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Manga Top 10

Best Rated (bayesian estimate)
Worst Rated (bayesian estimate)
Best Rated (weighted average)
Most Popular
Most Viewed
Most Underrated
Most Overrated
Most Diverging Opinions

Top 10 Best Rated (bayesian estimate) (Top 50)
# title rating nb. votes
1 Berserk (manga) 9.24 1414
2 Monster (manga) 9.21 908
3 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (manga) 9.11 714
4 Steel Ball Run (manga) 9.07 159
5 Vinland Saga (manga) 9.02 296
6 Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (manga) 9.00 391
7 20th Century Boys (manga) 8.99 625
8 Fullmetal Alchemist (manga) 8.97 1628
9 Akira (manga) 8.91 599
10 Yotsuba&! (manga) 8.90 771
This rating only includes titles that have at least 4 votes. The bayesian estimate is a statistical technique used to reduce the noise due to low sample counts. In effect, the less a title has votes, the more it is pulled towards the mean (7.7008). In other words, these are the titles that many people agree are great. (formula)
bayesian rating = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C
where:
R = average for the manga
v = number of votes for the manga
m = minimum votes required to be listed (currently 4)
C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 7.7008)

Top 10 Worst Rated (bayesian estimate) (Top 50)
# title rating nb. votes
3474 Duel Masters (manga) 4.01 7
3473 Saint Seiya Episode.G: Assassin (manga) 4.19 4
3472 Eiken (manga) 4.35 25
3471 Treasure Hunter (manga) 4.38 8
3470 Deus Vitae (manga) 4.44 41
3469 Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy (manga) 4.56 37
3468 Samurai Shodown (manga, Yuki Miyoshi) 4.75 7
3467 Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time (manga) 4.79 49
3466 Mai-chan's Daily Life (manga) 4.85 14
3465 Battle Royale II: Blitz Royale (manga) 5.01 26
This rating only includes titles that have at least 4 votes. The bayesian estimate is a statistical technique used to reduce the noise due to low sample counts. In effect, the less a title has votes, the more it is pulled towards the mean (7.7008). In other words, these are the titles that many people agree are awful. (formula)
bayesian rating = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C
where:
R = average for the manga
v = number of votes for the manga
m = minimum votes required to be listed (currently 4)
C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 7.7008)

Top 10 Best Rated (weighted average) (Top 50)
# title rating nb. votes
85 Berserk (manga) 9.25 1414
89 Monster (manga) 9.22 908
98 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (manga) 9.12 714
99 Steel Ball Run (manga) 9.11 159
102 Vinland Saga (manga) 9.03 296
104 Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (manga) 9.01 391
259 20th Century Boys (manga) 9.00 625
264 17 Sai. (manga) 8.97 4
265 Fullmetal Alchemist (manga) 8.97 1628
268 Akane-banashi (manga) 8.93 5
The rating is an average of the scores given by voters, weighted to give less importance to users with unnatural voting patterns. Titles with less than 4 votes are removed from the list but are still counted in the ranking. This explains why there may be gaps in the "#" column.

Top 10 Most Popular (Top 50)
# title rating nb. votes
1 Death Note (manga) 8.85 2621
2 Naruto (manga) 8.10 2253
3 Bleach (manga) 8.10 1956
4 Fullmetal Alchemist (manga) 8.93 1628
5 Fruits Basket (manga) 8.71 1628
6 Berserk (manga) 9.29 1414
7 One Piece (manga) 8.69 1343
8 Love Hina (manga) 8.30 1338
9 Rurouni Kenshin (manga) 8.78 1254
10 Chobits (manga) 7.98 1257
The most popular titles are determined with a simple summation of all votes. Titles with many votes will tend to be at the top, but this is modified a little by the ratings. In other words, the popularity is the straight average score of a title (the value in the rating column) multiplied by the number of votes.

Top 10 Most Viewed (Top 50)
# title rating seen by
1 Naruto (manga) 8.05 5137
2 Death Note (manga) 8.83 5002
3 Bleach (manga) 8.01 4801
4 Fruits Basket (manga) 8.75 3753
5 Fullmetal Alchemist (manga) 8.97 3546
6 One Piece (manga) 8.49 3028
7 Chobits (manga) 7.88 2857
8 Love Hina (manga) 8.15 2644
9 Rurouni Kenshin (manga) 8.72 2591
10 Berserk (manga) 9.25 2577
The "seen by" column indicates the number of people who have added the title in MyAnime, either in "seen some", "seen all", or "will not finish" categories. The rating displayed here is the same weighted average as the Top 10 Best Rated by weighted average, but is only displayed for reference and doesn't have anything to do with the order of the titles.

Top 10 Most Underrated (Top 50)
# title rating seen by
+4612 (The) Duke of Death and His Maid (manga) 7.96 4
+4565 Saikyō Densetsu Kurosawa (manga) 7.94 4
+4368 (The) Cat Proposed (manga) 7.84 4
+4346 Neo Parasyte m (manga) 7.83 4
+4221 Swing Shell (manga) 8.09 6
+4218 Chio's School Road (manga) 8.09 6
+4177 I Sold My Life for Ten Thousand Yen Per Year (manga) 8.05 6
+4174 Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai (manga) 8.28 7
+4165 Baccano! (manga) 7.90 5
+4047 Our Precious Conversations (manga) 7.84 5
This is a list of the titles that deserve to be seen more. Based on the premise that titles deserve to be seen in equal proportion to how well rated they are, the value in the "#" column is the number of positions by which this title would climb in the Most Viewed list if it was seen as much as it was liked (according to bayesian rating).

Top 10 Most Overrated (Top 50)
# title rating seen by
-3272 Princess Ai (manga) 5.58 485
-3268 (The) Vision of Escaflowne (manga) 5.07 415
-3203 Mai-chan's Daily Life (manga) 4.85 321
-3201 My-HiME (manga) 6.04 511
-3200 Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode (manga) 5.88 411
-3182 Baby & Me (manga) 5.95 400
-3178 Yu-Gi-Oh! (manga) 6.35 1076
-3172 Miyuki-chan in Wonderland (manga) 5.99 410
-3141 Cowboy Bebop Shooting Star (manga) 6.20 523
-3118 Samurai Girl Real Bout High School (manga) 6.10 361
This is a list of the titles that didn't deserve to be seen as much as they have been. Based on the premise that titles deserve to be seen in equal proportion to how well rated they are, the value in the "#" column is the number of positions by which this title would drop in the Most Viewed list if it was seen as much as it was liked (according to bayesian rating).

Top 10 Most Diverging Opinions (Top 50)
# title rating nb. votes
1 Hanaotoko (manga) 7.88 ±3.982 24
2 GTO: 14 Days in Shonan (manga) 7.17 ±3.900 30
3 X-Men (manga) 6.58 ±3.775 4
4 How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King (manga) 6.32 ±3.775 8
5 Showa: A History of Japan (manga) 8.67 ±3.770 18
6 Mai-chan's Daily Life (manga) 4.85 ±3.639 14
7 Kiichi!! (manga) 8.25 ±3.621 9
8 Pheromomania Syndrome (manga) 7.12 ±3.586 7
9 (The) World is Mine (manga) 8.42 ±3.563 24
10 Higurashi When They Cry: Massacre Arc (manga) 8.17 ±3.559 6
Only includes titles with at least 4 votes. The rating column contains the baysesian rating ± the standard deviation, with the order of the titles being determined by the standard deviation.