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Japanese fans voted on, "What manga is a masterpiece?" - 13000 votes

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1. ONE PIECE
2. DRAGON BALL
3. Doraemon
4. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST
5. Jojo series
6. Detective Conan
7. Black Jack
8. Space Brothers
9. Kingdom
10. The Rose of Versailles
11. Parasite / Kiseijuu
12. HUNTER×HUNTER
13. Nodame cantabile
14. Natsume Yuujinchou
15. Phoenix / Hi no tori
16. Shingeki no Kyojin
17. March Comes in Like a Lion
18. Kimi ni Todoke / From Me to You
19. NARUTO
20. Ushio to Tora

21. Captain Tsubasa
22. Hana yori Dango
23. Cardcaptor Sakura
24. Gin no Saji / Sliver Spoon
25. Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo (Kochikame)
26. Rorouni Kenshin
27. Chihayafuru
28. City Hunter
29. Akachan to Boku
30. Urusei Yatsura
31. Ginga Tetsudou 999
32. SLAM DUNK
33. Yuu Yuu Hakusho
34. Maison Ikkoku
35. Hokuto no Ken
36. Tokyo Ghoul
37. Akatsuki no Yona
38. Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte
39. Ao Haru Ride
40. DEATH NOTE
41. Fruits Basket
42. Initial D
43. Chibi Maruko-chan
44. Hikaru no Go
45. Crayon Shin-chan
46. Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori
47. Tokimeki Tonight
48. BANANA FISH
49. BASARA
50. Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin
51. Koukaku Kidoutai: The Ghost in the Shell
52. Ore Monogatari
53. Koe no Katachi
54. Kinnikuman
55. Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy)
56. InuYasha
57. Tenshi Nanka ja Nai
58. Golgo 13
59. Ranma 1/2
60. Atashin'chi
61. Ouke no Monshou
62. Oooku
63. Neon Genesis Evangelion
64. Eyeshield 21
65. Kounodori
66. Berserk
67. Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni
68. Jin
69. Poe no Ichizoku
70. Otoyomegatari
71. Konjiki no Gash Bell!!
72. Houshin Engi
73. Umimachi Diary
74. Aa! Megami-sama!
75. Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
76. NANA
77. Diamond no Ace
78. Karakuri Circus
79. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken
80. Piano no Mori
81. MAJOR
82. Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon
83. Tennis no Ouji-sama
84. Kanata kara
85. Chinmoku no Kantai
86. Gaku
87. Kaze to Ki no Uta
88. ×××HOLiC
89. I”s
90. Marmalade Boy
91. Cyborg 009
92. Buddha
93. 7SEEDS
94. Bakuman
95. Saint Seiya
96. GIANT KILLING
97. Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo
98. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
99. Mahoujin Guruguru
100. Thomas no Shinzou

https://booklive.jp/feature/index/id/manga100
https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/diix9l/misc_japanese_fans_voted_on_what_manga_is_a/
https://twitter.com/killleogonpika/status/1184053302196965381

no Vinland Saga? Berserk missing too?
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There's a lot missing lol, this list definitively has some biases but that's how it is with polls. Glad that Parasyte is so highly voted though.
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popular stuff got more votes
hyuge surprise
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nice seeing doraemon up there
 
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I'm happy that Shingeki no Kyojin and Natsume Yuujinchou are there
 
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Might watch the beloved shoujo Kimi no Todoke anime because of this.
 
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It looks like Japanese unsurprisingly have a good taste in manga as well lol.
 
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One Piece at top kinda expected. Happy to see Space Brothers and Kingdom there. When are these two getting sequels?
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Oct 17, 7:01 AM
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Parasyte is my favorite Manga so I'm kinda glad to see it up there. It also warms my heart to see Nodame cantabile & Natsume Yuujinchou.



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Even though I defiently don't agree with a lot of this list (One Piece, Naruto, DB and Kingdom), I still think it's cool to see what other people find interesting, especially in the country of origin.

I have always wondered what my own top 20 would be like, but there's soooo many manga's that it would take ages to figure out the nominees alone.
 
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I like how Nodame Cantabile is on the list. I really loved that one, but I don't hear many people talk about it.
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Freshell said:
popular stuff got more votes
hyuge surprise


Its a mixture of popular and none popular, and some less popular series are rated higher than some popular series.

I guess you wanted no popular series at all in it?
 
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That's a quite good poll, surely there would be a lot missing, just too bad I don't see any of Naoki Urasawa in top 100
 
Oct 18, 2:37 PM
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I'm glad DB is 2nd, honestly should be 1st but I can let it go.
That being said where the fuck are Gintama, GTO, YYH and Slam Dunk!!!!?
 
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what's so special about One Piece?
 
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No gintama? that's surprising considering how popular it is in japan. At least it's nice to see 3-gatsu in there. I am not surprised about doraemon considering how much it has influenced the industry and how popular it is across the asia.
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Valdemore said:
what's so special about One Piece?


It didn't finish when it had to like DB, Naruto and Bleach
 
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@deg that tweet link doesn't work at least for me

Also this is top 100 if you like edit your first post:


It's weird, really weird when there is no Gintama in even top 100. And I'm probably wrong but feeling like majority of voters were female...
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Wow! Akachan to boku in top 30. That's a pleasant surprise.

