Top 15 Best Post Apocalyptic Manga

Best Post Apocalyptic Manga
The show must go on, even if the world as we know it has ended.

Post Apocalyptic worlds are closer to becoming a reality than ever before.

These manga are all about survivors who haven't given up even though their worlds have been destroyed or taken over. Whether it's with the power of science and technology or just sheer force of will, these characters are here to stay. After all, humanity has already made it so far, so it wouldn't make sense for something like an apocalypse to take us out, right?

15. Green Worldz

Green Worldz imageFor most of history humans have eaten plants, but now the tables have turned.

The year is 2017 and in Tokyo, plants have taken over and toppled human society. Survivors dwell in a somewhat safe subway network, but their supplies are limited and beginning to run low. Akira, a normal highschooler before the world was overrun by vegetation, faces off against these plants in a desperate struggle to survive.

You'll like Green Worldz if…

  • You like monstrous creatures
  • You like survival stories
  • You like detailed art

14. Apocalypse no Toride

Apocalypse no Toride imageYoshiaki Maeda already thought jail was dangerous, but he didn't know a zombie apocalypse would make matters even worse.

Things were already looking pretty bad for Yoshiaki Maeda after he was framed for murder and sent to Souran Academy Juvenile Detention Center, but get worse when he learns about the prison’s power struggle. However, getting sent there might have actually saved his life as not too long after, the outside world is hit by a zombie apocalypse. When a van full of these zombies crashes into the prison, the inmates will be fighting to keep their lives and their humanity.

You’ll like Apocalypse no Toride if…

  • You like zombies
  • You like gore
  • You like mysteries

13. BioMeat: Nectar

BioMeat: Nectar imageLife just got a lot harder for children when they become the food of what was supposed to be their food.

In a future world, humanity is plagued by a growing food shortage and overflowing landfills. Japanese researchers, with the power of genetic engineering, create a solution: Bio-Meat, aka B-M, which are creatures that are a food source who’ll eat anything. One day a massive earthquake hits, and the B-M of the local containment factory are set free. It won’t be easy for elementary school student Maaya Kan and his classmates to survive this horrible scenario.

You’ll like BioMeat: Nectar if…

  • You like horror
  • You like gore
  • You like sci-fi

12. Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead imageIn this post apocalyptic society, keeping your morals might just end up being harder than keeping your life.

It was just another day until out of the blue a pandemic hit and zombies began to appear, sending society into chaos. Takashi Komuro, a second year highschool student, is a firsthand witness to the zombies’ destructive natures. He, some of his classmates, and his school’s nurse must put their every brain cell to work in order to defy the odds and survive while avoiding complete moral decay.

You’ll like HIghschool of the Dead if…

  • You like zombies
  • You like bloody scenes
  • You like moral dilemmas

11. Trigun

Trigun imageVash is a wanted man for reasons that he doesn't even understand.

There’s a $$60,000,000,000 bounty on Vash’s head because he supposedly destroyed a city called July, though Vash himself can’t remember this happening and only wants peace. Along the way Vash, occasionally joined by priest Nicholas D. Wolfwood, is attacked by many hoping to claim the bounty on his head. The series delves into Vash’s mysterious history as well as the history of the desert planet where the story is set. 

You’ll like Trigun if…

  • You like gunfights
  • You like adventure
  • You like thought provoking moral questions

10. Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End imageA plague let vampires take over the world, but humanity wants it back.

Yuuichirou Amane is a resident of Hyakuya Orphanage, an orphanage that exists to provide food for the vampires who have taken over the world. He and some of his fellow orphans planned to escape, but on the day of the break they were caught and all were brutally killed except for Yuuichirou, who barely got away. He is found by the Moon Demon Company and given the chance to join them and exact revenge on the vampires he’s spent his whole life hating.

You’ll like Seraph of the End if…

  • You like vampires and demons
  • You like the military genre
  • You like intense battles

9. Fist of the North Star

Fist of the North Star imageKenshiro is strong, but is he strong enough to be the savior of a wasteland world?

Kenshiro is a survivor of a worldwide nuclear war that has left most of the planet a barren wasteland. He is armed with the ancient and deadly martial arts style Hokuto Shinken in a world where might is right. In his journey to become the savior of the ruined world, he faces rival martial artists, a tyrannical empire, and evil overlords.

You'll like Fist of the North Star if... 

