Weekly Top Ten – September 12, 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 September 5, 2015

  1. One Punch Man 01One-Punch Man Vol 1     
  2. One-Punch Man Vol 2     ∗
  3. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2    
  4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 1
  5. Naruto Vol 71     ↓ 2
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 4
  7.  Attack on Titan Vol 16     ↓ 6
  8. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon Novel Vol 2     ↓ 1
  9. Monster Musume Vol 7     ↓ 5
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol 7     

It appears that Viz may have found its next big hits. One-Punch Man Vol 1, a previously digital-only title, not only debuts in print at the top of this week’s list, the second volume of the series comes in right behind it. Following behind this new superhero is Tokyo Ghoul, which also has both of its available volumes coming in one right after the other. Naruto Vol 71, part of the old guard, caps the top five at #5. Attack on Titan Vol 16, the previous top title, falls the most, 6 spots to land at #7, while its progenitor, Vol 1 moves back up a spot. Yen Press survives only with its light novel Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon Vol 2, while Monster Musume Vol 7, from Seven Seas Entertainment just holds on for its 4th week. While Viz still dominates with 6 spots, Kodansha, Yen Press and Seven Seas Entertainment do keep their presence known.


Amazon.com for the week ending September 12, 2015

  1. One Punch Man 01One Punch Man Vol 1    
  2. One Punch Man Vol 2     ↑ 1
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 16     ↑ 1
  4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3     ↓ 2
  5. Naruto Vol 72     ↑ 1
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 1     
  7. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↓ 5
  8. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↓ 3
  9. Naruto Vol 71     ↓ 2
  10. My Hero Academia Vol 1     

One-Punch Man shows its growing dominance as both Vol 1 and 2 hold the top two spots here as well. Tokyo Ghoul doesn’t show the same strength as Vol 1 and 2 takes the longest drops, 3 and 5 respectively, and even the pre-order of Vol 3 tumbles slightly. My Hero Academia Vol 1 returns to help his fellow superhero by capping the list at #10. Attack on Titan shows its staying power as Vol 16 moves back up while Vol 1 makes its triumphant return, just missing the top five by one, and making Kodansha the only other publisher to chart as Viz shows who the real Titan is.

∗ = 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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