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I feel like there are SOOOO many underrated series and most people only read up on the bigger names

So lets get some manga out there that should get more attention, and also a brief description. Here my list

1. The Breaker - its a martial arts manhwa and its about a bullied teenager who gets introduced to a NEW WORLD that not very many people know about

2. Hajimi No ippo - its a boxing manga and its about a kid named Ippo who falls in love with the sport and is trying to find the definition of strong.

3. Kimi no Iru Machi - Okay, so i know this is a romance, but it is EASILY the bce manest one ive ever read. but when i was looking for a good romance manga, i only saw this being recommend a few times. But the story is about a guy named Haruto from the countryside who has a new guess in his home and he is not to happy about it.( if i give away anymore it would be spoiler )

But give me your top 3!
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1. Gantz-definitely an adult series/manga. Sexuality and violence abound, but underneath is a well crafted story about humanity, finding oneself/where one belongs, hell even friendship to a degree, all wound a round a group of ppl "resurrected" from the dead to fight aliens with special suits. Crazy/original/ a little disturbing at times.

2. Berserk- Guts is a merecenary who just wants to be the strongest, this is his story and the story of Griffith, the charismatic leader who will take Guts to new heights.

3. Ga-Rei and Ga-Rei Zero- Okay so Ga-Rei is the manga, and Ga-Rei Zero is the anime prequel! The prequel tells the story of some of the larger characters in Ga-Rei as well as being well crafted/excellently voiced/ and with beautiful artwork. Ga-Rei is about a government agency that hunts Youmi (demons). New recruit Kensuke Nimura is there because he can see spirits and is attracted to veteran agent Kagura, who happens to be the same age as him. Action, comedy, a hint of romane, its got it all
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1.Gakuen Alice- The story is about a young girl Mikan who goes to school for children who each possess a special ability called an 'Alice'. When I first saw this title and the illustrations, I thought its going to be some cutesy manga. Boy was I wrong. It starts off light-hearted but the story becomes more serious.

2. After School Nightmare- Mashiro Ichijo is an intersex teen; while his upper half of the body is male, the lower half is female. He then joins a mysterious class, where in order to graduate, he and classmates compete with each other have to find a key inside a collective dream. It is psychological shojo manga. So if there is anyone interested in this kind of genre, I think it would be worth checking out.

3. Vinland Saga-Its a manga focused around vikings. But don't worry, its not a boring historical story. When his father is killed by Askeladd, a mercenary leader, Thorfinn swears vengeance and joins Askeladd's group in order to challenge him. It has action and you get to learn a little about viking culture.
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Immortal Regis and Cavalier of the Abyss (they are part of the same series thus should only count as 1 entry ):
-IR mostly follows Jae Hyuk after his life has been saved by the demon necromancer Serin and he's forced into going to her world. He learns how to use his new abilities through various situations, meets allies, and gradually starts to see Serin in a better light.

-Cavalier picks up several years (my best guess 5-10) after the end of IR with the new character of Xix. At first following Xix's path to trying to get revenge against the Regis that destroyed his village, then it expands it other story paths and builds on characters and their relationships.

Supernatural, action, romance, tragedy, betrayal are all there. The art is great imo (love Juder) and the characters are developed nicely.

A Fairytale for the Demon Lord (technically this would be a manwha but meh):
A nameless knight kills the demon lord to save the princess but things take a dark turn afterwards.

Great art, good action, and a story that will make you think.

Wake Up Deadman (technically manwha but w/e art is art):
Follows Sahu, a zombie, as he travels through a 'post-zombie epidemic' world in order to try to meet up with the girl he had a crush on and died for. Along the way he meets various characters (my fav is Mr. Skull) that liven things up. Same artist as Fairytale for the Demon Lord.


(I suck at explaining stuff so best to go check out somewhere that can do a better job at it but I hope it gives a decent idea).

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Vagabond - Gorgeous art and the best manga I have ever read. Anyone that likes Samurai and action will easily get sucked way into this one.

Hajime no Ippo - Best boxing manga there is. Ippo's transformation from a weak easily picked on guy to a strong easily picked on guy. Lol. I love the characters in this.

