Top 20 Fantasy manga you should read right now. [2024 List]

Fantasy manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? Fantasy is a genre of fiction that uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in fictional worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of (pseudo-)scientific and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three (which are subgenres of speculative fiction).

In popular culture, the genre of fantasy is dominated by its medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of The Lord of the Rings books by J. R. R. Tolkien. In its broadest sense however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today.

Fantasy is a vibrant area of academic study in a number of disciplines (English, cultural studies, comparative literature, history, medieval studies). Work in this area ranges widely, from the structuralist theory of Tzvetan Todorov, which emphasizes the fantastic as a liminal space, to work on the connections (political, historical, literary) between medievalism and popular culture

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20. One Piece

One Piece

Gol D. Roger was known as the Pirate King, the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the location of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece (which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame), and quite possibly the most coveted of titles for the person who found it, the title of the Pirate King.

Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy that defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate who ransacks villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder; the thought of an exciting adventure and meeting new and intriguing people, along with finding One Piece, are his reasons of becoming a pirate. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach One Piece.

One Piece is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ONE PIECE, Budak Getah, Đảo Hải Tặc, Большой куш, Ван Пис, Уан Пийс, Эйтиро Ода, Վան Փիս, וואן פיס, قطعة واحدة, وان پیس, ون بيس, وەن پیس, वान पिस, वान् पीस, ওয়ান পিস, ஒன் பீஸ், วันพีซ, ဝမ်းပိစ်, ዋንፒስ, ワンピース, 海盗路飞, 海賊王, 海贼王, 航海王, 원피스

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19. Berserk

Berserk

His name is Guts, the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers. Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice. But Guts won't take his fate lying down; he'll cut a crimson swath of carnage through the ranks of the damned—and anyone else foolish enough to oppose him! Accompanied by Puck the Elf, more an annoyance than a companion, Guts relentlessly follows a dark, bloodstained path that leads only to death...or vengeance.



Notes:
- Volumes 1-5 contain the 16 prequel chapters 0A - 0P.
- Chapter 83 was omitted from Volume 13 due to the author’s request.
- Volume 14 includes “Berserk: The Prototype”.
- Due to the author's passing, starting from Chapter 365, the manga is illustrated by Studio Gaga (Miura's assistants) and supervised by Kouji Mori (a close friend of Miura's).

Berserk is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ベルセルク, Berserk: The Prototype

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18. Kimetsu no Yaiba

Kimetsu no Yaiba

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjirou, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality...

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought...

Thus begins Tanjirou's quest to fight demons and turn his sister human again.



Volume 7 contains a bonus chapter about Kanao Tsuyuri.
Volume 10 contains a bonus chapter about Inosuke Hashibira.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has finished publishing and it has 207 Chapters. It is also Known as: 鬼滅の刃, Blade of Demon Destruction

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17. Beware of the Villainess!

Beware of the Villainess!

A refreshing, unique villainess who's been dropped in the world of a novel, only to overthrow it all! The reason why? She couldn't just stand by and watch the female lead be manipulated by all four shitty male leads. The story of a villainess, who intends to throw out all the jackasses, and a wolf that only yearns for her!

Beware of the Villainess! has finished publishing and it has 128 Chapters. It is also Known as: Gare à la vilaine!, その悪女に気をつけてください, 小心那个恶女!, 恶毒女配今天不营业, ระวังไว้ ยัยตัวร้ายกำลังมา

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16. Muhanui Mabeopsa

Muhanui Mabeopsa

A human’s dream of infinity is like a supernova explosion that spreads at the speed of light! This is the story of child named Shirone who was abandoned in a stable, wrapped in swaddling clothes. While growing up, he showed unbridled interest in everything related to books and strove to learn even on his own. Although Shirone was the foster son of a hunter, one of the lowest-class people, he was a genius in everything! One day, as a reward for mastering a legendary skill to knock down trees with a couple swings of an axe, his foster father takes him along on his trip to the city. And in that city, Shirone chances upon magic!

