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Top 20 Shounen manga you should read right now. [2023 List]
- 20. One Piece
- 19. Boku no Hero Academia
- 18. Solo Leveling
- 17. Blue Lock
- 16. Kimetsu no Yaiba
- 15. Hunter x Hunter
- 14. Death Note
- 13. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
- 12. BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations
- 11. Black Clover
- 10. Tokyo卍Revengers
- 9. Bleach
- 8. Haikyuu!!
- 7. Kuroshitsuji
- 6. Dragon Ball
- 5. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest
- 4. NARUTO
- 3. Dragon Ball Super
- 2. Shokugeki no Souma
- 1. Return of the Top 0.001% Ranker
20. 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
19. 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
18. Solo Leveling
In a world where awakened beings called “Hunters” must battle deadly monsters to protect humanity, Sung Jinwoo, nicknamed “the weakest hunter of all mankind,” finds himself in a constant struggle for survival. One day, after a brutal encounter in an overpowered dungeon wipes out his party and threatens to end his life, a mysterious System chooses him as its sole player: Jinwoo has been granted the rare opportunity to level up his abilities, possibly beyond any known limits. Follow Jinwoo’s journey as he takes on ever-stronger enemies, both human and monster, to discover the secrets deep within the dungeons and the ultimate extent of his powers.
Note: Chapter count includes a prologue and 21 side stories.
Solo Leveling has finished publishing and it has 201 Chapters. It is also Known as: Boku dake Level Up na Ken, 俺だけレベルアップな件, Only I level up, I Level Up Alone, Поднятие уровня в одиночку, Na Honjaman Level-Up, Only I Level Up, Ore Dake Level Up na Ken, Поднятие уровня в одиночку, Тільки я візьму новий рівень, تکرو, 我独自升级
17. Blue Lock
After failing to win the World Cup, there's unrest in the Japanese Soccer community. Many of the older patrons of the sport aren't too disturbed by the lack of trophies, but newcomer Anri Teiri is furious – and she's determined to fix what she sees as the problem with Japanese players. To that end she hires maverick trainer Jinpachi Ego, who devises a strange yet rigorous plan: he takes the three hundred best young soccer players in the country, sends them to a state-of-the-art training facility, and whittles them down until he has the absolute best striker in the nation. Yoichi Isagi is one of the boys chosen for the camp. He may be number 299 out of 300, but nothing – and no one – is going to stand in his way of coming out on top.
Blue Lock is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ブルーロック, Blue Lock
16. 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
15. 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
14. 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
13. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
After being killed by a passing robber, a normal 37-year-old guy finds himself reincarnated in another world as a blind slime with unique abilities. He takes up a new name and calls himself "Rimuru Tempest," which he thought of after meeting his new friend, "catastrophe-level" Storm Dragon Verudora. There, he begins his new slime-like life in another world with his increasing number of minions by his side.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 転生したらスライムだった件, Regarding Reincarnated to Slime, Re: My Reincarnation as a Slime
12. BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations
Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story... A new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto!
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations has finished publishing and it has 81 Chapters. It is also Known as: BORUTO-ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-, BORUTO, BORUTO-ボルト-
11. 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
Hanagaki Takemichi was once a low-life punk, but after biting off more than he could chew with a gang in middle school, he ran away from his old life. Now that he’s an adult, the gang that once terrorized him has grown into the largest gang in Tokyo, and they’ve started killing people–including his old girlfriend! After learning this news, a mysterious force on a train platform shoves Takemichi right in front of an approaching train. As his life flashes before his eyes, he blinks to find himself transported back to middle school, before he fled from the gang! Now he has the chance to right what went wrong all those years ago. Can he save his girlfriend’s life in the future–and what else might he change if he’s rewriting the past?
- Winner of the Shounen Manga category of the 44th annual Kodansha Manga Awards.
- Includes 1 extra chapter.
Tokyo Revengers has finished publishing and it has 278 Chapters. It is also Known as: 東京卍リベンジャーズ, Tokyo Manji Revengers, Toukyou Revengers, Toukyou卍Revengers
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
Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to-and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?
After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, "the King of the Court," Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!
Note: Includes 2 extra chapters.
Haikyu!! has finished publishing and it has 404 Chapters. It is also Known as: ハイキュー!!, Haikyuu!!
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
6. 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
5. 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
Before Naruto's birth, a great demon fox had attacked the Hidden Leaf Village. A man known as the 4th Hokage sealed the demon inside the newly born Naruto, causing him to unknowingly grow up detested by his fellow villagers. Despite his lack of talent in many areas of ninjutsu, Naruto strives for only one goal: to gain the title of Hokage, the strongest ninja in his village. Desiring the respect he never received, Naruto works towards his dream with fellow friends Sasuke and Sakura and mentor Kakashi as they go through many trials and battles that come with being a ninja.
Naruto has finished publishing and it has 700 Chapters. It is also Known as: NARUTO―ナルト―, NARUTO
3. Dragon Ball Super
Reuniting the franchise's iconic characters, Dragon Ball Super will follow the aftermath of Goku's fierce battle with Majin Buu as he attempts to maintain earth's fragile peace.
Dragon Ball Super is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ドラゴンボール超〈スーパー〉, Dragon Ball Chou
2. Shokugeki no Souma
Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school!
Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress to the school that he belongs there at all?!
Note: The 3 chapter Le dessert epilogue is counted as chapters 316-318
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma has finished publishing and it has 318 Chapters. It is also Known as: 食戟のソーマ, Shokugeki no Souma
1. Return of the Top 0.001% Ranker
One day, the dungeon apocalypse game, Dream Side, turned to reality. Having just completed University, I was stuck inside the elevator while delivering packages when a blue screen appeared before me, along with a monster! As I used to be the number 1 ranker of that game, I destroyed the extremely difficult tutorial and continued playing the game like an elite player…
Return of the Top 0.001% Ranker is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Legendary Ranker's Comeback, Return of the Legendary Ranker, 排名第一大神的归来