  • You like martial arts
  • You like intense battles
  • You like overwhelming manliness

8. 7 Seeds

7 Seeds imageHumantiy's chosen surviovrs are left in a challenging world with no one to help them but themselves.

After learning of the Earth’s imminent doom at the hands of a meteorite, humanity takes steps to prepare. Five sets of seven people are readied to be put into cryogenic sleep, and they will be awakened once a computer has determined that the Earth is safe enough for human life. The participants were put into slumber unknowingly, and then scattered around Japan. When they awaken years after the meteorite strike, Earth is completely different from the one they had known and all alone, they must figure out how to survive in this new world.

You’ll like 7 Seeds if…

  • You like adventure
  • You like romance
  • You like philosophy

7. Blame!

Blame! image

Killy wants to restore the world to its former self, but the robots that rule it don't want that.

Killy is superhumanly strong and possesses a powerful weapon known as a Graviton Beam Emitter, which comes in handy as he wanders the labyrinth called the City in hopes of finding Net Terminal Genes. Net Terminal Genes are a genetic marker that allow humans to access the “Netsphere”, the computerized network that controls The City. As he journeys through The City, Killy meets friends and enemies in the form of humans, robots, and sometimes a mix of the two, in his mission to find the possible key to restoring the world to what it once was.

You’ll like Blame! if…

  • You like robots
  • You like cyberpunk
  • You like minimal dialogue

6. Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone image

Senkuu, armed with the power of science, is ready to bring mankind back to the modern world.

Humanity was turned to stone when a mysterious light suddenly engulfed Earth, and only thousands of years later did humans begin to break free from their stone prisons. One of the first to re-enter the world is highschooler Taiju Ooki, who discovers that cities have fallen and nature has come back in full force. Soon his friend Senkuu awakens, and he is set on discovering the cause behind the mysterious phenomenon. However, Senkuu’s goals won’t be so easy to realize for Tsukasa, another of their classmates, wants the world to stay primal and will do whatever he feels necessary to make it so.

You’ll like Dr. Stone if…

  • You like science
  • You like adventure
  • You like comedy

5. Girls’ Last Tour

Girls' Last Tour image

Even a post apocalyptic world isn't all too bad if you have a friend by your

Somehow or another civilization has come to an end, but Chito and Yuuri are still alive. There is little left to do, so the girls decide to wander the world in search of food and supplies. While the world may be a vast landscape of nothingness, as long as the two are together surviving is enough for them.

You’ll like Girls’ Last Tour if…

  • You like adventure
  • You like episodic stories
  • You like slice of life

4. Akira

Akira imageTetsuo's development of psychic powers opens the door to a world of government secrets.

Tetsuo Shima and Shoutarou Kaneda are best friends who are part of a biker gang in Neo-Tokyo, a Tokyo built atop the ruins of the old Tokyo that was destroyed by a mysterious explosion. One day, an incident leaves Tetsuo with psychic powers that begin deteriorating his mental state, and soon the government’s attention is caught. What is soon revealed is a top secret, Akira, that may have had something to do with the explosion that decimated Tokyo.

You’ll like Akira if…

  • You like cyberpunk
  • You like espers
  • You like action

3. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan imageEren will stop at nothing to kill the titans.

In a world where massive, humanoid creatures called titans roam, humanity has sealed itself behind walls in a last ditch attempt to survive. Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert are children who yearn to adventure beyond the walls and into the outside world. However, the trio is in for a harsh awakening to the cruel realities of the world when a wall is shattered and titans ravage their town. On that day, Eren makes a vow to do whatever it takes to eradicate the titans from the face of the planet.

You’ll like Attack on Titan if…

  • You like gore and death
  • You like mysteries
  • You like intense fight scenes

2. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind imageNausicaä is a shining beacon of hope in a world where there is not much to hope for.

After a devastating war brought mankind to the brink of extinction, humanity has been reduced to scattered kingdoms constantly on the run from an ever growing forest home that is home to mutant insects and fungi that produce poisonous spores. Nausicaä is the heir to the kingdom Valley of the Wind, and is forced to enter a war when an ally kingdom invades an empire. As the threat of humanity’s extinction draws ever closer, Nausicaä may be the last hope for a world lost to the horrors of war and the might of nature.

You’ll like Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind if…

  • You like war stories
  • You like nature
  • You like fantasy

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion imageThe responsibility of fighting for the humanity's survival is not a light one, but it is one that Shinji must bear.

In 1999, a global catastrophe wiped out over half of humanity and was the world’s first introduction to Angels. In 2015, Angels are ravaging the planet’s remains, and 14 year old Shinji Ikari is recruited by his father to participate in a project to defeat the Angels. He is made into the pilot of a bio organic weapon, an Evangelion, and as he and other enlisted members fight the Angels, truths about the world are slowly brought to light.

You’ll like Neon Genesis Evangelion if…

  • You like mecha
  • You like mysteries
  • You like psychological themes

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