Infinite Wizard is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Infinite Mage

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15. The Gamer

The Gamer

Han Jee-Han, a normal high school student, suddenly develops a special power where his entire world is shifted into a game-like setting. He can see the power levels of people, look at the stats of a seemingly normal item, get abilities, and even level up! Follow Han Jee-Han as he discovers how to use this power, and maybe even where they came from.

The Gamer is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: The Gamer

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14. Seoul Station Druid

Seoul Station Druid

What started out as an ordinary day turned upside down when an unknown catastrophe struck Earth, transporting Suho Park to a different planet. He eventually learns how to adapt and fight for his survival in this foreign world, but one day, just as suddenly as he was sucked into this new planet, Suho is pulled back to Earth. He quickly learns that return to life as he remembers it is no longer possible, as Earth is in constant battle with monsters who’ve managed to infiltrate the planet. How will Suho fight against the monsters attacking Earth, and will he be able to survive this time with his current skills?

Seoul Station Druid is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Seoul Station Druid

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13. Ao no Exorcist

Ao no Exorcist

This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in which the humans live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Ordinarily, travel between the two, and indeed any kind of contact between the two, is impossible. However the demons can pass over into this world by possessing anything that exist within it. Satan the god of demons, but there's one thing that he doesn't have, and that's a substance in the human world that is powerful enough to contain him!! For that purpose he created Rin, his son from a human woman, but will his son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else...? An exorcist?

Blue Exorcist is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 青の祓魔師〈エクソシスト〉, Ao no Futsumashi, The Blue Magic Exorcist

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12. Nanatsu no Taizai

Nanatsu no Taizai

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!

Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated?

The Seven Deadly Sins has finished publishing and it has 346 Chapters. It is also Known as: 七つの大罪, Nanatsu no Taizai

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11. Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter

Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other men. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.

Hunter x Hunter is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: HUNTER×HUNTER, HxH

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10. Bleach

Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits and, along with Rukia—who is slowly regaining her powers—it's Ichigo's job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.



Note: Chapter count includes the following 19 extra chapters.

Volume 10 contains chapter 88.5 "Karakura Super Heroes." --not included in the count.
Volume 12 contains chapter 0.8 "A Wonderful Error."
Volume 15 contains chapter -17 "Soreyuku Hoshiboshi no Tame no Zensoukyoku" (逸れゆく星々の為の前奏曲, Prelude for the Straying Stars).
Volume 20 contains chapter -12.5 "Blooming Under a Cold Moon."
Volume 23 contains the two-part chapter 0 "Side-A The Sand" and "Side-B The Rotator."
Volume 32 contains chapter -16 "Hyougen ni Shisu" (氷原に死す, Dying in the Ice Fields).
Volume 36 consists of chapters -108 to -100 "Turn Back the Pendulum."
Volume 37 contains chapters -99 to -97 "Turn Back the Pendulum" and "Let Stop the Pendulum."
Volume 70 contains chapter 520.5 "Walk Under Two Letters" (520.5 WALK UNDER TWO LETTERS).

Total chapter count is 705.

Bleach has finished publishing and it has 705 Chapters. It is also Known as: BLEACH, BLEACH, ブリーチ

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9. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled monster, capable of reaching Mach 20 speed, who may be the best teacher any of them have ever had?

Assassination Classroom has finished publishing and it has 187 Chapters. It is also Known as: 暗殺教室, Tokyo Department Sensou Taikenki, Tokyo Department Store War Chronicles

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8. Kuroshitsuji

Kuroshitsuji

In Victorian era Europe, a young boy loses everything he once held near and dear to a vicious plot. In his moment of death, he strikes a deal with a demon: his soul, in exchange for revenge. Ciel Phantomhive is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the underground work for the Queen of England. His new partner is a demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, whose prowess as a butler is only surpassed by his strength as a demon.

