The Top 5 Manga of All Time




When people think of the word Manga, they often think of weird Japanese art or Anime. But if you look beyond some of the misconceptions of Manga, you’ll find a beautiful and respected art form that has spawned some truly beloved comics, tv shows and movies.

Nick Gazin, VICE’s Art editor, is here today to help you learn a little bit more about Manga and why it is so important with his irrefutable, completely objective list of The Top 5 Manga Comics of All Time.

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47 Comments

  1. Get Wozzled
    February 28, 2018
    Reply

    Shave.

  2. kdanh712
    March 1, 2018
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    Read Kingdom!!!

  3. Hyperion Dark
    March 1, 2018
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    #1 Berserk #2 One Piece #3 Dragonball

  4. FatLazyPatriotsFan99
    March 1, 2018
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    wheres jojo

  5. Braeden Mahar
    March 1, 2018
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    Eh, I wouldn't say that these are the top. Sure they're very influential but that doesn't mean they are the best, quality-wise.

  6. WeekendVibes24
    March 1, 2018
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    BERSERK!!!

  7. carlos Arreola
    March 1, 2018
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    One piece is #1!!!

  8. C Kin
    March 1, 2018
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    One Piece over dragon ball for me though…

  9. Ethan Hensley
    March 1, 2018
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    The fact that Berserk isn’t number 1 is blasphemy

  10. Y0UNG GVTS
    March 1, 2018
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    Is astro boy really more popular than one piece

  11. Don't worry about it
    March 1, 2018
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    Super sayan

  12. Dalton Greene
    March 1, 2018
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    JUST KIDDING BITCH SMACK DOWN one piece DESTROYED

  13. Dalton Greene
    March 1, 2018
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    tokyo ghoul manga is boss

  14. Dalton Greene
    March 1, 2018
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    Death note

  15. Dalton Greene
    March 1, 2018
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    you shouldve said some super shitty manga for #1 and then trolled

  16. Tony Tuason
    March 1, 2018
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    Meh. No Naoki Urasawa works? MONSTER. PLUTO. 20th CENTURY BOYS.

  17. capfogful
    March 1, 2018
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    Those lines are futurist not expressionist, get yo terms straight

  18. IsaacAlpha Davila
    March 1, 2018
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    No, JoJo's? Smh

  19. Dan Babitch
    March 1, 2018
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    Should've had JoJo

  20. Phoenix Wright
    March 1, 2018
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    Jojo? Berserk? Oyasumi Pun-Pun?

  21. Imperfect Animal
    March 1, 2018
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    1. Goodnight punpun
    2. Utsubora the story of a novelist
    3. Jojo’s bizarre adventure
    4. Akira
    5. Pretty guardian sailor moon

  22. Manuel Mateo
    March 2, 2018
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    My absolute favorite manga and anime work is Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. I dare say Jojo is a cultural icon. I'm not saying Jojo is perfect, or that Araki is always the best writer, but consider this. How many other mangaka collaborate with GUCCI, have had their work in the Louvre, or have Bulgari handbags with their designs? Hell, Araki has an upcoming exhibit at The Tokyo National Art Center this summer. This will be the SECOND time a mangaka has had their work displayed there since Osamu Tezuka 28 years ago. Even past all those accolades, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is such a heartfelt, intriguing, creative work that EVERYONE should read and experience it. To me, nothing tops it.

  23. Everbody
    March 2, 2018
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    Hunter X hunter hipper the most important shonen isnt dragon ball read real shonen idiot .

  24. Thready
    March 2, 2018
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    LUL you Are forgetting Jojos Bizarre Adventure it was the First Manga and only Manga Artist to have his work in the louvre not to mention countless Tie ins with Gucci. it has been running for 30 years and is one of thee most influental mangas of all time.

  25. Πάρις Παπαδόπουλος
    March 2, 2018
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    If Punpun, Vagabond, One Punch Man, Pluto and Aku no Hana aren't included, the list is objectively false. That's an indisputable fact.

