Mangas You Totally Should Read Pt. 1

  1. a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children.
    “Takahashi is an artist who truly represents the very best from the world of manga”

I love anime and reading mangas. While many people are obsessed with kdrama, I’m obsessed with anime. I always switch between anime and reading mangas.

My two moods:

›› Oh I’m bored with anime, I’ll try to start reading mangas.

›› Oh I feel like watching anime.

Currently, my mood is reading mangas. And if you love anime/manga like me, I have some recommendations for you. I totally understand the feeling- like you feel like you read all good mangas or watched all good anime. Too much like hahaha but you know what I mean. That’s why I got your back!

Without further ado,

1. Akatsuki no Yona

In English, Yona of the dawn.

Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Romance | Shoujo

Princess Yona lives a life of luxury and ease, completely sheltered from the problems of the seemingly peaceful Kingdom of Kouka; however, the sudden murder of the king and betrayal of her beloved cousin Su-won places Yona’s life in mortal peril. Forced to escape only with Son Hak, who is both her childhood friend and bodyguard, the naïve princess soon discovers that Kouka is not the idyllic place she envisioned it to be. Poverty, strife, and corruption run rampant, making reclaiming the throne nothing more than a wishful fantasy given the kingdom’s current state.

Based on the popular manga of the same name by Mizuho Kusanagi, Akatsuki no Yona follows Princess Yona on a coming-of-age adventure as she faces the harsh realities of her kingdom. With only a mysterious legend to guide her, Yona must discover a way to restore Kouka to its former glory while being pursued relentlessly by the forces of the new King of Kouka.

credits to MyAnimeList

Love love this anime, my all-time fave and you know a manga-lover can’t have just one fave wink wink but this is top 1 in my fave list. Definitely recommend it!! There’s also an anime for this except there’s no season 2… yet. So I recommend reading the manga.


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2. Gakuen Alice

In English, Alice Academy

Genre: Comedy | Magic | School | Shoujo

Mikan Sakura is a normal 10-year-old girl. Optimistic, energetic, and overall a very sweet child, Mikan is the complete opposite of the aloof, intelligent, and somewhat cold-hearted, Hotaru Imai. Despite their glaring differences, the two girls have been best friends for a very long time. So when Hotaru suddenly transfers to Alice Academy, a prestigious school in the city, her best friend is devastated—especially when she hears of the horrible rumors regarding the academy’s harsh treatment of students. Beset with worry, Mikan runs away to see her best friend!

Upon her arrival, Mikan learns of “Alices,” individuals gifted with various supernatural abilities, and that the school is an institution built by the government to train and protect them. Discovering that she has her own unique powers, Mikan enrolls in the academy, and, after a lot of trouble, finally reunites with Hotaru.

Gakuen Alice is a heartwarming comedy that follows Mikan and her friends’ adventures in the academy, as well as their attempt to uncover the mysteries surrounding the problematic, fire-wielding student Natsume Hyuuga.

credits to MyAnimeList

Ugh the feels of this manga. EVERY TIME I READ IT, I CRY. No lies. I wish there was a sequel. So many feels. Also an anime though I’ve not yet watched it >.< If you want an x-men kind of story, READ THIS. So much feels, so much plot twists!!


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3. Fruits Basket

Genre: Slice of Life | Comedy | Drama | Romance | Fantasy | Shoujo

After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her friends, Tooru resorts to secretly living on her own in a tent in the woods.

One night on her way back from work, she finds her tent buried underneath a landslide. Yuki Souma, the “prince” of her school, and his cousin Shigure Souma, a famous author, stumble across Tooru’s situation and invite her to stay with them until her grandfather’s home renovations are complete.

Upon arriving at the Souma house, Tooru discovers their secret: if a Souma is hugged by someone of the opposite gender, they temporarily transform into one of the animals of the zodiac! However, this strange phenomenon is no laughing matter; rather, it is a terrible curse that holds a dark history. As she continues her journey, meeting more members of the zodiac family, will Tooru’s kindhearted yet resilient nature be enough to prepare her for what lies behind the Souma household’s doors?

credits to MyAnimeList

This story is similar to Fruits Basket in different ways. You know what? This is a must read. Again, so much feels, so much tears. I love the pairings. You might not agree with me before you read it (but someone spoiled you so now you know the ending -_-). BUT once you read it and the flow of events, it actually makes sense and you will say “I’m so glad she went with him”. Ranting about this soon! Also an anime.


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4. Reimei no Arcana

In English, Dawn of the Arcana

Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Romance | Shoujo

“On that day, I became the enemy’s possession,” Nakaba thought as she stood there, knowing her destiny was to be married for convenience to keep the peace between her country Senan and Prince Caesar’s country, Belquat; two neighbor countries on an island.

Between the two countries there has been a constant war for 200 years and Nakaba has become a sacrificial lamb for her country despite the discrimination against her red hair and the sub-person (half-human, half-animal) Loki, who is her only friend and attendant at Caesar’s estranged palace.

But what will Nakaba do when she foresees an event pertaining to Prince Caesar’s demise? Will she save him, or let him die in return to all the hate directed towards her by the people of Belquat?

credits to MyAnimeList

Ohhh my, still can’t get over the plot twist at the end. Guys, you won’t get bored reading this manga!! Instead, you’ll love it!


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5. Hana to Akuma

In English, Flower and Devil

Genre: Comedy | Demons | Drama | Fantasy | Historical | Romance |Shoujo | Supernatural

Fourteen years ago Vivi, the demon, decided to leave the demon realm and come to the human world. There he found an abandoned baby and on a whim decided to keep it. Since then he lives together with Hana… but having a 14 year-old girl around you, is it really that simple?

credits to MyAnimeList

Again, the feelsss of the last chapter (it’s completed). My gosh, read this guys. Definitely.


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YASSSS. My chest feels lighter now. Tell me, long blog posts or short? I invent Manga Mondays from this day on for my blog. So every Monday (PH time), I will have have a blog up ranting all about Mangas. If you have any requests (or manga recommendations), comment down below. You guys (from all that ⇑) probably know my type now. Romance + Comedy + Shoujo with a hint of Action/Fantasy.

See you next time guys! Love ya ❤



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