura Ryuu.

Bartender ( Credits: Super Jump)

Not anyone can enter the bar; they had to be invited by Ryuu for a having a taste of the most exquisite cocktails. Read as Ryuu offers the most beautiful drinks to his customers from various walks of life and listens to their problems as they bare their souls to him.

  • Rating: 4.2/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 21
  • Author: Joh Araki
  • Genre: Drama, Slice-of-life

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32. When Night Falls

Mochizuki Saya was brutally raped and killed by a group of delinquents, and these people were protected by the law and were about to re-enter society. Her younger brother, Wakaru, didn’t forget about the injustice done to his sister and was on the hunt to serve justice.

When Night Falls
When Night Falls ( Credits: Kodansha)

However, the delinquents got to him first and ran him over. In the hospital, Wakaru discovers that he can enter other’s dreams, and whatever happens in the dream is reflected in real life.

With the perfect way to get away with a perfect crime, would Wakaru be able to get his revenge?

  • Rating: 3.8/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 4
  • Author: Masuko Yuu
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Supernatural

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33. Citrus

Aihara Yazu was fashionable, social, and fun-loving. When her mother gets re-married, she shifts to a conservative all-girls school.

Feeling severely caged by the strict rules, she gets into trouble with the student council president Aihara Mei, a stunning yet cold girl, only to find out that Mei is her roommate and, more importantly…her step-sister!!

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Citrus ( Credits: seven seas entertainment)

What would happen when these two girls, who always head butt, fall in love with each other?

  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 10
  • Author: Saburouta
  • Genre: Romance, Yuri
  • Where To read: sevenseasentertainment

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34. Lovely Complex

Does height really matter when it comes to matters of the heart?

Koizumi Risa was the tallest girl in the class at the height of 172 centimeters, and Otani Atsushi was the shortest boy in the class at the height of 156 centimeters.

Lovely Complex
Lovely Complex ( Credits: Viz)

In order to help each other with the other’s love interest, they put away all their differences and join hands. Unfortunately for them, their love interests fall for each other. Fortunately for them, they begin to like each other as well.

  • Rating: 4.3/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 17
  • Author: Nakahara Aya
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Where To read: Viz

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35. Machida-kun No Sekai

Those who are always there for others, always kind, also need someone kind who is there for them.

Machida-kun was the perfect human being. The perfect son, the perfect friend, the perfect student. He loves his dear ones so much that he always strives to be perfect for them. However, he is human and has imperfect moments too. During these moments, he hates himself and feels inadequate and unlovable.

Machida-kun No Sekai
Machida-kun No Sekai ( Credits : Shueisha)

However, the people around him recognize his love and love him in these imperfect moments. This is a story of accepting others and being accepted by others. 

  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 7
  • Author: Ando Yuki
  • Genre: Slice-of-life, Drama

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36.  Kounodori : Dr.Stork

Giving birth to a child is one of the most painful experiences that a human being can have. There are many complications in this, and it can even be fatal. Yet the Government does not provide insurance for pregnancy.

Kounodori : Dr.Stork ( Credits : Kodansha)

Obstetricians are doctors who do not treat illness but aid women during the critical time of childbirth. This is the story of Kounodori Sakura, an Obstetrician who, along with others in his profession, helped bring new life into the world safely.

  • Rating: 4.2/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 32
  • Author: Suzunoki Yu
  • Genre: Drama, Medical
  • Where To read: Kodansha

Also read: Grey’s Anatomy Review: Is This Medical Drama Worth A Watch?

37. Brutal: The Confessions of a Homicide Investigator 

Are you sure you can say who is right and who is wrong? Who is the good guy, and who is the bad guy? Is the law the ultimate judge of morality? Does it always serve Justice?

Brutal is the story of a handsome and talented homicide investigator  Hiroki Dan, who punishes criminals by law during the day and kills criminals who escape the law during the night in a brutal, bone-chilling manner.

Brutal: The Confessions of a Homicide Investigator ( Credits: Bamboo Comics Tatan)
  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Author: Koga Kei
  • Genre: Detective, Gore, Psychology

Also Read: 7 Best Gory Anime That You Must Watch Now!

38. Given

Given is a bittersweet story about Sato Mafuyuu, who has a natural talent for music and uses music as a means to scream out his emotions and traumas when his words have failed him. His bandmates, Akihiko, Haruki, and Ritsuka help him along his path to music and healing while dealing with their own relationships.

Given ( Credits: SuBLime)

Given reminds us of an important message: Sometimes, we feel sad when our life is going well…and it’s okay. Sometimes grieving and healing happens at the same time, not one after the other.

  • Rating: 4.5/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 8
  • Author: Kizu Nakatsuki
  • Genre: Bl, Drama, Romance
  • Where To read: sublimemanga

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39. Bunguo Stray Dogs

Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage as he was considered ‘good for nothing.’ Starved and with nowhere else to go, he was ready to die. Suddenly he saw another man trying to commit suicide and saved him. The man was Osuma Danzai.

Bungou Stray Dogs
Bungou Stray Dogs ( Credits: Yen Press )

Danzai is a supernatural detective with extraordinary powers, and with a mysterious white tiger in the loose, Atsushi is dragged along with Danzai into his team of eccentric detectives.

  • Rating: 4.6/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 23
  • Author: Asagiri Kalfka
  • Genre: Action, Mystery, Supernatural

Also Read: Top 10 Strongest Characters In Bungou Stray Dogs – Ranked

40. Vampire Knight

Cross Yuki was the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy. She had no memory of her past except that she was saved by a vampire. In the present, she, along with Zero, hides the fact that Vampires attend the Academy during the day. She always believed that Vampires and Humans could co-exist.

