Weekly Top Ten – April 16, 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 April 9, 2016

  1. Attack on Titan 18rAttack on Titan Vol 18     
  2. Food Wars! Vol 11     ∗
  3. One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↓ 1
  4. One-Punch Man Vol 2     ↑ 6
  5. Nichijou Vol 1     ↓ 4
  6. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↓ 2
  7. Akame ga Kill! Zero Vol 1     ↓ 1
  8. One-Punch Man Vol 5    
  9. Kiss Him, Not Me! Vol 4     
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3     ↵ 1

Once again the Titans are being bullies as Attack on Titan Vol 18 debuts in the top spot, kicking the kids from Nichijou Vol 1 down to #5. Also debuting from Kodansha is their shojo Kiss Him, Not ! Vol 4 which comes in at #9. The last debut is from Viz Media as Food Wars! Vol 11 comes in behind Attack on Titan Vol 18. One-Punch Man keeps the edge with 3 volumes, but Tokyo Ghoul gets back to two volumes with the return of Vol 3. It’s nice to see the variety after wave after wave of Viz domination.

Amazon

Amazon.com for the week ending April 16, 2016

  1. Tokyo Ghoul 6Tokyo Ghoul Vol 6    
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 18    
  3. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 3
  4. One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↓ 1
  5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↑ 3
  6. Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol 4     
  7. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3     ↑ 3
  8. My Hero Academia Vol 1     ↵ 7
  9. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 5     ↵ 12
  10. My Hero Academia Vol 2     ↵ 2

Tokyo Ghoul Vol 6 holds fast at the top, but Attack on Titan Vol 18 does as well, obviously gunning for that top spot. Ancient Magus’ Bride Vol 4 is Seven Seas Entertainment’s only title on the list, but it’s a really good one as it debuts at #6. My Hero Academia sees a resurgence as both Vol 1 and 2 return, no doubt because of the anime that just started streaming. This is also the first week that One-Punch Man has not dominated, with only Vol 1 surviving, and letting Tokyo Ghoul fill the void.

∗ = 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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