One of the biggest problems we have here in America regarding Japanese pop culture is that in order to take part in most of it, you need to speak Japanese. I have been studying Japanese for about a year now, and you may think that once you get past the Hiragana and Katakana alphabet, it gets easier. Sadly that is not exactly the case. I’m not trying to turn anyone off of learning Japanese, but for the casual person that wants a taste of Japanese culture, they may not want to sit down and learn a new language just experience all the cool stuff Japan has to offer.
The goal of OneManga is to be the top source for Manga for all English speaking countries. The website offers over 600 different series all in English, and all for free! I used to follow the big titles like Naruto and Bleach but after being told my friends that the Manga are so much further ahead of the Anime, I have never looked back. I actually perfer reading the Manga to watching the Anime.
Here are my top favorite Manga titles from OneManga:
Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts. His fated encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Shinigami, and a member of the mysterious Soul Society changed his life forever. Read this Manga.
Follow the adventure of Naruto, the mischievous Ninja from Konoha village. If you are a fan of the Anime, the manga includes everything you’ve seen and more. The manga is already deep into the Shippuden series. Read this Manga.
Minami “Ikki” Itsuki is a student, and the resident deliquent, but is also known as the Unbeatable Babyface. Ikki is the leader of the East Side Gunz. He lives with a group of girls known as the Noyamano sisters. These sisters hide a secret, they are the legendary Storm Rider team, Sleeping Forest. Ikki discovers thier Air Trecks (AT) and falls in love with Storm Riding. He soon discovers the sensation of flying, and is set on becoming the best storm rider in the City. Read this Manga.
Watanuki Kimihiro has always been able to see ghosts and spirts from the time he was a child. One day while passing by a mysterious house, he discovers a witch named Yuuko. She offers her services to Watanuki, and he becomes her servant to repay his debt. Along the way, he discovers many mysteries hidden in the strange house, and by the even stranger with, Yuuko. Read this Manga.
Youma are attacking villages. The demons can take on the appearance of their fallen victim. The only people strong enough to stop the Youma are the Claymore. These woman are half human, half demon, and wield powerful swords. Read this Manga.
Kojirou is the Kendo instructor at the Muro’e High School. In order to win some money, he has challenged his Senpai at a Kendo match. The winner gets free meals for a year, and due to Kojirou being completely broke, he must win this match. His only problem is that he hasn’t found any girls that he truly believes can win. Read this Manga.
The government is looking for a test subject who’s killer intent is off the charts. Yashiro Tenshuu has killed 5 people, including his long time girlfriend. As a result, he is on death row. However, the government think’s Yashiro is exactly the person they need for their experiment. Will Yashiro take part just to live? Read this Manga.
Monkey D. Luffy is bent on becoming the greatest pirate in the world. With his super streaching powers he is set on finding the legendary treasure One Piece. Set sail with one of the longest running Manga titles in Japan. Read this Manga.
The Cross Academy is a unique school that see’s students 24 hours a day. There are 2 classes of students, the Night Class and the Day Class. Twilight is the only time where these two classes pass eachother. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the guardians of the school, and their main goal is to protect the Day Class from the Night Class… who just happen to be vampires. Read this Manga.