Manga is a popular genre of Japanese comics. Manga are published as magazines and books, and there are manga for all ages. Some of the best manga of the moment are: Death Note, Naruto, One Piece, Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail and Fullmetal Alchemist.
In 2022, Japan will celebrate the 40th anniversary of manga. To celebrate this event, we have selected the 6 best manga that the French love and therefore should not be missed in 2022. Among these are titles such as “One Piece”, “Detective Conan” and “Sailor Moon “. So get ready for exciting new manga adventures in 2022!
1) One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 1997, and the chapters are collected into 97 tankōbon volumes as of September 2020. The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body has acquired the properties of the rubber after unwittingly eating a devil fruit. Along with his motley crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” in order to become the next Pirate King. The manga is currently still being published, and has several spin-offs one of which follows the story of Roronoa Zoro before he joined Luffy’s crew.
The manga was adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I. G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began airing in Japan in 1999 and has over 900 episodes to date. day. Several studios have produced numerous merchandise such as movies, specials, and television programs. One Piece is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time, estimated to have generated over $21 billion in total franchise revenue as of June 2019.
In 2012, One Piece earned the Guinness World Record for “most copies published of a single comic book series by a single author”. As of December 2020, the manga had been printed in 440 million copies worldwide across 96 countries, making it both the best-selling manga and anime series of all time. »
2) Detective Conan
Detective Conan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday since January 19, 1994, and has been collected in 96 tankōbon volumes as of April 15, 2021. The story follows an amateur detective who is turned into a child while investigating an organization mysterious and solves cases in order to find the organization and reverse its transformation.
The series was adapted into an anime television series by TMS Entertainment and animated by studio Gallop. The first episode aired on January 8, 1996 on Nippon Television, where it aired for 8 seasons until March 2004. Eleven more special episodes aired between 2005 and 2006. An anime film titled Detective Conan: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper was released on April 13, 1997. A second film titled Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target was released on April 18, 1998. Fifteen more animated films followed, the latest being Detective Conan: Scarlet Bullet, released in Japan on April 16, 2021.
The manga received various awards, the 52nd Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Best Manga in 1997 and the 38th Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shōnen Manga in 1994. Volume 34 of the manga had the highest initial circulation of any volume of manga, or 2.75 million copies. In 2009, it became the top-selling title in Japan with over 21 million copies sold that year; as of 2020, over 30 million copies have been sold, making it one of the best-selling manga series ever released.
3) Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon is one of the most popular manga of all time. It tells the story of a young girl named Usagi who transforms into a superheroine to defend her home planet against the forces of evil. The series is beloved by fans for its strong female characters, thrilling action scenes, and heartfelt emotions.
Sailor Moon was created by Naoko Takeuchi in 1991 and quickly became a big hit in Japan. It was adapted into an anime series in 1992, and this version became popular all over the world. The Sailor Moon franchise has since spawned numerous spin-off series, movies, video games, and other merchandise.
In recent years, Sailor Moon has enjoyed something of a resurgence in popularity, thanks to a new anime series that began airing in 2014. With its timeless story and endearing characters, there’s no doubt that Sailor Moon will continue to to be one of the most beloved manga in the years to come.
4) Death Note
Death Note is a Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It was pre-published between December 2003 and May 2006 in publisher Shūeisha’s shōnen magazine Jump, and was compiled into a total of 12 tankōbon volumes.
The story follows Light Yagami, a brilliant high school student who stumbles upon the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill anyone whose name is written in its pages. Light then begins to use the Death Note to eliminate criminals and those he sees as having no place in his “ideal world”. Light’s actions attract the attention of the Shinigami Ryuk, owner of the Death Note, who then decides to stay with him to see how his plan unfolds. Little by little, Light’s actions begin to arouse concern and the anger of the authorities, who do everything in their power to put an end to his actions. This leads L, a mysterious investigator tasked with solving this case, to confront Light.
Death Note was a huge success in Japan and internationally, both with the public and with critics. The manga has sold several million copies in Japan and several tens of millions in the rest of the world. It was adapted into an anime television series produced by Madhouse and aired between October 2006 and March 2007 on NTV; it has 37 episodes. A second anime television series adaptation, titled Death Note: Relight, consisting of 2 feature films featuring key passages from the original manga, was released in 2008. In 2017, Netflix produced a live-action film adaptation inspired by the original manga; it was released directly to streaming on the platform on October 20, 2017.
Naruto is a manga created by Masashi Kishimoto. It was first released in 1999 and ended in 2014. In Japan, it was shown as an anime starting in 2002. The story of Naruto follows young ninja Naruto Uzumaki as he learns ninjutsu and seeks to uncover the secret of his father, the Nine-Tailed Fox Demon who terrorized the village of Konoha.
Naruto is a very popular manga in Japan and around the world. It was ranked as the 3rd best manga of all time by Japanese magazine Shūkan Shōnen Jump. In France, it was elected best manga of the year 2006 by the readers of Animeland magazine.
If you’ve never read a manga or seen an anime before, Naruto is a great place to start. It’s a captivating story with endearing and likable characters. The fights are spectacular and well paced. In short, it’s a must-have manga!
6) Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is a high quality manga and anime that has captivated its audience and kept them hooked for years. The story follows the adventures of Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert, three young humans who live in a world where they are constantly threatened by Titans, gigantic and monstrous creatures who seem to have only one reason to live. : eat human beings. The Titans have almost entirely wiped out humanity, but Eren, Mikasa and Armin will fight to survive and maybe, one day, find a way to defeat these monsters.
Attack on Titan is a captivating story that keeps its viewers spellbound with every episode. The characters are extremely well developed and you get attached to them. The action is constant and the suspense is palpable at every moment. In addition, the comic is beautifully illustrated and the character design of the Titans is particularly impressive. If you are looking for a captivating manga or anime, full of action and suspense, Attack on Titan is for you!
Manga is a great way to escape reality and enter a world of fiction. If you’re looking for a good manga to read, check out our list of the top 6 manga that won over the French in 2022.