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YALSA's Great Graphic Novels

More awards, this time for Great Graphic Novels.

The Young Adult Library Services Association has released its list of great graphic novels for 2009, and there were four titles in the top ten: Sand Chronicles volumes 1-3, Real volumes 1-2, Uzumaki volume 1, and Go! Comi's Japan Ai by Aimee Major Steinberger. So, the tally so far is VIZ 3, Go! Comi 1.


But that's just the cream of the crop; the full Great Graphic Novels list includes 53 titles, 23 of which are manga or manhwa (including the above). Without further ado...

Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
  • Metro Survive volumes 1-2
  • Hikaru no Go 12-13
  • Deja Vu
  • Slam Dunk 1
  • Kieli 1-2
  • High School Debut 1-2
  • Naruto 28-31
  • Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro 1-2
  • Two Flowers For The Dragon 1-2
  • Venus in Love 1-3
  • Fruits Basket 20-21
  • Fever
    Black Jack
    Black Jack
  • Usagi Yojimbo: Tomoe's Story
  • Key to the Kingdom 1
  • Black Jack 1
  • Dororo 1-3
  • Honey and Clover 1-3
  • Hikkatsu 1-3
  • Nana 8-12



So, the final tally is...

  • VIZ: 9
  • CMX: 3
  • Go! Comi: 2
  • TOKYOPOP: 2
  • Yen Press: 2
  • Dark Horse: 1


Zeouterlimitson Jan. 28, 2009 at 3:10 p.m.
Must get that copy of Black Jack...
giaon Jan. 28, 2009 at 3:25 p.m.
Zeo: Black Jack is made of so much win and awesome. I think he's more GAR thank Duke Togo. Maybe not as gar as Kamina though.

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