What is this genre all about? Science fiction stories usually focus on how situations could be different in the future when we are more technologically advanced; due to either our own achievements or having met with other civilizations whom we have learned from.
We present you the list of Science Fiction manga you should read right now.
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Top 20 Science Fiction manga you should read right now. [2023 List]
- 20. Boku no Hero Academia
- 19. One Punch-Man
- 18. Nano Mashin
- 17. Dandadan
- 16. Dragon Ball
- 15. 20th Century Boys
- 14. Eternal Club
- 13. Kaijuu 8-gou
- 12. Houseki no Kuni
- 11. Enen no Shouboutai
- 10. Dr. Stone
- 9. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
- 8. Edens Zero
- 7. Yakusoku no Neverland
- 6. Tengoku Daimakyou
- 5. Gantz
- 4. Blame!
- 3. Made in Abyss
- 2. Konbini of the Dead: 100-nichi Go ni Kyuujo Sareru Konbini Tenin
- 1. Forty Millenniums of Cultivation
20. Boku no Hero Academia
What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?
Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…
My Hero Academia is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 僕のヒーローアカデミア, Boku no Hiiroo Akademia, Mitt Helteakademia, فێرگەى پاڵەوانەكەم, मेरो हिरो एकेडेमिया, ഹീറോ അക്കാദമി, มายฮีโร่อคาเดเมีย
19. One Punch-Man
Everything about a young man named Saitama screams "AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn't have your average problem... He's actually a superhero that's looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!
One-Punch Man is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ワンパンマン, Onepunchman, Onepanman
18. Nano Mashin
After being held in disdain and having his life put in danger, an orphan from the Demonic Cult, Cheon Yeo-Woon, has an unexpected visit from his descendant from the future who inserts a nano machine into Cheon Yeo-Woon's body, which drastically changes Cheon Yeo-Woon's life after its activation. The story of Cheon Yeo-Woon's journey of bypassing the Demonic Cult and rising to become the best martial artist has just begun.
Nano Machine is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Nanomasin, 喇勞 魔神, 奈米魔神
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
16. Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball follows the adventures of Son Goku from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven mystical orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which can summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls for their own desires. Along the way becoming the strongest warrior in the universe.
Part II of Dragon Ball is also known as 'Dragon Ball Z' in North America.
Volumes 17-42 were published in North America under the name Dragon Ball Z.
Dragon Ball has finished publishing and it has 520 Chapters. It is also Known as: ドラゴンボール, Dragonball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragonball Z
15. 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
14. Eternal Club
Lu Li is an anonymous worker in the demon capital, toiling away without much hope… Until one rainy night, Lu Li acquired the ability to buy and sell “lifespan” from people. He could also manipulate "time acceleration" and "deceleration"! From there, Lu Li set out to change his fate by creating the “Eternal Club” to attract the most elite members of society!
Eternal Club is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: I Built a Lifespan Club, I Built the Club of Longevity, I Created the Club of Immortality, Wo Dazaole Changsheng Julebu, Wǒ Dǎzàole Chángshēng Jùlèbù, 我打造了長生俱樂部, 我打造了长生俱乐部
13. Kaijuu 8-gou
A man, unhappy with the work he has had to do in life, is involved in an unexpected event ...! He becomes a Kaijuu, a monstrous creature, giving him a new chance to achieve what he always dreamed of!
Kaiju No. 8 is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 怪獣８号, Monster #8, KAIJU No. EIGHT, 8Kaijuu
12. 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
11. Enen no Shouboutai
Terror has paralyzed the clockwork metropolis of Tokyo! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment's notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. The team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous "devil's footprints" (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?
Note: Includes the prologue and two epilogue chapters.
Fire Force has finished publishing and it has 305 Chapters. It is also Known as: 炎炎ノ消防隊, Fire Brigade of Flames
10. Dr. Stone
One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s not alone! His science-loving friend Senku’s been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind—to kickstart civilization with the power of science!
