Starters: For manga beginners/lovers.

Mangas have had amazing story lines, plot twists and very lovable characters. Each of these stories have something for you to take back. Here are some of the best ones I've read and loved.
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Dragon Ball, Vol. 1 (VIZBIG Edition)

by Akira Toriyama

About the book:  A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Go Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy. The VIZBIG edition of Dragon Ball contains volumes 1-3, bonus color content and updated text. Before there was Dragon Ball Z, there was Akira Toriyama's action epic Dragon Ball, starring the younger version of Son Goku and all the other Dragon Ball Z heroes! Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets Bulma, a girl who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and Bulma needs Goku's help (and his super-strength)! With a magic staff for a weapon and a flying cloud for a ride, Goku sets out on the adventure of a lifetime...

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Tsubasa

by Clamp

About the book:  THE TRIAL OF THE TRAITOR!The princess has been betrayed and her body sent to Fai’s frozen home world of Seresu. In order to follow Sakura, the wrecked remains of the band of travelers must pay their price to the witch. And once they arrive, Fai will have to confront the one he’s been fleeing–and the horrific truth of his past!

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InuYasha

by Rumiko Takahashi

About the book:  In Rumiko Takahashi's latest volume of this epic adventure, Inu-Yasha and Kagome - protectors of the powerful "jewel of four souls" - are challenged by army-fighting demons and the ghost of an unforgiving girl.

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Cardcaptor Sakura

by CLAMP

About the book:  Sakura Kinomoto was just an average 4th Grader--loved P.E., hated math--until one day, while looking through her father's library, Sakura found the Clow, an enchanted book designed to hold a set of magical Clow Cards. But when Sakura opened the book, it was empty. Talk about disasters!! Kerberos, the Creature of the Seal, emerged from the cover of the book and told Sakura the cards must be returned to the book. "If the cards aren't in the book, they come to life and do evil!" Kerberos formed a contract with Sakura making her a Cardcaptor and together with Sakura's best friend, Tomoyo, they embark on a mystical journey to capture all the Clow Cards before the Cards can wreak chaos and destruction.

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Bleach, Vol. 1 (Library Edition)

by Tite Kubo

About the book:  This is Bleach, Volume 1 special Collector's Edition featuring premium packaging! Color art available for the first time! Larger trim size and hardcover with dust jacket. New cover art on the dust jacket and the original cover art on the hardcover.  Printed endpapers and higher quality paper stock for better image quality. Hot-tempered 15-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki, the hero of the popular fantasy-adventure Bleach, has the unsettling ability to see spirits who are unable to rest in peace. His sixth sense leads him to Rukia, a Soul Reaper who destroys Hollows (soul-devouring monsters) and ensures the deceased find repose with the Soul Society. When she's injured in battle, Rukia transfers her sword and much of her power to Ichigo, whose spiritual energy makes him a formidable substitute Soul Reaper. But the orange-haired teenager isn't sure he wants the job: too many risks and moral dilemmas.  

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Fairy Tail

by Hiro Mashima

About the book:  THE WICKED SIDE OF WIZARDRYCute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero–he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?

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Fullmetal Alchemist: The Ties That Bind (Novel)

by Makoto Inoue

About the book:  It's only been a year since the Elric brothers set out on their journey to find the elusive Philosopher's Stone. But a lot has happened in that short time. For one thing, Edward has become an official State Alchemist. And, as such, he often finds himself in the thick of one dangerous situation after another. Now, sidelined with a fever in a remote village, Edward is unexpectedly reunited with a childhood friend. Even though he's become a valuable member of his country's military organization, Edward can't help feeling a pang of jealousy. While he and his brother's fate is inexorably bound to recent life-altering events, his friend is busy studying to become a doctor and making his dreams come true. Suddenly, Edward starts questioning the purpose of his life.Stories from the childhood of Edward and Alphonse Elric--not seen in either the manga or anime! Also includes the heartwarming story, "Roy's Holiday," featuring Colonel Mustang and Lieutenant Colonel Hughes.

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POKÉMON: Best of Pokemon Adventures: Red

by Hidenori Kusaka

About the book:  Graphic Adventure Paperback!

