10 Best Manga That Ended in The 2000s (2000 – 2010)

The first decade of the 2000s was somewhat insane as a manga reader as so many amazing mangas started and ended during that decade.

While making this list or it was when I started compiling the name of these mangas, a thought did creep into mind “ Is there a need for this list? “.

The reason for it was the mangas in this list, which are still so popular even after a decade, that most of you would have heard or were recommended by many to start them ages ago.2000s manga

Still, I am writing this post just because I want to talk about these 2000s mangas so much.

These lists only contain those mangas that had ended before 2010, just like the last two lists 10 best 90s manga and 8 best 80s manga.

So here are the best manga of the 2000s that are as amazing as you have heard.

  10    Beck

Created by Harold SakushiBeck 2000s Manga

  • Genres: Drama, Music, Comedy, Shounen, Slice Of life
  • Volumes: 34
  • Original Run: Nov 1999 – Apr 2008

Beck is a musical manga from the 2000s that tells the story of a group of Japanese teenagers and their rock band.

Yukio Tanaka or Koyuki is a 14-year-old boy who lived a boring life until one day when by chance he saves an odd-looking dog from some bullies.

The dog was called Beck and his owner was a 16-year-old boy named Ryusuke Minami and he was the reason that Koyuki took his first step into the world of music and brought his first guitar.

The story focuses on Koyuki and the members of the band named Beck, especially their journey as a rock band and their road to fame.

  9    Eyeshield 21

Created by Riichiro Inagaki And Yusuke Murataeye shield 21 2000s manga

  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Shounen, Sports
  • Volumes: 37
  • Original Run: July 2002 – Jun 2009

Eyeshield 21 is a sports manga from the 2000s that focused on the sport American Football, a sport that was somewhat unknown in japan and this manga was the one that ended up popularising it in japan.

Sena Kobayakawa is a weak and unconfident boy, whose only remarkable physical ability is that he can run at high speed and is very agile.

Which was noted by his school’s American Football captain Yoichi Hiruma, who ends up forcing Sena to join the Deimon Devil Bats football team as their running back.

Sena joins the team in a way where publicly he is their team’s manager and enters the field wearing a helmet with eyeshield that would hide his face assuming a persona “Eyeshield 21”: an amazing player from Notre Dame.

  8    Love Hina

Created by Ken AkamatsuLove Hina 2000s manga

  • Genres: Comedy, Harem, Ecchi, Romance, Shounen, Slice of Life
  • Volumes: 14
  • Original Run: Oct 1998 – Oct 2001

Love Hina is a slice of life harem manga from the 2000s, which unlike many mangas of recent years was more similar to a slice of life manga than a borderline hentai harem manga.

Keitaro Urashima had made a promise with a girl in his childhood that they would enter the university of Tokyo together.

But after all these years he has forgotten who that girl was, so to find this girl he has to get into this university.

However, after taking the entrance test twice and failing, due to which his parents stopped supporting him and he now has just one place to go: his grandmother’s hotel.

But on reaching there he finds out that the hotel had been turned into a girl dormitory, and its deed is now in his name.

So now with reluctance, he has to manage this family-owned Girl’s dorm called “Hinata House”.

  7    Great Teacher Onizuka

Created by Tooru FujisawaGreat Teacher Onizuka 2000s manga

  • Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Drama, Ecchi, Shounen
  • Volumes: 25
  • Original Run: Jan 1997 – Feb 2002

Great Teacher Onizuka (G.T.O) tells the story of a 22-year-old gang member, who is still a virgin, yes him being a virgin is important to the plot.

One day Onizuka meets a young attractive girl who agrees to go on a date with him, at the end of the date when he was just about to sleep with her, someone interrupts them.

It is her very old and unattractive teacher, who actually is her current boyfriend, the girl leaps from the second-story building into the teacher’s arm and which displays how much influence the teacher has over this girl.

This was the incident that made Onizuka think about becoming a teacher himself.

Yes, He becomes a teacher just to get girls.

  6    Cross Game

Created by Mitsuru AdachiCross game best Completed Manga

  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama, School, Shounen, Sports
  • Volumes: 17
  • Original Run: May 2005 – Feb 2010

Mitsuru Adachi is one of those few mangakas, who provide us with hit mangas one after another no matter which decade it is, in the 80s it was Touch and in the 90s it was H2.

Cross Game is one of his best works, where he follows his usual pattern and creates a brilliant mixture of Romance, Tragedy, Comedy, and Sports.

The story follows Ko Kitamura and the neighboring four sisters Ichiyo, Wakaba, Aoba, and Momoji.

Wakaba and Ko were born on the same day and in the same hospital and were so close that Wakab treated Ko as her boyfriend.

