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 July 11, 2015
- Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 ↑ 1
- Bleach Vol 64 ∗
- Sword Art Online: Progressive Novel Vol 2 ↓ 2
- Big Hero Six Vol 1 ↔
- Assassination Classroom Vol 1 ↑ 3
- Naruto Vol 70 ↓ 3
- Attack on Titan Vol 1 ↓ 1
- Assassination Classroom Vol 3 ↵ 4
- Pokemon Adventures Vol 29 ∗
- Noragami Vol 5 ↔ 1
After only getting one week at the top, Sword Art Online: Progressive Novel Vol 2 gets the boot as Tokyo Ghoul returns to the top, and is followed by Bleach Vol 64 making its debut at #2. Also debuting is Pokemon Adventures Vol 29, but it doesn’t do as well, only coming in at #9. Big Hero Six Vol 1 and Noragami Vol 5 stay the course, holding fast at their respective spot while Assassination Classroom gets a double dose with Vol 4 returning while Vol 1 moves back up the list. Viz dominates the list this week with 6 of the 10 spots, but Yen Press and Kodansha have their best sellers fighting back.
Amazon.com for the week ending July 18, 2015
- Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 ↔ 5
- Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past ↔ 1
- Naruto Vol 71 ↑ 7
- Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2 ↵
- Naruto Vol 70 ↵
- Sword Art Online Progressive Novel Vol 2 ↔ 3
- Uzumaki 3-in-1 ↵
- No Game No Life Novel Vol 2 ∗
- Akame ga Kill Vol 3 ∗
- Prison School Vol 1 ↓ 5
Tokyo Ghoul holds on to the top spot for the 5th week in a row now, along with a few other titles that are holding on to their spots; Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past and Sword Art Online Progressive Novel Vol 2. There were a few returning titles as well as couple of debuts. Many of these are also pre-orders. Tokyo Ghoul , No Game No Life Novel Vol 2, Akame ga Kill Vol 3 and Prison School Vol 1 all have future release dates, with the last three scheduled for this week. Gotta get those last-minute deals with pre-order!
Nielsen’s Bookscan Top 20 for June 2015
Manga doubled its presence on the Bookscan for June. One title, Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, was able to hold over dropping to #8. It also took the top spot with Naruto Vol 70 debuting at #1, and Tokyo Ghoul making the top five by debuting at #5. Attack on Titan vol 1 made a return, just missing the top ten by 2 spots. It’s good to see manga’s presence increase, something that will hopefully happen more as Barnes and Noble increases their manga shelf space.
∗ = New Release
↑ = Title moved up specified # of spots
↓ = Title moved down specified # of spots
↔ = Title didn’t moved from previous week with total # of weeks
↵ = Title returned after dropping off list with total # of weeks (when available)