Game Manga has been popular at an all-time high because it caters to a lot of the popular manga audience. There are anime, manga, webtoons, and Light Novels, which are based on video games or have video game-like plots in their stories.
But today, we will be specifically only talking about game manga. There are many interesting game manga series all over, and we will be looking at some of the top game manga of all time.
Some of these manga are also adaptations of stories from video games, which are highly popular too. With everything out of the way, let us get into the ranking of the top 15 game manga of all time.
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Top 15 Best Game Manga Of All Time
15) World of Leadale
Starting in the 15th position, we have World of Leadale manga, which also has an anime and a Light Novel series. The manga series also only started to release, after the release of the anime.
The story follows the story of Cayna, who is teleported to her game world Leadale. She was on her deathbed when it happened, and 200 years had already passed in Leadale since she last logged in.
What changes the Leadale world has for her, and how she teleports to Leadale, forms the crux of the story.
14) Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Primarily a Light novel series, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear also has an anime series as well. This is the story of Yuna, who is aged 15 and is a very hardcore gamer at that. One certain day, she gets a present of a Bear outfit from one of the chests.
She doesn’t want to wear it because it is embarrassing. But, suddenly she finds herself teleported to the world of her game, along with beat suit equipped. How does Yuna now escape from this predicament and will she be able to solve the mystery behind this incident?
13) Skeleton Knight in Another World
Arc is a gamer, who had been playing online games, till he collapsed. But suddenly, he finds himself in the shoes of the same character of the online game, which he had been playing.
All of his special powers, and abilities also stay the same as his game character. The only twist to this is that his game character is a Skeleton in Knight Armor. Now, Arc must navigate through the horrors and mysteries of this game, to learn about the truth of how he landed in this game.
12) The New Gate
Shin is one of the many players, who have been trapped in this life-and-death online game called The New Gate. With all of his strength, Shin does manage to clear the game, which frees all of the trapped players.
But, Shin is still isn’t freed as he is swallowed by a bright light. And weirdly enough, he finds himself in the same game universe, but only this time, 500 years had already passed in the game. Can Shin truly uncover the mystery behind this incident, is the rest of the story?
11) Devil May Cry 3
Devil May Cry manga has been officially recognized as the prequel manga to the Devil May Cry 3 Game. The game is widely known and recognized as one of the best fighting games of all time.
This manga brings life to some of our favorite characters and is set a year before the game. It slowly explores the relationship between Dante and Vergil, and the reason behind their rivalry too.
10) Persona 5
Persona 5 manga is the story of the character Akira Kurusu, who had transferred to Tokyo, following an incident involving him. In Tokyo, he finds a mysterious app on his phone, that lets him access a different world, where he unlocks a power called Persona.
This world was also created by the hearts of corrupt adults. Akira, along with his friends Ryuuji Takamoto and Anne Takamaki now take it upon themselves to steal these corrupt hearts of adults, and improve society in this manner.
9) Endo and Kobayashi’s Live Commentary on the Villainess
Endo and Kobayashi, are just normal high school students. Kobayashi is also a fan of a famous otome game, and a Tsundere Villainess character, Liesolotte in the game. One day, she also persuades Endo to play the game along with her.
When they are playing the game, both of them understand that their voices were even heard by the characters in the game. Can Endo and Kobayashi now team up to change the sad ending of the Otome game?
8) Log Horizon
The Elder Tales was a very popular and famous game, which was considered a fun pastime for many players. However, with the update of the 12th expansion pack, none of the players can log out of the game now.
Even if the players are dead, they are still unable to log out. In this vast game world, the main character Shiroe now sets out to unlock the mystery of this game. Will Shiroe and the other players be able to log out? Read on more to find out.
Unfortunately, the manga only has one volume available for now. But, you can try the Light Novel series, where it’s adapted from, or the 3 Seasons of anime which are currently available.
Yggdrasil, a very popular MMO Game, has just announced that it will be shutting down. However, the protagonist Momonga keeps on playing the game and is waiting for forced logout.
This does not happen, but rather Momonga gets transported into an unknown new world, with his skeleton character Ainz. He must now travel through this unknown world, to reveal all the mysteries behind this game.
If we are talking about game manga, then definitely Yu-Gi-Oh should be on this list. It is the original and the most popular card game-related anime and manga since it had released.
The story follows the life of Yugi, a 10th-grader. After solving a millennium puzzle, the King of Games is awakened and possesses Yugi. This starts their journeys, with all of the interesting card and intelligence battles.
5) Darwin’s Game
Sudou Kaname is a normal high-school-going student, but this is only till he receives an invitation to a game from one of his classmates. He gets the invitation to the game Darwin’s Game, on his mobile.
However, unbeknownst to him is that this game is more sinister than he thinks. After trying the game, he also understands that there is no way to quit the game, as he needs to survive this hellish game now.
4) Accel World
Accel World follows the story of Haruyuki Arita, a fat and chubby kid who is always bullied by his classmates. That is only till he meets the beautiful Kuroyukihime, a senior from his school.
Arita then dives into the Brain Burst, and then the accelerated world, thanks to her help. This is Arita’s only way, to be able to live a happy life, free from all of his bullies at his school.
This is also another manga, and Light Novel series, written by the same author of Sword Art Online, Reki Kawahara.
3) No Game no Life
Sora and Shiro, are siblings, shut-ins, and also a pair of gamers called the Blank. They are called unbeatable gamers, as they haven’t lost to anyone, in any online game.
One certain day, they receive a special invitation to a chess match from God. They defeat the God in this chess match, and later also get a special invitation from him to join the World of Games.
Both of them get summoned to this universe, where everything is settled with games only. No matter the dispute or war, it should only be resolved with games. How will the siblings now fare in this World of Games?
2) I’m Standing on a Million Lives
Yotsuya Yuusuke is teleported to a parallel world, along with his classmates Shindou and Hakozaki. In this strange world, they meet someone called a Game Master, who gives them quests that they have to complete.
They cannot go out of this game-like world, during the duration of these quests. All three of them are also granted different occupations, to deal with the task at hand. However, there are still a lot of mysteries, and secrets the trio has to uncover. Will they be able to clear all of the quests and make it to Earth safely?
1) Sword Art Online
The most awaited game Sword Art Online had just dropped, and 10,000 players have gotten their copy of the game, to play it. But, when some of the players try to quit the game, they realize that there is no logout button.
Just at that time, the creator of the game says that if anyone dies in the game, they die in the real world too. The only way people can log out is by clearing all the 100 floors, in Aincrad.
Kirito was a beta-tester of this game, who must now start his journey to clear this hellish game of life and death. Although he does find trustworthy allies, there are also sinister people and secrets awaiting all of the players.
This marks the end of our ranking article on the Top 15 Game manga with an interesting plot. For similar content, make sure to check some of our other articles over here.
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Eswar Keshav is an ardent anime fan for more than a decade. Along with this, he also has been following anime and manga updates for years. He is also enthusiastic and passionate when it comes to writing about his favorite things. Combining his love for writing and his love for anime and manga, his articles speak of his love for the genre.