One Piece and Attack on Titan Are Among the Most “Dropped” Manga Series by Fans

When we think of the most popular manga series of the recent era, surely One Piece and Attack on Titan are among the most-sold manga series worldwide. This is why a recent report on the “most dropped manga series” from the home of anime, Japan, surprised manga fans. The list included some of the biggest names of the recent era.

One Piece attack on titan dropped manga

Recently, a Popular Japanese website, All About News released a list of the “most dropped manga series by fans” based on a poll conducted by them between 17 October to 8 November this year. The list, shockingly, included some of the most popular manga series. Let’s discuss the top three and see why people dropped these series.

2nd Place (Tie): Attack on Titan

This manga started serialization in 2009 and ended in 2021. Hajime Isayama was the author and illustrator of this series. It is the most popular manga on MAL as it is #1 on MAL’s most popular manga series list. The last season of “Attack on Titan” will start airing at the start of 2023. It has a total of 34 volumes, physically printed in both English and Japanese.

Here are some of the comments from readers who dropped the series:

I felt sick during the scene of eating people

A 38 year old female

I got tired of reading too many words

A 23 year old male

It turned into a war between humans halfway through, and I stopped because it was brutal 

51 year old male

Attack on Titan Synopsis:

Set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by three enormous walls that protect them from the gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans, the story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to exterminate the Titans after a Titan brings about the destruction of his hometown and the death of his mother.

2nd Place (Tie): Jujutsu Kaisen

Gojo jujutsu kaisen

This manga started serialization in 2018 and is still publishing. Gege Akutami is both the author and illustrator of this series. Jujutsu Kaisen is #14 on MAL based on popularity. The first anime adaptation of this series was an instant hit and Season 2 is currently in production. Now, it has 21 volumes, with 20 volumes available in physical form in Japanese and 17 volumes physically available in English.

Let’s see for what reasons the fans are dropping this series:

Because I couldn’t keep up with the developments after Gojo was sealed

A 30 year old male

I couldn’t get into it because it was too sudden without an explanation of the technique

A 35 year old male

I didn’t understand what the battle scenes were doing, and I didn’t understand how things were progressing

A 30 year old female

Jujutsu Kaisen Synopsis:

High school student Yuuji Itadori, who idly indulges in baseless paranormal activities with the Occult Club, spends his days in the clubroom or in the hospital, where he visits his bedridden grandfather. However, his lifestyle soon takes a turn for the bizarre when he unknowingly comes across a cursed object. 

Unleashing a chain of supernatural events, Yuuji finds himself suddenly thrust into the world of Curses, terrible beings formed by human malice and negativity, after swallowing said item, which appears to be a finger belonging to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the” King of Curses”. Yuuji experiences firsthand the threat these curses pose to society when he discovers his newly acquired powers. Introduced to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical College of Magic, he begins to walk a path from which he cannot return: the course of a Jujutsu wizard.

1st Place: One Piece

luffy's new bounty one piece

One Piece manga started serialization in 1997 and is still airing. Eiichiro Oda is both the illustrator and author of this manga series. It is one of the most popular manga series, as it is #3 on MAL’s most popular manga series list.

And it is the only manga series which holds a world record for most volumes sold worldwide. The anime has 1040 episodes, and a new episode arrives every Sunday. The manga presently has 104 volumes, with all of them available in Japanese and the first 100 volumes available in English physically.

Let’s see for what reasons the fans are dropping this series:

From the middle, the amount of illustrations in each frame increased and many gag elements were included, and I lost the desire to read

A 37 year old male

The battle scene was too long and the story didn’t progress at all, so I got bored 

A 53 year old female

One Piece Synopsis:

“Luffy” is a 17-year-old boy who aspires to be a pirate in the future. Since childhood, he has had an idol named “Shanks,” who saved Luffy several times in complex situations. One day, while arguing with shanks and his crew, Luffy accidentally eats a fruit shanks had in a box and becomes elastic. This fruit was the devil fruit, “Gum Gum Fruit.”

Now, Luffy promises Shanks that one day, he will meet him when he becomes a great pirate and makes a pirate crew like none other. So starts the journey of our young pirate.

The Full List

Here is a complete list of the results of this poll (Note: most of them tie in with other series):

1st PlaceOne Piece
2nd Place (tie)Attack on Titan
2nd Place (tie)Jujutsu Kaisen
4th PlaceHunter x Hunter
5th PlaceDetective Conan
6th PlaceKingdom
7th PlaceBleach
8th Place (tie)Dragon Ball
8th Place (tie)The Glass Mask
8th Place (tie)Naruto
8th Place (tie)Tokyo Revengers
12th Place (tie)Death Note
12th Place (tie)Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures
12th Place (tie)This is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward
15th Place (tie)Fairy Tail
15th Place (tie)Prince of Tennis
15th Place (tie)Gintama
15th Place (tie)Haikyuu!!
15th Place (tie)Nana

It should be remembered that the survey only had a small number of participants (376). What are your thoughts on this list? Let us know your opinion in the comment section down below.

Source: Yaroan

Scroll to Top