What are the best paranormal mangas?

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    #1Death 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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    Teresa Parker
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The author manages to make the characters interesting, complex, and relateable. I loved the conflict and drama in this manga."
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    #2Fruits Basket (Vol. 1)

    Fruits Basket (Vol. 1)

    Tohru Honda is an orphan who lives with the Sohma family who are hiding a dark secret - when they are hugged by a person of opposite sex, they transform into the spirits of the Chinese Zodiac animals!

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    Jeremy Munoz
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "THIS review is for the actual Yen Press Collectors Edition of Fruits Basket that came out in the U.S. in June of 2016. This book itself is an over-sized manga, a bit bigger than most that are released today.Great but not exactly paranormal."
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    #3Vampire Knight (Vol. 1)

    Vampire Knight (Vol. 1)
    Adopted by the headmaster of the Cross Academy, Yuki is now working with Zero guarding the Academy's secret: the Academy is divided by two groups, the night shift when vampires go to school, and the day shift when everyone else attends class.


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    Ernesto Velázquez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "As a big fan of paranormal mangas, I am always interested in the various paranormal stories they will. With the first volume in this series, Vampire Knight (Vol. 1) is a very unique an engaging story with paranormal elements that made me enjoy every page of the manga. "
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    #4Pandora Hearts (Vol. 1 )

    Pandora Hearts (Vol. 1 )

    Pandora Hearts follow the story of Oz as he goes to investigate the mysterious prison called Abyss and a bloodstained black rabbit known as Alice. There are more secrets that lie ahead waiting for him to discover.

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    Devansh Banerjee
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a great solution but the language is Japanese. If you can read that, this would be an excellent choice for you."
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    #5Black Bird (Vol. 1)

    Black Bird (Vol. 1)
    Even though prophecies talked about a magical world only a few could see, Misao Harada was only interested in the real world: she just wants a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. One day, she gets attacked by a demon, and her childhood friend Kyo manages to arrive in time to save her: Misao's blood will grant power to any demon who claims her. 

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    Alexander Rivera
    Written on April 11, 2018
    " Black Bird (Vol. 1) is the story of a regular high school girl who encounters a demon but is ultimately saved just in time by a friend. For someone who is looking for paranormal manga, Black Bird is a great choice "
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    #6D. 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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    George Arnold
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a rather offbeat anime that has gotten me through some tough times. When my dog died, I was feeling pretty depressed, and the device of akumas being generated out of despair in a human's soul really resonated with me."
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    #7Soul 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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    Ashley Miller
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I've been reading manga for a long time, so it's hard to impress me. A friend bought Soul Eater for me, so I gave it a shot. I didn't really enjoy it. I felt like I've seen too much similar stuff to really be impressed. It's not bad, but it's not great."
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    #8InuYasha (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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    Carolyn Garza
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This manga story is part of a series and was easy to follow along with its relevant well-done illustrations. It had just the right amount of romance and adventure to keep it interesting until the end."
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    #9Barajou no Kiss (Vol. 1)

    Barajou no Kiss (Vol. 1)

    Anise Yamamoto is a teenager who owns a mysterious rose choker, given by her dead father as a protective amulet that will keep her out of danger only if she was wearing it. After freeing herself from the choker, she is able to summon the four 'Rose Knights', gorgeous boys who have to do everything she commands them to do. 

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    Anthony Woods
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Very intense! It may top the list as my favorite mangas, the story is captivating and intriguing. By the end it leaves you wanting more and more."
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    #10Rasetsu (Rasetsu Issues Series)

    Rasetsu (Rasetsu Issues Series)
    Yako Hoshino, a young man with spiritual powers, comes to the agency seeking help. He's seen a lot of strange phenomena in his day, but the last thing he expects to see is Rasetsu bearing a striking resemblance to his old love Yurara.
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    Victoria Obrien
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This type of literature is not my cup of tea. I bought this book for my husband who is a huge fan and he couldnt put it donw!"
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    #11Hellsing (Vol. 1)

    Hellsing (Vol. 1)

    Hellsing is a manga by Kohta Hirano. It is translated by Duane Johnson and Wilbert Lacuna. It is about an organization tasked to defend England's queen against vampires, witches, and other dark forces.

