The Best Completed Manga Series to Read from Start to Finish
A completed manga is a work of art; it tells a full tale of love, loss, redemption, and resolution. We want the best for our book friends, but finding a good conclusion isn’t always easy. These are the top finished manga series that you should add to your reading list!
No story can go on forever, and in a way, it’s better that way. When a long journey comes to a finish, you feel fulfilled and satisfied because you’ve (usually) accomplished your aim and come to the end of an adventure.
Fortunately, a few well-liked manga series recently came to an end, and their final volumes are now accessible in English. The nicest part is that everyone can find something to enjoy.
If you’re a beginner and haven’t looked at this list of the finest manga yet, know that it starts with a selection of finished series. We suggest you start with such books. There are a ton of manga to read. Let’s get into it!
Boys Run the Riot by Keito Gaku
Boys Run the Riot is one of the best finished manga series to be published recently. It is a queer manga by a queer writer that was localized into English by a team made up of LGBT members.
A true and accurate portrayal of what it’s like to grow up trans in contemporary Japan. This series is a great choice if you want a break from all the fanciful and supernatural tales that predominate comics.
The Seven Deadly Sins by Nakaba Suzuki
A group of knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins were accused of planning to seize control of the kingdom ten years prior. They are no longer in existence, and tyrants now rule the kingdom. Guess they weren’t the bad guys after all. Elizabeth, the third princess of the realm, isn’t going to stand for this.
In an effort to put together a team that can save her house, she goes in search of the previous captain of the knights. Naturally, there’s a little bit more going on than that in this situation. Let’s just say that the name “Seven Deadly Sins” isn’t only symbolic.
Sweat and Soap by Kintetsu Yamada
Romance lovers need not worry. I’m still thinking about you. A woman who works for a business that produces her preferred toiletries and personal care products is featured in this office romance. They’re her favorite, so why? She is embarrassed by her natural body aroma, which is the only one that the company’s products cover up.
The company’s top product developer, Koutarou, introduces himself to her one day, and guess what? He falls in love with her scent! This romance manga is for readers looking for mature characters in an adult relationship that takes a slight detour. It is a little awkward, a little bizarre, and a lot sexual.
Hell’s Paradise by Yuji Kaku
You’ll miss out on some titles if you restrict yourself to solely that format, even if this list primarily consists of collected volumes of the greatest finished manga series.
You can find many treasures in manga that are available as an app, such as Kaku’s tale of a ninja on death row, the sole female executioner from the ancient Yamada Asaemon clan, and their search for an elixir that can make them immortal.
Don’t worry, though, if you’d prefer not to read manga using digital apps. There are several collected English editions of Hell’s Paradise available.
Cells at Work by Akane Shimizu
Who is to argue that educational manga is dull? By anthropomorphizing the many parts of the human immune system, Shimizu’s manga and its numerous spin-offs investigate this system.
It covers the fundamental principles of immunology in an approachable and enjoyable manner, which is unexpectedly timely given the emergence of SARS-CoV-2. Additionally, those with knowledge of biology will enjoy the comedy and subtle allusions.
Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
Speaking of divisive, Isayama’s bleak story of a world overrun by huge man-eating beasts came to a conclusion in 2021. Regardless of how you feel about it or where you stand on its themes, Attack on Titan is one of the most important manga series from the previous ten years. Both positively and negatively.
The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
It’s been said that a series’ conclusion can make or break it. And depending on the decisions made by an ending, viewers may come to love a series and think it’s the best thing ever—or they may come to think the exact opposite. One such instance is the Promised Land.
Nevertheless, the tale of spoiled orphans learning they are being raised as a source of food for demons remains one of the most inventive manga concepts in recent memory, regardless of how you feel about the finale.
Haikyu! by Haruichi Furudate
The current North American manga boom has overtaken sports manga, but if you haven’t read any of this amazing genre, I highly recommend it since it’s a lot of fun.
Through a short man with exceptional jumping ability and a skilled setter with a challenging demeanor, Haikyu! introduces readers to the world of high school volleyball. And Haikyu! pushes readers past graduation and into the world of professional athletics, which is unusual for the genre.
Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotouge
This global sensation could not be omitted from a list of recently finished manga. The bestseller rankings have consistently included this manga.
In the midst of a pandemic, its anime adaptation kept viewers engaged, including the record-breaking movie Mugen Train. And its mangaka was included in Time 100 Next!
Don’t fall for the well-worn plot of a boy turning into a demon hunter to save his sister. With its intriguing backdrop (Japan during the Taisho Era), many interpretations of sibling relationships, and most cinnamon roll protagonist ever, Demon Slayer provides a new perspective and a few twists to the formula.
Eniale and Dewiela by Kamome Shirahama
Did you enjoy Crowley and Aziraphale’s relationship in Good Omens? You will then adore Dewiela and Eniale. Although Shirahama is better renowned for her other series, Witch Hat Atelier, this book takes readers on an enjoyable adventure while delving into the tumultuous bond between a stylish angel and a similarly stylish demon.
This completed manga has three volumes, making it one of the shorter ones on this list.
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
Two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric reside with their mother, Trisha Elric, who has been single since her husband, Van Hohenheim, fled years ago in the country of Amestris, where alchemy has been exalted to the rank of a universal science.
The latter, who is ailing and on the verge of death, is attempted to be revived by the two young children using alchemy, breaching the statutory prohibition on human transmutation.
The youngest, Edward, loses his left leg, while his younger brother loses his entire body.
By encasing his younger brother Alphonse’s soul in armor, Ed gives up his right arm. After passing the test and earning his alchemist name, the Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward enlisted in the army at the age of twelve as a State Alchemist.
The two brothers seek, at the cost of their lives, the philosopher’s stone that would restore their lost bodies thanks to the benefits associated with their status as State alchemists and their study.
We hope you’ll be interested in one of these series! And be sure to keep up with our current manga coverage if you want to look beyond the finest finished manga series.
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