The Top 20 Most Powerful Shounen Jump Manga: Fans weigh in on Naruto, One Piece, Gintama and more

Weekly manga magazine, Shounen Jump!, has generated many unforgettable classics from Dragon Ball to One Piece, from Toriko to Nisekoi. Now, Japanese media website, DDNavi, has asked its readers to rank which Weekly Shounen Jump! manga is the one which they think is “The Most Powerful”.

So which Shounen Jump! manga do the fans think is “Most Powerful”? Here are the Top 20:

20) To Love-Ru by Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki

19) City Hunter by Tsukasa Hojo

18) Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate

17) Katekyo Hitman Reborn! by Akira Amano

16) Bleach by Tite Kubo

15) Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

14) Hikaru no Go by Takeshi Obata and Yumi Hotta

13) Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki

12) Kuroko’s Basketball by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

11) Hunter X Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi

10) Saint Seiya by Masami Kurumada


9) Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto


8) Fist of the North Star by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara


7) Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen-mae Hashutsujo by Osamu Akimoto


6) Captain Tsubasa by Youichi Takahashi


5) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki


4) Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue


3) Gintama by Hideaki Sorachi


2) One Piece by Eichiro Oda


1) Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama


In a very unsurprising turn of events, fans have ranked Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball as Shounen Jump!’s most powerful manga in both the sense that the manga has featured some of the strongest characters in the magazine as well as its strong showing business-wise as it has spawned plenty of movies and countless merchandise. Dragon Ball is also Jump!’s most recognized manga, and its popularity has reached a worldwide audience. What a powerful series indeed.

Naruto, which only ended last week, only fared at #9. Looks like the hype of its ending was not transferred to these rankings. #2 meanwhile went to One Piece, another globally recognized title, while Gintama, took its epic sense of comic relief to #3.


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