As a fan of Japanese Manga, I’ve probably read over 200 manga. Each manga has a special place in my heart, some impressed me with its storyline and others with its creative drawings. But few manga panels are imprinted on my memory.
In this post, I’ll be sharing with you the 60 Most Influential Manga Panels from the best manga series that every anime fan knows about and can not forget easily.
Let’s see how many you can recall.
1. Attack on Titans
This manga panel portrays Eren’s epic plan of saving the Eldians by unhardening the colossal titans in the Eldian walls and destroying every other piece of land on earth except Eldia. The sketches make you hear the chaos and realize the unimaginable destruction Eren chooses to save his homeland.
2. One-Punch Man
Saitama, the cool-headed hero who can take down giant enemies with just one punch reveals the secret to his powers in this panel. Saitama left his corporate job and clung to this routine for three years straight. After three years this routine made him the invincible One Punch Man.
3. Death Note
This jaw-dropping manga panel left everyone in amazement. L, the chief investigator of Kira’s case confronts Light Yagami during his college introductory speech. Light has a death note and can kill anyone just by writing his name on the death note but L is far out of his reach.
4. Tokyo Revengers
This manga panel comes from the fifth chapter of Tokyo Revengers. The Tokyo Manji Gang confronts their rivals in the parking lot. This is the first time we get to see gang members in action. Mikey leads the pack with his right-hand Draken charging against the rivals.
5. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen manga has recently gotten a lot of attention after the release of its anime and now it’s the talk of the town. In this manga panel, we see Sakuna’s vessel, Itadori Yuji gulping down another one of Sakuna’s fingers. At this point, he is used to the process that he doesn’t feel anything gross about it.
6. One Piece
One Piece is one of the longest-running shonen manga and this panel depicts one of the earliest scenes in the series which is also the most significant. In this panel, Luffy proclaims to the world that he’ll become the Pirate King and it is the crux of the whole story.
Naruto is among the most popular manga series and countless moments in it are worth noting. But this specific naruto manga panel is one of the most loved panels within the Naruto Fandom. It shows the final goodbye between the two Uchiha brothers, Sasuke and Itachi.
8. Jojo Bizzare Adventures
Jojo Bizzare Adventure is a massive manga series with a huge fan following. This particular manga panel is from part 3 of the series and it shows the frequent scuffles between the two main characters of the series Jotaro and Dio.
9. Hunter x hunter
Hunter X Hunter is considered one of the classic manga series within the anime community. In this manga panel, we see the first interaction between the protagonists of the story, Gon and Killua. The two discuss their future goals with each other.
10. Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail is a popular shonen manga series that has many great story arcs. This particular manga panel shows the start of a new story arc called the ‘100 Years Quest’. The protagonists of the series get ready to embark on a mission that hasn’t been accomplished in over 100 years.
11. Demon Slayer
This panel is from Demon Slayer, which has garnered so much popularity ever since its release. This became a crucial scene for the series as Tanjiro is losing his newfound ideal figure, expressing his feelings. Demon Slayer has three seasons now with one movie.
12. My Hero Academia
This panel is the story of a boy who’s a fan of superheroes and powers. He is determined to join a prestigious hero academy and become a true hero without any superpowers. This panel is a great example of how the MC is so focused and has his values on the right path
Guts meet Griffith and his Band of the hawks who fight against the midland’s kid and win the war in about 100 years, and they also become the personal guards for the king; now, once they reach the top, things might get even worse than usual.
14. Tokyo Ghoul
A college student in Tokyo gets attacked by a ghoul who is a superhuman that feeds on the human flesh to survive. The college student now has to protect and save himself but turns into a part ghoul and now has to be on the run always.
This panel shows the story of a group of teenagers who take admission in a high school, which is a death trap as it tries to kill the students and make them kill one another. They only graduate the students if they can kill somebody.
A gambling genius turns an elite school upside down, which is run by games and twists. Another great manga series to look out for as you are in for a treat!