However, the secret is out, peace is broken, and Yuki uncovers her past secrets, betrayals, and also love.

Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight ( Credits: Viz)
  • Rating: 4.4/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 19
  • Author: Hino Matsuri
  • Genre: Dark Fantasy, Romance, Super Natural 
  • Where To read: VIZ

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41. Munshishi

Munshis are existences that lived as long as known creatures like fungi or bacteria. Some of them are parasites, some killers, and some peaceful ….yet only a few selected humans can see them with their eyes; they are called Munshishis.

Ginko is one such Munshishi that travels around Japan to help people who are affected by malicious mushis.

Munshishi ( Credits : Viz)
  • Rating: 4.5/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 10
  • Author: Urushibara Yuki
  • Genre: Adventure, Super Natural
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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42. Sanctuary

Akira Houjou and Chiaki Asami have seen the worst life has to offer and came out of the muck alive. Horrified by the corrupt and apathetic population of Japan, these two vows to revolutionize the entire country.

They decide to two this by choosing two opposite yet powerful organizations: the Government and the Underworld.

Sanctuary ( Credits: Big Comic Superior)

Houjou enters the underworld as Asami runs for the post of  Prime Minister. Will they two succeed?

  • Rating: 4.5/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Volume(s): 12
  • Author: Fumimura Sho
  • Genre: Drama, Suspense, Detective, Crime

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43.  Yubisaki To Renren

Can love fill the silence?

Yuki was shrouded with silence since she was born. She was a hearing-impaired university student who stayed in the same place her whole life and rarely interacted with anyone other than her bestie,  Rin. One day during her commute, she meets the Itsuomi, a multilingual friend of Rin.

Yubisaki To Renren
Yubisaki To Renren ( Credits : Kodansha)

Unlike many, Itsuomi goes to great lengths to learn sign language and befriend Yuki. He also shares his experiences abroad. This interests and touches Yuki’s heart, and she grows fond of him.

A new chapter in their lives begins as their two worlds collide and overlap.

  • Rating: 3.8/5 
  • Status: Publishing
  • Author: Morishita Suu
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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44. Caterpillar

Imomushi ( Caterpillar) is an assassin who is dexterous and tenacious. She kills only as a part of her job, only those who are assigned to her. However, for the sake of saving her sister, she enters into a battle royale with the elite assassins of her organization.  Filled with a swift and adrenaline-inducing battle, this manga is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Caterpillar ( Credits: Square Enix )
  1. Rating: 4/5 
  2. Status: Completed
  3. Author: Murata Shinya
  4. Genre: Action, Drama, Mature

Also read: Top 15 Action Manga To Spike Up Your Adrenaline Levels!

45.  Nukozuke

Cuteness Overload! KaWAIII !!

Amane Yuu was returning home from his part-time job when he saw something strange, two weird- but cute cat-like creatures in a box. These creatures are called ‘Nukos’; they are cats that have evolved to speak and feel like humans while still having the instincts of a cat. Join Yuu in his daily life with these two kawaii Nukos- Kei and Sasame.  

Nukozuke ( Credits: Hanayume)
  • Rating: 3.8/5 
  • Status: Publishing
  • Author: Yugi Iro
  • Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-life

Also Read: 6 Best Cute Anime To Watch Right Now

46. Grand Blue

Kitahara Iori was looking forward to his new life in the Izu peninsula. He stayed in a room above his uncle’s diving shop. Those who actually belong to the drinking club and strip naked party more than they dive. Annoyed by their behavior, Iori tries to stay away from them but is dragged into their mess as he learns more about the blue ocean.

Grand Blue
Grand Blue ( Credits: Kodansha)
  • Rating: 4.2/5 
  • Status: Completed
  • Author: Inoue Kenji
  • Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-life
  • Where To read: Kodansha

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47. Koko Wa Ima Kara Rinri Desu

Philosophy helps us decide the best or at least the ideal path. It helps us understand why we do what we do and the consequences of our actions. Read as Takayanaki, an ethics professor, helps his students navigate through the terrains of life with the help of lessons in morality, ethics, and philosophy.

Koko Wa Ima Kara Rinri Desu
Koko Wa Ima Kara Rinri Desu ( Credits : Shueisha )
  • Rating: 4/5 
  • Status: Publishing
  • Author: Amase Shiori
  • Genre: Drama, Mature, Psychology, School-life

Also Read: Best Nightmare Giving Psychological Horror Manga To Read!

48. Jisatsutou

Survival is the greatest instinct of any living creature

As suicide rates grow, the government decides to place those who attempt suicide on an isolated Island with no provisions to survive. Some of them die without trying to live. But for others, their instincts to survive kick in, and the group of people comes together to survive the harsh conditions. 

Jisatsutou ( Credits : Hakusensha)

In survival, morality blurs; emotions and base needs take over reason and logic.

  • Rating: 4.5/5 
  • Status: Publishing
  • Author: Mori Kouji 
  • Genre: Drama, Mature, Psychology, Survival, Suspense

Also Read: 50 Best Survival Manga – Ranked!

By Harshita

Konnichiwa! I am Harshita from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. _/ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ\_ I am currently pursuing my bachelors in Commerce. I am a passionate writer and poet. I enjoy watching J-Dramas and anime (The Grand Master of Demonic cultivation is my fav) and simping over k-pop groups. You can reach out to me @guhanharshita@gmail.com. Enjoy a sunny day and the moonlight of the night!!

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