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Weekly Top Ten – February 14, 2015

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 and Vizmanga.com calculates their own numbers. Offered here is a listing of these books with their status this week compared with the previous week, and some way-off analysis of the activity.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending February 7, 2015

  1. Assassination Classroom 2Assassination Classroom Vol 2     ∗
  2. Food Wars Vol 4     ∗
  3. Akame ga Kill Vol 1     ↓ 2
  4. Noragami Vol 3     ↑ 2
  5. Soul Eater Vol 24     ↓ 3
  6. Unofficial Hatsune Mix     ↑ 1
  7. Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol 1     ↓ 2
  8. Fairy Tail Vol 46     ↓ 4
  9. Black Butler Vol 19     ↓ 6
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↵ 84

Viz Media’s shonen releases have an impact of the list as the new series Assassination Classroom Vol 2 takes the top spot and is followed by the print version of Food Wars! Vol 4. Proving you can’t keep a Titan down, Attack on Titan vol 1 returns  again as it yo-yos on and off the list. Yen Press keeps four titles on the list even though Akame ga Kill! Vol 1 lost the top. Kodansha is right behind with one three volumes, but they are strong sellers Fairy Tail and newer series Noragami. It can’t all be about Titans.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for the week ending February 14, 2015

  1. LegendOfZelda-LinkToThePast-3DLegend of Zelda: A Link to the Past     ↔
  2. Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol 14     ∗
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2
  4. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood Vol 1     ↵
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 15     ↵
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↔
  7. Legend of Zelda Box set     ↓ 3
  8. Bleach Vol 63     ↔
  9. Akame ga Kill Vol 1     ↓ 6
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↓ 5

For the second week in a row, a pre-order is the top seller. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past keeps the top spot. Attack on Titan Vol 15, another pre-order also makes it into the top 5. The final Evangelion volume jumps into the second spot pushing Attack on Titan Vol 1 down just a tad. Akame ga Kill! Vol 1 didn’t fare as well as it was nearly forced off the list, landing at #9. The Legend of Zelda Box set continues to do well too, no doubt fueled by the Link to the Past pre-orders.

Viz Digital

 

Vizmanga.com for the week of February 2, 2015

  1. Assassination Classroom 2Assassination Classroom Vol 2     ∗
  2. Bleach Vol 63     ∗
  3. World Trigger Vol 4     ∗
  4. Nisekoi Vol 10     ↓ 3
  5. Toriko Vol 26     ∗
  6. Naruto Vol 68     ↵
  7. The Third Vol 1     ↓ 5
  8. Nisekoi Vol 9     ↑ 1
  9. Vampire Knight: Life     ∗
  10. One Piece Vol 73     ↔

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Assassination Classroom Vol 2 took the top of Viz’s list if it could take the top of the NYT. Bleach continues to have its followers, but they seem to be more online than in stores. Nisekoi keeps its latest two volumes on the list if not at the top. The sci-fi series World Trigger makes a good showing as Vol 4 debuts at #3. Vampire Knight fans are no doubt eating up the digital only chapters of Life as it debuted this week, so I expect to see it rank higher next week.

∗ = New Release
↑ = Title moved up specified # of spots
↓ = Title moved down specified # of spots
↔ = Title didn’t moved from previous week
↵ = Title returned after dropping off list with total # of weeks (when available)

Weekly Top Ten – February 7, 2015

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. Offered here is a listing of these books with their status this week compared with the previous week, and some way-off analysis of the activity. This week will also include the return of Vizmanga.com and the Nielson Bookscan for January.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending January 31, 2015

  1. AkameGaKill_V1_FINAL-199x300Akame ga Kill! Vol 1     ↔
  2. Soul Eater Vol 24     ∗
  3. Black Butler Vol 19     ↓ 1
  4. Fairy Tail Vol 46     ∗
  5. Sword Art Online Progressive Vol 1     ↔
  6. Noragami Vol 3     ∗
  7. Unofficial Hatsune Remix     ↑ 3
  8. Assassination Classroom Vol 1     ↵ 7
  9. Deadman Wonderland Vol 2     ↵ 3
  10. The Seven Deadly Sins Vol 6     ↵ 2

Yen Press does well this week as it holds four of the top five spots, including Akame ga Kill! Vol 1 keeping the top spot for the second week. A lot of titles returned as well, with Viz getting two titles to chart in Assassination Classroom Vol 1 and Deadman Wonderland Vol 2. Kodansha’s Seven Deadly Sins Vol 6 returns after taking a week off after its debut. Attack on Titan Vol 1 has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride this year so far. It disappeared from the list at the beginning of January, returned for a couple of weeks before falling off again this week. It’s odd to see the list without one.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for the week ending February 7, 2015

  1. LegendOfZelda-LinkToThePast-3DLegend of Zelda: A Link to the Past     ∗
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
  3. Akame ga Kill! Vol 1     ↓ 1
  4. Legend of Zelda Box Set     ↑ 2
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↑ 2
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↓ 1
  7. Death Note Box Set     ∗
  8. Bleach Vol 63     ∗
  9. Black Butler Vol 19     ↑ 1
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 6     ↵

This is pretty amazing. A title that won’t be released until May has made it to the top of the list. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a pre-order that apparently a lot of people want. Attack on Titan Vol 1 and Akame ga Kill! Vol 1 both moved down one to make room for it. It seems that people are preparing early for the new Legend of Zelda, as the box set moves up again this week. Attack on Titan continues to do better online than in stores four volumes keep vigil on Amazon bestsellers compared to NYT’s none.

