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Japanese Bookstores Recommend 15 Top Manga for 2017

posted on 2017-02-02 01:30 EST
Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san by Sōichirō Yamamoto tops list

Japanese online bookstore Honya Club unveiled the results of its "Zenkoku Shotenin ga Eranda Osusume Comic 2017" (Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics of 2017) poll on Wednesday. The poll asked 1,094 bookstore employees for the top 15 manga series that had fewer than five volumes as of November 2016.

Top 15 Recommended Manga by Bookstores

Rank Title Creator(s)
1. Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san Sōichirō Yamamoto
2. Shinya no Damekoi Zukan Ira Ozaki
3. Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue Tsunami Minatsuki, As Futatsuya
4. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunō Sen Aka Akasaka
5. Platinum End Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
6. Watashi no Shōnen Hitomi Takano
7. The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) Jun Mochizuki
8. Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibō!) Akane Shimizu
9. Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Fujita
10. Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Io Sakisaka
11. Tōmei na Yurikago Bakka Okita
12. Gaikotsu Shoten-in Honda-san Honda
13. Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) Atsushi Ohkubo
14. Kimetsu no Yaiba Koyoharu Gotōge
15. Fire Punch Tatsuki Fujimoto

Viz Media is publishing Platinum End, and shipped the first volume in October. Yen Press is publishing The Case Study of Vanitas, and shipped the first volume in December. Kodansha Comics is publishing both Cells at Work! and Fire Force. The company shipped the second volume of Cells at Work! in December, and the first volume of Fire Force in November.

Viz Media's Weekly Shonen Jump digital anthology previewed the first three chapters of Kimetsu no Yaiba in English when it debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016.

Ryōko Kui's Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi) manga topped last year's list. Yen Press will publish the manga's first volume this spring.

Source: Comic Natalie


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