News Japanese Comic Ranking, May 22–28
posted on 2007-05-31 16:36 EDT
Sports manga demonstrate how they are seasonal favorites as the baseball slice-of-life drama Ookiku Furikabutte leads the standings, with the diamond field classic Major and boxing's Hajime no Ippo trailing not far behind. A full seven of the titles have recent anime connections, while the Liar Game psychological thriller has been adapted into an ongoing live-action drama. The sole shōjo title is #2's Kimi ni Todoke, a comedy of a sulky loner girl's struggle to adjust to high school.
|1||-||Ookiku Furikabutte #8||Asa Higuchi||Kodansha||Y540|
|2||-||Kimi ni Todoke #4||Karuho Shiina||Shueisha||Y410|
|4||7||Major #63||Takuya Mitsuda||Shogakukan||Y410|
|5||-||Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin #15||Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Hajime Yatate |
Original Concept: Yoshiyuki Tomino
|6||-||Liar Game #4||Shinobu Kaitani||Shueisha||Y530|
|7||10||Gantz #21||Hiroya Oku||Shueisha||Y650|
|8||2||Fairy Tail #4||Hiro Mashima||Kodansha||Y420|
|9||-||Zipang #29||Kaiji Kawaguchi||Kodansha||Y540|
|10||3||Hajime no Ippo #80||George Morikawa||Kodansha||Y420|
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