Aoba who was just a year younger than them hated Ko as she considered that Ko would always steal away her sister from her.

That is how their life went on till one day when a tragedy occurs that changes their life like they could never imagine.

  5    Pluto

Created by Naoki Urasawapluto

    • Genres: Action, Mystery, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Seinen
    • Volumes: 8
    • Original Run: Sep 2003 – Apr 2009

Pluto is a Naoki Urasawa manga that is based on the Osamu Tezuka: Astro Boy (The Greatest Robot on the earth).

Gesicht is a robot detective from Europol who is trying to solve a series of deaths around the world that include both robots and human victims.

The most puzzling part of this death is that the culprit seems to be a robot, which would make it the first time a robot has killed a human in the last eight years, which is an anomaly.

The target of the killer seems to be the seven greatest robots in the world, who have the potential of becoming a weapon of mass destruction, and those humans who want to grant robots the same rights as humans.

  4    Death Note

Created by Tsugumi Ohba And Takeshi Obatadeath note

  • Genres: Mystery, Supernatural, Police, Psychological, Thriller, Shounen
  • Volumes: 12
  • Original Run: Dec 2003 – May 2006

Death Note is a manga that follows the life of Light Yagami, a genius teen who finds a notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written in it.

The notebook is called “Death Note” and belongs to a shinigami named Ryuk who was bored with his life, so to kill his boredom he dropped the book into the human world just to see what a human would do with this book’s power.

After testing the notebook’s power and getting terrified of its ability, Light slowly starts considering how one could build a utopian world without crime with the power of this book.

So he starts his purge by killing many high-profile criminals from japan and soon moves on to killing international felons and criminals all around the world.

  3    Monster

Created by Naoki Urasawamonster

  • Genres: Mystery, Drama, Psychological, Seinen
  • Volumes: 18
  • Original Run: Dec 1994 – Dec 2001

Monster is a Naoki Urasawa masterpiece that has won many awards and has gotten an anime adaptation that is widely considered as the best anime of the 2000s.

The story focuses on a young Japanese brain surgeon named Kenzo Tenma, who works in a hospital in West Germany.

Tenma had always hated the political biases in this hospital regarding the patients.

So when one day he gets the chance to change it, he decides to do want he wants rather than what the hospital’s administration had asked him to do.

He had to choose between saving a child’s life or the mayor first, he decides to save the child’s life first, due to which the mayor loses his life and after which Tenma end up losing all his social standing in the hospital.

Soon all the doctors who were against Tenma are mysteriously killed and the child he had saved has disappeared from the hospital.

  2    Fullmetal Alchemist

Created by Hiromu Arakawa ful

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Comedy, Military, Shounen
  • Volumes: 27
  • Original Run: Jul 2001 – Jun 2010

Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most recognizable and famous manga on this list and is considered as one of the classic shounen manga of the 2000s.

Alchemy is a science that has the ability to create anything with the help of a transmutation circle, to do so one must provide something of equal value in exchange as per the Law of Equivalent Exchange and are called “Alchemists”.

Alchemists have only two taboos, which they should never attempt to transmute: that are Gold and Humans.

Edward and Alphonse Elric are two young alchemists who attempt to bring back their mother after her sudden death due to an illness.

While attempting the human transmutation that fails in the end, Alphonse loses his whole body and Edward his left leg, which is taken from them in exchange as per the law of equivalent exchange.

Edward sacrifices his right arm to bring Alphons soul back and bind it into a suit of armor.

Now the only way they have any chance of getting their body back is the Philosopher’s stone, which has the power to override the law of equivalent exchange and to find which Edward joins the military as a State Alchemist.

  1    20th Century Boys

Created by Naoki Urasawa20th century boys

  • Genres: Mystery, Sci-fi, Drama, Historical, Psychological, Seinen
  • Volumes: 22
  • Original Run: 1999 – 2006

20th Century Boys is the second Naoki Urasawa manga on the list, which follows the story of a few young boys Kenji, Otcho, Yoshitsune, and Maruo from their childhood in 1969 to their life as an adult in 1990.

The story starts with Kenji, a convenience store manager, who has just found out that one of his childhood friend nicknamed “Donkey” has committed suicide.

On investigating his death Kenji stumbles upon a cult that is being led by a man who is always referred to as “Friend” and the most intriguing thing about the cult is that it’s somehow connected to his and his friend’s childhood days.

Though most of the mangas in this list have amazing endings, the ending of this manga is by far the best I have ever come upon in any medium of storytelling.

So this where some 2000s manga that if you haven’t read even one of them, you should start right now.

So, Which are your favorite mangas from the 2000s?

If they are not on the list, just put their name in the comment,  as I would love to check it out.

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