Because a large number of excellent manga series get released regularly, and we have an almost infinite selection to choose from, everybody who likes the genre has at least one, or two favorites, that they follow regularly. However, it is interesting though many international fans are familiar with the titles, they don’t know much about the fantastic manga artists behind their works.
That is why it is excellent to have polls like Charapedia runs, as the site asked its 10,000-member Japanese fanbase to vote for their favorite manga authors. The votes were split by 57.9% female regarding gender, and also by 72.6%, the teenager and under 30 years old was the dominating age group. The majority of the artists named worked on shounen manga, a couple of them were seinen and josei artists, and there were both newcomers and well-known names among the results.
Now let’s see who was chosen as the most popular manga artist of 2017!
20. Akira Amano (Reborn!, ElDLIVE)
19. Yuki Midorikawa (Natsume’s Book of Friends)
18. Nakaba Suzuki (The Seven Deadly Sins)
17. Kazuya Minekura (Saiyuki)
16. Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball)