Teen Manga for the Beginner

Interested in Manga but not sure where to start? Here are three teen-recommend titles for you to try:inuyasha

A great place to start is InuYasha by Rumiko Takahashi. This is an easy manga to read and understand, as long as you start at the beginning, which is the “back” of the book. There are 56 books in the complete series, so if you really like it there are a lot of books to read! “Kagome, a modern-day high school girl, is pulled into Japan’s ancient past! There her destiny is linked to a dog-eared half demon named Inuyasha.

pichipichiThe second recommendation is for Pichi Pichi Pitch by Michiko Yokote & Pink Hanamori.  This one is probably more appealing to girls due to the mermaid and romance. “Lucia is the new girl at school. She and her sister run a public bath that’s all the rage. When Lucia meets a terrific-looking surfer boy, there’s just one little problem: Lucia is a mermaid and a princess on an important mission to save the seven seas from an evil force.” There are currently seven books published.onepiece

Last but not least is One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. This is another large series, with 67 volumes. “As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber… at the cost of never being able to swim again!  Years later, Luffy sets off in search of the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world.”


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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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