Vizmanga.com for the week of January 27, 2015

  1. Nisekoi_GN10Nisekoi! Vol 10
  2. The Third Vol 1
  3. Sgt Frog Vol 2
  4. Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol 5
  5. Mikansei! No. 1 Vol 2
  6. Food Wars Vol 3
  7. Food Wars Vol 4
  8. Jaco: The Galactic Partrolman
  9. Nisekoi! Vol 9
  10. One Piece Vol 73

The Vizmanga top ten returns after two months of nothing, so since all the books are now new, I will treat the list as if it’s new. Viz Select titles make a good showing, taking four of the five top spots, but not the #1 spot. That belongs to the newest Nisekoi! volume. The list is almost sandwiched by that series, except that Vol 9 fared just a little better than the newest One Piece volume which sits at #10. Food Wars also gets a double dose charting as volumes 3 and 4 sit next to each other.

Nielson Bookscan Top 20 for January 2015

5. Naruto 68Naruto Vol 68     ↑ 3
8. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 6
18. All You Need is Kill Omnibus

Manga hasn’t fared as well on the Bookscan front, and may continue to not do so as ICv2 has changed the way it reports the numbers from it, adding more non-fiction titles to the mix. Only time will tell. The same two volumes that were there in December continue on in January, even moving up a few spots, and are joined by the All You Need is Kill omnibus.  Maybe next month will show some movement with more titles debuting at the end of January and into February.

Legend:

∗ = New Release
↑ = Title moved up specified # of spots
↓ = Title moved down specified # of spots
↔ = Title didn’t moved from previous week
↵ = Title returned after dropping off list with total # of weeks

Weekly Top Ten – January 17, 2015

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. Offered here is a listing of these books with their status this week compared with the previous week, and some way-off analysis of the activity.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending January 10, 2015

  1. SAO Novel 2Sword Art Online Fairy Dance Vol 2     ↑ 5
  2. Master Keaton Vol 1     ↑ 8
  3. Kingdom Hearts II Vol 3     ↵ 3
  4. Deadman Wonderland Vol 6     ↑ 1
  5. Unofficial Hatsune Mix     ↓ 4
  6. Fairy Tail Vol 45     ∗
  7. Naruto Vol 68     ↓ 3
  8. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2     ↓ 5
  9. He’s My Only Vampire Vol 1     ↔
  10. Noragami Vol 1     ↓ 3

What is the world coming to? This is the second week in a row that Attack on Titan Vol 1 has not been on the list! But even without vol 1, Attack on Titan does keep the record of longest on the list with No Regrets holding at 10 weeks. Sword Art Online Fairy Dance vol 2 is pulling a yo-yo stunt as it bounces on and off the #1 spot. Master Keaton makes a huge bound upwards as it comes in at #2. Only one title debuted this week with Fairy Tail vol 45 landing in the middle. The list is surprisingly stable with only titles switching spots for the most part.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for the week of January 17, 2015

  1. AoT 1Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↔
  2. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Vol 2 Novel     ↔
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↑ 1
  4. Akame ga Kill Vol 1     ∗
  5. All You Need Is Kill     ↵
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 15     ∗
  7. Spice and Wolf Vol 1 Novel     ↵
  8. One Piece Vol 73     ↓ 5
  9. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↓ 1
  10. Naruto Vol 68     ↓ 5

Attack on Titan has no problem keeping some dominance online. Vol 1 holds onto the top spot for the second week in a row, with Sword Art Online Aincrad Vol 2 Novel still breathing down its neck but Vol 14 is creeping up behind it. The preorder for Vol 15 makes its debut this week as does Yen Press’ Akame ga Kill Vol 1. Assassination Classroom just barely missed the cut, but All You Need Is Kill Omnibus makes its return as does Spice and Wolf Vol 1 Novel. Not much else changes though.

∗ = New Release
↑ = Title moved up specified # of spots
↓ = Title moved down specified # of spots
↔ = Title didn’t moved from previous week
↵ = Title returned after dropping off list with total # of  weeks

Weekly Top Ten – January 10, 2015

Weekly Top Ten Manga

Every week, Viz Media and the New York Times posts the top ten bestselling books. For Viz Media, it is the bestsellers on their site, Vizmanga.com. The New York Times gets their numbers of print sales from retailers. Offered here is a listing of these books with their status this week compared with the previous week, and some way-off analysis of the activity.