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POKÉMON: Best of Pokemon Adventures: Yellow

by Hidenori Kusaka

About the book:  Pokmon Masters will cherish the unique creatures found in this best of story collection. Illustrations."

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Pokémon Adventures

by Hidenori Kusaka

About the book:  All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Red is downhearted after being defeated by the Mythical Pokémon Deoxys and fears that Professor Oak has given up on him. With the support of Blue and Green and an unexpected powerful Pokémon ally, he continues on his journey. But then he must face a formidable human opponent—Giovanni! Meanwhile, what clues to his past will Silver find in Viridian City...?

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Maximum Ride: The Manga

by James Patterson

About the book:  Having recovered Angel, Max and the flock head to New York City to pursue a lead regarding their true identities. But where the flock goes, erasers are sure to follow! Even more troubling, though, is the voice that's begun whispering in Max's head. Is it really her destiny to save the world?

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Rurouni Kenshin

by Nobuhiro Watsuki

About the book:  Also a hit anime series, this book is a mix of historical detail, spectacular battles and romantic comedy.

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Fruits Basket

by Natsuki Takaya

About the book:  Kyo finally makes the decision to stop running from his fears and confront his birth father. But how will he react to his father's pressure to accept an unwanted truth? Meanwhile, the curse continues to loosen its hold on the members of the Zodiac, but as Akito's control over the Sohma family slips away, will the last vestiges of her sanity and reason slip away, too? With Kureno injured and Tohru in peril, Akito has come to a crossroads...

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Naruto

by Masashi Kishimoto

About the book:  Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power.R to L (Japanese Style). Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! Believe it!

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La Corda d'Oro

by Yuki Kure

About the book:  Kahoko is a normal student in the General Education department with absolutely no musical skill, but all that changes when she catches a glimpse of an elusive fairy who lives on campus. The fairy grants Kahoko a magic violin, and before she knows it, she's nominated to participate in the school's music competition with five very attractive boys. Will she win love and fame, or will bitter rivalry rule the day?

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Deathnote

by Tsugumi Ohba

About the book:  The entire Death Note manga story arc is now available in a box set for the first time! This custom box set includes all 12 books from the Death Note series, the information How To Read "Death Note 13" and exclusive Death Note premium gifts! The high gloss printed box set also comes with a recessed handle and velcro closure. The box set is 10% off the total retail price of 13 volumes of Death Note! This is a perfect gift for either yourself or anyone not yet exposed to the amazing intrigue of this Obha / Obata masterpiece.   Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life? Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know?

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Sailor Moon

by Naoko Takeuchi

About the book:  Destined to be even bigger than the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Sailor Moon is the first animated series to empower girls as superheroes. Published to coincide with the TV premiere of the series, this book, and its companion volume Meet Sailor Moon, introduces the characters in glossy, full color.

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Attack on Titan 1

by Hajime Isayama

About the book:  In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what's left of man has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, but the sudden appearance of an immense Titan is about to change everything.Winner of the 2011 Kodansha Manga Award (Shonen) and nominated for the prestigious Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize for 2012.

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5 Centimeters Per Second

by Makoto Shinkai

About the book:  Love can move at the speed of terminal velocity, but as award-winning director Makoto Shinkai reveals in his latest comic, it can only be shared and embraced by those who refuse to see it stop.Takaki Tohno quickly befriends Akari Shinohara when she transfers to his school. They grow closer to each other due to similar interests and attitudes; for instance, they both prefer to stay inside during recess due to their constitutions. As a result, they form a strong bond. Upon ending their school year, Akari moves to Tochigi, due to her parents' jobs. The two keep in contact by writing letters, but eventually begin to drift apart.

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Hell Girl

by Miyuki Eto

About the book:  SWEET REVENGERevenge is sweet . . . and easy: Just visit the Hell Girl’s website, and this goddess of damnation will drag your enemy into the inferno. And some people will do anything for revenge. There’s the girl whose best friend is scheming to steal her boyfriend . . . and the innocent student trapped by her unsavory employer in a haunted house. But they had better think twice: Revenge may be sweet, but it isn’t free!

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