If you’re looking for a manga with intense storylines and strong, motivated characters, this list is for you. Revenge manga has some of the best plotlines in the history of manga, so you can’t put it down no matter how hard you try.
This list features a mix of funny revenge manga with a hint of romance, titles filled with action, and even titles related to the isekai genre. All these titles are amazing, so if revenge manga is your thing, you should read them all!
20. The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap (Kureha, 2017 – Present)
Ruri Morikawa is a high school girl who has always been wary of her friend, Asahi. Despite trying her best to get away from Asahi, she gets transported into another world alongside her.
Everyone in the kingdom praises Asahi as a shrine maiden. In contrast, Ruri is considered useless and is thrown out of the kingdom into a forest. Luckily, Ruri has strong magical powers, surrounded by spirits who love and protect her.
Ruri begins living with a witch who trains her magic abilities. She’s determined to become strong so she can take her revenge. But life takes another huge turn when Ruri comes across a bracelet that can turn her into a white cat. Ruri is in the Land of Dragons, where she is mistaken as a magical cat by the king, and she’s taken into the castle where her life as a fluffy, white cat begins.
But how will Ruri take her revenge while hiding her identity and resting in the king’s lap?
Find volume 1 of this series here on Amazon: The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap: Volume 1
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19. The Kingdoms of Ruin (yoruhashi, 2019 – Present)
God created witches to help humans, so for years, witches lovingly aided humans. However, the expansion of scientific gear worldwide caused the empire to deem magic and witches useless. The empire’s king decided to use technology to end all magic by hunting all witches.
A top-class ice magic witch, Chloe, attempts to escape the country with her disciple, Adonis when they are captured and transported to a crowd and the king. Adonis is only a child when he has to watch his beloved mentor be stripped naked and brutally killed, a sight that will haunt him forever.
He’s locked away for ten years until he’s finally accidentally released. Filled with endless hate for the empire, Adonis aims to crush anyone to get revenge. But can he succeed with the advancement of technology and armies against him?
Check out the first volume of this series on Amazon here: The Kingdoms of Ruin Vol. 1
You can see other volumes in series here: The Kingdoms of Ruin manga series
18. The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time (Nero Kizuka, 2018 – Present)
Kaito Ukei is summoned as a “hero” in another world. He tries his best to survive and serve others. Yet, he is deceived and betrayed and then murdered. In the last moments of his life, he swears to take revenge against all. This activates the Holy Sword of Vengeance.
Ukei is then brought back to when he was initially called to this world. He wastes no time, attacks all the soldiers in the room, and tortures the princess, Alesia. That begins Ukei’s bloody journey of revenge. It turns out that his past time in the world was his “tutorial period,” and he now has knowledge that no one thinks he does. Can anyone stop Ukei from torturing the kings, nobles, and everyone else to finally achieve revenge, especially when he won’t let them have a quick death?
Find the volume 1 of this manga here on Amazon: The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a Second Time, Vol. 1 (manga)
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17. Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells (Kaoru Shinozaki & Keyaki Uchi- Uchi, 2019 – Present)
Touka Mimori and his entire class are transported into a new world by a Goddess called Vysis. She claims she’s called them into this world as heroes to defeat the demon lord. The entire class is granted superpowers and ranks, but Mimori is ranked the lowest, with an E rank.
The goddess decides to dispose of Mimori because he is useless and a hindrance to other heroes. She turns all his classmates against him, and they all also agree that he should be killed.
Afterward, Mimori finds himself locked up in a dungeon filled with monsters. Surprisingly, he has been granted three skills, paralysis, sleep, and poison. Mimori decides to use and polish his skills to power up and take revenge on the evil goddess who chose to throw Mimori’s life away. But is it possible for this lowest-ranked hero to take revenge on a goddess?
Take a look at volume 1 here on Amazon: Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells (Manga) Vol. 1
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16. Lone Wolf and Cub (Kazuo Koike, 1970 – 1976)
Ittō Ogami was a former Shogunate’s chief executioner until everything he had was taken away from him. His status was stripped away as he was accused of treason. He returns home to find his whole family and wife, Azami, murdered. With only his son, Daigorō left alive, Ittō sets on a path to take revenge against the Yagyū Clan, which ruined his life to take control over his position.
