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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Top 19 Fantasy manga you should read right now. [2023 List]
- 19. One Piece
- 18. Black Clover
- 17. Kimetsu no Yaiba
- 16. The Gamer
- 15. Bleach
- 14. Hunter x Hunter
- 13. Nanatsu no Taizai
- 12. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run
- 11. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
- 10. Kuroshitsuji
- 9. Noragami
- 8. Fairy Tail
- 7. Goblin Slayer
- 6. Ao no Exorcist
- 5. Beware of the Villainess!
- 4. Kamisama Hajimemashita
- 3. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest
- 2. Mahoutsukai no Yome
- 1. Houseki no Kuni
19. 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
18. 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
17. 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
16. 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
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
14. 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
13. 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
12. 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
11. 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
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
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
8. Fairy Tail
In the mystical realm of Earth Land, magic exists at the core of everyday life for its inhabitants, from transportation to utilities and everything in between. However, even with all its benefits, magic can also be used for great evil; therefore, to prevent dark forces from upsetting the natural order of things, there exists a system of magical guilds in the Kingdom of Fiore. Under the command of their respective guild masters, these guilds are made up of witches and wizards who take on various job requests to earn fame and fortune. One particular guild stands high above the rest in both strength and spirit, and its name is Fairy Tail.
In his quest to find his dragon foster father—Igneel—Natsu Dragneel, a fiery and reckless mage, and his partner Happy run into a young celestial mage by the name of Lucy Heartfilia, who reveals that it's her dream to become a full-fledged wizard and join the Fairy Tail guild. After rescuing her from an abduction attempt, Natsu offers her a home in Fairy Tail. Now a member of the guild, Lucy teams up with Natsu and befriends fellow wizards Gray Fullbuster and Erza "Titania" Scarlet. Together, this motley crew set out on their many adventures, gaining many faithful allies and deadly foes along the way.
Fairy Tail has finished publishing and it has 549 Chapters. It is also Known as: FAIRY TAIL, Fairy Tail
7. Goblin Slayer
A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It's the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue—a man who's dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there's no telling who might come calling next...
Goblin Slayer! is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ゴブリンスレイヤー, Goblin Slayer
6. 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
5. 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! is currently publishing and has 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
4. 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
3. 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
2. Mahoutsukai no Yome
Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same again.
The man is a "magus," a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice–and his bride!
The Ancient Magus' Bride is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 魔法使いの嫁, The Magician's Bride, Mahoutsukai no Yome
1. Houseki no Kuni
In the distant future, a new immortal and genderless life form called Gems populate the Earth. The 28 Gems must fight against the Moon Dwellers, who attack them regularly to abduct them and to turn them into decorations.
Being only 300 years old, Phosphophyllite is the youngest of the Gems and has no assignment yet. They wants to help to fight the Moon Dwellers, but is too weak and brittle for battle. They find their calling when the master of Gems assigns they the task of creating a natural history encyclopedia.
Land of the Lustrous is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 宝石の国, Houseki no Kuni