Japanese Fans Pick Favorite Manga Author In 10,000 Reader Poll

For the past three years, Charapedia has kicked off July by asking fans to name their favorite manga author in a 10,000 reader poll

For the past three years, Charapedia has kicked off July by asking fans to name their favorite manga author in a 10,000 reader poll, checking how newcomers and the latest hot works stack up against the greats and classics. This year, 60 authors were suggested by a pool that was 57.9% female and 72.6% in their teens and 20s. 

 

This year's top picks included:

 

20. Akira Amano (Reborn! and ElDLIVE) - 129 votes

19. Yuki Midorikawa (Natsume’s Book of Friends) - 135 votes

18. Nakaba Suzuki (The Seven Deadly Sins) - 145 votes

17. Kazuya Minekura (Saiyuki) - 147 votes

16. Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball) - 187 votes

15. Rumiko Takahashi (Rinne, InuYasha) - 194 votes

14. Kohei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia) - 218 votes

13. Hirohiko Araki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure) - 228 votes 

12. Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter) - 230 votes

11. Harukawa 35 (Bungou Stray Dogs) - 236 votes

10. Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan) - 254 votes

9. Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail) - 285 votes

8. Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Silver Spoon) - 316 votes

7. Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto) - 373 votes

6. Gosho Aoyama (Case Closed) - 375 votes

5. Yana Toboso (Black Butler) - 389 votes

4. Haruichi Furudate (Haikyu!!) - 516 votes

3. Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul) - 539 votes

 

2. Eiichiro Oda (One Piece) - 549 votes

1. Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama) - 773 votes

 

2016 List

20. Kazuhiro Fujita (Ushio and Tora)

19. Kohei Horikoshi

18. Hiro Mashima

17. Tite Kubo (Bleach)

16. Takeshi Konomi (Prince of Tennis)

15. Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat, To Love-Run)

14. Akira Toriyama

13. Yoshihiro Togashi

12. Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Kuroko's Basketball and Robot x LaserBeam)

11. Haruichi Furudate

10. Masashi Kishimoto

9. Yūsei Matsui (Assassination Classroom)

8. Yana Toboso

7. Rumiko Takahashi

6. Gosho Aoyama

5. Sui Ishida

4. Hiromu Arakawa

3. Hirohiko Araki

2. Eiichiro Oda

1. Hideaki Sorachi

 

2015

30. Naoshi Komi (Nisekoi)

29. Nakaba Suzuki

28. Chica Umino (March Comes In Like A Lion)

27. Kentaro Yabuki

26. Io Sakisaka (Blue Spring Ride)

25. Mitsuru Adachi (Touch, Cross Game)

24. Hiro Mashima

23. Akira Amano

22. Takeshi Konomi

21. Haruichi Furudate

20. Izumi Tsubaki (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)

19. Takeshi Obata (Death Note)

18. Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk)

17. Tite Kubo

16. CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura)

15. Yūsei Matsui

14. Tadatoshi Fujimaki

13. Cocoa Fujiwara (Inu x Boku SS)

12. Hajime Isayama

11. Yoshihiro Togashi

10. Yana Toboso

9. Gosho Aoyama

8. Masashi Kishimoto

7. Sui Ishida

6. Rumiko Takahashi

5. Hirohiko Arakiv

4. Hiromu Arakawa

3. Akira Toriyama

2. Eiichiro Oda

1. Hideaki Sorachi

 

 


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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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