Weekly Top Ten – July 2, 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.

NYTBSNew York Times Bestseller List for the week ending June 25, 2016

  1. Tokyo Ghoul 7Tokyo Ghoul Vol 7    
  2. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↓ 1
  3. One-Punch Man Vol 2     ↵ 22
  4. One-Punch Man Vol 3     ↵ 12
  5. One-Punch Man Vol 1     ↓ 3
  6. Noragami Vol 15    
  7. orange: The Complete Collection Vol 2    
  8. Assassination Classroom Vol 1     ↵ 18
  9. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↓ 4
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 6      ↓ 2

While Tokyo Ghoul retakes the top spot with the release of Vol 7, One-Punch Man has a resurgence as Vols 2 and 3 return to join Vol 1 and fill up the rest of the top five. It will be interesting to see if more volumes will return when the anime starts airing on Toonami later this month. The only other new title to chart is Kodansha’s Noragami Vol 15, while the only non-Viz title to roll over from last week, Seven Seas’ orange: The Complete Collection Vol 2 holds steady.

Amazon

Amazon.com for the week ending July 2, 2016

  1. One-Punch Man 7One-Punch Man Vol 7     ↑ 1
  2. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 7     ↓ 1
  3. Berserk Vol 1     ↑ 4
  4. Bleach Vol 67    
  5. Berserk Vol 3     ↑ 1
  6. Berserk Vol 2     ↵ 2
  7. Haikyu! Vol 1     ↓ 5
  8. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1     ↓ 5
  9. Tokyo Ghoul Vol 2     ↵ 42
  10. orange: The Complete Collection Vol 1    *

The new One-Punch Man Vol 7 switches places with Tokyo Ghoul Vol 7 and takes the top spot, but it is the only volume of the series to hold out. Tokyo Ghoul gets Vol 1 to hang on while Vol 2 returns. But the big surprise is the continued return of Berserk, as Vol 2 joins Vol 1 and 3 from last week. I think this is another case of an anime influencing the manga’s sales. There is only one debut title, with Bleach Vol 67‘s pre-order charting, while Seven Seas’ orange: The Complete Collection Vol 1 shows up on the list after Vol 2.

∗ = 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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