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Aug 2, 2012 9:50 AM
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The weekly manga and light novels rankings for July 23rd - 29th

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

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*1, 706,697 706,697 Naruto, Vol. 61
*2, 211,027 212,907 Giant Killing, Vol. 24
*3, 166,794 166,794 Sukitte Iinayo., Vol. 9
*4, 119,532 184,302 Soul Eater, Vol. 22
*5, 101,921 101,921 Suki desu Suzuki-kun!!, Vol. 17
*6, *99,242 496,658 Gin no Saji, Vol. 4
*7, *96,664 100,721 Sora no Otoshimono, Vol. 15
*8, *92,225 140,702 Barakamon, Vol. 6
*9, *83,027 *83,027 Sekirei, Vol. 13
10, *81,115 *81,115 Tonari no Seki-kun, Vol. 3

11, *76,710 *76,710 Kanojo wa Uso wa Aishisugiteru, Vol. 9
12, *62,060 *62,060 Pandora Hearts, Vol. 18
13, *58,894 *58,894 Aozora Yell, Vol. 10
14, *58,445 *58,445 Usotsuki Lily, Vol. 8
15, *55,603 *55,603 Himitsu no Ai-chan, Vol. 8
16, *55,477 *55,995 Gurazeni, Vol. 6
17, *50,639 *76,802 Soul Eater Not!, Vol. 2
18, *50,517 *50,517 Hana ni Kedamono, Vol. 7
19, *50,121 212,052 Kuroko no Basket, Official Fan Book - Characters Bible
20, *46,340 132,787 Peacemaker, Vol. 9

21, *43,035 *43,668 Hyouge Mono, Vol. 15
22, *42,511 *92,209 Love so Life, Vol. 10
23, *40,684 *40,684 Baka to Test to Shoukanjii, Vol. 7
24, *39,044 169,905 Hajime no Ippo, Vol. 100
25, *38,315 172,006 Air Gear, Vol. 37
26, *38,142 *38,142 Acchi Kocchi, Vol. 5
27, *34,249 140,428 Magi, Vol. 13
28, *32,680 *32,680 Ayakashi Hisen, Vol. 5
29, *31,673 *31,673 Yuru Yuri, Vol. 8
30, *31,451 *31,451 orange, Vol. 1

Rank #31 - 50


Light Novels
*1, 44,883 151,422 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
*2, 36,125 *38,203 Mayo Chiki! Vol. 12
*3, 23,211 440,639 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 3
*4, 22,101 288,715 Sword Art Online Vol. 1
*5, 20,851 *22,064 Seikoku no Dragoner Vol. 9
*6, 19,184 241,729 Sword Art Online Vol. 2
*7, 17,009 218,980 Sword Art Online Vol. 3
*8, 16,832 151,463 Sword Art Online Vol. 10
*9, 15,916 211,742 Sword Art Online Vol. 4
10, 15,079 *15,937 Seiken no Blacksmith Vol. 13

11, 14,773 890,153 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 1
12, 14,078 194,618 Sword Art Online Vol. 5
13, 13,079 187,545 Sword Art Online Vol. 6
14, 12,439 *27,458 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Kids Edition
15, 12,104 439,703 Summer Wars
16, 11,997 179,990 Sword Art Online Vol. 7
17, 11,696 179,850 Sword Art Online Vol. 8
18, 11,338 *12,188 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni
19, 11,337 *11,337 Naruto: Road to Ninja
20, 10,864 *11,659 Koakuma Tiri to Kyuseishu?

21, 10,536 *11,248 101 Banme no Hyakumonogatari Vol. 7
22, 10,493 178,174 Sword Art Online Vol. 9
23, 10,080 624,523 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 2
24, 10,013 *10,013 RDG: Red Data Girl Vol. 3
25, *9,279 **9,975 Hashire, Ute! Vol. 7
26, *9,262 *87,590 Kotenbu Series Vol. 5
27, *9,048 **9,647 Kono Bushitsu wa Kitakushinai Bu ga Senkyo Shimashita Vol. 5
28, *8,078 158,850 Kuroko no Basket Vol. 2
29, *7,742 **8,175 Imouto ga Witch de Komattemasu.
30, *7,279 170,690 Kuroko no Basket Vol. 1

Source: Oricon Youtaiju
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Man, the Sword Art Anime is really boosting the novel sales.

Aug 2, 2012 10:04 AM
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all i see is SOA for the light novels lol.

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Knights of the Sidonia barely made the top 50 and nice to see Sekirei up there.
Aug 2, 2012 10:06 AM
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go go SAO XD
Aug 2, 2012 10:21 AM
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does anyone have a link for the Oricon LN chart top 50?

also, no new shoujo LNs on the list? sigh....why japanese girls why....is BL the only thing you swallow nowadays? :/

And I still hope for a new shoujo LN to become an anime....but every week that hope only goes lower.....damn I wish I had lots of money....I'd buy so many shoujo LNs...aww who am I kidding?

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Man, that's 3 weeks in a row that all volumes of SAO are selling.
The anime did its job well. But man, volume 10 ruined the order of the volumes so that it's 1-10.
Question: is the anime pre-order doing well?
Aug 2, 2012 10:30 AM
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With Sekirei selling that much I hope a season 3 will be made. Same with Seitokai Yakuindomo.

I'm sad that Yuru Yuri only sold ~25-30k for the last 2-3 volumes. No idea if that's good or not.

