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Even the likes of Doraemon has finally been displaced from the ranks of the most kiddy-friendly manga Japanese parents want their remaining offspring reading, to be replaced by the likes of One Piece, Naruto and even Silver Spoon – although a certain titanic blockbuster of recent years is still yet to make its scale felt.

The ranking, based on a digital publisher’s survey of child owners for national child reading promotion day (which apparently includes manga in Japan):

1. One Piece

2. Doraemon

3. Gin no Saji

4. Dragon Ball

5. Phoenix

6. Barefoot Gen

7. Space Brothers

8. Slam Dunk

9. Naruto

10. Chihayafuru


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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 28/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.7)

    You won't be done reading One Piece yourself by the time you have grandchildren -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 28/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    The funny part is Oda originally planned for it to run for five years but was having "too much fun" (steady paycheck) to stop.

    He did say the manga was about halfway finished around the time episode 500 of the anime was airing so maybe, MAYBE we'll see the end in another 10-15 years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:09 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    doesn't matter, I still enjoyed it, and would definitely recommend it to my child, when I have any.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 30/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "when I have any" god this made me cringe in laughter

    Comment by Anonymous

    As long as One Piece continues to be so fucking entertaining I would not mind it lasting another 20 years man!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:55 28/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Eiichirō Oda is at least twice as old as most of his readers. Do you really think he'll outlive them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Do you really think he'll finish one piece before he dies?

    Not a chance in hell.

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    Comment by Shimazaki
    02:10 23/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This makes me remember the case of berserk manga, for some reason.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    04:37 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 11:51, i have read OP 15 years, and i have grandchildren!
    Been Anime & Manga otaku since mid 80`s.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another 10 years of luffy crew running around separate on city/base/cattle on every arc?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i never know they did cattles

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:05 30/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll just play game versions with them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:16 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will Yotsuba be speaking in kanji by then then?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:06 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    C'mon, how can they not rank Detective Conan on there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 28/04/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Because then they'll learn how to murder in incredibly creative ways.

    Comment by Anonymous

    sankakucomplex users are stupid and they can suck my proverbial dick
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    Comment by kamehappo
    04:39 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Conan must be that "certain titanic blockbuster"!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    You guys are crazy, for kids it HAS to be To Aru Majutsu no Index and Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Although there are manga adaptions of those, they were light novels first. I believe this survey only considered series that started as manga. So Index and Horizon aren't eligible. If this was a survey on LN's though, I would totally agree with you.

    Comment by Anonymous

    sankakucomplex users are stupid and they can suck my proverbial dick
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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No Kanokon or TLR Darkness? Kids loved the Kanokon anime, and TLR:D did pass that one government review awhile back. Besides, if they want the current kids ever to reproduce sometime in the future, it'd be best to get them interested in the process as soon as possible...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm of the impression that reading helps kids reinforce the prevailing attitudes of their environment, especially the more prescribed ones.

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    Comment by UraSapMrJap
    14:31 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    One Piece is a good example for kids because it has an assload of actual reading. It leans more towards being a novel rather than a glorified coloring book like some other manga *cough* *cough* -insert your favorite non "One Piece" manga here- Love you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would have liked to see Aah! Megami-Sama on this list. As a manga that ran for 25 years I consider it be a part of my life which I wouldn't mind sharing with my Kids.

    Comment by Anonymous

    sankakucomplex users are stupid and they can suck my proverbial dick
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    Comment by Anonymous

    Oh! My Goddess is a drag. It starts off well, but gets really, really boring after volume 15 or so. But so many marathon series do. They should just draw a line and do something else sometimes...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why isn't pokemon on this list? It very clear any kid would definity watch it amd even the girls would watch sailor moon almost any age

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:30 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I guess because kids already gravitate towards pokemon. They dont need their parents recommending it to them. In japan kids are probably born knowing all the pokemon from the most recent gen.
    As for Sailor Moon, its more than an entire generation old for the kids of today. Seems more like the list is talking about recent or current series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:39 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    shit ain't got any muscle. my kids will turn into animal slaver if they watch pokemon.

    back in the days, we let our kids watch Hokuto no Ken and they grew fine beards before they hit 15.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is a reading/book/manga list nitwit. Not a TV show ranking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'd let my kid read GTO, and watch Kill La Kill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:23 28/04/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Only incest novels in my house.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And how are you going to draw the line between 2D and 3D? If you had a son and a daughter making out, would you be like "you two stop that right now" or "don't mind me, pretend that I ain't here"? lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're giving him a choice between still photos and a movie, eh? That'd work for the coaching mode, but what if he'd actually join in?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:23 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This modern kids...
    I'd let my kid read Trigun and watch Cowboy beebop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    my kids read 20th century boys and watched hellsing

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    My kids are watching Space Battleship Yamato and Fist OF The North Star right now...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Give them Moyashimon and Nana + Kaoru, they'll learn useful things for life!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kids these days know their suisankanatoriumu from the instant food packaging.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    did by useful things for life, you mean how to brew sake ????

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:53 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    GTO definitely but kill la kill?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:36 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    spread the NUDISTOOOO BEACHHHHH!!

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    17:20 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd let my children to watch and read The World God Only Knows.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:50 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quick then for you to find something else since 'The World God only knows' is DONE. OVER. KAPUT. FINITO.

    I suggest you jump past the kiddy stuff & go directly into Urotsukidōji (of course you'll have to train them to read Japanese too!) for a fine round-up on Anime~~~~

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    sankakucomplex users are stupid and they can suck my proverbial dick
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    Comment by manolito62
    14:16 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would have added gintama.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Give 'em the anime episodes also

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    was not expecting chihayafuru to be on the list.

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    20:36 28/04/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Three words:
    Yokohama
    Kaidashi
    Kikou

    Period.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 29/04/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    ヨコハマ買出し紀行 is very nice for putting your kids to bed. One chapter and they're sound asleep.

    Oh, and that doesn't mean I think it's a bad series. I'd rather have my kids read that than OP or DB.

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    sankakucomplex users are stupid and they can suck my proverbial dick
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