If you’re a manga or anime fan looking for novels or graphic novels with a similar feel, look no further! Lately, I feel like I've read quite a few young adult books that give off great manga or anime vibes. Meaning, they would definitely make great manga or anime series. When you're reading them, you can almost see them playing out in your head.
I’ve separated the list into a few different categories, depending on what kind of manga or anime you enjoy. From fantasy/adventure to romance, there’s a little something for everyone.
Or maybe you’re the reverse! If you loved any of these books, there might be a manga series to pair with it. Check out Annaka’s post about getting started with manga, if you’re interested!
If you like: Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball Z, Spirited Away, or Demon Slayer
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
The Girl Who Fell Beneath The Sea by Axie Oh
Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta
Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
If you like: Fruits Basket, Orange, or Blue Period
Himawari House by Harmony Becker
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
If you like: Haikyu!!, Slam Dunk, or Blue Lock
Fence by CS Pacat
Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
Icebreaker by AL Graziadei
A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong
Check out the list below for further reading as well!