Top 10 Action Manga of 2022
1. Pick Me Up!
The mobile gacha game ‘Pick Me Up!’ is known for being brutally difficult, and no one has been able to clear a dungeon. Loki, the fifth among all the world’s masters, loses consciousness while trying to clear the dungeon.
Upon waking up, Loki finds himself turned into a 1-star level 1 hero, ‘Islat Han’. In order to return to Earth, he must lead novice masters and heroes and break through the 100th floor of the dungeon!
This is the story of master Loki who is forced to carry everyone to victory and cannot afford a single defeat.
(Source: KakaoPage, translated)
2. The Swordmaster's Son
Jin Runcandel was destined to become the head of his swordmaster clan. But despite his best efforts, he's banished for his shoddy swordsmanship. Though Jin eventually makes a contract with the god Solderet and is freed from the curse that hindered his abilities, he meets a rather unfortunate end. In the next moment, however, he awakens as a baby, long before his tragedy began. Armed with a second chance and some new powers, Jin swears to fulfill his destiny and become the ultimate swordmaster.
3. The Reaper
Pyo-Wol was an orphan who wandered around the continent until he bumped into a mysterious man and lost consciousness. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a dark, confined space with only one iron door for an exit. Wol survives the next several grueling months, trying to keep a cool head and stay in shape. When the iron door finally opens, he discovers he's not the only one in this miserable situation. A group of masked people has kidnapped 300 children to train them into human weapons. Wol must fight and kill the others, for only a handful of the strongest will be selected. Will Wol be able to become one of the chosen and find a way to free himself from his captors?
(Source: Tappytoon, edited)
4. My Blasted Reincarnated Life
When the warrior Hamel sacrifices himself to protect his rival Bermut Lionhart, he makes Bermut vow to vanquish the last of the demon kings. Reincarnated with his memories 300 years later, he is shocked to find that not only are the demon kings still alive, but that he has been reborn as Eugene Lionhart, a member of his former rival’s bloodline! Now, as Eugene comes of age, he must train to prove himself as a Lionhart and eliminate the remaining demon kings once and for all.
5. The Novel's Extra
Wouldn’t it be a dream to wake up in a world of your own creation? For Kim Hajin, it’s nothing short of a nightmare. With no clue how or why he’s been transported into his web novel — as a mere extra, no less! — Hajin has little choice but to see his story through until the end. Lucky for him, as the author, he knows this perilous world like the back of his hand. But when discrepancies in the plot begin popping up left and right, Hajin soon realizes that things aren’t quite so simple, after all…
6. The Infinite Mage
After Sirone was abandoned in a stable, he was found by a family of hunters and raised in a loving home. Despite the hardships of the peasant life, he learned how to read from a young age and became obsessed with books, especially ones on the history of magic. One day, he has an unlikely encounter with a mage and learns how to enter the "spirit zone," the first step to learning how to use magic. Although they say only nobles can be mages, will Sirone be able to prove his infinite potential?
7. Mythic Item Obtained
In a world where technology and magic are almost indistinguishable from one another, monsters and creatures of myth and legend reign terror upon mankind. In humanity’s darkest moment, individuals with special god-like powers emerge to save the day. They are — the Awakened. Meet Jae-Hyun, a feeble Awakened human Raider, who struggles to make ends meet until one day a series of confounding events allow him to claim a powerful item that will change the course of history forever…
(Source: WEBTOONS, edited)
8. Ending Maker
After "outboxer009" wakes up in the body of Jude Bayer from Legend of Heroes 2, he soon discovers that his rival "sandstorm" has also entered the game world as Cordelia Chace. These top-two-ranked old pros come to realize that navigating this game world is much harder than just pointing and clicking. With the apocalyptic conclusion of the game looming before them, they'll have to combine his quick wit, her foul mouth, and both their gamer mindsets to make a new, less cataclysmic ending.
(Source: Tapas, edited)
9. The Academy's Undercover Professor
Machiavelli and Gerrard are just one of the many names the new professor of Ceoren Academy uses to disguise his identity, and now he can add one more to his list, Professor Ludger Cherish. The real Ludger Cherish dies on board a train during a terrorist attack, making him the perfect target for a new identity. Little does the new professor know, Ludger Cherish was involved in something deep and secret. The new Professor Ludger has to be careful to not get caught by the school and the dangerous secret society.
10. After Ten Millennia in Hell
Oh Kangwoo the Demon King has had it with ruling over Hell and wants to return to Earth. But when he finally gets there, not only are his powers sealed, but the Earth he once knew has turned into an MMORPG free-for-all. Dimensional gates have appeared all over the world, and "players" enter them to make a living by hunting monsters. If Kangwoo wants to survive in this dangerous game, he's going to have to level up, and fast. But for this demon king, hell on earth might be worse than Hell itself!