The story follows the two along with their other servants, as they work to unravel the plot behind Ciel's parents' murder, and the horrendous tragedies that befell Ciel in the month directly after.

Black Butler is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 黒執事, Dark Butler, Kuro Shitsuji

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7. Black Clover

Black Clover

Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem—he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure—Asta will never give up!

Black Clover is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ブラッククローバー, Black Clover

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6. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest

After overcoming the threat of Acnologia and Zeref, Fairy Tail has become stronger and more energetic! The 100 year quest which Natsu and company left for, and also to the members who had remained at the guild, something new is going to happen!? Although the story was supposed to have concluded, a new adventure now begins!

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: フェアリーテイル 100年クエスト, Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest, Feari Teiru: Hyaku-nen Kuesuto

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5. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run

Originally presented as an unrelated story, this series was later officially declared a part of the JoJo storyline. The series stars Gyro Zeppeli, who uses a set of steel balls that spin incredibly fast, and Johnny Joestar (Jonathan Joestar), a former hot-shot jockey who was crippled by an ambusher and lost his fame and fortune. They race, along with others, in a mad-dash across America for 50 million dollars, reminiscent of The Cannonball Run.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run has finished publishing and it has 95 Chapters. It is also Known as: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run, ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 Part7 STEEL BALL RUN, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run, SBR

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4. Noragami

Noragami

Yato is a homeless god. He doesn't even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he's set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he'll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can't afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.

Noragami: Stray God is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ノラガミ, Stray Gods

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3. Kamisama Hajimemashita

Kamisama Hajimemashita

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!

Nanami has all kinda of new responsibilities she doesn't understand, dangers she's unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who's...actually pretty hot. What's a new-fledged godling to do?

Kamisama Kiss has finished publishing and it has 154 Chapters. It is also Known as: 神様はじめました, Divine Nanami

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2. How to Get My Husband on My Side

How to Get My Husband on My Side

She became a villainess who died by her husband’s hands in the novel. To be more precise, she became a supporting character who died while being used as a tool for political marriage by her father and brother. One day, my damn father crawled out and chose my fifth groom. The problem is that the chosen person was the best Paladin of the North and the very person who will kill me and my family in the future. First, I have to find a way to live. In the novel, before finding a way to save my sister-in-law that was going to die by my hands, there are many challenges I need to overcome. Such as melting my husband’s cold exterior, gaining the Northerner’s favor, and overcoming the Duke’s contempt. If I can overcome these challenges, wouldn’t my life be saved later? "I fell in love with you!" So please spare me!

How to Get My Husband on My Side is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: How to Get My Husband on My Side

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1. Villains Are Destined to Die

Villains Are Destined to Die

Penelope Eckart reincarnated as the adopted daughter of Duke Eckart and the villainess of a reverse harem dating sim. The problem is, she entered the game at its hardest difficulty, and no matter what she does, death awaits her at every ending! Before the "real daughter" of Duke Eckart appears, she must choose one of the male leads and reach a happy ending in order to survive. But the two brothers always pick a fight with her over every little thing, as well as a crazy crown prince, whose routes all lead to death. There's even a magician who's enamoured with the female lead, and a loyal slave knight! But somehow, the favourability meters of the male leads increase the more she crosses the line with them!

This is Penelope’s survival story, who’s been dropped in an insane reverse harem dating sim!

Villains Are Destined to Die is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 悪役のエンディングは死のみ, The Villain's Ending Is Death, Death Is The Only Ending For The Villain, Kết thúc của nhân vật phản diện là cái chết, Agyeok-ui Ending Jugeum-ppun, 恶役只有死亡结局, Agyeogui Ending-eun Jugeumppun, Death Is The Only Ending For The Villainess, Ag'yeog'eui Ending'eun Jug'eumbbun, Для лиходійки лиш одна кінцівка – смерть, Конец злодейки - смерть, Смерть - единственный конец для злодейки

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