Rose of Versailles - A classic. Fictional and Nonfictional characters tell about the build up to the French Revolution.
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Arachnid - Really interesting story about a girl who lives with her uncle that abuses her. One day her uncle is killed by an Assassin named "Kumo"(Japanese for Arachnid). She falls unconscious to wake up in "Kumo's" house, where she is raised by the assassin.

Classmate, Kamimura Yukka wa Kou Itta - Another interesting story:
"Shirasaki is incredibly bored by his unchanging daily school life and he ends up falling for his weird classmate Kamimura Yuuka, who rants about changing the world to his uninterested classmates. However, when she reveals the truth about the nature of their world to him, everything will quickly become stranger than he would ever have expected!"

Tonari no Kashigawa-san - A romance/comedy, the story being:
A guy named Yuuto (an otaku) is interested in a web artist known as ''Sayane'' , recently a girl at school named Kashiwagi Kotone over-heard a conversation about Yuuto liking the web art of Sayane, but it turns out the Sayane is Kashiwagi!?! Yuuto hasn't figured that out yet..but he got a job at his favorite anime shop and caught Kashiwagi in that anime shop....

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uuuh guys I hope you all know this is a thread to put UNDERRATED manga right?

any ways mine would be:

Green Blood: a cool westernish/mobish manga set in america shortly after the civil war in a slum called "Five Points" which is called the worst slum in the world. It's very cool and interesting because it is a type of story and setting that is not seen very often in manga which delves in to another country's history. It's also cool because it is historically accurate (to some extent) and takes place in real locations,like the Five Points for example.

I am a hero: a very different and surreal/strange manga that is both scarily realistic but wildly original at the same time. Give it more than 10 or something chapters and you will start to see the kind of manga this really is i won't spoil anything for you. WARNING: the art style is different and some people may not like it,the artist likes to make the characters look like actual people i.e. Asian, i.e. not like regular anime/manga characters

20th century boys: Okay okay I will admit this is not THAT underrated if you even have a mild knowledge of the seinen genre but I would still say it's one of the author's most overlooked (well actually most of his stuff is overlooked) works ignored by the mainstream. PS. this is the author of Monster I'm talking about.
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#1 GATE - JIETAI KARE NO CHI NITE, KAKU TATAKERI
#2 terra formars
#3 mahou shoujo of the end
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#3: Beelzebub: I am not sure if is underrated or not but i like this a lot.
#2: Ludwig Revolution
#1: Itsuwaribto Utsuho(it has 20 volumes in Japan, been in shonen sunday and NO ANIME ADAPTION!!!!)
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For me top 3 underrated would be:

1. Naoki Urusawa's Monster: A dark psychological "cat and mouse" thriller with an intricately woven plot. Death Note is probably the most similar popular anime in some aspects. It reminds me of a more serious and complex version of Death Note without the supernatural element. It has 72 episodes and 20+ manga volumes.

2. Kara No Kyoukai (Garden of Sinners): A series of seven anime movies ranging from 1-2 hours each. KNK is a supernatural thriller with awesome visuals and score. It is a dark, violent, and mysterious anime. Each movie deals with different story arcs that all connect. It deals with a female protagonist who uses her spiritual powers to solve mysterious cases relating to supernatural causes. It is like "Monster" in the sense that it is an unconventional anime that won't appeal to mainstream audiences.

3. Claymore: Maybe not as underrated as KNK or Monster; However Claymore is underrated IMO. Claymore deals with monsters called "Youma" who invade villages and disguise themselves as humans to kill people. The term "Claymore" is the name given to the hybrid half-human/youma female warriors who execute Youma as a service. I like this anime because it has great character development and action. It is great because the strong female warriors aren't sexualized like most females are in anime. In that regard, it reminds me of Kill Bill. The manga series in ongoing with 25+ volumes. The anime has 26 episodes but strays from the manga in the last 5-6 episodes.

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only series i think needs more light even thou a few years ago it was popular but it needs a anime psyren
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1. Dorohedoro - Fantastic brutal action series with interesting characters and setting.

2. Dogs: Bullets and Carnage - Action is top-notch and a story that only get deeper as it goes... Kinda

3. To Terra - An emotional sci-fi romp with powerful themes and ideas.
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KenshinHimuraBattosai wrote:

For me top 3 underrated would be:

1. Naoki Urusawa's Monster: A dark psychological "cat and mouse" thriller with an intricately woven plot. Death Note is probably the most similar popular anime in some aspects. It reminds me of a more serious and complex version of Death Note without the supernatural element. It has 72 episodes and 20+ manga volumes.