This panel portrays the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who can see ghosts and gradually becomes a grim reaper with powers. He decides to save the world he lives in from the infamous “Hollows.”
18. Vinland Saga
Thorfinn wants to take revenge for the murder of his father and sets on a journey to kill himself after he gets the revenge to pay homage to his father’s death. This is an extremely popular manga series and must be looked out for.
19. Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun
It is the story of Hanako San, who is a mysterious lad at the Kamome Academy who stays in a bathroom of the old building. He is known for his ability to grant wishes to anybody who comes to meet him, what people don’t know is that it’s a boy at an all-girls high school.
20. Saiki K
It is the story of Saiki Kusuo, who is a psychic who does not like attention but is always surrounded by characters more colorful than him. He looks for a way to remove them from his life.
21. Dragon Ball Z
Goku, a Saiyan warrior, defends the Earth from its extraterrestrial enemies with the help of a team of fighters with a collection of dragon balls. This manga shows a magical one, so look out for this one.
22. Sailor Moon
A teenage girl learns about her destiny as a sailor moon, a group of sailor scouts that defend the Earth and galaxy from extraterrestrial monsters and issues of the galaxy.
This panel showcases vagabond, which is an adaptation of the real Swordsmen of Japan, Musashi Miyamoto, a sword saint, and all about his rise and decline.
24. Bungou Stray Dogs
Nakajima Atsushi is an orphan who is kicked out of his orphanage and has no place to live and nothing to eat. He comes across a man who is trying to commit suicide and decides to save his life, having his life changed forever.
25. Neon Genesis Evangelion
An elite group of pilots recruits a teenage boy along with his father. A very popular manga series that you can watch on Netflix!
26. Cowboy Bebop
It is the story of a crew of bounty hunters that go after the most notorious criminals to save the world but for a good price.
27. Chainsaw Man
Through odd jobs and finishing devils, Denjiy tries to survive after losing his father and is left with a huge debt that he cannot pay himself.
28. Solo Leveling
This panel depicts the story of a world where humans are magical, and hunters must fight with deadly monsters to save the world from destruction. Sung Jinwoo, the MC, finds himself constantly fighting to survive.
29. Ouran Highschool Host Club
It is the story of the “host club” members who meet a new member at their prestigious school.
30. Assassination Classroom
Koro-sensei tries to remember his meeting with Karasuma and tries to reminisce how they used to fight all the time, only to start respecting one another. This has a short story-style feel.
31. The Promised Neverland
This panel depicts the story of orphans who must get together to change their fate of being abandoned orphans to unearth their meaning of existence.
32. Konichiwa Maid Sama
This is the romantic tale between Ayuzawa Misaki and Usui Takumi at the infamous Seika High School, where their lives get tangled after Usui discovers the Savage Mizaki working time at a café.
33. Your Lie in April
A young man fluent in playing the piano is forced back into the spotlight to play the piano after he left it because of a traumatic experience by a girl who has a secret of her own.
34. Full Metal Alchemist
The Elric brothers are left alone after their mother is found dead, and the father is nowhere to be found. The elder brother must join the military to support him and his brother. This is a tale of morals and the value of human life.
35. Soul Eater
The panel shows the manga Soul Eater, which is the story of a duo of 3 people, which includes a pair of weapon meisters and a human weapon. Together they must fight the forces outside their academy.
36. Black Clover
It is the story of two boys who are abandoned by the same church but have to compete against each other as they become adults to see who would become the wizard king. They set out to seek the “black clover” to accomplish their goals with its help.
37. Seven Deadly Sins
It is the story of seven warriors who get accused of a crime they did not commit but have to redeem themselves by going on a quest of the seven deadly sins.
38. Dr. Stone
In this panel, we see the story of Senku, who is a genius when it comes to science and is awakened in a world where humans are scared of each other. Now he and his friend Taiju must build the civilization again by using their skills.
39. Fruit Basket
Tohru learns that her twelve family members have turned into the animals of the zodiac sign after the family takes her in. Now, she must help them deal with this pain and aftermath of the situation.
