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Japanese Bookstores Recommend 15 Top Manga of 2013

posted on 2013-02-04 11:55 EST

1,586 staff members at 1,280 stores revealed their ranking of the top 15 recommended manga on Monday. Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyōshitsu (Assassination Classroom) took the top spot in the "Zenkoku Shotenin ga Eranda Osusume Comic 2013" list, followed by Kenichi Tachibana and Yū Sasuga's Terra Formars.

Top 15 Recommended Manga by Bookstores

Rank Title Creator(s)
1. Ansatsu Kyōshitsu (Assassination Classroom) Yusei Matsui
2. Terra Formars Kenichi Tachibana, Yū Sasuga
3. Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun Izumi Tsubaki
4. Haikyū!! Haruichi Furudate
5. Ore Monogatari!! Kazune Kawahara, Aruko
6. Itoshi no Muco (Lovely Muco!) Takayuki Mizushina
7. Ballroom e Yōkoso Tomo Takeuchi
8. MIX Mitsuru Adachi
9. One-Punch Man ONE, Yuusuke Murata
10. Gunka no Baltzar Michitsune Nakajima
11. Kyō wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Mari Fujimura
12. Shiki no Zenjitsu Hozumi
13. Kami-sama no Iutōri Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Akeji Fujimura
14. Pochamani Kaname Hirama
15. Toshokan no Aruji Umiharu Shinohara

The bookstore staff members had answered a survey of which manga with five volumes or less that they recommend.

Assassination Classroom, Terra Formars, Ore Monogatari!!, and Ballroom e Yōkoso are nominated for the 6th Manga Taisho Awards along with eight other titles. The winner will be announced in late March. Assassination Classroom was ranked #1 among readers of Enterbrain's Otona Fami magazine for the "2012-nen Kore Yonde Manga Ranking Best 50" list.

Source: Comic Natalie


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