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Da Vinci Magazine Lists 2012's Top Manga Series

posted on by Sarah Nelkin

The January issue of Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci revealed its 13th annual "Book of the Year" list on Thursday. The rankings are not based solely on sales. Instead, a group of 4,625 voters including professional book reviewers, bookstore employees, and Da Vinci readers selected this year's lists.

Male-Oriented Comics

  1. Silver Spoon (Volumes 1-5) - Hiromu Arakawa
  2. One Piece (Volumes 1-68) - Eiichiro Oda
  3. Space Brothers (Volumes 1-19) - Chūya Koyama
  4. March comes in like a lion (Volumes 1-7) - Chika Umino
  5. Detective Conan (Volumes 1-77) - Gosho Aoyama

Female-Oriented Comics

  1. Chihayafuru (Volumes 1-18) - Yuki Suetsugu
  2. Kimi ni Todoke (Volumes 1-17) - Karuho Shiina
  3. Natsume's Book of Friends (Volumes 1-14) - Yuki Midorikawa
  4. Ōoku: The Inner Chambers (Volumes 1-9) - Fumi Yoshinaga
  5. Ore Monogatari!! (Volumes 1-2) - Kazune Kawahara & Aruko

Novelist Hiro Arikawa's (Library War/Toshokan Sensō) Soratobu Kōhōshitsu and Sanbiki no Ossan Futatabi novels ranked at #1 and #2 on this year's novel list.

Last year's list did not separate between novels and manga, and three manga made the general list. Oda's One Piece ranked at #5, Umino's March comes in like a lion ranked at #6, and Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist ranked at #10.

Source: Anime Anime Japan

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