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

Mystery manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? Focuses on unresolved questions, and the efforts of characters to discover the answers to them. Whether curious and deadly events are afoot, or some part of the world itself is strange or inexplicable, or someone's past or identity seems strangely shrouded, these characters are set on learning the truth.

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

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20. Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man

The name says it all! Denji's life of poverty is changed forever when he merges with his pet chainsaw dog, Pochita! Now he's living in the big city and an official Devil Hunter. But he's got a lot to learn about his new job and chainsaw powers!



Notes:
- Nominated for the 2020 Manga Taisho Award.
- Winner of the 2021 Kono Manga ga Sugoi Award.
- Winner of the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shounen category.
- Winner of the 2021 and 2022 Harvey Award for Best Manga.

Chainsaw Man has finished publishing and it has 97 Chapters. It is also Known as: チェンソーマン, Chainsawman, Chensoo Man, CSM, Людина-бензопила, Человек-бензопила, رجل المنشار, مرد اره ای, មនុស្សរណា, チェンソーマン, チェンソーマン 第二部, 电锯人, 鏈鋸人, 電鋸人, 체인쏘맨, Chainsaw Man: Public Safety Saga

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19. The Player That Can't Level Up

The Player That Can't Level Up

Kim Gi-Gyu awakened as a player at the age of 18. He thought his life was on track towards success, climbing the tower and closing the gates... But, even after clearing the tutorial, he was level 1. He killed a goblin a day, and he was still level 1. Even after 5 years, he was still level 1. "Who would have thought that this kind of player would exist." No one knew.

The Player That Can't Level Up is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Player Who Can't Level Up

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18. Tower of God

Tower of God

What do you desire? Fortune? Glory? Power? Revenge? Or something that surpasses all others? What ever you desire, that is here. Tower of God.

Join Baam as he climbs each level of the Tower to find his beloved friend, Rachel. Facing impossible missions to mind bending puzzles as he uses any means necessary to reach the top.

Tower of God is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Dievo Bokštas, Shi-nui t'ap, Top of God, Torre de Deus, Torre de Dios, Башня Бога, 神之塔, ทาวเวอร์ออฟก๊อด หอคอยเทพเจ้า

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17. Dandadan

Dandadan

Ghosts, monsters, aliens, teen romance, battles...and the kitchen sink! This series has it all! Takakura, an occult maniac who doesn't believe in ghosts, and Ayase, a girl who doesn't believe in aliens, try to overcome their differences when they encounter the paranormal! This manga is out of this world!

Dandadan is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ダンダダン, Dandadan

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16. [Oshi no Ko]

[Oshi no Ko]

"In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons." Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the "worst possible way," setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series!

【OSHI NO KO】 is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 【推しの子】, My Favorite's Child, Favorite Girl, My Idol's Child, Oshi no Ko, [Mein*Star], เกิดใหม่เป็นลูกโอชิ

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15. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.



Note: Includes 1 extra chapter.

Tokyo Ghoul has finished publishing and it has 144 Chapters. It is also Known as: 東京喰種トーキョーグール, Toukyou Kushu

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14. Sasinpyowol

Sasinpyowol

He’s in the deepest part of the Jianghu. Keep your eyes wide open if you do not wish to get dragged into the abyss. Kidnapped children raised for 7 years in darkness for a single assignation mission that goes awry.

Source: MU

Reaper of the Drifting Moon is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Death God of the Drifting Moon, Grim Reaper's Floating Moon

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13. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction … Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series that is the manga hit of the decade! Spawning the monster hit anime TV series of the same name, Attack on Titan has become a pop culture sensation.



Volume 3 contains the special story "Rivai Heishichou" (リヴァイ兵士長, Captain Levi).
Volume 5 contains the side story "Ilse no Techou" (イルゼの手帳, Ilse's Notebook).

Attack on Titan has finished publishing and it has 141 Chapters. It is also Known as: Shingeki no Kyojin, 進撃の巨人, L'attaque sur les titans, Атака титанов, ھێرش بۆ سەر زەبەلاحەكان, 進擊的巨人, SNK, AOT, Ilse no Techou, Rivai Heishichou

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12. Death Note

Death Note

Light Yagami is a brilliant 17-year-old student, one of the top scorers on his exams in all of Japan. One day as he leaves school, he finds a mysterious black notebook on the ground with "Death Note" written on it. The first thing written inside: "The human whose name is written in the notebook shall die." Light decides to use this to cleanse the world of evil by killing all the criminals. On the scene comes L, ace detective, who's determined to find Light—who the world now calls "Kira"—and track him down, thus bringing us an epic psychological thrill ride.

