If you are a fan of popular series like Demon Slayer, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Death Note, you should know that all three are becoming side story manga. Love horror? Junji Ito is releasing an incredible amount of one-shots. If romance is your speed, you might want to check out The Muscle Girl Next Door, the story of a young man falling in love with a bodybuilder woman, or Links, a collection of interconnected shorts by the creator of Given. No matter what you love, there’s a perfect 2022 manga release for you. Here are the 20 best new manga you should read in 2022. Let’s get started!
20. Pokemon Adventures: XY
Release date: January 11
If you’ve loved the Pokemon X&Y games or animated series, it’s time to rejoice because there’s a new way to enjoy the series – as a manga. X used to be a Pokemon Trainer prodigy, but he gave up on that to hide in his room. But when his hometown of Vanville is attacked by Team Flare and two Legendary Pokemon, he eventually escapes to stop them with his friend Y.
19. Shonen Note: Boy Soprano
Release date: September 13
Yutaka Aoi is a talented young man with an angelic voice and an unusual sensitivity to sound. When he started middle school, he joined his school’s choir and developed friendships with many of the other members as they entered competitions. He also participates in the local soap opera of his community. However, he has to deal with his transient nature, so the sooner his gift is born, the lower his voice will be. As the school year passes, he crosses paths with a famous Russian boy’s soprano who has lost his high-pitched voice and Yutaka’s choir members also face challenges. their own.
18. Kowloon Generic Romance
Release date: July 19
Kowloon Generic Romance is a new series by Jun Mayuzuki, the author best known for After the Rain. The story is set in Hong Kong’s Walled City of Kowloon. Within these walls, two real estate agents named Reiko Kujirai and Hajime Kudou seem to fall in love for the first time. But there are photos of the two that come out much closer than they thought. What happened between them in the past and what mysterious things are happening in their city?
Release date: April 12
Getting together is never easy, but even when two people are already in a relationship, it’s impossible to put into words what they mean to each other. Lovers don’t always love each other, love and hate are not mutually exclusive and friendship is like love but with blurred boundaries. For the eight men paired – Ryou Shibata and Masahito Sekiya , Yahiko Tsubame and Akiha Niitsu, Aoi Kameda and Yuusei Ogikawa, Takaaki Sado and Shinobu Nakajou – the answers to what their partners think of them are elusive. In addition to the usual dilemma that binds them, gradually the couples are linked in more and more obvious ways.
16. The Muscle Girl Next Door anime
Release date: June 14
College student Daria isn’t a big guy – he’s a little skinny and he’s a bit self-conscious about it. When he stumbles across Rubi-san, a completely cute woman who can transport giant logs around, he thinks of her as the epitome of cool masculinity. And it’s not just admiration or even jealousy – he’s instantly struck down by her. Watch Daria gently chase her lover and sexy Rubi in this captivating modern love story.
Release date: June 14
Asuka Miyazaki’s autobiographical manga recounts their experiences trying to find love with a woman of gender X. Gender X is a non-binary identity used in Japan. If you want to learn more about the X-gender community or if you just want to read an authentic manga about personal experiences – check out this episode in June.
14. Came the Mirror & Other Tales
Release date: February 15
Rumiko Takahashi is known for works including Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, and Inuyasha. If you’re a fan of her work, then you can’t miss her latest offering to the world of manga. This volume features five one-shots on a variety of topics. One story is about a pet cat that can possess its owner, while another is about a manga artist who has the power to curse their opponents. For those interested in the author’s life, the manga also includes an autobiographical story.
13. The Liminal Zone
Release date: July 26
Junji Ito is one of the most popular horror manga creators in existence, so any new work deserves some attention. The Liminal Zone features four new horror stories, including one about a couple who went into the legendary forest of Aokigahara to commit suicide and one about a mourner.
12. Alice in Borderland
Release date: March 15
Ryouhei Arisu is a high school student with no ambition and just wants to escape from what he feels is a meaningless reality. One night while he was with his two friends Daikichi Karube and Chouta Segawa, they saw an unusually large fireworks shoot into the sky, an event that heralded a permanent change in their lives. Blinded by an extremely bright explosion, the three find themselves transported to a place known as Borderland. The only inhabitants of this world are the participants in a death game where specific missions must be completed if they want to survive. As the three begin playing to determine how they can return home, Ryouhei feels alive for the first time in his life.
