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ALA Chooses Manga REAL As Top 10 Great Graphic Novels For Teens 2009

by dtshyk
Jan 29, 2009 6:53 PM | 17 Comments
American Library Association (ALA) announced this year's Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Three Japanese manga were chosen:
Sand Chronicles vol.1 - 3
REAL vol.1 & 2
Uzumaki vol.1

All of the three titles are published by VIZ Media.

The following manga were chosen as Great Graphic Novels for Teens (below top 10):
Metro Survive vol.1 & 2
Hikaru no Go vol.12 & 13
Slam Dunk vol.1
Kieli vol.1 & 2
Koukou Debut vol.1 & 2
Naruto vol.28 - 31
Shoulder-a-Coffin, Kuro vol.1 & 2
Two Flowers of the Dragon vol.1 & 2
Love for Venus vol.1 - 3
The Key to the Kingdom vol.1
Fruits Basket vol.20 & 21
Black Jack vol.1
Dororo vol.1 - 3
Honey and Clover vol.1 - 3
Hikkatsu! vol.1 - 3
NANA vol.8 - 12

Source: ALA

17 Comments Recent Comments

Animefan009 said:
i like naruto
I'm thinking of something clever to say about this, but I can't think of anything to make this funnier than it already is.

Jan 31, 2009 10:41 PM by llxwarbirdxll

Glad to see more recognition for REAL, it's one of the best manga I've read yet. Also, Uzumaki's an excellent read as well.

Jan 31, 2009 7:47 PM by JTSlayer

Happy to see REAL up there. It's a great manga that everyone should read.

Jan 31, 2009 4:55 PM by Danish

Oh yeah, 'Shoulder-a-coffin, Kuro'.
It's great. =D

Jan 31, 2009 1:26 AM by De-JaY

dtshyk said:
Fruits Basket vol.20 & 21
Honey and Clover vol.1 - 3
NANA vol. 8 - 12


Glad to see these titles up there.

Jan 30, 2009 5:32 PM by Ramen

dtshyk said:
Kieli vol.1 & 2
Shoulder-a-Coffin, Kuro vol.1 & 2


YES! *-*

More people need to read these!

Jan 30, 2009 3:40 PM by OverChasm

i like naruto

Jan 30, 2009 2:52 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

Oh wow. That's a good list actually.

Jan 30, 2009 2:22 PM by LolitaDecay

dtshyk said:
Hikaru no Go vol.12 & 13
Naruto vol.28 - 31
Fruits Basket vol.20 & 21


YES :D! 3 of my most fave mangas are on there, woot!

Jan 30, 2009 12:18 AM by Toddler_Naruto

accela said:
FUKKEN YEAH~!! UZUMAKI!!!

It's about time it was actually noticed.


And for anyone that saw the movie first; that movie is utter crap. The manga is like angelic kisses raining down from the heavens compared to the movie.


I was taken surprised when Uzumaki was chosen as one of the Top 3 even though I like a lot of Junji Ito's works. (I assumed that horror manga isn't really preferred by the general readers..)
Uzumaki was epic though, and the movie was rubbish.

Jan 30, 2009 12:02 AM by in_grief

Needs more Bokurano.

Jan 29, 2009 11:29 PM by llxwarbirdxll

Wow, Hikaru no Go made it. It's an awesome series that was sadly cut short.

In all honesty, not like any teen is going to pay attention to what the library system has to say. Nor is any parent going to promote reading a comic book. But I guess recognition is always nice.

Jan 29, 2009 10:53 PM by ironchefflip

YES, Slam Dunk, REAL, NANA, and did I mention Slam Dunk?


Hmm... Maybe I will finally pick up Hikaru no Go and Sand Chronicles now.

Jan 29, 2009 9:00 PM by sigunjdd

FUKKEN YEAH~!! UZUMAKI!!!

It's about time it was actually noticed.


And for anyone that saw the movie first; that movie is utter crap. The manga is like angelic kisses raining down from the heavens compared to the movie.

Jan 29, 2009 8:01 PM by accela

Cihan said:
Real is getting much-deserved praise.

I've known about Uzumaki for years but for some reason still havent watched the movie or read the manga.


Same here, just added to my plan to read list.

Jan 29, 2009 7:51 PM by wakka9ca

Real is getting much-deserved praise.

I've known about Uzumaki for years but for some reason still havent watched the movie or read the manga.

Jan 29, 2009 7:08 PM by Beatnik

I'll be sure to check them all out.

Jan 29, 2009 7:00 PM by blahblabha