5 popular manga you should read

  1. Attack on Titan
    • Written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama
    • The story follows the adventures of Eren Yeager, his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert, as they fight to protect humanity from the giants that have descended upon the earth
    • The manga has been published in Japan since 2009 and has been licensed for release in North America by Kodansha Comics
    • An anime adaptation of Attack on Titan premiered in 2013 and has since aired two seasons
    • A live-action film adaptation is scheduled for release in Japan in August 2017
      Source: “Attack on Titan” Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Titan_(manga)

  2. Naruto
    • Naruto is a manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.
    • The story follows Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.
    • The manga was first published in 1999 by Shueisha in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, and concluded on November 10, 2014 after 72 volumes.
    • The manga has been adapted into two anime television series produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. The first aired in Japan from 2002 to 2007, lasting 220 episodes.
    • The second began airing in Japan on February 15, 2009 and ended on January 31, 2017 after 500 episodes.
    • Naruto spin-offs include eleven movies; the first two are original stories not based on the manga, while the remaining nine are adaptations of the manga’s story arcs.
    • In addition to the anime series, Studio Pierrot has developed eleven original video animations (OVAs) and three animated feature films.
    • Several companies have developed various types of merchandising such as a trading card game, and a large number of video games.
  3. One Piece
    • One Piece is a manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda
    • It follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates
    • The manga has been adapted into an anime series, which has aired in Japan since 1999
    • The anime series has also been licensed by Funimation for an English-language release in North America
    • One Piece is one of the best-selling manga series of all time, with over 430 million copies sold worldwide
    • Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Piece

  4. Fullmetal Alchemist
    • “Fullmetal Alchemist” is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa
    • The series follows the adventures of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who attempt to restore their bodies after they are damaged in an alchemical accident
    • The manga has been adapted into two anime television series, several video games, and a movie
    • “Fullmetal Alchemist” has been praised for its characters, story arcs, and philosophical themes
    • Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullmetal_Alchemist
  5. Death Note
    • The “death note” manga is a popular Japanese comic series that tells the story of a young man who gains the power to kill anyone he wants by writing their name in a notebook.
    • The protagonist, Light Yagami, decides to use the notebook to rid the world of evil and becomes known as Kira.
    • While many people see Kira as a hero, others are determined to stop him before he takes things too far.
    • The manga has been adapted into several live-action films and television series, all of which have been met with mixed reviews.
    • The latest movie, “Death Note: Light up the NEW world”, was released in October 2016 and has already grossed over $60 million at the box office.
    • You can find out more about the death note manga and its adaptations by checking out these sources:
    • Wikipedia
    • IMDb
    • Rotten Tomatoes


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