In Japan, manga authors and illustrators, or mangaka as they are called, are treated with much respect and reverence. Many of them even have a celebrity status, like One Piece’s Eiichiro Oda and Attack on Titan’s Hajime Isayama.

For this week’s Charapedia Poll, they asked readers to rank their favorites for 2016. The poll featured 10,000 fans responding, 39.4% of whom are male, while 60.6% are female. A total of 66 mangaka were included in the poll, but only the Top 20 were revealed:

20 – Kazuhiro Fujita (Ushio & Tora)

19 – Kouhei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia)

18 – Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master)

17 – Tite Kubo (BLEACH)

16 – Takeshi Konomi (Prince of Tennis)

15 – Kentaro Yabuki (To Love-Ru, To Love-Ru Darkness, Black Cat)

14 – Akiro Toriyama (Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump)

13 – Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter, Yu Yu Hakusho)

12 – Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Kuroko’s Basketball, Kuroko’s Basketball: Extra Game)

11 – Haruichi Furudate (Haikyuu!!)

10 – Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto)

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9 – Yusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom)

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8 – Yana Toboso (Black Butler)

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7 – Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma 1/2, InuYasha, Rinne, Urusei Yatsura)

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6 – Gosho Aoyama (Detective Conan)

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