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Best and Worst Manga of 2016 Results - Comic-Con International

posted on 2016-07-25 18:20 EDT by Amanda Ellard
Panelists also list most anticipated new releases

This past Saturday at Comic-Con International, Christopher Butcher (comics writer and retailer), David Brothers (branding manager and comics journalist), Eva Volin (graphic novel reporter/critic and librarian), Brigid Alverson (comics journalist and editor) and Deb Aoki (manga editor and critic) held the annual "Best and Worst Manga" panel. Here are their picks for 2016:

Best New Manga for Kids/Teens

  • Haikyu! – Haruichi Furudate (Shonen Jump / VIZ Media)
  • FukuFuku Kitten Tales – Konami Kanata (Vertical)
  • Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun – Izumi Tsubaki (Yen Press)
  • Orange – Ichigo Takano (Seven Seas Entertainment, Crunchyroll Manga)
  • Ultraman – Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi (VIZ Media)
  • Handa-kun – Satsuki Yoshino (Yen Press)

Best New Manga for Grown-ups

  • Wandering Island by Kenji Tsuruta (Dark Horse)
  • I Am a Hero by Kengo Hanazawa (Dark Horse)
  • Goodnight PunPun by Asano Inio (VIZ Signature / VIZ Media)
  • Sherlock by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Jay (Titan Entertainment)
  • Cigarette Girl by Masahiko Matsumoto (Top Shelf Productions)

Best Continuing Manga Series for Kids/Teens

  • A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima (Kodansha Comics, Crunchyroll Manga)
  • Fruits Basket: Collector's Edition by Natsuki Takaya (Yen Press)
  • Noragami: Stray God by Adachitoka (Kodansha Comics)
  • Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma (Yen Press)
  • Your Lie in April by Naoshi Arakawa (Kodansha Comics)

Best Continuing Manga Series for Grown-ups

  • Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida (VIZ Media)
  • Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura (Kodansha Comics, Crunchyroll Manga)
  • Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura (Kodansha Comics)
  • Inuyashiki by Hiroya Oku (Kodansha Comics, Crunchyroll Manga)
  • Planetes by Makoto Yukimura (Dark Horse Comics)

Worst Manga for Anyone, Any Age

  • Black Clover by Yuki Tabata (Shonen Jump, VIZ Media)
  • Tomodachi X Monster by yoshihiko inui (Seven Seas Entertainment)
  • Guardians of the Louvre by Jiro Taniguchi (NBM Graich Novels)
  • Ninja Slayer Kills! by Bradley Bond, Phillip [email protected] Morrez, Koutaro Sekine (Kodansha Comics)
  • Servant x Service by Karino Takatsu (Yen Press)

Under-rated but Great Manga (under-the-radar comics worth reading)

  • Yowamushi Pedal by Wataru Watanabe (Yen Press)
  • Bleach by Tite Kubo (Shonen Jump, VIZ Media)
  • Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Kiss Him, Not Me! by Junko (Kodansha Comics, Crunchyroll Manga)

Most Anticipated New Manga (licensed for North America release in 2013-2014)

  • OtherWorld Barbara by Moto Hagio (Fantagraphics)
  • BLAME! by Tsutomu Nihei (Vertical Comics)
  • Flying Witch by Chihiro Ichizuka (Vertical Comics)
  • Attack on Titan Anthology by Various (Kodansha Comics)
  • Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant by Kazuto Tatsuta (Kodansha Comics)
  • Erased by Kei Sanbe (Yen Press)

Most Wanted Manga (not yet published/licensed in English but should be)

  • Mob Psycho 100 by ONE – Shogakukan
  • Koshoku Robot (Solitary Dining Robot) by Hisae Iwaoka (Shueisha)
  • Hoshi ga Hara Ao Manju no Mori by Hisae Iwaoka (Asahi Sinbunsha)
  • Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) by Ryoko Kui (Enterbrain)
  • Giant Killing by Masaya Tsunamoto, Tsujitomo (Kodansha)

Thanks to Deb Aoki


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