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Five New and Old Manga to Check Out

Over time, manga series have risen, fallen, and risen again. However, some old classics have always maintained a devout fanbase and some new volumes have risen to enthusiastic approval. Therefore, I shall endeavor to list five new and old manga that has shown promise thus far.

  1. Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku

  2. A Man and His Cat

  3. Beastars

  4. Spy X Family

  5. Kingdom

1. Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku

About the Manga:

Gabimaru the Hollow is one of the most dangerous ninjas in the known world, and the thousands of successful kills he has undertaken have finally caught up to him. Now, bound and chained, he has a simple choice: Either retrieve the Elixer of Everlasting Life in the name of the shogun or go to meet his victims in the underworld. It seems like a fairly good deal. After all, they're heading to Nirvana! The most dangerous beings in the country watched over by emotionless wardens who won't hesitate to lop off their heads........... Perhaps Nirvana isn't so glamourous as it's made out to be. It's a story about redemption, as the protagonist wrestles with the part of him that is a cold-blooded killer and the part that yearns to become a good person, peacefully living out his days with his wife. Does he truly want to live? And if so, does he truly deserve life?

2. A Man and His Cat

About the Manga:

Fukumaru looks on sadly as yet another customer passes over him, picking a slimmer, cuter, kitten. No one wants a fat, ugly cat. It is with these thoughts that he mournfully awaits his first birthday, overlooked and abandoned. But one day, an old man, newly widowed and also alone in the world, adopts him and calls him cute. Could life have more in store for Fukumaru than silently whiling away his days? A heartwarming tale about an old man and his new partner!

3. Beastars

About the Manga:

This story takes place in a society of civilized animals, who collaborate together despite significant divides between carnivores and herbivores. Legosi is a timid stagehand despite his species being among the apex carnivores, a grey wolf. One fateful night, a male alpaca is murdered and eaten, setting off a chain of events pitting carnivores and herbivores against one another, as old resentments and fears reawaken, and the fabric of their society begins to tear. This is a story of prejudice, baser desires, and ingrained fear wrestling against intelligence and free will, as the characters either fall prey to their base instincts or strive to overcome it.

4. Spy X Family

About the Manga:

Twilight is the master spy of the West. One day, he is given a mission that requires him to form a temporary family. However, what he doesn't realize, is that the surrogate daughter chosen is an esper, a mind-reader and that his lovely wife is an infamous assassin of the East. This is a slapstick comedy involving a peculiar mixture of heartwarming Slice-Of-Life, romance, and an incredible amount of physical violence being dealt, all while keeping up the pretense of a "Normal" family. Watch this dysfunctional family totter along a path than no one could've prepared them for!

5. Kingdom

About the Manga:

This story takes place in an alternate version of the Warring States Era of Ancient China. Shin and his childhood friend Hyou are both poor orphans of war, until Hyou is taken away by a minister for unknown reasons, Shin being taken along as well. It turns out that Hyou makes for a perfect body double for the 31st King-to-be of Qin, Ei Sei! However, the characters only get a short reprieve before a shocking attempt of Ei Sei's life is made, and Hyou dies fending off his assassins. Shin decides to aid Ei Sei to reclaim his throne, and himself, the ambitious title of Great General Under The Heavens, a title awarded to only the most accomplished generals of any nation. An emotional story about a slave boy clawing his way up through the ranks to become the trusted right-hand man of Qin's most ambitious ruler yet, set to unify the whole of China!

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seanabbott077 on April 24, 2021:

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