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Orange Manga Ranks in YALSA's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nichijou, Princess Jellyfish, A Silent Voice, more make Great Graphic Novels list

The American Library Association's (ALA's) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) released its 2017 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. 15 of the 104 titles on the list are manga. Ichigo Takano's Orange also ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels this year.

The 15 manga on the list of 104 titles include:

Title: Orange GN 1
Creator: Ichigo Takano
Publisher: Shueisha/Futabasha/Seven Seas Entertainment
Naho receives a letter from her future self, begging her to watch over new student Kakeru.

Title: Nichijou GN 1
Creator: Keiichi Arawi
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten/Vertical
In this surreal take on the "school genre" of manga, a group of high school friends grapple with all sorts of unexpected situations in their daily lives.

Title: Haikyu!! GN 1
Creator: Haruichi Furudate
Publisher: Shueisha/Viz Media
Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?

Title: Devil's Line GN 1
Creator: Ryo Hanada
Publisher: Kodansha/Kodansha Comics/Vertical
Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued by Anzai, a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo.

Title: Behind the Scenes!! GN 1
Creator: Bisco Hatori
Publisher: Hakusensha/Viz Media
Ranmaru has just started college when he stumbles upon a bloody zombie attack. Turns out it's the Art Squad Club and he's been recruited.

Title: Horimiya GN 1-2
Creator: HERO, Daisuke Hagiwara
Publisher: Square Enix/Yen Press
When a liberally pierced and tattooed Miyamura unexpectantly appears on the doorstep of secretly-plain homebody Hori, they discover there are multiple sides to every story...and person.

Title: Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) GN 1
Creator: Akiko Higashimura
Publisher: Kodansha/Kodansha Comics
18-year-old otaku girl living with other geeky girls in a communal Tokyo apartment is turned upside down by a beautiful non-gender conforming fashionista.

Title: Tokyo Ghoul GN 3, 6, 7-9
Creator: Sui Ishida
Publisher: Shueisha/Viz Media
Human-ghoul hybrid Ken Kaneki is caught in the midst of a rapidly escalating conflict between his two worlds.

Title: School-Live! (Gakkō Gurashi!) GN 1-3
Creator: Norimitsu Kaihō, Sadoru Chiba
Publisher: Houbunsha/Yen Press
The School-Living Club strives to hang out, have fun and live – at school – without getting killed by zombies.

Title: Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) GN 1
Creator: Mizuho Kusanagi
Publisher: Hakusensha/Viz Media
Yona's whole world falls apart when her father is murdered on the evening of her sixteenth birthday. Now she must fight to win back her kingdom with only her bodyguard Hak at her side.

Title: That Wolf-Boy is Mine! (Watashi no Ōkami-kun) GN 1
Creator: Yōko Nogiri
Publisher: Kodansha/Kodansha Comics
When Komugi moves in with her estranged dad and starts a new school, she discovers that the "princes" are a lot more than they appear to be.

Title: A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) GN 4-7
Creator: Yoshitoki Ōima
Publisher: Kodansha/Kodansha Comics
Despite their tense paths, Shoya begins to embrace the friend group that used to terrorize Shoko because she is deaf as they prepare for graduation and the futures.

Title: Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun) GN 1
Creator: Izumi Tsubaki
Publisher: Square Enix/Yen Press
In this parody of all things shojo, Chiyo Sakura is recruited to be an assistant to shojo manga-ka Nozaki.

Title: Yowamushi Pedal GN 1
Creator: Wataru Watanabe
Publisher: Akita Shoten/Yen Press
Otaku Onoda joins his high school's bicycle racing team.

The first three volumes of A Silent Voice and the first two volumes of Tokyo Ghoul made it into the top 10 in the previous year's list.

Source: ICv2

Update: Corrected the description for Tokyo Ghoul. Thanks Fullmetal Archivist!

Update 2: Ryō Yasohachi's Immortal Hounds Volume 1 also made the list.

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