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80s Popular Manga

by Kim

There were a lot of different forms of entertainment that experienced their heyday in the 1980s. This decade was known for its various forms of media and literature. Manga is one of these different forms as it is a Japanese form of comic books. Though they were very popular in the 1980s, manga has gained more popularity with time and has become quite popular among young children in the 21st century.

In the 80’s, there was a lot of interest in manga due to its ability to create all kinds of stories about action, romance, horror and many others. The main reason for this was because manga had many unique features not found in other literary forms such as novels or plays. Here are some of the top manga works of the 80s:

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell is a manga that was written and published between 1989 and 1990. It is known for the cyberpunk style.

The story of this manga is set in a fictional city in Japan, and follows the lives of some of the people who are in a task force. The main task of this force is to prevent crime and counter-terrorism. They use various skills to stop and minimize many explosive situations.

The main character of this manga is Motoko Kusanagi. When she was a child, she had a terrible accident that required her to use an android body so she could survive. She is a cyborg, and as such, it is vulnerable to hackers who can hack her and resume control.


Akira is one of the manga that was published in the 1980s. It ran from 1982 to 1990, and it was the first manga ever to be translated into English. Due to its popularity in the West, anime and manga became very beloved by people all over the world.

In this manga you will read about a futuristic, post-apocalyptic Tokyo, as the story has lots of cyberpunk edge. The plot concerns a biker gang leader who is a teenager and his unstable childhood friend who gains an ability that allows them to be psychically charged. They then use it to control the city.

80s Popular Manga

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

The series of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures began in the 1930s, and followed the misadventures of the main character, named Joseph Joestar. He makes strange alliances with equally strange characters to fight vampires and other eldritch beings.

This is the most important series of the Jojo Universe. It became famous during the 80s. They took the setting of 1920, but the series created a modern context that was a fresh take of the story. This was different from the original series, which was mostly a period piece. Because of this series being stuck in the 80s aesthetic for a long time, it seems like a perfect way to bring back nostalgia for the 80s.

Video Girl Ai

A boy who finds out that his crush is in love with his best friend is left despondent, then goes to a mysterious video store named Paradise and rents a video. He plays it at home, and soon he finds out that the video summons a girl whose name is Ai Amano. Ai is supposed to cheer up Yota. But since her software has been played on a broken video recorder, Ai falls in love with Yota herself.

Video Girl Ai is not only a funny jam packed with hijinks, but it also features some moments of genuine romance.

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