@mhkr you are probably right about gintama. Anime made it into top 20 of nhk poll so it seems weird to not have gintama there.
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“The sound of the Gion Shoja temple bells echoes the impermanence of all things;
The color of the sala flowers reveals the truth that to flourish is to fall.
The proud do not endure, like a passing dream on a night in spring;
The mighty fall at last, to be no more than dust before the wind.”


 
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@mhkr

thanks i added it now
 
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these kind of polls are always predictable
of course there are a handful of suprising placements and missing works but the list is not interesting nonetheless
 
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None of my favorite mangas are on the list, the Japanese have such plebeian taste in manga.
 
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Surprised to see Ore Monogatari there
 
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No mention of Sailor Moon? I guess Japanese otaku don't care about it anymore...?
 
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I'm annoyed that Marmalade Boy is on there when there is WAAAAAAAAAY BETTER shoujo romance. Shame on you, Japan.

....at least Fruits and Yona are above it. xD



 
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Valdemore said:
what's so special about One Piece?

If you are close-minded to action shonen then don't watch the following videos. If not, it's a free world ,your choice for your time.


These videos are over 2 years old but convey the intended message.

Now, I'd rather list various things about One Piece that're special but unless you read the manga,everything I rant will be meaningless so you can watch those videos or Watch One Piece: Episode of East Blue . A special 100 min long adapting first 100 chapter of the series.(Not alternative for the series but rather a test point)


Sorry for butchering the english language.
 
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Uneessh said:
Valdemore said:
what's so special about One Piece?

If you are close-minded to action shonen then don't watch the following videos. If not, it's a free world ,your choice for your time.


These videos are over 2 years old but convey the intended message.

Now, I'd rather list various things about One Piece that're special but unless you read the manga,everything I rant will be meaningless so you can watch those videos or Watch One Piece: Episode of East Blue . A special 100 min long adapting first 100 chapter of the series.(Not alternative for the series but rather a test point)


Sorry for butchering the english language.
+10000 this!

I highly suggest watching the videos above if anyone's wondering why One Piece is so great, especially the second one.

I wouldn't recommend watching those "Episodes of ____" though because those are paced very poorly and it doesn't linger long enough for you to feel anything.. plus newer animation just sucks.
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That's a quite good poll, surely there would be a lot missing, just too bad I don't see any of Naoki Urasawa in top 100


Exactly what I thought. Even weirder considering he has some pretty popular works and he has some serious reputation around there. And I don't think is because of lack of popularity, Twenty Century Boys even got into the top ten of most selling manga of the year once.

Well, I guess is just like that sometimes. Maybe is just a thing of where they asked or something.
 
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This list is shit because Akira and battle Angela alita is not here, yet Tokyo ghoul is here? What?? 0_o
 
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>Wan Piss over FMA
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^Heh, why not. Not a fan of either one, but both are well executed with a lot of interesting themes. I was personally hoping that the last third of FMA was handled a bit more maturely instead of falling into the way of battle manga tropes it did. Still decent experience.

Too bad you can find Berserk on the list. Should be around 10k+ as the most, I hate the word but it's true, overrated crap that it is. Especially considering that the series is dead because of 2 decades of idle pacing and massive quality loss. For twenty+ years, there is almost no progress. Other series would've been axed tenfold already.
 
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Suprised to see Ushio to Tora and Dai no Daiboken there as they are great series, but rarely talked about
 
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The popularity of Hana yori dango is so much in Asia, the manga ranking 22 and also having so many good live action dramas, how come the hype around this cliched romance manga still hasn't died
 
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Democracy empowers the majority, just like how this list consists of virtually every of the most popular ones. This industry should have a poll like the Western's Critics Poll. Well no, on second thought, no one would ever dig shit so obscure in this industry that much to even have a full idea to properly vote.
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Interesting, but I hope some people don't get the wrong idea and think that their (Japan) opinion on what's a masterpiece is law because it's certainly just opinion and culture at work here. It isn't a stretch for some people to think Japanese people have a superior opinion. However, it is neat to consider 'why' results may be what they are in comparison to, let's say, a poll from the West.
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"2. DRAGON BALL"
Seriously? I love (part of) this manga and Toriyama's work in general. I'm the first to claim that even after it outstayed its welcome, there were some pretty good designs (characters or other) as well as great action depiction, and that the comic timing was always on point in the early gag adventure tomes. In short, it's exemplary on various points.
But... how can this be number two when there is no place for Otomo (despite his drawings, writing, mise-en-scène/layout) ? Maybe Taniguchi ? And several other big names. There are so many purely commercial entertainment titles (DB is a good example), this list is essentially a "what is your favourite manga" and not "masterpiece" list.

I will still use DB as a way to question this survey: 10 years ago, a survey showed that a majority of young people up to 20-22years (students) had only a vague idea of what DB was and never read the manga. Consequently, I'm forced to ask: WHO the hell answered THIS survey?
Samewise, I'm amazed to find Hôshin Engi at the 72nd rank. It's a mostly forgotten long series from the 90s second half, popular enough in its time but that's all. Yes, it's pretty well build (thanks to it being an adaptation of an adaptation probably) and it has some interesting historical elements and offers a pretty good blend of past and future (thanks to the mangaka), but I don't see it as fit enough to be one of the 100 japanese comics masterworks.

I could go ona dn on so I'll leave here.
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