For young adult manga fans, there is a perfect manga magazine filled with attractive series, which is Weekly Young Jump. Weekly Young Jump is one of the most popular Japanese manga magazines published since 1979 by Shueisha, which is also famous for Weekly Shonen Jump.
The seinen manga magazine, especially targeted toward young adult men, has provided lots of highly-rated manga series ever, which have been adapted into anime, anime movies and TV drama series.
There are over 20 manga titles serialized on Weekly Young Jump, and here is the list of 9 best Weekly Young Jump manga including both the completed famous series and the latest ongoing titles. You can enjoy reading them in English and many of them are also distributed on the official web manga platform Manga Plus.
Weekly Young Jump
Weekly Young Jump (週刊ヤングジャンプ) is a seinen manga magazine published by the famous Japanese manga publishing company Shueisha. Its publication began as a biweekly magazine named Young Jump in 1979, and it has become to be published weekly as Weekly Young Jump since 1981.
Around 20 manga series are serialized simultaneously on Weekly Young Jump, which are especially targeted for older readers to position itself apart from the popular brother magazine Weekly Shonen Jump.
In 2012, a new online manga website Tonari no Young Jump was launched, which got more known for the popular manga series One-Punch Man. The manga website releases brand new manga titles all the time for free.
1. One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man (ワンパンマン) is one of the most popular action manga series worldwide, serialized on Tonari no Young Jump from 2012. The superhero manga was first adapted into the anime series broadcasted with 12 episodes in 2015, followed by the second season in 2019.
One-Punch Man focuses on a bald-head superhero named Saitama and other various heroes who fight against powerful monsters attacking the earth. The 25-year-old man gets the strongest power that allows him to beat any enemy with a punch by just training very hard everyday for three years.
Manga Artist: Written by ONE/Illustrated by Yusuke Murata
Published: from 2012
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2. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種トーキョーグール) is one of the most famous front manga series of Weekly Young Jump of all time. The dark-fantasy and thriller manga was launched in 2011, and then, the second part was serialized as Tokyo Ghoul:re from 2014 to 2018. There are four seasons including 48 episodes in the anime series.
Tokyo Ghoul follows a 18-year-old boy named Ken Kaneki, who becomes a half-human, half-Ghoul in an accident. He is conflicted about his life as both a human and a Ghoul, which looks like ordinary people but feeds on human flesh.
Manga Artist: Sui Ishida
Published: 2011-2014 (Tokyo Ghoul)/2014-2018 (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
Gantz has been popular among young adults since it was released on Weekly Young Jump in 2000, categorized, action, science fiction and thriller. Two seasons of its anime adaptation were aired in 2004, which were followed by an anime movie Gantz: O in 2016.
Main characters are a first-grade high schooler Kei Kurono and his old friend Masaru Kato, who are struck dead by a train. They are transported to a different world and forced to battle aliens on missions assigned by a large black sphere known as Gantz.
Manga Artist: Hiroya Oku
4. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (かぐや様は告らせたい ～天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦～) is a popular modern romance and comedy manga series, which started its serialization on Miracle Jump in 2015 and moved to Weekly Young Jump in 2016. The successful rom-com manga series was just concluded in November, 2022. It was first adapted into the first season of the anime series in 2019, followed by the second and third season in 2020 and 2022 and the latest anime film The First Kiss That Never Ends in 2022.
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is set in a prestigious Japanese high school focusing on the relationship between two main characters. A beautiful, prideful young lady Kaguya Shinomiya holds a vice president position in the student council. The smartest student Miyuki Shirogane is the president of student council.
Manga Artist: Aka Akasaka
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5. Golden Kamuy
Golden Kamuy (ゴールデンカムイ) is a modern top-rated manga series written by Satoru Noda, serialized on Weekly Young Jump since 2014. The historical adventure manga was first adapted into the anime series in 2018, and there are three seasons broadcasted until 2020.
Golden Kamuy is set in Sakhalin, the northernmost island of Hokkaido, in the late Meiji period just after the Russo-Japanese War ends. The story centers on a Japanese soldier Saichi Sugimoto and an Ainu teenager Asirpa, who traces the stolen gold.
Manga Artist: Satoru Noda
Published: from 2014
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6. All You Need Is Kill
All You Need Is Kill is a short science fiction manga published on Weekly Young Jump in 2014, which consists of only two volumes. It was originally made as a light novel written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka in 2004. The manga adaptation was made by the famous manga artist Takeshi Obata, who is also famous for Death Note.
The setting of All You Need Is Kill is a futuristic world, where the earth is attacked by aliens. The sci-fi story follows a young man Keiji Kiriya, who fights agains the enemies as a member of the United Defense Force. He finds he travels back in time just after he is killed.
Manga Artist: Original story by Hiroshi Sakurazaka/Written by Ryosuke Takeuchi/Illustrated by Takeshi Obata
7. Terra Formars
Terra Formars (テラフォーマーズ) is a modern action sci-fi manga series serialized on
Miracle Jump from 2011 and on Weekly Young Jump from 2012. It was made into the first season of an anime adaptation in 2014, which was followed by the second season Terra Formars Revenge a live action movie in 2016.
Terra Formars is set in the world between the 26th and 27th centuries and depicts the battles in Mars between mutated humanoid cockroaches called Terraformars and human beings.
Manga Artist: Written by Yu Sasuga/Illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana
Published: from 2011
8. Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai
Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai, which is also categorized as romantic comedy, is a recent slice-of-life manga series written by Nene Yukimori. It has been serialized on Weekly Young Jump since 2019 and on the online platform Shonen Jump Plus since 2020.
Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai centers on a characterless high school boy Junta Shiraishi, who doesn’t have much of a presence and remains unnoticed by anyone all day. However, only a heroine Nagiza Kubo can easily recognize the presence of him.
Manga Artist: Nene Yukimori
Published: from 2019
Kingdom (キングダム) is one of the most popular long-running manga series in Japan, categorized as historical and action. It has been serialized on Weekly Young Jump since 2006 and has been made into the anime adaptation since 2012.
Kingdom with the theme of Chinese history is set in the Warring States period, when Ying Zheng, the king of Qin, attempts uniformity in China. It mainly depicts the growing-up story of a poor orphan named Xin, who has a dream to become the great General of the kingdom.
Manga Artist: Yasuhisa Hara
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