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Apr 13, 2015 3:28 AM

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Volume Sales

Nakahara BL

1. Nana vol.12
2. Nana vol.13
3. One Piece vol.38
4. One Piece vol.37
5. Nana vol.14
6. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (FMA) vol.11
7. One Piece vol.36
8. One Piece vol.39
9. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (FMA) vol.10
10. Hunter x Hunter vol.21
11. Hunter x Hunter vol.22
12. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (FMA) vol.12
13. Berserk vol.28
14. Vagabond vol.21
15. Death Note vol.6
16. Berserk vol.29
17. Naruto vol.27
18. Real vol.5
19. Death Note vol.7
20. Naruto vol.29
21. Naruto vol.28
22. Death Note vol.8
23. Death Note vol.9
24. Meitantei Conan vol.49
25. Naruto vol.26
26. Death Note vol.5
27. One Piece vol.40
28. Naruto vol.30
29. Meitantei Conan vol.50
30. Meitantei Conan vol.48

Book Showado

1. Nana vol.13
2. Nana vol.12
3. Nana vol.14
4. Pluto vol.2
5. Death Note vol.5
6. Hunter x Hunter vol.21
7. One Piece vol.36
8. One Piece vol.37
9. Death Note vol.6
10. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (FMA) vol.10
11. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (FMA) vol.11
12. One Piece vol.38
13. One Piece vol.39
14. Death Note vol.7
15. Hunter x Hunter vol.22
16. Death Note vol.8
17. Naruto vol.26
18. Death Note vol.9
19. 20th Seiki Shounen (20th Century Boys) vol.18
20. One Piece vol.40
21. 20th Seiki Shounen (20th Century Boys) vol.19
22. Naruto vol.27
23. Real vol.5
24. Naruto vol.28
25. Bleach vol.17
26. Bleach vol.19
27. Bleach vol.20
28. Berserk vol.28
29. Meitantei Conan vol.48
30. Bleach vol.18


Shueisha's Best Selling Manga
Is what Shueisha put...but apparently it's only the first print number.

*1 2,300,000 NANA―ナナ―
*2 2,250,000 ONE PIECE
*3 1,620,000 NARUTO―ナルト―
*4 1,560,000 HUNTER×HUNTER
*5 1,270,000 DEATH NOTE
*6 1,190,000 BLEACH
*7 1,150,000 REAL
*8 *,720,000 テニスの王子様 (Tennis no Ouji-sama)
*9 *,645,000 D.Gray-man
10 *,540,000 天上天下 (Tenjou Tenge)

Source: Nakahara BL, Books Showado, Geocities

Credit to Ana for research and bigivelfhq for the correction.

[i]Ana: merged posts. Nakahara BL records theirs in the last month of the year; Books Showado records theirs at the beginning of the next year. Basically, it's 2005/12 vs 2006/1.
Modified by Ana, Oct 3, 2015 12:01 AM
Apr 14, 2015 5:37 AM

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Nana probably outsold One Piece. The most popular shoujo ever.
Aug 29, 2015 8:04 PM

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This numbers are that year best 1st print volume of each series.

By the One Piece Japanese Wikipedia it says it lost its 1st place in 2005(became the 2nd place). Is not hard to believe, because Nana best 1st print volume jumped from 4th place in 2004 to 1st in 2005.
Certainly Nana received a boost due to the 1st Live-action movie that came in September.
Oct 3, 2015 12:01 AM

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Posts: 750
Thank you, bigivelfhq, and pardon the late reply; I don't check here much anymore. I've added a note for 02, 03, and 05, but won't dwell too much on which volume was released since Shueisha itself didn't provide it (plus, busy). I'm going to leave the "Best Selling Manga" line since that was what they placed in their caption.
Oct 4, 2015 9:23 AM

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Posts: 1728
It may seem confusing and strange the fact that they put "Best Selling Manga" when is prints, because for us simple consumers when we hear of sales we think of what the retailers sell to us. For a publisher company their sales is what they sell to the retailers, the retailers are in fact their costumers and not the manga readers, and so the sales are in fact the print numbers.

The fact that they just place the 1st print, must be for convenience, being it easier to get the numbers.