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Fans Rank Japan’s Best Female Shonen Manga Authors

Fans Rank Japan’s Best Female Shonen Manga AuthorsShonen manga may be aimed at young boys, but some of the best manga in the category are written by women. Ranking site Goo asked its readers to list their favorite female shonen creators, and here’s the top 10:

10. Renjuro Kindaichi
Jungle Guu, Oogiri

9. Yellow Tanabe

8. Kazue Kato
Blue Exorcist

Angelic Layer, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle

6. Ami Shibata
Papuwa, Jibaku-kun

5. Mizuki Kawashita
Strawberry 100%, First Love Limited

4. Miki Yoshikawa
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Flunk Punk Rumble

3. Fumiya Sato
Kinda’ichi Case Files, Detective School Q

2. Hiromu Arakawa
Fullmetal Alchemist, Silver Spoon

1. Rumiko Takahashi
Inuyasha, Urusei Yatsura

Who are your favorite female shonen manga authors?

Source: Goo

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.