The 20 Most Popular Mangakas in Japan

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In this article, we are going to share a complete list of the 10 most popular mangaka in Japan. The article is composed of two lists, the first shows the 20 most popular mangakas according to the Japanese, followed by the top 10 mangakas with details.

Just to remind you that some mangaka don't usually disclose their identities and much less like to have their information disclosed, for this reason I will not put the information of some of this ranking, I apologize for that.

Another important information is the fact that there are no pre-selected candidates as in an election, the site usually leaves the opinion entirely up to the visitor. That is, you who choose your favorite mangaka is not some option that you are already selecting. I think it's pretty free, but it has some downsides.

A bad point is the dispersion of votes, that's because there are several designers in Japan, which leads to the occurrence of more than 30 or more in the survey. Which differs from one with candidates already selected because the votes would not disperse. And this dispersion causes the relatively small amount of votes among the top 10.

The 20 most popular mangakas in japan
There are Mangakas that don't even want to appear in public, I'll leave the photos of some here.

TOP 20 Mangakas according to the Japanese

  • 20 – Kentaro Yabuki (To Love-Ru)
  • 19 – Kenjiro Hata (Hayate the Combat Butler)
  • 18 – Nakaba Suzuki (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • 17 – Mizuho Kusanagi (Yona of the Dawn)
  • 16 – Yana Toboso (Black Butler)
  • 15 – Yuusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom)
  • 14 – Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai)
  • 13 – Takeshi Konomi (The Prince of Tennis)
  • 12 - Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • 11 – Haruichi Furudate (Haikyuu!!)
  • 10 - Izumi Tsubaki (Monthly Girl's Nozaki-kun)
  • 9 - Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball)
  • 8 -Gosho Aoyama (Detective Conan)
  • 7- Rumiko Takahashi (InuYasha)
  • 6- Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • 5- Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)
  • 4- Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter)
  • 3- Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)
  • 2- Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • 1 – Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)

10th place – Mangaka Tsubaki Izumi

With 203 messages pointing to Tsubaki Izumi, she is in our lowest place in the top 10. She (yes, it looks like she's a woman, I have my doubts because I couldn't find any pictures on the internet of her) was born on December 11th in Saitama, Japan and is well known for creating Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun.

The 20 most popular mangakas in japan

9th place – Mangaka Akira Toriyama

I believe this master needs no introduction, and despite being in ninth place, his work has already earned him a reputation that I classify as a “living legend”. We are talking about the master Akira Toriyama, which received 257 nominations from visitors. There is already a Post especially for this legend here on the site.

But for those who don't know, I think it's enough to say that he is the creator of Dragon Ball. That alone is enough. Below you can purchase some of his works:

The 20 most popular mangakas in japan

8th place – Mangaka Gosho Aoyama

With 275 reviews, the creator of the original work that was based on the Detective Conan anime occupies this position. Yes, we are talking about the manga creator Detective Conan, Gosho Aoyama himself.

He (this one I'm sure is male) was born on June 21, 1963 in Hokuei, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. And their combined Detective Conan series, managed to reach in 2017, 200 million copies worldwide.

The 20 most popular mangakas in japan

7th place – Mangaka Rumiko Takahashi

With 358 votes, Rumiko Takahashi is in this position. And for those who don't know, she is one of the few successful women in the industry, and she ranks among one of the richest mangaka in Japan, even among men.

She was born on October 10, 1957 and some of her works are popular all over the world, such as inuYasha. Takahashi is also the artist who sold the most manga; As of February 2013, over 170 million copies have been sold.

6th place – Mangaka Hiromu Arakawa

This is another of the women representatives in the industry, and she had 370 people nominated for the survey. We are talking about the creator of a work whose anime adaptation is at the top of the anime rankings on My Anime List. We're talking about Fullmetal alchemist manga creator Hiromu Arakawa.

She was born on May 8, 1973 in Hokkaido. She often portrays herself as a bespectacled cow as she was born and raised on a dairy farm, and her birth name is Hiromi. But the first character of his name is spelled the same as the male name Hiromu. So she chose the masculine form as her alias.

5th place – Mangaka Masashi Kishimoto

With 404 nominations, another master in the industry, the acclaimed Masashi Kishimoto. I don't think I have much to say here, but if you start I think you can't stop, so I think you'd better move on to the next one. But leave your comment if you want an article talking specifically about Kishimoto.

But for those who don't know, this is the creator of Naruto, yes the rejected boy who has the dream of becoming someone very important is to be recognized by all people.

4th place – Mangaka Togashi Yoshihiro

The occupant of this position received 425 opinions in his favor. But I believe it is deserved, after all your works are great. After all, no one hasn't heard of Yu Yu Hakusho or Hunterxhunter himself. We're talking about Togashi Yoshihiro.

He was born on April 27, 1966, in Yamagata, and started drawing manga at an early age. And since one is little and two is good, Togashi is married to Naoko Takeuchi, author of Sailor Moon.

3rd place – Mangaka Eiichiro Oda

Eiichiro Oda received 539 opinions to take the position that opens the podium. He was born on January 1, 1975, and his most famous work is reputed to never end, we speak of One Piece. But I don't have much to say about this artist here, so let's move on to the next one.

2nd place – Mangaka Ishida Sui

Ishida Sui received the 551 nominations that earned him second place on the podium. There may be cases of people who don't know about the existence of this mangaka, but I believe that one day the most successful anime in recent years were based on this artist's original work.

We're talking about the creator of the Tokyo Ghoul manga, whose story is about a teenager who turns into a ghoul. I believe that many people know the anime, but it is good to know that the manga is being sold in Brazil by the publisher Panini.

1st place – Mangaka Sorachi Hieaki

And the leader in the survey of the most popular mangaka is the famous Sorachi Hieaki, who had a margin of almost 200 nominations in relation to the second place, and had 746, which for this survey makes it clear how popular he is.

He was born on May 25, 1979 and his fame was largely gained by his manga of Gintama, and we are talking about a work that has been written since December 8, 2003. And this manga has sold 50 million copies in Japan as of May 2016.

20 most popular manga from Japan

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