For the guys who already got tired of reading those manga with a light and smiling tone, anime and manga seinen they are a full plate. These manga always have a much more dramatic and heavy footprint. What ends up impacting the reader a lot, whatever the emotion aroused.
But before they come to ask me why Boku no hero is on this list, I will start by saying that this list is different. The manga we are going to put here is the heaviest in the seinen genre. This list is focused on mangas, but fortunately most of the works cited here also have an adaptation for anime.
Where you will find many deaths, revenge, betrayal, struggle for survival, and the like. Yes, that type that almost every chapter appears mutilations, deaths or something like that. Liked? So there are two of us, let's go to the list.
At the end of the article we will leave the Seinen Mangas available in Brazil for you to buy. Below we will leave a summary to facilitate your navigation.
Berserk - one of the most well-known seinen manga
Guts, a former mercenary now known as the "Black Swordsman", is looking for revenge. He wanders in a medieval world killing demons, who are attracted by a demonic mark on his neck. For his help, he has an unusual strength acquired in a hard childhood lived with mercenaries.
He still has a gigantic sword, a left iron prosthesis and the elf Puck. In his search for revenge on the one who gave him the mark, he finds many interesting people and creatures, influencing everyone's lives in some way.
Information about Berserk:
It is important to say that this is one of the most well-known and renowned manga of all time and worldwide. Its intriguing history and development without so many clichés manages to attract the attention of all types of audiences.
Since much of the original work has been adapted for an anime. But the latest adaptations have generated a huge revolt among fans because of their quality. In this case, 3D became a grotesque adaptation. But the first adaptations are worth watching.
20TH Century Boys
With the end of the 20th century, people from all over the world are anxious as they perceive the world changing. The turn of the century could mean the end of the world. Kenji Endo is a normal convenience store manager with a normal life.
But he realizes that something is not right. After all, he discovers that one of his old friends committed suicide, and that a new cult led by a figure known as "Friend" is gaining popularity. The whole world also faces a danger that only friends have the key to stop.
This manga is on my list of manga to read, but I haven't had time yet. So I will not comment on it. After I have an opinion on it I can update it. But the important thing is that it is a very well-regarded manga in the industry, although not as popular as the previous one.
Vinland Saga - meticulous revenge manga
Thorfinn is the son of one of the greatest warriors of the Vikings. He is among the best fighters in the group of mercenaries led by Askeladd. However, his goal was not looting, but revenge on Askeladd.
Thorfinn spends his childhood with the mercenary crew, honing his skills on the battlefield, waiting for the day of his revenge.
When Askeladd receives news that Danish prince Canuto has been taken hostage, he creates an ambitious plot. This will decide the next king of England and will dramatically alter the lives of Thorfinn, Canute and himself.
My opinion about Vinland saga:
For those who like plots involving elaborate and careful revenge, this is certainly one of the best, and a great example of seinen manga. Surely you will not be angry with the protagonist because he made a fool of himself.
The manga is expected to have an anime adaptation now in the July / Summer 2019 season. And I'm looking forward to it, as it is one of the great hypes of the season.
In 16th century Japan, Shinmen Takezou is a savage and brute young man, both in appearance and actions. He even inspires the fear and disapproval of his entire village. Then he and his best friend, Matahachi Honiden, flee to enlist in the Toyotomi army, longing for glory.
Friends barely survive the battle of Sekigahara. Shinmen returns home to notify the survival of a family. Instead, he finds out that he is a wanted criminal for the alleged murder of his friend.
When captured, he is hung from a tree and left to die. An itinerant monk, pity him. So she secretly frees him and baptizes him with a new name to avoid harassment by the authorities: Miyamoto Musashi.
Parasyte - Kiseijuu
The protagonist of the story is a 17-year-old male student named Shinichi Izumi. One night, earthworm-like creatures called Parasytes appear on Earth.
They dominate the brains of human hosts, entering through their ears or noses. A Parasite tries to crawl on Shinichi's nose while sleeping, but fails. As the boy wakes up, he enters his body through the arm.
My opinion of Kiseijuu:
As one of the first seinen manga I read, the impression was certainly favorable. Yes, I was led to read because of the anime, I wanted to see if there were any more elaborate parts of hour H of the series couple.
But it's that old story that we use for anime, every anime is good when we don't have experience. It is almost the same with the manga, so it is difficult to know the quality of it. But that is a good Seinen Manga, this is without a doubt.
Blame - the silent manga
Killy is a man of few words. He wanders, apparently endlessly, through a lonely and gigantic maze of concrete and steel, fighting cyborgs and other futuristic nightmares, looking only for something called Net Terminal Genes.
And he has a very powerful weapon, which he uses without hesitation whenever something like danger raises his head. He seeks answers about who he is, the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks.
