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

Thriller manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? The thriller is a genre of fiction in which tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary heroes are pitted against villains determined to destroy them, their country, or the stability of the free world. The hero of a typical thriller faces danger alone or in the company of a small band of companions. The protagonist may be a law enforcement agent, a journalist, or a soldier, but typically he or she is cut off from the resources of "their" organization. More often the hero is an ordinary citizen drawn into danger and intrigue by circumstances beyond their control. (Source: Wikipedia)

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

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20. 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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19. Juujika no Rokunin

Juujika no Rokunin

”Is it okay to kill people?"A treacherous revenge suspense by Shiryu Nakatake, a newcomer to Bessatsu Shonen Magazine."Shun, if someone is converted, let him go and do nothing. He should be given a chance to be reborn.""Grandpa, I hope he doesn't reincarnate himself."In order to defeat several non-human monsters, the boy also became something non-human.Shin Uruma, a sixth-grade student, was named "Experimental body: A" by five of his classmates and was severely bullied and lived in hell. His only peace was with his brother, who loved him, and his parents, who protected him.... . until the five monsters killed his family.When he finally loses everything and faces true hell, a dark "wish" is born inside Shun. He was reborn under the training of his grandfather, who served in a secret unit during WWII. Now, four years later, he appears in front of his fated enemy."I won't let ANYONE get in the way of my revenge."

Juujika no Rokunin is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 十字架のろくにん, Juujika no Rokunin

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18. 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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17. Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice

Su-Chan Jang is an extraordinary college student at the top of the social food chain. But underneath the perfect facade, he hides a pair of insect wings that suddenly grew when he used a mysterious bug spray called "Jungle Juice.” Su-Chan's life crumbles when he bares his wings to the world to save someone's life. When all hope seems lost, Su-Chan stumbles upon a hidden world of insect humans where everyone is accepted for what they are. But the law of the jungle governs this secret society and all must fend for themselves in order to survive.

Jungle Juice is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Jungle Juice

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16. Bastard

Bastard

There is a serial killer in my house!

Bastard has finished publishing and it has 94 Chapters. It is also Known as: Bastard

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15. Kim Bujang

Kim Bujang

Single father, company manager, and former black-ops member, Mr. Kim lived an ordinary life until his daughter, Minji, went missing. After discovering his daughter could be dead, Mr. Kim turns merciless and sets out for information. He will rescue his daughter by any means necessary, even if it means destroying everything and everyone standing in his path.

Source: Webtoon

Manager Kim is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Manajer Kim

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14. Gantz

Gantz

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

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13. Maria no Danzai

Maria no Danzai

The Nagare family had a happy home with three parents and three children. However, their son Kiritaka was secretly bullied at school. Then, an incident occurs, and the mother Mari's love for her son goes out of control.

Maria no Danzai is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 聖母の断罪, Seibo no Danzai, मारियाको निर्णय

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12. Your Throne

Your Throne

Tensions are brewing under the seemingly calm surface of the Vasilios Empire, a kingdom ruled by the Imperial Family and the Temple. Lady Medea Solon has lost her place next to Crown Prince Eros, but resolves to do whatever it will take to win back what's rightfully hers. Will she reclaim her throne?

Your Throne is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: I Want to Be You, Just For A Day, To Be You, Even For A Day, To Be You, Even Just For A Day

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11. Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu

Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu

"So, Hikaru is no more... If that's true then..."

Yoshiki and Hikaru are two boys who live in a certain village. They're the same age and have always been together growing up. But one day, Yoshiki noticed that "something else" has taken Hikaru's place. Even after learning of this, Yoshiki still wants them to be together. And so, his life with the "something" that looks like his friend begins.

At the same time, strange incidents keep occurring in the village...

The Summer Hikaru Died is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 光が死んだ夏, Hikari ga Shinda Natsu, The Summer Hikaru is Dead, The Summer the Light is Dead

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10. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

One day in the 21st century, a gate opened in the middle of the Ginza district of Tokyo. Out of the gate poured soldiers and strange creatures, and they soon made Ginza look like an image of hell. The gate apparently connected Japan to another world, a world with a militant empire and many supernatural creatures. The Japanese Self-Defense Force decided to send a small group, led by a soldier who's also an otaku, into the other world on a reconnaissance mission. They're meant to learn what they can about the empire (and its plans), the world, and the people.

