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)
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.
Since our goal is to spotlight relatively new and unknown manga available to the international fan, there are few conditions for nominations:
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!
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!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO NOMINATE.
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The period for submitting manga nomination period begins January 31, 2023 at 17:00, and will continue until February 27, 2023 at 19:00 (PT). Operator serves the right to extend the event time and amend these Terms and Conditions accordingly.
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You Should Read This Manga is a new yearly manga discovery list created for (and by) the international fan.
For over a century, the mission of Kodansha has been to achieve the impossible through books, manga, and more. In particular, manga have a unique ability to express ideas and stories that can't be done in any other medium, and with that in mind, the Kodansha USA Publishing team would like to present you with their top picks for imaginative, inspiring, and mind-bending manga titles—the types of impossible stories that you can only find from Kodansha.
Thank you to everyone who participated in MAL Yearbook 2023.