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Best and Worst Manga of 2019 Results - Comic-Con International

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

This past weekend at Comic-Con International, Deb Aoki (manga editor and critic), Zac Bertschy (Anime News Network's editorial manager), Chris Butcher (comics writer and retailer) Megan Peters (comics journalist), and Rob McMonigal (comics site admin, review) held the annual "Best and Worst Manga" panel.

Here are their picks for 2019:

Best New Manga for Kids/Teens

  • Eden's Zero by Hiro Mashima, published by Kodansha Comics Rob's pick
  • Beastars by Paru Itagaki, published by VIZMedia Chris' pick
  • Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare by Yuhki Kamatani, published by Seven Seas Zac's pick
  • Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru by Masashi Kishimoto and Akira Okubo, published by Viz Media Megan's pick
  • Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama, licensed by Kodansha Comics Deb's pick
  • That Blue Sky Feeling by Okura & Coma Hashii, published by Viz Media Chris' bonus pick

Best New Manga for Grown-Ups

  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season by Mari Okada & Nao Emoto, published by Kodansha Comics Zac's pick
  • Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san by Honda, published by Yen Press Chris' pick
  • Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist's Journey by Akiko Higashimura, published by Seven Seas Deb's pick
  • For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams by Kei Sanbe, published by Yen Press Megan's pick
  • At The Mountains of Madness by Gou Tanabe, published by Dark Horse Rob's pick

Best Continuing Series for Kids/Teens

  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki, published by Viz Media Zac's pick
  • Bleach by Tite Kubo, published by Viz Media Rob's pick
  • Radiant by Tony Valente, published by Viz Media Megan's pick
  • Ace of Diamond by Yuji Terajima, published by Kodansha Comics Deb's pick
  • My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi, published by Viz Media Chris' pick
  • Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka, published by Viz Media Megan's bonus pick

Best Continuing Series for Grown-Ups

  • Again!! by Mitsurou Kubo, published by Kodansha Comics Deb's pick
  • To Your Eternity by Yoshitoki Oima, published by Kodansha Comics Zac's pick
  • CITY by Keiichi Arawi, published by Vertical Rob's pick
  • Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda, published by Viz Media Chris' pick
  • Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu, published by Kodansha Comics Megan's pick

Worst Manga for Anyone, Any Age

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero by Aiya Kyu and Aneko Yusagi, published by One Peace Books Zac's pick
  • Shibuya Goldfish by Hiroumi Aoi, published by Yen Press Deb's pick
  • Mob Psycho 100 by ONE, published by Dark Horse Comics Rob's pick
  • The Seven Deadly Sins by Nakaba Suzuki, published by Kodansa Comics Megan's pick
  • If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord by Chirolu and Hota, published by Seven Seas Deb's bonus pick

Most Anticipated New Manga

  • Metamorphose no Engawa by Kaori Tsurutani, published by Seven Seas Chris' pick
  • Cats of the Louvre by Taiyo Matsumoto, published by Viz Media Rob's pick
  • ROADQUEEN: Eternal Roadtrip to Love by Mira Ong Chua Zac's pick
  • Downfall by Inio Asano, published by Viz Media Megan's pick
  • A Man and His Cat by Umi Sakurai, published by Square Enix Manga Deb's pick
  • The Poe Clan by Moto Hagio, published by Fantagraphics Books Deb's extra pick

Most Wanted (Unlicensed) Manga

  • Maison Ikkoku by Rumiko Takahashi Zac's pick
  • Lupin III by Monkey Punch Deb's pick
  • Even If I Can't Use Magic by Kii Kana Chris' pick
  • March Comes In Like a Lion by Chica Umino Megan's pick
  • Junji Ito's Museum of Terror by Junji Ito Rob's pick

Underrated but Awesome Manga

  • Captain Harlock by Leiji Matsumoto, published by Seven Seas Zac's pick
  • Girl from the Other Side by Nagabe, published by Seven Seas Rob's pick
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes by HIdeyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court, published by Viz Media Megan's pick
  • Emanon: Memories of Emanon by Shinji Kaijo and Kenji Tsuruta, published by Dark Horse Comcis Deb's pick
  • The Drifting Classroom by Kazuo Umezu, published by Viz Media Chris' pick

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