As for SAO, no surprise there.
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belatkuro said:
Man, that's 3 weeks in a row that all volumes of SAO are selling.
The anime did its job well. But man, volume 10 ruined the order of the volumes so that it's 1-10.
Question: is the anime pre-order doing well?


It'll probably sell at least 20k at the rate its going.

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What exactly gave SAO this boost? It's kinda hard to believe that's all the anime doing.
Aug 2, 2012 10:49 AM

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jmal said:
Yvese said:
I'm sad that Yuru Yuri only sold ~25-30k for the last 2-3 volumes. No idea if that's good or not.

55k for v8, probably about 50k or so for v9 once you count the separate LE version.
Well I knew that but I counted the LE as separate :P. I'll count them as single from now on I guess.

I'm curious though. What's the norm for manga and LN sales? What's considered good, bad, average, etc. With such a huge range of sales #'s, it's hard to get an idea of what isn't doing well. For BDs/DVDs it's pretty easy to tell.

Basically my question is, what's the cutoff for cancellation? <10k?

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What exactly gave SAO this boost? It's kinda hard to believe that's all the anime doing.
Mostly just the anime. Hyouka got a HUGE boost as well from the anime.
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Yankun said:
What exactly gave SAO this boost? It's kinda hard to believe that's all the anime doing.


Most anime adaptions are just advertisements for the original source material... so its just doing what the production committee expected.

Aug 2, 2012 10:58 AM

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Didn't end up getting any of these, although I'll grab Nounai Poison Berry at some point.
Aug 2, 2012 11:01 AM

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Yvese said:
Mostly just the anime. Hyouka got a HUGE boost as well from the anime.
RyanSaotome said:
Most anime adaptions are just advertisements for the original source material... so its just doing what the production committee expected.
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What else would it be? =P Definitely all the anime.

Using the anime for sole purpose of promoting the original content seems like a excuse to milk more money though.
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jmal said:
...It will be a great day when this use of the word "milking" dies.

Anime is a business. Print publishing is a business. Video games are a business. Making money is the point. What you call "milking" is what I call "doing their job and maintaining the industry". And good on them, because if they didn't we'd have almost no anime to watch or novels or read or games to play.

In any event, you're simplifying a bit - nobody ever wants to take a loss on adaptations (they may be prepared for it, and in some cases even expect it, but it's never the goal), so obviously there's a hope that the anime will also be a hit and make a lot of money. After all, the only thing better than driving up sales of the novels is driving up sales of the novels and making boatloads of money on a successful anime. I think the production values of the SAO anime so far speak for themselves - while the anime is an advertisement for the novels, it's also a completely legitimate piece of entertainment in its own right.

I get it, I understand you. I know how things work, I simply like to use the word "milk". Are you angry? Because it seems so.
Aug 2, 2012 12:07 PM

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Magi +____+
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Looks like Naruto topped everyone this time.
Aug 2, 2012 1:37 PM

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The weekly manga and light novels rankings for July 23rd - 29th

Manga
*2, 211,027 212,907 Giant Killing, Vol. 24


Nice!
Aug 2, 2012 1:52 PM

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well.. kinda nothing interesting this week..

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jmal said:

So 55,691 for Vol. 8, though Vol. 9's LE didn't quite make it.

I can't find anything searching the forums with Google for Vol. 7 - anyone know how well that or earlier volumes sold?

I don't think Yuru Yuri has ever made it on the Oricon charts. I was worried when I saw that vol. 8 had only sold a little over 30k but it made me feel a lot better when I saw there was also a 'limited edition' release.
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Snowical said:
12, *62,060 *62,060 Pandora Hearts, Vol. 18
aoeirjsdofgijsoegidoxvn Yes! ♥ -cheers-

On another note, SAO is still dominating the light novels, I see... XD;
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Good to see
10, *81,115 *81,115 Tonari no Seki-kun, Vol. 3 -> YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
30, *31,451 *31,451 orange, Vol. 1 -> shoujo manga...but i didn't like it enough to realize that the first volume is on sale
35, *27,087 *95,288 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai, Vol. 17
36, *26,743 *94,378 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai, Vol. 18
Quite disappointed not to see 2 shoujo manga i adore not on the list (I know it is only 2nd and 1st volume, but still :()

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Aug 2, 2012 5:33 PM
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Naruhodo Naruto!!!
Aug 2, 2012 7:55 PM

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jmal said:
Yankun said:
I get it, I understand you. I know how things work, I simply like to use the word "milk". Are you angry? Because it seems so.

I think the word "milking" has become a cancer on the language of fandom, but it's just disappointing, not anger-inducing.


*agrees*

Well im glad SAO is doing so well.
Aug 2, 2012 8:53 PM
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Sweet. Sora No Otoshimono and Sekirei. ^^
But no Gintama. :(
Aug 2, 2012 8:55 PM
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jmal said:
Yankun said:
I get it, I understand you. I know how things work, I simply like to use the word "milk". Are you angry? Because it seems so.

I think the word "milking" has become a cancer on the language of fandom, but it's just disappointing, not anger-inducing.


I'd say the same for the term "generic". If you look it up, its definitions have NOTHING to do with personal opinion, criticism, and/or tastes. <.<
Aug 2, 2012 11:45 PM

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Naruto on top. Hmm, nice one.
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Hurray for magi, well deserved and perhaps more. It's been a while since I read a series, which dedicated to the shounen demographic, executed political struggle and mature theme amazingly well. It's everything that I seek for.
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the top is no much of a surprise
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wooooo, go Sword Art Online
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