Finished Manga List (Read This Manga 2023)


Finished Manga List (Read This Manga 2023)

Finished Manga List (Read This Manga 2023)

Published: Mar 29, 2023

Updated: Mar 29, 2023


Looking to start something finished instead of ongoing?

Here is a curated list of titles nominated for You Should Read This Manga 2023 that have ended serialization in Japan, and are soon to be completed abroad. Ordered by popular vote, there should be something new for any manga enthusiast.

  • Golden Kamuy (31 vol) by Noda, Satoru

    Golden Kamuy

    Saichi Sugimoto is feared as the "Immortal Sugimoto" for his savagery on the battlefield during the Russo-Japanese war, but he is by no means a war hero. Sugimoto has been left to fend for himself after his release from the army for nearly killing a superior officer. Braving the rough terrain of Hokkaido, Sugimoto is now searching for gold in order to keep a promise to his lost brother-in-arms. His efforts have been fruitless for a long time until a mysterious traveler tells him of an urban legend that would rid him of all his troubles.

    According to the legend, a criminal stole the gold of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, and hid it away in a location that can only be found when a map—made not from pieces of parchment, but the tattooed skins of escaped convicts—is brought together.

    Upon meeting with a young Ainu girl, Asirpa, Sugimoto sets off in search of the tattooed prisoners, but many dangers await as soldiers and mercenaries seek the gold as well. Aided by Asirpa's knowledge of the lands, the two of them depart to find the stolen Ainu gold in a journey of revenge, murder, and greed.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai (12 vol) by Yukimori, Nene

    Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai

    High school student Junta Shiraishi has a simple goal—to live a fulfilling youth. However, achieving this goal appears to be harder than expected, as everyone in his surroundings often fails to notice him due to his lack of presence. In fact, Shiraishi's lack of presence is so severe that people think his seat in class is always empty, and mistakenly assume that he often skips school. There is even a weird rumor spreading around in class, claiming that those who successfully spot Shiraishi will be blessed with good fortune for the day.

    So far, the only person who notices his existence is Nagisa Kubo, the girl seated next to him. Unfortunately for him though, Kubo likes to tease him on a daily basis and often puts him into unprecedented and nerve-wracking situations. However, as Kubo's playful antics continue to involve the reluctant Shiraishi, he may soon discover that his youth might not be as boring as he initially thought.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Enen no Shouboutai (34 vol) by Ookubo, Atsushi

    Enen no Shouboutai

    Still reeling from the childhood trauma of losing his family to a blaze, Shinra Kusakabe endures both the blessing and curse of being a third-generation pyrokinetic: a person gifted with the ability to freely control fire.

    Meanwhile, the Infernals—first-generation pyrokinetics who spontaneously combust into flaming, demonic creatures—ravage the streets of Tokyo. After he is recognized for his abilities, Shinra joins Special Fire Force Company 8, one of many fire brigades developed to combat these Infernals.

    Although working with the Fire Force seems to have fulfilled a calling, Shinra learns that becoming a hero is not as easy as it seems. Infernal sightings are worsening across the country, and his own fellow brigadiers struggle to unite against these threats. To make matters worse, Shinra's past returns to haunt him after he confronts a mysterious cult. As he endeavors to reach the truth, Shinra soon finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy that aims to engulf the world in flames.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Chihayafuru (50 vol) by Suetsugu, Yuki


    Always deemed inferior to her elder sister, the strong-willed yet aimless Chihaya Ayase has no dream of her own. In contrast to her, Taichi Mashima, the son of a surgeon, is gifted yet insecure as he is burdened by the heavy expectations of his strict mother, who wants him to be perfect in everything. However, the lives of Chihaya and Taichi soon change as they encounter Arata Wataya, the new transfer student in their class.

    Inspired by Arata's dream to become the best at competitive karuta—a card game based on the classic anthology of one hundred Japanese poets—Chihaya quickly falls in love with the game. Refusing to lose to the talented Arata, the prideful Taichi joins along and immerses himself in the game, aiming to one day surpass his fated rival. The three friends spend their childhood practicing karuta everyday, until certain circumstances force them to part with each other.

