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Weekly Top Ten Manga – September 13, 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.

Vizmanga.com didn’t post at top ten this week, so no activity from them. However, I did discover I missed a month of the Nielson Book Scan Top 20 for July, so I will include it as well as August.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending September 6, 2014.

  1. Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds 6Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Vol. 6     ∗
  2. One Piece Vol. 72     ∗
  3. Attack on Titan Vol. 13      ↓ 2
  4. Nisekoi! False Love Vol. 5     ∗
  5. Pokemon Adventures Vol. 24     ∗
  6. Time Killers: Kazue Kato Short Story Collection     ∗
  7. Monster Musume Vol. 4     ↓ 4
  8. Skip Beat Vol. 33     ∗
  9. Attack on Titan Vol. 1     ↓ 4
  10. High School DxD Vol. 2     ↓ 6

Viz Media, which had been purged from the list last week returns with a vengeance, taking 6 of the 10 spots, including the top two titles. Only the Attack on Titan vol 13 is able to survive the onslaught and hang in the top 5. Seven Seas Entertainment’s Monster Musume survived as did Yen Press’ High School DxD, the only volumes from each publisher to remain. Kodansha’s only other title is of course Attack on Titan Vol. 1. I don’t think it’s possible to knock that thing off!

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The Nielson Bookscan Top 20 is a monthly ranking of graphic novels sold in retail, in brick and mortar stores. Manga is included in this ranking. For the month of July, 2014, six manga made the list.

1. Naruto 66Naruto Vol. 66
3. Attack on Titan Vol. 1
4. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol. 1
7. Attack on Titan Vol. 2
14. Attack on Titan Vol. 3
18. Attack on Titan Vol. 9

Naruto moves up six spots from June to take the top spot in July. Four of the Attack on Titan volumes from last month survive and are joined by newcomer Attack on Titan No Regrets. Even through comic trades and graphic novels ruled Bookscan in July, Kodansha’s titanic hit doesn’t let anyone forget it’s around.

For the month of August, 2014, manga gains three titles overall, and not a one of them was an Attack on Titan volume.

3. Naruto Vol. 66
5. Attack on Titan Vol. 1
7. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol. 1
8. Attack on Titan Vol. 13
9. Maximum Ride Vol. 8
12. Attack on Titan Vol. 2
13. Rosario + Vampire Season II Vol. 13
17. Monster Musume Vol. 4
19. Bleach Vol. 61

Naruto only gets the top spot for one month, but it’s also joined by fellow Viz Media titles Bleach Vol. 61 and Rosario + Vampire Season II Vol 13, which spent some time on the NYT Bestseller list in August. Yen Press gets on title on the list with its perennial favorite Maximum Ride, and Seven Seas represents with the monster girls of Monster Musume. Attack on Titan gets a nice little run with No Regrets getting sandwiched between the first and most recent volume released. There’s a lot of Levi goodness in the bottom half of that sandwich!

 

Weekly Top Ten Manga – September 6, 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 August 26, 2014

  1. Food Wars 3Food Wars Vol. 3     ↔
  2. Chibi Vampire Vol. 12     ∗
  3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Vol. 15     ∗
  4. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Vol. 16     ∗
  5. Future Diary Vol. 5     ∗
  6. D • N • Angel Vol. 12     ∗
  7. Fate/Stay Night Vol. 8     ∗
  8. One Punch Man Vol. 4     ↓ 6
  9. St. Lunatic High School Vol. 1     ∗
  10. Trinity Blood Vol. 4     ∗

Digital-only titles absolutely dominate this week with new volumes and some new titles. Only two titles survived from last week, Food Wars and One Punch Man. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 finishes its release just in time for Part 1 to start. Maybe we’ll be seeing a triple-tap next week. St. Lunatic High School is another Tokyopop rescue title. It is only 2 volumes long and is by Majiko, the artist who did the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion manga adaptation. I read the first volume of this series, and really didn’t care for it. I don’t like the “being poor is funny” trope, so I never picked up the second volume back then, and I won’t now.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the Week Ending August 30, 2014

  1. Attack on Titan 13Attack on Titan Vol. 13     ∗
  2. Sword Art Online Aincrad Vol. 2     ∗
  3. Monster Musume Vol. 4     ↓ 2
  4. High School DxD Vol. 2     ∗
  5. Attack on Titan Vol. 1     ↓ 2
  6. Maximum Ride Vol. 8     ∗
  7. No. 6 Vol. 8     ∗
  8. Say I Love You Vol. 3     ∗
  9. Attack on Titan No Regrets Vol. 1      ↓ 4
  10. Attack on Titan Vol. 2     ↓ 1

Monster Musume loses its spot at the top as a new Attack on Titan appears. There are still 4 titles volumes on the list, but Before the Fall seems to have fallen off. Yen Press returns with a new Sword Art Online Aincrad light novel, High School DxD, and Maximum Ride. I wonder how well this perennial favorite will do against the Titans. Besides a new volume of the Attack on Titan main series, Kodansha also has new No. 6 and Say I Love You volumes. I really enjoyed the first two volumes of Say I Love You, and am looking forward to what’s going to happen next.

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 – August 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 August 19, 2014.

  1. Food Wars 3Food Wars! Vol. 3     ∗
  2. One-Punch Man Vol. 4    ∗
  3. Lucky☆Star Vol. 1     ∗
  4. Chibi Vampire Vol. 11     ∗
  5. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Vol. 13     ∗
  6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Vol. 14     ∗
  7. D•N• ANGEL Vol. 11     ∗
  8. Fate/stay Night Vol. 7     ∗
  9. Bleach Vol. 61     ↓ 5
  10. Naruto Vol. 66     ↓  2

New digital releases wipe nearly all the new print titles out from last week. Only Bleach and Naruto survived, and they only just barely scrapped by, taking the last two spots. All the rest of the list are either digital only or digital firsts. I really wish I knew how JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure kept doing the double taps. Are all JoJo fans in sync with each other psychically? Lucky Star is a new digital only rescue from Bandai. It’s a four panel series about four girls and their more otaku ways. I had a hard time getting through the first volume. Actually, I never did. I found it really boring. But, your mileage may vary.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending August 23, 2014.

  1. Monster Musume 4Monster Musume Vol. 4     ∗
  2. Deadman Wonderland Vol. 4     ↑ 2
  3. Attack on Titan Vol. 1     ↑ 7
  4. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 2     ∗
  5. Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol. 1     ↑ 2
  6. Fairy Tail Vol. 41     ↓ 2
  7. Food Wars! Vol. 1     ↓ 1
  8. Dragonar Academy Vol. 3     ↑ 1
  9. Attack on Titan Vol. 2     ↵
  10. Rosario+Vampire Season II Vol. 13     ↓ 2

No big surprise with what’s on top. Seven Seas entertainment’s Monster Musume takes it with ever new volume. And can sometimes even hold on to it for while. But with the debut of a new Attack on Titan title, Before the Fall vol. 2, it may not be able to hold it for long. At least it’s not alone, with Dragonar Academy holding over from last week. Viz Media kept some of their titles on the list, but not the ones you’d expect. Bleach got booted completely, but Food Wars! Deadman Wonderland, and surprisingly, Rosario+Vampire Season II held on. Kodansha holds the most titles as usual, four of them being Titan titles.  We’ll see if the Titans can keep holding on, with this week being a big week for Viz Media and their shonen and shojo titles.

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