What are the best action manga series?

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    #1One Piece (Vol. 1)

    One Piece (Vol. 1)

    Join the adventures of the mighty pirate Luffy in finding the most sought-after treasure in the world - One Piece. The Straw Hat Pirate crew includes a swordsman, a cook, a cartographer, a doctor, a sniper, and an archaeologist.

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    Frank Cole
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "One of my friends recommended this for me. I picked it up and was drawn in right away. It was an interesting read and very well illustrated. "
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    #2Dragon Ball |(Vol. 1)

    Dragon Ball |(Vol. 1)

    Dragon Ball entails the epic story of Earth's strongest hero named Son Goku and the magical dragon balls. Goku goes on an adventure to save the planet from destruction against extra-terrestrial enemies.

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    Margaret Jensen
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "i needed the best manga book ever. I found Dragon Ball and it has been great and fun with characters like Goku and his adventures."
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    #3Naruto (Vol. 1)

    Naruto (Vol. 1)

    A mischievous and naughty young boy named Uzumaki Naruto is aiming to be the Hokage or village chief of Konoha. Known as the host of the legendary 9-tailed beast, Naruto is on his way to being the greatest ninja who ever lived.

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    Daniel Washington
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "Classic manga, great place to start if you havent watched manga before."
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    #4Fullmetal Alchemist (Vol. 1)

    Fullmetal Alchemist (Vol. 1)

    Edward and Alphonse Elric abused the power of alchemy by pushing it to its limit of bringing their mother back to life. They failed in taking this gamble and the siblings ended up as slaves of their military-alchemical government.

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    Irene Carranza
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "I don't know if it's the best ever, but I do know that I got all 27 volumes of the set, along with a poster and a nifty display case. The content may not be your cup of tea, but whole package is stellar. "
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    #5Fairy Tail (Vol. 1)

    Fairy Tail (Vol. 1)

    Lucy wants to join an organization fit for the most powerful wizards - Fairy Tail. On her journey, she met a strange, fire-user wizard named Natsu together with his talking cat. Will Lucy make it to Fairy Tail or will it remain a dream?

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    Claudia Leal
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "So I love manga. Fairy Tale is an amazing new series. I cannot quit reading it. The talking cat is the best. I love this character. YOu will too. "
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    #6Hunter x Hunter (Vol. 1)

    Hunter x Hunter (Vol. 1)

    Gon Freecs is a young man aspiring to be a Hunter just like his father who left him when he was young. This manga follows Gon as he strives to become a licensed and certified Hunter.

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    Laura Jenkins
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "This is the manga book that started it all. Hunter x Hunter is a great way to get into manga and the story is really good and keeps your attention. I agree that this is the best manga book ever."
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    #7InuYasha (Vol. 1)

    InuYasha (Vol. 1)
    Kagome discovers a magical well that brought her to a different dimension where she met a half-demon called Inu-Yasha. Together, they plan to recover the lost pieces of "Jewel of Four Souls" before the evil mortals get their hands on it.
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    Gregory Morgan
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "wow i was interested with content of this product it is very impressive and quite educative it is really nice to me"
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    #8Rurouni Kenshin

    Rurouni Kenshin

    During the Meiji Era, there lives a wandering swordsman named Himura Kenshin aiding those who are in need. One day, Kamiya Kaoru came to him for help. Kaoru must keep her father's school of swordsmanship against the evil Battokiri.

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    Ann May
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "It's an intense and surprisingly romantic book for one ostensibly about swordsmen and swashbuckling. The characters are all right though the plot's just so-so, but the framing and design was magnificent."
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    #9Black Butler (Vol.1)

    Black Butler (Vol.1)

    The illustrious Ciel Phantomhive is a 12-year old boy known as the dog of the Queen of England. Deep inside his manor, he has a contract with a demon but loyal butler named Sebastian. Together, they are yet to reveal some dark secrets.