40. Banana Fish
It is the story of a mafia known as Dino and a gang leader fighting against each other, looking for redemption simultaneously. This is one of the most popular mangas as well.
This panel talks about Given, a manga famous for its story of portraying a rock band with the same name, Given. The story depicts the relationships and friendships that develop between the members of the Band.
As a crime thriller, Monster brought the story of a neurosurgeon, great at his work, who finds his life in a mix when involved with a psychopathic patient. This will make you sit on the edge of your seat.
43. Grand Blue
Grand Blue is the story of a college student who spends his year at Izu, a seaside town, to have fun with his friends on the beach. It has the right slice-of-life vibe to it.
44. Slam Dunk
The panel is the popular manga Slam Dunk! It is the most popular basketball anime that has garnered popularity ever since release. It is the story of high school students playing basketball with a mix of romance, comedy, and relationships in a fix.
It is the story of Eikichi, a virgin but an ex-gangster but has one long-lost ambition that he wishes to complete. He wants to become the world’s best high school teacher.
This panel shows the story of two brothers, Li Xin and Piao, who have a long dream of becoming Great generals even though they are enslaved people and orphans. This manga has the story of perseverance, loneliness, and drama.
47. Kaguya Sama: Love is War
This is the panel of a famous manga that depicts the story of two privileged students who are hell-bent on getting a confession from one another in an elite school. The romance is heavy in this one.
48. 3-Gatsu no Lion
This panel is dedicated to 3-Gatsu no Lion, which is the story of a seventeen-year-old boy who is a shogi player but is an orphan. We see his struggles as a socially awkward boy who has to deal with financial issues, depression, and loneliness.
49. Akatsuki no Yona
It is the story of princess Yona with red hair, searching for the legendary group of four dragons to find and take back the kingdom that was stolen from her.
50. Made in Abyss
The panel is from ‘Made in Abyss,’ a girl who has a robot for a companion and is searching for her lost mother in a vast and dark chasm. This manga has a touch of darkness in it.
The panel of Akira is the story about Shotaro, a leader of a biker gang, who gets injured in an accident and develops telekinetic powers in a govt. Facility to fight Akira, the evil force in good vs. evil, to determine who would win.
This panel depicts the story of a sorcerers’ clan who use people to experiment with their ability to perform the dark arts in a very sad town. You are in for a fun surprise with this manga.
53. Hajime no Ippo
Also known as Fighting Spirit, this is the story of an ordinary student in Japan who decides to do something with his life and trains to become a boxer. However, this is just the beginning of life, and he is in store for so much.
This panel showcases the ReLIFE manga, which is the story of a young man who gets a new start at life by becoming a 10-year old high-school student after he fails at making a life for himself.
55. Violet Evergarden
This panel is all about the youngest female ex-soldier who gets a writer’s job at an agency and gets the assignment to create a letter that would connect people after winning the great war.
56. Pandora Heart
Pandora’s heart is the tale of an heir, Oz Vessalius, who just got fifteen years old but is cast into the Abyss and can only be saved by a bloodstained rabbit called Alice. This panel shows when Oz meets Alice at last!
This panel is about the story of the chosen seven, and their heroic spirits summoned to fight against one other for one price: The Holy Grail. The holy grail is a device that would grant you wishes; magical wishes.
58. Koe no Katachi
This panel is from Koe no Katachi, which is the story of a young boy who bullies a deaf girl, making her leave the town. The boy is ostracised because of it, and he later tries to redeem himself in front of the girl.
59. Kimi no Na Wa
Two strangers who meet each other most crazily form a blissful connection, but is the distance that kept them apart? This is yet another popular panel of Your Name or Kimi no Na Wa where these two strangers meet without realizing who they are.
This panel is the famous show Haikyuu!! That shows the story of a short boy, Shouyou, who is determined to become the star of the volleyball championship. He joins the volleyball club with the nickname “the small giant.”