2. Kara No Kyoukai (Garden of Sinners): A series of seven anime movies ranging from 1-2 hours each. KNK is a supernatural thriller with awesome visuals and score. It is a dark, violent, and mysterious anime. Each movie deals with different story arcs that all connect. It deals with a female protagonist who uses her spiritual powers to solve mysterious cases relating to supernatural causes. It is like "Monster" in the sense that it is an unconventional anime that won't appeal to mainstream audiences.

3. Claymore: Maybe not as underrated as KNK or Monster; However Claymore is underrated IMO. Claymore deals with monsters called "Youma" who invade villages and disguise themselves as humans to kill people. The term "Claymore" is the name given to the hybrid half-human/youma female warriors who execute Youma as a service. I like this anime because it has great character development and action. It is great because the strong female warriors aren't sexualized like most females are in anime. In that regard, it reminds me of Kill Bill. The manga series in ongoing with 25+ volumes. The anime has 26 episodes but strays from the manga in the last 5-6 episodes.



Are you kidding those 3 series are very popular
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IO - Story is about a guy named Taiyo who lives in Tokyo, but moves back to an island inn with three sisters. They remember him, but he doesn't remember them because he nearly died on that island, and as a result lost his memory from the shock. He goes back to learn to scuba dive so he can discover the secret behind his parent's deaths, and the mystery behind one of the three sisters at the inn. Toward the middle/end of the manga the supernatural elements of the story are more prevalent. It has a very good story, it's a bit of a older style in terms of art work, but the backgrounds and scenery in the manga are unlike almost any other. Definitely worth the read, it's my personal favorite.

Kangoku Gakuen (Prison School) - Its about a group of guys who enroll at an all girls school. The undeground student council president hates guys, and this is due mostly to her hatred for her father, so when the guys get in trouble for peeping on the girls, they are sent into a prison camp on school grounds. From here they devise a series of attempts to escape, and get back into the regular school so they can make it in time for the "wet tee-shirt contest" at the end of the semester. However, the student council president has plans to have them expelled and is determined not to let that happen. Art style/scenes can be VERY suggestive, but the story overall is rather comedic in nature and an enjoyable one. Each of the characters are unique in their own way, so this manga deviates strongly from most traditional stories now. It is ongoing, but the story seems to have reached its climax. I await the exciting end of this manga.

Onani Master Kurosawa - This manga is a story about a boy who masturbates ALOT. Now, we all masturbate so once you can get over that part of the story, you're in for an incredible read. Now, I say the story is about a boy who masturbates alot, but that is a bit untrue. Because you see, the story is much more than that. It's relate-able. It's real. It's funny. It's sad. Some characters exceed expectation and rise above themselves, while fall beneath and disappoint. This story reminds us that great friendships can be born from the strangest circumstance, and that sometimes in life, the people we reach out to are affected by our influence much more than we know. Number two on my all time list is this manga, and by a hare's breadth. If haven't read this story, do so. I implore you to get lost inside this story and feel what everything these characters feel. It might just change the way you feel about others.



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1. Toriko - one of the best shounen manga I have ever read, highly underrated in the west and also in the internet (I know a underrated series when I search around youtube and google). it would be wrong if I describe it and I don't even think I can, it's about a gourmet hunter who searches for the best food in the world to complete his life full-course meal with his friends, and of course it's very much more then that and I said again that I can't describe it until you check it out.

2.Berserk - a masterpiece, kind of underrated, with an intense and a very heavy violence story. and again it's in the top of my list. well the story centers around the character Guts, an orphaned mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary. and it really has one of the best character developments ever in a story, and makes you question what is good or evil.

3.Beelzebub - had to mention it since it's in my mind for now. The story follows the strongest juvenile delinquent, Oga Tatsumi. one day he finds a baby boy who turns out to be the son of the demon king, and he has been chosen as the one to raise it. good humor, a fun story to follow, and while you don't have a kind of light-hearted manga to follow, you will probably like it.
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