And 2nd we are in the 2nd week of this series too. Welcome back guys, I definitely did some more research after the first list and I think I am a little more knowledgeable about manga now. Once again, I will try to keep this short.
Before we start, I’d like to mention that I am open to all suggestions and that once again, this list is in random order. These are just recommendations, no need to rank them right? So let’s begin once again
I love Grand Blue, it’s just too funny. I had no idea that the manga was still ongoing or I would have started reading it long ago. Grand Blue is one of the very few anime I have downloaded on my laptop just because of its sheer rewatch value.
If you don’t know, Grand Blue is basically about college life. It is a carefree and really funny manga/anime. Grand Blue is something you can read while relaxing and have fun. A lot of fun.
Onto a more serious manga, we have Monster. It does have an anime and the anime is quite successful but the manga is still good. It is a very old manga (was published from 1994 to 2001) but its plot has aged really well.
Monster is about a very skilled doctor Tenma trying to prove his innocence. The story really draws you in. The pacing sometimes feels slow but the suspense is strong and the characters are good. Especially Tenma, Heinrich, and Johan have really good character progression. It is 18 volumes/ 162 chapters long. You should definitely check it out.
This is one of the manga I regularly read. The anime is good but the animations aren’t that great also the anime is way behind the manga. The anime aside (which is doing fairly well), only 31k people on MAL have this manga on their list.
I mean what a shame. The pacing of the story is really good and like any good sports anime/manga, Chihayafuru doesn’t let the hype die. Another reason to read Chihayafuru is that it is on a very non-mainstream game. I strongly recommend this one guy.
Another really underrated manga. Probably very few people actually read it before its anime came out. I don’t know yet if it’ll get a 2nd season or not, but it deserves a 2nd season. The manga is still ongoing so it is ahead of the anime for sure. It is from the author of Koe no Katachi, which should give you an idea of the story.
Fumetsu no Anata e is about an inhuman immortal object that can take shape of other things. It becomes a human and goes on a journey to find its purpose. Fushi is the only main character and learns about what it means to be alive from a variety of side characters he meets. It is truly a work of art.
Another old manga for you. Pluto is a spin-off to the legendary Astro Boy. Pluto started publishing on the 50th anniversary of Astro Boy in 2003. It is meant to expand upon the lore and world-building of its parent manga.
Pluto does exactly that, it takes established universes and characters and expands upon them really well. now, you may ask “Can I read this without knowing anything about Astro Boy?” yes, you can. It is a spin-off so you can read it without touching Astro Boy. You won’t get some of the nods and the references are all but you can enjoy Pluto’s awesome plot nonetheless.
Well, that is all I got for now. Let me know your thoughts down in the comments. As always, stay tuned for more content, and do not forget to check our art section. Also, put your suggestions for next week’s list in the comments. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!