What are the best shonen manga you really should read?

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What makes reading manga so fun and addictive? Is it the unique and striking art style? Is it the amazing stories that they tell or the awesome action that they provide? Whatever the case may be, manga has been a big part of our lives and will continue to do so for years to come. You can't talk about manga and not mention anything about arguably its most popular and best-selling genre, shonen manga. In fact, you'll notice that a lot of the popular anime adaptations today are actually based on a lot of shonen manga titles. If you're new to the wonderful world of manga and want to start reading some, you've come to the right place. Have a look at our list of some really good shonen manga you really should be reading today. Take your pick and let us know what you thought of it in the comments section.

  1. 1One Piece


    It goes without saying that if you want to get into the world of manga, One Piece is one of the best shonen manga you really should as soon as you can. 

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  1. 2Dragon Ball


    Before One Piece even existed, there was Dragon Ball already. You can consider it the granddad of all modern shonen manga today. It's definitely one of the best shonen manga you really should read as a part of manga history.

  2. 3Hunter x Hunter


    Hunter x Hunter is a manga classic that rivals the likes of Naruto and others in terms of quality and popularity. With news that the manga will be resuming soon, it's one of the best shonen manga you really should be reading right now.

  1. 4Vagabond


    It's difficult to describe just how amazing the art style is in Vagabond. It's bold and striking, but at the same time, it's beautiful and serene. If you can only read one shonen manga from this list, make it this one. You won't regret it.

  2. 5Naruto


    The Naruto anime was a big hit among anime fans but if you want a version of the story without all the filler content, then the manga is your best bet and it's one of the best shonen manga you really should read.

  3. 6Rurouni Kenshin


    If samurai stories are more your thing, then check out Rurouni Kenshin. It has a compelling story, likable characters, and plenty of cool action scenes. It even has a nice romantic element to it that will please female readers.

  4. 7Fullmetal Alchemist


    Fullmetal Alchemist is considered by many as one of the greatest manga series ever created and it should be at the top of your list of shonen manga to read. It gives off this steampunk kind of vibe so if you're into that, all the more reason to check it out ASAP.

  5. 8Berserk


    If you like your shonen manga to be on the darker side of things, then you gotta check out Berserk. This iconic dark fantasy manga series is a masterpiece in our opinion, from the art style to the characters, and the story, it's awesome!

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