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Which Manga to Read During Quarantine

By Nicholas Kim

Due to the dangers of COVID-19, many movies have been delayed until theaters are safe. Instead of going to the movies, people can pick a new type of entertainment, such as Japanese Manga. 


COVID-19 has put a lot of cities on lockdown and has people in quarantine, but it has given manga writers and artists the opportunity to diligently work on their assignments. Manga artists now work from home instead of their offices, but that hasn’t inhibited them. Every month, new chapters of current popular manga are released publicly online and have gotten fans riled up to read them. 


Due to the popularity of manga, anime companies like Crunchyroll and Funimation have ordered series to be written based off of popular manga. An anime is created to promote awareness for the manga and get the attention of millions who could become obsessed with the series. 


Top Recommended shounen manga (according to Rakuten)

  1. One Piece
  2. Devils Blade 22
  3. Attack on Titan
  4. Ace of Diamond
  5. Spy x Family


One Piece is a manga that started in 1997 and is still currently one of the best to read in 2020. One Piece is about the adventures of a group of pirates led by Straw Hat Luffy who aims to become King of the Pirates. Due to the popularity of One Piece manga, it has led to the creation of the anime. Even though the anime just presents what the manga shows, it is still entertaining to watch. 


People should read manga because the artwork is generally more detailed and stylistic. Manga and anime are different from each other, but they both bring entertainment to people. Manga presents its stories through pictures and word bubbles while anime presents its stories through voice acting and animation. Reading manga might be a good hobby for those who are in quarantine instead hoping that theaters will reopen anytime soon.