    A few years later, now in high school, the trio finds themselves reunited through the world of competitive karuta. Alongside their newfound comrades and rivals, they embark on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, and romance.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Imawa no Kuni no Alice (18 vol) by Aso, Haro

    Imawa no Kuni no Alice

    Feeling unsettled about the future, high school student Ryouhei Arisu often escapes the reality of life. After hanging out at a bar, Arisu and his best friends, Daikichi Karube and Chouta Segawa, wait for the first train to arrive in the morning. Suddenly, a colorful array of fireworks set off in the sky, and an enormous blinding firework renders them unconscious.

    The trio finds themselves back at the bar covered in dust, discovering that the city has become a barren wasteland. But instead of being worried, Arisu feels alive for the very first time in his life and relishes the freedom of this lifeless city. However, his bliss is cut short when the group rashly enters a festival venue. Seeing its delicacies and lively ambiance, they think the place is a dream; unbeknownst to them, it will be the setting for their first deadly game.

    Together with his friends, Arisu slowly enters the mysterious area known as the Borderland—an unknown country where every game puts their lives at stake, and a single misstep can lead to their demise.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Baraou no Souretsu (17 vol) by Kanno, Aya

    Baraou no Souretsu

    The crown of England has been hotly contested throughout history, and in the Middle Ages, a series of great civil wars becomes known as the War of the Roses. Claiming a right to the throne, the Duke of York seeks to unseat King Henry VI and his heir in order to become king himself.

    On a dark day filled with many ill omens, the Duke gains a son: Richard Plantagenet, third of his name. Neither male nor female, but instead possessing characteristics of both sexes, Richard III is immediately reviled by his mother. Her hatred defines his childhood, leading to a deep disgust toward his own body and an adverse reaction to being called a demon.

    Richard grows up troubled by visions of England's former foe, Joan of Arc, who taunts that he will bring ruin to all who know him. He believes that he can attain salvation by helping his father achieve his destiny of becoming the king. However, cursed by the expectations of both his mother and Joan, will Richard's actions instead drag his family down into darkness?

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Blue Giant (10 vol) by Ishizuka, Shinichi

    Blue Giant

    The latest great works by Ishizuka Shinichi! A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. "I want to become the world's best Saxophone player...!!" Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck...which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai.

    (Source: MU)

  • Giji Harem (6 vol) by Saitou, Yuu

    Giji Harem

    Eiji Kitahama, a second year high school student, just wants to be popular. To help him realize this dream, Rin Nanakura, his junior in the drama club, uses her acting skills to create a harem of loving girls for him. Though the various "girls" all show fondness toward Eiji, the affection of the actress behind them is very real. Rin's colorful acting continuously delights Eiji, but will the starlet herself ever make her way into his heart?

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid (16 vol) by Inoue, Koharu

    Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid

    Cursed by a witch as a child, a young duke gained the unwanted power to kill every living thing he touches. Forced to move away from his family and into a large mansion deep in the woods, the duke is treated as if he does not exist and is continually shunned by his peers.

    However, he is not entirely alone. Rob and Alice, his butler and maid, are always by his side. Alice loves to tease him, and as their relationship grows, the duke makes it his goal to break free from his deadly curse. Of course, he is going to need some help, and who better to do this than the various inhabitants of the supernatural?

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Kaketa Tsuki to Doughnut (4 vol) by Usui, Shio

    Kaketa Tsuki to Doughnut

    Pressured by her friends and family to fall in love, office worker Hinako Uno puts a lot of effort into her appearance and demeanor in order to fit into the image of "an ideal young woman." She believes that if she is able to make someone fall in love with her, then she can love herself in return—but this does not turn out to be the case. After rejecting another confession, Hinako feels like a flawed human for being unable to love.

    Concurrently, Hinako's senior at work Asahi Satou becomes her sister's official guardian and the family's breadwinner after their last living relative dies. Wanting to provide for her sister as best as she can, she pays no attention to matters she deems unnecessary, such as love.

