You Should Read This Manga 2023: Nominate now!


You Should Read This Manga 2023: Nominate now!

You Should Read This Manga 2023: Nominate now!

Published: Feb 1, 2023

Updated: Feb 1, 2023


Annual manga lists, such as the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" rankings and Manga Taisho Award, are a great way to find new manga to read. There is only one problem: many of the titles which appear in these lists have yet to be licensed overseas (and aren't guaranteed to ever be).

"You Should Read This Manga" aims to create an annual manga discovery list for the international fan. Passionate manga readers—MAL members, bookstore employees, and more—can nominate any title that has recently been licensed and released outside Japan. While this doesn't guarantee all finalist manga will be available in every region, it greatly increases the probability for it to be licensed (now or later).

Are you passionate about manga? Send us your nominations!

Deadline: February 27, 2023 7:00 pm (PT)

Nomination Criteria

You can nominate up to 5 titles for the main "You Should Read This Manga" list, and up to 3 titles for each subcategory. The criteria for the main list also applies to the subcategory lists.

"You Should Read This Manga" (main)

Since our goal is to spotlight relatively new and unknown manga available to the international fan, there are few conditions for nominations:

  • At least one volume of the manga was published overseas in 2022.
  • The manga's Rank & Popularity on MAL are both under #50.
  • You really want to recommend this manga to a friend!

"Should be anime" (sub)

  • Cannot have an anime adaptation released in the last 5 years.

"Best for beginners" (sub)

  • Can easily be enjoyed by new manga readers (e.g. who have read 5 titles or less).

"Unique art/story" (sub)

  • For well-versed manga readers who are looking for something fresh.

How to Nominate

  • This page is for MAL member nominations, so you must be logged into your MAL account to access the form.

  • Once you're logged in, you can easily cross-check your completed manga list with the eligible titles.

  • After you've chosen your nominations, send them our way using the form below!

Missing Manga?

Was a manga published in your region during 2022, but you don't see it in the eligible manga list? Please use the form below to let us know and we'll have it added ASAP. You can still send in your nomination without waiting for it to appear!

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