The most successful anime out there are adaptations of popular mangas. So whether it be shounen like Naruto and One Piece or shoujo like Ouran High School Host Club and Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!, they all are anime adaptations from popular mangas.
While some anime is better than mangas, some mangas out there would be fantastic if they are adapted into an anime. Most of these mangas are especially popular around the world. So they are drawing in conversations about being adapted into anime. And if they are, they will surely garner a lot of views.
So without further ado, here are some of those popular mangas that audiences would love to see as anime adaptation:
Kaiju No. 8, also known as Monster #8, is a shounen intertwined with a monster element. The manga follows the story of Japan, where monsters (kaiju) regularly attack and the Defense Force is employed to defend the population. The main character of Kafka Hibino aspires to join the Defense Force but fails his several attempts, unlike his child Mina Ashira. However, the story takes a turn when Kafka accidentally ingests a monster and gains the ability to turn into a monster himself. And his hopes for joining the Defense Force rise again.
Kaiju No. 8 has amassed 70 million views as of February 2021.
The Dangers in My Heart
The Dangers in My Heart, also known as Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu, is a romantic comedy manga. This slice of life manga centers on Kyoutarou Ichikawa, who is an unpopular and delusional introvert in his school. He dreams of disrupting the peace of his school and murdering the popular extrovert girl Anna Yamada until he develops a crush on this girl. The story depicts the cute relationship that slowly develops between the two.
The Dangers in My Heart was ranked fourth in a poll where people were asked which manga they most wanted to see as an anime.
Solo Leveling is a Manhwa (Korean Manga) set in South Korea. The story is about Sung JinWoo, dubbed the “World’s Weakest Hunter,” in a world where monsters and humans are connected through gates, and hunters save the world from them. However, Sung JinWoo suddenly receives powers after a near-death experience in one of the gates. The manga follows his journey from setting out to be the most powerful hunter in South Korea.
The IP of Solo Leveling has over 620 million views and 6.6 million readers.
Vagabond, also known as Bagabondo, is a samurai action manga. The story depicts the life of Shinmen Takezou in the 1600s, who enlists in the army with his friend Matahachi Honiden after running away from home. They barely make it out alive from the Battle of Sekigahara, after which Shinmen returns home, separating from his friend. The villagers think Shinmen killed Matahachi, so they tie him to a tree and leave him to die. A monk takes pity on him and frees him up, dubbing his new name “Musashi Miyamoto.” Miyamoto vows to be the greatest swordsman and slowly learns the importance of life.
Vagabond has sold 82 million copies worldwide.
Goodnight Punpun, also known as Oyasumi Punpun, is a coming-of-age story of Onodera Punpun. It depicts the life of young Onodera Punpun in four stages from elementary school to his early 20s. It has themes of love, depression, dysfunctional family, sex, death, and social isolation. The manga also focuses on the lives and struggles of his friends and family.
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