Dr. Stone has finished publishing and it has 232 Chapters. It is also Known as: ドクターストーン, Dr. Stone
9. 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
8. Edens Zero
Eleven months after the grand finale of Fairy Tail, master mangaka Hiro Mashima is back with a great adventure beyond imagination! All the steadfast friendship, crazy fighting, and blue cats you've come to expect... IN SPACE! A young boy gazes up at the sky and sees a streaming bolt of light. The friendly, armor-clad being at his side tells him gently, "That's a dragon." The fact that he's joking isn't important. What's important is the look of wonder on the boy's face... and the galaxy-spanning adventure that's about to take place! Join Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master) once more as he takes to the stars for another thrilling saga.
EDENS ZERO is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: EDENS ZERO, エデンズゼロ, Eden's Zero
7. 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
6. Tengoku Daimakyou
Story centers on a boy named Tokio, who lives alongside other children inside a beautiful wall. One day, Tokio receives a message that says "Do you want to go outside of the outside?" In a heaven that has begun to tear itself apart, a group of boys and girls begin their adventure.
Heavenly Delusion is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 天国大魔境, Heaven's Great Magical Barrier, The Grand Devil's Cave of Heaven, The Heaven Delusion
Thought your life was bad? Sometimes, death is worse. There is no salvation, peace, nor god waiting to receive you into their care. But wait, a god? Maybe you are talking about that big black ball stuck in the room with you. Now you are thrown into a game, fighting green aliens and robot monsters for the chance to survive.
When Kei Kurono is killed, he thus finds himself caught in such a game; a test of his skills, morals and will to survive. His life is not his own, his death spat and trampled upon over and over again. What happens if he does not listen? God knows.
A word of warning: Gantz is not for the faint-hearted, but neither is it as simple as it looks. Gore, rape and violence is rampant, as are portrayals of greed, violence, and all the ugliness that one sees in society today.
Gantz has finished publishing and it has 383 Chapters. It is also Known as: GANTZ, Gantz/Osaka
Killy is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off cyborgs and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called Net Terminal Genes. And he has a very powerful gun, which he uses without hesitation whenever anything resembling danger rears its ugly head.
Who is this quiet, violent, determined man and what are these Genes he seeks? The small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks.
Blame! has finished publishing and it has 66 Chapters. It is also Known as: BLAME!, Blame!
3. Made in Abyss
The enormous cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how deep down goes this titanic pit, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics which purpose in unknown to modern man. Generations of bold adventurers have been drawn by the cryptic depths of the Abyss. In course of time those bold enough to explore the dangerous pit came to be known as "Cave Raiders."
In Oosu, the town at the edge of the Abyss, there lives a little orphan named Rico, who dreams of becoming as great a cave raider as her mother was and solving the great mystery of the pit. One day exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot...
Made in Abyss is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: メイドインアビス, Made in Abyss
2. Konbini of the Dead: 100-nichi Go ni Kyuujo Sareru Konbini Tenin
A zombie panic breaks out in Tokyo, and a high school girl named Hino-chan, who is a part-timer, has to wait out till X-Day. Stuck in a convenience store and waiting to be rescued.... When all of a sudden, zombies have flooded the world.
Will Hino-chan be able to escape from the convenience store before the food and supplies run out!?
Note: This work was first published as a doujin on the author's Twitter account. A first volume covering days 1-7 was released on January 28, 2021.
Convenience Store of the Dead: The Convenience Store Clerk Will Get Rescued in 100 Days has finished publishing and it has 101 Chapters. It is also Known as: コンビニ・オブ・ザ・デッド~100日後に救助されるコンビニ店員, Conbini of the Dead, Convenience Store of the Dead ~The Convenience Store Clerk Will Get Rescued in 100 Days~
1. Forty Millenniums of Cultivation
"Even if this universe is truly nothing more than a brutal, bloody, dark forest, we Cultivators will burn all that we have just to give off a single weak flickering spark in the darkness!"
"No matter how weak each spark is, how short-lived, how small... As long as the sparks flow unabated, then one day one of those sparks will light some tinder, and that tinder shall light some fallen branches, and those branches shall set ablaze each and every last tree of the forest!"
"In the end, even the smallest sparks will eventually set the dark forest ablaze and illuminate the whole world!"
Forty Millenniums of Cultivation has finished publishing and it has 374 Chapters. It is also Known as: 40,000 Cultivation Era Preamble, 星域四万年, Xiuzhen Siwan Nian, Xiuzhen Si Wan Nian, Forty Millennia of Cultivation