What is Mystery manga?

Focuses on unresolved questions, and the efforts of characters to discover the answers to them. Whether curious and deadly events are afoot, or some part of the world itself is strange or inexplicable, or someone's past or identity seems strangely shrouded, these characters are set on learning the truth.

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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

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

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

Yakusoku no Neverland

(The Promised Neverland)

8.37

Description:

Emma and her friends have a pretty good life at the orphanage they grew up in. Though the rules may be strict, the caretaker is kind. But why are the children forbidden from ever leaving...? (Source: VIZ Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

20

Chapters

181

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2016-08-01

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

[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

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run

(JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run)

8.34

Description:

Originally presented as an unrelated story, this series was later officially declared a part of the JoJo storyline. The series stars Gyro Zeppeli, who uses a set of steel balls that spin incredibly fast, and Johnny Joestar (Jonathan Joestar), a former hot-shot jockey who was crippled by an ambusher and lost his fame and fortune. They race, along with others, in a mad-dash across America for 50 million dollars, reminiscent of The Cannonball Run. (Source: Wikipedia)
Type

manga

Volumes

24

Chapters

95

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2004-01-19

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

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

(The Apothecary Diaries)

8.29

Description:

In the imperial court, a young woman is put into servitude, Maomao. The tale is just beginning for the woman doctor/pharmacist from the red-light district, as rumors circulate about the emperor's children's lives being short-lived. Her curious nature and thirst for knowledge pushes her to action. To satisfy her curiosity, this young doctor/pharmacist will investigate the origin! What is shifting in the imperial court..!? (Source: MU)
Type

manga

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Started

2017-05-25

Monster

(Monster)

8.29

Description:

Dr. Kenzo Tenma is a renowned young brain surgeon of Japanese descent working in Europe. Highly lauded by his peers as one of the great young minds that will revolutionize the field, he is blessed with a beautiful fiancé and is on the cusp of a high promotion in the hospital he works at. However, all of that is about to change with one critical decision that Dr. Tenma faces one night – whether to save the life of a young child or that of the town's mayor. Despite being pressured by his superiors to perform surgery on the mayor, his morals force him to perform the surgery on the young child, saving his life and forfeiting the mayor’s. All of a sudden, Dr. Tenma’s world is turned upside down by his decision leading to the loss of everything he previously had. A doctor is taught to believe that all life is equal; however, when a series of murders occur in the vicinity of Dr. Tenma, all of the evidence pointing to the young child who he saved, Tenma’s beliefs are shaken. Naoki Urasawa’s Monster is a tale full of mystery, suspense and intrigue as Dr. Tenma journeys to find out the true identity of the young child. In turn, the fate of the world may depend on it. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

manga

Volumes

18

Chapters

162

Status

finished

Started

1994-12-05

Houseki no Kuni

(Land of the Lustrous)

8.28

Description:

In the distant future, a new immortal and genderless life form called Gems populate the Earth. The 28 Gems must fight against the Moon Dwellers, who attack them regularly to abduct them and to turn them into decorations. Being only 300 years old, Phosphophyllite is the youngest of the Gems and has no assignment yet. They wants to help to fight the Moon Dwellers, but is too weak and brittle for battle. They find their calling when the master of Gems assigns they the task of creating a natural history encyclopedia.
Type

manga

Volumes

0

Status

current

Started

2012-10-25

Neon Genesis Evangelion

(Neon Genesis Evangelion)

8.26

Description:

In the year 2015, the Angels, huge, tremendously powerful, alien war machines, appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for Mankind's survival lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine developed by NERV, a special United Nations agency. Capable of withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelion's one drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them. Only a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago, nine months after the Angels first appeared, are able to interface with the Evangelion. One such teenager is Shinji Ikari, whose father heads the NERV team that developed and maintains the Evangelion. Thrust into a maelstrom of battle and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and strength to not only fight, but to survive, or risk losing everything. (Source: AniDB)
Type

manga

Volumes

14

Chapters

97

Status

finished

Started

1994-12-26

Pluto

(Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka)

8.26

Description:

In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or something has destroyed the powerful Swiss robot Mont Blanc. Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered. The two incidents appear to be unrelated...except for one very conspicuous clue - the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims' heads. Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case - and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets. (Source: VIZ Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

8

Chapters

65

Status

finished

Started

2003-09-09

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion

(JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion)

8.26

Description:

Following the Great East Japan earthquake, Morioh has been stricken by vast earthen protrusions known by the locals as Wall Eyes. Despite investigation, professional estimations are left empty. Meanwhile, the young girl Yasuho Hirose discovers a man buried within the ground, he possesses a distinctive star-shaped birthmark together with deeply penetrating bite marks. The man, who has contracted a staple case of amnesia is taken in by a local family and given the name Jousuke Higashikata, however mysterious events cannot stop from piling one upon the other and soon that enigma known as stand emerges to compliment the great cloud of confusion. (Source: Batoto)
Type

manga

Volumes

27

Chapters

110

Status

finished

Started

2011-05-19

Tian Guan Ci Fu

(Heaven Official's Blessing)

8.26

Description:

Eight hundred years ago, Xie Lian was the Crown Prince of the Xian Le kingdom; one who was beloved by his citizens and the darling of the world. Unsurprisingly, he ascended to the Heavens at a very young age. Now, eight hundred years later, Xie Lian ascends to the Heavens for the third time as the laughing stock of all three realms. On his first task as a god, he meets a mysterious demon who rules the ghosts and terrifies the Heavens… Yet unbeknownst to Xie Lian, this demon king has been paying attention to him for a very, very long time. (Source: Tian Guan Ci Fu Wiki)
Type

manhua

Rating

Status

current

Started

2019-10-19

Only I Level Up

8.26

Description:

10 years ago, after “the Gate” that connected the real world with the monster world opened, some of the ordinary, everyday people received the power to hunt monsters within the Gate. They are known as “Hunters”. However, not all Hunters are powerful. My name is Sung Jin-Woo, an E-rank Hunter. I’m someone who has to risk his life in the lowliest of catacombs, the “World’s Weakest”. Having no skills whatsoever to display, I barely earned the required money by fighting in low-leveled catacombs… at least until I found a hidden catacomb with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank catacombs! In the end, as I was accepting death, I suddenly received a strange power, a quest log that only I could see, a secret to leveling up that only I know about! If I trained in accordance with my quests and hunted monsters, my level would rise. Changing from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter! (Source: NU)
Type

novel

Chapters

270

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2014-01-01

Bastard

8.25

Description:

There is a serial killer in my house!
Type

manhwa

Volumes

5

Chapters

94

Rating

Horror

Status

finished

Started

2014-07-04

Fullmetal Alchemist

(Fullmetal Alchemist)

8.25

Description:

Somewhere between magic, art and science exists a world of alchemy. And into this world travel Edward and Alphonse Elric—two brothers in search of the Philosopher's Stone, the ultimate alchemical treasure! (Source: VIZ Media)
Type

novel

Volumes

7

Chapters

35

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2003-02-01

Dorohedoro

(Dorohedoro)

8.25

Description:

In a city so dismal it's known only as "the Hole," a clan of Sorcerers have been plucking people off the streets to use as guinea pigs for atrocious "experiments" in the black arts. In a dark alley, Nikaido found Caiman, a man with a reptile head and a bad case of amnesia. To undo the spell, they're hunting and killing the Sorcerers in the Hole, hoping that eventually they'll kill the right one. But when En, the head Sorcerer, gets word of a lizard-man slaughtering his people, he sends a crew of "cleaners" into the Hole, igniting a war between two worlds. (Source: Viz Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

23

Chapters

167

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2000-12-30

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