This year not only gave us fantastic anime, but also fantastic manga. That’s a good thing! Here is our list of the best manga from the year 2022.

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Keep in mind that the list does not only include new manga that debuted this year, but also ones that were published in 2022 whether serialised or in published volumes. The manga are listed in no particular order below. You can view here for more newest manga series that are trending.

 

  1. Blue Lock
  • With firmly established genre conventions, sports manga can feel repetitive. However, Blue Lock is unlike any other sports manga I’ve read. It’s similar to Squid Game, but with soccer instead of killing.
  • The manga, which first appeared in 2018, begins after the Japanese national soccer team finished 16th in the FIFA World Cup. The Blue Lock programme was created to find the best of the best out of hundreds of top, young prospects because the country’s soccer programme lacked a world-class striker. The catch is that those who are disqualified will never be able to play for Japan in international competition. The winner will be a legendary striker capable of leading Japan to World Cup victory!

 

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Yuji Itadori, a student who transfers to Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High, a school for sorcerers, after a paranormal event at his previous school, is the focus of Jujutsu Kaisen. He and his classmates fight evil and try to find cursed fingers for Yuji to eat. The manga wears its influences proudly, but it does a good job of balancing action, comedy, and the supernatural.

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  1. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
  • Frieren picks up where other JRPG-style stories leave off: the Hero and his party have returned from a decade-long adventure in which they have defeated the demon king. For Frieren, an elf mage, ten years is like a weekend spent with friends. But for the human members of the party, their adventure took up a significant portion of their time.
  • After being confronted by the mortal passage of time, Frieren embarks on another quest, learning more about humans in the process. This is a moving, bittersweet manga that plays with tropes and genre conventions while emphasising the value of time spent with others.

 

  1. Dandadan
  • Momo Ayase, a high school student, believes in ghosts rather than aliens. Ken Takakura (no, not that Ken Takakura) is a schoolboy who believes in aliens and ghosts. What begins as an attempt to persuade each other leads to a truly wild series. The end result is amusing, often lewd, and never dull. Smart characters with heart keep Dandadan from devolving into self-parody, even when the lunacy and blue-humour ramp up. And boy, do they ever.

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  1. Attack on Titan
  • People are bound to be disappointed when a long-running movie, TV show, or, in this case, manga comes to an end. And some Attack on Titan fans are, well, disappointed. After all this time, they might have their own ideas about how the Attack on Titan manga should end. However, in the manga’s meaty conclusion, Iseyama had his own ideas on how to bring the saga to a close, crafting a fitting, if imperfect, conclusion to his magnum opus.