It’s interesting to see what people consider to be the best manga series. It seems like a good number of them are either shounen or seinen, with some josei mixed in. But what about a good yuri series? Or a good sports manga? Or a good slice-of-life series?
Of course, there is no real “best” series in any genre – unless you’re talking about something like Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure or One Piece that have been around for decades and have attracted quite the following. But even then, just because something has been around for a long time doesn’t mean it’s high quality.
So I decided to come up with my own list of top manga series, based on factors such as popularity, quality and longevity (both in publication and reader retention). This list is not definitive by any means – if it was, then I would have called it “The Top 100 Manga Series Ever!” but since I don’t know how many there actually are out there (and I don’t want to spend the next decade compiling data), I settled on just listing my personal favorites from each genre so far.
Last modified: October 24, 2022