TTT: Top Ten Tuesday-10 Manga Series I Want To Read This Year

First of all…shout out to Animeushi for having the same featured image! It’s hard trying to find a cover photo that is clear, concise, and fits within the allotted box frame…so I hope you don’t mind me using the same one. Tehehe XD

This new format makes me flounder from time to time, but usually I can find an image that works right off the bat. Anywho, most of you guys know that one of my goals for 2018 was to read more manga and HERE WE ARE! We are back for another lovely round of Top Ten Tuesday, where today’s post will consist of the ten manga series I want to read this year. Some of these are continued series since I have read the first volumes already and just plan on reading the rest.

So lets dive right in and kick things off with one of my favorite anime shows from last year Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous)!

1. Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous)

Land of the lust

I have read the first volume of Houseki no Kuni and I actually have the second/third volumes sitting on my bookshelf. I just need to take time out of my day to actually start the other two! I’ve been slacking on my reading skills. Someone just give me a swift kick in my ass as a reminder to read more please 😛

2. Totsukuni no Shoujo (The Girl From The Other Side: Siúil A Rún)

The girl from the other side

Another manga series where I have read the first volume of the story! I need to pick up the rest of the translated volumes. I think the English translations go all the way up to (at least) volume 4 or 5? That is what Amazon is showing. I usually buy my manga from Barnes and Noble online. Looks like volumes 4 and 5 are on preorder right now and will be out in fall!

3. Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain)

Akira Koi

I will probably just end up reading Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain) online. I like having the physical copy in my hands but I can’t seem to find the first volume online. Does anyone know where I might be able to buy this one? I know Book Walker just sells digital copies and not actual book versions. I want the manga in my hands!!!

4. Nagi no Asukara (A Lull in the Sea)

Nagi no Asukara

I think it would be fitting to read one of my all time favorite anime’s actual manga series! I’m literally surprised at myself for not reading Nagi no Asukara sooner. I love this anime oh so much! It is my #1 spot for favorite anime series (but I am still waiting to see if Violet Evergarden will beat it out). I definitely have to read it this year! Mark my words.

5. Sailor Moon

SM Mnaga

Surprise, surprise! I have never read any of the Sailor Moon manga’s! *Please don’t kill me* I have been wanting to for the last few years, but if I’m going to do so I’m going to buy the bundle pack of the manga’s and not just the individual ones. That way I can sit down and read them one after the other. I hate breaking up series because some of the volumes aren’t available in English (e.x. my problem with Houseki no Kuni).

6. Kuzu no Honaki (Scum’s Wish)

Kuzu wallpaper

Can you guys tell I like drama? Loloz…I LIVE for anything dramatic and over the top. Seems to be my specialty these days. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I want to read Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish). I fell in love with the anime and I hear the manga is quite good. I look forward to reading it!

7. Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki

Wolf children movie cover

I have had my eye on the Wolf Children manga for quite some time now. I always look at it when I go into Barnes and Noble. I mainly just want it for my collection but I think I’ll read it so I can compare it to the movie. I love seeing the differences between book/manga and movie. The book version of Howl’s Moving Castle was waaayyy different than the anime film, but I also have to remember that the movie was “loosely” adapted from the novel.

8. 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion)

March comes in like a Lion

Uh…I don’t even have to explain why I want to read this manga. 3-gatsu no Lion is a masterpiece anime! If you haven’t started watching it then you must be living under a rock. Go watch it NOW!

9. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Rakugo

Another masterpiece anime! I really really want to read the manga after seeing how amazing the show was. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is top notch in terms of story-line and character development. I highly recommend this series as well ❤

10. Chobits


Last but certainly not least is Chobits! I feel like I have to thrown in another “older” manga series into the mix. Sailor Moon can’t be the only OG manga I read. Plus Chobits is cute, and fun, and I love the manga art style. It’s super pretty! I think it will be a nice addition to my manga reading list.

Do you have any manga series you will be reading this year? If so, what are they? Does anyone want to do a read along with me on any of these choices? We can even do a Q & A collab post once the manga is completed. I think it would be super fun to do! Let me know if you are interested in doing so! 😉

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

21 thoughts on “TTT: Top Ten Tuesday-10 Manga Series I Want To Read This Year

  1. I don’t read a lot of manga (because seriously I already have way too many hobbies at the moment lol 😂😂), but I do plan on reading some manga later this year where I am probably going to feature it as a theme month over on my blog. Planned series are : Alita Battle Angel, I am a Hero..and maybe Orange.
    This list has some really good ones on them: March Comes in a lion is an anime that I have heard so much about, but haven’t yet been able to see 😭😭😭 (it’s not available here). But I would definitely love to read along with that one (if I can find it somewhere that is). Great post! 😀😀

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    1. I actually thought about reading Orange as well! Maybe we can do that one together? Have you seen the anime series of it? It’s pretty bittersweet. I know…I feel like I have so much going on at one time I don’t even know how I keep up with myself XD

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      1. I have seen the anime series and I absolutely loved it. It was bittersweet, that’s for sure, but also very beautiful. Which is one of the reasons I also want to read the manga (I’ve seen that the manga is available on the Crunchyroll app😊).
        And sure, we can do that one together, really no problem! 😀

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      2. I have a collab planned the upcoming month with Lina…but I might also have some spare time in February to do some other stuff as well. Will try to do my best: looking forward to it 😊😊

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  2. I loved the anime of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu so I’ll be curious what you think of the manga. Similarly, I saw Wolf Children at an anime party at a convention a couple of yeas back and adored it. I keep seeing the manga at the library and want to pick it up to see how it compares. Great choices!

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  3. I also just picked up the first three volumes of Land of the Lustrous. Haven’t read them, but they’re there lol. Also, this WILL be my year for Sailor Moon as well!! It’s a classic, and it’s so short, too. The only reason I’ve held off is because I want to finish watching the anime first, but since Viz is taking their sweet time releasing it all, I might just jump the gun. Glad to know we’ve got some of the same goal reads for 2018!

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  4. I’ve heard so much about Land of the Lustrous! It seems like it really blew up in the cosplay community especially, and the hairstyles of the characters is what initially caught my attention. I think I’m going to try to read the manga this year, and watch the anime as well! I wanna see what all the hype is about. One series that I’ve been really into recently is The Greatest Wolf of My Life. It just recently got an English release on Lezhin, and I haven’t been able to stop reading it. It’s a romcom that features three main characters, an average girl, a kpop star and a famous webtoon artist. Each character is really unique, and the two guy protagonists have really distinct opposing personalities, so that creates a lot of hilarious situations. It’s also a romance series that doesn’t take itself too seriously and cause a ton of drama, which I really appreciated. If you’re open to picking up more series, I definitely recommend it!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah I will definitely check it out. Houseki no Kuni is AMAZING!!! I loved every bit of the anime and the first volume of the manga is great. It is one I highly recommend if you love fantasy. I love what they did with the gems ❤


  5. I have no idea if i saw it on your blog or somewhere else (might be somewhere else) but…is Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu something you’d recommend for my little fujoshi heart??? i keep seeing the two guys and my heart :”D

    as for the titles on here, i really want to check out the girl from the other side. it’s been on my tbr pile for a couple months? now 🙂 and wolf children is a good read, follows the anime but it’s nice to just see it in manga form. the others sound like they’ll be great reads as well


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