There are certain manga conventions that we look forward to each year. The first is New York Comic Con. The second is the Manga Creators Conference, which takes place just before the official start of the world of manga. So when I heard that a third and final Manga Con was being held in Orlando in November, I knew it was going to be an amazing time to be a fan of anime, manga, and comics! This post is a list of my favorite manga comics and graphic novels from this year’s conference. If you’re looking for new recommendations or exciting reading material for your own con schedule, check out my top manga comics 10 list above!
Boku no Hero Academia Axis Company by Shotaro Ishinomori (1954-1998)
This is one of those classic visual novels translated into English. It tells the story of a boy who gains super human powers after he is hit by a car. After a few vs. scenes, the main character discovers that he is part of a superhero team. This is the beginning of a long relationship between the author and the character. What can I say? I fell in love with the world and its characters while reading this. It’s a classic.
This is, without a doubt, the most famous manga comic of all time. It has inspired countless other manga comics, as well as anime and live action adaptations. So much has come from this series that it’s hard to know where to begin! With such a long history, there are bound to be moments in BNHA that have become classic in their own right. And there are so many characters we’ve grown to love along the way! Read on for my list of favorite BNHA chapters.
Water Seven by Akira Toriyama (1959-present)
This is the first of two volumes focused on the character of Aqua, who later becomes known as oceanographer. The series follows her as she works on a mission to collect data about the ocean’s health, but things get complicated when she meets the remarkably handsome Ryuu. They start dating, and all that jazz, but Aqua is involved in a murder investigation and Ryuu is assigned to track her down. Yes, you read that right. She’s dead. Aqua is a classic and this is one of the all-time top BNha chapters.
Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi (1979-present)
This is the second of two volumes centered on the character of Quil, a wolf-like creature thatQuil becomes friends with. Unlike Aqua, they form a romantic relationship, with many graphic novel conventions being played to the max. This is a great chapter for new readers, as it includes the basics of the graphic novel format.
Youchien Shonen Gahoen: The Summer King by Yasuhiro Yoshiura (1983-present)
This is the third and final volume of the Youchien series, about a pair of twins who discover that they are part of a special division of the military. The twins join the division’s top secret Special Tactics and Hunter Unit, or STORM. The first half of the story is all about their training to be snipers, but they are called upon to save the country when a terrorist attack is underway. This is another classic chapter.
Dragon Ball Super by Akira Toriyama (2015-)
This is the first of two volumes centered on Son Goku and his sons, Vegeta and Gohan. The first chapter is a little slow, but once it gets going, it’s hard to put down. Goku and his boys are summoned to another planet to stop a war between two races. This is another classic chapter.
One Piece by Eiichiro Oda (1997-present)
This is the second of two volumes centered on the adventures of Luffy, the ” youngest ” member of the Straw Hat Pirates. The first half of the book is a prequel to the anime, setting up the characters and showing us how Luffy became a pirate. The second half of the book is the story of a bounty hunt, with Luffy and his crew hunting for the escaped criminals. This is another classic chapter.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood by Hiromu Arakawa (2011-)
If you’d like to continue reading the manga after all the action of BNHA, you can pick up the Brotherhood series. This is the third volume, and things are getting heated between Ed and All-Blast. I can’t say much about it yet, as I’ve only finished the first two volumes, but this is looking very interesting.
Manga Anime Club 208 – All-Star Summer Comics Vol.3: The Best of 2015
Manga Anime Club 209 – All-Star Summer Comics Vol.4: The Best of 2016
Manga Anime Club 210 – All-Star Summer Comics Vol.5: The Best of 2017
Manga Anime Club 211 – All-Star Summer Comics Vol.6: The Best of 2018
Manga Anime Club 212 – The Best of Everything
Well, there you have it. My list of the favorite manga comics and graphic novels from the New York Comic Con. What did you think of the top 10? Let me know in the comments section below!
Next year’s New York Comic Con is scheduled for October 9-11, 2018. What are you looking forward to the most? Let me know in the comments section below!