Top 10 Manga Like Another [2023 List]


26 years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with her classmates. When she suddenly died, her classmates decided to carry on as if she was still alive until graduation. Then, in the spring of 1998, a boy named Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to that classroom, and he grows suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in that classroom. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named Misaki Mei who wears an eyepatch and is always alone drawing pictures.

Another has finished publishing and it has 20 Chapters. It is also Known as: Another

Genres: Thriller , School Life , Horror , Drama , Mystery , Ghost , Supernatural

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10. Mirai Nikki

Mirai Nikki

Middle school 2nd year, Amano Yukiteru, is a boy who has problem making friends. He thinks of himself as a bystander and will always write down everything he sees in a cell phone diary.
Tormented by solitude, Yukiteru began to imagine things like a friend called Deus Ex Machina who is apparently the Lord of Time & Space. Seeing Yukiteru's miserable state, Deus gives him a new ability. His diary will now record events that will happen in the near future. Yukiteru is then forced to participate in a game whose winner will become Deus' successor.

Future Diary has finished publishing and it has 59 Chapters. It is also Known as: 未来日記, Mirai Nikki

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9. Jisatsu Circle

Jisatsu Circle

Jisatsu Circle is a manga based on a movie of the same title, written and directed by Sion Sono. At first, the manga was intended to follow the same story, but Sion Sono asked Usamaru Furuya to adapt his own story to it, which resulted in a plot much easier to understand.
The story begins with the same opening scene, where 54 girls commit suicide by jumping in front of a moving train. However, one girl survives (Saya Kota) and opens another Suicide Club, with other victims. Her best friend, Kyoko, fears for Saya's future and begins to search for the strange secrets surrounding the Suicide Club to try and save Saya and the other girls from committing such a tragedy again.

Suicide Circle has finished publishing and it has 6 Chapters. It is also Known as: 自殺サークル, Suicide Circle

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8. Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

The story involves human mutations called "diclonii", who are born with horns on their heads and possess telekinetic powers, in the form of invisible "arms" called vectors. The power of these arms vary, but they can stop normal bullets and deflect some others. The number of them differ with each diclinous, as does their full range.
The tendency for violence among diclonii is high, especially as they grow older. As children, their violence stems from a certain playfulness, unlike the absolute hatred of humans in their later years. Diclonii are rare, as they are the members of their species that are able to reproduce naturally.
Silpelits are more common. They are the offspring of two humans, the male of which has been infected with the mutation. Interestingly, only males can pass on the genes, and all diclonii and silpelits turn out to be female. Certain scientists noticed an increasing number of babies with horns being born, along with those children murdering their own parents and others, and tried to contain the spreading and find out the cause by placing them in a Facility in cells where they are subject to inhumane experiments to test their abilities or where they await execution for being too dangerous.
The main non-mutant character in the story is Kouta, who ends up becoming increasingly involved with one diclonius in particular, the main mutant character Lucy, the only pure diclonius, as she seeks a way to infect or kill all of humanity. Lucy has a cruel and unsettling past, and she has long since lost her empathy for humans, except for Kouta.
However, Director Kakuzawa, who has diclonius ancestry although he doesn't have the vectors, has plans to mate with Lucy and start a true diclonius race. If Lucy is found and he manages to do so, humanity will be nonexistent.
Kouta and Lucy's lives have been intertwined since their childhood, but not necessarily in a good way. And after the virus is airborne and spread across all of Japan, what is the fate of humanity and who holds all of the answers?
Included one-shots:
Volume 1: MOL
Volume 2: Digitopolis
Volume 3: memoria
Volume 5: Elfen Lied
Volume 8: Mou Hitotsu no Shiawase na Mirai and Sake wa Nomu Hou Nomareru Hou?

Elfen Lied has finished publishing and it has 113 Chapters. It is also Known as: エルフェンリート, Elven Song, Elfenlied, MOL, Digitopolis, memoria

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7. Tomogui Kyoushitsu

Tomogui Kyoushitsu

At Ogasaka High School, students in class 1-A can get involved in an unreasonable game called "Friendly Play." In which one of the conditions of the game eat the bodies of their friends to survive. Cannibal school begins.

