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The Best Manga for Children

Posted on 26th May 2021 by Mark Skinner

The world of manga is a rich and varied one but it can sometimes be difficult for parents to understand exactly which series are suitable for children and which contain more adult themes. So, with help from manga experts amongst our bookselling ranks, we've compiled this list as a way to introduce the singular magic of manga to younger readers.

All series featured in this blog are suitable for children aged 9 and older. 

  
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Reflecting the robotics obsessions of the 1950s and 60s, the gloriously entertaining adventures of an android boy with human emotions are packed full of vintage super-heroics and form a cornerstone of modern manga.
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Highly topical in the current era, Miyazaki’s post-apocalyptic fantasy centres on themes of environmental collapse as the princess of a small kingdom on Earth becomes embroiled in internecine conflict between worlds.

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£14.99
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High-fantasy manga-style, the enchanting Legend of Zelda is a magical quest centred on the courageous adventures of young Link and Princess Zelda, inspired by the wildly popular video game series.
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From Bulbasaur to Pikachu and all points in between, the dynamic universe of Pokemon Adventures has the seal of approval from original Pokemon game designer Satoshi Tajiri and opens the doors into a wacky world of creature collecting.

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£25.00
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Still one of the most iconic magical girls in manga history, Sakura Kinomoto lights up this bright, charming story of card-capturing sorcery now available in a beautiful collector’s edition.

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With its roots firmly in the stories of unseen yokai beings in Japanese folklore, Konishi pitches a young boy with a seriously cool timepiece into hilarious adventures with a host of invisible friends.
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Painting a magical picture of adventure and escapade in the grounds of a historic country house, Miyazaki’s bewitching manga conjures up vibrant images of soot sprites, enchanted trees and much more besides.
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A classic underdog story told with dynamism and humour, Yowamushi Pedal pitches Sakamichi Onoda into a compelling duel of cycling prowess with an intimidating school road-racer.
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Meet Jimmy Kudo, a high school sleuth in the body of little boy, in this deliciously enjoyable series of fiendish mysteries packed with heart, humour and head-scratching puzzles.
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Prepare for full-on ink-spattered turf wars in this anarchic series inspired by the hit video game, with underdog Goggles and his plucky team-mates on Team Blue determined to emerge victorious in the prestigious tournament.

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