Editors Reveal Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2022 Top 20 Rankings

Look Back tops male reader list; Umi ga Hashiru Endroll tops female reader list.

Kono Manga ga Sugoi 2022

The top manga series for the 2022 edition of Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook were announced earlier this month. There are separate lists for both male and female readers.

The top 20 on its list of manga for male readers are:

  1. Look Back by Tatsuki Fujimoto(Shonen Jump+/Shueisha)
  2. Chi: Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite by Uoto(Big Comic Spirits/Shogakukan)
  3. Kaiju No. 8 by Naoya Matsumoto(Shonen Jump+/Shueisha)
  4. Dandadan by Yukinobu Tatsu(Shonen Jump+/Shueisha)
  5. Tokyo Higoro by Taiyo Matsumoto(Big Comic Original Zoukan/Shogakukan)
  6. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End by Kanehito Yamada[story] and Tsukasa Abe[art](Weekly Shonen Sunday/ Shogakukan)
  7. Oshi no Ko by Aka Akasaka[story] and Mengo Yokoyari[art](Weekly Young Jump/Shueisha)
  8. Trillion Game by Riichirou Inagaki[story] and Ryoichi Ikegami[art]((Big Comic Superior/Shogakukan)
  9. Peleliu: Guernica of Paradise by Kazuyoshi Takeda[story&art] and Masao Hiratsuka[story](Young Animal/Hakusensha)
  10. Darwin Jihen by Shun Umezawa(Afternoon/Kodansha)
  11. Hyperinflation by Kyuu Sumiyoshi(Shonen Jump+/Shueisha)
  12. Tokyo Revengers by Ken Wakui(Weekly Shonen Jump/ Kodansha)
  13. Nara he by Kai Ohyama Kai(torchweb/Leedsha)
  14. Note: Another manga ranked at #13, but the magazine did not post it per the manga author’s request.
  15. Sayonara Candle by Tо̄ru Seino(Comic Days/Kodansha)
  16. Korogaru Kyо̄dai by Tsubumi Mori(Flat Heros/Heros)
  17. Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama(Bessatsu Shonen Magazine/Kodansha)
  18. Ashita, Watashi wa Dareka no Kanojo by Hinao Wono(Ura Sunday/ Shogakukan)
  19. Blue Period by Tsubasa Yamaguchi(Afternoon/Kodansha)
  20. Toratsugumi – Tsugumi Project by ippatu(Weekly Young Magazine/Kodansha)

The top 20 on its list of manga for female readers are:

  1. Umi ga Hashiru Endroll by John Tarachine(Mystery Bonita/Akita Shoten)
  2. Tsukuritai Onna to Tabetai Onna by Sakaomi Yuzaki(Comic it/ASCII Media Works)
  3. Ōoku: The Inner Chambers by Fumi Yoshinaga(Melody/Hakusensha)
  4. In the Clear Moonlit Dusk by Mika Yamamori(Dessert/Kodansha)
  5. Onna no Sono no Hoshi by Yama Wayama(Feel Young/Shodensha)
  6. Blank Space by Kon Kumakura(Comiplex/Heros)
  7. Kageki Shoujo!! by Kumiko Saiki(Melody/Hakusensha)
  8. Shiawase wa Tabete Nete Mate by Tori Mizunagi(For Mrs./Akita Shoten)
  9. Branch Line by Aoi Ikebe(Feel Young/Shodensha)
  10. Do not say mystery by Yumi Tamura(Monthly Flowers/Shogakukan)
  11. Yuria-sensei no Akai Ito by Kiwa Irie(Be Love/Kodansha)
  12. Watashi no Genre ni “Kami” ga Imasu by Tsuzuru Sanada(pixiv Comic/KADOKAWA)
  13. Jitenshaya-san no Takahashi-kun by Arare Matsumushi(torchweb/Leedsha)
  14. Sanbyо̄shi no Musume by Melome Machida(DU Books/DU Books)
  15. Majo wo Mamoru. by Maki Ebishi(Nemuki+/Asahi Shimbunsha)
  16. Sexy Tanaka-san by Hinako Ashihara(Anekei Petit Comic/Shogakukan)
  17. Ibitte Konai Gibo to Gishi by Otsuji(comic POOL/Ichijinsha)
  18. A Sign of Affection by Suu Morishita(Dessert/Kodansha)
  19. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman with translations by Makino Kotoko(TWO VIRGINS/ TWO VIRGINS)
  20. Muteki no Mirai Daisakusen by Fuyuko Kurosaki(Comic Beam/Enterbrain)

Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s one-shot manga, Look Back, has won first place for male readers. Fujimoto’s manga, Chainsaw Man, topped the list last year. This makes him the first author in the history of Kono Manga ga Sugoi! to top the male reader list for two consecutive years.

John Tarachine‘s Umi ga Hashiru Endroll (The Seas Roll on the End Credits) manga topped the list for female readers. The ongoing manga runs in Akita Shoten’s Mystery Bonita magazine.

Source: Kono Manga Sugoi Guidebook

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