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Weekly Top Ten – December 6, 2014

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  November 25, 2014

  1. Evangelion 14Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol 14     ∗
  2. Food Wars! Vol 4     ↓ 1
  3. Future Diary Vol 8     ∗
  4. Bleach Vol 62     ↑ 2
  5. Kyo Kara MAOH! Vol 3     ∗
  6. Nisekoi Vol 9     ∗
  7. Trinity Blood Vol 10     ∗
  8. Naruto Vol 67     ↓ 3
  9. Naruto Vol 1     ↓ 5
  10. One-Punch Man Vol 5     ↓ 8

Another debut title takes the top spot this week. Neon Genesis Evangelion finally finishes its decade and a half run to end at volume 14. Food Wars gets pushed back on spot, while Select title Future Diary‘s volume 8 debuts at #3. Other Select titles Kyo Kara MAOH! and Trinity Blood debut as well. One-Punch Man takes the deepest dive, falling 8 spots to land at #10. The Naruto sale finally starts to lose steam as only two titles survive, the first and the latest. Sadly, it’s still a shonen world as Kyo Kara MAOH! stands as the only shojo.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending November 29, 2014

  1. Monster Musume 5Monster Musume Vol 5     ↔
  2. Fairy Tail Vol 44     ∗
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↓ 1
  4. xxxHolic Rei Vol 2     ∗
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 5
  6. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Vol 2     ∗
  7. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↵
  8. Noragami Vol 2     ↓ 5
  9. Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol 2     ↓ 4
  10. Naruto Vol 67     ↵

The monster girls do it again as Monster Musume vol 5 holds on to the top spot for a second week. A whole lot of volume 2s populate the list this week; 5 in total, with 4 of them right in a row. Sword Art Online: Aincrad, Attack on Titan as well as No Regrets and Noragami are all huddled together at the bottom half of the list. Attack on Titan vol 14 continues to hover around the top sport, sitting at #3 for now, looking to climb back up. Naruto Vol 67 makes a return to be the only Viz title on the list. Seven Seas and Yen Press only get one spot as well, as Kodansha dominates the remaining 7.

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Nieslen’s Bookscan Top 20 for November

Attack on Titan no regrets 22. Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol 2     ∗
3. Naruto Vol 67     ↓ 2
9. Black Butler Vol 18     ∗
14. No Game, No Life Vol 1     ∗
18. Fairy Tail Vol 43     ∗
19. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 13

Bookscan’s number for November came out this week, and manga went up by one title to six total. Attack on Titan: No Regrets stand as the top manga, but just shy of taking the whole list. Naruto doesn’t change much, only dropping two spots, while Attack on Titan Vol 1 takes the highest tumble, 13 spots to come just short of dropping off. The bigger they are, right? Seven Seas has another solid title with No Game, No Life making the top 20, as well as hanging near the middle. Here too though, Kodansha dominates, while the other publishers have to suffice with one spot each.

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

Weekly Top Ten – November 29, 2014

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 November 18, 2014

  1. Food Wars 4Food Wars Vol 4     ∗
  2. One-Punch Man Vol 5     ∗
  3. Naruto Vol 2     ↑ 2
  4. Naruto Vol 1     ↔
  5. Naruto Vol 67     ↓ 2
  6. Bleach Vol 62     ↓ 5
  7. Blue Exorcist Vol 12     ↓ 1
  8. Mad Love Chase Vol 2     ∗
  9. Zone-00 Vol 1     ∗
  10. Dengeki Daisy Vol 15     ↵

Bleach Vol 62 gets kicked from the top spot by digital first debut Food Wars Vol 4. One-Punch Man Vol 5‘s debut takes the second spot, while the Narutos switch around a few spots but still take the rest of the top five. Two new Viz Selects debut this week as well. Zone-00 is another Tokyopop license rescue, that only got 4 volumes here, while Mad Love Chase‘s second volume does well. It’s a heavily shonen week, but the return of Dengeki Daisy does help balance the books a little.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending November 22, 2014

  1. Monster Musume 5Monster Musume Vol 5     ∗
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↓ 1
  3. Noragami Vol 2     ∗
  4. All You Need Is Kill     ↑ 2
  5. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2     ↑ 2
  6. Black Butler Vol 18     ↑ 3
  7. Bleach Vol 62     ↓ 4
  8. Nisekoi: False Love Vol 6     ↓ 6
  9. Maximum Ride Vol 8     ↵
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2

