The rankings of ‘THE BEST MANGA 2017: You Must Read This Manga!’ have been revealed in Vol.34 of the pop-culture magazine Freestyle.
49 different manga experts including critics, bookstore staff, and editors chose their ten favorite manga, and the scores were added up to make the ranking. The books needed to be works released in Japan from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016.
First place went to Bon no Kuni (The Country of Bon Festival) by Sukerakko. Second finished Hideki Oowada’s Shippuu no Hayato (Strong Wind Hayato), followed by Nao Iwamoto’s Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni (Country of Gold, Country of Water), Kan Takahama’s Nyx no Lantern (Nyx’s Lantern), and Ryou Hirano’s FANTASTIC WORLD.
The magazine featured an article titled ‘BEST Work General Comment’ written by Nobunaga Minami, Tomoko Yamada, and Nobuhiko Saitou, and an article on the free talk by Tomofusa Kure, Jun Ishikawa, and Haruyuki Nakano.
The magazine will include comments from all 49 judges.
‘THE BEST MANGA 2017: You Must Read This Manga!’
1. Bon no Kuni by Sukerakko (Leedsha)
2. Shippuu no Hayato by Hideki Oowada (Kodansha)
3. Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni by Nao Iwamoto (Shougakukan)
4. Nyx no Lantern by Kan Takahama (Leedsha)
5. FANTASTIC WORLD by Ryou Hirano (Leedsha)
6. Yomawari Neko: Koyoi mo Dokoka de Namida no Nioi by Kahoru Fukaya (KADOKAWA)
7. Shisha no Sho illustrated by Youko Kondou/written by Shinobu Orikuchi (KADOKAWA)
8. Souboutei Kowasu Beshi by Kazuhiro Fujita (Shougakukan)
9. Designs by Daisuke Igarashi (Kodansha)
10. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu by Haruko Kumota (Kodansha)