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"Big Three" Don't Top Fan Poll of Favorite Shonen Jump Inspired Anime

See what supplanted "Naruto," "One Piece" and "Bleach"

A recent Biglobe Anime Ranking poll, asking Japanese fans to name their favorite anime inspired by Shonen Jump manga says something about recency bias, but it always says something about the evolution of what was once the quintessential boys manga magazine. The top spot didn't go to one of "big three" (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece). It went to a series with heaps of cross-over appeal and remarkable female readership. 


1. Kuroko’s Basketball
2. Gintama
3. Medaka Box
4. Bleach
5. Naruto
6. The Prince of Tennis
7. One Piece
8. Dragon Ball
9. Sket Dance
10. Reborn!
11. Bakuman
12. Nurarihyon no Mago
13. Slam Dunk
14. Hell Teacher Nube
15. (tie) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
15. (tie) To Love-Ru
15. (tie) D.Gray-man
15. (tie) Shaman King
19. Yu Yu Hakusho
20. Yu-Gi-Oh
21. Hikaru no Go
22. (tie) Dr. Slump
22. (tie) Beelzebub
22. (tie) Rurouni Kenshin
22. (tie) Saint Seiya

22. (tie) City Hunter

27. Buso Renkin

28. Bobo Bobobo

29. Hunter x Hunter

30. Toriko

31. Ichigo 100%

32. Kochikame

33. Cat's Eye

34. Captain Tsubasa

35. (tie) Kinnikuman

35. (tie) Level E

37. Midori no Makibaō

38. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken

39. Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san

40. Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro

41. High School! Kimengumi

41. Kimagure Orange Road

43. Houshin Engi

44. Eyeshield 21

45. Ninku

46. Tottemo! Luckyman

47. (tie) Hanasaka Tenshi Tenten-kun

47. (tie) Jungle King Tar-chan

47. (tie) Magical Taluluto

50. DNA^2

There was recently a list of top 10 Shonen Jump manga in terms of volumes of

1. One Piece

2. Dragon Ball

3. Kochikame

4. Naruto

5. Slam Dunk

6. Bleach

7. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

8. Hunter x Hunter

9. Kenshin

10. Yu Yu Hakusho


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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