Manga, which is known as Japanese comic books, has been increasingly more known as an image of Japanese present day culture all around the world recently. Assuming that you are even somewhat inspired by manga, it isn’t not difficult to track down the best one for you to begin with. There are incalculable titles of manga, and well known manga series ofter comprise of many episodes in several volumes.
Certain individuals wonder whether or not to peruse manga for a really long time stories that need a lot of time to peruse. For those individuals, the following are 17 best short manga you can read in a short amount of time.
Obviously, it is energetically prescribed to peruse the long series, as well assuming you are manga fans. In any case, you can encounter the intriguing universe of manga by beginning with the short manga.
17. All You Need Is Kill
Genres:Action, Drama, Mecha
Mankind is losing the war against the Mimics, which are mysterious, alien creatures that appeared out of nowhere and left a trail of death and destruction in their wake. Only the United Defense Force, a military division that holds the front lines in special powersuits, offers hope. In Japan, new UDF recruit Keiji Kiriya and his team are about to embark on a special mission to reclaim Mimic territory, and they will be joined by none other than the Full Metal Bitch: a legendary American soldier known for her red suit, special battleaxe, and high body count.
However, after being mortally wounded on the battlefield, Keiji becomes trapped in a time loop that forces him to relive the battle over and over again, retaining his memories each time. Now, Keiji must live, die, and repeat the same day, becoming a stronger soldier with each repetition in the hopes of one day defeating this alien threat.
16. Jigokuren: Love in the Hell
Genres:Comedy, Ecchi, Seinen
Rintaro Senkawa is a regular guy in his mid-20s who got a little drunk and fell to his death one night. But that is only the beginning of Rintaro’s storey, as he unexpectedly finds himself in Hell, where he meets his guide, the painfully sexy devil Koyori. Can Rintaro take his situation seriously enough to repent for his past sins, or will he be eternally tempted, teased, and tortured by scantily clad devils wielding iron spiked clubs?
15. All My Darling Daughters
Genres:Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Yukiko, a thirty-year-old salarywoman, still lives with her mother Mari. Their relationship, however, undergoes a dramatic shift when Mari announces her engagement to an ex-host and aspiring actor who is younger than Yukiko. Yukiko, convinced he’s out to defraud her mother, can’t stand it any longer and decides to move in with her boyfriend. In five short stories, Fumi Yoshinaga weaves together the lives of Yukiko, a thirty-something salary woman, and her friends, exploring the various relationships women have with all the skill and elegance she is known for.
14. Futari no Renai Shoka
Kanako is a young woman who owns an antique bookstore. One day, a customer arrives who shares her passion for books. He’s a teenager named Akio, and he and Kanako quickly discover that their shared love of books is only the first of many ways they complement each other. Kanako realises she wants him right away and blurts out awkward things like marriage and cohabitation proposals. Despite their age differences and awkwardness, it appears that their relationship has the potential to blossom into something beautiful.
13. Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joou
Genres:Romance, Seinen, Borderline H
When they were kids, Tomboy Subaru and outspoken Akira were inseparable, until the wealthy Subaru was sent off to a private institution for the best education. But now that they’re in high school, the two are back together, and the now-beautiful Subaru won’t give Akira, who was always in love with the girl, the time of day.
So, when the boy learns that making a wish to the school’s Obtuse God can grant a romance, he requests that his closet become a portal to Subaru’s room and that she walk through it naked – and she does! The Obtuse God then appears and informs them that because they both wished for the same thing, it has been granted – but at a cost of an hour of Subaru’s self-control per day! This tsundere-to-the-extreme girl now spends her days revealing her true feelings for Akira, begging for his loins and fluids at every turn. How will Akira handle his new relationship?
12. The Gods Lie
Natsuru Nanao, a sixth-grade student living alone with his mother, forms an unlikely friendship with the reserved and driven Rio Suzumura. Natsuru skips soccer camp that summer, and instead of telling his mother the truth, he spends all of his time with Rio and her younger brother at their shaky home, where a dark secret threatens to upend their fragile happiness.
11. Junjou Drop
Genres:Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Saki Momota, who was recently rejected, is having difficulty moving on from her first love. Saki runs into Akai Ryuuichi, a class delinquent who is rumoured to be able to shoot laser-beams from his eyes, while picking up her younger brother from school. Could this day possibly get any worse?
