We all need to take a break from work, school, or anything that we’re busy with. Sometimes, manga creators, or mangaka, also have to take breaks too, and these often result to hiatuses. Some of them would go on hiatuses for a various reasons. Some would take a break because of calamities like the Kumamoto earthquake, others because a relative is sick, while others for their own health, and others just to refresh their minds and go on vacation.
Japanese ranking website, Goo, recently asked manga readers which mangaka takes too many breaks. The results are now in, and we’re not really surprised who they ranked at #1 (because we can all see it coming).
25 – Others
24 – Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga)
23 – Yasuaki Kita (Kenka Shoubai)
22 – Hitoshi (Iwaaki Historie)
21 – Kei Toume (Yesterday o Utatte)
20/19 (tie) – Kouta Hirano (Drifters) and Minene Sakurano (Mamotte Shugogetten!)
18/17 (tie) – Barasui (Strawberry Marshmallow) and Norio Sakurai (Mitsudomoe)
16 – Yoshiki Takaya (Bio-Booster Armor Guyver)
15 – Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon)
14 – Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch)
13 – Zekkyou (Tora Dora!)
12 – Masami Kurumada (Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – The Myth of Hades)
11 – Kiyohiko Azuma (Yotsuba&!)
10 – Kentarou Miura (Berserk)
9 – Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond)
8 – Mamoru Nagano (The Five Star Stories)
7 – Daisuke Ashihara (World Trigger)
6 – Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!)
5 – Hisashi Eguchi (Stop! Hibari-kun)
4 – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
3 – Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray-man)
2 – Suzue Miuchi (Glass Mask)
1 – Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter)
Usually, we don’t feature the #1 ranked winners in the cover photos of our articles, but the result is so obvious that we just had to feature Hunter x Hunter. Togashi and his series won by a landslide, as the series took 1,845 votes in the poll, while the #2 ranked Glass Mask, another hiatus-ridden manga series, only took 302 votes. That’s how painfully obvious the #1 in the results are.
However, the poll did put in a few surprises, with Kentaro Miura and his Berserk only being ranked 10th, but then again, a lot of these titles have frustrated fans for so long now that a lot of them deserved their spots. Oh, and thank goodness Guts has finally gotten out of that boat after 10 years!
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We"re not surprised with #1! Fans rank the Top 25 mangaka who have too many hiatuses