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Survey: Slam Dunk Manga is #1 Choice for Live-Action (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Respondents also want One Piece, Kimi ni Todoke, We Were There, Monster

The Japanese marketing research firm Oricon posted on Sunday the results of its survey on which manga people want to be adapted into live-action.

Rank Title/Author/Publisher Cover
1 Slam Dunk
Takehiko Inoue
(Viz Media in North America)
2 One Piece
Eiichiro Oda
(Viz Media)
3 Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)
Karuho Shiina
(Viz Media)
4 We Were There
Yuuki Obata
(Viz Media)
5 Monster
Naoki Urasawa
(Viz Media)
6 Gintama
Hideaki Sorachi
(Viz Media)
7 Ouran High School Host Club
Bisco Hatori
(Viz Media)
8 Tenshi Nanka ja Nai
Ai Yazawa
9 Fullmetal Alchemist
Hiromu Arakawa
Square Enix
(Viz Media)
10 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Hirohiko Araki
(Viz Media)

Oricon Monitor Research's survey panel questioned 900 people over the Internet between April 20 and 24. After being asked if they were interested in manga, the the respondents were divided evenly between males and females, and between the age groups of 10 to 19, 20 to 29, and 30 to 39 years old. The survey was conducted to gauge people's interest after popular manga such as Dragon Ball and Rookies were adapted into live-action films and television series.

Thank you to dormcat for the news tip.

Update: The Zenkan Dokuha used books section of the Rakuten online store reported in January that Kimi ni Todoke would be adapted into a drama project this April. However, the short blurb is no longer on the website, and an anime adaptation has since been announced for this fall. New Line Cinema had acquired the live-action film rights for Monster with Josh Olson writing a screenplay in 2005.

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