They're hardly in the world yet, though, when they come across a village destroyed by a giant fire-breathing dragon. The only survivor is an unconscious elven girl they find hidden in a well. Now they feel like they must warn the nearby towns about the dragon, and do what they can to help. On the way, they'll meet more magical, female companions, and learn more about this dangerous new world.

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ゲート 自衛隊彼の地にて、斯く戦えり, Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There, Gate: Jieitai Kare no Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

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9. Ajin

Ajin

Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society. Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one. In the present day, for what a certain high school student expects to be a typical summer holiday, his life is about to turn unexpected...

Ajin: Demi-Human has finished publishing and it has 86 Chapters. It is also Known as: 亜人, Ajin

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8. 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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7. Shotgun Boy

Shotgun Boy

While running for his life in the woods, bullying victim Gyuhwan stumbles upon a shotgun and just enough shells for his classmates. It’s a recipe for disaster. But fate takes an unexpected turn when he returns to find his classmates under attack by brain-eating creatures. Now, the only thing that stands in the way of their ravenous feast is a boy with a shotgun.

Shotgun Boy has finished publishing and it has 69 Chapters. It is also Known as: 猎枪少年, 獵槍少年, 獵銃少年, 엽총 소년, 엽총소년

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6. Death's Game

Death's Game

I've failed in this life. This is the start of my new 13 lives, together with Death.

Death's Game has finished publishing and it has 66 Chapters. It is also Known as: I Will Die Soon

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5. Usogui

Usogui

There are gamblers out there who even bet their lives as ante. But to secure the integrity of these life-threatening gambles, a violent and powerful organization by the name of "Kagerou" referees these games as a neutral party. Follow Bak Madarame a.k.a. Usogui (The Lie Eater) as he gambles against maniacal opponents at games—such as Escape the Abandoned Building, Old Maid, and Hangman—to ultimately "out-gamble" and control the neutral organization of Kagerou itself.

The Lie Eater has finished publishing and it has 541 Chapters. It is also Known as: 嘘喰い, Igyou Tobakusha Usokui, Yakou-san, The Lie Eater

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4. Raqiya

Raqiya

Although a 19th-century philosopher once said that "God is dead," the Rakia story has God descending to Earth in the 21st century and assuming the form of a girl. ("Rakia" is the Hebrew word for the skies or the firmament.)

Raqiya: The New Book of Revelation has finished publishing and it has 50 Chapters. It is also Known as: ラキア, Rakia: Shin Mokushiroku, Rakia: The New Book of Revelation, Lakia

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3. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion

Following the Great East Japan earthquake, Morioh has been stricken by vast earthen protrusions known by the locals as Wall Eyes. Despite investigation, professional estimations are left empty. Meanwhile, the young girl Yasuho Hirose discovers a man buried within the ground, he possesses a distinctive star-shaped birthmark together with deeply penetrating bite marks. The man, who has contracted a staple case of amnesia is taken in by a local family and given the name Jousuke Higashikata, however mysterious events cannot stop from piling one upon the other and soon that enigma known as stand emerges to compliment the great cloud of confusion.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion has finished publishing and it has 110 Chapters. It is also Known as: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion, ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 Part8 ジョジョリオン, Jojorion, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion

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2. All of Us Are Dead

All of Us Are Dead

Life at Hyosan High School is nothing special… until the students realize they’re in ground zero of a deadly virus that turns its victims into flesh-eating monsters. As the virus tears through their schoolmates in a matter of hours, they realize they have nowhere to run. Trapped in their high school with zombified versions of their friends and teachers, they must find a way to fight -- and escape with their lives.

All of Us Are Dead has finished publishing and it has 131 Chapters. It is also Known as: Jigeum uri hakgyoneun, Now at Our School, School Attack, 只今 우리 學校는, 지우학

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1. Black Jack ni Yoroshiku

Black Jack ni Yoroshiku

Saito Eijirou is a newly established intern doctor, who is forced to take on a second night job at another, much smaller hospital because of the extremely low pay he receives. As he bounces between the two different hospitals, he is forced to dig deeper and deeper into Japan's largely corrupted medical society and starts to question even his own initial believes, as he asks himself just what being a doctor means.

Give My Regards to Black Jack has finished publishing and it has 127 Chapters. It is also Known as: ブラックジャックによろしく, Give My Regards to Black Jack

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