Weekly Top Ten – August 1, 2015

Weekly Top Ten MangaEvery 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 25, 2015

  1. TokyoGhoul-GN01Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 2
  2. No Game No Life Novel Vol 2     
  3. Akame ga Kill! Vol 3     
  4. Log Horizon Novel Vol 2      
  5. Black Butler Vol 20     
  6. The Devil is a Part-Timer Vol 2     
  7. Big Hero Six Vol 1     ↓ 2
  8. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2
  9. Bleach Vol 64     ↓ 2
  10. Assassination Classroom  Vol 1   ↓ 2

After a brief hiccup, Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 returns to the top of the list this week. Yen Press’ new titles then pretty much takes over, with new titles debuting in the 2-5 slots, two of which are light novels; No Game No Life and Log Horizon Vol 2s. Black Butler‘s new volume, #20, comes in as expected rounding out the top five. Add in Big Hero Six from the previous week, and Yen takes control with 6 titles. It’s funny that the four bottom titles kept their relative positions as the new debut titles came in at the top, but Viz Media still gets to book end the list with Bleach Vol 64 and Assassination Classroom Vol 1 holding at the bottom.



Amazon.com for the week ending August 1, 2015

  1. Naruto 71Naruto Vol 71     ↑ 2
  2. One-Punch Man Vol 1     
  3. My Hero Academia Vol 1     ↑ 3
  4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↓ 3
  5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↑ 3
  6. One Piece Vol 75     
  7. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood Vol 3     
  8. Monster Musume Vol 7     
  9. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2
  10. Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past    

As their release dates gets closer, several of Viz Media’s pre-order shonen come on the list, including Naruto Vol 71 which takes the top spot from Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 which falls back but not out of the top five. One-Punch Man Vol 1 returns and My Hero Academia Vol 1 moves up, while One Piece Vol 75 and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Vol 3 debuts. It’s almost like a mirror image of Yen’s domination of the NYT list, as Viz holds the top 7 spots, leaving only room from Seven Seas’ new Monster Musume Vol 7 and Kodansha’s perennial Attack on Titan Vol 1 before Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past bookends the list at #10.

∗ = 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)

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