Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top 10 Complete Classic Manga You Should Have Read

As you are sitting there waiting for the latest manga updates to get a little taste of the happenings of a blonde ninja, a rubberband pirate, and a ghost swordsmen. So if you got the time check out one of these famous complete manga. These mangas transcend time and if you are new to manga or just dont know find out more information and you can fill the time between Manga releases. This is our "Top Ten Complete Classic Manga You Should Have Read," and after reading the whole list you will become a fully fully-realized Manga-Reader.
Honorable Mention- Veritas
Veritas is a manhwa (a manga originating from Korea, instead of Japan like most Manga) a about a misfit cut-throat brawler who by chance meets the most powerful martial artest and becomes an apprentice and enters a world of struggle and countless fights. The main character is in for a tough time at a school where everyone is a powerful fighter mastering the most dangerous fighting arts. He meet others and develops with only his memory of his master. The story is intriguing and captures the reader, similar to the world that catchs the main protagonist, Gangryong.
Coming Soon- "Top 10 Martial Arts in Veritas"
Honorable Mention- Ai Kora
Don't we all have special things we look for in a partner or possible love intrest. Hachibe Maeda the main character in this manga has a specific set of body part types that he will do anything for. He happens to move it to a girls dorm, witch is a dream for us all, and is meet with four girls with specific desired body parts. What will he do to find love, when his perfect girl is divided among four girls. This is a touching love story that is funny. Each girl is different and all the hijinks that ensue are interesting and the touch of fanservice and pervy vide is appropriate. This manga is a lot of fun.
10. The Breaker
This manhwa does have a sequel called The Breaker: New Waves, but the original Breaker was the classic peace and stands on its own and the sequel does not rise to the level of the first. A student who is bullied meets a teacher who introduces him to a hidden world of Murim, with martial arts are equal to status, influence and power. Shi-Woon Yi must navigate this underworld and develop his fighting style witch he is equipped with a punch that shatters anything it touches. He also has a rival who is similar to Sasuke in many ways. This manhwa is a refreshing journey of growth with a climatic ending. A good read.
Coming Soon- "Top 10 Breaker Moment"
9. Psyren
You like manga where there is action in every chapter and characters running around with cool and unique psychic powers, then this is the manga for you. Psyren puts people in a world that gives them powers after reviving a special card from a mysterious masked figure. This simple opening leading to a gripping story with twists everywhere. Everything comes full cycle in the end and the story finishes with an amazing ending. Worth the read for the cool powers being used alone.
Coming Soon- "Top 10 Psyren PSI Users"
8. Eyeshield 21
One of the most intese and funny sports manga around. Eyeshield 21 has all the qualities of the action packed fantasy adventure manga, while focused on American football. As the story progresses new and deep characters are introduced. The team is put together and face-off against tougher and tougher teams, leading to a showdown with the American team. There was a slight problem with a character named Black Panther, who was said to have fictional extra ligaments in his leg, but forgetting that this manga is amazing and bring American football to Japan and put the Japanese slant on it. Good for any sport-fanatic who wants to get into manga.
7. Rave Master
The predecessor of the current running manga Fairy Tail. Haru Glory is a young adventure with possibly the most powerful sword in existence called Ten Commandments or Ten Powers. It is a sword with many forms and powers and discovering each is cool and fun. The Rave world is filled with wondrous creatures and a cast of characters and villans who are interesting. The tale of a youngster trying to find his place is the world and live up to his responsibility is what makes this manga special.
6. Akira
Akira was one of the first manga works to be translated in its entirety to English. This manga is cyberpunk and tells of a post-apocalyptic world after World War 3. The characters are all deep and their struggles are touching and very human. We see characters drunk with power and those who stand for something when it is hard to do. The story speaks for itself, so read it.
5. Shaman King
Shaman King, the manga based around Native American folklore. A world where the spirit world and our world are a lot closer. Our hero Yoh Asakura must master his shaman powers by building relationships with spirits, namely Amidamaru a powerful samurai. He must compete in a tournament for the spot as the Shaman King and limitless power. Yoh must make friends and defeat his more skilled and powerful twin brother. Yoh starts as a lazy and carefree spirt and remains one throughout, witch is his greatest accomplishment. A must read.
3. Fullmetal Alchemist
A manga that follows completely the idea of equal exchange, meaning that to get something you must give up something of equal value. The world is run by alchemy, with wonders ways to us it to fight and gain power and influence. The characters are loud, fun, and profound. Its main character are trying to fix a mistake they made and get redemption for trying to beat death. The villains are also as well developed and rick with inner-struggle. A true work of manga genius.
2. Death Note
With a stroke of a pen you can kill anyone and how you want them to die. You could try to extinguish all evil in the world. Unless your smarter then Light Yagami, a super, SUPER, SUPA genius. This is a great story of cat and mouse with a dark and intense tone. This manga has everything and holds you throughout the story. The character interactions are strong and messages in everything they say. It is a smart manga that is a detective story where you are rooting for the bad guy. Go read it or your name might be found in a special book, and there are worse ways to die then a heart attack. 
1. Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball was the first taste of manga to the western manga readers. Dragon Ball introduced us to Manga and started the craze. Dragon Ball had it all, a powerful youth with a mysterious past and an unquenchable appetite , a pervy teacher, and a quest for power namely the Dragon Balls. Dragon Ball had iconic characters and Goku's fighting skills partnered with his pure heart make him one of the most recognized and loved manga characters of all time. This is a mandatory read for everyone, not just manga lovers, iam gonna force my kids to read it.

These were our "Top Ten Complete Classic Manga You Should Have Read." So get reading and come back after to voice your opinons. These Manga series have been finished and that means there is no waiting and your can read as much as you want. They transcend time and are classics. Did we miss any manga your feel are must reads? Let us know.


  1. Not a bad list. though i think Eyeshield should have been lower.

  2. Some of Naoki Urasawa's work should have been in this list.


  4. You forgot ONE PIECE!!!