15+ Manga That Won’t Let You Sleep Once You Start Reading Them

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Sometimes you need a manga that is so good it’ll make you not want to sleep and read it all night.

Essentially binge-worthy mangas.

This list consists of 15+ Manga that will provide you with high-quality binge-worthy content for you to consume.


1. Chainsaw Man

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Chainsaw Man is a Shounen Jump manga that completely defied all the rules the stories of this magazine follows.

Originally published on December 3rd of 2018 and written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto.

Chainsaw Man is a manga that quickly gained the attention of all the manga fans due to its unorthodox storytelling.

Chainsaw Man is a 97 chapter read and if you are fine with gore and depressing stories, it’s a must-read for you.


2. Dorohedoro

Dorohedoro manga

Dorohedoro follows the story of an amnesiac reptilian-headed Caiman. This reptile works together with his friend Nikaido to recover his memories and survive in the bizarre world of Dorohedoro.

The Manga’s mystery will intrigue you to read it non-stop. In addition to that, the story has a lovable cast of characters and gritty action which makes the manga fun to read.


3. Haikyuu!!

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Haikyuu!! is a manga that makes Volleyball matches have the same stakes as a battle where the existence of Earth is in danger.

The volleyball matches in this show will make you bite your nails wonder are real sports worth watching if sports manga exist?!

When it comes to sports anime and manga, one thing that makes people hesitate is them not loving the sport. Or also not having any knowledge about it.

Rest assured you will enjoy Haikyuu!! Even if you are not into sports.

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4. Pluto

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Pluto is a murder mystery written by Naoki Urasawa.

If you are familiar with any of Naoki Urasawa’s work, you know that he’s one of the greatest artists when it comes to making mystery-thriller narratives.

While Naoki Urasawa is known for his works like Monster and 20th Century Boys, this list includes Pluto instead of the other two equally amazing stories.

The reason is Pluto is more binge-worthy since it’s a short (65 chapter) story. 


5. One Punch Man

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One Punch Man is a manga remake of One Punch Man webcomic by ONE. It has one of the best artworks in all of the manga industry done by Yusuke Murata.

It is a superhero manga, which follows Saitama who can defeat every villain with a single punch, but gets bored because of the lack of challenge.

Some people think having a main character this powerful will make the story boring but don’t worry.

One Punch Man deals with this problem by having multiple plot points following amazing side characters other than the protagonist. 

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6. Black Clover

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The troupes that made old gen Shonen manga great, were borrowed & executed almost perfectly.

Black Clover doesn’t necessarily do anything unique, but it applies the existing Shonen concepts to a story and makes it entertaining.

Black Clover has some of the best written female characters, something many Shonen manga lack.

It’s safe to say that its characters are the best thing about the manga.

If you are a die-hard fan of Shonen, you are going to enjoy this manga.


7. Berserk

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Berserk is one of the most critically acclaimed and influential manga of all time.

Berserk is a dark fantasy that follows the hero-villain dynamic of Guts & Griffith.

Berserk is a really dark story, it has intense gore and deals with the themes of nihilism often, so it’s not a manga for everyone.

That said, Berserk does have hopeful themes in the story too.

If you can handle its dark themes, Berserk will provide you with something that will make your life better.


8. Tokyo Revengers

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Tokyo Revengers is an action time-travel crime-solving manga following Takemichi Hanagaki, who is failing at life as an adult.

While watching the news, Takemichi learns that his girlfriend from middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has been killed by a delinquent group called Tokyo Manji Gang.

While thinking about it and his life, Takemichi gets pushed on the train tracks and is hit by a train, but he doesn’t die.

Instead he leaps back 12 years back in the past. Basically he gets the ability to leap through time.

Takemichi dedicates his life to figure out a way to save Hinata and the process involves:

  • a bunch of cool characters.
  • intense story.
  • action.
  • romance.
  • comedy.
  • tragedy.

And various other entertaining stuff which makes the manga a must-read.

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9. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi The Labyrinth of Magic manga

The selling point for Magi is its world. There are only a few stories that come close to Magi’s world-building.

The manga takes inspirations from Arabian Nights making the world of Magi unique and fascinating.

Magi deals with the concept of war, monarchy, democracy, dictatorship and other ideas which makes the story intriguing.

It has an amazing cast of characters and it has magic, making Magi quite a good read.

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10. Attack on Titan

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Attack on Titan is easily one of the most binge-worthy manga of all time.

Since the manga revolves around political struggles and some of the best mysteries in all of fiction, the cliffhangers are huge.

The story is fast-paced from the beginning so taking a break from binging Attack on Titan takes a lot of effort.

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11. Golden Kamuy

Golden Kamuy manga

Golden Kamuy is one of the few seinen manga that won’t make you depressed reading it.

While it does have its fair share of dark themes and plot points, the overall vibe of Golden Kamuy is  comforting.

Saichi Sugimoto, the protagonist of the story, is a veteran of the twentieth century Russo-Japanese War who wants to find a fortune of gold for the Ainu people. 

He’s accompanied by a young Ainu girl named Asirpa who is helping Sugimoto off her personal interests.

Golden Kamuy is an action-packed manga with loads of comedic moments which also explores real world-historic events.

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12. One Piece

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Contrary to popular belief (spread because of a mediocre anime adaptation), One Piece is pretty fast-paced from the start and gets entertaining from the first arc.

While the story does get a lot better as the arcs go by, it doesn’t mean that the beginning is not good.

One Piece has everything:

  • mystery, action
  • great characters
  • Incredible world-building

And other things you can expect from a Shonen which makes One Piece an awesome read.

While obviously, you won’t be able to stomach 1000+ chapters without taking a break, it’s definitely going to take away some of your night sleep.


13. Kingdom

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Kingdom is regarded as the seinen counterpart of one piece by many.

The story follows Li Xin and Piao who lose their parents because of the ongoing war in China.

These two friends struggle in the brutal world of Kingdom to become “Great Generals of the Heavens”.

Kingdom has some of the best political battles and war you can ever find in any medium of fiction.

It’s based on Chinese history and mythology, so if these things interest you give Kingdom a try.


14. My Hero Academia

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My Hero Academia is the closest thing to western superheroes you can get in Japanese media.

The story is set in a world where almost every human has developed superpowers called Quirks.

As a result of having these superpowers, the society of My Hero Academia is filled with superheroes and supervillains.

Izuku Midoriya (the protagonist), wants to become a superhero despite not having a quirk and he works hard for that.

His passion and ideals convince All Might, the number 1 hero to pass down his powers to Izuku.

We follow the journey of Izuku Midoriya aka Deku on his way to becoming the number 1 hero.

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15. Jujutsu Kaisen

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Jujutsu Kaisen benefits from a new trend which many modern Shonen jump manga are following these days.

What stands out in Jujutsu Kaisen is the story despite being fast-paced, gives enough time to develop its characters and be fleshed out.

The series provides intense hype moments one after another. And just when you think it has peaked, the next chapter blows you away even more.


16. Vinland Saga

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Vinland Saga is a historical seinen manga based on the Viking setting.

It follows Thorfinn son to one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors. When his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he makes taking Askeladd’s life his sole purpose in life.

Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s band to challenge him to a duel and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England.

The story focuses on various characters, their stories and development making it one of the best seinen manga out there.

Aside from having various philosophical themes, the political wars in the manga are great because of the manga’s incredible art.

It keeps you entertained while tackling various philosophies.


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