2022 has been an excellent 12 months for manga releases. Whereas anime variations is perhaps taking over a lot of the consideration from followers over the previous 12 months, it is like the whole medium embraced the challenges to at least one one other and raised their respective game consequently. It is common to see a couple of manga hits get away with followers in any given 12 months, however this time round it is felt like there have been much more of those than ever earlier than. Extra authentic manga tales had been making their mark than in earlier years, and a few of these got here from the wildest of sources.

With such a aggressive scene for the manga releases in 2022, it was simpler than ever to take a look at a fantastic sequence. Whether or not it was a model new sequence that actually received followers’ consideration over the course of the 12 months, an older sequence kicking off its closing arc, a more moderen hit hitting its stride with some cool arcs, and a one-shot that got here out of nowhere with some of the gripping tales of the 12 months, there was a manga hit for just about each fan to get pleasure from. However just one winner.

And the winner of the 2022 Golden Problem Award for Greatest Manga is…


Goodbye, Eri!

When Chainsaw Man introduced its first half to an finish again in 2021, followers had been left ready for when the sequence would come again for its second half. It might need been a tricky wait, however throughout that point sequence creator Tatsuki Fujimoto as an alternative used the break to experiment with a couple of smaller tales. Every of those one-shot tales was remarkably totally different from each other when it comes to tone, however the one that actually made a mark was the longest of those experimental tales.

Goodbye, Eri was probably the most emotional manga story that Fujimoto has ever offered. A younger boy is first tasked with recording his dying mom’s closing moments for a brief movie, and when this goes awry, he quickly meets a mysterious woman that gives him a brand new form of characteristic movie venture. By this the boy types a brand new connection and new understanding of himself consequently. And that is nonetheless filled with the entire little kooky quirks that Fujimoto followers have beloved the creator for.

However extra importantly, it manages to make its impression in a single swoop. It is one thing the opposite manga nominees could not do since they’re all dramatically diffferent than a single one-shot, however that is additionally the sting that led to this one nabbing the win on the finish of the day.


Congrats to Goodbye, Eri on its 2022 Golden Points win!

The nominees for Greatest Manga Collection are:

  • Goodbye, Eri – WINNER
  • Akane-banashi
  • Dandandan
  • Mashle: Magic and Muscle mass
  • Sakamoto Days