"Sakamoto desu ga?" Tops "Attack on Titan" in Comic Natalie Manga Awards

200 editors vote on top manga collected last year

The Comic/manga side of entertianment site Natalie has announced the results of its annual manga awards, in which editors are polled concerning the top manga, at least one volume of which was collected in the last year. With the nods of 25 of the 214, Nami Sato's comedy about the coolest high school guy ever, Nami Sano's Sakamoto desu ga? topped the list.


Following an ealier one-shot, the manga launched last year in Fellows!, which was replaced with the manga magazine Harta.


Attack on Titan came is second with 19 votes.


Tsuina Miura and Gamon Sakurai's 2012 good!Afternoon series Ajin, about a high school student who discovers he's really an immortal, non-human creature, came in third with 16 votes.


Akiko Higashimura's art student josei Kakukaku Shikajika, launched in 2011 in Cocohana, came in fourth with 15 votes


Tied for 5th with 12 volumes was Assassination Classroom, 2012's Shonen Jump break out hit about a middle school class who have one year to learn how to assassinate their alien teach or he'll annihilate Earth

and Silver Spoon


Seven with 9 volumes was

Nakaba Suzuki's Nanatsu no Taiza, a shonen adventure comedy set in a fantasy Britian about Elizabeth, who must seed out the evil knights of the Seven Deadly Sins to restore the kingdoms after its once protectors in the Holy Knight staged a Coup d'état

and Haruko Kumota's period josei Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinchū, previously nominated for a  Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize


Ninth with eight votes was

Mari Fujimura's Kyō wa Kaisha Yasumimasu, a josei romance about a 33 woman who had given up on love who wakes up next to a 21 year old college student

Rensuke Oshikiri's High Score Girl, A 2010 Big Gangan series set in 1991, about a boy who seems to have nothing going for him, who lives for video games, and who then has that crutch removed when a rich popular girl shows up at the arcade and destroy him in Street Fighter II.

Tomo Takeuchi's Ballroom e Yōkoso, 2011 Monthly Shounen Magazine that starts with the familiar premise of a purposeless adolescent  who is rescued from bullies by a stranger who sets him on the father towards a competitive endeavor... the novel activity of ballroom dancing in this case


Kinoko Higurashi's Kū Neru Futari Sumu Futari, a 2012 relationship series from Comic Zenon

Shūzō Oshimi's Flowers of Evil


14th place with 7 votes was

Shinichi Sakamoto's Innocent, about  the Royal Executioner of France during the reign of King Louis XVI and High Executioner of the First French Republic


Mengo Yokoyari's Kuzu no Honkai, senein series about about a popular couple fake-dating to soothe their loneliness


Ryoko Kui's single volume Hikidashi ni Terrarium 


Kaori Akiyam's Bokura no 17-On! 


Yuusuka Murata and ONE's One-Punch Man

Izumi Tsubaki's school relationship comedy 4panel Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Hozumi's short story collection Shiki no Zenjitsu 

21 with six volumes was

Yasuhira Hara's Kingdom



Shimoku Kio's Genshiken Nidaime

Hozumi's Sayonara Sorcier 
Akimi Yoshida's Umimachi Diary
Kentarou Okamoto's Sanzoku Diary  
Totempole's Tokyo Shinjuu
Makoto Ojiro's Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki 

Kafuka Asagiri and Hirukawa 35's Bungou Stray Dogs 
via Natalie




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