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

Historical manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? Historical anime have clear ties to our history and usually occur in a particular epoch.

We present you the list of Historical manga you should read right now.

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20. Martial Peak

Martial Peak

The journey to the martial peak is a lonely, solitary and long one.In the face of adversity,you must survive and remain unyielding.Only then can you break through and and continue on your journey to become the strongest. Sky Tower tests its disciples in the harshest ways to prepare them for this journey.One day the lowly sweeper Yang Kai managed to obtain a black book, setting him on the road to the peak of the martials world.

Martial Peak is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: MP , Wu Lian Dian Feng , Wǔ Liàn Diān Fēng , Wǔ Liàn Diānfēng , Вершина боевых искусств , Пик боевых искусств

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19. 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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18. Zhang Men Di Diao Dian

Zhang Men Di Diao Dian

Traveling to the world of Tian Xuan, can’t believe I’ve become a useless sect’s leader! Paying money in the city to be reborn in a game’s realm. Making the players my workers, collecting the main characters from the world as my underlings. If we’re talking about being pretentious, then I’ll only take the number one spot!

Keep a Low Profile, Sect Leader is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Headmaster, Keep Yourself Low Profile, Sect Head, Be a Bit Modest, Zhǎng Mén Dī Diào Diǎn

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17. Vagabond

Vagabond

In 16th century Japan, Shinmen Takezou is a wild, rough young man, in both his appearance and his actions. His aggressive nature has won him the collective reproach and fear of his village, leading him and his best friend, Matahachi Honiden, to run away in search of something grander than provincial life. The pair enlist in the Toyotomi army, yearning for glory—but when the Toyotomi suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of the Tokugawa Clan at the Battle of Sekigahara, the friends barely make it out alive.

After the two are separated, Shinmen returns home on a self-appointed mission to notify the Hon'iden family of Matahachi's survival. He instead finds himself a wanted criminal, framed for his friend's supposed murder based on his history of violence. Upon being captured, he is strung up on a tree and left to die. An itinerant monk, the distinguished Takuan Soho, takes pity on the "devil child," secretly freeing Shinmen and christening him with a new name to avoid pursuit by the authorities: Musashi Miyamoto.

Vagabond is the fictitious retelling of the life of one of Japan's most renowned swordsmen, the "Sword Saint" Musashi Miyamoto—his rise from a swordsman with no desire other than to become "Invincible Under the Heavens" to an enlightened warrior who slowly learns of the importance of close friends, self-reflection, and life itself.

Vagabond has finished publishing and it has 327 Chapters. It is also Known as: バガボンド, Vagabond

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16. Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga

Thorfinn is the son to one of the Viking's greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears his intent to have revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd's group in order to challenge him to a duel and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England.

Vinland Saga is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ヴィンランド・サガ, Vinland Saga

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15. Kingdom

Kingdom

Millions of years have passed since the times of legends, when the worlds of man and gods were still the same. In these times it was the desires of man that moved the world. It is the period of the 500 year war: the Era of Warring States. Kingdom is the story of a young boy who grew into a great general and all the trials and bloodshed that led him there.

is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: キングダム, Kingdom

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14. 20th Century Boys

20th Century Boys

Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren't for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world.

For Kenji, a simple convenience store manager who once dreamed of becoming a rock 'n' roll musician, a host of memories from his past come rushing back when one of his childhood friends mysteriously commits suicide. Could this new death be related to the rise of a bizarre new cult that's been implicated in several other murders and disappearances? Determined to dig deeper, Kenji reunites with some of his old buddies in the hope of learning the truth behind it all.

20th Century Boys has finished publishing and it has 249 Chapters. It is also Known as: 20世紀少年, 20 Seiki Shounen, Nijuu Seiki Shounen, Nijuusseiki Shounen, 20thCB

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13. Shuumatsu no Walküre

Shuumatsu no Walküre

The story begins when the gods call a convention to decide the whether to let humanity live or die, and settle on destroying humanity. But a lone valkyrie puts forward a suggestion to let the gods and humanity fight one last battle, as a last hope for humanity's continued survival. 13 gods will fight against 13 human champions in one-on-one battles to decide whether humanity lives or dies.

Record of Ragnarok is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 終末のワルキューレ, Valkyrie of the End, Record of Ragnarok, Shuumatsu no Valkyrie, Shuumatsu no Walkure, Повесть о Конце Света, تاریخچه رگنوراک, World's End Valkyrie, Valkyrie Apocalypse

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12. 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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11. Kaiju Shi Ge Dadi Dou Shi Wo Tudi

Kaiju Shi Ge Dadi Dou Shi Wo Tudi

The legendary emperor Gu Xuanchen once ruled the empire with the help of ten powerful disciples. However, as he was trying to break the final barrier of his immortal cultivation, he was struck by lightning and unfortunately perished. Now reincarnated as an unwanted son-in-law, he will have to suffer and train to regain his power. He will slay demons, pacify ghosts, restore his clan, and rescue his disciples and descendants! Witness how our fully empowered protagonist will stir up trouble in his reborn life!

Kaiju Shi Ge Dadi Dou Shi Wo Tudi is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Ten Emperors Are My Disciples, The Ten Great Emperors at the Beginning Are All My Apprentices, Thập Đại Đế Hoàng Đều Là Đệ Tử Của Ta, 伝説の大帝は皆俺の弟子, 열 명의 신제들이 모두 내 제자, Heroic Teacher

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10. Golden Kamuy

Golden Kamuy

In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi Sugimoto searches the wilderness of the Japanese frontier of Hokkaido for a hoard of hidden gold. With only a cryptic map and a native Ainu girl to help him, Saichi must also deal with every murderous cutthroat, bandit and rogue who knows about the treasure!