Attack on Titan vol 14 finally loses the top spot, falling back one in favor of Seven Seas’ Monster Girls. Monster Musume Vol 5 is the new top title. Noragami Vol 2 makes a nice debut at #3, while Maximum Ride Vol 8 returns for an early holiday season appearance. Bleach Vol 62 takes the biggest fall, six spots, and is followed close behind by the Nisekoi Vol 6, which falls four. Viz also falls short of dominating the list. That honor still belongs to Kodansha with four titles. Viz is right behind though at three, Yen Press has 2, and Seven Seas has only one, but it’s also the only one that really counts.

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

Weekly Top Ten – November 22, 2014

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.com for the week of November 11, 2014

  1. Bleach 62Bleach Vol 62     ↔
  2. Chibi Vampire: Airmail     ∗
  3. Naruto Vol 67     ↵
  4. Naruto Vol 1     ↓ 1
  5. Naruto Vol 2     ↓ 1
  6. Blue Exorcist Vol 12     ↓ 4
  7. Trinity Blood Vol 9     ∗
  8. Lucky★Star Vol 5     ∗
  9. Nisekoi Vol 5     ↵
  10. Vampire Knight Vol 19     ∗

Bleach keeps its hold on the top spot for a second week in a row. It’s followed by the anthology Chibi Vampire: Airmail and a trio of Naruto volumes. The newest, vol 67 returns, pushing vol 1-2 back one place each. Select titles Trinity Blood and Lucky Star debut with their newest volumes, and surprisingly, Nisekoi vol 5 returns with vol 6’s print release. Vampire Knight Vol 19 debuting isn’t a surprise, but that it’s below the Select titles kind of is.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending November 15, 2014

  1. Attack on Titan 14Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↔
  2. Nisekoi: False Love Vol 6     ↑ 6
  3. Bleach Vol 62     ↓ 1
  4. Fairy Tail Vol 43     ↑ 1
  5. No Game No Life Vol 1  ↓ 2
  6. All You Need is Kill     ∗
  7. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2     ↑ 2
  8. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 4
  9. Black Butler Vol 18     ↓ 2
  10. UQ Holder Vol 3     ∗

The top spot stays the same again this week here too as Attack on Titan vol 14 holds on. Bleach in print can’t hold on as well as digital as it drops a place in favor of the new Nisekoi print volume. No Game No Live falls two spots for its third week on the list, but stays in the top five. All You Need Is Kill, Obata’s omnibus version finally makes its debut while Attack on Titan No Regrets vol 2 starts to move its way back up, where it belongs.

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

Weekly Top Ten – November 15, 2014

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.com for the week of November 4, 2014

  1. Bleach 62 Bleach Vol 62     ∗
  2. Blue Exorcist Vol 12     ∗
  3. Naruto Vol 1     ↵
  4. Naruto Vol 2     ↵
  5. Claymore Vol 25     ∗
  6. Dengeki Daisy Vol 15     ∗
  7. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 1: Vol 2     ∗
  8. Kiss of the Rose Prince Vol 1     ∗
  9. Food Wars Vol 3     ∗
  10. Naruto Vol 3     ↵

Just as the Obata sale ends, Viz starts a Naruto sale, in honor of the series ending this month, and as expected, early titles hit this week’s list. The first three volumes make a respectable showing with volumes 1 and 2 breaking the top 5. New shonen titles take up the majority of the list with the newest Bleach taking the top spot. The second volume of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 1 also debuts a little lower than expected, but that can easily change. New shojo series Kiss of the Rose Prince charts at the bottom of the list topped by long time shojo Dengeki Daisy which is nearing the end of its run.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller for the week ending November 8, 2014

  1. Attack on Titan 14Attack on Titan Vol 14     ∗
  2. Bleach Vol 62     ∗
  3. No Game No Life Vol 1     ↔
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 2
  5. Fairy Tail Vol 43     ∗
  6. Pokemon Adventures: Black and White Vol 5     ∗
  7. Black Butler Vol 18     ↓ 5
  8. Nisekoi: False Love Vol 6     ∗
  9. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2     ↓ 8
  10. Naruto Vol 67     ↓ 2

The only thing that I would accept for knocking down Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2 from the top spot is another Attack on Titan volume. The newest entry into that series, volume 14 debuts at #1. The new Bleach, volume 62, debuts right behind at #2. No Game No Life volume 1 is proving to have quite a bit of life as it holds on to the same spot for a second week in a row and for three weeks on the list total. The new Pokemon Adventures: Black and White debuts just short of the top 5, beat out by the new Fairy Tail and Attack on Titan vol 1 making its way back up.

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

Weekly Top Ten – November 8, 2014

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.com for the week of October 28, 2014

  1. AllYouNeedIsKill_Omni01_CatalogAll You Need Is Kill Vol 1     ↔
  2. Future Diary Vol 7     ∗
  3. Kyo Kara MAOH! Vol 2     ∗
  4. All You Need Is Kill Vol 2     ↓ 2
  5. Naruto Vol 67     ↓ 2
  6. Hikaru no Go Vol 1     ↵
  7. Hikaru no Go Vol 2     ↵
  8. Death Note Vol 1     ↵
  9. Death Note Vol 2     ↵
  10. 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!

NYTBS

 

Attack on Titan no regrets 2New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending November 1, 2014

  1. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 2     ∗
  2. Black Butler Vol 18     ∗
  3. No Game, No Life Vol 1     ↓ 2
  4. No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! Vol 5     ∗
  5. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Vol 4     ∗
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
  7. Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game Vol 6     ∗
  8. Naruto Vol 67     ↓ 6
  9. Food Wars! Vol 2      ↓ 6
  10. 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.

nielsen-bookscan-logo

 

Nielson’s Bookscan Top 20 for the Month of October

Naruto 671. Naruto Vol 67     ∗
6. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
10. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ↓ 8
16. Vampire Knight Vol 19     ∗
17. Attack on Titan Vol 2      ↓ 4

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.

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

Weekly Top Ten – November 1, 2014

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.com for the week of October 21, 2014:

  1. AllYouNeedIsKill_Omni01_CatalogAll You Need is Kill Vol 1     ↑ 4
  2. All You Need is Kill Vol 2     ↑ 6
  3. Naruto Vol 67     ↓ 1
  4. Bakuman Vol 2     ↵
  5. Mad Love Chase Vol 1     ∗
  6. Suki Vol 2     ∗
  7. Trinity Blood Vol 7     ∗
  8. World Trigger Vol 1     ↑ 1
  9. World Trigger Vol 2     ↵
  10. Deadman Wonderland Vol 5     ↓ 9

Well, that’s quite a reversal of fortune for Deadman Wonderland vol 5. From #1 to #10 in one week. The continuing Obata sale has again made itself felt on the list with All You Need is Kill taking over the top two spots, and Bakuman switching out vol 1 for vol 2. Naruto keeps swimming around these titles, just waiting for it to end so it can try to retake #1. New Select titles hit the middle of the list with newcomer Mad Love Chase, another former Tokyopop title joining Suki and Trinity Blood. The anime of World Trigger seems to have put some steam back in it as both vol 1 and 2 make the list.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List  for the week ending October 25, 2014:

  1. No Game No Life 1No Game No Life Vol 1     ∗
  2. Naruto Vol 67     ↔
  3. Food Wars Vol 2     ↑ 3
  4. Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends Vol 9     ∗
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 1
  6. Maximum Ride Vol 8     ↑ 2
  7. Deadman Wonderland Vol 5     ∗
  8. Black Butler Vol 1     ↵
  9. Happy Marriage?! Vol 8     ↓ 2
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ↵

It’s a good mix of books on the list this week with titles from Viz, Yen Press, Kodansha and Seven Seas Entertainment. Seven Seas does extremely well with the first volume of No Game No Life debuting at #1. Their other title, Haganai also debuts in the top 5. Viz gets one debut title with Deadman Wonderland vol 5 coming at #7. You can tell when it’s getting close to the holidays. That’s when the first volume of Black Butler usually makes its return to the list. It’s also great to see Happy Marriage, a josei title make it two weeks in a row!

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

Weekly Top Ten – October 25, 2014

Weekly Top Ten MangaEvery 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.com for the week of October 14, 2014

  1. Deadman Wonderland 05Deadman Wonderland Vol 5     ∗
  2. Naruto Vol 67     ↓ 1
  3. Magi Vol 8     ∗
  4. Case Closed Vol 52     ∗
  5. All You Need is Kill Vol 1    ↑ 4
  6. Bakuman Vol 1     ↵
  7. All You Need is Kill Vol 2     ↑ 3
  8. Bakuman Vol 2     ↵
  9. World Trigger Vol 1     ↓ 7
  10. Toriko Vol 24     ↓ 5

For the first time in quite a while, shojo has been completely pushed off the list, leaving this week all to shonen. Deadman Wonderland Vol 5‘s debut has pushed last week’s top title, Naruto Vol 67 down a slot. World Trigger took the biggest fall though, with Vol 1 tumbling down 7 spots to #9. Obata manga continues to do well. All You Need is Kill Vol 1-2 got split up, but they both moved up. Bakuman Vol 1-2 returns, kicking Hikaru no Go out. I’m surprised Bakuman didn’t show up sooner with the rock bottom price the first volume has.

NYTBS

 

New York Time Bestseller list for the week ending October 18, 2014

  1. Vampire Knight 19Vampire Knight Vol 19      ∗
  2. Naruto Vol 67      ↓ 1
  3. Fairy Tail Vol 42      ↑ 1
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 1      ↑ 1
  5. Kamisama Kiss Vol 16      ∗
  6. Food Wars Vol 2      ∗
  7. Happy Marriage?! Vol 8      ∗
  8. Maximum Ride Vol 8     ↔
  9. Unofficial Hatsune Mix      ∗
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 2      ↓ 5

Shojo sees a lot more respect from the NYT list, with 3 titles making the list, including the top spot with the final Vampire Knight. Have to admit I won’t miss that series. It’s good to see Kamisama Kiss, and really good to see Happy Marriage?!, with its josei leanings make the list too. Naruto Vol 67 has to take the 1st loser spot again as if falls to #2, and we lose Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol 1 completely. NO!!! The Unofficial Hatune Mix from Dark Horse doesn’t really seem like top 10 material. I wonder if her appearance on David Letterman helped push sales any?

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

Weekly Top Ten – October 18, 2014

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.com for the Week of October 7, 2014

  1. Naruto 67Naruto Vol 67     ∗
  2. World Trigger Vol 1     ∗
  3. World Trigger Vol 2     ∗
  4. My Love Story! Vol 2     ∗
  5. Toriko Vol 24     ∗
  6. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol 23     ∗
  7. Vampire Knight Vol 19     ∗
  8. Hikaru no Go Vol 1     ↵
  9. All You Need Is Kill Vol 1     ↵
  10. All You Need Is Kill Vol 2     ↵

New releases as well as a new anime has shonen titles dominating this list this week. The new Naruto volume takes the top spot. I would wonder if the news that it would end in the next month had anything to do with that, but Naruto always debuts at the top, so probably not. The World Trigger anime debuted this last week and now both volumes are not only on the top ten, but debut right behind Naruto. Shojo represents with the final volume of Vampire Knight, and the newest volume of My Love Story!, the shojo that’s safe for macho guys to read. Finally, the Obata sale has hit the list as the first volume of Hikaru no Go charts, as does the complete series of All You Need Is Kill.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the Week Ending October 11, 2014

  1. Naruto 67Naruto Vol 67     ∗
  2. Attack On Titan Vol 13     ↑ 3
  3. Sword Art Online: Aincrad     ↵
  4. Fairy Tail Vol 42     ↓ 2
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2
  6. Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance Vol 1     ↵
  7. Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol 1     ↓ 1
  8. Maximum Ride Vol 8     ↵
  9. Soul Eater Vol 22     ↔
  10. Manga Dogs Vol 1     ∗

Just like in digital, so in print. Naruto Vol 67 takes the top spot this week. With it being the only Viz title on the chart, this week ends up being owned by Yen Press and Kodansha. Attack on Titan loses a few volumes, but the foundations titles remain; Vol 1, No Regrets Vol 1 and the most recent release Vol 13. They also get another new title to chart with the debut of Manga Dogs. Yen Press gets a bit of a resurgence with the return of Maximum Ride, as well as Sword Art Online manga after the release of the second light novel.