10. My Girl
Kazama Masamune is a 23-year-old single man… Do you have a child? His beloved dies during the cherry blossom season. He meets a young girl outside of work and discovers she is his daughter, raised in secrecy by his lover. His worst spring is transformed into a painful but vivid spring.
9. Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
Hiroshima Prefecture in 1940. Suzu, a young woman from the countryside, moves to Kure to join her new husband and his family in the shipbuilding city. Suzu must face the challenges of a new life while dealing with a world in turmoil as her beautiful home crumbles around her. Suzu, unwilling to give up hope, battles the horrors of war to create her own happiness.
This is the storey of my heartwarming and strange misfortune… Itsuya Tsuruta, a substitute art teacher at a certain rural junior high school, possesses a mysterious secret power. Toki, a junior high school student, becomes obsessed with Ms. Itsuya day by day after being triggered by her power…
Genres:Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life
20-something Meiko Otani is restless, going through the motions of a job she despises and an unemployed boyfriend who would rather be in a band. She, like others her age, is struggling to find her place in the world and a purpose in life, so she decides to quit her job in order to start over. Meiko and her friends will embark on a journey of self-discovery to discover what truly makes her happy.
6. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan
Genres:Drama, Romance, Seinen
Only Juri’s aunt Monica cares enough to help her after her third suicide attempt. Monica is a nun who visits prisoners on a regular basis, and she invites Juri to accompany her, believing that he will provide some insight into these emotionally destitute men. Yuu, for example, is on death row for murder but has refused all visitors due to the hypocrisy he sees in religious and other self-proclaimed do-gooders. When the two meet, they realise they have been through similar experiences and agree to meet weekly to try to make sense of their lives.
5. Yunagi no Machi Sakura no Kuni:
Genres:Drama, Seinen, Historical
Even those who survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing were not immune to its consequences. Ten years after that fateful day, blast survivors are still dealing with residual radiation exposure and deplorable living conditions. During this time, Minami Hirano ignores her deteriorating physical condition and tries to live her life to the best of her ability, despite being haunted by what she witnessed and how she reacted during the event. The city has been rebuilt and the radiation has subsided fifty years later, but the ghost of the tragedy lingers in the minds of those who were left behind.
4. A Drifting Life
Genres:Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life
In the mid-twentieth century, a young Hiroshi became obsessed with manga, particularly works by Osamu Tezuka. Hiroshi picked up a pen and began a lifelong journey to live up to his role model, with a strong desire to publish his own works. Hiroshi persevered through disappointments and triumphs to help birth a new form of manga as the medium’s history unfolded around him…
3. Omoide Emanon
Genres:Drama, Seinen, Historical
In 1967, as the Apollo space missions begin and the United States sends troops to Vietnam, a disillusioned student returns home with a broken heart and an empty wallet. On the journey, the self-proclaimed science fiction fan meets a mysterious girl named Emanon. While she may appear to be a normal adolescent, Emanon claims that, while her physical body is that of a seventeen-year-old, her mental age is over three billion years old.
Emanon curses her ability and wonders why a person with such an encyclopaedic knowledge of history should even exist, with memories dating back to single-celled organisms at the beginning of the world all the way up to the present day. As the student converses with Emanon more, he realises that reality truly is stranger than fiction.
2. Hoshi no Koe
Genres:Romance, Sci Fi, Seinen
Nagamine is a young high school student who leads a fairly typical adolescent life, hanging out with friends, going to school, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. However, when she enlists in the galactic army, which is in desperate need of recruits to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting further away from her first love, Noboru. Will their love truly flourish in the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to deliver, or will it simply fade away?
1. Haruka na Machi e
Genres:Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life
Hiroshi Nakahara, 48, boards the wrong train on his way home from a business trip and finds himself in his hometown. Hiroshi is transported back in time to his fourteen-year-old self after visiting his mother’s grave – a time when his family was strong and his father hadn’t abandoned them yet. He’s overjoyed at first, but soon realises that he can’t return to his wife and children and must continue living in the past. However, Hiroshi is now faced with a life-altering decision: should he try to change the past without knowing what the consequences will be for his future?
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