Poll: The Most Beloved Manga Artists In Japan

Poll: The Most Beloved Manga Artists in Japan

A thousand Japanese people were asked who their "most favourite" manga artists were. The results may surprise you. Maybe not!

Website Charapedia published the results of the poll. Out of the thousand who participated, 52 per cent were men, 48 per cent were women, 72.5 per cent were in their teens and twenties, and 27.5 per cent were in their 30s and up.

Here, let's take a look at the top 20. The list includes notable manga by each artist.

20. Izumi Tsubaki (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)

19. Takeshi Obata (Death Note)

18. Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk)

17. Tite Kubo (Bleach)

16. Clamp (Cardcaptor Sakura)

15. Yusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom)

14. Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Kuroko's Basketball)

13. Cocoa Fujiwara (Inu x Boku SS, Vol. 1)

12. Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan)

11. Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter × Hunter)

10. Yana Toboso (Black Butler)

9. Gosho Aoyama (Detective Conan)

8. Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)

7. Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul)

6. Rumiko Takahashi (InuYasha)

5. Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

4. Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist)

3. Akira Toriyama (Dragonball)

2. Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)

1. Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)


    Goseki Kojima and Tetsuo Hara for me.

    Inoue just nowhere near high enough. He's the greatest of all time IMO.

    Miura not on the list. Good! :p More Berserk dammit!!!!!

    This list is respectable but it needs more Urasawa Naoki (Monster, 20th Century Boys).

      Extremely weird absence indeed, especially taking in account Cocoa and Toboso are in there. I'd also put Akiko Higashimura in there.

    Sadamoto Yoshiyuki (concept artist of Neon Genesis Evangelion and many other major anime/manga) and Naito Yasuriho (Trigun, Gungrave) deserves an honorable mention!

    One Piece 2nd... clearly people were voting on the content and not the art style.

      It's hardly unexpected that people would enjoy the art style of their favourite manga.

    Oh gawd Fujiwara Cocoa T_T Honestly she left us far too early =(

    It's great to see some old schoolers like CLAMP and Rumiko-san still up there but.. there just isn't enough love for Fujishima-san I say! =P

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