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

Weekly Top Ten – October 11, 2014

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.com for the week of September 30, 2014

  1. Chibi Vampire 14 SelectChibi Vampire Vol 14     ∗
  2. Kyo Kara MAOH! Vol 1     ∗
  3. Fate/Stay Night Vol 10     ∗
  4. Nisekoi Vol 9     ↓ 3
  5. Lucky★Star Vol 3     ∗
  6. Trinity Blood Vol 6     ∗
  7. St. Lunatic High School Vol 2     ∗
  8. Miyuki-chan in Wonderland Vol 1     ↓ 4
  9. D • N • Angel Vol 13     ∗
  10. Library Wars Vol 12     ∗

New digital Select titles means a nearly brand new list this week. The final volume of Chibi Vampire debuts at #1, which isn’t really a surprise if you’ve been watching it on the list. New license rescue, Kyo Kara MAOH! debuts at #2. This was another former Tokyopop title that did well in the day, and I suspect will do well in digital as well. CLAMP didn’t do as well as Suki dropped off from last week and Miyuki-chan in Wonderland lost four spots to just hold on to the list. The only other title to carry over from last week, Nisekoi, fared better, only dropping 3 spots and staying in the top five.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending October 4, 2014

  1. Gundam the origin 7Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol 7     ∗
  2. Fairy Tail Vol 42     ∗
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2
  4. Noragami Vol 1     ↑ 4
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ↓ 1
  6. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 1     ↔
  7. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↵
  8. Monster Musume Vol 4     ↵
  9. Soul Eater Vol 22     ↓ 6
  10. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Vol 2     ∗

A new title has bounced the Titans from the top. Vertical, Inc.’s surprise hit surprises again as the newest volume of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin the top spot, sending Kodansha’s Attack on Titan Vol 1 tumbling but not that far. Noragami Vol 1 moves back up to the top five, but the rest of the Titan gang is right behind, keeping the series in a tight pack. Seven Seas’ Monster Musume Vol 4 returns to put another tic on their weeks on the list. Yen Press, which did so well last week has dropped down to just two volumes on the list, while Viz Media has been completely vanquished.

nielsen-bookscan-logo

 

Nielson’s Bookscan Top 20 for the month of September, 2014

2. Attack on Titan Vol 13
5. Attack on Titan Vol 1
7. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Vol 6
10. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 1
11. One Piece Vol 72
12. Noragami Vol 1
13. Attack on Titan Vol 2
19. Naruto Vol 66

This week also includes a new Bookscan for September. Manga loses a spot, with only eight volumes take the list. Like the NYT list, Attack on Titan takes four of those spots including the two highest at #2 and #5. Noragami makes the list for the first time, landing around the middle. Viz is the only other publisher to chart, with Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds landing the highest at #7. One Piece makes at good show around the middle, and Naruto takes the biggest fall, from a top five title last month to a bottom of the list this month. I wonder if the news of its ending will effect its sales any?

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

Weekly Top Ten – October 4, 2014

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.com for the week of September 23, 2014

  1. Nisekoi 9Nisekoi Vol 9     ∗
  2. Future Diary Vol 6     ∗
  3. Chibi Vampire Vol 13     ↓ 2
  4. Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland Vol 1     ∗
  5. One Piece Vol 72     ↔
  6. Suki Vol 1     ∗
  7. Food Wars! Vol 3     ↓ 1
  8. One-Punch Man Vol 4     ↵
  9. Seraph of the End Vol 2     ↵

It’s another strong week for digital only/digital first titles. The newest Nisekoi volume takes over the top spot and is followed by the new volume of Future Diary. CLAMP shows its older works still have pull as new rescues for the Select line, Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland and Suki debut on the list. One Punch Man and Seraph of the End made conspicuous returns as well.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for September 27, 2014

  1. AoT 1Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 1
  2. One Piece Vol 72     ∗
  3. Soul Eater Vol 22     ∗
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ↓ 1
  5. Spice and Wolf Vol 9     ∗
  6. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 1     ↑ 2
  7. Durarara!! Yellow Scarves Arc Vol 1     ∗
  8. Noragami Vol 1     ↓ 7
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds Vol 6     ↓ 3
  10. Seven Deadly Sins Vol 4     ↓ 1

New titles from Yen Press make an impression on the list this week. Soul Eater gets as high on the list as Pirates and Titans will let it. Spice and Wolf makes a welcome return and Durarara!!‘s newest series isn’t in too far behind. And speaking of Titans, Volume 1 amazingly retakes the top spot, and No Regrets is now 3 months on the list with only one week dropped! Kodansha still rules the list with the help of the titans at 5 spots, and Yen Press gets to enjoy a momentary second with 3 and Viz lagging behind at 2.

