Weekly Top Ten – June 18, 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.


New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending June 11, 2016

  1. TokyoGhoul-GN01Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↑ 5
  2. orange: The Complete Collection Vol 2     ↓ 1
  3. Black Butler Vol 22     ↑ 5
  4. Food Wars Vol 12    
  5. One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↓ 1
  6. Assassination Classroom Vol 10    
  7. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↑ 3
  8. A Silent Voice Vol 7     ↓ 6
  9. Seraph of the End Vol 9    
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 6      ↓ 5

Sorry to have missed last week. We moved and were without internet for the weekend. But I am trying to get back on track! Viz Media’s new releases in shonen make their usual impact. One-Punch Man seems to have lost some of its dominance as titles from Kodansha, Seven Seas Entertainment and Yen Press hang on. Kodansha’s A Silent Voice‘s final volume deserves to hang on, but really should be up higher. Seven Seas’ orange: The Complete Collection is a welcome reprieve from the company’s usual fair of monster girls and male-gaze oriented titles. Too bad it couldn’t hold on the top spot a little longer.


Amazon.com for the week ending June 18, 2016

  1. Tokyo Ghoul 7Tokyo Ghoul Vol 7    
  2. One-Punch Man Vol 6     ↑ 1
  3. One-Punch Man Vol 7    
  4. One-Punch Man Vol 1    
  5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1    
  6. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 3    
  7. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 6    
  8. Uzumaki 3-in-1 Special Edition    
  9. One Punch Man Vol 2      ↓ 1
  10. Yotsuba!& Vol 13     ↓ 9

Tokyo Ghoul and OnePunch Man return to their dueling for control here on Amazon. Tokyo Ghoul‘s newest preorder was able to take the top spot, but One-Punch Man snagged the next three spot to dominate the top five, including its newest preorder as well. The only non-Viz Media title is Yotsuba!& Vol 13, which is just hanging on at #10. What makes the Amazon list so fun to follow is when oddball titles like Uzumaki make a short and sudden appearance. I always wonder what makes older titles like this pop up.

∗ = 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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