What is Drama manga?

Drama is a form of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.

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One Piece

(One Piece)

8.5

Description:

Gol D. Roger was known as the Pirate King, the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the location of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece (which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame), and quite possibly the most coveted of titles for the person who found it, the title of the Pirate King. Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy that defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate who ransacks villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder; the thought of an exciting adventure and meeting new and intriguing people, along with finding One Piece, are his reasons of becoming a pirate. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach One Piece. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

1997-07-22

Chainsaw Man

(Chainsaw Man)

8.49

Description:

The name says it all! Denji's life of poverty is changed forever when he merges with his pet chainsaw dog, Pochita! Now he's living in the big city and an official Devil Hunter. But he's got a lot to learn about his new job and chainsaw powers! (Source: Mangaplus) Notes: - Nominated for the 2020 Manga Taisho Award. - Winner of the 2021 Kono Manga ga Sugoi Award. - Winner of the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shounen category. - Winner of the 2021 and 2022 Harvey Award for Best Manga.
Type

manga

Volumes

11

Chapters

97

Rating

Violence & blood, partial nudity

Status

finished

Started

2018-12-03

Berserk

(Berserk)

8.46

Description:

His name is Guts, the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers. Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice. But Guts won't take his fate lying down; he'll cut a crimson swath of carnage through the ranks of the damned—and anyone else foolish enough to oppose him! Accompanied by Puck the Elf, more an annoyance than a companion, Guts relentlessly follows a dark, bloodstained path that leads only to death...or vengeance. (Source: Dark Horse) Notes: - Volumes 1-5 contain the 16 prequel chapters 0A - 0P. - Chapter 83 was omitted from Volume 13 due to the author’s request. - Volume 14 includes “Berserk: The Prototype”. - Due to the author's passing, starting from Chapter 365, the manga is illustrated by Studio Gaga (Miura's assistants) and supervised by Kouji Mori (a close friend of Miura's).
Type

manga

Volumes

0

Rating

Horror

Status

current

Started

1989-08-25

Death Note

(Death Note)

8.44

Description:

Light Yagami is a brilliant 17-year-old student, one of the top scorers on his exams in all of Japan. One day as he leaves school, he finds a mysterious black notebook on the ground with "Death Note" written on it. The first thing written inside: "The human whose name is written in the notebook shall die." Light decides to use this to cleanse the world of evil by killing all the criminals. On the scene comes L, ace detective, who's determined to find Light—who the world now calls "Kira"—and track him down, thus bringing us an epic psychological thrill ride.
Type

manga

Volumes

12

Chapters

108

Status

finished

Started

2003-12-01

Koe no Katachi

(A Silent Voice)

8.43

Description:

Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can't hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children's cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late? (Source: Kodansha Comics)
Type

manga

Volumes

7

Chapters

64

Status

finished

Started

2013-08-07

Attack on Titan

(Attack on Titan)

8.43

Description:

A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction … Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series that is the manga hit of the decade! Spawning the monster hit anime TV series of the same name, Attack on Titan has become a pop culture sensation. (Source: Kodansha Comics) Volume 3 contains the special story "Rivai Heishichou" (リヴァイ兵士長, Captain Levi). Volume 5 contains the side story "Ilse no Techou" (イルゼの手帳, Ilse's Notebook).
Type

manga

Volumes

34

Chapters

141

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2009-09-09

Tokyo Ghoul

(Tokyo Ghoul)

8.43

Description:

Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own. (Source: Viz Media) Note: Includes 1 extra chapter.
Type

manga

Volumes

14

Chapters

144

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2011-09-08

Kimi no Na wa.

(Your name.)

8.41

Description:

Based on the hit animated film! Mitsuha, a high school girl from a town deep in the mountains, dreams of an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy from Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As the two change places in their dreams, their encounter sets a miraculous story into motion. (Source: Yen Press)
Type

manga

Volumes

3

Chapters

9

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2016-05-27

Fullmetal Alchemist

(Fullmetal Alchemist)

8.39

Description:

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical "auto-mail" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his brother and himself... the legendary Philosopher's Stone. Won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category. Won the 15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award New Artist Prize. Won the Eagle Award's "Favourite Manga" in 2010/2011. Won the Seiun Award for best science fiction comic in 2011.
Type

manga

Volumes

27

Chapters

116

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Started

2001-07-12

Tokyo Ghoul:re

(Tokyo Ghoul:re)

8.36

Description:

The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul's Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes… or monsters? (Source: Viz Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

16

Chapters

179

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2014-10-16

Keullaudeu

(Lost in the Cloud)

8.36

Description:

Skylar has a secret hobby - taking photos of his crush, Chan-il. But when Cirrus stumbles upon Skylar's cloud storage with its impressive collection of Chan-il's photos, things escalate pretty quickly. At first confident his secret is safe with Cirrus, Skylar continuously finds himself in compromising situations, making him question Cirrus' true motives. Source: Lezhin
Type

manhwa

Status

current

Started

2020-11-20

Haikyuu!! Shousetsu-ban!!

