25+ Manga Recommendations for Your Reading List

I started reading manga WAY later than when I started reading Western comics. When I first published this post in 2016, I’d only read a handful of titles. Now I have so many favorites!

This index of manga titles recommended across my blog is organized by blog post, with a link to the post where you can find more info about the titles listed. Or just look them up on your book research site of choice.

Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic

  • Girls’ Last Tour

Science Fiction

  • A Distant Neighborhood
  • Saturn Apartments
  • Planetes
  • Orange
  • Ajin

Myth, Literature, and History

  • Vinland Saga
  • Blade of the Immortal (cw: extreme violence, including sexual assault)

Love and Romance

  • What Did You Eat Yesterday
  • My Love Story
  • Nana

Monsters and Monster-Hunters

  • Call of the Night
  • Asadora


  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

Autobiography and Memoir

  • A Zoo In Winter

Reminds Me Of Indie Film

  • A Journal of My Father


  • Master Keaton

Spies and Secret Agents

  • Spy x Family


  • Nijigahara Holograph
  • House of Five Leaves
  • Erased

Growing Up

  • Solanin
  • A Silent Voice

Totally Fun

  • Happy Kanako’s Killer Life
  • Way of the Househusband

Young Adult Picks

I enjoyed all of these tremendously myself, as an adult.

  • Azumanga Daioh
  • Wandering Son
  • Welcome to the Ballroom
  • World Trigger

And that’s the list of my favorite manga! So far…