Golden Kamuy has finished publishing and it has 314 Chapters. It is also Known as: ゴールデンカムイ, Golden Kamui

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9. I'm Only a Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Just So Cute!

I'm Only a Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Just So Cute!

Somehow, I found myself as the evil stepmother of the beautiful little Blanche, a woman so jealous of her stepdaughter that she tried to kill the girl with a poisoned apple...

Sounds familiar?

However, I’d much rather shower my cute and lovely Blanche with all sorts of affection, but–

“Hilarious. Since when did you like Blanche so much?” This god-damned husband keeps getting in my way!

“I am Blanche’s parent as well. I demand an apology for being so suspicious of me.”

“And if I don’t?”

“I’ll visit your bedroom tonight, your majesty.”

“…..”

“I even managed to get some really sexy panties just for you.” With a big smile on my face, I struck him with a critical hit.

“I could show it to you right now if you’d like?”

The look on his face was truly something to behold. I lifted my chin and looked down on him victoriously.

I'm Only a Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Just So Cute! is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: I'm the Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Too Cute, I'm a Stepmother, but My Daughter Is Just Too Cute!, Not-Sew-Wicked Stepmom

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8. Bei Po Chengwei Fanpai Zhui Xu

Bei Po Chengwei Fanpai Zhui Xu

A third-rate writer that is destined to go to hell because of it's novel bad ending, got reincarnated in his own novel instead, reborn as the villainous son-in-law - Li Yu Guo. The battle of wits and courage between him and the original protagonist begins now…

Forced to Become the Villain's Son-in-law is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Bei Po Chengwei Fanpai Zhui Xu

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7. Jigoku Raku

Jigoku Raku

Gabimaru the Hollow is one of the most vicious assassins ever to come out of the ninja village of Iwagakure. He’s ruthlessly efficient, but a betrayal results in him being handed a death sentence. He has only one hope—in order to earn his freedom, he must travel to a long-hidden island and recover an elixir that will make the shogun immortal. Failure is not an option. On this island, heaven and hell are just a hair’s breadth away.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku has finished publishing and it has 127 Chapters. It is also Known as: 地獄楽, Jigokuraku, Paradition, Heavenhell, Jigoku Raku (KAKU Yuuji)

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6. Yuan Lai Wo Shi Xiu Xian Da Lao

Yuan Lai Wo Shi Xiu Xian Da Lao

Li Nianfan transmigrated into the world of immortal cultivation with a mortal body. After learning that he had no talent for cultivation, he settled down to live an ordinary life. But only to find...

The dog he adopted watched his writing and painting, and became the demon lord that ruled half the world. The tree he planted in the backyard listened to him play and sing, and grew into the world tree that held up the bridge between heaven and earth. A casual conversation enlightened a passing traveler to become the immortal sage that defined the era...

I'm Actually a Cultivation Bigshot is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: I Am a Cultivation Bigshot, I'm Actually a Cultivation Big Shot, Nguyên Lai Ta Là Tu Tiên Đại Lão, So I Am the Godfather of Immortal Cultivation, Turns Out I'm an Immortal Cultivator, Turns Out I’m a Great Cultivator, Yuán Lái Wǒ Shì Xiū Xiān Dà Lǎo, 転生から5年、いつの間にか最強になってました

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5. I Tamed a Tyrant and Ran Away

I Tamed a Tyrant and Ran Away

God gave me a chance to relive my life. Before my rebirth, I'd spent the past 400 years as the empire's sword, a literal magic blade forged from my cursed body. And so, after centuries of my soul being trapped and forced to kill countless people against my will, I swore to destroy the empire that had so ruthlessly abused me.
I found the young prince of the country and became his teacher.
I taught him how to become a tyrant and asked for the country.

"I will do as the lady wishes."

He conquered the whole empire for me, and I ran away.

"I came to take you, Charlize Ronan." Dylan had become a perfect tyrant and searched the entire empire for me.

"You tamed me, so why did you run away?"

I Tamed a Tyrant and Ran Away is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Я сбежала, приручив тирана, The Taming of the Tyrant

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4. The Remarried Empress

The Remarried Empress

Navier was the perfect empress, however, the Emperor wanted a wife, not a colleague. And so, the Emperor abandoned Empress Navier and placed a slave girl beside him. That was fine, until Navier heard the Emperor promise the slave girl the Empress’ position. After much agonizing, Navier decided she would remarry the emperor of the neighboring country.

The Remarried Empress is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 再婚皇后, Remarried Empress, The Second Marriage, La Emperatriz De Volvio A Casar, 재혼황후

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3. 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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2. Innocent Rouge

Innocent Rouge

In the 18th century, seeking "freedom and equality," the event that became the starting point of modern French society, the French Revolution, began. There was one more protagonist that lived within the darkness, Henry Charles Sanson. He was the fourth generation family head of the Sanson Family, and executioner of Paris.

This is the historie of him nobly facing the harsh fate...

Innocent Rouge has finished publishing and it has 88 Chapters. It is also Known as: イノサン Rouge, Innocent Rouge

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1. Musingwihwallok

Musingwihwallok

Dan U-Hyeon, was sealed up because he was too strong for the world to handle. After a millennium passed by, he was released from his seal and felt like everything was meaningless as he wandered the back alleys… Just as he fell down because he was sick of the world, a small hand appeared in front of him. “What’s this?” asked Dan U-Hyeon. “A dumpling!” came a reply. This was the first time in his life that someone had been nice to him without any impure intentions, and that changed his fate. This is the chronicles of a martial god who traversed through a thousand years of time and space!

- MU

Chronicles Of The Martial God’s Return is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Chronicles of a Returner

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