Weekly Top Ten – November 28, 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 November 21, 2015

  1. One Punch Man 2One-Punch Man Vol 2     ↑ 4
  2. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↓ 1
  3. Black Butler Vol 21     
  4. One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↓ 1
  5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3     ↓ 1
  6. One-Punch Man Vol 3     ↓ 8
  7. My Hero Academia Vol 2    
  8. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↵ 12
  9. One Piece Vol 76     ↓ 8
  10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency Vol 1    

It’s a first to hit the NYT list this week. One-Punch Man Vol 2 finally takes the top spot. After 6 weeks on the list with Vol 1 and 3 trading off, Vol 2 finally gets its moment in the spotlight at #1. The Viz monopoly from last week is broken with only one new title making the list. Yen Press’ Black Butler Vol 21 debuts at #3. Also returning is Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2. So even if they aren’t grouped together, One-Punch Man and Tokyo Ghoul have all their print volumes on the list again. One Piece Vol 76 took the biggest drop, 8 spots to #9, While My Hero Academia Vol 2 and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency Vol 1 hold steady in their respective places.

Amazon

Amazon.com for the week ending November 28, 2015

  1. One Punch Man 01One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↔ 2
  2. One-Punch Man Vol 2   ↑ 1
  3. One-Punch Man Vol 3     ↓ 1
  4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 1
  5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3     ↓ 1
  6. Pokemon Adventures Red & Blue Box Set     ↑ 2
  7. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↔ 1
  8. Naruto: Kakashi’s Story     ↑ 2
  9. Naruto Vol 72     ↓ 3
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 4     ↓ 1

One-Punch Man finally lines up properly as Vol 2 has a resurgence here, pushing up to #2 while Vol 3 falls down one to #3. Tokyo Ghoul tries to emulate One-Punch Man from last week, but the Pokemon Adventures Red & Blue Box Set gets in the way by moving up 2 spots. The light novel Naruto: Kakashi’s Story moves back up two while Naruto Vol 72 falls down three so they can be together. It’s still an all Viz show here though, with no new titles breaking in.

∗ = 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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