TEEN Manga Core List

As a staff, we’ve considered nominations, voted, and created a series of recommended core title lists.  These are the titles and series that we believe belong on all library shelves. Some are the most popular, others classics of the format, and some the most engaging titles for both fans of graphic novels and new comics readers.

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Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom

Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. ...
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

In this post-apocalyptic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the ...
Bakuman

Bakuman

Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito's proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the ...
Bleach

Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his ...
Bride Was a Boy

Bride Was a Boy

A diary comic with an upbeat, adorable flair that tells the charming tale of Chii, a woman assigned male at birth. ...
Case Closed

Case Closed

Precocious high school student Jimmy Kudo uses his keen powers of observation and astute intuition to solve ...
Death Note

Death Note

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he ...
Delicious in Dungeon

Delicious in Dungeon

When young adventurer Laios and his company are attacked and soundly thrashed by a dragon deep in a dungeon, the ...
Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

Legend has it that if all seven of the precious orbs called "Dragon Balls" are gathered together, an incredibly ...
Edens Zero

Edens Zero

At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. But one day, ...
Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ...
Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own ...
Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing ...
Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter

Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his Aunt Mito's protests, Gon decides to follow ...
I Hear the Sunspot

I Hear the Sunspot

Stunningly handsome Kohei Sugihara was outgoing and popular with the girls at school. But when a sudden illness ...
One Piece

One Piece

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer ...
One-Punch Man

One-Punch Man

Every time a promising villain appears, Saitama beats the snot out of ’em with one punch! Can he finally find an ...
orange

orange

On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she recieves a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she ...
Our Dreams at Dusk

Our Dreams at Dusk

Not only is high schooler Tasuku Kaname the new kid in town, he is also terrified that he has been outed as gay. ...
Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the ...
Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

Yukari is a spirited high school senior in the process of studying for her college entrance exams. Sadly the ...
Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka

Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka

In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or something has destroyed the powerful Swiss robot Mont ...
Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish

Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She’s loved them from a young age and has carried that ...
Promised Neverland

Promised Neverland

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman ...
Rose of Versailles

Rose of Versailles

Oscar François de Jarjeyes is a young noblewoman raised as a son by her father. As commander of Marie Antoinette's ...
RWBY

RWBY

Ruby knows she has the talent to achieve her goal, but is she ready to clash with Weiss Schnee, a fellow student ...
Silent Voice

Silent Voice

Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can't hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their ...
Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

Hanamichi Sakuragi's got no game with girls--none at all! It doesn't help that he's known for throwing down at a ...