Viz Digital

 

Vizmanga for the week of December 30, 2014

Vizmanga didn’t send out a top ten for the fifth week. I will no longer be including them on the list until they begin posting them regularly again.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for January 3, 2015

  1. Unofficial Hatsune MixUnofficial Hatsune Mix     ↑ 5
  2. Assassination Classroom Vol 1     ↑ 3
  3. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2     ↵ 9
  4. Naruto Vol 68     ↔
  5. Deadman Wonderland Vol 6     ∗
  6. Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Vol 2     ↓ 6
  7. Noragami Vol 1     ↵ 6
  8. Citrus Vol 1     ∗
  9. He’s My Only Vampire Vol 1    ↓ 1
  10. Master Keaton Vol 1     ∗

This is one very surprising list! There is a new top title, and it’s Dark Horse’s vocaloid manga about Hatsune Miku. This is quite a come back for a title that only appeared once on the list earlier in the year, but has had a strong showing in the holiday season. I  may have to read it now. The other really big surprise is that Attack on Titan Vol 1 has dropped off the list. Last week it was at #2 and 81 weeks on the list. How the mighty can fall. But the list isn’t completely Titan free as Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2 returns. I really need to read that one too. Seven Seas has a surprising debut with Citrus Vol 1 . BL titles have made the list, but I think this is a first for a GL. Viz Media’s Master Keaton Vol 1 debuts as well, and rightfully so. That volume was fantastic, and everything I had hoped for.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for Saturday January 10, 2015

  1. AoT 1Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 1
  2. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel Vol 2     ↓ 1
  3. One Piece Vol 73     ↑ 4
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↓ 1
  5. Naruto Vol 68     ↔
  6. Deadman Wonderland Vol 1     ∗
  7. Berserk Vol 1     ∗
  8. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↓ 4
  9. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2     ∗
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 10     ∗

Even though Attack on Titan Vol 1 dropped off the NYT Bestseller List, it not only persists on Amazon’s, it takes the top spot from Sword Art Online: Aincrad Vol 2. Attack On Titan No Regrets Vol 2 pops in as Vol 1 pops out, while the series as whole continues to dominate here. Deadman Wonderland Vol 1 and old-timer Berserk Vol 1 make a surprising appearance on the list, and in the middle too. These along with One Piece Vol 73 and Naruto Vol 68 keep Viz as the publisher with the second most titles this week.

∗ = New Release
↑ = Title moved up specified # of spots
↓ = Title moved down specified # of spots
↔ = Title didn’t moved from previous week
↵ = Title returned after dropping off list with total # of  weeks

Weekly Top Ten – January 3, 2015

Weekly Top Ten Manga

Every week, Viz Media and the New York Times posts the top ten bestselling books. For Viz Media, it is the bestsellers on their site, Vizmanga.com. The New York Times gets their numbers of print sales from retailers. Offered here is a listing of these books with their status this week compared with the previous week, and some way-off analysis of the activity.

Viz Digital

 

Vizmanga for the week of December 23, 2014

Vizmanga didn’t send out a top ten for the fourth week in a row.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending December 27, 2014

  1. Kingdom Hearts II 3Kingdom Hearts II Vol 3     ↑ 9
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
  3. Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Vol 2     ↑ 1
  4. Naruto Vol 68     ↓ 2
  5. Assassination Classroom Vol 1     ↓ 2
  6. Unofficial Hatsune Mix     ↓ 1
  7. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↔
  8. He’s My Only Vampire Vol 1     ∗
  9. Spice and Wolf Vol 10     ∗
  10. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 1     ↓ 4

Pre and post-Christmas sales and the list doesn’t change too much this week. Kingdom Hearts II Vol 3 makes a huge leap from #10 to take the top spot, knocking both Attack on Titan Vol 1 and Naruto Vol 68 down. Assassination Classroom Vol 1 just manages to hold on in the top 5. The UnOfficial Hatusne Mix surprisingly hangs on for  a second week and an all-time 3 weeks on the list. Only two new titles made a debut, both from Yen Press. He’s My Only Vampire is a new titles while Spice and Wolf charts with its 10th volume.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for Saturday, January 3, 2015

  1. SAO Novel 2Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel Vol 2     ↔
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↔
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↔
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↑ 1
  5. Naruto Vol 68     ↓ 1
  6. All You Need Is Kill 2-in-1     ↑ 2
  7. One Piece Vol 73     ∗
  8. Spice & Wolf Novel Vol 1     ↑ 3
  9. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ∗
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 3     ∗
  11. Attack on Titan Vol 6     ∗
  12. Attack on Titan Vol 9     ∗
  13. Monster Musume Vol 5     ↓ 4
  14. Attack on Titan Vol 5     ∗

The Attack on Titan legions were out en masse this week. 8 of the 14 volumes available made the list, with the first and most recent volumes holding their places and #2 and #3 from last week. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Novel Vol 2 also keeps a tight rein on its place at the top. Pre-orders for the newest volume of One Piece pushes it into the top ten giving Viz a nice little run of titles from #6-8. Stuck in the middle of the made Titan run is Monster Musume Vol 5, keeping it hold on the list, but still sliding down. Can the monster girls continue to compete with the monster Titans?

∗ = New Release
↑ = Title moved up specified # of spots
↓ = Title moved down specified # of spots
↔ = Title didn’t moved from previous week
↵ = Title returned after dropping off list with total # of  weeks