Ittō, with his toddler son, begins traveling across the country as an assassin. He successfully carries out his missions and becomes known as the “Lone Wolf and Cub.” Can Ittō succeed in destroying the powerful Yagyū Clan, although he has almost nothing left?
Lone Wolf and Cub is one of the oldest revenge manga but remains one of the best.
You can find volume 1 of Lone Wolf and Cub on Amazon here: Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1: Assassin’s Road
However, you can get volume 1 of the omnibus edition which has over 700 pages here: Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 1
A 6-book set of the omnibus edition can also be found here: Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Edition 6-book Manga Set Vol. 1-6
Other volumes of this series can be found here: Lone Wolf and Cub manga series
15. Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Hazuki Takeoka, 2012 – 2018)
Masamune Makabe is an ideal student. He’s good-looking, intelligent, and good at sports. He transfers to a new high school and quickly becomes popular because of his attractive looks and social skills. But Makabe has a secret no one knows about; he used to be overweight and was constantly bullied.
After being rejected by his crush, Aki Adagaki, and being nicknamed “pig legs” by her, Makabe works hard to become fit. He even changes his name so his past would be left behind. He has only one purpose: to get revenge on Adagaki by making her fall in love with him and then rejecting her.
His plans to get closer to Adagaki in school are going well until he receives a secret letter with “pig legs” written on it. Who’s this mysterious person who knows Makabe’s secret? Will his revenge plan be ruined, or will things take another interesting turn?
Check out volume 1 of Masamune-Kun’s Revenge on Amazon: Masamune-kun’s Revenge Vol. 1
You can find other volumes here: Masamune-Kun’s Revenge manga series
14. Skip Beat! (Yoshiki Nakamura, 2002 – Present)
Kyōko Mogami is a sixteen-year-old girl who is madly in love with her childhood friend, Shōtarō Fuwa. When Shōtarō decides to go to Tokyo to pursue his career in showbiz, Kyōko also chooses to go along with him. She leaves school and works all day in Tokyo to pay for her and Shō’s expenses.
One day, Kyōko hears a conversation between Shō and his manager and finds out he considers her nothing more than a mere maid and thinks of her as too “plain and boring.” This turns her life upside down as she begins hating Shō and decides to do anything to take revenge on him.
Kyōko is convinced to join showbiz. But with no previous experience in acting or singing, how will she succeed? Will a showbiz agency give her a chance to shine and show her worth much more than Shō ever imagined?
You can check out volume 1 of Skip Beat! on Amazon here: Skip Beat!, Vol. 1
A 3-in-1 version can also be found here for volume 1: Skip·Beat!, (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3
You can check out other volumes of this manga here: Skip Beat! manga series
13. Goblin Slayer (Kōsuke Kurose, 2016 – Present)
Goblins are considered the weakest and dumbest of all races. Hence, inexperienced adventurers confidently take missions to kill these creatures. That being said, goblins are very vicious and heartless.
Similarly, a beginner priestess joins a party of three to kill goblins in a cave. They think they will win until a group of goblins attack them and brutally kill all of them, except the priestess, who escapes the scene.
Suddenly, a man called Goblin Slayer enters the cave, saves the priestess, kills all the goblins in the area, and saves the abducted women.
That begins the priestess’s journey with the Goblin Slayer, whose only motive in life is to take revenge on goblins for attacking his village and killing his loved ones. He’s a high-ranked goblin slayer determined to exterminate the race of goblins. Can he exterminate this massive race of goblins and overcome the dangers which await him?
Volume 1 of this fun series can be found on Amazon: Goblin Slayer, Vol. 1 (manga)
A 10-volume set of this series can be found here: Goblin Slayer Manga Set Vol. 1-10
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12. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Ichirō Ōkouchi, 2006 – 2010)
Lelouch is the prince of the Royal Britannia family. As a child, his mother was murdered, which caused his sister to become blind. Lelouch and his sister are sent to Japan, after which Britannia takes Japan over and renames it “Area 11.”
As a child, Lelouch vows to take revenge against his father for not taking action against his mother’s murderer. However, he loses hope and continues living as an ordinary high school student until he’s caught up in a terrorist attack and encounters a mysterious girl named C.C.
