‘One Piece’ Takes No.1 Spot!
Posted by diopatra on July 14, 2009
Recently a manga chart ranked the most popular manga series which were read from start to finish [or to the most recently published book] in the first half of 2009.
Manga such as ‘One Piece’ and ‘NARUTO’ that were adapted to anime and movies gained top tier!
For the first 6 months of this year ‘One Piece’ came in at No.1. The most popular manga in Japan that has so far published a total of over 175 million copies showed its strength.
Some of the other high-ranking manga, like ‘NARUTO’, ‘CROWS’, and ‘鋼の錬金術師 / Fullmetal Alchemist’ were adapted into anime and live-action film.
Also, works like ‘SLAM DUNK’ that have been read for many years scored high.
How many of the top 10 manga do you recognize?
■Top 10 Most Read Manga [from start to finish] For the First Half of 2009
No.1 ‘One Piece’
No.4 ‘鋼の錬金術師 / Fullmetal Alchemist’
No.6 ‘SLAM DUNK’
No.7 ‘20世紀少年 + 21世紀少年 / 20th Century Boys + 21st Century Boys’
No.8 ‘三国志 / Sangokushi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)’
No.9 ‘銀魂 / Gin Tama’
No.10 ‘MASTERキートン / Master Keaton’