Weekly Top Ten – January 3, 2015

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.

Viz Digital

 

Vizmanga for the week of December 23, 2014

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

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending December 27, 2014

  1. Kingdom Hearts II 3Kingdom Hearts II Vol 3     ↑ 9
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
  3. Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Vol 2     ↑ 1
  4. Naruto Vol 68     ↓ 2
  5. Assassination Classroom Vol 1     ↓ 2
  6. Unofficial Hatsune Mix     ↓ 1
  7. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↔
  8. He’s My Only Vampire Vol 1     ∗
  9. Spice and Wolf Vol 10     ∗
  10. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 1     ↓ 4

Pre and post-Christmas sales and the list doesn’t change too much this week. Kingdom Hearts II Vol 3 makes a huge leap from #10 to take the top spot, knocking both Attack on Titan Vol 1 and Naruto Vol 68 down. Assassination Classroom Vol 1 just manages to hold on in the top 5. The UnOfficial Hatusne Mix surprisingly hangs on for  a second week and an all-time 3 weeks on the list. Only two new titles made a debut, both from Yen Press. He’s My Only Vampire is a new titles while Spice and Wolf charts with its 10th volume.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for Saturday, January 3, 2015

  1. SAO Novel 2Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel Vol 2     ↔
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↔
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↔
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↑ 1
  5. Naruto Vol 68     ↓ 1
  6. All You Need Is Kill 2-in-1     ↑ 2
  7. One Piece Vol 73     ∗
  8. Spice & Wolf Novel Vol 1     ↑ 3
  9. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ∗
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 3     ∗
  11. Attack on Titan Vol 6     ∗
  12. Attack on Titan Vol 9     ∗
  13. Monster Musume Vol 5     ↓ 4
  14. Attack on Titan Vol 5     ∗

The Attack on Titan legions were out en masse this week. 8 of the 14 volumes available made the list, with the first and most recent volumes holding their places and #2 and #3 from last week. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel Vol 2 also keeps a tight rein on its place at the top. Pre-orders for the newest volume of One Piece pushes it into the top ten giving Viz a nice little run of titles from #6-8. Stuck in the middle of the made Titan run is Monster Musume Vol 5, keeping it hold on the list, but still sliding down. Can the monster girls continue to compete with the monster Titans?

∗ = 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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