C.C. grants him the power of “Geass,” which allows Lelouch to command anyone to do whatever he wants by looking into their eyes. Using this power, Lelouch decides to create his terrorist organization and work secretly as a vigilante called “zero” to destroy the Britannia.
Lelouch’s journey of revenge becomes much more complicated as he has to fight against people close to him and even lose them. How far can Lelouch go to achieve his revenge?
The first volume of this series can be found on Amazon here: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Vol. 1
Other volumes of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion can be found here: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion manga series
11. Blade of the Immortal (Hiroaki Samura, 1993 – 2012)
The plot takes place in feudal Japan, where a man named “Manji” is famous for killing a hundred innocent men. Manji is a skilled samurai who’s immortal because an eight-hundred-year-old woman, Yaobikuni, gave him special bloodworms to his body, quickly healing any wounds he gets, even if it’s a shot to his head.
Manji cannot die even if he wishes to. To repent for his sins, Manji decides to kill a thousand evil men, after which Yaobikuni will free him from his immortality.
Along his journey, Manji meets a young girl named Rin Asano, whose parents are killed by a group of strong swordsmen.
Rin pleads to Manji to be her bodyguard for four years to assist her in taking revenge on her parent’s murderers. This begins the dangerous journey of Manji and Rin, filled with violence and bloodshed as they struggle to attain revenge.
A deluxe, hardcover version of Blade of the Immortal volume 1 can be found here on Amazon: Blade of the Immortal Deluxe Volume 1
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10. Rising of the Sheild Hero (Aiya Kyū, 2014 – Present)
Naofumi is a cheerful twenty-year-old Otaku who is summoned into a fantasy world in the kingdom of Melromarc. He’s one of the four cardinal heroes who fight against “Waves” that can destroy the world.
Each hero has been given a weapon. But Naofumi is the only one given a shield, the group’s only defensive weapon, while the other three are given either a bow, sword, or spear.
Naofumi’s party is only joined by one member, who later lies and accuses him of sexual assault and steals all his money.
Naofumi is ridiculed in front of the whole kingdom and is opposed by the other heroes. Naofumi then begins to train on his own while earning money to meet ends. He buys a demi-human girl Raphtalia and a bird called Filo, with whom he begins to train and fight against enemies.
Together with his party members, can Naofumi improve his bad image in the country and take revenge against those who made his life miserable?
Volume 1 of this manga can be purchased on Amazon here: The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 01: The Manga Companion
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9. Seraph of the End (Takaya, Kagami, 2012 – Present)
Yūichirō Amane is an eight-year-old who lives at the Hyakuya Orphanage. One day, a pandemic suddenly broke, killing all humans aged 13 or older. The same day, vampires announced to take over the city and look after all the children.
Yūichirō, his best friend Mikaela, and the rest of the children at their orphanage are taken by the vampires. They must live in poor conditions under their oppression and provide blood to the vampires. Mikaela steals a gun and a city map from the mansion of one of the vampire nobles.
He tries to escape from the city with the rest of his family but gets caught, which results in everyone dying. Only Yūichirō could escape to the human world. Four years later, Yūichirō is a teenager who joins a military unit to eradicate the vampires. Yūichirō will do anything to take revenge against the vampires who murdered his family. Will he become strong enough to fight against these blood-sucking monsters?
Find the first volume of this amazing series here on Amazon: Seraph of the End, Vol. 1: Vampire Reign
Other volumes of this manga can be found here: Seraph of the End manga series
8. Fire Punch (Tatsuki Fujimoto, 2016 – 2018)
Fire Punch is set in a world where the weather has become so unbearably cold that just surviving becomes extremely difficult. Humans have started taking the most extreme measures for survival, including cannibalism.
In the middle of this chaos, two siblings Agni and his sister Luna live peacefully in their village. Agni and Luna are among the “blessed” ones who have superpowers. These siblings have regenerative powers, so Agni cuts his arms to provide “food” to his village.
One day, Doma, a man with the blessing to set unextinguishable fires on anyone or anything, burns down Agni’s village. Agni loses not only his village but Luna too. Although Agni is engulfed in flames, he survives because of his fast regenerative powers.
