Manga for Kids 12 & Under

By Steph Hocutt | August 9 2021 | MangaChildren's

There’s no doubt that teens are absolutely tearing through every new manga release out there, but all that punching and smooching might be a bit too much for our younger readers! Start a kid’s love of manga early with these titles perfect for ages 12 and under. Explore classic tales like Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden, or discover modern favorites like My Little Pony: The Manga! Transform into a magical girl with Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura! And if you like cats…boy howdy, we have a TON of cat manga! These titles are perfect for kids, and beloved by older readers, too!

Codename: Sailor V Eternal Edition 1 (Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 11)
978-1-64651-143-3
Before Sailor Moon, there was Sailor V! Minako Aino is 13 years old when she meets a talking white cat named Artemis, who tells her something unbelievable: With a magic pen, she has the power to transform into the elegant, masked hero Sailor V. Experience Minako's adventures, before she became Sailor Venus, featuring a new, glittering cover, a fresh translation, and remastered interior art!
$27.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
Paperback
288 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector's Edition 1
978-1-63236-751-8
Cardcaptor Sakura brought a generation of readers to manga, and now it's back in a definitive collector's edition!
$29.99 US
Jun 25, 2019
Hardcover
256 Pages
Kodansha Comics

The Complete Chi's Sweet Home 1
978-1-942993-16-2
Vertical's most popular comic of all time, Chi's Sweet Home, now available in a larger format with brand new content! Hot on the heels of a new DVD release and the summer 2015 conclusion of its thirteen-year serilaization Chi's Sweet Home gets a new deluxe release for new readers to dive into.
$24.95 US
Jul 28, 2015
Paperback
480 Pages
Vertical Comics

Chi's Sweet Adventures 1
978-1-945054-82-2
Cat lovers and comic readers alike rejoice at the return of manga's biggest name in feline cartoons - Chi! Chi's Sweet Adventures collects dozens of new full color Chi stories.
$11.95 US
May 01, 2018
Paperback
96 Pages
Vertical Comics

FukuFuku: Kitten Tales 1
978-1-942993-43-8
NY Times Best Seller Konami Kanata returns to the States with another collection of all-ages cat comics based on her very first major kitty property - FukuFuku. Focusing on FukuFuku's tales as kitten readers get to experience more of the feline adventures they have come to love from Konami but in a more affordable format.
$10.95 US
Feb 23, 2016
Paperback
160 Pages
Vertical Comics
Age 7-10 years

Sue & Tai-chan 1
978-1-63236-939-0
The adorable new odd-couple cat comedy manga from the creator of the beloved Chi's Sweet Home and Chi's Sweet Adventures, in full color and formatted for English readers, just like Chi!
$12.99 US
Sep 15, 2020
Paperback
128 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan Vol. 1
978-1-64505-857-1
An adorable, full-color manga series about a young man who rescues a very special cat. There’s more to this kitty than meets the eye! Kyuu-chan loves snacks, cuddles, and bow ties, but most of all loves Hinata, the young professional who adopted this mischievous wonder cat into his home. As the two adjust to life together, they discover that they have a lot to learn from each other. The ordinary and the extraordinary live side by side in this delightful slice-of-life manga!
$14.99 US
Mar 09, 2021
Paperback
128 Pages
Seven Seas

Yuzu the Pet Vet 1
978-1-63236-941-3
Join 11-year-old Yuzu at her animal hospital and meet her new fluffy friends! In an engaging and cutely-drawn comic, watch Yuzu navigate issues like bullying, animal care, and understanding illness and deaths of pets and family.
$10.99 US
Mar 24, 2020
Paperback
160 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Anne of Green Gables (Illustrated Novel)
978-1-62692-540-3
An all-new illustrated edition of the beloved classic by Lucy Maud Montgomery with adorable artwork by manga artist Maki Minami! When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan to help them tend their farm on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, they are shocked when an eleven-year old girl is sent to them instead, the affable Anne Shirley. Despite their initial disappointment, the Cuthberts are quickly won over by Anne’s charm, spirit, and wit. Follow Anne as she adapts to her new family and finds a place for herself on the island—befriending neighbors, attending school, exploring her adoration for the written word, and using her endless imagination to enchant locals and readers alike.
$13.99 US
Sep 26, 2017
Paperback
500 Pages
Seven Seas
Age 7-10 years

The Illustrated Fairy Tale Princess Collection (Illustrated Novel)
978-1-62692-488-8
$15.99 US
Jun 06, 2017
Paperback
400 Pages
Seven Seas
Age 7-10 years

