Top 30 Most Beloved Mangaka of 2015

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Fans have demonstrated passion for their favorite manga by voting for the top mangaka of 2015, surprising few as the most popular mangaka masters of blockbuster shonen fame easily nab the top spots.

The ranking, boasting 10,000 votes:


1. Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)

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2. Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)

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3. Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball)

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4. Hiromu Arakawa (Full Metal Alchemist)

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5. Hirohiko Araki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)

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6. Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma 1/2)

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7. Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul)

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8. Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)

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9. Gosho Aoyama (Detective Conan)

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10. Yana Toboso (Black Butler)

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11. Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho)

12. Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan)

13. Cocoa Fujiwara (Inu x Boku SS)

14. Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Kuroko’s Basketball)

15. Yuusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom)

16. Clamp (Cardcaptor Sakura and Magic Knight Rayearth)

17. Taito Kubo (Bleach)

18. Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk)

19. Takeshi Obata (Death Note and Bakuman)

20. Izumi Tsubaki (Ore-sama Teacher and Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun)

21. Haruichi Furudate (Haikyuu!!)

22. Takeshi Konomi (The Prince of Tennis)

23. Akira Amano (Hitman Reborn!)

24. Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail and Rave Master)

25. Mitsuru Adachi (Touch)

26. Io Sakisaka (Blue Spring Ride)

27. Kentaro Yabuki (To Love-Ru and Black Cat)

28. Chica Umino (Honey and Clover)

29. Nakaba Suzuki (The Seven Deadly Sins)

30. Naoshi Komi (Nisekoi)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    One Piece has been going for so long now, that I hardly even remember what happened in more than half of the chapters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I know right, I love it to

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm surprised Eiichiro Oda isn't at Number 1, like him or not he's at the top of the pile in terms of success. 320 million manga volumes sold worldwide, another 3.8 million printed for the upcoming volume in Japan. His anime is consistently beating Naruto and others and is the Number 1 Shounen anime in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sales and success doesn't really mean everyone likes him, hell I can't stand One Piece personally. But I do have to agree that it's surprising he's not at the top.

    Never seen Gintama but I didn't know it was that popular... It always seemed to get overshadowed by the big three, OP, Naruto and Bleach.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Sales and success doesn't really mean everyone likes him

    The Japanese love him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:04 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    dude its all about the timing ... sorachi is killing it. right now the arc is so fucking epic...

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    Comment by TehWERR
    12:54 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    here here

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    Comment by No Name
    01:23 14/07/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Where the hell is Ken Akamatsu?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 14/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is a 2015 poll. Not matter how much you like UQ Holder, its nowhere near the level of quality Negima had.
    Not to mention, UQ Holder just isn't that popular with people.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    09:00 18/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    a) It's still a huge WTF not to include him.

    b) CLAMP is in the list (spelled Clamp) and their popular stuff is even older than Negima.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 19/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    But CLAMP's most popular stuff was more popular than Negima, and combined, more popular than Love Hina as well (despite having less volumes and episodes than Negima, Love Hina, quality aside, left a bigger mark on anime and manga, basically defining the already existing modern harem genre).

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 15/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Touta just isn't as likeable as Negi was. LOL and nobody likes the romance angle honestly. I'd prefer it if he was just focused on combat and learning his family history.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 14/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, how is Togashi not higher up on this list?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 14/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    because he's a lazy fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 18/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mangaka of Kodomo no Jikan is the best! - Although it's a popular lolicon manga, it shows true fanservice for all lolicons, even a great ending.

    Kaworu Watashiya, best <333

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:36 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    George Morikawa should be there. Hajime no Ippo has like 1K+ chapters already and still ongoing.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 14/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    the list is not in order.

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    Comment by Noodlestein
    18:10 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cocoa Fujiwara, RIP. :x

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Ken Akamatsu? something is wrong with this list...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    if this list's made in 90s or early 2000's he should be up there. but after floppin negima out so badly and UQ holder being nothing but an uninteresting lump, he'll be lucky to be placed in any rankings

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Considering Negima's ending was literally to spite the company, I think that's a bit unjustified. When the man had a choice between doing what the publisher wanted his manga to do vs threatening to end the manga early, the latter was his choice. The publishers called his bluff and he proceeded to carry out his threat, sacrificing the manga he's put his heart into just to prove a point. He's got gall, you gotta give him that.

