Weekly Top Ten – September 19, 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.

NYTBS

New York times Bestseller List for the week ending September 12, 2015

  1. One Punch Man 01One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↔
  2. One-Punch Man Vol 2    
  3. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↔ 1
  4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1    
  5. The Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol 2    
  6. Monster Musume Vol 7     ↑ 3
  7.  Attack on Titan Vol 16    
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol 7     ↑ 2
  9. Nisekoi: False Love Vol 11     
  10. Seraph of the End Vol 6     

What an amazingly stable week the NYT list is this week. Five titles hold the same spots as last week, but more amazing it the fact that most of those are the top four spots. One-Punch Man is killing it in print with Tokyo Ghoul keeping pace. With these strong titles, Viz is dominating as they also have the last three titles, effectively surrounding the few titles from other publishers. Seven Seas makes the best showing as it has two titles on the list including the debut of the second volume of their shojo series The Ancient Magus’ Bride, coming in as high as possible at #5. Kodansha has the only other non-Viz title with its Attack on Titan Vol 16 holding on.

Amazon

Amazon.com for the week ending September 19, 2015

  1. One Punch Man 01One Punch Man Vol 1     ↔ 1
  2. One Punch Man Vol 2    
  3. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↑ 4
  4. Naruto Vol 72     ↑ 1
  5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 3
  6. Naruto Vol 71     ↑ 3
  7. Attack on Titan Vol 16     ↓ 4
  8. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3     ↓ 4
  9. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 3
  10. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Box Set     

Amazon’s list isn’t as stable as the NYT’s, though the first three spots area identical. Also identical is Viz’s dominance as its titles take up eight spots here with Kodansha being the only publisher to be able to break through with Attack on Titan vols 1 and 16. Helping Viz dominate here though are pre-orders of the final Naruto Vol 72, and the next volume of Tokyo Ghoul, Vol 3. Unlike the NYT list, there were no debuts this week. All the movement was among titles already on the list, except for the return of a previously charting title, the Nausicaa box set.

∗ = 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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