With so many popular Shounen manga series already finished, you may be asking yourself, what should I read now? Well, you can stop your wondering because we here, at Anime Troops, are bringing you a list of Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga You Should Be Reading In 2022!
Keep scrolling down to see our list of Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022!
Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022: Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone is a recently finished Shounen manga that brings the edutainment genre to the world of modern shounen manga since it offers readers real lessons in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering as the action plays out and the story progresses.
Before it was adapted into a great anime series, Dr. Stone was the big shonen manga for those manga fans who enjoy having something special which anime watchers can’t share with them.
And while the anime adaptation is excellent, the Dr. Stone manga remains something very well worth reading.
Dr. Stone is a post-apocalyptic manga series about an arrogant scientific genius named Senkuu. He is actually a Japanese highschooler!
After a sudden “apocalypse” turns everyone in the world into a stone, Senkuu is one of the first humans to return to life after nature has reclaimed the land over the course of 3,700 years.
Using his skills and knowledge in sciences, Senkuu sets out on a mission to work out a cure for the petrification, as well as its causes.
Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022: Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Actually, it’s very hard to overstate just how huge Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) is in terms of sales and profits made, viewer and reader numbers, and general pop-culture impact.
Demon Slayer is a recently finished Shounen manga that has inspired cosplayers, tattoo-collectors, and artists around the world.
That, of course, begs the immediate question: if the anime is this popular, should I even read the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga? Well, in short, yes, it certainly is.
In fact, Demon Slayer is a recently finished modern Shounen manga set in Taisho era Japan (briefly after the turn of the 20th century).
It follows the story of Tanjiro, the oldest boy in a family who lives on a calm and snowy mountainside.
When Tanjiro spends a night in town, his family is massacred by demons. All, that is, except his sister, Nezuko, who has been infected by demon blood, but retains something of her humanity.
Nezuko may be fierce, with the strength and ferocity of a demon, but she also remains kind and tender.
Tanjiro starts a grand adventure to become a demon slayer, to cure his sister, to find the source of the demon scourge and defeat it.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is actually a traditional shounen manga that features tropes such as good vs evil, a hero’s journey, a young male protagonist, intense battles of skill etc. What sets it apart, however, is its horror element: there is blood and gore.
The Demon Slayer manga implements just enough of that spunky, dim, monstrous horror element to set it apart from classic shounen manga.
Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022: The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) is a pretty important recently finished Shounen manga in this list, and this for many reasons.
In fact, if this list was in order of quality or importance, The Promised Neverland would be at the top.
Yakusoku no Neverland is a recently finished Shounen manga that stands head-and-shoulders above the rest and, more than any other, it demonstrates what sets modern shounen manga apart from its predecessors.
Set in a strange and idyllic manor called Grace Field House, the story follows a group of orphans who have all grown up under the watchful eye of Isabella, their “Mama”.
Our protagonists are the three eldest orphans, twelve-year-olds Emma, Norman & Ray.
The manga’s very first chapter reveals the truth of Grace Field House: The world outside is run by monstrous demons and that their home is a farm for raising humans as livestock.
Thus begins a desperate escape attempt consisting of tactical mind games against Isabella.
The reason why The Promised Neverland is interesting is that it shares some tropes with classic shounen manga.
It’s a series that, as it progresses, crosses paths with every single genre you can think of, like mystery, horror, fantasy, science fiction, dystopia, etc.
Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022: Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku
Hell’s Paradise is another recently finished Shounen manga that barely fits within the acceptable standards of modern shounen manga.
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku is an outstanding modern Shounen manga series. Like Demon Slayer, the series places itself further back in Japan’s history (somewhere around the turn of the 19th century).
The name Jigokuraku is a portmanteau of the Japanese words for “heaven” and “hell”!
We follow the exploits of Gabimaru the Hollow, a Ninja of some renown who has an impressive resistance to death.
Gabimaru was orphaned by his village’s own chief, and then raised to be a brutal, bloodthirsty Ninja warrior. He was even offered the chief’s daughter as a wife.
When the story starts, Gabimaru is awaiting execution, though every attempt to kill him fails.
Eventually, he is offered a pardon if he accompanies a trained executioner named Sagiri to a cursed island in order to retry, for the Shogun, a mythical elixir of life.
Gabimari and Sagiri don’t travel alone, however. They are part of a group of dangerous criminals, each paired with their own executioner (one of whom is Sagiri’s father).
And so starts a story that feels a little like Battle Royale meets Pirates of the Caribbean but with ninjas, a lot of gore, and some nudity.
Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022: Tokyo Ghoul
From Dr. Stone to Hell’s Paradise, this list of recently finished shounen manga has gotten progressively darker, more gory, and less suitable for kids, despite the connection to Shonen Jump magazine.
Because of this injection of horror into shounen manga and anime, we thought it only right to offer readers something a little different.
And that’s pretty much what Tokyo Ghoul is. Officially designated a seinen manga, rather than a shounen manga, Tokyo Ghoul is technically for adult readers but, in this reader’s opinion, the events and visuals in this series are no darker than what you’ll find in The Promised Neverland or Jujutsu Kaisen.
For this reason, Tokyo Ghoul has made it on this list. Also think of this as your next step if you find yourself loving the rest of what this manga list has to offer.
Tokyo Ghoul is set in a world where Japan is populated with ordinary humans and a second form of human known as ghouls. These ghouls are vampire-like creatures with impressive physical traits and a hunger for human flesh.
Kaneki Ken, our protagonist, is a bookish college student who manages to wrangle a date out of a girl only to be almost eaten by her.
When she suddenly and accidentally dies before she can eat him, her organs are used to save his life and, now, Kaneki has the powers of a ghoul.
The series explores the relationships between ghouls and humans, with hunters hunting hunters and an entire underground world becoming known to Kaneki. He lives in both worlds.
The series shares a lot of shounen tropes, but it is designated horror due to its graphic visuals and emphasis on monstrous, man-eating creatures.
That said, any shounen manga fan will get a kick out of this series, thanks to its supernatural bent and its endearing protagonist.
Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022: Haikyuu!!
This entire list so far has focussed entirely on shounen battle manga, horror manga, and superheroes. The fact is, however, that a huge part of the shonen genre is made up of sports manga, the most popular of which is Haikyuu!!.
Haikyuu!! is a sports manga and anime about an underdog volleyball team. The manga saw such an intense spike in popularity that it turned half of Japan’s youth into volleyball fanatics, and suddenly every school in the country had its own volleyball team.
The series relies entirely on the strength of its cast of characters and their relationships.
They grow in personal skill and teamwork, learn to love and look out for one another, face increasingly difficult challenges, and refuse to give up.
Haikyuu!! Is an uplifting and inspiring sports manga to enjoy. If you like what you read, there are plenty more sports manga out there for you to discover (Blue Lock for example).
Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022: Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction
Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction is one of the greatest manga series that finished its serialization in 2022. The coming-of-age manga mixed with fantasy has 12 volumes published from 2014 to 2022.
It is written by a renowned modern Japanese manga artist Inio Asano, who also created Solanin and Goodnight Punpun. It has been announced that Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction will be the first Inio Asano manga adapted into an anime series.
The manga depicts the contrast between adolescent days and a crisis of the world and humans. The setting is Tokyo, where a circular mothership has hovered in the sky as if it were air since the aliens invaded the city three years ago.
A high school girl Kadode Koyama with short hair and eye glasses enjoys her school days with her best friend Ouran Nakagawa, a twintail Chunibyo girl.
This is our list of Top 7 Recently Finished Shounen Manga to Read in 2022, if you have any other title to add, don’t hesitate to mention it in the comment section below!