Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series both written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a fantasy world where humanity lives within territories surrounded by three enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans.

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Library call number: GRA F ATT

Black Butler by Yana Toboso

Black Butler is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. The series follows Ciel Phantomhive, a thirteen-year-old boy head of the Phantomhive household, an aristocratic family known as the Queen’s Guarddog. He is tasked with solving crimes in London’s underworld. Ciel has formed a contract with Sebastian Michaelis to seek revenge against those who tortured him and murdered his parents. Sebastian is a demon who has taken on the disguise of a butler, and in exchange for his services, he will be allowed to consume Ciel’s soul.

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Library call number: GRA F BLA

Deadman Wonderland by Jinsei Kataoka & Kazuma Kondou

Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou. A massive anomaly caused a great earthquake that ravaged Japan’s mainland and destroyed most of Tokyo, sinking three-quarters of the city into the Pacific Ocean. Ten years later, the story shifts to Ganta Igarashi, a seemingly ordinary student attending Nagano Prefecture’s middle school. As an escapee, a survivor of the great earthquake, Ganta has no memories of the tragedy and has lived a normal life. This all changes when a strange person covered in blood and crimson armor floats through his classroom windows. Grinning madly, the “Red Man” massacres Ganta’s entire class. Instead of killing him, the “Red Man” embeds a red crystal shard in Ganta’s chest. Within days of the massacre, Ganta is subjected to a kangaroo court as a suspect and is sentenced to death at Deadman Wonderland, a prison that doubles as a theme park.

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Library call number: GRA F DEA

D.Gray-man by Katsura Hoshino

D.Gray-man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. Set in an alternate 19th century, it tells the story of a young Allen Walker, who joins an organisation of exorcists named the Black Order.

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Library call number: GRA F DGR

Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriama

Dragon Ball Z or DBZ follows the adventures of Son Goku who, along with his friends, helps defends the Earth against evil.

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Library call number: GRA F DRA

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures by Hirohiko Araki

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. The series is divided into eight parts, each following the adventures of a new protagonist bearing the “JoJo” nickname. The first six parts form a saga detailing the supernatural conflicts between members of the Joestar family and various villains, while the latter two parts follow a continuity reboot, taking place in an alternate universe with plot parallels to the original.

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Library call number: GRA F JOJ

Made in Abyss by Akihito Tsukushi 

Made in Abyss is a Japanese manga series by Akihito Tsukushi. The story follows an orphaned young girl, Riko, who finds and befriends a humanoid robot Reg and descends with it into the titular “Abyss”, that leads deep into the Earth, in hopes of finding her mother.

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Library call number: GRA F MAD

One Punch Man by Yusuke Murata

One-Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch but seeks to find a worthy opponent after growing bored by a lack of challenge in his fight against evil.

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Library call number: GRA F ONE

The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai & Posuka Demizu

The story follows a group of orphaned children in their escape plan from an orphanage. Set in the year 2045, Emma is an 11-year-old orphan living in Grace Field House, a self-contained orphanage housing her and 37 other orphans. Life has never been better: with gourmet food; plush beds; clean clothes; games; and the love of their “Mother”, the caretaker, Isabella. The orphans are allowed complete freedom, except to venture beyond the grounds or the gate, which connects the house to the outside world. Until one night where the three uncover a truth they never should have…

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Library call number: GRA F PRO

A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Ōima

The story revolves around Shoya Ishida, a former delinquent who bullied Shoko Nishimiya, his deaf classmate, alongside his friends back when he was in elementary school. When Nishimiya transferred, all of his friends and teachers turned against him, making him isolated well into high school to the point that he decides that there is no point in having friends. Having no plans for the future, Ishida even contemplates committing suicide until he suddenly reunites with Nishimiya, who is still lonely due to her shyness. Realizing that both are suffering due to his past sins, Ishida sets out on a path of redemption by trying to reconnect Nishimiya with their old classmates that Nishimiya never had the chance to befriend back then.

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Library call number: GRA F SIL

Terra Formars by Yū Sasuga & Michio Fukuda

In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists are tasked with terraforming the planet. Their goal is to seed the planet with a modified algae to absorb sunlight and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches, whose corpses spread the algae across the planet as they feed. Five hundred years later, the first manned ship to Mars lands and its six crew members are attacked by giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength, later labeled “Terraformars”; the crew is wiped out after sending a warning back to Earth. Two years later, BUGS II, a multinational expedition of genetically modified humans, is sent to collect 10 samples of both sexes of roaches, and exterminate the mutated bugs to take control of the red planet.

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Library call number: GRA F TER

Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida 

Tokyo Ghoul is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, creatures that look like normal people but can only survive by eating human flesh, live amongst the human population in secrecy, hiding their true nature in order to evade pursuit from the authorities. The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul.

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Library call number: GRA F TOK

 

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