Manga Holiday Gift Guide 2019

By: Robert Prentice
Manga Viz Media

It is that time of year again, It’s the holiday shopping season. Twas the weeks before Christmas and all through the house, everything was stirring, including the mice on everyones PC. Why? And you are probably wondering what to get your family member, cousin, friend, right? If they are a fan of manga, we have a list for you that includes some great items. This list was curated from staff members at TiBS, and the folks at Viz Media.

Now, check-out our manga holiday gift guide below, and let us know which items you end up getting for the person on your Christmas list.

Staff Picks

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

The manga has 18 volumes so far, 9 released already in english. Viz Media has the license for release in the US. And the series also has an anime which was done by UFO Table (studio behind Fate series) so the visuals are stunning. This is a must read series, and a great anime to check out. Here is a sneak preview of the anime.

Available At: Amazon

Dr. Stone

What happens when a manga story not only involves the petrification of humanity and science but does the science right? You get Dr. Stone. So well done on the science front, they have to put a disclaimer at the end to keep you from being stupid! I am 10 billion percent sure, you will love this manga. Released by Viz Media and has 13 volumes, 8 in english and is still ongoing. The series also got an anime adaption and is planning a second season.

Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens. Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing… Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin!

Available At: Amazon


Fire Force

A story about fire fighters seems rather boring for a manga but Fire Force is anything but. In a world where humans combust and turn into internals, a mystery surrounds the reason why. And our main character, has some mystery of his own. Kodansha Comics published the manga.

Tokyo is burning, and citizens are mysteriously suffering from spontaneous human combustion all throughout the city! Responsible for snuffing out this inferno is the Fire Force, and Shinra is ready to join their fight. Now, as part of Company 8, he’ll use his devil’s footprints to help keep the city from turning to ash! But his past and a burning secret behind the scenes could set everything ablaze.

Available At: Amazon


Viz Media Picks

Assassination Classroom – Complete Box Set

The complete bestselling ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM series is now available in a boldly designed, value-priced box set! Includes all 21 volumes of this unique tale of a mysterious, smiley-faced, tentacled, superpowered teacher who guides a group of misfit students to find themselves—while doing their best to assassinate him. Action-packed, hilarious, and heartwarming, this title is famous for moving fans to tears through their laughter. Includes an exclusive, full-color, mini “yearbook” filled with images of favorite characters in different art styles and contexts (previously unreleased in the English editions).


Available At: Amazon


Evangelion – Illustrations

Full-color oversize collection showcasing art of the landmark animated series that redefined the mecha genre.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most enduring and significant touchstones for anime, manga, and pop culture fans over the past two decades, thanks to the groundbreaking television series and beautifully animated movies. This book collects ten years’ worth of illustrations that showcase the wide effect Neon Genesis Evangelion has left on not just the animation industry, but on popular culture in general. Included are illustrations for film posters, CD albums, bullet train designs, video game collaborations, and much, much more.

Available At: Amazon


The DRAGON BALL Z COMPLETE BOX SET contains all 26 volumes of the manga that propelled the global phenomenon that started with DRAGON BALL into one of the world’s most recognizable and best-selling manga. Also includes an exclusive double-sided poster and collector’s booklet featuring fun DRAGON BALL Z trivia and guides as well as an interview with Akira Toriyama.

Available At: Amazon

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