For years, Agni travels through the land while being engulfed with flames, with only one purpose; to avenge his sister by killing Doma. Can Agni survive the flames and enemy attacks until he meets Doma and finally takes revenge?
For more details about volume 1 of this manga, go to Amazon here: Fire Punch, Vol. 1
A 8-volume set containing volumes 1-8 can be found here: Fire Punch Series: Volume 1-8 Collection
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7. Black Butler (Yana Toboso, 2006 – Present)
On his tenth birthday, Ciel Phantomhive’s mansion is attacked by unidentified people who kill his mother, father, and dog. They kidnap Ciel and sell him to a demon-worshipping cult, where he is sexually and physically abused and is given a mark.
The cult then attempts to summon a demon by conducting a sacrificial ceremony. Ciel is waiting inside a cage to be used as a sacrifice. But when the demon arrives, he forms a contract with Ciel and kills all the cult members. Ciel tells the demon that his motive is to take revenge for his parent’s death, to which the demon agrees and asks for his soul as payment.
Ciel returns as the head of the Phantomhive family, taking over his father’s position, and the demon now called Sebastian stays with him as his butler. As the story progresses, mysteries unfold as this duo works together to achieve their goals.
You can find volume 1 of Black Butler here on Amazon: Black Butler, Vol. 1
You can also check out the 9-volume set here: Black Butler Manga Set Vol 1-9
Other volumes in this series can be found here: Black Butler manga series
6. Claymore (Norihiro, Yagi, 2001 – 2014)
Claymore is set in a world where monsters known as “Yoma” disguise themselves as humans to kill and eat them. Villages across the land are filled with despair from losing their friends and family and fear being eaten by Yoma. The Yoma are powerful creatures that humans cannot fight against, nor can they sense their presence.
The only one who can fight against Yoma is the organization called Claymore. Claymores are half-human, half-Yoma breeds that can sense and defeat the Yoma. Villagers pay the Claymore organization to come and kill the Yoma. However, the Claymores lose their human heart if they use their Yoma power too much.
The plot follows the story of Clare, a Claymore that carries out various missions to kill Yoma. Her purpose in life and reason for becoming a Claymore is to take revenge against those who took her loved ones away. Can Clare complete her life’s purpose while also saving her humanity?
Find the first volume of Claymore on Amazon: Claymore, Vol. 1
A complete, 27-volume set can be found here: Claymore Complete Box Set: Volumes 1-27 with Premium
You can also see more volumes of this manga here: Claymore manga series
5. Dorohedoro (Q Hayashida, 2000 – 2018)
In the Dorohedoro plot, a dark and dirty city known as “Hole” exists where humans reside. Sorcerers from outside often enter the Hole to practice magic on humans, leaving them wounded and affected.
Although the humans hate the sorcerers, they cannot stop themselves from being used as their practice materials. Among these humans in the Hole lies a unique duo, Caiman, a man with a reptile head, and his friend Nikaido. Caiman was a normal human until a sorcerer practiced magic on him and turned his head into a reptile, after which he lost all his memories.
Caiman and Nikaido together kill the sorcerers they come across. Surprisingly, Caiman is resistant to magic, which makes him dangerous to most sorcerers. Before killing anyone, Caiman puts the sorcerer inside his mouth and asks one question “What did the man inside say?”
If you’re wondering what this question means, check out this unique manga, and you won’t be disappointed!
Find volume 1 on Amazon: Dorohedoro, Vol. 1
A 6-volume bundle set can be found here: Dorohedoro Vol. 1-6 Bundle Set
If you want a even larger set, check out the 10-volume collection here: Dorohedoro Manga Collection, Vol 1-10
Other individual volumes are here: Dorohedoro manga series
4. Vinland Saga (Makoto Yukimara, 2005 – Present)
Vinland Saga is set in an era where the world is filled with Vikings engaging in wars and battles. Thorfinn is the son of one of the most skilled Vikings in the world. He’s a member of a mercenary band led by the Askeladd. Although Thorfinn works in his band and carries out his tasks, like killing army generals and fighting battles for Askeladd, his motives are much different.
Rather than fighting for a living or enjoyment, Thorfinn’s aim is revenge. When Thorfinn was a child, his father, Thors, was murdered by Askeladd. Thorfinn joined his band to become strong enough to challenge him to a duel and defeat him one day.
