Top 10 Manga of 2009: Demographic Breakdown

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Below you can see the most popular manga for men and women aged 10-50, broken down by age group and gender.

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  • gianeka commented on June 17, 2011 03:16

    ah...Naruto. no worry, i love it...one piece, and bleach too...well mainstream mangas are nice... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 2, 2011 05:23

    i can't believe peoples talk about majority in japan and hell yes one piece ftw. but when they see naruto. oh its sucks and don't see, that its in same league as one piece in... More


Manga in Japan = One Piece

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Manga in Japan appears synonymous with One Piece in much the same way that manga overseas is a shorthand for saying “Naruto“, if the latest manga sales figures are anything to go by.

The collected Oricon Top 50 figures for manga sales through the first half of 2009 (shown below) give a complete picture of what manga series are dominating Japan of late, with the usual blockbusters of Bleach, Naruto, and (of course) One Piece dominating much of the list.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2011 16:41

    FMA right up there with One Piece :) Both had a good story, good and funny characters, and both had really good omake. Gotta love them omake. A lot better comedy than most comedy magazines and... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2011 16:38

    Lol. K-On is just another moeblob, nothing actually interesting. No plot, no (good) characters, no substance. Its just a fictional story of how the characters live their lives (they arent even real...).... More


Live-Action Naruto Cast Announced

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Universal Studios has revealed the live-action cast for their adaptation of fish-cake ninja anime Naruto, pictured above.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 23, 2013 04:44

    HAHAHAHA... Stupid Binzarre... Manusia purba!... More

  • Martijn commented on November 19, 2010 08:08

    Some good padding will solve the chest problem. I think that, for a 3D version, they look pretty acurate imho.... More


Russian Cosplay Chaos

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The at times disturbing content of a Russian cosplay event is on display here, showing less the than lofty peaks of success alongside the depressingly deep chasms of failure…

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  • Anonymous commented on March 24, 2014 05:23

    Flat Cirno is flat.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 16, 2012 06:17

    Now she is really the strongest.... More


Manga in Japan = Naruto

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Detractors of hit manga Naruto will be gnashing their teeth in anguished frustration with the news that the manga sales charts for the first weeks of May show a spectacular showing from the orange ninja in Japan, with his compiled adventures crushing all comers…

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  • Anonymous commented on November 4, 2010 07:34

    Hmm it seems there are more kids in Japan than we realised....... More

  • tyciol commented on January 15, 2010 02:38

    I don't mind the success, I just hate spoilers.... More


Shonen Yaoi

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Characters from a number of notable shonen manga titles feature in their fujoshi homosexualised renditions in this image.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 17, 2012 06:38

    Bitch please, just because he hates yaoi like most people then he's narrow minded? if that's the case then 90% of the world is narrow minded.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 16, 2010 09:30

    Yes. Faggot.... More


Naruto Shippuden Gets Simulcast Streaming by Viz

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The American distributors of Naruto, Viz Media, will shortly be starting belated but promising provision of Naruto Shippuden episodes streamed simultaneously with the Japanese airing (“simulcast”).

The release schedule begins March 26th with the 101st episode of Naruto Shippuden, airing on Viz’s official site Naruto.com. Episodes will of course be subtitled only, and entirely free. The previous 100 episodes are also available for viewing.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 12, 2010 20:41

    For what it's worth, I really do like Naruto and feel it deserves attention. Unfortunately, I feel that it gets unfairly treated by people who automatically react poorly to something being popular.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 26, 2009 20:05

    They can't read subs because most Naruto fans read at a 5th grade level.... More


Manga in America = Naruto

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A recent comic and manga best seller list for the USA, compiled by the New York Times, has revealed the embarrassing truth: manga is Naruto.

Of the recent top ten (for early March), only three non-Naruto titles feature, and the top ranks are entirely dominated by the title:

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  • Anonymous commented on June 25, 2012 20:43

    “The reason he has blonde hair and blue eyes is for overseas sales.” fuck ye!!! XD... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 9, 2012 17:24

    each manga has it's own fans...so let it be but Naruto most definitely will end in next one year, coz there's no way to continue the arc... even the manga is short, they would likely became legend... More


Naruto Supports Islamist Party

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Clone abusing ninja Naruto has been spotted lending his support to Indonesia’s Prosperous Justice Party, or Partai Keadilan Sejahtera, an Islamist party supporting such backwards medievalist policies as bans on pornography, in what we can only consider as an episode which could damage his chances of becoming Hokage.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 21, 2011 16:51

    Agreed too, waalaikumsalam... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 21, 2011 16:50

    yup agreed, same here in my place.... More


Dattebayo Quits Naruto Fansubs

Dattebayo Quits Naruto Fansubs - your Christmas present

Long time Naruto fansubbing group Dattebayo, whose torrent releases are downloaded hundreds of thousands of times each week, has announced that it will cease fansubbing Naruto come January.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 24, 2009 15:42

    They have stopped subbing it. And I'm sad to say that I'm a huge Naruto fan. The last two releases that they've done have been "hello kitty" fakesubs. And they have released... More

  • recklesss commented on August 18, 2009 21:15

    fuck offf... More


Naruto – Narutimate Storm on PS3 Soon

Naruto – Narutimate Storm on PS3 Soon

The latest in the excellent Naruto based Narutimate Hero (or Naruto: Ultimate Ninja, if you prefer) series of 3D action/fighting games has been confirmed as being due for a winter release on the PS3. The game is entitled NARUTO ‐ ナルト ‐ ナルティメットストーム / Narutimate Storm.

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  • Exitium commented on September 21, 2009 17:15

    I'm hoping for Shippuden to be released on the consoles more often, I've only heard of it being made mostly for the Wii(I think there was one for PS2).... More

  • Rogersick commented on November 5, 2008 11:29

    I felt the premise was pretty good.... then ninjas started to have super powers, like mutants from X-Men. Thats when I felt it got out of hand. I only watched till Naruto beat Gaara. Then... More


Sasuke&!

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Sasuke-chan learns the truth about Itachi. Spotted this rather strange but undeniably well executed Naruto/Yotsuba-to parody manga, which I took the liberty of translating; see below for the whole thing, Japanese original included as well. Via here.

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  • OTIKA commented on March 28, 2011 21:56

    I am okay with this.... More

  • G4tsu.P commented on August 22, 2009 13:28

    +9000... More


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