2017 is here and with it comes many new manga releases for the year. With so many new manga released, we’re pretty sure it’s gonna be a bit of a pain to figure out which ones you wanna read. Not to worry though as we have got you covered.
For 2017, we’ve picked a good mix of totally brand new manga being released in 2017 as well as a few that were released just not too long ago in 2016. And while the newer ones in 2017 have yet to reach a good amount of chapters to really reach the “safe” zone of not being cancelled, we’re pretty sure our picks would at least stand the test of the ever-changing taste of manga readers in Japan and would last a pretty good while.
So without further adieu, let’s check out the top 10 manga of 2017 that you have to read (in no particular order)!
1.Vigilante: Boku No Hero Academia
We, of course, have to start off with Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia. If you haven’t figured it out already, this is a spin-off manga of the highly successful Boku no Hero Academia. The idea of kids going to hero school isn’t a new one, but the combination of a likeable main hero with a big bunch of even more likeable supporting characters have made this manga a big hit with readers. So what can the spin-off offer?
How about a look at another set of heroes, the ones that don’t make the cut to mainstream hero-dom. Ones that operate outside the laws and rules that mainstream heroes have to follow. Basically, Vigilantes. And while you may be asking why would there be vigilantes in a world where heroes are a dime a dozen, Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia does a pretty good job of explaining the appearances of such characters.
If you thought that the powers of the characters were already weird (or lame) in the main manga, just wait till you see these bunch of misfits.
2.Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World)
Another World-genre manga have been coming out a dime a dozen and many have settled into their own tropes. Most of the time, the main character gets some sort of boosted stats and is rather heroic in nature, but what happens when the main character starts of just average or actually, even worst than average?
That’s what Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou explores, and as you’ll see from the translation, the main character won’t just remain plain average for long. Based of the light-novel of the same name, the premise sees main character Nagumo Hajime and his classmates being transported to an “Another World” where fantasy tropes are a reality.
While his classmates in one way or another are blessed with astounding stats and skills, Hajime himself, like his life in the real world, is average with what seems to be the pathetic skills of a “Synergist”.
However, that skill set might just be what he needs to survive after he gets trapped in a dungeon after an unexpected incident. How will he survive dungeon and is his “Synergist” skill really just mediocre?
If you love reading about how the main characters suppress all odds and make do with what seems to be a low-level skill, you’ll love reading this. After all, everyone loves and an underdog.
3.Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)
Emma and her friends have a pretty good life at the orphanage they grew up in. Though the rules may be strict, the caretaker is kind, but why are the children forbidden from ever leaving?
That’s the basis of Yakusoku no Neverland or The Promised Neverland. This intriguing mystery/supernatural manga explores the lives of a group of orphans who by all intents and purposes, are living in a pretty good and well-run orphanage. However, some things are a bit off from what seems to be a perfect setting.
With plot twists aplenty, this mystery manga is sure to keep many readers in suspense and considering that it’s managed to run for over 30+ chapters, we’re pretty sure it’ll run for a lot longer. A definite good read if you’re really into the whole mystery and suspense genre.