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The weekly manga and light novels rankings for September 10th - 16th

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

Manga
*1, 196,339 *,196,339 Chihayafuru Vol.18
*2, 127,369 *,127,369 Ahiru no Sora Vol.35
*3, 112,434 *,598,629 Ao no Exorcist Vol.9
*4, 104,305 *,105,736 Happy Marriage!? Vol.10
*5, *90,328 *,489,838 Bleach Vol.56
*6, *84,570 *,437,383 Kuroko no Basket Vol.19
*7, *73,681 *,*73,681 Kuragehime Vol.10
*8, *58,746 *,274,761 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Vol.40
*9, *56,549 *,*56,702 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.1
10, *49,087 *,*49,087 Detective Conan Vol.77

11, *46,520 *,194,536 SKET Dance Vol.26
12, *38,450 *,*38,450 Kodomo no Jikan Vol.11
13, *38,427 *,164,116 Rurouni Kenshin: Kinema-ban Vol.1
14, *37,546 *,*37,546 One Piece: The 17th Log
15, *36,875 *,*36,875 Kyou no Kira-kun Vol.3
16, *33,581 *,*33,581 Baby Steps Vol.23
17, *32,618 *,*74,514 Hanma Baki Vol.36
18, *31,064 2,885,507 One Piece Vol.67
19, *30,499 *,*63,216 Btooom! Vol.9
20, *30,012 *,*30,012 Ryuuroden: Chuugen Ryouranhen Vol.11

21, *29,522 *,*29,522 Pumpkin Scissors Vol.16
22, *28,771 *,133,929 Medaka Box Vol.17
23, *28,516 *,*28,516 Durarara!!: Saika Hen Vol.2
24, *26,754 *,*26,754 AKB49 - Renai Kinshi Jourei Vol.10
25, *26,304 *,*26,304 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Vol.4
26, *26,281 *,*71,501 Shinjuku Swan Vol.33
27, *26,249 *,*26,249 Code:Breaker Vol.20
28, *24,250 *,371,579 Ao Haru Ride Vol.5
29, *23,470 *,*23,470 Tsugumomo Vol.9
30, *22,629 *,*99,825 Akagami no Shirayuki Hime Vol.8

Rank 31 - 50


Light Novels
*1, *72,054 151,744 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Vol.11
*2, *40,173 *92,459 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Chapter 7, Vol.2
*3, *22,597 160,222 Kuroko no Basket Vol.3
*4, *20,349 *20,349 Hapi Mari
*5, *18,299 427,007 Sword Art Online Vol.1
*6, *15,889 363,268 Sword Art Online Vol.2
*7, *13,918 288,296 Sword Art Online Vol.5
*8, *13,485 *13,485 Chihayafuru Vol.1
*9, *13,705 *27,669 Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou
10, *13,574 329,149 Sword Art Online Vol.3

11, *13,321 274,466 Sword Art Online Vol.6
12, *12,602 316,994 Sword Art Online Vol.4
13, *11,975 257,477 Sword Art Online Vol.7
14, *11,626 *27,006 Golden Time Vol.5
15, *11,128 254,714 Sword Art Online Vol.8
16, *11,083 *86,603 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Vol.8
17, *10,789 *24,727 Valtraute-san no Konkatsu Jijyo
18, *10,554 228,347 Sword Art Online Vol.10
19, *10,304 246,890 Sword Art Online Vol.9
20, *10,090 342,391 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

21, **9,976 *18,380 Baccano! 1935
22, **9,154 *11,196 Sanzen Sekai no Karasu wo Koroshi Vol.16
23, **8,790 536,635 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.3
24, **8,213 969,486 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.1
25, **8,121 156,868 Kagerou Days Vol.1
26, **8,025 220,154 Kuroko no Basket Vol.2
27, **7,786 229,873 Kuroko no Basket Vol.1
28, **7,559 *19,272 Maoh na Anoko to Murabito A Vol.4
29, **7,222 *18,423 Boku to Kanojo no Game Senso Vol.4
30, **6,657 **6,657 Jorge Joestar

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I support number one so much, go Chihayafuru!
 
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DAMN, Oreimo is really up there ^^
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Chihayafuru (hell yes!)
Kuragehime (there's a manga for it?? I should read!)
SKET Dance
Ahiru no Sora (I should read.)

And, and Chihayafuru light novel??
 
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WOW Oreimo is so high up there. I cant wait for Season 2.
 
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Light Novels
*5, *18,299 427,007 Sword Art Online Vol.1
*6, *15,889 363,268 Sword Art Online Vol.2
*7, *13,918 288,296 Sword Art Online Vol.5
10, *13,574 329,149 Sword Art Online Vol.3
11, *13,321 274,466 Sword Art Online Vol.6
12, *12,602 316,994 Sword Art Online Vol.4
13, *11,975 257,477 Sword Art Online Vol.7
15, *11,128 254,714 Sword Art Online Vol.8
18, *10,554 228,347 Sword Art Online Vol.10
19, *10,304 246,890 Sword Art Online Vol.9


All volumes charted for 10 weeks in a row (1st volume's 11th week).

