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
Living isn't easy
When Haruhito awakens, he's in the dark. He doesn't know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances
Together, they advance forward away from the darkness, and a world they've never seen before called "Grimgar" spreads out before them
Memories, money, special powers ? this is the reality we who have none of those things have obtained
Ryouta Sakamoto is one of the top-ranked players of BTOOOM!, an online battle game. But no amount of simulated warfare could have prepared him for what is to come' Ryouta wakes one evening to find himself dangling from a tree by a parachute with no recollection of how he got there. Before he can orient himself to his unfamiliar surroundings, Ryouta is attacked. As a barrage of explosives rain down on him, Ryouta realizes that he too has a pack of bombs'bombs that look very similar to the ones used in BTOOOM! Ryouta may have mastered the online game, but can he come out on top in this real-life game of survival
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
"I fight only for what I believe in...for no one's sake...only for what's deep in my heart. I sail amongst the stars...people call me: Captain Harlock.
Truer words never spoken. Now! Embark upon an adventure into the infinite sea with the last brave souls of humanity aboard the Arcadia
Alita is a powerful cyborg with a soft heart and a mysterious past. Her second lease on life isn't easy: her heart is broken, she gains and loses friends to the cruel world of the Scrapyard far below the Utopian city of Tiphares, and she serves many masters in her quest to protect the innocent and create a new life for herself
Set in a Western Medieval-like place during times of war, Eleonora "Ellen" Viltaria, one of the Vanadis of Zhcted, leads the battle into Brune. There are, in fact, seven Vanadis, named for having each received a powerful weapon from the dragon to individually reign over seven territories. The power of the Vanadis invokes dread and fear from their enemies. An earl in the service of the country of Brune, a young archer by the name of Tigre, experienced the Vanadis's power firsthand after being defeated on the battlefield by Ellen. However, Ellen chose to spare his life after witnessing his skills, but in exchange, he is asked to serve her
In a world similar to that of Scheherezade's tales, a mysterious young boy named Aladdin drifts from place to place with his djinn Ugo. Ugo lives inside a golden recorder, and Aladdin is on the hunt for his true container "The Djinn's Metal Vessel".
One day he encounters Alibaba, a poor lad determined to enter one of the mysterious Dungeons that popped up a decade ago in order to make his fortune. Thus the the two begin their adventure in a Persia that never was
As the red-headed princess of Kouka, Yona lived the ideal, though sheltered, life within the walls of Hiryuu (Red Dragon) Castle. Doted on by her pacifist and cowardly father, King Il, and protected by her childhood friend/bodyguard, Son Hak of the Wind Tribe, (who has loved her since they were kids, but keeps his feelings in check). She cherishes the time she spends with the "love-of-her-life" (and older cousin), Soo-won. Though, on the night of her 16th birthday, everything changes when she witnessed someone close to her, murder her father. Now on the run, with Hak by her side, she seeks out a legend turned real. Join The Dark Dragon and the Happy, Hungry Bunch (Hak, Yona, Yoon, Gija, Shin-ah, Ao, Jae-ha, and Zeno) on their action-packed, comedic and love-complicated adventure, as they change Kouka from the outside
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
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
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
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
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