Weekly Top Ten – March 5, 2016

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 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, along with some way-off analysis of the activity.

NYTBS

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending February 27, 2016

  1. Tokyo Ghoul 5Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5    
  2. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 2
  3. One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↑ 4
  4. Fairy Tail Vol 52     
  5. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Vol 4     
  6. Dragonar Academy Vol 9     
  7. Monster Musume Vol 8     ↓ 5
  8. 12 Beast Vol 3     ↓ 5
  9. Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring     ↓ 4
  10.  Noragami Vol 11     

Now this is more like it. The list this week features four different publishers with varying numbers of books. Viz Media still hold the most spots as well as the top with Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5 holding on for a second week. Tokyo Ghoul vol 1 moves up one to support it with One-Punch Man Vol 1 also making a four spot jump to line up at #3. Naruto, the fourth title falls that same four to come in at #9. Seven Seas Entertainment holds 3 spots with their three monster girl titles (maybe 2.5) from last week holding on and huddling together in the middle. Kodansha charts with their two debut titles, Fairy Tail Vol 52 and Noragami Vol 11, while Yen Press only gets one with Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol 4, but at least it’s a respectable debut at #5. 4, 3, 2, 1. At least it isn’t an all-Viz fest.

AmazonAmazon.com for the week ending March 5, 2016

  1. One Punch Man 5One-Punch Man Vol 5     ↑ 1
  2. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5     ↓ 1
  3. One-Punch Man Vol 1    
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol 8     ↑ 1
  5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 1
  6. One-Punch Man Vol 2     ↓ 2
  7. One-Punch Man Vol 4     ↑ 3
  8. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↵ 31
  9. Pokemon Adventures Vol 1-7 Boxset     
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3     ↵ 14

Things aren’t egalitarian on the Amazon list. It’s still all Viz Media All the Time. One-Punch Man Vol 5 switches places again with Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5 to retake the top spot. The ratio of OnePunch Man to Tokyo Ghoul is also even at 4:4. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol 8 not only holds on, but moves up one spot while Pokemon‘s 20th Anniversary this last week has catapulted the box set of the first 7 volumes of Pokemon Adventures into the top ten. Not bad for an all ages title among a bunch of Teen and + titles.

nielsen-bookscan-logoNielsen Bookscan Top 20 for February 2016

1. Tokyo Ghoul 5Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5     
4. Monster Musume Vol 8     
5. Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring     ↓ 4
8. One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↓ 5
10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↓ 2
11. Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story     
15. One Punch Man Vol 4     ↓ 13
17. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 4     ↓ 8
19. One-Punch Man Vol 2     ↓ 15
20. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↓ 8

Manga lost some volumes but gained a spot on the Bookscan list, bringing it up to 10 places. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5 took the top spot from Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring which fell down to #5. Monster Musume Vol 8 became the second highest manga on the list, coming in just under Naruto at #4. The only other new title on the list is the light novel Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story which hits at about the middle at #11. The rest of the list is One-Punch Man and Tokyo Ghoul going hand in hand down the list. With One-Punch Man on top each time, does that make it the seme?

∗ = 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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