Survey Says... DEATH NOTE is the Greatest Shounen Manga of the 2000s

Gintama, Eyeshield 21, Bleach and other favorites also made the list

Contrary to some what some grimacing old-schoolers (like myself) believe, this past decade was actually pretty good for anime, and gave us lots of unique and memorable titles.  Japanese news site Ameba hosted a poll asking its readers what the best Jump manga of the 2000s was--the full list and votes from the 15,000 participants go as follows:

 

1. Death Note (4,267)

2. Gintama (3,746)

3. Bleach (2,569)

4. Toriko (658)

5. Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! (642)

6. Bakuman. (597)

7. Eyeshield 21 (478)

8. Ichigo 100% (436)

9. Beelzebub (386)

10. Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar (347)

 

It makes sense, at least to me.  Death Note uses mind games and deception like other series use superpowered martial arts, so despite all appearances it is a very traditional shounen series.  And just in case you guys are wondering where One Piece and Naruto are, those series both started in the late '90s, so they weren't eligible for this survey.

 

What about you?  Did Death Note deserve the win and its popularity?  What do you think is the best shounen series of the 2000s?

 

 

via Orends:Range, Ameba

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