Weekly Top Ten – December 27, 2014

Weekly Top Ten Manga

Every week, Viz Media and the New York Times posts the top ten bestselling books. For Viz Media, it is the bestsellers on their site, Vizmanga.com. The New York Times gets their numbers of print sales from retailers. Offered here is a listing of these books with their status this week compared with the previous week, and some way-off analysis of the activity.

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Vizmanga.com for the week of December 16, 2014

Vizmanga didn’t send out a top ten for the third week in a row.



New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending December 20, 2014

  1. AoT 1Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 1
  2. Naruto Vol 68     ↓ 1
  3. Assassination Classroom Vol 1     ↑ 4
  4. Sword Art Online Fairy Dance Vol 2     ∗
  5. Unofficial Hatsune Mix     ↵ 2
  6. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 1     ↵ 16
  7. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2     ↑ 2
  8. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↵ 42
  9. Spice and Wolf Vol 10     ∗
  10. Kingdom Hearts II Vol 3     ∗

Christmas can make a top ten list seem quite fickle. Some of the returnees from last week have already moved on, and were replaced with other returnees. One of the more surprising is Unofficial Hatsune Mix from Dark Horse. This volume only hit the top ten once, when it first debuts, and has now returned, no doubt due to wish lists being fulfilled. Attack on Titan Vol 1 retakes the top spot, swapping with Naruto, while Attack on Titan Vol 2 returns. If you’re giving the gift of manga, just one won’t due! Viz’s Assassination Classroom makes quite the move up, stopped only be the juggernauts of Naruto and Attack on Titan. Yen Press is able to sneak some of their new releases on the list, including Spice and Wolf and Kingdom Hearts II.



Amazon.com for Saturday, December 27, 2014

  1. SAO Novel 2Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel Vol 2     ↑ 1
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↑ 7
  4. Naruto Vol 68     ↑ 1
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↓ 2
  6. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 1     ∗
  7. Fairy Tail Vol 1     ↑ 4
  8. All You Need Is Kill 2-in-1     ∗
  9. Monster Musume Vol 5     ∗
  10. Akira Vol 1     ∗
  11. Spice & Wolf Novel Vol 1     ∗
  12. Black Butler Vol 1     ∗
  13. Sailor Moon Box Set 2     ↓ 1
  14. Sailor Moon Box Set 1     ∗
  15. Naruto Vol 67     ∗

Last minute ordering and after Christmas gift cards has made quite an impact on the Amazon top 20. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel vol 2 was able to push back Attack on Titan vol 1 to take the top manga spot. The Attack on Titan franchise holds at four volumes, switching out the Colossus edition for No Regrets. A lot of the box sets went away and were replaced by first volumes of popular titles. Akira, Spice & Wolf Light Novel and Black Butler all climbed back up to the top 20. Monster Musume‘s latest, vol 5 moves up as does the first Sailor Moon Box Set, putting essentially the entire series on the list.

∗ = New Release
↑ = Title moved up specified # of spots
↓ = Title moved down specified # of spots
↔ = Title didn’t moved from previous week
↵ = Title returned after dropping off list with total # of  weeks

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