Manga is becoming an ever more popular medium in the world. Just recently, One Piece has become the 2nd best-selling comic book globally, behind only Action Comics #1 (the first Superman appearance). Apart from that, people seem to be becoming a lot more open to the medium in general. The reasons for this are plenty, but one of them might be the increasing popularity of anime, which are largely based on corresponding manga. In this article, we are going to recommend a few manga for newcomers to the medium.
The sports genre is a surprisingly popular genre within the manga medium. It isn’t common for football manga to reach the top, which is further testament to the quality that Blue Lock provides. The manga follows a fictionalized version of the Japanese men’s football team, who are put through hellish training, by a Japanese football legend. The team sticks together through thick and thin, eventually reaching the FIFA World Cup, and shooting for the number one spot.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, with over 3 billion fans globally. It is, by far, the most popular betting sports, especially when it comes to online sites like www.betstation.com. For those who are already fans of the sport, Blue Lock will provide quite an interesting and thrilling experience.
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is one of the most popular manga and anime in the world right now, topping the volume sales charts of Shonen Jump. The manga came to a controversial ending only recently, and so now is the perfect time to jump into it, and come to a decision of your own regarding the ending.
The world is overrun by Titans, monstrous creatures that attack and feed on humans. To protect themselves, the humans have sequestered themselves into walled-off cities, and have developed technology to combat the titan menace. As the story progresses, however, the reader discovers that not everything within the world is black and white.
My Hero Academia
The superhero genre is at the peak of its popularity. Most of you reading this have likely seen quite a bit of Marvel’s superhero films. For those who are fans of the MCU, My Hero Academia will be the perfect place to start reading manga.
Set hundreds of years into the future, 99% of the human race has developed some kind of super power (called Quirks in the show). The manga follows IzukuMidoriya, a 14-year-old boy who was born without a Qurik. Izuku has a dream to become the greatest hero in the world, and chance brings him together with All-Might, a superman stand-in who shares his powers with Izuku, and gives him the opportunity to attend UA, Japan’s premium superhero school.
My Hero Academia is, in many ways, a reconstruction of the shonen-action genre, putting major emphasis on hard work, friendly bonds, and the power of one person’s determination against the odds. The manga is currently nearing its end, so it is the perfect time to start reading the story.