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    Amy Hart
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "In my opinion, Black Butler is one of the very best manga books of all time. I never get tired of reading it. Highly recommended!"
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    #10Soul Eater (Vol. 1)

    Soul Eater (Vol. 1)
    Maka is a weapon meister partnered with a living scythe named Soul Eater. Their main goal is to collect 99 tainted souls and a witch to turn Soul Eater into an ultimate weapon. Together, they battle dangerous monsters of the underworld.
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    John Pierce
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "Truly, there is nothing better than anime women. The short black dresses, the innocent looks, the big eyes; I just love Japanese artwork! The focus on death only make these more appealing to me. I love reading these in the loo!"
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    #11Drifters (Vol. 1)

    Drifters (Vol. 1)

    Drifters Volume 1 is the first volume of the Drifters series, the action and thriller manga written and illustrated by Kohta Hirano, the mangaka who created Hellsing. It is about souls of historical warriors fighting an endless battle.

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    Linda Lawrence
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "As a kid I've been obsessed with Manga series. And let me tell you, Drifters Volume 1 will keep you interested. Imagine a world full of different creatures that you feel a part of, it really is extra ordinary and good for all ages as well. "
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    #12Akira (Vol. 1)

    Akira (Vol. 1)

    Akira (Vol. 1) is a science fiction manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. Set in 2019 after Tokyo was destroyed by World War II, two teenage friends Tetsuo and Kaneda fight against a monstrous power known as Akira. 

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    Dorothy Bishop
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "nice book to read"
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    #13Death Note (Vol. 1)

    Death Note (Vol. 1)

    Yagami Light is an intelligent student who accidentally found (and used) Death Note - a dangerous notebook owned by a death god - that whose name is written on it will die. Now, Light must find a way to escape the genius detective, L.

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    Brandon Mills
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "Death Note is a highly acclaimed manga series for good reason. Action packed and exciting it will have you completely addicted flipping pages."
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    #14Gantz (Vol. 1)

    Gantz (Vol. 1)

    Gantz (Vol. 1) is a manga by Hiroya Oku. It is about Kei and Masaru who was struck by a train after saving the life of a drunkard. But mystery starts when they are still alive after the accident and became members of an organization called Gantz. 

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    Marcos Rosas
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I love my manga. I love finding new stuff that I've never come across before and it's great. I did recently find this great series that I've really been into. Gantz vol 1 is great. They get struck by a train trying to help someone but the mystery is, they're still alive and then they join an organization. It's really good. "
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    #15The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 9)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 9)

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Vol. 9) is a fantasy action sequential art manga created by Akira Himekawa. This manga is first published in 2005. 

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    Héctor Galindo
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This manga is good and very nostalgic if you grew up playing Zelda games. The art is a bit dated, however overall it has aged well and is still an enjoyable read."
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    #16Gokusen (Vol. 1)

    Gokusen (Vol. 1)

    Gokusen is a humorous josei manga created by Kozueko Morimoto. This sequential art romance manga is first published in 2000 by Shueisha. 

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    Mark Barnes
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I was looking for a good action manga series and found Gokusen (Vol. 1). This series has quite a bit of emotion and really has an all inclusive story. It has an interesting story as well, but doesn't seem to have that much action. I would recommend it for fans of the series, but if you are looking for action, I would look elsewhere. "
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    #17Vagabond Vol. 1

    Vagabond Vol. 1

    Vagabond Volume 1 is a Japanese anime/comic book written by Takehiko Inoue and illustrated by Eiji Yoshikawa. Originally published in 1999, it focuses on Shinmen Takezo and his journey to reach enlightenment by way of sword-fighting.

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    Terry Coleman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This manga is something new. I enjoy the sword fighting that is shown throughout the chapters. "
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    #18YuYu Hakusho (Vol. 1)

    YuYu Hakusho (Vol. 1)

    YuYu Hakusho (Vol. 1) is a fantasy action manga created by Yoshihiro Togashi. This shonen sequential art manga is published in 1990 by VIZ Media LLC. 

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    Charles Arnold
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The item marched the topic very well. 52 reviews at 4.5 stars means very well liked. Kindle, comiexology, new or used paperback gives a variety of options and prices."
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    #19Vinland Saga (Vol. 1)

    Vinland Saga (Vol. 1)

    Vinland Saga (Vol. 1) is a manga by Makoto Yukimura. Seeking for revenge, Thorfinn was raised by Vikings and became a warrior to find justice for his family. 

