Top 20 Historical Manga to read

Historical anime have clear ties to our history and usually occur in a particular epoch.

1. 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 . 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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2. 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 is finished and has 23 Volumes and 207 Chapters. It is also Known as: 鬼滅の刃, Blade of Demon Destruction

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3. 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 is finished and has 37 Volumes and 327 Chapters. It is also Known as: バガボンド, Vagabond

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4. 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 . It is also Known as: ヴィンランド・サガ, Vinland Saga

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5. 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 is finished and has 13 Volumes and 127 Chapters. It is also Known as: 地獄楽, Jigokuraku, Paradition, Heavenhell, Jigoku Raku (KAKU Yuuji)

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6. 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.

Shuumatsu no Walküre is currently publishing . 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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7. 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.

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

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8. 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 . 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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9. Starting From Today I'll Work As A City Lord

When a gaming otaku gains the power to cross over to other worlds, he will obviously have to figure out what to do with it! But what is this?! A powerful cat-woman elder sister, a loli fox-woman, a cuddly rabbit-woman younger sister... This isn't a zoo! Welcome to a world where the strong prey on the weak. Then again, it's all so wonderful! An authentic strategy game, a huge conspiracy crisis, this other world's hegemony is now loading, all waiting for thou scum...

Starting From Today I'll Work As A City Lord is currently publishing . It is also Known as: Become the Castellan in Another World, The Castellan King

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10. 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 , 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 is finished and has 24 Volumes and 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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11. 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 is finished and has 22 Volumes and 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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12. 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 is finished and has 31 Volumes and 314 Chapters. It is also Known as: ゴールデンカムイ, Golden Kamui

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13. Lady Baby

Calliope has suffered through nature's law and many accidents. Her family was murdered and an ongoing war ended her life, but she traveled back in time to when she was born?! While Calliope slowly grows, will she be able to figure out who killed her family and stop them in time?

Lady Baby is currently publishing . It is also Known as: Leidi Beibi

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14. Tricked into Becoming the Heroine's Stepmother

I woke up in the body of mob character Civilian 1 in the "tragic novel" I wrote with my friends for fun. And since Duke Henstone, the father of the female protagonist, starts a revolution in order to change his daughter's unhappy future, many lives are in danger if I leave it like this. "I will protect the female lead!" That's how I started to live with the daughter of the stupid duke. But for some reason, the small female lead is a bit strange. "Why do you keep trying to hook me up with your dad?"

Source: MU

Tricked into Becoming the Heroine's Stepmother is currently publishing . It is also Known as: Éminence Grise Female Lead Is Trying to Make Me Her Stepmom

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15. Fullmetal Alchemist

Somewhere between magic, art and science exists a world of alchemy. And into this world travel Edward and Alphonse Elric—two brothers in search of the Philosopher's Stone, the ultimate alchemical treasure!

Fullmetal Alchemist is finished and has 7 Volumes and 35 Chapters. It is also Known as: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, 鋼の錬金術師, FMA, HagaRen Novel, Fullmetal Alchemist Novel

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16. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to a neighboring country. While traversing through the forests, she meets a young boy, Zen, who helps her after she boldly cures his wounds but then gets poisoned by an apple given to Shirayuki. Meanwhile, Prince Raji sends out henchmen to search for her. What will happen to Shirayuki? What is Zen’s true character? A refreshing fantasy story between an optimistic heroine and a prince who constantly stays on her watch.

Included one-shots:

Volume 1: Hachigatsu no Shikisai

Volume 2: Bokura wo Tsunaide.

Snow White with the Red Hair is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 赤髪の白雪姫, Akagami no Shirayukihime, Red-haired Snow White, Hachigatsu no Shikisai, Four-Season Color of August, Bind Us, Bokura wo Tsunaide

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17. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

The story of Rurouni Kenshin takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. It tells the story of a peaceful wanderer named Himura Kenshin, formerly known as the assassin Hitokiri Battōsai. After participating during the Bakumatsu war, Kenshin wanders the countryside of Japan offering protection and aid to those in need as atonement for the murders he once committed as an assassin. When arriving in Tokyo, he meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru, who was in the middle of a fight with a murderer who claims to be the Hitokiri Battōsai from her swordmanship school. Kenshin decides to help her and defeats the fake Battōsai. After discovering that Kenshin is the real Battōsai, she offers him a place stay at her dojo as she notes Kenshin is a gentle person instead. Kenshin accepts and begins to establish lifelong relationships with many people, including ex-enemies, while dealing with his fair share of enemies, new and old.

Also includes the one-shot: Crescent Moon Over A Country At War

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story is finished and has 28 Volumes and 259 Chapters. It is also Known as: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-, Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

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18. The Fox Concubine

Stone-faced prince x quick-witted fox? Nonono, just a kiss, little fox will become the beauty. Secret agent Sylph is transported into another world due to a typhoon and becomes a fox. Confronting demons’ sudden pursuit and eager to leave here, she seeks help from a cruel expressionless prince passing by and agrees to be taken back home. When they get home, it turns out to be that he is the real cruel demon! Then the prince the little fox has a great power too as him. How would he treat her? As a pet? An enemy? Or a wife?

The Fox Concubine is finished and has null Volumes and 349 Chapters. It is also Known as: HwangBi is Very Foxy, Fox to Princess

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19. Shen Yi Di Nu

Passing to another world at the sound of duang, divine doctor in both Chinese and western medicine Feng YuHeng became the abused first wife's daughter of Da Shun Dynasty at the fraction of a minute. Wanting to kill me, one scalpel will cause you hemiplegia? Fighting with me? Carrying the pharmacy, holding fame and profit, even the Emperor worms his way into being friends with me! But what is the circumstances with that engagement, a disfigured lame person wall thumbed me, also wanting to help labor and capital to gain the world? Rogue Prince are you foolish!

Shen Yi Di Nu is tba . It is also Known as: First Wife's Daughter: Miracle Doctor, The Divine Doctor, Daughter of the First Wife, 神醫嫡女

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20. Becoming the Villain's Family

Aria proposed to him with a marriage contract.

She sold her soul to the devil and vowed to protect him.

~

Aria extended her hand and gave him the contract.

The young duke took the contract from her hand.

“So, where should I stamp the seal?”

* * *

“You said you’d divorce me within 10 years.”

The now grown-up villain leaned in, hovering his head before he kissed her tenderly over her crown.

“Now that we’re adults, we should sign another contract as adults”

Becoming the Villain's Family is currently publishing . It is also Known as: I Became the Villain's Contract Family

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