Which is your favorite manga ever? Lots of popular manga series are categorized as adventure, which tell the growing-up story of protagonists through adventurous experiences. He/She gets more powerful training with friends and fighting against opponents.
To select the greatest manga series, this list introduces 5 best adventure manga of all time recommended to both beginners and advanced readers. You can enjoy a variety of exciting adventures from the ninja training journeys to the pirates’ voyages.
Let’s embark on a great adventure with cool and gorgeous characters!
1. One Piece
Quite a few masterpieces are categorized as adventure, and One Piece is the one to list up in priority to any other titles. One Piece is looked on as the best manga series in the modern day and even of all time worldwide. Written by Eiichiro Oda, it has been serialized on the most popular Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump since 1997 and adapted into the successful anime series since 1999. This living legend finally reached the volume 100 in September, 2021.
One Piece follows a young man named Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate team callled the Straw Hat Pirates. Following his respected pirates, Luffy sets a maiden sail on the sea and meets several unique crews including a cool swordsman Zoro, a fighting chef Sanji, a professional theft navigator Nami and so on. Battling out lots of powerful opponents who have special powers of Devil Fruits, they seek the hidden supreme treasure known as One Piece.
Manga artist: Eiichiro Oda
Published: From 1997
Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump
2. Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師), one of the most popular manga in the 2000s, should be picked up on this best adventure manga list. The dark-fantasy adventure manga is known as the best work of Hiromu Arakawa, who is also famous for Silver Spoon (銀の匙 Silver Spoon) and The Heroic Legend of Arslan (アルスラーン戦記). After serializing for about a decade, it completed the story with the 27th volume in 2010. There are two versions of the anime adaptation based on it.
Fullmetal Alchemist focuses on an exciting venture of alchemist brothers: Edward and Alphonse Elric. The talented young alchemists violate a taboo by using alchemy to revive their dead mother, which brings about the loss of Edward’s right arm and left leg and Alphonse’s whole body. To recover their bodies, they travel around the world in search of the philosopher’s stone.
Manga artist: Hiromu Arakawa
Serialized on Monthly Shonen Gangan
3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
For both classic and present manga fans, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険) should be added to their best recommendations. The fantasy adventure manga started with the first part Phantom Blood in 1987 and the latest eighth part JoJolion came to the end in August, 2021. In the recent past, the part five Golden Wind and the part six Stone Ocean were made into the anime adaptation by a Japanese anime studio David Production in 2018-2019 and 2021.
The part one titled Phantom Blood is set in England in 1988 centering on a wealthy noble named Jonathan Joestar and his adopted brother Dio Brando. The following parts of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure also concentrate on the stories of the Joestar Family and their battles with supernatural power called Stand.
Manga artist: Hirohiko Araki
Published: 1987–1988 (Part 1: Phantom Blood)/1988–1989 (Part 2: Battle Tendency)/1989–1992 (Part 3: Stardust Crusaders)/1992–1995 (Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable)/1995–1999 (Part 5: Golden Wind)/2000–2003 (Part 6: Stone Ocean)/2004–2011 (Part 7: Steel Ball Run)/2011–2021 (Part 8: JoJolion)
Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump (From Part 1: Phantom Blood to Part 7: Steel Ball Run)/Ultra Jump (From Part 7: Steel Ball Run to Part 8: JoJolion)
4. Hunter × Hunter
As the manga that international fans have a strong attachment for the most, Hunter × Hunter is one of the best adventure manga of all time. The greatest ongoing adventure manga was launched in 1998 by the famous manga artist Yoshihiro Togashi, who is also known for his another masterpiece titled YuYu Hakusho (幽☆遊☆白書). It is also known that the serialization constantly stops due to the condition of the author, and it has been on hiatus since November, 2018.
Hunter × Hunter places an emphasis on a young protagonist Gon Freecss, who takes off on a journey to see his lost father Ging Freecss again. His adventure begins with the Hunter Exam to get a Hunter License, which makes hunters travel more smoothly. He grows up meeting stimulating friends such as a professional assassin Killua Zoldyck, the survivor of the Kurta clan Kurapika and a medical student Leorio.
Manga artist: Yoshihiro Togashi
Published: From 1998
Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump
The living legend Hunter x Hunter has attracted a great number of fans of manga and anime all over the globe for a long […]
5. Fairy Tail
Hiro Mashima, who is also famous for Rave Master and Edens Zero, completed his greatest manga series Fairy Tail between 2006 and 2017. The fantasy adventure manga consists of 63 volumes, which were adapted into three seasons of the anime series from 2009 to 2019.
Set in a fantasy world where wizards guilds show their presence, Fairy Tail tells the story of Fairy Tail, one of the most powerful guilds. A protagonist Natsu Dragneel, who is also known as a Dragon Slayer, meets a 17-year-old elestial wizard Lucy Heartfilia. They travel the Kingdom of Fiore as a member of Fairy Tail fighting against strong opponent wizards.
Manga artist: Hiro Mashima
Published: From 2006-2017
Serialized on Weekly Shonen Magazine
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