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 September 9, 2014
- One Piece Vol 72 ∗
- Seraph of the End Vol 2 ∗
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Vol 1 ∗
- Time Killers ∗
- Skip•Beat Vol 33 ∗
- Library Wars Vol 12 ∗
- Dawn of the Arcana Vol 13 ∗
- Food Wars! Vol 3 ↓ 7
- Seraph of the End Vol 1 ↵
- 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.
New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending September 13, 2014.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Vol 6 ↔
- One Piece Vol 72 ↔
- Mayo Chiki! Vol 7 ∗
- Attack on Titan Vol 13 ↓ 1
- Nisekoi! False Love Vol 5 ↓ 1
- Attack on Titan Vol 1 ↑ 3
- Noragami Vol 1 ∗
- Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol 1 ↵
- Skip Beat Vol 33 ↓ 1
- 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.
∗ = 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