The Friends-Eater Classroom has finished publishing and it has 39 Chapters. It is also Known as: 友食い教室, Tomogui Kyoushitsu

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6. Ousama Game

Ousama Game

A high school class, containing 32 students, all receive a strange text message on their cell phones one night. It welcomes them to the "Ousama Game," in which they are given specific tasks to carry out in a 24 hour period.

No one takes it very seriously at first, as the tasks are trivial things like having one student kiss another. Soon, the tasks escalate beyond what the kids are willing to do, and they learn that the cost of failure is death. Will they be able to find a way out of the Ousama Game before more people die, and the living lose their integrity and humanity through their participation in the increasingly horrible daily tasks?

King's Game has finished publishing and it has 25 Chapters. It is also Known as: 王様ゲーム, King's Game

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5. Arisa


Tsubasa and Arisa are twin sisters who haven't seen each other for three years due to their parents' divorce. They have communicated through letters, but finally decide to meet each other again. Arisa, the more gentle of the twins, suggests that Tsubasa take her place at school for a day, just for fun. However, there are things about Arisa and her school that she hasn't mentioned to Tsubasa--dangerous things.

Arisa has finished publishing and it has 48 Chapters. It is also Known as: ARISA 〈アリサ〉, Arisa

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4. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

A young woman, by some strange occurrence, was left to die alone in the former building of Seikyou Academy. Mysteriously, there is one person who can see her in ghost form: Niiya Teiichi, a freshman. Now they both seek to find out the reasoning behind her death, and what could have caused it.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia has finished publishing and it has 54 Chapters. It is also Known as: 黄昏乙女×アムネジア, Koukin Otome x Amnesia, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

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3. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Onikakushi-hen

Life couldn’t be better for Keiichi Maebara. Sure, he’s moved to a sleepy, little town where nothing happens and high school consists of a one-room schoolhouse — but his new friends and fellow students are all cute girls! When he happens upon a story about a grisly local murder, however, his contentment turns to uneasiness as he finds himself drawn into a web of silent intrigue that involves his newfound friends…and threatens his very existence.

The story of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is divided into a total of eight chapters: four "Question" arcs and four "Answer" arcs. Each chapter keeps the same main characters, but ends in a different way. However, each chapter gives valuable answers, hints, and clues to the previous one, while at the same time bringing forth even more mysteries.

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Abducted by Demons Arc has finished publishing and it has 7 Chapters. It is also Known as: ひぐらしのなく頃に 鬼隠し編, The Moment the Cicadas Cry: Demoning Away Chapter, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onikakushihen, The Moment the Cicadas Cry Demoning Away Chapter

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2. Corpse Party: Blood Covered

Corpse Party: Blood Covered

Corpse Party: Blood Covered is about a group of high school friends in Kisaragi Academy. Kisaragi Academy was built on the grounds of Tenshin Elementary School, which was demolished after a string of disappearances and gruesome murders. After a mysterious earthquake, the students find themselves trapped in an alternate reality Tenshin Elementary School, where the murders of others trapped before them have continued unabated...

Corpse Party: Blood Covered has finished publishing and it has 47 Chapters. It is also Known as: コープスパーティー BloodCovered, Corpse Party: Blood Covered

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1. Shiki


The story takes place in a particularly hot summer in the nineties, in a small quiet village called Sotoba. A series of mysterious deaths begin to spread in the village, at the same time when a strange family moves into the long abandoned Kanemasa mansion. Toshio Ozaki, dean of the only hospital in Sotoba, initially suspects an epidemic. But as investigations continue and the deaths begin to pile up, he becomes convinced that they are the work of the undead plaguing the village. A young man named Natsuno Yuuki, who hates living in the village, begins to be pursued and surrounded by death.

Corpse Demon has finished publishing and it has 42 Chapters. It is also Known as: 屍鬼, Corpse Demon

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