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    Richard Hicks
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I love manga,especially action manga. One I really recommend is Vinland Saga Vol. 1 a great action story of revenge and justice."
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    #20Lupin III (Volume 1)

    Lupin III (Volume 1)

    Lupin III (Volume 1) is a manga series written by Monkey Punch. Totaling 176 pages, it was first published in 2002 by TokyoPop under ISBN-10 1591822521 and ISBN-13: 978-1591822523

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    Ruth Reynolds
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a fun and exciting manga that has been very popular with young people. I know it as highly admired and its a great solution for this."
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    #21The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 1)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 1)

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Vol. 1) is a fantasy manga created by Akira Himekawa. This sequential art manga is based on a video game and first published in 2000. 

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    Vibhore Bhatnagar
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I previously skipped ahead of the series not being aware about the first volume but I'm glad I got this. It has cauht me up to everything I missed."
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    #22Astro Boy (Vol. 1)

    Astro Boy (Vol. 1)

    Astro Boy (Vol. 1) is a science fiction and fantasy manga created by Osamu Tezuka. This sequential art manga is about Astro Boy and his battles against Hot Dog Corps. It is first published in 1952.

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    Cynthia Herrera
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This Manga, Astro Boy, is also a movie. The main character seems to closely resemble the powers of Superman. He has superstrength, X-ray vision and the ability to fly, while learning about being a human. The main difference is that he is a robot and Superman was a form of alien. If you are into the Superman story line, this may be a good series to try for Manga."
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    #23BakéGyamon (Vol. 1)

    BakéGyamon (Vol. 1)

    BakéGyamon (Vol. 1) is an adventure manga created by  Mitsuhisa Tamura and Kazuhiro Fujita. This sequential art manga is about Sanshiro and a game Bakegyamon. It is first published in 2006. 

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    #24Wolf's Rain (Vol. 1)

    Wolf's Rain (Vol. 1)

    Wolf's Rain is an action-adventure manga written by Keiko Nobumoto and illustrated by Toshitsugu Iida. This manga has an anime adaptation with 30 episodes released in 2003-2004. Wolf's Rain has 2 published volumes.

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    Teresa Fields
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This manga series is about wolves. I picked it up because it looked good and I do like wolves. I had not seen them in a manga book. This is the first of 2 books that tells the story of a pack of wolves looking for paradise. If you are looking for something very different in manga this would be a good story to try."
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    #25The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 7)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 7)

    The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, Part 2 (Vol. 7) is a fantasy action sequential art manga created by Akira Himekawa. It is first published in 2009 by VIZ Media.

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    Russell Carpenter
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 7) is a good action manga series. It has good characters and is well-drawn. The story lines are compelling. A good read for any Manga fans out there."
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    #26The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 4)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 4)

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Vol. 4) is a fantasy action sequential art manga created by Akira Himekawa. It is first published in 2009 by VIZ Media.

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    Elizabeth Moore
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 4) is part of one of the best action manga series. I remember playing the game back in the day and this series helps me really relate to the plot. I enjoy the art created by Akira Himekawa thoroughly and I think you will too if you're a fan of either the story or Manga."
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    #27D. Gray-Man (Vol. 1)

    D. Gray-Man (Vol. 1)
    Allen Walker is a no-ordinary human having a cursed hand that could turn into an enormous weapon. He uses this curse to hunt down and kill monsters generated by a phantom called Akumas.
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    Adam Carpenter
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "This is a very unique action manga that I enjoyed very much. The setting is different from most manga, and it has a dark tone that kept me engaged. I read the volume in one sitting."
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    #28Black Blizzard

    Black Blizzard

    Black Blizzard is a graphic novel/manga written by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Totaling 144 pages, it was first published in 1956 under ISBN-10: 1770460128 and reprinted by Drawn & Quarterly in 2010.

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    Tiffany Jimenez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "My newphew is a huge manga fan, despite my ability to understand the whole intrigue. I bought this for him for his high school graduation present, and he loved it. He raved about it for weeks! The book was a decent price, and shipped fast."
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    #29The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 6)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 6)

    The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Part 1(Vol. 6) is a fantasy action sequential art manga created by Akira Himekawa. It is first published in 2009 by VIZ Media. 

