At LAN, we pride ourselves on diving deep into the vast world of manga to bring you hidden gems that often go unnoticed. While many outlets might rehash the same 10-20 popular titles, we’re dedicated to introducing you to new and niche picks that offer profound philosophical insights. Here are our top 5 philosophical manga that you’ve probably never heard of, but definitely should check out:

5. “I sold my life for ten thousand yen per year.

i sold my life for 10,000 yen per year thumbnail
Volume 1 cover, featuring the heroine of the story

Alternate Title: Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen ni Tsuki, Ichimanen de.

We personally reviewed this title here on LAN!

In a world where everything has a price, what’s the value of a human life? Kusunoki, a young man struggling with poverty, discovers a unique store that offers to buy lifespan, time, and health. Selling 30 years of his life leaves him with just three months to live, and the story follows his introspective journey as he grapples with past regrets and seeks to understand the true value of existence. With themes touching on the worth of life, societal value judgments, and the essence of happiness, this manga delves deep into existential questions that resonate with all of us.

4. “The Ruins of the Fire that Bind Us

the ruins of the fire that bind us musubaru yakeato volume 1 thumbnail manga
One of the protagonists, as featured on Volume 1

Set in post-war Japan in 1945, this manga paints a vivid picture of a nation and its people, both physically and emotionally scarred. The narrative revolves around men who harbor unresolved feelings and past traumas. As they navigate a world tainted by racism, revenge, bigotry, and stoicism, readers are invited to reflect on the lasting impacts of war and the complexities of human nature. With its ongoing status, the story promises to unravel more philosophical layers in the chapters to come.

3. “The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún

the girl from the other side thumbnail
Shiva (left) and Sensei (Right)

Alternate titles: Foreign Girl, Totsukuni no Shoujo

We personally reviewed this title here on LAN!

This beautifully crafted tale juxtaposes light and darkness, insiders and outsiders, and the blurred lines between good and evil. Shiva, a young girl, finds herself in the care of an Outsider named Sensei. Their bond, though touching, is fraught with danger due to the curse that separates their worlds. As they navigate societal prejudices, discrimination, and the concept of found families, the story also touches on the heart-wrenching theme of dementia, making it a poignant read that challenges our perceptions.

2. “Death Row Inmate 042

shikeishuu 042 volume 1 cover
Ryouhei, the named Prisoner 042

Alternate title: Shikeishuu 042

Can a person truly change? This is the central question posed by “Shikeishuu 042”. The story follows prisoner number 042, a death row inmate chosen for an experimental program aimed at reintegrating convicts into society. With a chip implanted to monitor his emotions, he’s placed in a high school setting, leading to a series of events that challenge societal perceptions of rehabilitation, incarceration, and the stigmas faced by former convicts. It’s a thought-provoking exploration of redemption, second chances, and the human capacity for change.

1. “From Now On We Begin Ethics.

we shall now begin ethics koko wa ima kara rinri desu volume 1
Takayanagi Sensei

Alternate titles: We Shall Now Begin Ethics, Koko wa Ima kara Rinri desu.

High school is often a time of self-discovery, and for the students in Takayanagi’s ethics class, it’s also a journey into the complex world of moral philosophy. Covering a wide range of topics from sex and drug use to mental illness and PTSD, this manga doesn’t shy away from the hard-hitting issues that today’s youth face. Through engaging lessons and heartfelt interactions, readers are encouraged to question societal norms and reflect on their own beliefs and values.


In conclusion, these manga titles not only entertain but also challenge readers to think deeply about the world around them. Dive into these stories and embark on a philosophical journey like no other.

Check out some more of our toplists:
Top 10 Most Iconic Tsundere Characters Of All Time Ranked
Top 5 Romantic Anime Movies You Need To Watch With Your Partner
Top 10 Anime Girls Who Didn’t Win the Protagonist’s Heart

on bbc news
on hindi news
on the news today
on channel 7 news
ôrf news
campo grande news ônibus
ôpera news
campo grande news greve de ônibus
l1 news horário dos ônibus
l1 news ônibus
lago azul news ônibus
news österreich
news österreich heute
news österreich aktuell
news öffentlicher dienst
news österreich corona
news öl
news österreich orf
news ö3
news österreich heute aktuell
news österreich sport
ö24 news
ölpreis news
öbb news
ösv news
österreich news krone
övp news
özil news
öffentlicher dienst news 2023
österreich promi news

By frdlv

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *