Even though many genres exist in the anime and manga industry, action and adventure ones are the heart of all the genres and, without a doubt, one of the most popular and overwhelmingly loved genres out there. This genre entertained fans for quite a long time and converted non-anime fans into anime fans. If you are an anime fan, you must hear about some of the old hits, and there are high chances they are based on the action and adventure genre. This genre not only showcases epic battles but also presents a vivid story, marvelous characters, and underlying mysteries for fans to decipher.
There are many manga series based on this genre that were later converted into anime and gathers huge revenue in the market, but that’s a different topic, and we will talk about those at a later date. Today, we will list down some of the mangas that you should definitely read if you love action and adventure. These mangas are all based on the author’s own POV, and there are high chances that you will love all of these. Make sure to read this article till the end to know about top adventure action manga.
10. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari ( The Rising of the Shield Hero) is one of the popular Isekai manga based on the journey of Raphtalia and Naofumi Iwatani. This action/adventure manga is best for video game lovers as the major protagonist of the series transports us into a different world where things happen more like a video game. If we talk about the synopsis, Naofumi and other heroes got summoned by a certain kingdom to stop the calamity that is destined to happen anytime soon. Everything was going fine until something out of context happened, and this is how the life of our protagonist changed permanently. This action/adventure manga is a must-read if you love cozy action and thrilling adventure.
9. Fairy Tale
Fairy Tale is one of the most popular actions/adventure anime. This series has already been finished in 2019 but still ranks in the category of most grossing shonen manga. The story of this series is quite simple and based on the life of Natsu, who is on his journey to find the dragon. Natsu is a quite talented and tough guy but sometimes acts goofy. The story will present top-tier action and jaw-dropping adventure. Other than this, Fairy Tale has lots of cool characters that put the cherry on the cake to this series.
8. Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter may seem childish in the initial episodes but believe me, this is all an illusion. Don’t let this epic series fool you that this is made for kids. No, It’s not! The more you follow this series, the more mysterious and dark it gets, and at one point, you will ask yourself, Is it the same series that it used to be initially? The Hunter x Hunter series starts with the major protagonist of the series Gon Freecss who aimed to find his father, Ging Freecss, who is a renowned hunter. In his journey, he met with Kurapika, Killua, and Leorio who played an important role in the series. Apart from these protagonists, the series also has some interesting characters like Hisoka, Illumi, Netero, Meruem, etc. The series is currently on hiatus due to the writer’s health issues.
Bleach is one of the series that lies in the list of all-time best shonen manga/anime categories. If you love shonen manga, you definitely heard about this series. Bleach is all about the story of Soul Reapers who fights Hollows. Ichigo Kurasaki became one of the soul reapers by Rukia, and this is where his life changed completely. If you love action, especially battles, then Bleach won’t disappoint you. Bleach has some of the coolest battles in all of the shonen-based series, and these battles are enough to give goosebumps to any anime fan. Apart from this, Bleach also has a tier-1 adventure. If you still haven’t watched the series, It’s high time to give it a try.
6. Naruto & Naruto Shippuden
Naruto and Naruto Shippuden is also one of the series that lies in the Big 3. The series is based on the lives of Shinobies(Ninjas), who dedicate their lives to their homeland. Naruto Uzumaki, the parentless child, got alienated by the whole village due to the demon fox sealed inside him. That fox caused trouble and took many innocent lives many years ago. Even after tolerating this much hate, Naruto decided to become Hokage of the village someday. This series will not just entertain you with crazy action and adventure but also motivate you to work toward your dreams. This series teaches us that anything can be achieved if we have the will to work hard for it. If you are looking for something that motivates you to be a better person, then Naruto is one for you.
5. Boruto: Naruto’s Next Generation
Boruto: Naruto’s Next Generation is based on the journey of Uzumaki Boruto, the son of Naruto Uzumaki. After the completion of Naruto’s story, the creators came up with the journey of Boruto, who has the exact opposite perspective of his father, Naruto. This manga is still ongoing and recently gathered huge popularity due to its most hyped Isshiki Otsusuki arc. If you love Naruto and want to see each and every character in a new world, then Boruto is there for you.
4. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen is a modern series that is based on the concept of curses, spirits, powers, etc., which is quite cool. Jujutsu Kaisen is all about crazy action and unparallel adventure. The story is based on a normal schoolboy, Yuji Itadori, who ate one of the Talismans of Sukuna and gained super-human powers. Now, he must find all the traces of Sukuna and contain him in himself to avoid the calamity. Apart from Yuji, the series has to fan-favorite Gojo, who is exceptionally powerful and leaves no stone unturned to entertain you to the max. Jujutsu Kaisen is still ongoing and something worth giving a try.
3. Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball is certainly one of the most famous series ever. Even if you ask about Goku from a non-anime fan, you will definitely get an answer. Created by Akira Toriyama sensei, Dragon Ball is entertaining fans for quite a long time and has the largest fan base in the world. Dragon Ball has great action that you can cherish and an amazing adventure that will stick to your screens. Apart from protagonists, Dragon Ball has great powerups moments that will give you goosebumps on every stage. Each antagonist of the series has some impact on the storyline and eventually sets the stage for future events. You should definitely give this series a try.
There are very few series that focus on the lives of Gods, and Noragami is one of them. Noragami is based on the life of Yato, the stray god who does not have any shrine. His story is quite emotional at many stages; you will definitely relate to his life events. Noragami has crazy action and cool adventures that will make you stick to your screens. This series has many characters, and I am sure that someone other than Yato will become your favorite for sure. Noragami presents the concept of gods in a modern format which you will definitely enjoy.
1. One Piece
Last but not the least, we have One Piece on the list. The highest-grossing manga all over the world with crazy adventure and action. You can expect every single thing from this series, including action, adventure, comedy, joyful moments, emotional moments, and whatnot. The anime and manga both are ongoing, with more than 1020+ episodes and 1050+ chapters, respectively. One Piece also has lots of mysteries, and most of them are still unsolved, so you can consider following this series as there are very less chances to get spoiled midway.
The foreshadowing is totally on the next level, and each and every character fits in the equation perfectly. If we talk about the brief synopsis of the series, One Piece is all about the journey of Monkey D. Luffy across the sea, who aspired to become King of Pirates someday. In order to become Kaizoku, he must find the long-lost treasure, One Piece, which lies at the end of the sea. If you are looking for something that you will cherish throughout your life, then One Piece should be your top priority.