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    #30Lone Wolf and Cub (Vol. 1)

    Lone Wolf and Cub (Vol. 1)
    Lone Wolf and Cubis an epic samurai manga written by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Goseki Kojima and published in America by Dark Horse Comics. 
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    Carolyn Dean
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This comic is not that popular, but is a good series. There are 28 books in the series so it has quite a selection to try."
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    #31The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 8)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 8)

    The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Vol. 8) is a fantasy action sequential art manga created by Akira Himekawa. It is first published in 2009 by VIZ Media.

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    Wayne Morgan
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Anybody wanting to read a good action manga series would absolutely love and adore this book. It's a book of the Legend of Zelda and any fans of Zelda would love this book!"
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    #32The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 2)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 2)

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Vol. 2) is a fantasy adventure manga created by Akira Himekawa and first published in 2000. This sequential art manga is about Link's journey to find the remaining Sages. 

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    Stephanie Kennedy
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I know that some people think Zelda is a little.. childish. But I'm a grown adult here to tell you that The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 2) is hands down the best action manga series out there. The level of creativity and adventure involved here is just outstanding. "
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    #33Cowboy Bebop (Volume 1)

    Cowboy Bebop (Volume 1)

    Cowboy Bebop is a science fiction manga by Hajime Yadate and Yutaka Nanten. This volume includes four stories about the adventures of a group of bounty hunters: "It's Showtime," "We Will Rock You," "Cheap Trick," and "Black Diamond."

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    Frank Scott
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Still considered one of the best written and most engaging mangas of all time; Cowboy Bebop delivers emotional and deep characters while not losing out on hilarious moments. The adventures of Spike and the rest of the crew, and their many tag-a-longs, will keep you entertained while also providing a look into the mind of a truly reluctant hero."
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    #34The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 5)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 5)

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Vol. 5) is a fantasy action sequential art manga created by Akira Himekawa. This manga is first published in 2001.

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    Frank Jenkins
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I didn’t think I was going to like this Manga series and I was right. It’s hard to blame it on the books themselves because basically I’m not their audience. It’s more of a Young Adult thing but having loved Harry Potter, I thought maybe this would be a similar experience. It wasn’t. "
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    #35The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 3)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 3)

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Vol. 3) is a fantasy action manga created by Akira Himekawa and first published in 2001. This sequential art manga is about Link's search for Navi. 

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    Martha Herrera
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "My kids love this series and this one did not disappoint them. We read them over and over. They love the story and the illustrations are amazing as well. "
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    #36The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 10)

    The Legend of Zelda (Vol. 10)

    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Vol. 10) is a fantasy action sequential art manga created by Akira Himekawa. It is first published in 2010 by VIZ Media.

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    Aurora Zepeda
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "You could ask me the best of anything and if The Legend of Zelda was a potential solution, it would be my choice. Easily one of the best action manga series, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Vol. 10) is highly recommended."
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    #37Vagabond (Vol. 1)

    Vagabond (Vol. 1)

    Vagabond (Vol. 1) is a manga by Takehiko Inoue. It is about Miyamoto Musashi who survived the Battle of Sekigahara. He became an outcast in his own village and with the help of a monk and a childhood friend, he will find his way back. 

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    Sharon Jensen
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The best action manga series in my collection is Vagabond (Vol. 1). It's the first in the series about a young man who loses himself and with the help of some interesting others, finds himself again and discovers just where he belongs. "

Summary

Best What are the best action manga series
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1One Piece (Vol. 1)Books 19 Paid
2Dragon Ball |(Vol. 1)Books 16 Paid
3Naruto (Vol. 1)Books 14 Paid
4Fullmetal Alchemist (Vol. 1)Books 13 Paid
5Fairy Tail (Vol. 1)Books 12 Paid
6Hunter x Hunter (Vol. 1)Books 12 Paid
7InuYasha (Vol. 1)Books 7 Paid
8Rurouni KenshinBooks 4 Paid
9Black Butler (Vol.1)Books 1 Paid
10Soul Eater (Vol. 1)Books 0 Paid
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