Most Influential Mangaka of All Time

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Next to the mangaka's name, list the series that made him / her known and the series that is the most influential.

The Top Ten

1 Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump) V 1 Comment
2 Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion)

Osamu Tezuka ( 3 November 1928 ��" 9 February 1989) was a Japanese manga artist, cartoonist, animator, film producer, medical doctor and activist. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of the comics series Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, and Phoenix. His prolific output, pioneering techniques, and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as "the father of manga ", "the godfather of manga" and "the god of manga". Additionally, he is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during Tezuka's formative years. - Goku02

3 Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)

Eiichiro Oda ( born January 1, 1975) is a Japanese manga artist, best known for his manga series One Piece (1997��"present). With over 345 million copies in circulation worldwide, One Piece is the best-selling manga series of all time. The series' popularity resulted in him being named one of the manga artists that changed the history of manga. - Goku02

4 Naoko Takeuchi (Sailor Moon) V 1 Comment
5 Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.
6 Hiroshi Fujimoto (Doraemon) V 1 Comment
7 Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

I mean our life is one big Jojo reference

8 Yoshihiro Togashi (Yu Yu Hakusho, Hunter x Hunter)

Togashi is the writer of the to best hero's journey stories ever made

Yoshihiro Togashi ( born April 27, 1966 in Shinjō, Yamagata ) is a Japanese manga artist. He began drawing manga at an early age; while he attended college, the publishing company Shueisha recognized his talent. Togashi has authored numerous manga series in different genres during the past three decades. He is perhaps best known for writing and illustrating the YuYu Hakusho and Hunter - Hunter series, both of which have been published in the popular Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. - Goku02

9 Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master)

Influential?! Influenced more like! - Tia-Harribel

10 Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk)

Takehiko Inoue ( born 12 January 1967 in Okuchi, Kagoshima) is a Japanese manga artist, best known for the basketball manga Slam Dunk and samurai manga Vagabond, which has become a success both in Japan and overseas. Many of his works are about basketball, Inoue himself being a huge fan of the sport. Inoue's manga features mainly in male-oriented magazines. His name is ordered as Takehiko Inoue on his books sold in North America through Viz Media ( Vagabond, Slam Dunk, and Real), although Gutsoon! Entertainment's earlier Slam Dunk translations in North America used Inoue Takehiko. - Goku02

The Contenders

11 Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist,Hero Tales,etc)
12 Machiko Hasegawa (Sazae-San) V 1 Comment
13 Kentaro Miura (Berserk)
14 Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto, Naruto Shippuden) V 1 Comment
15 Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma ½, Inuyasha)
16 Tite Kubo (The Greatest at Trolling)
17 Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat)
18 Saki Hasemi (To Love-Ru)
19 Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Starting in 1996, Takahashi's Yu-Gi-Oh! manga was the first of many in the Yu-Gi-Oh series, graphic novel and animation spin-offs alike. According to Guinness World Records, the ensuing Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game by Konami is currently the best-selling trading card game (as of late March 2011), with well over 25 billion cards having been sold. - SilverMelodies

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