Manga (Japanese comics) has wide appeal. From thrilling adventures and action sequences, to emotional dramas and thought-provoking narratives, manga offers something for every audience member in its unique form of comic storytelling.
Myreadingmanga is typically presented in black and white using line art to depict characters who seem out of proportion, often comically so. Additionally, various techniques are used to convey motion and action in scenes.
One-Punch Man features an invincible hero who defeats enemies with just one punch, making his story an instant worldwide phenomenon. Created by manga artist ONE and later made into an anime series released starting 2015 by TV Tokyo, One Punch Man has quickly become an international success!
This anime has garnered widespread praise for its creative action scenes and comedy. Additionally, its narrative highlights Saitama’s existential distress due to his overpowering abilities.
This series has inspired multiple spin-off manga and an online video game. Additionally, a live-action film and merchandise have also been developed from it.
As a child of the 90’s, you likely watched many iconic anime featuring street-brawling delinquents such as Dragon Ball and Slam Dunk. But there was another series that had more sinister overtones — Yu Yu Hakusho.
After experiencing his own brush with death, an 18-year-old teenage delinquent is recruited into becoming a Spirit Detective to fight demons and other spirits alongside his friends Kuwabara, Kurama and Hiei.
Yusuke enters Genkai’s Dark Tournament tournament against Sakyo, who hopes to use her victory to open up a path between our world and Demon Plane so demons may pass freely between them. Throughout this arc, demons attempt to enter Yusuke’s body through its pores.
Although not as widely celebrated as Hunter X Hunter, this battle shonen series led the way for others. Starring Yoshihiro Togashi’s trademark witty humor and character development alongside plenty of action sequences.
Yusuke Urameshi, an antisocial street brawling delinquent who ultimately died protecting a child from an oncoming vehicle, surprised even heaven and hell; no place was prepared for him in either heaven or hell.
Yusuke is joined in his battle against demons by Kazuma Kuwabara, his classmate who also has an acute sixth sense and knowledge of supernatural elements. Together they form an unlikely duo.
Dragon Ball has long been considered an iconic anime series and an invaluable source of superhero culture, offering fast-paced air battles punctuated with loud shouts of action. Fights move between close-up quick attacks and wide angle destruction scenes, featuring cinematic flourishes such as pausing to zoom into powerful attacks for added impact.
Goku and Bulma embark on an adventure together, searching for seven wish-granting orbs known as Dragon Balls that grant wishes and become their companions in lifelong friendship and battles against an array of villains along the way.
Usagi Tsukino (known in many English versions as Sailor Seerena/Bunny Seerena) is the protagonist in this story about reincarnated princess of Moon Kingdom and her allies who fight evil villains while searching for Legendary Silver Crystal. At first she’s terrified, yet later learns to accept her newfound abilities to become an admirable fighter for love and justice.
Her character design, featuring pigtails that recall rabbit ears, makes a nod to the moon’s rabbit-populated environment. Tubi, Hulu and Netflix offer subtitled or dubbed versions of this series.
George Joestar doesn’t appear in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure as its main protagonist, yet his actions play an instrumental role. In late 1800s England, George and his family are caught up in a carriage accident which results in George’s wife’s death and Dario Brando comes along trying to loot them of their belongings, mistakingly believing he’s there as their savior and thus misleading George into trusting him as their protector.
He wears his surname proudly, striving to be the ideal gentleman, right down to table manners. Additionally, he is extremely strong, easily outwitting many of his fellow heroes in combat and an adept user of Ripple power.
Although initially targeted at teenagers, Rumiko Takahashi’s masterful storytelling and ability to appeal to audiences of all ages and genders have made this anime an enduring classic. The plot follows a half demon girl and her human companion as they search for fragments of Shikon no Tama, an orb with incredible powers which could turn any youkai into full demons.
Inuyasha features several iconic characters, such as Shippo – an intelligent yet mischievous kitsune; Miroku, a wise Buddhist monk; Sango (the latest member of a clan of demon slayers); Kirara, Sango’s two-tailed demon cat; as well as their romance story between Kagome and Inuyasha.