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Manga with Atypical Topics/Themes/Setting (Part 1)

Manga
byZechAnimanga
Jun 22 2022, 7:23 AM | Updated Mar 20, 3:23 PM
Please do check out Part 2 if you want more! https://myanimelist.net/stacks/14189

(Ignore my ratings, you should dictate the enjoyment yourself)

What definitely makes manga great would be that it goes over a broad range of themes/topics. Manga isn't afraid of addressing taboo topics, nor does it avoid concepts that most other entertainment mediums WOULDN'T DARE to touch. They also provide an imaginative exploration of how the Japanese perceive these topics. We rarely get cultural perspectives on certain topics.
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Includes topics that are rare in animanga compared to other mediums.
Shigeshoushi
Manga, 7 vol, 2002 Me:- Author:7
Embalmer

Hikari to Tomo ni...: Jiheishouji wo Kakaete

With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child

Hikari to Tomo ni...: Jiheishouji wo Kakaete
Manga, 15 vol, 2000 Me:- Author:7
Autism

Asper Kanojo

That's My Atypical Girl

Asper Kanojo
Manga, 12 vol, 2018 Me:- Author:8
Asperger syndrome
Investor Z
Manga, 21 vol, 2013 Me:- Author:7
Investing in stock market
Ultra Heaven
Manga, 3 vol, 2001 Me:- Author:8
Drug abuse

Mondaiteiki Sakuhinshu

Confidential Confessions

Mondaiteiki Sakuhinshu
Manga, 6 vol, 2000 Me:- Author:6
Teen prostitution, rape, HIV, stalkers, suicide, sexual harassment, drug use, etc.

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly

Helter Skelter
Manga, 1 vol, 1995 Me:- Author:7
Modeling industry

Ore to Akuma no Blues

Me and the Devil Blues: The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson

Ore to Akuma no Blues
Manga, ? vol, 2003 Me:- Author:8
Robert Johnson/Racial Segregation

Otoyomegatari

A Bride's Story

Otoyomegatari
Manga, ? vol, 2008 Me:- Author:9
Unusual setting. Respectful to foreign cultures. Takes place around a tribal town from Central Asia.

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

The Apothecary Diaries

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
Manga, ? vol, 2017 Me:- Author:7
Apothecary

Koko wa Ima kara Rinri desu.

From Now On We Begin Ethics.

Koko wa Ima kara Rinri desu.
Manga, ? vol, 2016 Me:- Author:6
Ethics
The Ravages of Time
Manhua, ? vol, 2001 Me:- Author:10
The Three Kingdoms Era
Koi Kaze
Manga, 5 vol, 2001 Me:- Author:7
Incest. Instead of it being a comedy trope or otaku fetish, this manga takes the topic very seriously/responsibly with care and tact without being preachy. The manga shows the perspective of a realistic incestuous relationship. It doesn't outright state whether the feelings of the characters are right or wrong. It leaves it up for the viewer to decide.
IS: Otoko demo Onna demo Nai Sei
Manga, 17 vol, 2003 Me:- Author:6
Intersexuality
"Oshi no Ko"
Manga, ? vol, 2020 Me:- Author:4
Idol/entertainment industry

Adolf ni Tsugu

Message to Adolf

Adolf ni Tsugu
Manga, 4 vol, 1982 Me:- Author:8
WWII from different perspectives.
Homunculus
Manga, 15 vol, 2003 Me:- Author:8
Trepanation
Dr. Frost
Manhwa, ? vol, 2011 Me:- Author:7
Psychologist
Not Simple
Manga, 1 vol, 2004 Me:- Author:7
Family affairs
Ad Astra: Scipio to Hannibal
Manga, 13 vol, 2011 Me:- Author:8
Polybius/Punic War
Gin no Saji
Manga, 15 vol, 2011 Me:- Author:-
Agriculture
Vinland Saga
Manga, ? vol, 2005 Me:- Author:9
Vikings
Historie
Manga, ? vol, 2003 Me:- Author:-
Alexander the Great
Song of the Long March
Manhua, ? vol, 2011 Me:- Author:7
Tang Dynasty
Undercurrent
Manga, 1 vol, 2004 Me:- Author:6
Adultery
Cesare: Hakai no Souzousha
Manga, 13 vol, 2005 Me:- Author:8
Italian Renaissance
Aoi Horus no Hitomi: Dansou no Joou no Monogatari
Manga, 9 vol, 2014 Me:- Author:-
Queen Hatshepsut
Emma
Manga, 10 vol, 2001 Me:- Author:7
Victorian era
Kiichi!!
Manga, 9 vol, 2001 Me:- Author:8
Terrorism

Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia

Insomniacs After School

Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia
Manga, 14 vol, 2019 Me:- Author:6
Insomnia & astronomy
Yume no Shizuku, Kin no Torikago
Manga, ? vol, 2010 Me:- Author:-
Ottoman Empire

Versailles no Bara

The Rose of Versailles

Versailles no Bara
Manga, 10 vol, 1972 Me:- Author:-
French Revolution

Chou no Michiyuki

Flight of the Butterflies

Chou no Michiyuki
Manga, 1 vol, 2014 Me:- Author:7
Oiran
Eden: It's an Endless World!
Manga, 18 vol, 1997 Me:- Author:8
Government corruption, terrorism, prostitution, drug addiction, genocides, racism, territorial issues, etc.

Moyashimon

Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture

Moyashimon
Manga, 13 vol, 2004 Me:- Author:-
Fermentation

Hattatsu Shougai to Issho ni Otona ni Natta Watashitachi

My Brain Is Different: Stories of ADHD and Other Developmental Disorders

Hattatsu Shougai to Issho ni Otona ni Natta Watashitachi
Manga, 1 vol, 2018 Me:- Author:7
ADHD
Satoko to Nada
Manga, 4 vol, 2017 Me:- Author:6
Islam

You to Bakemono ni Naru Chichi ga Tsurai

A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad's an Alcoholic

You to Bakemono ni Naru Chichi ga Tsurai
Manga, 1 vol, 2017 Me:- Author:7
Alcoholism
Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku wo Kite
Manga, 1 vol, 1997 Me:- Author:6
Eating disorders
PiNKS
Manga, 1 vol, 2013 Me:- Author:-
Child curiosity stigma that revolves around sex
River's Edge
Manga, 1 vol, 1993 Me:- Author:5
Non-consensual sex, nihilism, drug abuse, eating disorders, bullying, etc.
Toumei Ningen no Hone
Manga, 4 vol, 2017 Me:- Author:6
Parricide

Shissou Nikki

Disappearance Diary

Shissou Nikki
Manga, 1 vol, 2005 Me:- Author:-
Homelessness and rehabilitation
Batuque
Manga, 18 vol, 2018 Me:- Author:6
Capoeira
Usemono Yado
Manga, 3 vol, 2014 Me:- Author:7
Lost & found inn. Encapsulated themes
Zenikko
Manga, 5 vol, 1970 Me:- Author:-
Socioeconomic status
Genghis Khan
Manga, 5 vol, 1991 Me:- Author:-
Autobiography of Genghis Khan
Tokidoki
One-shot, ? vol, 2016 Me:- Author:5
Hypertensive heart disease
Haru no Houtai Shoujo
Manga, 4 vol, 2012 Me:- Author:3
Arsonist
Ippo
Manga, 5 vol, 2012 Me:- Author:-
Shoemaker

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