There is a very good CG movie based on the manga. I remember watching at Netflix, I recommend taking a look. One of the differentials of this manga is that it has almost no texts. Perfect for lazy people who don't like to read.
Kingdom - the wronged manga
During the Warring States in China, Xin Li and Piao are two young brothers who dream of becoming Great Generals, despite their low status as orphaned slaves.
One day, they meet a man of nobility, who gives Piao the opportunity to assume an important duty within the state of Qin's royal palace. The brothers separate, only to be found in Piao's death. His last words put him into action and lead him to meet the young man about to be king of Qin, Zheng Ying.
My opinion about kingdom:
Without a doubt, when I think that this manga is not so recognized, I almost cry with so much sadness. And the worst thing, when I think about what they did with his anime, is that I can get dehydrated if I don't hold back.
To say the least, this is the only manga I scored 10 on BAD (My Anime List). And I don't think I'll find another one at this level anytime soon.
Monster - One of the classic seinen manga
Dr. Kenzou Tenma is a renowned neurosurgeon of Japanese origin who works in Europe. Highly praised by his colleagues as one of the great young minds that will revolutionize the field, he is blessed with a beautiful bride and is on the verge of a big promotion at the hospital where he works.
But all of that is about to change with a serious dilemma that Kenzou faces one night - whether to save the life of a small boy or the mayor of the city. Despite being pressured by his superiors to perform surgery on the mayor, his morale forces him to perform the surgery on the other critical patient.
A doctor is taught to believe that all life is the same. However, when a series of murders occur in the vicinity of the surgeon, all evidence points to the boy he saved, Kenzou's beliefs are shaken.
(If you haven't read this manga or watched the anime yet, you need to do it soon. Classic seinen manga is a must-read for everyone otaku.)
Elfen lied - blood, a lot of blood
Lucy is a special breed of humans known as "Diclonius", born with a pair of short horns and invisible telekinetic hands that make her a victim of inhumane scientific experiments by the government.
However, once circumstances offer her an opportunity to escape, Lucy, corrupted by confinement and torture, unleashes a torrent of bloodshed while escaping her captors.
During her escape, she receives a crippling head injury that leaves her with a split personality: someone with the mentality of a harmless child who has limited speech ability.
In this state of instability, she is faced with two university students, Kouta and her cousin Yuka, who inadvertently take the injured fugitive into their care, unaware of their murderous tendencies. Which will change their lives, as they will soon be dragged into the dark world of government secrecy and conspiracy.
My opinion about elfen lied:
I don't have much to comment on this manga. But certainly, it is necessary to give the warning to be careful with the ending. There are some surprises and events that are kind of ... Better not to spoil.
Oyasumi Punpun - one of the most depressing seinen manga
Punpun Onodera is a normal 11-year-old boy who lives in Japan. Unexpectedly idealistic and romantic, Punpun begins to see his life take a subtle - though still surprising - turn to the adult when he meets the new girl in his class, Aiko Tanaka.
It is then that the quiet boy learns how unstable the maintenance of a relationship can be, and the difficulties of transitioning from a naive childhood to a complicated adult life.
When his father hits his mother one night, Punpun realizes something else: those he looked at were not as impressive as he thought. As his problems increase, Punpun's shy behavior turns into voluntary confinement.
Instead of curing him of his conflicting problems and emotions, it only intensifies them, sending him on the dark path of maturity in this dark maturity saga.
My opinion about oyasumi punpun:
If you get depressed easily, don't read this drug. Certainly, the intensity you have in School Days (an anime only for strong), is nothing compared to what you will feel with this Seinen Manga.
Certainly, seinen manga has a characteristic of pointing out problems in life, in society, in people etc. Therefore, they make us reflect and feel feelings that bring us feelings, most of the time, negative.
But this and certainly the champion never leave people with that feeling of loss without size. When we finish reading the manga, the “hollow” that remains in our soul has no size.
So, be careful when reading this manga misfortune. I marathon and ended up regretting it, the depression hit hard. my luck was a strong mentality, otherwise the consequences would be worse.
But if you ask yourself why am I indicating. Simple, Seinen Manga, the heavier they are, the more lessons they pass on to the lighters. I believe that we learn very little in happy times. In sad times it is when we learn more and develop.
List of Seinen manga available in Brazil
Let's focus on the seinen manga mentioned in this article. The list below takes you straight to the Amazon store that allows you to buy your manga more easily and at a fair price. You can also buy the complete collection soon.
Other famous seinen manga and anime
Anyway for those addicts who have read all these 10 seinen manga. Here is a list of extras to enjoy as well.
- Tokyo Ghoul
- Goblin Slayer (light novel)
- Sun-Ken Rock
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