With the recent news surrounding Crunchyroll’s move to allow more people access to their library of manga, what better way to celebrate than by offering a list of five titles you should be reading on Crunchyroll Manga?

5. Fuuka

If you’re a sucker for music and romance, Fuuka will hit all the right notes. That is unless you’ve read Kouji Seo’s previous works, in which case the opinion at large seems to be that the series could have been handled a little better since it is directly connected to another story he did called Suzuka. As someone who falls into the category of both a romance fan and a music nerd but also had never experienced the work of Kouji Seo in the past, I’ve enjoyed it immensely.

Synopsis:

New meetings always come suddenly! The protagonist, Yuu Haruna, moves into a new town where he meets a somewhat strange girl who doesn’t have a cell phone. The girl, Fuuka, seems to have a strange allure that draws people to her, very much like a summer breeze. Looks like Yuu has been caught up in one wild love story!

 

4. Ajin: Demi-Human

Ajin: Demi-Human offers a dark take on what it means to be immortal. That’s due in large part to the extenuating circumstances behind the immortality which is actually a little spooky. There are monsters, government conspiracies and a harrowing tale of what it means to be different.

But, if you really want to get an idea of what the series is about, you can check out my review of the first volume of the series. You can already guess what the verdict was.

Synopsis:

Seventeen years ago, an utterly immortal human was discovered on an African battlefield. Since then, more of these new and unknown life forms began to appear among mankind. These undying beings start to be known as “demi-humans.” One day, just before summer break, a Japanese boy leaving his high school is involved in a traffic accident that kills him on the spot. Then, he comes back to life. A huge bounty is placed on his capture. Now the boy’s attempt to evade all of mankind begins

 

3. The Seven Deadly Sins

A lot of people seem to think that The Seven Deadly Sins will be the next big thing when the anime hits North America, and I’m inclined to agree. Unfortunately it might be a while longer yet thanks to Netflix interfering. That’s okay though, because now you’ll have plenty of time to read the series and get caught up — and you definitely should. You’ll find a group of strong but lovable characters on a quest to clear their names and save a kingdom. Sound like fun? Then check it out!

Synopsis:

Prepare to get swept away by this epic story and colorful cast of characters that will rewrite the history of manga as we know it! A fantasy adventure tour de force has been born!! “The Seven Deadly Sins” is a legendary gang of rebels that was blamed for the overthrow of the kingdom. Even after all these years, the kingdom’s central guards, each of whom is a match for a thousand, the Holy Knights, are hunting down these wanted criminals. But when one young girl appears, with an earnest wish in her heart, and a determination to find “The Seven Deadly Sins”, the world gets turned on its head and an extraordinary adventure begins! The curtain has been lifted for this thrilling heroic fantasy story like none you’ve ever seen!

 

2. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is the only series I’ve yet to read on this list, and thanks to Crunchyroll, I’m about to catch up. I’m sure you’re wondering how I can recommend something I haven’t read, but I have seen part of the anime, and from what I saw I knew that Fairy Tail would be another series that I can get into. In fact, chances are by now you’ve already seen the anime since it’s long been dubbed and is currently available on Netflix and Crunchyroll.

Synopsis:

THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRY Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates le by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero – he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?

 

1. Attack on Titan

If you haven’t read the manga for Attack on Titan, you’ve been missing out. This series has done so well worldwide that even if you haven’t read the manga or watched the anime on Toonami, you’ve probably still heard of it. There’s a good reason for that, too. While the art might not be the best around, Attack on Titan offers an excellent look into a world where humans become the hunted.

Synopsis:

In this post-apocalyptic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what’s left of man has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, but the sudden appearance of an immenseTitan is about to change everything. Winner of the 2011 Kodansha Manga Award (Shonen) and nominated for the prestigious Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize for 2012.

Well those are the titles that I think you should read. Do you have any recommendations? What are you planning to read?

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Adam Capps is the editor of video games at BentoByte. He spends his days playing video games and his nights writing about them. He's also an avid fan of anime, manga and music.

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