Manga for Starters
Manga for Starters
Despite how popular they have become over the past decade, the world of manga is still unknownst to many people. Some people know almost nothing about it, while some are biased against it. However, the loyal readers of manga just can’t seem to get enough of it. Maybe it’s because a manga can unfold a whole new world to the readers, as a genre that combines the visual arts with literary performance. As White Rain Book House, we have good news for the readers who would like to give manga a chance, but don’t know where to start. Here are the top manga pics from the editors of White Rain Book House, as an introduction to our enormous collection of manga.
Death Note, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, is a mind-blowing thriller with a very catchy plot, and it has made an spectacular influence worldwide. The manga was later successfully adapted for an anime series. Today, Death Note even has a Hollywood adaptation; however, it must be said that the Japanese version is incomparable.
What is this worldwide famous manga series about? It all starts when a high school senior finds an empty notebook who can kill people by just writing their names on it. So, he decides to use this “Death Note” to punish people.
Attack On Titan
In a world of gigantic monsters, or Titans as the series refer to them, humankind has to live in cities surrounded by walls to survive. Eren Jaeger, a young man who has had to see his hometown getting destroyed by the giants, decides to take revenge by destroying the Titans, for what has been taken away from him.
Haikyuu!!, written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate, is about a boy whose nickname is “the short giant”. After realizing his passion for volleyball, Shoyo Hinata decides to join the volleyball club in his high school. Haikyuu!! is not merely about sports. It is also about courage, friendships and determination.
Tokyo Ghoul may not be for everyone, but it sure will attract supernatural theme lovers. It takes place in a universe where ghouls exist, owing to their existence feeding on human flesh. After a college student gets an organ transplant, he becomes a ghoul himself. Tokyo Ghoul will make you question what a monster is, and how people become one.
Berserk, written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura, takes place in a fantasy world which has resemblances with medieval Europe. As an orphan raised by the warriors, Guts joins a mercenary group called “Band of the Hawk”. An interesting fact about this manga is that many Japanese videogame makers admit that this manga has been a huge influence and inspiration for them. This manga might be a good start for the gamers.
After a demon attack, Tanjiro Kamado’s sister is transformed into a demon, while the rest of their family is murdered by the demon who transformed Kamado’s sister. So, he seeks revenge on the demon who slaughtered his family, while he seeks a cure for his sister. Lately, this manga has become quite popular among the White Rain Book House readers, so the set WRBH offers might be worthy to check out.
Legend of Zelda
As the second manga on our list which might catch the gamer’s attention, Legend of Zelda is based on the famous Japanese video games series, published under the license of Nintendo.
Pokemon was born in Japan, however, it became worldwide famous quickly, holding a legacy under its name. Just like Legend of Zelda, Pokemon is a video game franchise too. However, Pokemon is an anime and as a manga is not any less thriving than the game is, if not more.
One Punch Man
The name says it all. The storyline proceeds on a superhero’s adventures, with him being so strong that, he can paralyse any enemy with a single punch!
Twelve years ago, a village had been attacked by the Nine-tails. The leader of the village, Fourth Hokage dies right after sealing the life of a Nite-tailed with an orphan boy, Naruto. Now he seeks to become the best Hokage he can be.