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    Jordan Hoffman
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is just terrific. I love a good horror story, and this is crazy and original. I love how different cultures are able to produce things that are so new and exciting. Really , really great book. Highly recommended for me, baby!"
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    #12Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales

    Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales

    Shirahime Syo: Snow Goddess Tales is a supernatural fiction written and illustrated by a group of mangakas called Clamp. This manga is composed of 3 short stories featuring a man's encounter with a snow goddess.

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    Ethan Simmons
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A friend came to me asking for suggestions about paranormal mangas as they are some of her favorites. I really like them as well and suggested that she read Shirahime-Syo: Snow Goddess Tales. This is one of my favorite mangas."
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    #13Lament of the Lamb (Vol. 1)

    Lament of the Lamb (Vol. 1)

    Lament of the Lamb is a horror fiction manga series originally published in 1996. This manga was written and illustrated by artist Kei Toume. It has an animated adaptation released in 2003 b the Madhouse Studios.

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    Bruce Graham
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I have long been a fan of mangas. However, I also like to read strange paranormal mangas as well. The best paranormal manga I have read so far was Lament of the Lamb which has brilliant illustrations by Kei Toume. "
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    #14Hell Girl (Vol. 1)

    Hell Girl (Vol. 1)

    Hell Girl is a horror fiction and mystery manga series that was originally published in 2008. This graphic novel was written and illustrated by Miyuki Eto. It has an animated adaptation released in 2005 by Aniplex and Studio Deen. 

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    Xu Ding
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I watched this anime and loved it so much that I bought the manga. I prefer the anime, but this is still good."
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    #15Nightschool: The Weirn Books (Vol. 1)

    Nightschool: The Weirn Books (Vol. 1)

    Nightschool: The Weirn Books is a paranormal fiction and mystery manga series originally published in 2008. This graphic novel was written and illustrated by artist Svetlana Chmakova. It has a complete four volumes.

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    Alexander Valdez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "It is a manga but I am not sure it fits that premise"
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    #16Sankarea: Undying Love (Vol. 1)

    Sankarea: Undying Love (Vol. 1)

    Sankarea: Undying Love is a romantic comedy and horror manga series originally published in 2010. This graphic novel was written and illustrated by Mitsuru Hattori. It has an animated adaptation consisting 12 episodes and 3 OVAs.

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    Debra Greene
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Definitely an interesting book. This is not necessarily the type of book I would choose to read again but I can see the appeal for some readers. I think it is a great pick for a paranormal book and it isn't priced that bad either."
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    #17Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Vol. 1)

    Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Vol. 1)

    Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches is a mystery and supernatural manga series that was originally published in 2012. This graphic novel was written and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa. It has an anime adaptation released in April 2015.

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    Grace Moreno
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "It has a pretty decent story. Characters that keep you interested. I liked it."
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    #18Sakura Gari

    Sakura Gari

    Sakura Gari is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuu Watase. The manga is set in the 1920s in Japan and also the author's first manga with a young male protagonist. Sakura Gari was first published in 2007.

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    Melissa Bryant
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Sakura Gari is a great book if you are into paranormal things or even if you just have an interest in Japan. No one does manga better than Japan. This one is really well written and illustrated. It's a page turner!"

Summary

Best What are the best paranormal mangas
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Death Note (Vol. 1)Books 41 Paid
2Fruits Basket (Vol. 1)Books 37 Paid
3Vampire Knight (Vol. 1)Books 37 Paid
4Pandora Hearts (Vol. 1 )Books 33 Paid
5Black Bird (Vol. 1)Books 32 Paid
6D. Gray-Man (Vol. 1)Books 30 Paid
7Soul Eater (Vol. 1)Books 27 Paid
8InuYasha (Vol. 1)Books 25 Paid
9Barajou no Kiss (Vol. 1)Books 17 Paid
10Rasetsu (Rasetsu Issues Series)Books 16 Paid
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