Week of / Weekly Sales / Cumulative sales
27.08-02.09 / 118,420 / 2,693,776
03.09-09.09 / 161,268 / 2,855,044
10.09-16.09 / 131,564 / 2,986,608

Drop in weekly sales again. I wonder how much longer the LN volumes can keep charting?

On another note... good to see OreImo Volume 11 sell well for this week :) Can't wait for the 2nd season of the anime!
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I support number one so much, go Chihayafuru!


THIS!!


and SAO!!
 
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so much SAO !!!!!
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how is this Chihayafuru so damn popular? Its alright, but not that good...

Anywho surprised too see good ending on top 50 but not kimi no iru machi. LOL at kodomo no jikan being in top 20? that shits actually popular even though I liked it I never knew it appealed to alot of people.
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Good for OreImo :D

SAO still alive? lol
 
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Lol I find it rather fascinating that Durarara's Light novel sells high, the manga low, and the anime decent, i guess manga, anime, and light novels really do cater to different people.

muntasir123 said:
how is this Chihayafuru so damn popular? Its alright, but not that good...

Anywho surprised too see good ending on top 50 but not kimi no iru machi. LOL at kodomo no jikan being in top 20? that shits actually popular even though I liked it I never knew it appealed to alot of people.


I wouldn't call it "so damn popular", but for a Josei, it's doing an awesome job.
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Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

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Wonder how long SOA will be up here for. Ao no exorcist and Oreimo doing well.
 
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Wonder how long SOA will be up here for. Ao no exorcist and Oreimo doing well.


SAO might be up there till the anime ends or even weeks after it ends.

Glad to see Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei up there. It that gets made into an anime, prob the same thing with SAO will happen
 
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AnE and KnB sells well.
Lol SAO, all the novels again...Great!
And also KnB novels.
 
 
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Again all 10 volumes of SAO in the rankings :O oh well seems like kuroko and OreImo is doing pretty well
 
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Ao Haru Ride still on the list? Okay <3

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Lol I find it rather fascinating that Durarara's Light novel sells high, the manga low, and the anime decent, i guess manga, anime, and light novels really do cater to different people.
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drrr was originally a LN.
LN tells us the whole story and all those delicous details (which is still not yet finished) while the anime is merely an introduction or an advertisement for the LN. as for the manga....no1currs about the manga...

there was already a fanbase of the series even before there was an anime adaptation. and i guess the people who became fans after the anime have no choice but to continue reading the LN if they want more of the story
 
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Yes, KnB doing good. Tomorrow is the last episode ;-; I want Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei anime naoo!!! >:O
 
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drrr was originally a LN.
LN tells us the whole story and all those delicous details (which is still not yet finished) while the anime is merely an introduction or an advertisement for the LN. as for the manga....no1currs about the manga...

there was already a fanbase of the series even before there was an anime adaptation. and i guess the people who became fans after the anime have no choice but to continue reading the LN if they want more of the story


My point was that see'ing as most series (I merely used Durarara as an example, since it was the first to pop on my mind when i saw the list) sell at different scales on different formats, it seems that LN's/Mangas/Animes/VN's cater to different people, but i guess that's common knowledge now, isn't it?

and i disagree, anime isn't necessarily for "advertisement", sure, some of them are (mainly short ones, though not all of them) but most aren't, but i guess you don't need me to tell you that though xD
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Slow week for light novel releases too. Apart from one thing which usually wouldn't have got in the rankings, the only releases this week were a couple of manga adaptations, helping biblia and SAO to steal the rankings yet again.
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Good to see Ao no Exorcist,Bleach and Hitman.
 
 
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I'm surprised that crappy anime advertised SAO so well. Good for Kawahara, bad for the series itself since it will never get a decent adaptation.
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Great to see Durarara!! there. I hope we can get Saika Hen in English, too.
 
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I'm surprised that crappy anime advertised SAO so well. Good for Kawahara, bad for the series itself since it will never get a decent adaptation.


What "crappy" anime? and what advertisement?
 
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Wow SAO is still there

Can't wait for the second season of OreImo

 
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Wow SAO is still there

Can't wait for the second season of OreImo


Yup, maybe, just maybe, it won't stop this rampage till all its volumes hit 500k+ xD
then it'd be one of the op LN's ever ;D
 
 
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Chihayafuru's at number 1? Good news. Although season 1 wasn't high in ratings, seems like the manga got significant sales boost as a result. Go underrated animes!

And I thought Ao no Exorcist will go down in popularity since the anime ended. Seems like we could expect a 2nd season.

As usual, nice job to SAO, KnB, and OreImo.

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Chihayafuru's at number 1? Good news. