Most Influential Mangaka of All Time

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)
2 Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion)
3 Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

He's super influential. JoJo has been going since 1987 and has influenced several anime and manga, it's truly an epic and bizarre adventure spanning several generations of the Joestar family having to battle enemies from vampires, ancient aztec super-beings, and gangsters. The artstyle and story are absolutely fantastic, and the show and manga is very popular in Japan as its been extremely influential in Japanese media.

Referenced in just about everything - even Pokemon. There's a good reason it's remembered and still ongoing.

I mean our life is one big Jojo reference

The influence jojos has on shonen is insane to be honest

4 Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)
5 Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.

His manga Nasuicaa of the Valley of Wind and Studio Ghibli movies cannot be challenged.

6 Kentaro Miura (Berserk)

GRIFIIITH!
-Guts, probably.

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

Togashi is Easily the greatest Shounen manga writer along with Oda. His signature trait is how he makes each character analyse deeply about the event happening & explaining why that character made that decision through tons of TEXT. This makes all the thought process of characters so thrilling like for example Chimera Ants arc, so much stuff was happening simultaneously, and each character was thinking & reacting intensely to what they should do next & all of this in a slow motion. Plus he created Nen, the most well developed, detailed power system, Restriction & Pledge takes it to whole new level, & allows logical power ups. And another of his traits how he does the most unexpected things & surprises us with his anti climatic & yet brilliant endings.

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

8 Naoko Takeuchi (Sailor Moon)
9 Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma ½, Inuyasha)

Rumiko Takahashi creator of Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, Inuyasha, Rin-ne, Maris the Chojo, Laughing Target, Fire Tripper, Mermaid Saga, One-pound Gospel, Rumic Theater, and Rumic World.

She started with Urusei Yatsura in 1978 and her last complete manga Rin-ne ended in 2017. She publishes an annual collection of short stories called Rumic Theater (Rumiko Takahashi Anthology) which started in 1987 and is still on going to this day.

10 Hiroshi Fujimoto (Doraemon)
The Contenders
11 Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk)
12 Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist,Hero Tales,etc)
13 Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto, Naruto Shippuden)

This should be listed.

14 Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master)

Influential?! Influenced more like!

His work has always inspired me. he is a very talented artist. he is my rolemodel. I love his new work edens zero and fairytail

15 Tite Kubo (The Greatest at Trolling)
16 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.

17 Go Nagai (Devilman, Cutey Honey, Mazinger Z)

Kiyoshi Nagai, also known as Go Nagai, is a famous mangaka known for creating Devilman, Cutie Honey and Mazinger Z. Go Nagai is often seen as a revolutionary pioneer, as his works were pioneering in the manga scene: Mecha (Mazinger Z), Ecchi (Harenchi Gakuen) and Female Shounen Protags (Cutie Honey) were all started and kicked off by Nagai. Besides that, Devilman's brutal horror theme was a complete counter to the other manga out that time.

18 Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)

The funniest, most well-rounded manga I ever seen so far.

One of the best manga if not THE BEST manga ever.

19 Machiko Hasegawa (Sazae-San)
20 Naoki Urasawa - 20th Century Boys, Monster
21 Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat)
22 Saki Hasemi (To Love-Ru)
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