However, Thorfinn begins questioning his actions and dreams after growing up with Askeladd’s band and spending much of his teenage years in blood and violence. Is revenge indeed the aim of Thorfinn’s life?
Check out volume 1 of the hardcover edition on Amazon here: Vinland Saga 1
A 12-volume set can also be found here: Vinland Saga Manga Set, Vol. 1-12
Individual volumes in this series are located here: Vinland Saga manga series
3. Demon Slayer (Koyoharu Gotouge, 2016 – 2020)
Also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba, this manga follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a young, kindhearted, hardworking boy who goes down the mountains in winter to sell coal and feed his family. One day, Tanjiro stays overnight in a man’s home.
However, when he returns the next day, he finds his four siblings and mother brutally murdered. The only one to survive is his younger sister, Nezuko. When Nezuko attacks Tanjiro and a demon slayer named Giyu encounters them, Tanjiro discovers that his sister has been transformed into a demon.
Tanjiro must find a cure to return Nezuko’s humanity while also taking revenge against the demon who slaughtered his family and turned Nezuko into a demon. Tanjiro begins training to become a demon slayer to go up against the most powerful demon in the world. Will Tanjiro hunt down his family’s murderer or die in vain?
Find volume 1 of this iconic manga on Amazon: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
A 5-volume set can be found here: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol-1-5 Books Collection set
A complete, 23-volume box set is also available here: Demon Slayer Complete Box Set: Includes volumes 1-23 with premium
You can check out other individual volumes here: Demon Slayer manga series
2. Attack on Titan (Hajime Isayama, 2009 – 2021)
Also known as Shingeki no Kyojin, this series is set in a world where Titans emerged centuries ago. These titans are gigantic, and they crush and devour humans.
Most of the world’s population was killed by them, but the last of the few humans left settled in a place located within three protective walls.
These walls were tall enough to prevent Titans from entering, so humans lived peacefully for years inside of these walls until one day when a 60-meter-tall Titan broke the wall and entered. Three children, Armin, Eren, and Mikasa, experienced the trembling fear of being dominated by Titans. Eren even watched his mother be devoured in front of him. Everything was stolen from them.
A few years later, Eren joins the Survey Corps, the military which goes outside the walls to fight against Titans. Eren is determined to kill all the Titans so humanity can once again freely live outside the walls. Will Eren finally make the world safe for humans, or will the reality behind the Titans change his life once again?
Find volume 1 of Attack on Titan on Amazon here: Attack on Titan 1
An omnibus edition with volumes 1-3 is here: Attack on Titan Omnibus 1 (Vol. 1-3)
A collectable 4-volume set (containing volumes 1-13) can be found here: Attack on Titan Season 1 Part 1 Manga Box Set
Other volumes in this series is on Amazon here: Attack on Titan manga series
1. Berserk (Kentaro Miura, 1989 – 2021 & Kouji Mori, 2022 – Present)
Berserk is a dark fantasy manga that revolves around the protagonist, Guts. Guts were born after falling from the womb of his mother’s hanged body. His life continued to be traumatic and hurtful from his birth. Guts remained a lonely but skilled warrior until he joined the Band of the Hawk, a mercenary group led by Griffith.
Guts became the best fighter in the group, made friends, and even fell in love with its sole female member, Casca. Things had finally begun to improve for Guts until one horrible day, Guts’ happiness was again stolen from him.
Griffith’s actions led to most of the band’s members being killed, and he even raped Casca in front of Guts. Although she survived, she became insane from the traumatic event.
Guts, known as “Black Swordsman,” wanders through the land and battles the strongest of enemies so he can take revenge on Griffith. Will Guts defeat Griffith? Will Casca ever recover? There’s only one way to find out. Check out this classic manga to find out and to be taken on a wild ride of revenge.
Get volume 1 of Berserk on Amazon here: Berserk, Vol. 1
A deluxe, hardcover edition with over 700 pages (contain volumes 1-3) can be found here: Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
A massive, 40-volume set is also on Amazon here: Berserk Manga by Kentaro Miura Vol 1 – 40 Full 40 books Collection
If you prefer looking at individual volumes in this series, you can do so here: Berserk manga series