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

Weekly Top Ten – September 27, 2014

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.com for the week of September 16, 2014

  1. Chibi Vampire 13 VizChibi Vampire Vol 13     ∗
  2. Lucky☆Star Vol 2     ∗     
  3. Trinity Blood Vol 5     ∗
  4. Fate/stay Night Vol 9     ∗
  5. One Piece Vol 72     ↓ 4
  6. Food Wars! Vol 3     ↑ 2
  7. Bokurano Ours Vol 11     ∗
  8. Bleach Vol 61     ↵
  9. Skip•Beat Vol 33     ↓ 4
  10. Time Killers     ↓ 6

New VizSelect titles knock down some of the new releases from last week. Chibi Vampire debuts again at the top with its penultimate volume. Newcomer Lucky Star is right behind with its second volume. In fact, the top 4 spots are taken by VizSelect titles, pushing the big Shonen Jump titles back down. Bleach rejoins his fellow SJ titles One Piece and Food Wars! while Bokurano Ours charts with its final volume. That is not a title I am going to miss.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending September 20, 2014

  1. Noragami 1Noragami Vol 1     ↑ 6
  2. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 4
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ↑ 1
  4. Monster Musume Vol 4     ↵
  5. Terra Formars Vol 1     ∗
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Vol 6     ↓ 5
  7. Black Butler Vol 1     ↵
  8. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol 1     ↔
  9. The Seven Deadly Sins Vol 4     ∗
  10.  Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↵

Kodansha dominates the list this week as it takes 6 of the ten spots. Noragami picks up steam as it zooms up to the top spot. The Titans seem to be gears for another assault as they gather at the top and bottom of the list. Seven Seas Entertainment’s Monster Musume returns for their only title. Viz’s new sci-fi title Terra Formars makes its debut in the middle, and Yen Press’ perennial favorite, Black Butler Volume 1 returns to try to catch up to Attack on Titan Volume 1. Yeah, good luck with that!

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

Weekly Top Ten Manga – September 20, 2014

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.com for the week of September 9, 2014

  1. OnePiece 72One Piece Vol 72     ∗
  2. Seraph of the End Vol 2     ∗
  3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Vol 1     ∗
  4. Time Killers     ∗
  5. Skip•Beat Vol 33     ∗
  6. Library Wars Vol 12     ∗
  7. Dawn of the Arcana Vol 13     ∗
  8. Food Wars! Vol 3     ↓  7
  9. Seraph of the End Vol 1     ↵
  10. One-Punch Man Vol 4     ↓ 2

Well, what a surprise. New shonen releases take over the list, and they are all at top. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 debuts respectably at #3 as does Time Killers, Kazue Kato’s short story collection. The three shojo titles on the list bunch together in the middle with what is third-to-last volume of Library Wars, and the final volume of Dawn of the Arcana. Seraph of the End‘s second volume debut was able to bring back the first volume for a repeat charting.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending September 13, 2014.

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds 6Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Vol 6     ↔
  2. One Piece Vol 72     ↔
  3. Mayo Chiki! Vol 7     ∗
  4. Attack on Titan Vol 13     ↓ 1
  5. Nisekoi! False Love Vol 5     ↓ 1
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↑ 3
  7. Noragami Vol 1     ∗
  8. Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol 1     ↵
  9. Skip Beat Vol 33     ↓ 1
  10. Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge Vol 2     ∗

The top two titles remain unchanged from last week, and that’s great news for One Piece! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds holding on is a little less of a shock. Seven Seas Entertainment makes a good showing with 2 titles charting; Mayo Chiki, a male gaze title, and Alice in the Country of Clover, a female gaze title. Equal gaze time at last! Kodansha does well with their new title Noragami charting in its first week and Attack on Titan: No Regrets returns.

 

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