Comicclan.com is one of the fastest-growing online comic book stores worldwide. With a library that contains more than 10000 Comics and Graphic Novels they successfully made a name for themselves and further developed their market position as one of the India’s leading suppliers of manga and graphic novels in the last few years.
A few days ago, we sat down with Comicclan’s executive chairman and his team, and we were talking about Anime, Manga, and other important topics and all sorts of industrial things about otaku culture in India. And suddenly this topic came up -the bestselling manga in India right now. We discussed it for quite a few minutes but they didn’t have the exact data at the time. So they send me the data the next day and here we are presenting you the top 10 trending manga in India right now in no particular order.
The horror, the creepiness, the unsettling anxiety !! Uzumaki is one hell of a manga series, written and illustrated by none other than sir Junji Ito. It’s wholeness in establishing a consistently creepy universe is a fascinating unique work of fiction that truly deserves the credit for bringing a public interest in this type of manga and the commercial success of the genre. In 2009, the series was chosen by the American Library Association (ALA) as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens.
Set in a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan that lives, breathes and surf with curses, Kirie Goshima and her boyfriend Shuichi Saito get entangled deeper and deeper in a chain of horrific and unexplainable events that causes the residents of the city to spiral into madness.
9. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 – Phantom Blood
If there’s one series that put a smile on my face in this trending list, it’s got to be this. I’ve seen many people turning their attention away from the series just because the cover and clips didn’t match their expected disposal sense of artistic values. Oh, come on now! Don’t you get bored from reading the same old shounen art style out there every day? I do. That’s why JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure by Araki sensei is a kinda refreshment to my eyes that I was always looking for.
Karasuno High School, which was once called the “Fallen powerhouse, the crow that can’t fly”, finally got the chance to be in the
the stage of the “top” – The Volleyball National Championship. But will the boys succeed ?!
Haikyuu!!, a next-generation royal sports manga that has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and has exceeded 50 million copies in total. Following the popularity of the TV anime broadcast from April to September 2014, the series hit the long-awaited broadcast of the 4th season in fall 2020. It’s a series that does everything right!!
7. Kaguya Sama: Love is War
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunosen – the only slice of life romantic comedy series that made it into the top 10 trending manga list of India. Cheer up Kaguya boys.
The love of geniuses is troublesome! But it’s interesting. At the prestigious Shuchiin Academy where talented students with bright futures gather, the vice-chairman Kaguya Shinomiya and the chairman Shirogane Miyuki have supposedly fallen in love… but their pride will not allow them to be the one to confess. Love is war, and their battle to make the other confess begins now!
6. Slam Dunk
The one series that single-handedly popularize basketball in 90s Japan that even the Japan Basketball Association had to give special commendations to the author. The ultimate Draft Outline for the 50% shounen sports anime manga in the market. Slam Dunk deserves the spot.
It tells the story of Hanamichi Sakuragi, a hyperactive high school delinquent hopeless bruiser, who’s been rejected by 50 girls in a row, takes up basketball to seduce his classmate Haruko. But as time passes he unhurriedly discovers a true fascination for the sport, and his enthusiasm motivates the riff-raff team at high elevation.
5. Demon Slayer
I mean yeah, Demon Slayer! Again no surprise. The feat that Demon Slayer achieved in the last few years, the miles that it reach in a short amount of time, is just insane. And it is still going strong. So just buy it, read it and enjoy the rest of the story until Season 2 gets animated by ufotable.
It follows the story of Tanjirou, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, one day finds his family slaughtered while he’s away. The lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon herself and there it begins Tanjirou’s journey to get revenge on the bloodthirsty demon that took his family away from him so that he can turn his sister back into a human.
4. Death Note
Kira the savior who saves the world? Or is it a dictatorial murderer? It all started when Light Yagami, an intelligent high school student picked up a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.
I can see why it’s up here in the trending list. Indians love their classics, don’t they?!
For many anime lovers out there, Death Note was the one that get them hooked on watching anime and made them look for more into the industry. It’s one of those series besides Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Code Geass that globally established the popularity of anime from a critical point of view at the start of the 21st century, and people still day use it as their top-tier recommendation of gateway anime to new watchers.
3. Chainsaw Man
The manga’s only 3 years old, the anime didn’t come out and the hype is already out there. Reason?! Fujimoto Tatsuki‘s action-adventure dark fantasy is just too intense to miss on. On TV Asahi‘s Manga Sosenkyo 2021 poll, where 150000 people participated in and voted their top 100 favorite manga series, Chainsaw Man ranked 58. In 2021, the series also won the Kono Manga ga Sugoi Award and the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shounen category.
As the title itself suggests, the story follows a guy named Denji, a poor young man, who happened to have “a pet chainsaw dog, Pochita!” that turned his life upside down when it merges with Denji’s dead body and grants him the powers of a chainsaw devil.
2. Jujutsu Kaisen
It’s no wonder Jujutsu Kaisen is this high on Comicclan’s trending list. Gojo‘s goofy quirky charm and Sukuna‘s badass allure already captivated the audience’s eye when it first came out in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2018. Later with the anime coming out in fall 2020 just set fire to the show’s popularity even more. It also topped the chart this year when Smartphone web survey for LINE users research published the results of their survey on the most popular manga in Men and women in the first to third grades of high school all over Japan.
So if you still haven’t watched the series or maybe you have but didn’t start reading the manga yet, I’d say choose your volume (be it the first volume or volume eight-chapter 63 where the anime ended) place your order and start reading it. It only gets better.
1. All You Need Is Kill
Expected Jujutsu Kaisen, Death Note, even Kaguya Sama but wow! All You Need Is Kill on the list. A very welcome surprise !! It’s by no means a bad story but I never imagined it’d grab a spot in the top 10. I’m glad it made it. Fun fact Takeshi Obata who’s famous for works like Hikaru no Go, Death Note, Bakuman, Platinum End, illustrated the manga version of the series.
Set in the near-future world, the story follows the life of Keiji Kiriya, who is a new recruit in the United Defense Force, battles all day against these mysterious creatures called ‘Mimics’ only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. How will he escape from this never-ending loop of time?
There you go The Top 10 Trending Mangas in India Right Now According to Comicclan. What do you feel about the list? Any other manga you expected in this list? Any special mentions? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.