11. Record of Ragnarok
Release date: January 18
If you’ve been disappointed with the Record of Ragnarok anime, reading its newly released manga will likely disappoint you even more. Unlike its anime counterpart, manga is insanely good. It’s an epic, action-packed tour in which humans compete with the gods for the right to continue to exist.
10. March Comes in Like a Lion
Release date: November 15
March Comes in Like a Lion is a good and emotional anime that you should absolutely watch if you haven’t seen it. But as of November 2022, there will be a new way for English-speaking fans to experience the story. Originally published in 2008, the series was finally released in English.
The story follows Rei Kiriyama, a shogi prodigy whose life is dominated by loneliness and depression. With help from his neighbors, the Kawamoto sisters, as well as some of his other shogi players, he slowly learns to open up to others and create meaningful relationships between his children. people together.
9. Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe
Release date: September 27
JoJo fans, exaggerate. Hirohiko Araki is releasing a brand new manga starring Rohan Kishibe. Though the professional manga artist eventually got rid of Josuke, he now has a whole bunch of other supernatural mishaps to deal with.
8. Classroom of the Elite
Release date: March 1
As of the anime’s first premiere in 2017, not much is known about Classroom of the Elite. But in 2022, we’re getting not only another season of the anime, but also an English translation of the manga. Koudo Ikusei Middle School seems like an idyllic place, it has everything a student could want. But underneath the luxury lies something more sinister. Students are grouped according to perceived ability and then expected to compete for rank by any means necessary, even underrated, dangerous ones.
7. The Elusive Samurai
Release date: July 5
Yusei Matsui is back with a brand new movie, a completely different movie from his previous hit, Assassination Classroom. It’s been available digitally since 2021, but now fans can finally buy enough. Set during the Kenmu Restoration period, the story revolves around Hojo Tokiyuki, a young man forced to flee after his family was overthrown by Ashikaga Takauji. Fortunately, the young lord has a very important supernatural ability – the ability to hide.
6. Death Note Short Stories
Release date: May 10
If you are thinking of re-reading your old Death Note manga volumes or experiencing the legendary manga for the first time, you should. That’s because a series of short stories from the same universe will premiere in May 2022. The film features stories about other characters who get the notebook, L’s past.
5. A Galaxy Next Door
Release date: April 26
From the creators of Sweetness & Lightning comes a new story about a broken manga artist named Kuga who is struggling to take care of her younger siblings. Just before his life completely fell apart, he hired a new assistant, Goshiki. Goshiki is unlike his previous assistants, she seems almost supernatural. One day, she announced that the two of them were engaged. Kuga has no idea what’s going on, but one thing is clear – he’s about to undergo some major life changes.
4. Yokohama Shopping Log
Release date: August 2
After a disaster sends the world into decline, the remaining humans live their lives peacefully and quietly in the twilight of the human age. Alpha Hatsuseno is a cyborg who works at a cafe bordering Yokohama, which rarely has customers and is waiting for her owner to return. One day, another robot, the courier Kokone Takatsu, brought give Alpha a package from her owner. Inside is a camera, which is given to Alpha so she can take pictures to recall.Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is a slow and contemplative anime that follows an android girl as she takes pictures. beautiful and experiencing touching moments, all of which is a calming peaceful feeling.
3. Blue Lock
Release date: June 21
Most sports manga focus on a team trying to improve their skills enough to win a competition. The relationships between teammates are often an important part of the story. In Blue Lock, it’s all about ruthless competition. After an embarrassing defeat at the 2018 World Cup, the Japan Football Federation realized that they would have to get serious if they wanted to create a team that could win. They gathered 300 of the country’s greatest players together and put them through a hell of a competition to find the ones willing to do anything to win.
2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Stories of Water and Flame
Release date: January 4
If you’re a Demon Slayer fan who especially loves Rengoku or Giyu, then you should check out this sub-manga. Giyu is the current Water Hashira, but Rengoku is still trying to prove himself worthy of being the Flame Hashira. The two of them are sent on a mission to deal with what sounds like a bear attack, but is actually something much more sinister.
1. Sakamoto Days
Release date: April 5
Taro Sakamoto may seem like an ordinary husband, father, and shop owner, but looks can be deceiving. He used to be a famous fighter who made everyone who met him scared. Though he had hoped to keep it a secret and continue to live his peaceful life, the past did not let him go. If he doesn’t return as an assassin, he will become a target himself. Despite losing his form and no longer training, he has no choice but to return to his old career.