Transgressive Manga

Manga that defies the usual shounen or shoujo stereotypes, often to dark or brutal effect. Twisted, compelling, horrific and often a deconstruction of tropes and cliches, these manga stand apart.
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86 books · 158 voters · list created October 6th, 2012 by D.M. Dutcher (votes) .
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message 1: by Alaa (new)

Alaa I must say "Elfen Lied " takes the price.


message 2: by Kayla (new)

Kayla Haven't read anything besides Doubt and Alive. Hoping to curb that soon c:


message 3: by Nimzo (new)

Nimzo Attack on Titan definitely.


message 4: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten I kinda wish there were a rule on this list to only vote for the first volume. The first page is filled with "Attack on Titan" and doesn't let many other manga have a chance to shine.


message 5: by D.M. (new)

D.M. Dutcher Sent a request to delete them, as well as Kick-Ass, which isn't manga. I'm not sure Barakamon, Cowboy Bebop, or Alice the 19th belong here either, as they aren't all that transgressive, but I'll let them stand for now.

I think it's a good rule, and I'd remind people to only vote for first volumes of transgressive manga only. See list description for what is one.


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura This is the kind of list I've been searching for. :')


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