Weekly Top Ten – May 23, 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.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending May 16, 2015

  1. LegendOfZelda-LinkToThePast-3DLegend of Zelda A Link to the Past     ↔
  2. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Book 1: Phantom Blood Vol 2     ↔
  3. Big Hero Six Vol 1     ↑ 2
  4. Rosario + Vampire: Season II Vol 14     ↓ 1
  5. Akame ga Kill Vol 2     ↓ 1
  6. Nisekoi: False Love Vol 9     ∗
  7. Dragonar Academy Vol 6     ∗
  8. Assassination Classroom Vol 1     ↓ 1
  9. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
  10. Naruto Vol 69     ↵ 8

The top two titles remain unchanged this week, proving that Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past still has plenty of leg to stand on. Big Hero 6 Vol 1 makes a move back up as it proves it has some staying power after 8 weeks on the list now. Assassination Classroom Vol 1 is making a good showing as well as it hits 11 weeks. Only two new titles debuted; Nisekoi Vol 9 and Dragonar Academy Vol 6. It weird to see Naruto struggling as Vol 69 has only had 8 weeks total since its release back in March.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for the week ending May 23, 2015

  1. LegendOfZelda-LinkToThePast-3DLegend of Zelda A Link to the Past     ↔
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↔
  3. Naruto Vol 70     ↑ 3
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 15     ↔
  5. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Book 1: Phantom Blood Vol 2     ↔
  6. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 1
  7. Trinity Seven Vol 1     ∗
  8. Legend of Zelda Box Set     ↵
  9. Uzumaki 3-in-1     ↵
  10. High School DxD Vol 5     ∗

Much like the NYT list, the top two titles remain the same with Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past on top. The bottom half of Amazon’s top five remains the same as well, with the only change being the preorder for the next Naruto Vol, 70, moving up to #3. Only two new titles debuted here as well; Trinity Seven Vol 1 and High School DxD Vol 5. Male-gaze readers seem to prefer Amazon for their manga. The Legend of Zelda Box Set returns, with little surprise, at such a good price. The Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1  preorder has moved up again too with its release date now only a week away. Or was it the digital only release of Vol 2 over at Vizmanga?

∗ = 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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