Weekly Top Ten – March 19, 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 commentary on the activity.

NYTBS

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending March 12, 2016

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal 8Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol 8     ↑ 1
  2. One-Punch Man Vol 5     ↓ 1
  3. One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↑ 7
  4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5    
  5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 4
  6. Seraph of the End Vol 8     
  7. Monster Musume Vol 8     ↵ 4
  8. Persona 4 Vol 1     
  9. Bleach Vol 66     ↓ 6
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↵ 22

One-Punch Man Vol 5 loses its hold on the top spot to Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol 8 which moves up one. One-Punch Man Vol 1 rockets up seven spots to help out  and comes in at #3. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5 holds at #4 while Vol 1 also moves up for support at #5. Monster Musume Vol 8 returns to get a fourth week, while Udon Entertainment gets a title on the list with the first volume of Persona 4. It’s kind of surprising to see it on the list now, since the volume came out in January, but it must be doing well, since it was sold out on Amazon earlier in the month. These two are also the only non-Viz titles to chart. It’s interesting that off-line buying is more diverse than online.

Amazon.com for the week ending March 19, 2016

  1. One Punch Man 5One-Punch Man Vol 5     ↔ 1
  2. One-Punch Man Vol 1    
  3. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 1
  4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5     ↓ 1
  5. One-Punch Man Vol 2    
  6. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↑ 2
  7. Goodnight PunPun     ↓ 1
  8. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3     ↵ 24
  9. One-Punch Man Vol 4     ↓ 2
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 4     ↵ 14

One-Punch Man hunkers down on Amazon’s list.  Vol 5 keeps its hold on the top spot while Vol 1 does the same with the second spot, and Vol 2 with the fifth. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1 and Vol 5 switches places while Vol 3 and 4 return. The only volume on this week’s list that isn’t from One-Punch Man and Tokyo Ghoul is Goodnight PunPun Vol 1 which hangs on for second week, and only fell one spot. Viz continues its strangle hold on the Amazon top ten and doesn’t show any signs of loosening its grip any time soon.

∗ = 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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