Death Note has finished publishing and it has 108 Chapters. It is also Known as: DEATH NOTE, Death Note

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11. Yakusoku no Neverland

Yakusoku no Neverland

Emma and her friends have a pretty good life at the orphanage they grew up in. Though the rules may be strict, the caretaker is kind. But why are the children forbidden from ever leaving...?

The Promised Neverland has finished publishing and it has 181 Chapters. It is also Known as: 約束のネバーランド, Yakusoku no Neverland

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10. Tokyo Ghoul:re

Tokyo Ghoul:re

The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul's Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes… or monsters?

Tokyo Ghoul:re has finished publishing and it has 179 Chapters. It is also Known as: 東京喰種-トーキョーグール-:re, トーキョーグール:re, Tokyo Ghoul: "Joker", Tokyo Kushu:re, Toukyou Kuushu:re

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9. 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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8. Houseki no Kuni

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

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7. Monster

Monster

Dr. Kenzo Tenma is a renowned young brain surgeon of Japanese descent working in Europe. Highly lauded by his peers as one of the great young minds that will revolutionize the field, he is blessed with a beautiful fiancé and is on the cusp of a high promotion in the hospital he works at. However, all of that is about to change with one critical decision that Dr. Tenma faces one night – whether to save the life of a young child or that of the town's mayor. Despite being pressured by his superiors to perform surgery on the mayor, his morals force him to perform the surgery on the young child, saving his life and forfeiting the mayor’s. All of a sudden, Dr. Tenma’s world is turned upside down by his decision leading to the loss of everything he previously had. A doctor is taught to believe that all life is equal; however, when a series of murders occur in the vicinity of Dr. Tenma, all of the evidence pointing to the young child who he saved, Tenma’s beliefs are shaken.
Naoki Urasawa’s Monster is a tale full of mystery, suspense and intrigue as Dr. Tenma journeys to find out the true identity of the young child. In turn, the fate of the world may depend on it.

Monster has finished publishing and it has 162 Chapters. It is also Known as: MONSTER, Monster

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6. 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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5. The Last Human

The Last Human

Zuo Tianchen is the last living human in a mutated zombie-infested city. Just when he was sure he'd died, he finds his soul returned to just before that ill-fated day ten years ago. He swears he'll protect the people important to him this time round and reunite with his past lover. Watch his struggles to survive equipped with his memory of the next ten years!

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

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4. Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungou Stray Dogs

Having been kicked out of the orphanage, a despairing young man by the name of Atsushi Nakajima rescues a strange man from a suicide attempt--Osamu Dazai. Turns out that Dazai is part of an armed-detective agency staffed by individuals whose supernatural powers take on a literary bent!

Bungou Stray Dogs is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 文豪ストレイドッグス, Bungou Stray Dogs

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3. Lady Baby

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 and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Leidi Beibi

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2. Yuukoku no Moriarty

Yuukoku no Moriarty

In the late 19th century, Great Britain rules over a quarter of the world. Nobles sit in their fancy homes in comfort and luxury, while the working class slaves away at their jobs. When young Albert James Moriarty’s upper-class family adopts two lower-class orphans, the cruelty the boys experience at his family’s hands cements Albert’s hatred of the nobility he was born into. He asks the older of the two boys—who has a genius mind and a killer instinct—to help him rid the world of evil, starting with Albert’s own family!

Moriarty the Patriot is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 憂国のモリアーティ, Moriarty's Patriotism

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1. Rebuild World

Rebuild World

At the risk of his own life, a young man sets foot in the ruins of a devastated old world. His name is Akira, and in order to claw his way out of the hellhole that is his birthplace of Slumtown, the boy became a hunter. In the wastelands he happens upon a strange woman, standing perfectly still, stark naked.
She is beautiful, but it seems that only he can see her. She exists incorporeal, tantalizingly beyond any touch, and she tells him her name is Alpha.
Alpha won’t show even a sliver of her real intentions, but with a wide smile, she brings Akira his first commission as a hunter. Akira takes the task, if only to become a stronger hunter, and having entered a contract, their dramatic lives in the hunting profession was set to begin.

From Stories of the Boy Hunter as recorded by the Eastern Hunters’ association.
Written post-collapse of scientific civilization.

Rebuild World is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Ribirudo Waarudo, リビルドワールド, Sekai O Sai Kōchiku, Перестрой Мир

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