5 Japanese Manga You Must Read

Japanese manga has become popular in the world. Even in Hollywood, the home of movies, there are many works based on manga.

This time, we have picked up 5 highly recommended works out of many manga. If you are trying for the first time, please start from these!


One day, Son Goku, a boy with a tail, who lives in the remote mountains of the earth, meets a girl named Burma, who came from the western capital.

So, if you collect seven, Shenlong will appear and only one wish will come true, and the existence of a dragon ball has been carefully kept as a keepsake of Son Gohan, the parent who raised it. Knowing that it is a “four-star sphere” (Susinchuu), embarks on a journey with Burma to find the remaining Dragonball.

After searching for a ball that involved Woolon and Yamcha, the ball is robbed by the Pilaf team who is planning to conquer the world, and Shinryu is called, Woolon’s ambition is stopped by fulfilling his undying wish.

After that, Goku underwent training for eight months with Kuririn, who will later become his best friend, under the master of martial arts, Kame-Sennin, who he met on the way of the trip. Then, in order to confirm the results, he participates in the Tenkaichi Budokai, which decides the master of martial arts in the world.


Gold Roger, the King of Pirates, is the man who once got everything in the world. The “Great Pirate Era” has arrived when many pirates are fighting for the hegemony over the “One Piece” that he left behind.

A boy named Monkey D. Luffy, who lives in the village of Fusha in the East Sea, becomes familiar with the pirate “Red-haired Shanks” who was staying in the village, and seeks admiration for pirates. One day, Luffy ate the devil’s fruit called “rubber-rubber fruit,” and instead of becoming a body that he could not swim for the rest of his life, he became a rubber man whose whole body expanded and contracted.

After a while, Luffy gets angry from the bandits who crush Shanks and is thrown into the sea. Shanks rescued Luffy, who was drowning and about to be eaten by a giant fish, at the expense of one arm.

Luffy is entrusted with the trademark straw hat by Shanks just before leaving the village and promises to become a good pirate and meet again in the future.


Twelve years ago, nine tails, a powerful beast, have invaded the village of Konoha Hidden in the Fire Country, one of the Five Great Powers of Ninja. The fourth generation Hokage, the scholar at the time, sacrificed his own life and sealed nine-tails to Naruto Uzumaki, a baby whose umbilical cord had just been cut.

Time passed, and Sato was regaining peace by the third Hokage, Sarutobi Hiruzen. Aiming to become a ninja, Naruto Uzumaki attends the academy and is a fallout of a super problem child.

Although he failed the graduation test three times, he was admitted by a teacher’s dolphin who protected himself in a certain case, and sent a forehead of his proof of graduation, and he became humiliated. Naruto, who has become vulgar, is assigned to the 7th team of Kakashi Hatake of Kamishino, along with Sasuke and Sakura Haruno.


Gon Freaks, a boy who lives on Kujira Island, was helped by a hunter’s young man, Kite, during his childhood when he was attacked by a black bear in the forest. Gon learns that his father, Jin, who was thought to be dead, is still alive and active as an excellent hunter.

Longing for the hunter profession, Gon hopes to take the hunter exam. After clearing the conditions set by Foster Parent Mito who is not happy with Jin, he set out for his hometown to head to the hunter exam site.

On the way, Gon works with Kurapika and Leorio, who also want to be hunters, and becomes familiar with Kirua, a boy of the same age that he met immediately after the start of the test. The four will gradually build trust and aim to pass the exam while cooperating.


Game-loving high school student Muto Yugi continued to assemble the ancient millennium treasure “Millennium Puzzle” for eight years, which no one had ever solved, from his grandfather Sugoroku, the owner of the game store.

However, Katsuya Jonouchi, a classmate who hates a weak Yugi, steals a puzzle piece and throws it into the pool. One day, Jonouchi had a trouble with Ushio, a member of the discipline committee, but he was rehabilitated by Yugi, who had been abusive until now, and he reviewed him and returned the piece to Sugoroku.

At the moment when Yugi, who has regained the last piece, succeeded in solving a puzzle, another fearless personality (another Yugi/Yami Yugi) who has acquired the skill as a genius of the game awakens.

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