Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Manga Series

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a freebie so I decided to highlight some of my favorite manga series since it’s not often those come up in my other Top Ten Tuesday posts.

Library Wars by Kiiro Yumi: If I have to pick one manga series as a favorite, it’s Library Wars. It has a good blend of action and relationship tension. I love the characters and relate a lot to the main one, Kasahara. Plus, it’s about books and defending the library and fighting for the freedom to read!

Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa: This was one of the first manga series I ever read, so it’ll always be a favorite. I love Ed and Al and all the rest of the characters (except Gluttony, he’s the worst). I love the story and the world-building. And the ending! The ending is so perfect. It’s just all so good.

Barakamon by Satsuki Yoshino: This series can be a little silly at times, but I love it. It’s fun and cute and heartwarming. It’s also different than other series I’ve read.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa: For science-fiction lovers, Haruhi is one of the best. The cast of characters is great and I love all their crazy adventures and the weird stuff that happens around them. Kyon’s attitude toward everything is super relatable.

Toradora! by Yuyuko Takemiya: This manga makes me laugh. It’s so over-the-top at times, but that’s why it’s so great. I love the characters and their ridiculous shenanigans.

Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba: This one is a bit darker and more psychological than the rest of this list, but it’s so interesting. Also, L is the best.

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama: I still need answers! This was popular a few years back and it’s still good. I love the resilience of the characters and the hope they bring to their broken world.

Love Com by Aya Nakahara: This was also one of the first series I read and finished. It’s super funny and cute and of course ridiculous. Plus, it’s all about a tall girl!

The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai: I don’t usually care for horror stories, but this one is interesting. The concept is so crazy, and it keeps me guessing.

Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa: Since I love FMA so much, I decided to see what else the author had created and found Silver Spoon. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, but I’ve grown to like the characters and the different kind of story being told. Plus, it’s interesting to read all about agriculture!

What manga series do you like to read? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Manga Series

    • You can start with any series as long as you read volume one first (or if you’re reading online/digitally, chapter 1). I would pick a genre you’re interested in and start there. Manga covers a wide range of genres, so there’s usually something for everybody.

      Let me know if you need suggestions other than this list!


    • Oh, yeah! Manga Classics are awesome. How did I forget about those? I really love seeing the classic stories in the manga art style. It’s a cool way to introduce classics to people who wouldn’t normally read them.


    • I’m surprised by how much I enjoy it. I didn’t know if I would because the agriculture school doesn’t seem that interesting, but slice of life is one of my favorite genres and it captures it so well!


  1. Fullmetal Alchemist FTW! I’m enjoying reading that one. I’m about half-way through the manga? I’ve seen the anime, so the story isn’t a surprise to me, but it’s still an enjoyable read. I’ve considered reading Death Note since I enjoyed the anime of that one too, but I haven’t picked it up yet.

    I’m also enjoying reading Fruits Basket. That one I haven’t seen the anime yet, so it’s completely new!

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    • I need to watch/read more of Fruits Basket! I love Fullmetal Alchemist, but I haven’t watched all of FMA: Brotherhood yet (oops?) I’ve seen the first anime series, but the ending is very different than the manga and Brotherhood.

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      • I’ve watched all of both Fullmetal anime series, and I remember the endings being VERY different, but right now I don’t remember what the “real” ending was, so it will be a surprise all over again when I get there in the manga! I’m hoping my library opens for pick-up holds again soon, because they’re how I’ve been getting my manga fix. They don’t have the ones I’m reading in ebook format, so I have to wait until I can get physical books from them again to read more manga. 😦

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    • It’s a lot like comic books/graphic novels (just read backwards). Sometimes you just have to start something new and get used to it. But there are so many awesome stories and characters through manga that aren’t available any other way!

      Good luck! Let me know if you try one of these and what you think!

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