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Da Vinci Magazine's Best Manga Author of the Year 2011

by dtshyk
Dec 12, 2011 12:55 AM | 56 Comments
According to Ameba News, monthly book review magazine Da Vinci has announced Book of the Year 2011. The rankings were based on the polls of 4986 people, who are composed of book reviewers, bookstore keepers, and the readers of the magazine. Oda Eiichiro and Umino Chika have won the top spots in the best manga author rankings by large margins.

Best Male Authors
*1, Oda Eiichiro
*2, Inoue Takehiko
*3, Urasawa Naoki
*4, Togashi Yoshihiro
*5, Sorachi Hideaki
*6, Adachi Mitsuru
*7, Azuma Kiyohiko
*8, Aoyama Gosho
*9, Araki Hirohiko
10, Toriyama Akira
11, Asano Inio
12, Obata, Takeshi
13, Akimoto Osamu
14, Koyama Chuya
15, Kishimoto Masashi
16, Hojo Tsukasa
17, Hirokane Kenshi
18, Ishikawa Masayuki
19, Usuta Kyosuke
20, Mizuki Shigeru

Best Female Authors
*1, Umino Chika
*2, Arakawa Hiromu
*3, Nakamura Hikaru
*4, Yazawa Ai
*5, Saibara Rieko
*6, Sakura Momoko
*8, Yoshinaga Fumi
*9, Ichijo Yukari
*9, Takahashi Rumiko
11, Shiina Karuho
12, Higashimura Akiko
13, Anno Moyoco
14, Sasaki Noriko
15, Midorikawa Yuki
16, Yoshida Akimi
17, Hagio Moto
18, Ninomiya Tomoko
19, Nishi Keiko
20, Ikuemi Ryo
20, Tanikawa Fumiko

Best Manga Series
*1, One Piece
*2, 3 Gatsu no Lion
*3, Saint Young Men
*4, Fullmetal Alchemist
*5, Kimi ni Todoke
*6, Thermae Romae
*7, Nodame Cantabile
*8, Gin no Saji
*9, Chihayafuru
10, Shingeki no Kyojin
11, Usagi Drop
12, Bakuman
13, Glass Mask
14, Yotsuba&!
15, Kinou Nani Tabeta?
16, Natsume Yuujinchou
17, Uchuu Kyoudai
18, Hunter x Hunter
19, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo
20, Ohoku
20, Umimachi Diary

Sources: Ameba News, PR Times

20 of 56 Comments Recent Comments

Togashi is the best! with 2 volumes = no.4!
the top 3 were great as well
No Kubo hahahaha

Jan 4, 2012 1:50 AM by x5exotic


Jan 4, 2012 12:12 AM by Keiz

can any body help me : please

Dec 19, 2011 1:13 PM by scholes18

what's media factury ?
what's da vinci magazine ??,
and what means book of the year ?

Dec 19, 2011 1:04 PM by scholes18

As Expected from Eiichiro Oda and One Piece.

Dec 13, 2011 11:19 AM by Valky

TenkaseiRyo said:
hmm Kochi kame still in top 20 after its beeing running for close to 40 years

that shows that Licensing compains are stupid

why dont VIZ Grab Kochi Kame

Honestly, i don't think Viz wil ever "grab" Kochikame, i'm still hopeful that some spanish company will license the manga, since there the anime is relatively known.
Besides Japan, the manga was only released in Taiwan.

Dec 13, 2011 9:20 AM by RedTiger

Avato-chan said:
Also i think Ouran should had been Added!!!!! it ended like FMA

While I agree Ouran is a great manga and I enjoyed reading it a lot, I don't quite remember it ending

I must have missed that part.

Dec 13, 2011 6:33 AM by kennikitty

This is a surprisingly solid list. The top 6 in the male category are all absolutely excellent mangaka.

There are quite a few in the female category that I don't know, but everyone I recognise is wonderful.

Dec 12, 2011 9:39 PM by amayadori

Oh, wow, so many of my favourite manga-kas up there!

But I'm happiest for Togashi Yoshihiro-sensei. Congrats on 4th! ^^=

Dec 12, 2011 8:28 PM by Forest-kun

umm..ya..I'll see you all next year.(hoping it changes a bit)

Dec 12, 2011 6:52 PM by Angra-Mainyu

One Piece is really that great, huh? Maybe I should attempt at reading it again.

Dec 12, 2011 6:24 PM by Sanguis

Natsume Yuujinchou!!! So happy x3.

Dec 12, 2011 6:20 PM by Ardamaeus

Oda and One Piece on top <3

Dec 12, 2011 6:18 PM by Chibi-Alice

WOOOH HOO atlot of ones i like...,im sad that none of clamp,s series made it on thhe Manga though,Also i think Ouran should had been Added!!!!! it ended like FMA and its not even on there !?(btw im a BIG FMA fan)

Dec 12, 2011 5:48 PM by Avato-chan

hmm Kochi kame still in top 20 after its beeing running for close to 40 years

that shows that Licensing compains are stupid

why dont VIZ Grab Kochi Kame

Dec 12, 2011 4:00 PM by DateYutaka

SoFarGone said:
Bleach fail

long ago...

Dec 12, 2011 3:59 PM by psy-p

Well... OP is popular because it's good. (Although I agree that there are better series out there, OP is one of the best...)

Best Manga Series
*1, One Piece
*4, Fullmetal Alchemist
*5, Kimi ni Todoke
*9, Chihayafuru
11, Usagi Drop
16, Natsume Yuujinchou
18, Hunter x Hunter

Yes to these (ones that I have read and love).

Togashi, Yoshihiro
Sorachi, Hideaki
Arakawa, Hiromu
Midorikawa, Yuki

Dec 12, 2011 3:56 PM by Mirorin

Once i saw "readers of the magazine", I stopped believing on the list. ;~;

I'd agree with Umino, but Oda? One Piece just seems more biased because of it's large popularity.

Dec 12, 2011 3:11 PM by Maora

I'm just happy seeing Inio Asano on the list. Having Hiromu Arakawa and Naoki Urasawa on there is nice too, as well as Kuragehime's mangaka.

Dec 12, 2011 3:09 PM by Salinga

AlanViBritannia said:
Poll is seriously biased, considering how under the sea arc in One Piece was one of the worst in One Piece so far

Not to mention the Sabo arc was way below the standard quality (opinions)

Dec 12, 2011 3:09 PM by Xelzy

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