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The Best Books of 2022: Manga

Posted on 22nd September 2022 by Mark Skinner

Whether it's disposing of dead monsters in Kaiju, becoming a Japanese warrior in Deadpool: Samurai or being pampered by a pernickety animal in Penguin and House, this year's manga has transported readers to a multitude of different worlds. Check out our favourites of 2022 below.

 

 

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This collection of early work from the master of horror manga showcases Ito's unique abilities to unnerve and terrify through brilliantly chilling illustration and perfectly plotted storytelling.
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An addictive mash-up of the horror and boys' love subgenres, Koogi's dark and visceral manhwa finds Yoon Bum's obsession with his classmate Sangwoo turn increasingly sinister.
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The spectacular Korean webcomic about open portals and released monsters is collected together in a five-volume box set with an exclusive fold-out poster.
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The perfect companion piece to the influential series, this collection of Death Note tales digs deeper into Kira's story.
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When a corpse cleanup man responsible for disposing of monsters called Kaiju unexpectedly transforms into one himself it severely impacts his dream to join the Japan Defense Force in this rollicking manga adventure.
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As Tite Kubo's seminal manga Bleach turns twenty, return to the beginning of Ichigo's adventures with this handsome exclusive edition of the very first volume.
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A Tokyo detective arrives in a remote village to investigate the strange deaths of livestock in this deliciously dark manga mystery that opens Sho Aimoto’s Kemono Jihen series.
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Discover where the addictive story of the cubicle-confined supernatural being began with the three original chapters of Aidalro's manga masterpiece, available together for the first time in book form.
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Transforming everyday occurences into disturbing and sinister events, the first two volumes of Nakayama's profoundly unsettling manga is perfect reading for fans of horror master Junji Ito.
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Two warriors from the Demon Slayer Corps head off to prove their worth in this spectacular manga from Hirano and Gotouge abounding in action set pieces.
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A suicide website brings together four people with very difference reasons to want to end their lives in this masterfully crafted, award-winning manga sci-fi thriller from Junji Ito.
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From a magical ringing bell reminding people of their past sins to being stranded on the moon, The Crater brings together gloriously versatile manga tales of horror, mystery and science fiction from Osamu Tezuka’s masterly imagination.
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Welcome to the dangerous world of the Special Hazardous Waste Disposal unit in sono.N's thrilling manga series which sees two female operatives team up to confront the mysterious biological weapons left behind after a great war.
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Charting a beautiful tale of secret crushes and wildly imaginative battles, Dandadan follows two youths believing in opposite paranormal powers as they decide to prove each other wrong.
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Based on the Pokemon X and Y video games, this electrifying entry in the phenomenally popular franchise sees the reclusive X forced to emerge from his bedroom to protect his town from a formidable enemy.
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Follow Ash's adventures as he aims to catch Pokémon from every region and become a Pokémon Master in this exhilarating new manga.
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Hanagaki travels twelve years back in time to try and save the life of his girlfriend in the opening volume of Wakui's gripping series.
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An espionage mission is blessed with a very attractive - but completely inexperienced - set of operatives in this dynamic manga adventure told with a witty, playful flourish.
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Cassandra Clare's bestselling YA trilogy gets the manga treatment in this evocatively rendered adaptation.
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A beautifully presented deluxe edition of the first three volumes of Nagabe's cult fairy tale that focuses on the relationship between a girl and a beast from two very different kingdoms.
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Irreverent and imaginative, Matsui's medieval romp focuses on the cowardly heir to the Kamakura shogunate and his beguiling adventures to claim the throne.
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The inspiration behind the Netflix Anime hit, the first three volumes of The Seven Deadly Sins find the exiled fighters assist Princess Elizabeth to reclaim her throne.
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Transported to a vicious game where he must fight to protect his friends, Ryohei must find inner strength if he is going to survive in this addictive manga series.
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The first instalment in Shinya Shima’s compelling Lost London Lad manga series sees a university student and a New Scotland Yard detective join forces to investigate a gory murder on the London underground.
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A collector’s dream, My Hero Academia Box Set brings together the first twenty volumes of the mega-bestselling manga series, along with a stunning full-colour poster and an exclusive booklet with bonus illustration and author commentary.
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Perfect reading for all fans of the wildly popular manga series, this definitive character guide is packed full of facts, stats and trivia as well as a discussion between Kohei Horikoshi and Bleach creator Tite Kubo.
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Marvel meets manga in this irresistible mash-up, as Deadpool accepts Iron Man's invitation to join the Avengers new samurai squad in Tokyo - with hilarious, action-packed results.
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From the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! comes an epic Marvel hero adventure, as Iron Man travels to Japan for a convention only to be confronted with a gaming magnate and his deadly new technology.
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Perfect for manga fans who love light-hearted but action-packed storytelling, Rooster Fighter introduces the eponymous 'cock of the walk' - who just happens to be humanity's greatest defender.
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Vibrant, quirky and super-cute, this updated version of the 90s manga classic makes for one of the best introductions to the Japanese graphic form, as schoolgirl Usagi becomes Sailor Moon and leads her band of girlfriends on a high-energy mission to defeat evil.
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Humanity is given a chance at redemption through a combat between mortal heroes and gods in the Valhalla arena in the opening volume of the bestselling Germanic and Norse myth-inspired Record of Ragnarok series.
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The first volume of the wildly popular danmei - or boys' love - series revolves around the relationship between a reincarnated demonic cultivator and his righteous and powerful counterpart.
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In this stunning slice of Chinese danmei fantasy, a tyrant awakes in the body of his 16-year-old self with a chance to lead his life differently and discover his true feelings for his aloof, beautiful cultivation teacher.
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Erotically charged and blessed with stunning artwork, Satis' superb girls' love manga centres on the unlikely connection between a promiscuous heart surgeon and a stubborn cardiac patient.
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An unputdownable collection of stories where love simmers under the surface, this beautifully romantic slice of yaoi manga explores relationships between not-quite-lovers and the endless variety of things that can link us together.
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The adorable story of a devoted - and extremely houseproud - penguin and his slovenly human companion, let Ieda's manga of gently comic mishaps beguile and enchant you.
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Office worker Riko tries to look after a stray cat using lessons she's learned from obsessive video game playing in this adorable, witty manga boasting great artwork.
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An omnibus edition of the seminal fairy tale manga about a young princess who must pass herself off as a dashing prince in order to claim the throne.
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Turning the original Bungo Stray Dogs series on its head, this cute and cosy spin-off finds the Armed Detective Agency shrunk down to mini-size and embarking on another caper.

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A page-turning slice of high school manga, Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible sees wallflower Junta Shiraishi’s life turn upside down when Kubo starts paying him attention.
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Beautifully rendered in both words and pictures, this exquisite manga graphic novel from the creator of Chainsaw Man is a mesmerising reflection on the challenges and rewards of a young artist.
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A sensitive, inclusive exploration of gender and identity, To Strip the Flesh recounts the story of Chiaki Ogawa and his struggles to please his family whilst remaining true to himself.
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