Weekly Top Ten – March 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. Once a month the Nielsen Bookscan posts their top twenty graphic novels of which manga is included. 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 March 14, 2015

  1. Monster Musume 6Monster Musume Vol 6     ↑ 1
  2. Naruto Vol 69      ↓ 1
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Vol 7     ↑ 1
  4. Nisekoi False Love Vol 8     ↑ 4
  5. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood Part 1     ↓ 2
  6. Kamisama Kiss Vol 17     ↑ 1
  7. Seraph of the End Vol 4     ∗
  8. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2
  9. Unofficial Hatsune Remix     ↑ 1
  10. Wolf Children Ami and Yuki     ↵ 10

Monster Musume Vol 6 was finally able to climb Mount Naruto to stick its flag at the top, taking the #1 spot, but the orange-suited ninja only fell down one to stay hot on the monster girls’ heels. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds  Vol 7 made a nice move up one as does Kamisama Kiss Vol 17 and Unofficial Hatsune Remix. The biggest mover was Nisekoi False Love Vol 8, jumping four spots to #4. And it’s interesting to see the return of Wolf Children Ami and Yuki, with it being such a thick, hardback edition. Even through Seven Seas took the top spot, the majority of the list, 6 spots, belongs to Viz Media and their shonen/shojo machine.



Amazon.com for the week ending March 21, 2015

  1. Attack on Titan 15Attack on Titan Vol 15     ↔
  2. Naruto Vol 69     ↑ 2
  3. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past     ↔
  4. Monster Musume Vol 6     ↓ 2
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 1
  6. Uzumaki 3-in-1 Edition     ↵
  7. Sword Art Online: Progressive Novel Vol 1     ∗
  8. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↵
  9. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ↵
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↔

Several stable titles as well as returnees this week. Attack on Titan Vol 15 holds on to the top spot as preorders turn into orders. It is accompanied by volumes 13 and 14, as readers catch up with the latest. Naruto Vol 69 and Monster Musume Vol 6 bounce around slightly, but keep their spots in the top five. Uzumaki 3-in-1 is an interesting title to return to the top ten. Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol 1 is the novel, and new to the top ten. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 continues to just hold on with its preorder for print even though the eBook is now available.

∗ = 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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