In this article, we will share a complete list with the 10 most popular manga in Japan. The article consists of two lists, the first showing the 20 most popular manga according to the Japanese, followed by the top 10 manga in detail.
Just to remember that some mangakas do not usually disclose their identities and much less like to have their information disclosed, for this reason I will not post the information of some of this ranking, I apologize for this.
Another important information is the fact that there are no pre-selected candidates as in an election, the site usually leaves the opinion entirely 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 bad points.
A bad point is the dispersion of votes, because there are several designers in Japan, which leads to more than 30 or more in the survey. What differs from one with the candidates already selected because the votes would not disperse. and this dispersion causes a relatively small amount of votes among the top 10.
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 is a woman, I have my doubts because I didn't find any pictures on her internet) was born on December 11 in Saitama, Japan and is well known for creating Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun.
9th place - Mangaka Akira Toriyama
I believe that 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 referrals from visitors. There is already a Post specially for this legend here on the site.
But for those who don't know, I think it is enough to say that he is the creator of Dragon Ball. That alone is enough. Below you can purchase some of his works:
8th place - Mangaka Gosho Aoyama
With 275 opinions, the creator of the original work that was based on the Detective Conan anime, occupies this position. Yes, we are talking about the creator of the manga Detective Conan, Gosho Aoyama himself.
He (this one I'm sure is a man) was born on June 21, 1963 in Hokuei, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. and his combined Detective Conan series managed to reach 200 million copies worldwide in 2017.
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 women who have been successful in the industry, and she is among one of the richest mangakas in Japan, even among men.
She was born on October 10, 1957 and some of her works are popular around the world, such as inuYasha. Takahashi is also the artist who sold the most manga; as of February 2013, more than 170 million copies have been sold.
6th place - Mangaka Hiromu Arakawa
This is another of the women representatives in the industry, and was nominated by 370 people for the survey. We are talking about the creator of a work that his anime adaptation is at the top of the anime classifications on My Anime List. We are talking about the creator of the Fullmetal alchemist manga, Hiromu Arakawa.
She was born on May 8, 1973 in Hokkaido. She often portrays herself as a cow with glasses, as she was born and raised on a dairy farm, and her birth name is Hiromi. But the first character of his name is written the same as the male name Hiromu. So she chose the masculine form as her pseudonym.
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 I start I don't think I can stop, so I think you better move on to the next one. But leave your comment if you want an article talking specifically about Kishimoto.
But for those who do not 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 his works are great. After all, there is no one who has not heard of Yu Yu Hakusho or Hunterxhunter himself. We are talking about Togashi Yoshihiro.
He was born on April 27, 1966, in Yamagata, and started drawing manga at an early age. and as 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 stay in 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 go to the next one.
2nd place - Mangaka Ishida Sui
Ishida Sui received the 551 nominations that earned him the second place on the podium. There may be cases of people who are unaware of the existence of this mangaka, but I believe that one day anime that has made the most success in recent years was based on the original work of this artist.
We are talking about the creator of the manga Tokyo Ghoul, whose story talks about a teenager who becomes 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 Panini publisher.
1st place - Mangaka Sorachi Hieaki
And the leader in the search for the most popular mangaka is the famous Sorachi Hieaki, who had almost 200 nominations in relation to the runner-up, and had 746, which for this research makes it clear how popular he is.
He was born on May 25, 1979 and his fame was earned in large part by his manga Gintama, and we speak of a work that has been written since December 8, 2003. and this manga has already sold 50 million copies in Japan until May 2016.