News Japanese Comic Ranking, May 16–21
posted on 2007-05-23 11:13 EDT
The top of this past week's chart is a list of familiar Kodansha authors; besides the powerhouse that is CLAMP and author George Morikawa with his landmark 80th volume of the Hajime no Ippo boxing manga, Rave Master's Hiro Mashima takes the #2 spot with his latest work, Fairy Tail. Female-oriented manga make a respectable showing; not counting Young Magazine's xxxHOLiC, there are four titles including the relative newcomer Otomen—a combination of "otome" (maiden or female otaku) and the English word "men." Otomen revolves around a high school junior named Asuka: manly man and judo/karate/kendo master on the outside, lover of caramel macciato, shōjo manga, sweets, and pink things on the inside.
|2||-||Fairy Tail #4||Hiro Mashima||Kodansha||Y420|
|3||-||Hajime no Ippo #80||George Morikawa||Kodansha||Y420|
|4||-||The Gentleman Alliance [Cross] #7||Arina Tanemura||Shueisha||Y410|
|5||8||Life #15||Keiko Suenobu||Kodansha||Y420|
|6||-||Gakuen Alice #13||Tachibana Higuchi||Hakusensha||Y410|
|7||-||Major #63||Takuya Mitsuda||Shogakukan||Y410|
|8||-||Otomen #2||Aya Kanno||Hakusensha||Y410|
|9||1||Angel Heart #22||Tsukasa Hojo||Shinchosha||Y530|
|10||-||Gantz #21||Hiroya Oku||Shueisha||Y650|
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