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.
Vizmanga.com for the week of October 28, 2014
- All You Need Is Kill Vol 1 ↔
- Future Diary Vol 7 ∗
- Kyo Kara MAOH! Vol 2 ∗
- All You Need Is Kill Vol 2 ↓ 2
- Naruto Vol 67 ↓ 2
- Hikaru no Go Vol 1 ↵
- Hikaru no Go Vol 2 ↵
- Death Note Vol 1 ↵
- Death Note Vol 2 ↵
- Trinity Blood Vol 8 ∗
With the Obata sale coming to an end, the first volumes of most of his titles surge onto the list. Hikaru no Go returns with the first two volumes as does Death Note. All You Need Is Kill vol 1 keeps the top spot while volume 2 takes a tumble-down two. Naruto just keeps a hold on the top five, while the rest of the spots are filled with new Viz Select volumes of Future Diary, Trinity Blood and newest newcomer Kyo Kara MAOH!
New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending November 1, 2014
- Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2 ∗
- Black Butler Vol 18 ∗
- No Game, No Life Vol 1 ↓ 2
- No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! Vol 5 ∗
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol 4 ∗
- Attack on Titan Vol 1 ↓ 1
- Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game Vol 6 ∗
- Naruto Vol 67 ↓ 6
- Food Wars! Vol 2 ↓ 6
- Deadman Wonderland Vol 5 ↓ 3
There is another new #1 and it belongs to Levi and his back story Attack on Titan No Regrets, the final volume. The only other Kodansha title is Attack on Titan vol 1, which has hit its 73rd week on the list. Yen Press and Viz Media fight for dominance with three each, though all the Yen Titles are in the top five, giving them the edge. Black Butler and Kingdom Hearts have big fandoms to continue to fuel their sales, but No Matter How I Look at It has its own growing as ever new volume makes the list. Seven Seas Entertainment has another potential hit with No Game No Life holding on for a second week. The new Alice in the Country of… could pretty much be taken for granted.
Nielson’s Bookscan Top 20 for the Month of October
Bonus! The Bookscan numbers came out this week, and manga took a fall, losing three spots last month, probably to Walking Dead trades, what with it being Halloween and the show returning to air. Naruto muscles its way to the top with the newest vol 67, taking the #1 spot for itself. Attack on Titan vol 1 only falls one to #6, while vol 13 falls a further 8 spots. The final Attack on Titan, vol 2, falls 4 spots but holds on to the top 20. The only other manga property to make it was Vampire Knight with its final volume. What makes this appearance a big deal is that the final volume was a hard cover limited edition. But fans obviously couldn’t want to read that last volume.
∗ = 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