Confession of a Wandering Soul

‘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.3 ‘CROWS’
No.4 ‘鋼の錬金術師 / Fullmetal Alchemist’
No.5 ‘NANA’
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’

source: musicjapanplus

One Response to “‘One Piece’ Takes No.1 Spot!”

  1. Ariel said

    Hi diopatra,

    Randomly passing by here =). I’m surprised that One Piece topped Naruto this year, and that Bleach did not make it to the top 10 given it’s large fan base. I’m one of the founder of a new manga site at which hosts 8 out of the top 10 mangas you listed (currently missing Master Keaton, and Sangokushi). I hope you give our site a try, and I’m sure you’d enjoy using it.



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