Top 5 Manga’s Like Jujutsu Kaisen To Read In 2024

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Jujutsu Kaisen has taken the anime and manga world by storm and how.  The world of shonen manga offers a treasure trove of titles that capture the thrilling essence of Jujutsu Kaisen.

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Top 5 Manga’s Like Jujutsu Kaisen

5. Undead Unluck

Undead Unlock manga cover
Undead Unluck | © Shonen Jump
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Demographic: Shonen
  • Serialization: Shonen Jump (Weekly)
  • Authors: Yoshifumi Tozuka (Story & Art)

This unique shonen series takes the concept of “cursed abilities” to a whole new level, with a hilarious twist.

Fuuko Izumo is plagued by the misfortune of bringing death to anyone she touches. Despondent and ready to end her life, she encounters Andy, an undead man who can’t seem to die no matter what. An unlikely partnership forms as Fuuko seeks to use her “unluck” to finally kill Andy, while he, in turn, seeks a way to truly die. Together, they become entangled in a larger conflict involving an organization interested in their unique abilities.

Undead Unluck’s greatest strength lies in its fantastic comedic timing and the dynamic between its two protagonists. Fuuko’s constant misfortune and Andy’s deadpan humor create a hilarious synergy that keeps the story entertaining. However, beneath the comedic surface lies a surprisingly emotional narrative that explores themes of loneliness, acceptance, and the value of life.

4. Dandadan

Dandadan manga cover
Dandadan | © Shonen Jump
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Demographic: Shonen
  • Serialization: Shonen Jump+
  • Authors: Yukinobu Tatsu (Story & Art)

Momo Ayase and a nameless occult enthusiast find themselves entangled in bizarre events after a heated debate about whether ghosts or aliens exist. Turns out, both are very real. Now, Momo, armed with an alien power that disrupts electronic devices, and the occult-obsessed boy, wielding a mystical spear, must team up to confront the strange and dangerous world that has unfolded before them and face off against a mysterious organization.

Dandadan’s brilliance lies in its ability to seamlessly blend seemingly disparate genres. One moment you’re laughing at the hilarious banter between the mismatched protagonists, and the next you’re on the edge of your seat as they confront a terrifying supernatural entity. 

3. Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho manga cover
Yu Yu Hakusho | © Shonen Jump
  • Status: Finished
  • Genres: Action, Award Winning, Comedy, Drama, Supernatural
  • Demographic: Shonen
  • Serialization: Shonen Jump (Weekly)
  • Authors: Yoshihiro Togashi (Story & Art)

Yuusuke Urameshi, our initially delinquent protagonist, gets a second chance at life after a heroic act of self-sacrifice. Reborn as a Spirit Detective, Yuusuke is tasked with battling demons and maintaining the balance between the human world and the Spirit World. Accompanied by a colorful cast of allies, including the spirit fox Kurama and the stoic swordsman Hiei, Yuusuke undergoes a compelling character arc, evolving from a delinquent into a responsible hero.

Yu Yu Hakusho’s strength lies in its perfect blend of genres. It seamlessly weaves supernatural battles with hilarious comedic moments and heartwarming character development. If you’re looking for a classic shounen that offers a satisfying blend of action, humor, and emotional depth, Yu Yu Hakusho is a timeless treasure.

2. Ao No Exorcist

Ao No Exorcist manga cover
Ao No Exorcist | © Shonen Jump
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
  • Demographic: Shonen
  • Serialization: Jump SQ.
  • Authors: Kazue Katou (Story & Art)

Ao No Exorcist by Kazue Katou offers a similar blend of action, fantasy, and school life, with a dash of mythology thrown in for good measure.

Rin Okumura, our protagonist, harbors a dark secret – he’s the son of Satan. After a confrontation with his foster father, Rin discovers his demonic heritage and awakens his fiery powers. Seeking revenge and a place to belong, he enrolls in True Cross Academy, a prestigious institution dedicated to training exorcists.

Ao No Exorcist thrives on the classic “fish-out-of-water” trope. Rin, with his hotheaded personality and demonic lineage, struggles to fit in with his classmates while mastering his newfound powers.

1. Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man manga cover
Chainsaw Man | © Shonen Jump
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Genres: Action, Award Winning, Supernatural
  • Demographic: Shonen
  • Serialization: Shonen Jump+
  • Authors: Fujimoto, Tatsuki (Story & Art)

Topping our list is the critically acclaimed Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto. Denji, our chainsaw-wielding anti-hero, is far from the idealistic hero. Burdened by crushing debt and forced into a life of devil hunting, Denji’s motivation is refreshingly straightforward – a life of normalcy and a chance to experience teenage pleasures. But fate, as it often does in Shounen, has other plans. A devilish pact with his chainsaw pet Pochita grants Denji incredible power, propelling him into a world of devil hunters and deadly missions.

Chainsaw Man excels in its breakneck pacing, delivering jaw-dropping action sequences and unpredictable plot twists. Fujimoto’s art style is both dynamic and detailed, perfectly capturing the grotesque nature of devils and the frenzied intensity of Denji’s chainsaw transformations.

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