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 August 1, 2015
- Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 ↔
- Akame ga Kill! Vol 3 ↑ 1
- The Devil is a Part-Timer Vol 2 ↑ 3
- No Game No Life Novel Vol 2 ↓ 2
- Big Hero Six Vol 1 ↑ 2
- Black Butler Vol 20 ↓ 1
- Naruto Vol 70 ↵ 8
- Attack on Titan Vol 1 ↔
- Death Note Black Vol 1 ↵ 7
- Fairy Tail Vol 49 ∗
Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1‘s claws keep a firm hold on the top spot this week. Four of Yen Press’ debut titles from last week not only hold out this week, but half move up along with Big Hero Six Vol 1, giving the publisher four of the top five spots. Two Viz Media titles return, one surprisingly being Death Note Black Vol 1. Naruto Vol 70 not so much. Attack on Titan Vol 1 holds steady at from last week, with the reported 2.5M copies of the title being in print in the US of little surprise when you see the 109 weeks the title has been on this bestseller list.
Amazon.com for the week ending August 8, 2015
- Naruto Vol 71 ↔
- Monster Musume Vol 7 ↑ 6
- Naruto Vol 72 ∗
- My Hero Academia Vol 1 ↓ 3
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood Vol 3 ↑ 2
- One-Punch Man Vol 1 ↓ 4
- Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2 ↑ 1
- Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 ↓ 1
- Attack on Titan Vol 16 Special Edition ∗
- One Piece Vol 75 ↓ 4
Only one title gets switched on at Amazon this week, otherwise all the titles are the same as last week, with just some place swapping. Naruto Vol 71, the penultimate volume of the series holds on to the top spot while Vol 72, the final, debuts as a pre-order in the third spot. The only other debut title is Attack on Titan Vol 16 Special Edition which switched out with Vol 1. This special edition comes with a deck of playing cards with Attack on Titan art, and a dust cover with alternate art by US artist Tony Moore. Now is a good time to pre-order with it being just over half off cover price.
Nielsen’s Bookscan Top 20 for July 2015
The Nielsen’s Bookscan Top 20 is also little changed from last month. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 over took Naruto Vol 70 while Attack on Titan Vol 1 stayed on, dropping to the bottom half of the list. One new title did just barely make it on, from Yen Press’ Sword Art Online franchise, Progressive Novel Vol 2. At least manga isn’t hemorrhage any titles, and kept to 1/5 of the total list.
∗ = 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)