    One night, as Hinako cries on a bench, Asahi bumps into her and offers her a bag of doughnuts as consolation. Sharing a moment of vulnerability, they open up to one another, marking the start of a relationship that might just be what both women needed.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Colorless (7 vol) by KENT


    An enormous solar flare caused the planet to lose all of its colors. Humans are deformed and declining in numbers. The key to reclaiming the old world lies within the power hidden in "color," and one "girl." Knowing that the few remnants of colors in the world yield a great power, Avidia, who is conducting research while protecting a girl named Chie, uses the colors to expand his own power, and throws himself in a battle against the Cult.

    (Source: Leed-sha, translated)

  • Majo (2 vol) by Igarashi, Daisuke


    On a visit to a city in the far west of Asia, a British girl named Nicola falls in love. The object of her affection is Mimar, a man who works at the city's bazaar—yet despite her attempts, he turns her down. Upon returning home to England, the ache of her unrequited love festers. After years spent obtaining wealth, fame, and the Secret of the World, Nicola returns to the bazaar to exact her deadly revenge upon Mimar and those he holds dearest.

    (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

  • Hiraeth wa Tabiji no Hate (3 vol) by Kamatani, Yuhki

    Hiraeth wa Tabiji no Hate

    What lies beyond death? Mika, an energetic teenage girl, will soon discover the answer for herself. Struggling to overcome the loss of her best friend, Mika ceases to find meaning in her life and decides to die by suicide in an effort to chase after her friend in death. However, her fate takes an unexpected turn when an immortal human, accompanied by a god, prevents her from dying.

    After learning about the existence of the afterlife from the god, Mika determines on a new goal: to join the two eccentric individuals on a journey to the world of the dead—in hopes of seeing her best friend once more.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Dareka wo Norowazu ni Irarenai Kono Sekai de (4 vol) by Uruma, Natsuko (Art), Koba, Kensuke (Story)

    Dareka wo Norowazu ni Irarenai Kono Sekai de

    It was just an ordinary day at Yami High... until it wasn't. A ringing cell phone and the splatter of blood marked the beginning of a deadly game. The rules: Contractor Mikiya has thirty days to curse-kill thirty people-or meet a fate worse than death. On the other side, Curse-Breaker Saeyama must identify the killer... without falling prey to one of Mikiya’s curse-kills. Only time will tell who will emerge victorious...

    (Source: Yen Press)

  • Lost Lad London (3 vol) by Shinya, Shima

    Lost Lad London

    The mayor of London was murdered on the subway. Al, an ordinary college student who happened to get on the same train, and Ellis, a detective with a reason, are involved in the investigation of the murder case. The incident draws them together, bringing a start to a strange fate.

    (Source: Kadokawa, translated)

  • Yuki no Yousei (1 vol) by Serizawa, Tomo

    Yuki no Yousei

    Haruki Homura lives in solitude in the snowy countryside of Hokkaido. Hiding all his emotions in his lonely heart, he can not help but detest the bleak, colorless world around him.

    One day, Haruki meets the outgoing photographer Akihito Narumi, who came from Tokyo to capture the elusive snow fairies with his camera. With no place to stay amidst the snowy conditions, Haruki decides to let Narumi stay at his house for the winter. As the affable photographer cracks open his host's frozen heart, Haruki slowly warms up to the beauty of the world around him. Gradually developing a close bond, these polar opposites begin to dread the arrival of spring, as their time together will come to an end once the cold winter passes.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Asper Kanojo (12 vol) by Hagimoto, Souhachi (Story), Morita, Renji (Art)

    Asper Kanojo

    Yokoi Taku has trouble getting along with people, so he moved to Tokyo as soon as he graduated from high school. He now lives alone, making a living by delivering newspapers and drawing doujinshi, though people totally ignore his non-erotic works. One day, a girl named Saitou Megumi suddenly shows up at his door, claiming that she came all the way from Tottori to meet him because she's a big fan of one of his doujinshi. It ends up that she has faced many hardships herself, and with no intention of leaving, she ends up living with him.

