Manga reviews, previews, profiles and ratings
From Deb Aoki, former About.com Guide
- Manga Recommended Reading Lists
- Manga Reviews and Ratings
- Types of Manga
- Manga and Anime Magazines
- New Manga, Magazines and Books Preview Galleries
Manga Recommended Reading Lists
Intrigued by manga but don't know where to start? Or are you looking for your next favorite Japanese comics series? Try some of these recommended titles, both new and classic to get a taste of the exciting variety of artwork and storytelling styles available in the wonderful world of manga.
- Top 10 Manga Must-Reads
- Top 10 Shonen Manga Series
- 10 Shojo Manga Series You'll Love
- Most Anticipated New Manga of 2008
- Best New Manga of 2007
- Best Continuing Manga Series of 2007
- 13 Scary Horror Manga
- 5 Yummy Cooking Manga Good Enough to Eat
- Jason Thompson's Top 10 (plus 1) Manga List
Manga Reviews and Ratings
There's a lot of manga out there, but what's worth reading? Read reviews of new and popular manga graphic novels and see what's worth your $9.99 or best left on the shelf for someone else.
Types of Manga
"Manga" basically means "comics" in Japanese, but there's a wide variety of artwork styles and stories for almost every kind of reader at any age. There's romantic shojo manga for teen girls and action-packed shonen manga for boys, but it doesn't stop there. There's also seinen and josei manga for adult readers, both male and female, kodomo manga for kids, as well as yaoi (boys love) and yuri (girls love) manga which is most definitely not for younger readers. Get to know the basic genres of manga with our introduction to the various styles.
- Josei Manga: Shojo Manga Grows Up
- Original English Language Manga: Manga Goes Global
- When Girl Meets Girl: Yuri Manga 101
Manga and Anime Magazines
Keep up on the latest manga and anime news, plus read the latest episodes of your favorite shojo and shonen manga series in these popular magazines.
- Shonen Jump Magazine (US)
- Shojo Beat Magazine
- Otaku USA Magazine
- Yen Plus Magazine
- Super Manga Blast Magazine
New Manga, Magazines and Books Preview Galleries
Discover recent and upcoming releases from top manga publishers including VIZ Media, Del Rey Manga, Go! Comi and more in their preview galleries. Check out the cover artwork, plus find out plot summaries and release dates too.
- Del Rey Manga Preview Gallery
- VIZ Media Preview Gallery
- Go! Comi New Manga Preview
- Yen Press New Manga Preview