The Best Manga of 2024: Top Picks of 2024 with MyAnimeList

The Best Manga of 2024

Check out MyAnimeList’s latest list for 2024. It came out in March and is full of cool manga recommendations. They got help from bookstores all over the world and from MyAnimeList users like you. The list has four parts: “You Should Read This Manga,” “Should Be Anime,” “Best for Beginners,” and “Unique Story/Art.” It’s got popular stuff like “Witch Hat Atelier” and “Blue Period,” and some new stuff too. There are even free trials for some manga and picks from publishers.

The Top Picks of 2024

You Should Read This Manga 2024

First off, we have got both the classics and some fresh faces making it onto the prestigious list.

TitleAuthor(s)Serialized in
Witch Hat AtelierKamome ShirahamaMorning two (Kodansha)
Smoking Behind the Supermarket with YouJinushiMonthly Big Gangan (Square Enix)
Blue PeriodTsubasa YamaguchiAfternoon (Kodansha)
GachiakutaKei UranaWeekly Shōnen Magazine (Kodansha)
The Summer Hikaru DiedMokumokurenYoung Ace Up (Kadokawa)
Kono Oto Tomare!AmyūJump Square (Shueisha)
HirayasumiKeigo ShinzōWeekly Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)
Don’t Call It MysteryYumi TamuraMonthly Flowers (Shogakukan)
MedalistTsurumaikadaAfternoon (Kodansha)
Magus of the LibraryMitsu IzumiGood! Afternoon (Kodansha)
Kindergarten WARSYu ChibaShonen Jump+ (Shueisha)
The Fragrant Flower Blooms With DignitySaka MikamiMagazine Pocket (Kodansha)
In the Clear Moonlit DuskMika YamamoriDessert (Kodansha)
Orb: On the Movements of the EarthUotoWeekly Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)
I Want to End This Love GameYūki DōmotoSunday Webry (Shogakukan)
The Case Study of VanitasJun MochizukiGangan Joker (Square Enix)
Firefly WeddingOreko TachibanaUra Sunday (Shogakukan)
Daemons of the Shadow RealmHiromu ArakawaMonthly Shonen Gangan (Square Enix)
I Think Our Son Is GayOkurapixiv (Square Enix)
Heavenly DelusionMasakazu IshiguroAfternoon (Kodansha)

Should Be Anime

Here are the manga titles primed for animated adaptation:

TitleAuthor(s)
Sakamoto DaysYuuto Suzuki
The Fragrant Flower Blooms With DignitySaka Mikami
Choujin XSui Ishida
GachiakutaKei Urana
GokurakugaiYuto Sano
Boy’s AbyssRyo Minenami
Kindergarten WARSYu Chiba
Dai DarkQ Hayashida
Marriage ToxinJōmyaku (Story) and Mizuki Yoda (Art)
Daemons of the Shadow RealmHiromu Arakawa
Make the Exorcist Fall in LoveAruma Arima (Story) and Masuku Fukayama (Art)
The Summer You Were ThereYuama
Magus of the LibraryMitsu Izumi
Witch WatchKenta Shinohara
I Think I Turned My Childhood Friend Into a GirlAzusa Banjo
Tougen AnkiYura Urushibara
After GodSumi Eno
The King’s BeastRei Tōma
Love’s in Sight!Uoyama
Though I Am an Inept VillainessSatsuki Nakamura (Story) and Ei Ohitsuji (Art)

Best for Beginners

For those new to the manga scene, these titles offer the perfect starting point:

TitleAuthor(s)
DandadanYukinobu Tatsu
Blue BoxKōji Miura
Oshi no KoAka Akasaka (Story) and Mengo Yokoyari (Art)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a SlimeFuse (Story) and Taiki Kawakami (Art)
The Apothecary DiariesNatsu Hyūga (Original Work), Itsuki Nanao (Story Adaptation), Nekokurage (Art)
The Dangers in My HeartNorio Sakurai
Skip and LoaferMisaki Takamatsu
Mieruko-chanTomoki Izumi
You and I Are Polar OppositesKōcha Agasawa
Wind BreakerSatoru Nii
A Sign of AffectionSuu Morishita
Mission: Yozakura FamilyHitsuji Gondaira
GivenNatsuki Kizu
AoashiYūgo Kobayashi (Story & Art) and Naohikko Ueno (Original Concept)
How to Grill Our LoveShiori Hanatsuka
Dark GatheringKenichi Kondō
She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to EatSakaomu Yuzaki
Doomsday With My DogYū Ishihara
Hi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love PotionEiko Mutsuhana (Story) and Kamada (Art)
I Got Caught Up In a Hero Summons, but the Other World was at Peace!Toudai (Story) and Jorio Heian (Art)

Read More- The Dangers in My Heart Chapter 143 Release Date: ‘Ichikawa Thinks a Lot About Kiss with Yamada’

Unique Art/Story

For readers seeking something out of the ordinary, these selections promise a unique experience:

TitleAuthor(s)
The Ichinose Family’s Deadly SinsTaizan 5
Usuzumi no HateHaruo Iwamune
Fool NightKasumi Yasuda
Is Love the Answer?Uta Isaki
Touge Oni: Primal Gods in Ancient TimesKenji Tsurubuchi
Umi ga Hashiru End RollJohn Tarachine
I Want to Love You Till Your Dying DayNachi Aono
Call the Name of the NightTama Mitsuboshi
Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyōshisora
Hiraeth: The End of the JourneyYuhki Kamatani
10 DanceSatoh Inoue
Natsume Arata no KekkonTarō Nogizaka
The Gender of Mona LisaTsumuji Yoshimura
Girl CrushMidori Tayama
No, YounaKai Asou
BlessYukino Sonoyama
DoubleAyako Noda
He Was My BrotherMinoru Matsuda
The Fox & Little TanukiMi Tagawa
Suicide Notes Laid on the TableToutarou Minami

Special Features and Recommendations

Apart from the special lists, MyAnimeList has more cool stuff for manga fans:

  • Try This Manga: for Free, Enjoy a selection of manga titles available for a limited time.
  • Publisher & Bookseller Picks: Check out suggestions from people who know a lot about the industry.
  • Kodansha: Manga for Everyone: Explore lots of different manga for everyone’s liking. Start your manga adventure now!

There are lots of suggestions covering different types of manga, so now’s a great time to start exploring. Whether you’ve been into manga for a while or you’re just starting out, MyAnimeList has lists of manga that everyone can enjoy. So, find a comfy spot to read, get lost in some awesome stories, and let the fun begin.