"Da Vinci" Magazine Asks Japanese Readers to Name Greatest "Shonen Jump" Manga

With recent turnover, fans name greatest of all time

It's all about The Big Three. No, not Naruto, Bleach and One Piece. It's 'Friendship, Effort, Victory' the golden motto of Shonen Jump that has made the magazine the cornerstone of adventure manga and anime. Following its recent turnover, print media magazine Da Vinci has asked a general audience across ages and genders to name the greatest Jump manga of all time.

 

The top 20 responses included:

  

20. To Love-Ru by Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki

 

19. City Hunter by Tsukasa Hojo

 

18. Haikyū!! by Haruichi Furudate

 

17. Katekyo Hitman REBORN! by Akira Amano

 

16. Bleach by Tite Kubo

 

15. Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

 

14. Hikaru no Go by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata

 

13. Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki

 

12. Kuroko's Basketball by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

 

11. HUNTER × HUNTER by Yoshihiro Togashi

 

10. Saint Seiya by Masami Kurumada

 

9. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

 

8.  Fist of the North Star by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara

 

7. Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo (KochiKame) by Osamu Akimoto

 

6. Captain Tsubasa by Yoichi Takahashi

 

5. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki

 

4. Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue

 

3. Gintama by Hideaki Sorachi

 

2. One Piece by Eiichiro Oda

 

1. Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama

 

via otakomu

 

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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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