Manga for Beginners


This list is for recommendations of manga series for people who want to try manga but don't know where to start!

This will only include in print manga (so that excludes a lot from tokyopop for example). If they have been reprinted please only include the reprint. (Unless the original is still in print! A lot of people don't like the newer 3 in 1s. Example Naruto)
Try to keep with series that are popular and easy to buy. If a series is no longer for sale first hand then it doesn't belong on this list and that includes the whole series being available.
Try to keep with popular series.
First volumes only!
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74 books · 15 voters · list created March 23rd, 2017 by Heather (votes) .
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message 1: by Angel (new)

Angel I switched Hana Kimi to the omnibus that is currently released


message 2: by Heather (new)

Heather Angel wrote: "I switched Hana Kimi to the omnibus that is currently released"

I had that there as you can still get the original, it's not out of print! The newer versions are needed if the original is out of print.


message 3: by Heather (new)

Heather There were two Tokyo Ghouls in this list. Sadly when I went to remove duplicates it removed the one I put in even though the 2nd one that was added was added after mine and isn't the english version but the German version. Please check the list before adding titles. I can't edit it.


message 4: by Heather (new)

Heather Angel wrote: "I switched Hana Kimi to the omnibus that is currently released"

Why do you keep ruining my lists?


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