8.36

Description:

It's been about a month since Hinata entered Karasuno High School, and the whole story of the "Karasuno Volleyball Club Training Camp" during the Golden Week holidays is revealed!
Type

novel

Volumes

0

Chapters

13

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Started

2013-06-04

[Oshi no Ko]

(【OSHI NO KO】)

8.35

Description:

"In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons." Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the "worst possible way," setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series! (Source: MangaPlus)
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2020-04-23

Vagabond

(Vagabond)

8.35

Description:

In 16th century Japan, Shinmen Takezou is a wild, rough young man, in both his appearance and his actions. His aggressive nature has won him the collective reproach and fear of his village, leading him and his best friend, Matahachi Honiden, to run away in search of something grander than provincial life. The pair enlist in the Toyotomi army, yearning for glory—but when the Toyotomi suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of the Tokugawa Clan at the Battle of Sekigahara, the friends barely make it out alive. After the two are separated, Shinmen returns home on a self-appointed mission to notify the Hon'iden family of Matahachi's survival. He instead finds himself a wanted criminal, framed for his friend's supposed murder based on his history of violence. Upon being captured, he is strung up on a tree and left to die. An itinerant monk, the distinguished Takuan Soho, takes pity on the "devil child," secretly freeing Shinmen and christening him with a new name to avoid pursuit by the authorities: Musashi Miyamoto. Vagabond is the fictitious retelling of the life of one of Japan's most renowned swordsmen, the "Sword Saint" Musashi Miyamoto—his rise from a swordsman with no desire other than to become "Invincible Under the Heavens" to an enlightened warrior who slowly learns of the importance of close friends, self-reflection, and life itself. (Source: MAL)
Type

manga

Volumes

37

Chapters

327

Status

finished

Started

1999-03-23

Low Tide in Twilight

(Low Tide in Twilight)

8.34

Description:

Kim Euihyun has decided he doesn’t want to live. He feels nothing anymore. He has no future to look forward to. Now, he’s looking into the abyss, holding in his arms the only thing that was keeping him alive. It’ll all be over soon. But someone grabs him from the water’s edge, and pulls him from the darkness. Euihyun, whose sole possession is a mountain of debt, has been rescued by Taeju. Now Taeju has offered Euihyun money, a house, and a job to help him out of his mess. But what will Taeju, who is intoxicated by Euihyun’s smell, ask for in return? Could Taeju be the person that finally brings Euihyun out of his eternal twilight…? (Source: Lezhin)
Type

manhwa

Rating

Smut, Sexual Violence

Status

current

Started

2021-12-01

Tokyo Ghoul

8.34

Description:

Explore the world of Tokyo Ghoul with these prose fiction spin-offs! Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way --except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers. Many conflicts and incidents arise involving the clientele of the café Anteiku, where Ghouls gather. Yoshimura, the café's owner, is harboring suspicions about a certain someone. What sort of darkness will that person bring between those who hunt and those who are hunted? This book chronicles six all-new stories from the Tokyo Ghoul universe. (Source: VIZ Books
Type

novel

Volumes

3

Chapters

17

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2013-07-19

Dungeon Meshi

(Delicious in Dungeon)

8.33

Description:

When young adventurer Laios and his company are attacked and soundly thrashed by a dragon deep in a dungeon, the party loses all its money and provisions...and a member! They're eager to go back and save her, but there is just one problem: If they set out with no food or coin to speak of, they're sure to starve on the way! But Laios comes up with a brilliant idea: "Let's eat the monsters!" Slimes, basilisks, and even dragons...none are safe from the appetites of these dungeon-crawling gourmands! (Source: Yen Press)
Type

manga

Volumes

14

Chapters

97

Status

finished

Started

2014-02-15

Bungou Stray Dogs Beast

8.32

Description:

Akutagawa Ryuunosuke, vows revenge on a man dressed in black in order to rescue his sister. However, as he is about to starve to death, a man from the Armed Detective Agency appears. (Source: Kadokawa, translated)
Type

manga

Volumes

4

Chapters

22

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Started

2019-12-26

Vinland Saga

(Vinland Saga)

8.32

Description:

Thorfinn is the son to one of the Viking's greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears his intent to have revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd's group in order to challenge him to a duel and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England. (Source: Anime News Network)
Type

manga

Volumes

0

Status

current

Started

2005-07-15

Sousou no Frieren

(Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End)

8.32

Description:

The adventure is over but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about. Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer. (Source: Viz Media) Notes: - Winner of the Grand Prize at the 14th Manga Taisho Awards. - Nominated for the 25th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. - Placed 3rd at the 7th Annual Next Manga Award.
Type

manga

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Started

2020-04-28

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