Weekly Top Ten – February 28, 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.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending February 21, 2015

  1. AkameGaKill_V1_FINAL-199x300Akame ga Kill Vol 1     ↑ 7
  2. Deadman Wonderland Vol 7     ∗
  3. Gansta Vol 5     ∗
  4. Black Butler Vol 19     ↑ 6
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
  6. Unofficial Hatsune Mix     ↓ 3
  7. Black Butler Vol 1     ↵ 44
  8. World Trigger Vol 4     ∗
  9. Death Note Black Vol 1     ↵ 5
  10. Assassination Classroom Vol 2     ↓ 8

There are some dramatic movers and shakers on the list this week. Two Yen Press titles, Akame ga Kill Vol 1 and Black Butler Vol 19 make some big jumps to return to the top 5. Also of interest is the return of Black Butler Vol 1. This used to be the Volume 1 power mover until Attack on Titan came along. Viz gets some of their shonen titles on the list with a new Deadman Wonderland debut at #2, and an unusual Signature title appearance with Gansta debuting at #3. Death Note makes a return for some reason, and Assassination Classroom takes the longest fall, 8 spots, after only 3 weeks on the list.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for the week ending February 28, 2015

  1. LegendOfZelda-LinkToThePast-3DLegend of Zelda: A Link to the Past     ↔
  2. Monster Musume Vol 6     ↑ 7
  3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood Vol 1     ↓ 1
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 15     ↔
  5. Naruto Vol 69     ↔
  6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood Vol 2     ∗
  7. High School DxD Vol 4     ∗
  8. Death Note Box Set      ↵
  9. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 6
  10. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon Vol 1     ∗

Pre orders are making quite a dent in the list this week, half of the list to be exact. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Vol 1 is finally released and Vol 2 immediately makes the list, and it won’t be out until May! The new Monster Musume moves up the most, 7 spots, to come in behind Legend of Zelda which seems to have staked out the top spot for a while. Attack on Titan Vol 1 takes the biggest fall, 6 spots, but just holds on at #9. This list has the most static titles with three keeping the same spot, and surprising all in the top five.

Viz Digital

 

Vizmanga.com for the week of February 15, 2015

  1. Boys over Flowers 1Boys Over Flowers Bundle     ↑ 4
  2. Bleach Vol 63     ↑ 1
  3. Assassination Classroom Vol 2     ↓ 2
  4. Food Wars Vol 1     ↑ 2
  5. World Trigger Vol 1     ↵
  6. Deadman Wonderland Vol 7     ∗
  7. Assassination Classroom Vol 1     ↵
  8. All You Need is Kill Vol 1     ↓
  9. Food Wars Vol 3     ↵
  10. Nisekoi Vol 1     ↵

The great price on the Boys Over Flowers Bundle pushes it up to the top spot this week. There’s only one debut with Deadman Wonderland Vol 7, while several volume 1 return. Many of these titles were featured in the Fresh Jump Bundle as well as Assassination Classroom Vol 1 returning with Vol 2. Food Wars also got an addition volume, though Vol 3 seems a little odd.

∗ = 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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