Mangas are comics that can be found in Japan and are the equivalent of the comic books bought from comic book stores in the United States. Mangas have been around for decades, and are usually the inspiration for many of the most popular anime shows that have gained incredible traction in the last 20 years.
There are a number of different animation styles and genres when it comes to the exciting world of manga, and some of them are so well known that they created their own followings and cultures. These are the best-selling manga of all time.
Case Closed is still being aired in Japan to this day, having first been started as far back as 1994. The premise behind Case Closed is stories and cases that are solved by Detective Conan, and the manga itself has been drawn and written by Gosho Aoyama right from the start.
The detective in the story is transformed into a child and goes on to solve a number of cases over the years, posing as a friend of his father’s. An anime series was licensed for the US in 2003, but it would take another 10 years before it saw its first screening.
There aren’t many anime fans that haven’t heard of Naruto, the story of a young boy who dreams of becoming one of the world’s great ninjas. The manga series is written and created by Masashi Kishimoto, and it became one of the most popular anime shows of all time, and makes for great watching between time spent on horse racing betting sites. The warmth and sincerity of the characters paired with the interesting plot lines and arcs are just some of the reasons that the Naruto manga and anime have become household names.
The creation of Takao Saito, Golgo 13 is an action manga that has been published since as far back as 1968. The story follows the story of the titular character Golgo, who works as a professional assassin. It was later adapted into a television series in 2008, and remains one of the longest running Japanese manga of all time, and one of the most well known within the country.
While most people have heard of the show Dragon Ball Z, the show itself is based on a much older series simply known as Dragon Ball that has been around since 1984, and is set across more than 45 different volumes. The main character of the manage is son Goku, and the manga has followed him since childhood as he became stronger and more powerful, training in martial arts, and exploring the world and universe around him. Dragon Ball is still ongoing, and is popular within the Japan, along the the animated series.
Despite being one of the youngest mangas on this list – first printed in 1997 – One Piece has become the world’s most successful manga. It’s a comedy drama that’s primarily written by Eichiro Oda and follows the misadventures of Monkey Luffy, whose body has become rubberized after eating Devil Fruit. Him and his group of pirates explore their world in the hope of finding the One Piece, which grants the owner the title of King of the Pirates.