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Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for 29th of January - 4th of February

1. Fairy Tail, Vol. 17
2. Negima! Magister Negi Magi!, Vol. 33
3. Sailor Moon, Vol. 3
4. Durarara!!, Vol.1
5. Black Butler, Vol. 8
6. Naruto, Vol. 54
7. Highschool of the Dead, 5
8. Pandora Hearts, Vol. 8
9. Rosario + Vampire: Season II, 7
10. Naruto, Vol. 53

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List
 
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Wow in terms of what is on the list, exactly one entry is different from last week to this one.
 
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Pretty much the same titles. Considering reading Pandora Hearts.
 
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Feb 10, 2012 10:20 PM

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Go Fairy Tail and nice to see Sailor Moon still hanging in the top 3. :D
 
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Feb 10, 2012 10:32 PM

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Sailor Moon didn't die?
 
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Feb 10, 2012 10:32 PM

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Oh lul I didn't realise Durarara was out already. Shopping trip, away!
 
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Now I have to buy the Durarara manga since the scans stooped :( Hopefully the Light novels get a official translations and are released. Baccano as well.
 
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Sailor Moon~!!<3
 
Feb 10, 2012 11:36 PM

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Durarara!! ♥♥ bought a copy on the day of its release~; ♥(´ ▽`).。o♡
so worth it ;w;
 
Feb 11, 2012 12:31 AM

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Pandora Hearts! ^з^
 
Feb 11, 2012 12:48 AM

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mother of god! i didn't know naruto now reach vol 54.
 
Feb 11, 2012 12:52 AM

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High School of the Dead! Yee yeee! :D
 
Feb 11, 2012 2:24 AM

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Yeah for:
Fairy Tail
Durarara!!
 
Feb 11, 2012 6:38 AM

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VioLink said:
Now I have to buy the Durarara manga since the scans stooped :( Hopefully the Light novels get a official translations and are released. Baccano as well.
I hope the light novels get translated! I'll be buying them :D And I'll probably have to buy the manga once I start reading it.

Yay for Fairy Tail! And Sailor Moon is still out there? It's not gonna die yet :)
As it turns out, living was a punishment...
 
Feb 11, 2012 7:35 AM

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man naruto is pretty popular in the US
 
Feb 11, 2012 7:50 AM

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Didn't expect Negima at #2, maybe the announcement of Negima coming to an end make people buy it.

"Life is always a continuation of unpreparedness" - Evangline A.K. McDowell
 
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man naruto is pretty popular in the US


This is probably largely due to the Ninja stereotype.
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Feb 11, 2012 8:50 AM

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They still love those Sailor Suits :3
 
Feb 11, 2012 8:58 AM

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Mr_Gutts said:
man naruto is pretty popular in the US


In the US it's Naruto, Bleach then OP. Instead of OP then the other two.
 
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Yay for Pandora Hearts. I just started with the Fairy Tail anime its pretty good.
"What has two arms, two legs, and is alive? Not your favorite character thats for sure!"
 
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Hopefully now that DRRR!! is selling well, we'll get a light novel license.
 
Feb 11, 2012 10:53 AM

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MM-Rosiie said:
Mr_Gutts said:
man naruto is pretty popular in the US


In the US it's Naruto, Bleach then OP. Instead of OP then the other two everything else.


Fix'd that for accuracy.
 
Feb 11, 2012 12:29 PM

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8. Pandora Hearts, Vol. 8
I approve. :D
 
Feb 11, 2012 12:40 PM

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Meh. Nothing really interesting on that list.
 
Feb 11, 2012 2:13 PM

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High School of the Dead, Fairy Tail, and Pandora Hearts are what I'm enjoying the most right now. It's nice to see them on a best seller's list.
 
Feb 11, 2012 2:55 PM

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Good for Highschool of the Dead and Negima.
Take his BED.
 
Feb 11, 2012 4:11 PM

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Get it Durarara. I'm considering buying the re-release of Sailor Moon.
 
Feb 11, 2012 5:25 PM

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and these last 2 weeks, I still only had 2 of those volumes. (Black Butler 8 and Sailor Moon 3).

Okay with everything, but Naruto on tht list.
 
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Get it Durarara. I'm considering buying the re-release of Sailor Moon.


Do it. : ) I own both volumes of Sailor V and 1-3 of Sailor Moon, love them.

 
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I don't bother with these NY/ North American best selling lists anymore. It just shows how the industry over here went to the raving fangirls. Seriously, a list with sailor moon, black butler, durarara, etc. Atleast on the japanese lists, you can see a series like Worst from time to time.
 
