Weekly Top Ten – February 21, 2015

Weekly Top Ten Manga

Every week, the New York Times and Amazon posts the top ten bestselling books. The New York Times gets their numbers from print sales from retailers, while Amazon and Vizmanga.com calculates their own numbers. 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.



New York Times Bestseller List for the week Ending February 14, 2015

  1. Evangelion 14Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol 14     ∗
  2. Assassination Classroom Vol 2     ↓ 1
  3. Unofficial Hatsune Mix     ↑ 3
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 6
  5. Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol 1     ↑ 2
  6. Dragonar Academy Vol 5     ∗
  7. Say I Love You Vol 6     ∗
  8. Akame ga Kill Vol 1     ↓ 5
  9. Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liars Game Vol 7     ∗
  10. Black Butler Vol 19     ↓ 1

The final Neon Genesis Evangelion, a series over a decade old, takes the list, debuting in the top spot, forcing Assassination Classroom Vol 2 down one to #2. Attack on Titan Vol 1 makes an aggressive move back up the list to reach the top five. Seven Seas Entertainment gets two titles to debut, one for male gaze, and one for female. Yen Press has kept three titles on list for a month now. Black Butler is a perennial favorite, but Sword Art Online is becoming a proven seller, and Akame ga Kill! is off to a good start with its first volume.



Amazon.com for the week ending February 21, 2015

  1. LegendOfZelda-LinkToThePast-3DLegend of Zelda A Link to the Past     ↔
  2. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood Vol 1     ↑ 2
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↔
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 15     ↑ 1
  5. Naruto Vol 69     ∗
  6. All You Need Is Kill Omnibus     ↵
  7. Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol 14     ↓ 5
  8. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Vol 2     ↵
  9. Monster Musume Vol 6     ∗
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 8     ↵

Amazon’s top five hasn’t changed all that much. Legend of Zelda is going to be a big seller for Viz with the pre-order hanging onto the top for the last few weeks now. More pre-orders join it with the new Naruto and Monster Musume charting. Returnees are making a good show as well with All You Need Is Kill and Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel Vol 2 charting. Attack on Titan volumes are constantly returning, so I don’t see them as too much of a big deal. The only surprise is which ones will be joining Volume 1.

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Vizmanga.com for the week of February 8, 2015

  1. Assassination Classroom 2Assassination Classroom Vol 2     ↔
  2. Happy Marriage?! Vol 10     ∗
  3. Bleach Vol 63     ↓ 1
  4. World Trigger Vol 4     ↓ 1
  5. Boys Over Flowers Bundle     ∗
  6. Food Wars! Vol 1     ↵
  7. All You Need Is Kill Vol 1     ↵
  8. Seraph of the End Vol 1     ↵
  9. Toriko Vol 26      ↓ 4
  10. Honey Blood Vol 1     ↵

Vizmanga’s top title doesn’t change as Assassination Classroom Vol 2 holds on. The debut of the Happy Marriage?! vol 10, the last volume in the series, is a nice surprise. Viz Signature titles don’t makes the list as much as they should. The Boys Over Flowers Bundle was obviously too good of a deal for people to pass up, getting it just into the top five. All the volume 1 returnees are interesting, and kind of unexpected. Two volumes, All You Need Is Kill and Seraph of the End were part of the YALSA Good Graphic Novel Of Teens list, so maybe that had something to do with it.

∗ = 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 (when available)


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