Read It Before You See It: Manga

By Kat La Mantia | October 10 2022 | GeneralManga

Tons of fan-favorite manga titles have been getting their own on-screen anime adaptations. Before you tune in, make sure you catch up on the books first! Some titles relating to our favorite recent and upcoming manga to anime adaptations are listed below!

Blue Lock 1
978-1-64651-654-4
A mad young coach gathers soccer players from across the country to compete in a series of bizarre challenges in a high-tech colosseum he calls Blue Lock. It's a no-balls-barred battle to become Japan's next top striker, in this Squid Game–meets–World Cup manga, now available in print! Anime coming soon!
$12.99 US
Jun 21, 2022
Paperback
208 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Witch Hat Atelier 1
978-1-63236-770-9
Read the manga that AV Club calls "Harry Potter meets Kiki's Delivery Service!"A beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that, on the inside, she already is what she wishes she could be. Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli, this lushly-drawn story has captured the hearts of fantasy fans worldwide.
$12.99 US
Apr 09, 2019
Paperback
208 Pages
Kodansha Comics

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? 1
978-1-64651-349-9
The new will they-won't they romance from the creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san is here! Ayumu is in love with his senpai Yaotome, but he's sworn not to confess his feelings until he can beat her at the board game shogi... The problem is, his love is obvious to Yaotome, and she can't stop trying to trick him into breaking his vow! Fall in love again, fans of Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Komi Can't Communicate, and Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie!
$12.99 US
Sep 21, 2021
Paperback
152 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus 1
978-1-935429-87-6
Tokyo Mew Mew is the story of a young girl who gains powers after an accident at a musuem, and uses those powers to protect the earth! Ages 13 and up.
$14.99 US
Oct 25, 2011
Paperback
368 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Attack on Titan 1
978-1-61262-024-4
Attack on Titan is a breakout hit in Japan, where is has sold over five million copies in just one year. This title has breakout potential in the U.S. as well. 16 and up.
$10.99 US
Jun 19, 2012
Paperback
208 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Tokyo Revengers (Omnibus) Vol. 1-2
978-1-63858-571-8
The critically acclaimed manga series about a man time-traveling back to his youth to save his girlfriend from a street gang–which inspired the wildly popular anime and live-action film!
$22.99 US
Jul 26, 2022
Paperback
392 Pages
Seven Seas

SPRIGGAN: Deluxe Edition 1
978-1-63858-579-4
The classic action-adventure manga of super spies and ancient relics that inspired the 1998 anime film and the 2022 Netflix Original anime series!
$29.99 US
Aug 30, 2022
Paperback
636 Pages
Seven Seas

My Dress-Up Darling 01
978-1-64609-032-7
A loner boy and a flashy girl find common ground via cosplay in this sweet and spicy romcom!
$14.99 US
Apr 14, 2020
Paperback
208 Pages
Square Enix Manga

Rent-A-Girlfriend 1
978-1-63236-997-0
Catch up on the manga before Season 2 of the hit anime, coming soon! You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Reeling from a bad breakup, Kazuya rents the beautiful, polite Chizuru for a date. But rock bottom might be so much lower than he thought! Chizuru is much more than the pretty face and sweet demeanor he thought he'd bargained for...
$12.99 US
Jun 02, 2020
Paperback
208 Pages
Kodansha Comics