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Top 20 Manga Series of 2013

Check out what the community had voted for their top manga series of 2013!

Welcome everyone, here is Anime Vice's Top 20 Manga Series of 2013! This poll was started on January 30, 2014 and ended on March 15, 2014 (See Top 10 Manga of 2013 Voting Project). With you guys and gals' help, I was able to record 145 manga series for the voting sheet. Out of 145 entries, only 77 manga series got voted. 28 Vicers had voted, and submitted a total of 108 votes. This is your community's results! I was surprised by the results.

I was asked by many folks to start a manga poll contest since sickVisionz's top anime poll had an incredible response. Last year, we had about 50 voters. (See Top 10 Best Anime of 2013!) 2013 was the first time the community had voted for their top manga series. Another reason I wanted to start the poll was curiousity. I put some extra information to see where the community loves the most:

  • Are we leaning towards a particular manga publishing company?
  • Is weekly manga more popular than monthly manga series?
  • Are we predominantly Shonen manga fans?

I'm sorry for being a bit late with the results. With Screened closing down on March 14, 2014 and the Spring 2014 Guide in the works, it's a bit tough managing this poll and making the results. It was fun seeing the results. I put in about 5 hours today: working on tallying the numbers, making the list below, and double checking the math. If you want to see the Gdoc spreadsheet, here is the sheet.

1. Bleach
Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a shinigami (spirt of death) and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family, but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy.
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
9187Shonen Jump2001WeeklyOngoingViz Media
2. Attack on Titan
Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in a city surrounded by three concentric walls. The walls protect them from their enemies, the ravenous giants known as the Titans. The Titans appear to have only one purpose: to consume humanity.
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
8162Bessatsu Shonen2009MonthlyOngoingKodansha
3. Claymore
A Claymore - a female warrior named for the sword she carries - travels from medieval village to village to destroy Yoma, monsters who disguise themselves as humans and who are almost impossible to kill. Claymores are half-humans, half-demons who willingly transformed themselves by mixing their blood with monster's blood. Claire, nicknamed silver-eyed killer, is such a powerful Claymore, she can slay a Yoma using only one hand. But she must constantly struggle to keep from becoming a monster herself.
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
9142Jump Square2001MonthlyOngoingViz Media
4. One Piece
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
8136Shonen Jump1997WeeklyOngoingViz Media
5. Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
9133Shonen Sunday2009WeeklyOngoingViz Media
6. Toriko
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
5115Shonen Jump2008WeeklyOngoingViz Media
7. Naruto
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
7111Shonen Jump1999WeeklyOngoingViz Media
8. Vinland Saga
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
4110Shonen (Oct 2005)
Afternoon (Dec 2005)
2005Weekly (Oct 2005)
Monthly (Dec 2005)
OngoingKodansha
9. Medaka Box
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
599Shonen Jump2009WeeklyEndedNone
10. Beelzebub
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
587Shonen Jump2009WeeklyEnded (2014)None
11. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
482Shonen Jump1986WeeklyOngoingViz Media (Part 3 Only)
12. Fairy Tail
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
676Shonen2006WeeklyOngoingKodansha
Crunchyroll
13. One-Punch Man
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
472Young Jump2009 (Web)WeeklyOngoingViz Media
14. The Seven Deadly Sins
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
568Shonen2012WeeklyOngoingKodansha
Crunchyroll
15. Deadman Wonderland
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
561Shonen Ace2007MonthlyEndedTokyoPop (Former)
Viz Media (Current)
16. Gintama
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
460Shonen Jump2003WeeklyOngoingViz Media
17. Pupa
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
452Comic Earth Star2011MonthlyOngoingNone
18. Assassination Classroom
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
549Shonen Jump2012WeeklyOngoingViz Media
19. Mysterious Girlfriend X
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
248Afternoon2006MonthlyOngoingKodansha
Crunchyroll
20. Kingdom
Raw VotesWeighted VotesMagazinePublication YearType of PublicationStatusLicense (US)
341Young Jump2006WeeklyOngoingNone

Weighted System

For those who are wondering about the weighted votes and why I used them. Since our community is small, raw votes won't help decide the winners. As you see from the data, the most votes for a manga series was 9. There were many ties. I had to go back and figure out how my teammate sickVisionz carry out his calculations. After talking to him on Twitter, he told to me to used his formula. Here's the formula from I need your help for the Best Anime of 2012 votes! thread. I couldn't use the numbers since this poll uses 10 slots instead of 5 slots.

FirstSecondThirdFourthFifth
2923191713
SixthSeventhEighthNinthTenth
117532
Kerry Chhay (Takashichea) is an Asian American Studies student who is a big wiki and anime nerd. He serves as a wiki mod in Anime Vice and an Admin in To Hollywood and Beyond Wikia(a 2nd home for Screened users). Follow him @Takashichea
taichokageon June 11, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
Again. I was very pleased with these results, being familiar with the majority of them. If we do this again, I reckon Naruto, One Punch Man and the Seven Deadly Sins will rank higher.
takashichea moderator is online on June 11, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

I was caught by surprised when this got the front page. Thanks to Tom for posting this. Thanks to everyone who supported and voted.

I wish I added summaries to all of the manga series instead of the Top 3 Manga series. I was pretty overwhelmed and exhausted after finally calculating and double checking the math for any errors. After counting the votes, I did all calculations by hand because I didn't know how to Gdoc's Excel calc functions.

2014 would be a doozy to do. I should work on voting sheet early and copy only the ongoing manga series that are still kicking this year.

Kuma_From_Argentinaon June 12, 2014 at 8:20 a.m.

Who voted for Bleach?

taichokageon June 12, 2014 at 8:21 a.m.
Me. But I voted, Toriko, Magi, One Piece and 7 Deadly Sins ahead of it.
takashichea moderator is online on June 12, 2014 at 8:37 a.m.

I didn't get a chance to vote in the Anime Vice's manga poll. I would have voted:

  1. Sket Dance
  2. Attack on Titan
  3. Deadman Wonderland
  4. Beelzebub
  5. Fairy Tail
  6. One Piece
  7. Seven Deadly Sins
  8. Yamada and the Seven Witches
  9. Bleach
  10. Toriko

@Kuma_From_Argentina:

While I cannot give out names due to keeping the data confident, I can give you the demographics. Out of the 9 voters who voted for Bleach, 7 were from battle forums, 1 was from RPG, and 1 was from the wiki editing community.

@taichokage:

I would agree One Punch Man and Seven Deadly Sins would get higher. Promoting in the wiki, forums, and battle threads can make a sheer difference. Plus, some of the older Shonen series like Beelzebub, Medaka Box, and Deadman Wonderland had ended. There's more room to move up.

Thanks for commenting guys.

taichokageon June 12, 2014 at 8:40 a.m.
Their sales also increased. OPM broke into the top 20, trailing Bleach slightly and 7 Deadly Sings made top 25. I think it will rival it's fellow Kodansha series Fairy Tail the year it gets the anime which will probably be next year or late this year.
takashichea moderator is online on June 12, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.

Good point, Taichokage. The future anime adaptation for Seven Deadly Sins will definitely increase the manga's popularity.

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