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.
Vizmanga for the week of December 30, 2014
Vizmanga didn’t send out a top ten for the fifth week. I will no longer be including them on the list until they begin posting them regularly again.
New York Times Bestseller List for January 3, 2015
- Unofficial Hatsune Mix ↑ 5
- Assassination Classroom Vol 1 ↑ 3
- Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2 ↵ 9
- Naruto Vol 68 ↔
- Deadman Wonderland Vol 6 ∗
- Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Vol 2 ↓ 6
- Noragami Vol 1 ↵ 6
- Citrus Vol 1 ∗
- He’s My Only Vampire Vol 1 ↓ 1
- Master Keaton Vol 1 ∗
This is one very surprising list! There is a new top title, and it’s Dark Horse’s vocaloid manga about Hatsune Miku. This is quite a come back for a title that only appeared once on the list earlier in the year, but has had a strong showing in the holiday season. I may have to read it now. The other really big surprise is that Attack on Titan Vol 1 has dropped off the list. Last week it was at #2 and 81 weeks on the list. How the mighty can fall. But the list isn’t completely Titan free as Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2 returns. I really need to read that one too. Seven Seas has a surprising debut with Citrus Vol 1 . BL titles have made the list, but I think this is a first for a GL. Viz Media’s Master Keaton Vol 1 debuts as well, and rightfully so. That volume was fantastic, and everything I had hoped for.
Amazon.com for Saturday January 10, 2015
- Attack on Titan Vol 1 ↑ 1
- Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel Vol 2 ↓ 1
- One Piece Vol 73 ↑ 4
- Attack on Titan Vol 14 ↓ 1
- Naruto Vol 68 ↔
- Deadman Wonderland Vol 1 ∗
- Berserk Vol 1 ∗
- Attack on Titan Vol 2 ↓ 4
- Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2 ∗
- Attack on Titan Vol 10 ∗
Even though Attack on Titan Vol 1 dropped off the NYT Bestseller List, it not only persists on Amazon’s, it takes the top spot from Sword Art Online: Aincrad Vol 2. Attack On Titan No Regrets Vol 2 pops in as Vol 1 pops out, while the series as whole continues to dominate here. Deadman Wonderland Vol 1 and old-timer Berserk Vol 1 make a surprising appearance on the list, and in the middle too. These along with One Piece Vol 73 and Naruto Vol 68 keep Viz as the publisher with the second most titles this week.
∗ = 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