In another world, the Hero and the Demon King continued to oppose each other. As their great magic collided, the explosion crossed over worlds and destroyed a classroom full of high school students. The victims who died in that explosion will be reincarnated in that alternate world. Our heroine, who has the lowest standing in the class, was reincarnated into a spider. She nevertheless faces this challenge head-on with great determination, and adapts to it surprisingly quickly
This is the story of how our protagonist, who was reborn as a weak spider monster, does whatever needed to survive
Chakuro is the 14-year-old archivist of the Mud Whale, a nigh-utopian island that floats across the surface of an endless sea of sand. Nine in ten of the inhabitants of the Mud Whale have been blessed and cursed with the ability to use saimia, special powers that doom them to an early death
Chakuro and his friends have stumbled across other islands, but they have never met, seen, or even heard of a human who wasn't from their own. One day, Chakuro visits an island as large as the Mud Whale and meets a girl who will change his destiny
Note: Nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2017
Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story... A new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto
(Source: VIZ Media
Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other men.
But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters. Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old boy with the hope of finding his missing father, sets out on a quest to take the Hunter Exam. Along the way, he meets other applicants for the Hunter exam: Kurapika, Leorio and Killua
Can Gon pass the rigorous challenges of the Hunter exam and become the best Hunter in the world
His wild and epic journey is about to begin
Sitting by himself in the back of the class, 10th-grader Yugi always had his head in some game--until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artifact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of the pharaohs! Awakened after three thousand years, the King of Games possesses Yugi, recklessly challenging bullies and evil-doers to the Shadow Games, where the stakes are high, and even the most ordinary bet may result in weirdness and danger beyond belief! Let the games...begin
A reinterpretation of the classic German legend, "Faust", by Yamazaki Kore
The story follows Johanna, a scholar travelling town to town in search of something dear to her. One day, she meets a boy named Marion after he runs into her in his attempt to flee from a man he was trying to steal from. Marion reveals that his family has recently run into financial troubles and that he simply wanted his books back. Upon hearing this, Johanna offers to be his teacher for a few days in return for his help in her search..
Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society.
While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family, but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy.
Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits, and along with Rukia, who is slowly regaining her powers, it's Ichigo's job to both protect the innocent from Hollows and to help the spirits themselves find peace
Note: Won the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category in 2005
In fifteenth century Rome, witches have declared war against humanity. A young man named Nikola, whose parents were cruelly murdered by a witch before his eyes, discovers that he is now the key to winning the war. Using sorcery skills acquired through years of careful study, Nikola must revive twelve witches known as the 'First Witches' who will become his allies and weapons to defeat the enemy. But there is one small hitch: in order to revive the witches from their eternal slumber, Nikola must form a marriage contract with each one. Just how many witches can Nikola marry in order to save the world
Before the Pirate King was executed, he dared the many pirates of the world to seek out the fortune that he left behind in one piece
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming the King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber...at the cost of never being able to swim again! Now Luffy, with the help of a motley collection of nakama, is setting off in search of "One Piece", said to be the greatest treasure in the world
Note: The best-selling series in manga history
Was a finalist for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize from 2000 to 2002. The German translation of Vol 44 won the Sondermann audience award at the Frankfurt Book Fair Comics Centre in 2005
Won the 41st Japan Cartoonists Association Award Grand Prize alongside Neko Darake in 2012
With the discovery of an old, unmanned spaceship nearby, the students must stay strong, manage their limited resources and remain united in the darkness of space, so that all of them can survive their long and likely perilous trek back home aboard the Astra
When thirty thousand Japanese gamers are suddenly trapped in the online game world of 'Elder Tale,' a realm of swords and sorcery'that was, up until yesterday, very much a fantasy'is now their cold, hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they're faced with fighting monsters, eating food with no flavor, and being unable to die'! Amid the chaos in 'Elder Tale' Akihabara, veteran gamer Shiroe locates his old friend Naotsugu and teams up with the beautiful female assassin Akatsuki. Together they embark on an adventure to change the world as they know it
After getting his sister devoured by a dragon and losing all their supplies in a failed dungeon raid, Lyos and his party are determined to save his sister before she gets digested. Completely broke and having to resort to eating monsters as food, they meet a dwarf who will introduce them to the world of dungeon meshi - Delicious cuisines made from ingredients such as the flesh of giant bats, walking mushroom, or even screaming mandrakes
Note: Nominated for the 9th Manga Taisho Award in 2016
SERIES 3: Stardust Crusaders
Stardust Crusaders takes place 100 years after Jonathan Joestar defeated Dio Brando. Dio, now known as DIO, is back, and Jonathan's descendants must travel to Egypt to destroy their ancestral enemy once and for all. On one side: Joseph Joestar and Jotaro Kujo ("JoJo" for short)...a globetrotting martial artist and his delinquent Japanese-English grandson. On the other side: a vampire and an army of murderers possessed by evil spirits, the monstrous "Stands". But Jotaro and Joseph have "Stands" too... and the stage is set for a terrifying battle as the heroes fight their way around the world! Adapted into anime, action figures, and video games, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of the weirdest, most influential Jump manga ever
An epic horror-action-adventure! Spanning the generations of the Joestar family, each arc focuses on a certain member of the family and his/her battles with vampires, super vampires, and other Stand users
1: Phantom Blood - Jonathan Joestar
2: Battle Tendency - Joseph Joestar
3: Stardust Crusaders - Jotaro Kujo
4: Diamond wa Kudakenai (Diamond Is Unbreakable) - Josuke Higashikata
5: Vento Aureo - Giorno Giovana
6: Stone Ocean - Jolyne Kujo
7: Steel Ball Run (AU of Phantom Blood) - Johnny Joestar (alternate universe Jonathan Joestar) & Gyro Zeppeli (alternate version
8: JoJorion (AU of Diamond wa Kudakenai) - Josuke Higashikata (alternate version) & Yasuho Hirose (alternate universe Koichi Hirose
In the world where the taste and texture of food are very important, there is Toriko, a hunter of precious foods regularly hired by restaurants and the rich.
He's a man with the inhuman skills necessary to capture the ferocious, evasive, and rare animals to complete his ultimate dinner course!
His current accomplice is a weak, timid person who was inspired by Toriko's greatness and accompanies him on all his journeys on his quest for the course of his life
Note: Was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award in 2009