  26. Adam Sayeed
    March 2, 2018
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    no junji ito? unsubscribe.

  27. BackStabbath
    March 2, 2018
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    you hurt my One Piece heart! It is fantastic and is the best selling so…..i can agree with everything though, fantastic shit…again..One Piece didn't deserve that lol

  28. Christian J. Orwig
    March 2, 2018
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    Jojo is the most essential manga of all time

  29. Adam H
    March 2, 2018
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    Super siiyen? And you realize bulma isn’t the main character of D.B. right?

  30. Sean Robinson
    March 2, 2018
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    OH MA GAAAAWD. No JoJos, not a real list.

  31. owlid
    March 2, 2018
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    I can understand putting astro boy instead of one piece since astro boy is the catalyst for shonen manga, but you should have had One Piece instead of Dragon Ball. Its been the staple of modern manga for over 20 years, a cultural powerhouse in Japan, and the best selling manga of all time. Plus its the GOAT. jus sayin

  32. Shreeyam Dahal
    March 2, 2018
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    Hmmm…..good list i must say. Pretty different from all the usual top 10s that you see floating around. I thought half the list would be mangas with SJW themes because c'mon its VICE. However i was pleasantly surprised. Good Job.

  33. Marcello Paiva
    March 2, 2018
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    YOU WHORE YOU GOT ME SO HARD WITH ONE PIECE

  34. Bob Yourmom
    March 2, 2018
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    no other manga can touch one piece

  35. JakiMagus
    March 2, 2018
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    1. Berserk
    2. Berserk
    3. Berserk
    4. Berserk
    5. JoJo??

  36. TheMediaKnights
    March 2, 2018
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    When he said one piece i fucking popped off and got mad hype and then was immediately disappointed when he said just kidding. But then Tezuka took its place and all was right with the world again.

  37. Usopp Stark
    March 3, 2018
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    The One Piece joke Lmafo

  38. Zeppelin894
    March 3, 2018
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    Lmao I held my breathe on number one hoping it was one piece! Haha nice stuff

  39. Karen Rukavishinkov
    March 3, 2018
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    I love when Goku turns super Sign too

  40. FRISHR
    March 3, 2018
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    Those Mangas are important because they pioneered other future mangas and animes:

    Dragon Ball (& Fist of the North Star) with action adventure shonens – Yu Yu Hakusho, Pokémon, Digimon, Yugioh!, Naruto, One Piece, JoJo’s, Bleach, Fairy Tail etc.

    Nausica Valley of the Wind with realistic cinematic fantasy – My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away Berserk, Inuyasha, Death Note, Fate/Stay Night, SAO, Tokyo Ghoul, Parasyte etc.

    Lone Wolf and Cub with eastern wild west style – Samurai X, Cowboy Bebop, Tri Gun, Space Dandy etc.

    Akira with seinen cyberpunk and alternate futures – Ghost in the Shell, FLCL, Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Edge of Tomorrow etc.

    Astro Boy the first influential manga and anime that influenced all of the previously mentioned above and science fiction mechs – Gundam, Evangelion, Code Geass, Gurren Lagann etc.

  41. nandagopal gopakumar
    March 3, 2018
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    Guess you haven't read all the manga… This is more like the top 5 influential manga rather than top 5 🙂 .

  42. Saksham Jain
    March 3, 2018
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    Buddha is better

  43. TChrome
    March 4, 2018
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    Okay as a One Piece fan that hurt…but if this is going off influence yeah all these are more important except Lone Wolf and Cub I've never heard of that shit before.

  44. genocyber
    March 4, 2018
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    SHOOOOOOOOOOONEN FAAAAAAAAAAAAAGOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTT

  45. Chino Yesop
    March 4, 2018
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    WHERE'S FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST?

  46. Slappy The Dummy
    March 4, 2018
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    But still one piece is the best selling manga in the world.I saw it and maybe astro boy is best manga but not best in selling

  47. zhod
    March 4, 2018
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    yeah maybe if the guy wasn't so bad looking i could had go further than 37 secondes in the video but he is defenitly too gross for me continuing watching , i'll give it a dislike tho

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