From March 13th to March 19th, 2022, the Netorabo Survey Team asked, “What is your favourite manga by Leiji Matsumoto?”
In this questionnaire, we received a total of 1033 votes. Thank you for voting!
Leiji Matsumoto is a manga artist who has produced many works and is very popular worldwide. It features a magnificent and romantic fantasy style centred on his science fiction works. What was the most popular manga work drawn by Mr Matsumoto? Let’s look at the ranking!
2. Space Battleship Yamato
“Space Battleship Yamato” ranked in 2nd place. Later, the TV anime version was also a big hit, and the manga version was serialized in “Adventure King” in 1974, the same as when the first TV broadcast started.
To save the earth that the invasion from the Gamirasu Empire has radioactively contaminated, the main character, Susumu Kodai, who boarded the “Space Battleship Yamato” to receive the radiation removal device located far away in Iskandar I will draw. In the comment section, there were voices such as “The romance of the universe is the same as it used to be” and “I want you to make a movie of the space battleship Yamato for Leiji Matsumoto.”
1. Galaxy Express 999
And the first place was “Galaxy Express 999”! It was a work serialized in “Shonen King” from 1977 to 1981, and TV animation and a movie version were also produced, causing a big boom. The epic story of Tetsuro Hoshino, the main character who lost his mother in human hunting, boarding the mysterious beauty Maetel and Galaxy Express 999 and aiming for a planet that will become the body of a machine.
Set in a world where some have gained eternal life through mechanization and those who are poor and unable to mechanize, it depicts the conflict that arises in the gap between rich and poor. A musical version is scheduled to be staged in April 2022, and it is a masterpiece of Leiji Matsumoto, who is still loved 45 years after the serialization started. In the comment section, a voice said, “Every episode that depicts life, love, and various relationships through the journey was interesting and impressive.”