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I don't bother with these NY/ North American best selling lists anymore. It just shows how the industry over here went to the raving fangirls. Seriously, a list with sailor moon, black butler, durarara, etc. Atleast on the japanese lists, you can see a series like Worst from time to time.


I like how you blame females for everything going to shit.

Have fun on your date with Rosie Palms tonight.
 
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Hopefully now that DRRR!! is selling well, we'll get a light novel license.


YES!
give me my light novel!
 
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Sounds okay with me. Still don't get the deal with Naruto, but Durarara is something I'm really going to look into. Sailor Moon is still a top seller? I really. Ever liked that series. Oh well, just got to find the money to buy now. XD
 
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Pretty much how I expected the list would look like. Yay for Pandora Hearts~
 
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GaYpOrN said:
Daimyo said:
I don't bother with these NY/ North American best selling lists anymore. It just shows how the industry over here went to the raving fangirls. Seriously, a list with sailor moon, black butler, durarara, etc. Atleast on the japanese lists, you can see a series like Worst from time to time.


I like how you blame females for everything going to shit.

Have fun on your date with Rosie Palms tonight.


I was always more of a fan of Palmela Anderson. Quite the opposite really. Rather than blaming female fans, I blame the male north american anime fans. Clearly, their purchasing power has declined over the years. If anything a large amount of female fans and series that appeal to both male but especially female audiences, is what's keeping the industry in North america alive. With the closing of many anime and manga liscensing companies, in order to prevent a complete collapse, strong consistent buyers are needed. You have a similar thing going on in japan with merchandise otaku anime and high priced BD. Still that does not make me any bit more interested in the North American best selling lists. You'll just have to accept this as a difference of opinion. I find it strange that you of all people try to picture me as a misogynist(I'm more love and hate really). Especially when, Gayporn is best done without females.
 
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Thats actually a really nice mix of stuff, not just the usual Jump stuff but a few surprises like Durarara! making the list is nice.

Guess the manga industry still has hope over here after all.
 
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tembikai said:
mother of god! i didn't know naruto now reach vol 54.


Your post almost made me spit out my tea, haha!
 
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GodlyKyon said:
Mr_Gutts said:
man naruto is pretty popular in the US


This is probably largely due to the Ninja stereotype.

Naruto has been the most popular manga in the US since its release.
 
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I always knew that it had a sizable fanbase due to the demographic combination of the battle action fans and romantic comedy fans, but I didn't realize that Negima was this popular. It's a good thing in my opinion. I like Akamatsu's art and character development for this series.
 
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outlawauron said:
GodlyKyon said:
Mr_Gutts said:
man naruto is pretty popular in the US


This is probably largely due to the Ninja stereotype.

Naruto has been the most popular manga in the US since its release.


And I believe it only got even more popular the moment the anime adaptation of Naruto was aired on Toonami. It had to have garnered a huge fanbase just for that (not to mention Shippuuden is being aired now on Disney XD) In comparison, Bleach is on [adult swim], but perhaps there are less people (kids) who could stay up late enough (or even allowed to) watch on that channel. As for OP, the 4kids dub led to it eventually being taken by funimation, and then finally becoming taken off the channels, thus it led to a lot less exposure to the U.S., as opposed to the other two.

I just think Naruto's exposure on TV might have led to it becoming more popular here in the U.S. then it should have been.
 
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MochaMongoose said:
outlawauron said:
GodlyKyon said:
Mr_Gutts said:
man naruto is pretty popular in the US


This is probably largely due to the Ninja stereotype.

Naruto has been the most popular manga in the US since its release.


And I believe it only got even more popular the moment the anime adaptation of Naruto was aired on Toonami. It had to have garnered a huge fanbase just for that (not to mention Shippuuden is being aired now on Disney XD) In comparison, Bleach is on [adult swim], but perhaps there are less people (kids) who could stay up late enough (or even allowed to) watch on that channel. As for OP, the 4kids dub led to it eventually being taken by funimation, and then finally becoming taken off the channels, thus it led to a lot less exposure to the U.S., as opposed to the other two.

I just think Naruto's exposure on TV might have led to it becoming more popular here in the U.S. then it should have been.


I'd say Pokemon was the most popular anime in the US ever. I mean, remember how much of hit it was back in the day? The trading card game, the games, the tons and tons of related merchandise then the TV show and the movies. It was even on South Park! Pokemon rocked the nation in a way no other anime series ever has or likely ever will again.
 
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Awesome

Go Fairy Tail =3 , FTW
 
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