The Top Ten New Manga to Read This Summer

The Top Ten New Manga to Read This Summer

-Written by: Megan R

Have you been meaning to read more books but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for something new? You have certainly come to the right place. There are few things better than sitting outside in the summer sun with a new manga. This top ten summer reading list includes the first volume of quite a few different genres which have release dates between April 4th and June 20th, 2017.

10.
The High School Life of a Fudanshi Manga Volume 1

Michinoku Atami writes a humorous story involving the everyday occurrences between fudanshi Ryo Sakaguchi and his friends. A fudanshi is a boy obsessed with boys’ love. Anyone could enjoy this unique story, but it certainly holds extra potential for lovers of the yaoi genre. This is perfect for those looking for a casual, quick, slice of life manga to discuss the challenges of being a fudanshi.

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9.
Ghost Diary Manga Volume 1

A good addition to the supernatural genre, the protagonist Sukami Kyouichi is on a search to find his sister, Hanaichi. She vanished 6 years ago when her brother Sukami angers an actual god, instead of the usual ghouls and ghosts these two exorcists encounter. Before Hanaichi disappeared, she had been writing a monster strategy guide she named the Ghost Diary. Sukami begins the dangerous journey of completing this ghost diary in her place.

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8.
Girls' Last Tour Manga Volume 1

This new manga will take you on a journey through apocalyptic wastelands as our two main characters Chito and Yuuri struggle to survive. They wander the ruins aboard their beloved Kettenkrad motorbike looking for food and fuel. This desolate landscape adds some deeper moral and philosophical undertones to an otherwise light and humorous slice of life story.

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7.
The Royal Tutor Manga Volume 1

This manga, an excellent example of bishounen, is all about beautiful boys doing cute things. A royal tutor is hired to teach four princes and help them grow up to be proper contenders for the throne. This promise of growth and self-improvement is the main aspect that attracted me to this manga. Although because of its primary focus of four beautiful princes and an adorable tutor, any serious moments are fleeting. If bishounen is your favorite genre I’m sure The Royal Tutor will be an awesome addition to your bookshelf.

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6.
Dreamin’ Sun Manga Volume 1

Kameko Shimana has had problems with her family ever since her mother died. She decides to run away from home, but very quickly stumbles across a stranger who offers her a place to stay…with three conditions. Primarily, Kameko has to fall in love and have a dream. Volume one mostly focuses on the first part, but along the way you begin to learn about the dreams of her roommates. If you are looking for some extra encouragement to find your passion, this manga is the answer! I can’t wait for volume 2 so that I can learn even more about these characters and watch Kameko discover her dream.

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5.
Descending Stories Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Manga Volume 1

I love the opportunity this manga gave me to learn new things. Despite the story naturally giving you a lot of new information at once, it still felt easy to understand. The title, if understood, describes the story rather well. Showa Genroku describes the time period during which the story takes place. Rakugo is the Japanese art of storytelling which our main characters slowly master. Finally, the word Shinju literally translates to mean double suicide. This is a twisted goal which only adds more drama and mystery to an already intense tale.

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4.
Delicious in Dungeon Manga Volume 1

A fitting combination of the food and monster genres, this story spends so much time describing how to cook these mythical monster parts! If you didn’t know any better you might expect realistic recipes at the end of the book. While primarily being a silly, casual, fantasy manga, this story does have a bit of depth as well. Just in volume one we can already start to see character growth as these adventurers learn new skills and take risks.

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3.
The Water Dragon’s Bride Manga Volume 1

Our main character, Asahi, is very quickly magically transported from our world to one of fantasy. The main thing that makes The Water Dragon’s Bride unique is the young age of Asahi. This means our main character is significantly less self-sufficient than your standard high school age protagonist. She misses her parents and especially her mom’s cooking. I greatly enjoyed the characters and setting of this story and look forward to watching Asahi’s new relationships strengthen.

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2.
Golden Kamuy Manga Volume 1

This exciting new story by Satoru Noda has some very violent themes compared to the other titles in this summer reading list. With the help of a cryptic map and a native Ainu girl, Russo-Japanese War Veteran Saichi Sugimoto searches the wilderness of the Japanese frontier of Hokkaido for a hoard of hidden gold. I had no choice but to be drawn in and a bit emotionally involved throughout this manga because the main characters are constantly in danger.

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1.
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness Manga

This can be an emotional read for anyone who finds it easy to relate to author Kabi Nagata’s experiences of depression, self-harm, and discovering your sexuality. Since this story is an auto-biography, it is very easy to feel invested in Kabi Nagata’s story almost instantly. It is wonderful not only for those who can relate to a narrative of mental health, but also for those who are looking to understand the mental health journey of the people around them.

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