A Silent Voice, Chi-chan wa Chotto Tarinai Top 2015's Kono Manga ga Sugoi List
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yoshitoki Ōima's Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) manga topped the Top 20 Manga for Male Readers list, and Tomomi Abe's Chi-chan wa Chotto Tarinai (Chi-chan Isn't Quite Good Enough) manga topped the Top 20 Manga for Female Readers list.
Takarajimasha Inc. will ship the book in Japan with the full list on December 10. The lists are the result of surveys conducted among more than 400 professionals in the fields of manga and publishing.
Ōima began A Silent Voice as a one-shot in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2011, and then turned the story into a full series in the main Shonen Magazine last August. Ōima ended the manga last month. Kodansha will publish the seventh and final volume on December 17, and Kodansha USA announced in July that it licensed the series for North America. Crunchyroll released the series digitally as Kodansha published the manga in Japan. The manga also has an anime in the works.
The manga revolves around Shoya Ishida, a boy who can hear, and Shoko Nishimiya, a girl who is deaf. The two meet in school, and Shoya becomes the leader of a group who bullies Shoko. However, soon the bullying shifts to Shoya. After a few years, Shoya still feels strongly the he must meet Shoko again.
Tomomi published the Chi-chan wa Chotto Tarinai manga in Akita Shoten's Motto! magazine from March 2013-March 2014. The series revolves around second-year middle school student Chi, who compared to the other students in her year is lacking something. The manga chronicles her emotions in her everyday life. The manga won a New Face Award at this year's 18th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards.
In 2014, Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga topped the Male Readers list, and Hozumi's Sayonara Sorcier topped the Female Readers list. Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump topped the Manga Magazines for Male Readers list, and Shogakukan's Flowers magazine topped the Manga Magazines for Female Readers list.
In 2013, Kenichi Tachibana and Yū Sasuga Terra Formars topped the Male Readers list, and Aruko and Kazune Kawahara's Ore Monogatari!! topped the Female Readers list. Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump topped the Manga Magazines for Male Readers list, and Shueisha's Betsuma topped the Manga Magazines for Female Readers list.
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