Weekly Top Ten – June 6, 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 May 30, 2015

  1. LegendOfZelda-LinkToThePast-3DLegend of Zelda A Link to the Past    
  2. Trinity Seven Vol 1     ↑ 2
  3. Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon Vol 1     ↑ 3
  4. Sword Art Online: Girl’s OPs Vol 1     ↑ 3
  5. High School DxD Vol 5     
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2
  7. Rosario + Vampire: Season II Vol 14     ↓ 5
  8. Naruto Vol 69     
  9. Assassination Classroom  Vol 1      ↑ 1
  10. Big Hero Six Vol 1     ↓ 5

Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past holds on to the top spot for the 4th consequential week. Not bad for a title that is over 20 years old. The Yen Press titles that debuted last week showed they have some traction by not only making it a second week, they all moved up as well, stacking up the top five with the inclusion of another debut title, High School DxD vol 5. Attack on Titan vol 1 fell two spots, but that matters little as the title celebrates 100 total weeks on the list, most of which have been consecutive. Viz Media has a huddle at the bottle of the list with Naruto vol 69, stuck in the middle. Are the days of the orange-suited ninja dominating over with?



Amazon.com for the week ending June 6, 2015

  1. Naruto 70Naruto Vol 70     ↑ 1
  2. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 3
  3. Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past     ↓ 2
  4. Berserk Vol 1     
  5. Seraph of the End Vol 5     ↑ 4
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 15     
  7. Uzumaki 3-in-1     ↓ 4
  8. Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon Vol 1    
  9. Food Wars Vol 6     ↓ 3
  10. Fairy Tail Vol 48  

Not at Amazon. Naruto Vol 70‘s release lets it overtake Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, breaking that title’s hold on the top spot. Following behind is the long-awaited print debut of Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1. Berserk Vol 1 makes its return to the top ten. I would really love to know what is fueling its sales. Attack on Titan Vol 15 returns as Vol 1 falls off. Amazon continues to flaunt its volatile different to the NYT. While the title vary widely, Amazon does have a higher rate of returning titles, while NYT has only a few favorites.

∗ = 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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