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Best Manga of 2008 — Readers’ Choice!

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Thanks to everyone who advertised our little poll (special thanks to Melinda at there it is, plain as daylight, Brigid at Mangablog), as a result we got a nice mix of seinen junkies and shojo lovers to balance out the votes. Blackjack is the clear favorite from both reader-types, as it was not only in many people’s top three, it often was listed as their first choice. (Taking a page out of Brian Cronin’s book, people’s first choice received 3 points, second choice 2 points and third choice 1 point). More discussion to follow in the coming days as we examine the incredible range of manga people voted for.

But tonight, here are the results:

TOP THREE NEW MANGA OF 2008

1. Blackjack – Total Points 23

2. High School Debut — Total Points 16

3. Real — Total Points 14

TOP THREE CONTUINING MANGA OF 2008

1. NANA — Total 20 Points

2. xxxholic — Total 15 points

3. Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service — Total 12 points

I’m amused to note that my top three choices for new manga ended up being the top three for the entire group, albeit arranged in a slightly different order.