A Little Princess (Illustrated Novel)
978-1-62692-611-0
REVISIT THE HEARTRENDING HALLWAYS OF MISS MICHIN’S BOARDING SCHOOL IN THIS NEW, ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF A BELOVED CLASSIC. Seven-year-old Sara Crewe learns of the tragic death of her father not long after she is left in the care of Miss Michin, headmistress of a boarding school. Now an orphan and stripped of her family fortune, Sara must survive the emotional trials of loss and the mental anguish of abuse at the hands of her new caretakers. With her new friends, warm memories, and a prized doll—a gift from her Father—Sara Crewe weathers the storm of her new life with spirit, courage, and kindness.
$11.99 US
Nov 21, 2017
Paperback
400 Pages
Seven Seas
Age 7-10 years

The Princess and the Goblin (Illustrated Novel)
978-1-62692-610-3
THE CLASSIC FANTASY NOVEL THAT INSPIRED THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, NOW FEATURING PLAYFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY JAPANESE MANGA ARTIST OKAMA! In a lonely mountain kingdom, eight-year-old Princess Irene explores the labyrinthine halls of her father’s castle, where secrets abound. Who is the beautiful, silver-haired woman whom Irene discovers alone in the castle tower? And what lurks in the tunnels beneath the castle? After being attacked by fanged creatures and rescued just in time by Curdie, a courageous miner boy, Irene learns about a race of vengeful goblins. Along with her newfound friend, and some magical assistance, Irene must figure out a way to thwart the goblins’ plot and save her father’s kingdom! Contains all-new color & black-and-white illustrations!
$11.99 US
Oct 17, 2017
Paperback
408 Pages
Seven Seas
Age 7 and up

The Secret Garden (Illustrated Novel)
978-1-62692-602-8
Revisit the hallowed halls of the Misselthwaite Manor in this new edition of the classic novel, The Secret Garden, presented with eye-catching manga-style artwork. Young Mary Lennox is left an orphan when her parents die of illness while living abroad in India. Raised primarily by servants, Mary is left to mourn the loss of her inattentive parents before eventually being sent under the care of her Uncle in Yorkshire, England. It’s there in Misselthwaite Manor that she meets two young boys—Dickon, and her cousin Colin who lives locked away in the manor due to a disability that leaves him bound to a wheelchair. Together the trio discover a secret garden locked away in the manor grounds. As they work to restore it, the three learn about each other, their families, and their own personal strengths.
$11.99 US
Sep 05, 2017
Paperback
408 Pages
Seven Seas
Age 7-10 years

The Twin Knights
978-1-939130-01-3
From the godfather of manga, Osamu Tezuka, comes the touching sequel to his legendary fairy tale, Princess Knight. Disney imagery oozes from every page as twin heirs to the throne go through a fantastic swash-buckling adventure to reunite their kingdom. Perfect for readers of all ages and a must for the Osamu Tezuka fan!
$13.95 US
Jul 30, 2013
Paperback
320 Pages
Vertical Comics
Age 6-9 years

5 Centimeters per Second
978-1-932234-96-1
The multiple award-winning animated film, 5 Centimeters per Second, is rendered beautifully by director Makoto Shinkai in this new omnibus adaptation.
$18.95 US
Jun 26, 2012
Paperback
566 Pages
Vertical Comics
Age 10 and up

Avalon: The Warlock Diaries Omnibus
978-1-934876-88-6
Teenage mages, Emily, Kara, and Adriane have their hands full monitoring the portal at the Ravenswood Preserve. The portal has become the "Grand Central Station" of the Magic Web, with magical creatures and animals stopping by on their way to otherworldly destinations. Matters become really complicated when a new student, a handsome young warlock named Donovan, shows up at Stonehill High. When monsters start attacking Ravenswood looking for Donovan, the mages realize he may be trouble. However, Donovan holds a fairy map with a portal sequence that could lead the mages right to Avalon, the source of all magic.With the prospect of finally finding Avalon in their grasps, the girls try to work with Donovan towards their common goal, if mage and warlock magic can mix without putting all of Ravenswood in terrible danger!
$11.99 US
Dec 07, 2010
Paperback
304 Pages
Seven Seas
Age 8-12 years

HeroMan, Volume 1
978-1-935654-58-2
Stan Lee the creator of Spiderman and the X-Men debuts his latest property HeroMan, a teenage superhero tale set in Central LA utilizing many of the best elements of American and Japanese science-fiction.
$10.95 US
Oct 30, 2012
Paperback
192 Pages
Vertical Comics
Age 10 and up