The general e-book store “BookLive!” announced the results of “The Best 100 Manga 【2020 edition】” survey of 1202 of their members.
1st place was taken by “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, 2nd place “Kingdom”, and 3rd place “Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou”.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” at 1st place has spread its fan base thanks to it becoming a TV anime. By Jan. 2020, it has published over 40 million copies in total.
“The love of families of men and women of all ages, the Japanese style background, and sword actions,” and “Every generation can enjoy this,” were the comments from fans of a wide age range.
“Kingdom” at 2nd place is a long-running series with 57 volumes, and the anime and live-action film have seemed to rapidly gather many female fans.
Many comments such as, “I can't take my eyes off Xin (Shin) becoming stronger and beating all the powerful foes,” and “There are many battle mangas set in China, but this is by far the most interesting,” which point out how interesting the story development and each of the characters are, were received.
“Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou” at 3rd place, along with “Kusuriya no Hitorigoto” at 4th place, are the manga adaption of the popular light novel.
“I like how the protagonist goes her own ways in an age where women doctors aren't accepted,” and “I'm really looking forward to see what happens between Maomao and Jinshi as she solves difficult problems!” show how the fans are loving the elements of romance and mystery, along with the unique world of the series.
The rest of the top 10 were, “One Piece” at 5th, “Haikyuu!!” at 6th, “Yona of the Dawn” at 7th, “Space Brothers” at 8th, “Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku” at 9th, and “March Comes in Like a Lion” at 10th.
The special webpage at “BookLive!” also has some of the comments for each manga from the users along with the top 100 mangas.
BookLive! “The Best 100 Manga 【2020 edition】” Survey
(※The survey only includes the manga available at BookLive!)
1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
3. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou
4. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
5. One Piece
7. Yona of the Dawn
8. Space Brothers
9. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
10. March Comes in Like a Lion
Survey Period: Friday, Mar. 6 to Sunday, Mar. 8, 2020.
Survey Method: Via survey form attached to the e-mail sent to the members of BookLive!
Number of Respondents: 1,202