Nowadays there are numerous manga magazines catering to the masses varying tastes. One of those magazines shines from the rest though. It would not be an exaggeration to say that everyone in Japan is at least somewhat familiar with Shōnen Jump. Thanks to their iconic status the online question and answer community “Tell me” conducted a large nation-wide survey asking for the strongest and best Shōnen Jump manga.
Did your favorites make it? The top 20 results and some netizen reactions are under the cut!
- Dragon Ball (Akira Toriyama)
- One Piece (Eiichiro Oda)
- Gintama (Hideaki Sorachi)
- Slam Dunk (Takehiko Inoue)
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (Hirohiko Araki)
- Captain Tsubasa (Yoichi Takahasi)
- Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo (Osamu Akimoto)
- First of the North Star (Buronson & Tetsuo Hara)
- Naruto (Masashi Kishimoto)
- Saint Seiya (Masami Kurumada)
- HUNTER x HUNTER (Yoshihiro Togashi)
- Kuroko’s Basketball (Fujimaki Tadatoshi)
- Rurouni Kenshin (Nobuhiro Watsuki)
- Hikaru no Go (Takeshi Obata)
- Death Note (Takeshi Obata & Tsugumi Ohba)
- Bleach (Kubo Taito)
- Katekyō Hitman Reborn! (Akira Amano)
- Haikyū!! (Haruichi Furudate)
- City Hunter (Tsukasa Hojo)
- To Love-Ru (Saki Hasemi & Kentaro Yabuki)
Why isn’t Jungle King Ta-chan there?
It should be Slam Dunk >>> Dragon Ball >>> Everything else
Isn’t there some rotten block votes mixed in?
Kinnikuman isn’t there…
To Love-Ru is just a plain erotic manga right?
It should be Yu Gi Oh. The cards which are for a manga which has ended is still a magazine supplement. They have also made many original anime in the series.
Why is Slam Dunk 4th! I can’t believe it! It is unbelievable! Or should I say, I have never read Gintama.
(Via Geitsuboo, translation by JenJen. Header image by LadyGT)