    [Written by Denji]

  • Yukionna to Kani wo Kuu (9 vol) by Gino0808

    Yukionna to Kani wo Kuu

    As the cicadas chirp on a hot summer day, a man prepares to hang himself in his apartment. Unable to follow through with his plan, he lazes about and watches television to pass the time. However, when a special program about seafood from Hokkaido comes on, the man realizes that he has never once eaten crab. Determined to partake in the luxurious cuisine before his life ends, the man plans to travel to Hokkaido using the last of his money.

    Unfortunately, the trip costs a bit more than he expected. Unemployed and lacking any valuable possessions to speak of, the man ponders taking out a loan. While wandering around lost in thought, he bumps into a high-class housewife. Taking notice of the grand diamond ring on her finger, the man makes up his mind. Deciding that robbery is his best bet, he trails the woman and forces himself into her house. And yet, before he even has the chance to extort her valuables from her, the woman offers him both her cash and her body.

    [Written by MAL Rewrite]

  • Watashi no Kobushi wo Uketomete! (4 vol) by murata

    Watashi no Kobushi wo Uketomete!

    During her high school years, Takebe was the top dog at her school. But with her old friends now living as happy riajuu, Takebe was faced with an impending sense of crisis. Takebe thus resolved herself to quit delinquency, but the result of that was a fated meeting with her old rival, Soramori. Losing a fist-fight against Soramori, for some reason or other Takebe was now dating her. What kind of relationship did the two of them have back in high school? And would Takebe ever manage to graduate from delinquency...!?

    (Source: Kadokawa, translated)

  • Majo no Geboku to Maou no Tsuno (16 vol) by Mochi

    Majo no Geboku to Maou no Tsuno

    Arsenio, the loyal servant of a witch, receives an order from his master, and this one won't be easy. He is to retrieve a horn from the Demon Lord himself! But once he infiltrates the Demon Lord's castle, his expectations are immediately subverted: the Demon Lord appears nothing more than a mascot, and Arsenio catches him harassing a young, shapely girl...?! Will Arsenio be able to squeeze out a victory? Or is something else getting the squeeze first?

    (Source: Square Enix)

  • Oooku (19 vol) by Yoshinaga, Fumi


    In Edo period Japan (1603 to 1868), a strange new disease called the Redface Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen to a quarter of the total female population. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the Shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected and the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the Shogun's Inner Chambers.

    (Source: VIZ Media)

  • Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru (8 vol) by Fujizawa, Moyashi

    Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru

    Shizuka Yamauchi, 25, housekeeper. Makiko Mitarai, 46, amateur model and perfect housewife. Though strangers on the outside, the two share a past—one Shizuka feels she needs to set right, to bring her mother justice. But Makiko has secrets of her own, and Shizuka will need to tread carefully if she's to get to the bottom of it all...without getting burned.

    (Source: Kodansha USA)

  • Aoi Horus no Hitomi: Dansou no Joou no Monogatari (9 vol) by Inudou, Chie

    Aoi Horus no Hitomi: Dansou no Joou no Monogatari

    It's the beginning of a new era in the Egypt of pharaohs: the marriage of the young Hatchepsout and her half-brother Sethi make him the legitimate heir to the throne, under the name of Toutmosis III. Ambassadors of the gods on Earth, they shine to their people and seem at first glance like the perfect couple. However, under her mask of a perfect wife, Hatchepsout hides a deep rage... She doesn't want to just be queen, but to become the pharaoh, like her father!

    As a child, she humiliated Sethi in sword combat, and nobody can beat her in shooting arrow. Why can't she achieve the greatest rank, just for being born a woman? Hatchepsout will start a war against the traditions of one of the most splendorous cultures in the world!

    (Source: Manga-News)

  • Ouji ga Watashi wo Akiramenai! (12 vol) by Asada, Nikki

    Ouji ga Watashi wo Akiramenai!

    Once upon a time there was a wonderful prince… A super rich and handsome prince with a genius IQ of 350, extraordinary physical prowess… An outrageously overpowered super star…!! What will happen when this ridiculously overpowered ultra-high spec boy and a certain ultra-level-headed ordinary girl meet…?!

    (Source: Aqua Scans)