    Many forget that the start of Negima was seen as rough for many fans. Much the same for UQ Holder. I wouldn't put it out of the battle quite yet.

    But popularity polls will be popularity polls. The results are not surprising to me in any way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 14/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "When the man had a choice between doing what the publisher wanted his manga to do vs threatening to end the manga early, the latter was his choice. The publishers called his bluff and he proceeded to carry out his threat, sacrificing the manga he's put his heart into just to prove a point."

    This is unconfirmed apologist fanboy bull. And if it had been true and he had any actual balls, he wouldn't continue working for the very same people who allegedly tried to screw him up.

    "Many forget that the start of Negima was seen as rough for many fans. Much the same for UQ Holder. I wouldn't put it out of the battle quite yet."

    No, by this point Negima already had lifted off, while UQ Holder continues being aimless crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 16/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "There's plenty of other sites that had this information, most of which unfortunately are gone by now."

    How convenient.

    Oh yeah, sure, that prospect of law that was so important it forced everyone in the manga business to cancel their own series. Oh wait, no one else did it, just Akamatsu, after which the whole thing ended up in a big ball of nothing.

    We got a 'confirmation' (based only on the word of a few people online, and yeah, that includes Akamatsu himself, but the man has lost a lot of credibility by now) there was such a prospect of law. We never got a confirmation it was necessary to axe Negima for it, and it certainly didn't necessitate a mass reaction from creators across Japan. Believe your fantasies of Akamatsu The Hero Who Single-Handledy Saved Manga By Cutting Off a Manga that wasn't Even Kodansha's Top Seller if you want, but just parroting the same old article in ANB's blog (and God knows how biased ANB can be at times) won't magically make that true.

    And even so, he still basically undid his own point by keeping working for Kodansha after they allegedly were going to act in bad faith against him. One way or another, he proved being a flunk.

    "Japanese politics are actually important to some of us adults that give a shit about the creators. We can read between the lines. Can you?"

    Better than you, who takes what the first White Knight in the Internet goes around spreading (and without official confirmation from any other authors) at face value to excuse someone who has proved he's only winging things through both writing-wise and management-wise. And don't give me that on the 'adult' thing. Odds are you still were in your diapers when I began reading manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 15/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Unconfirmed apologist fanboy bull"?

    Mate, do you even research? No? Didn't think so. Here, since you couldn't be arsed to do it :

    http://anime.astronerdboy.com/2012/03/new-proposed-japanese-law-reason-ken.html

    http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3566624

    There's plenty of other sites that had this information, most of which unfortunately are gone by now. Now if you're quite done talking about things you clearly know nothing about, then I suggest you keep your personal bias bullshit to yourself. Japanese politics are actually important to some of us adults that give a shit about the creators. We can read between the lines. Can you?

    Also, I couldn't care less if you thought both series are garbage. That's your opinion. I respect it. Just don't sit there and act like it's the truth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a shame Negima never really got an adaption that was faithful to the source material.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Half of these are just fad-manga or long dead manga.

    Tokyo Ghoul
    Prince of tennis
    Attack on Titan
    Nisekoi
    Assasination classroom.

    Gimme a break, next thing you know they'll start letting trash like "boku no hero"'s mangaka in here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    ansatsu kyoushitsu is actually very good, but apparently your taste is shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your taste is shit to some, so just deal with it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    everything is shit! cartoon rules!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    it has its moments, there were some chapters that were extremely boring, but recent chapters have been action packed and interesting so. tokyo ghoul on the other hands i dont even know where to start.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hirohiko-sama should be first and gosho second....

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:00 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your favorite manga is SHIT!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ranma 1/2 is still being serialized? That's impressive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 14/07/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The mangas mentioned are the most famous examples, not the recent ones.

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    Comment by Tube Worm
    07:11 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ranma finished 20 years ago. She moved on to InuYasha and now Rinne

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 13/07/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Even after 20 years, I still find shampoo and ukyo to be quite hot

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 15/07/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shampoo will always be best girl!




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