This survey from goo Ranking looked at the biggest-selling weekly manga magazine in Japan, Shonen Jump (which has an official English site), and in particular which series got men into the habit of buying it every week.

Demographics

Between the 23rd and 26th of March 2011 1,070 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-base questionnaire. 53.4% of the sample were female, 10.2% in their teens, 13.1% in their twenties, 24.7% in their thirties, 23.7% in their forties, 13.3% in their fifties, and 15.0% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. This question was for the men only.

According to the blurb, the current circulation is 2.935 million per week, with the record sales being from 1994, when they sold 6.53 million copies one week! I’ve not got much to say on this subject, not being a manga fan, but I will say that I was disappointed to see so many pirate and bootleg sites appearing in my Google searches for the titles.

Ranking result

Q: Which series got you into reading Shonen Jump regularly? (Sample size=499)

Rank   Score
1 One Piece 100
2 Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo 72.0
3 NARUTO 52.0
4 BLEACH 40.0
5= Gin Tama 32.0
5= Bakuman. 32.0
7= Toriko 26.0
7= HUNTER x HUNTER 26.0
9 Reborn! 22.0
10 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan 20.0
11 Sket Dance 18.0
12 Kuroko’s Basketball 16.0
13= Beelzebub 14.0
13= Enigma 14.0
15 Inumarudashi 8.0
16= Medaka Box 6.0
16= Hokenshitsu no Shinigami 6.0
16= Sengoku Armors 6.0
19 Omagadoki Zoo 4.0
20 Dois Sol 2.0

2 Comments

Al · May 25, 2011 at 01:09

It was Kochi Kame for me, but everything else is so uninteresting to me that I prefer to just get the compiled Kochi Kame books instead of the weekly.

Supbro · May 30, 2011 at 09:18

U should make dragon ballz episodes where gohans the main charecter it would be better than all animated cartoons

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