Top 10 Manga to Leave to Posterity


A survey of the top ten manga the Japanese would like to see left to posterity reveals the paragon of literary greatness in comic form is apparently a basketball manga, and that future generations might be disappointed should they happen not to like shonen manga…

The list, compiled by chart masters Oricon:

1. Slam Dunk

2. One Piece

3. Dragonball

4. Doraemon

5. Sazae-san

6. Detective Conan

7. Kochikame

8. Chibi Maruko-chan

9. Full Metal Alchemist

10. Hana Yori Danshi

The survey took a stratified sample of 900 men and women, asking 150 men and 150 women from those in their teens, those in their twenties and those in their thirties, all of whom answered yes to the question “do you have an interest in manga?”

Via Oricon.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The list was made by asking people of different age groups so the ones that got that high are the ones that were popular among all the age groups.

    That might be why there are many very long old and still ongoing manga there and why its so full of shonen.

    Kids like shonen, older kids still like it and adults might still remember liking it.

    For something to get that high on the list it would have to appeal to all the age groups.

    I find all this very interesting, many currently popular manga are apparently only popular with kids while older classics like dragon ball still stand relevant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 20/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    More than a third of those aren't exactly "shonen", though

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    Comment by Kamen Rider Decade
    03:59 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yu-Gi-Oh! and Death Note were robbed, that is all...

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    Comment by Shino
    02:40 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "150 girls"

    NO FUCKING WONDER. Do you not know how many Slam Dunk fangirls there are?!

    Comment by Taichi
    22:43 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slam Dunk deserves its place.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:20 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would've voted for Slam Dunk and Hikaru no Go.

    Comment by anonymous
    22:39 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All those who say any of the manga and animes mentioned are horrible obviously are Americans who have no taste and appreciation to understand how good they are. Too bad!

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    Comment by DmonHiro
    22:46 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1st: there are ONLY manga on the list you imbecile
    2nd: already said several times, I'm Romanian

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm amaze this is the only place where i see a different set of peeps , best trolls ever are down here! or maybe that's Sankaku for me. Anyways , OP is definitely not a surprise , whether you like or not , that series got a real story ,no matter how much you try to bash it , you can never deny the fact of majority's choice and taste. But i know everyone have their own taste , what's i'm just amaze is the attitude of retaliating to this kind of issue by means trolling and nothing else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy fuck thats terrible. If thats that was leftI would hate manga/anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the list is funny considering that some of them have passed at least one generation.

    Comment by minakichan
    00:35 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't necessarily like all of these series, but I agree with all of them. All of these deserved to be "classics."

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    Comment by Akumaten
    00:08 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on! Where's Gintama?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 10/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    not a chance....pass like a wind

    Comment by taz0x
    10:18 20/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One Piece is shit, it doesn't deserve to be in any of the top 10 list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:16 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    seems like you don't like adventure and comedy genders. too bad for you

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 21/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently u dunno shit.

    Comment by kyo
    12:01 20/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    00:37 20/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing I read is on there damnit D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 20/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe you should start picking one or two of the ones on the list. Expand your reading horizons and all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 21/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Galaxy Express or Rokudenashi Blues?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 21/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragonball ownz all other manga created. Fuck this chart, dragonball ftw!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 04/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where is Monster and Ruro-Ken (a.k.a. Samurai X)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 01/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    berserk,kodomono jikan,20th century

    Comment by UgaUga
    12:49 06/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think, u ask only retards =S

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:27 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wheres rurouni kenshin?its legendary!!!T.T

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:58 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Garoto Pintudo
    10:27 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hana Yori Danshi???

    Maybe you mean Hana Yori Dango?

    Comment by K_I_R_A
    10:08 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where are Berserk Gantz GTO Elfenlied Suzuka wtf is this

    Comment by Niktesla
    07:50 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    - One Piece - best
    - Dragonball - good but i'm stuck there
    - Fullmetal Alchemist - should be fine but i havent read it though.

    And what i really miss here is
    - SKIP BEAT!
    - Claymore

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    Comment by Temishi
    06:15 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's amazing to see how many butt-hurt people there are about the poll. It's just opinions from a selected group of people, it's not like it's absolute and those are the best 10 of all time. If you don't like it, then just make your own poll and ask people who have the same interests as you if you want it to be the way you want it.

    Comment by Eamon
    11:34 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    W0ah Slam Dunk tops the ranking every single time :p They really need a sequel to that, cant get enough of sendoh!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    DAMN!Are u guys really think shonen/kids like death note,berserk & ect... over one piece,dragon ball,fma & doraemon?The only missing is sailor moon,thk god naruto & bleach isnt there!I take yuyu hakusho & hokuto no ken over those 2 anyday.

    Comment by paurusan
    12:45 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could swear i can see Aya Tojo there, Next to the guy wearing the farm hat, what anime is that from again...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aya Tojou from Ichigo 100%.

    Comment by hALOTOO
    12:50 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow no Rumiko sensei or Adachi sensei's work,me sad

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    Comment by Cerenado
    06:12 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everybody just loves One Piece it seems.

    Comment by TheVeil
    18:03 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am missing Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Q_Q

    But the list is not that bad though

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    18:15 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The majority of Japanese middle-age women and little girls reads Sazae-san,no doubt about it why it stays that long.I think most members of Sankaku community are bunch of whiny little punks who think they know everything about anime or manga and self-proclaimed otaku gods or something.Time to die little kids.

    Comment by Supakitsune
    18:59 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    An ignorant anon with a mask on is still an ignorant anon

    Also, think about the audience that the manga you're a fan of is intended for before you complain about the list. After all, anime is rare in Japan and it can be assumed to be about the same for manga...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope , it's a different story here in Japan mate , sorry. It's all about the general's taste , so this is more of a country's differences (so culture might have to play a critical part here). No need to bash and troll the poll actually , this is Japan's rate and so does the other countries have its own version for their part.

    Comment by the other anon
    18:19 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never expected the likes of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou popping up in such popularity lists but the lack of seinen or josei works is disturbing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hana Yori Dango, yo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yey! no Nar**to and Bl**ch!

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    Comment by Pandemonium
    01:36 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bleach started pretty good. It got crap when they started using excuses to make him more powerful.

    Is he a Jedi yet?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any action manga would take a nose dive after the first arc or after 200 chapters, even No. 2 and No. 3 of this survey. The good thing about One Piece and Dragonball is that it shoots back up with another refreshing arc/storyline. Bleach hardly surprises me anymore. Naruto every once in awhile. The Americans will eventually learn too in the long run.

    Comment by gunzaku
    18:22 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it is as expected

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    Comment by ahbonk
    14:12 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gunzaku speaks the truth.

    Although it's an anime list, not manga, One Piece is still in the Top 10 most watched anime in Japan for a very very long time (number 2 as of last week). Bleach and Naruto are nowhere to be found.

    In fact, the list complies nicely with the manga list above.

    Wow, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is the only summer-exclusive show there. nice!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:44 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's a surprise really considering the fanboys out there or maybe they're not as huge in Japan as it is outside of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Naruto is the most critically acclaimed overrated series at its best. Bleach is the best contender of the epic loopholes at its best. Now you know the reason why they are out of the league.

    Comment by N.N
    00:46 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know I wish all the American Narutards would just go die, same with the fat cosplayers.

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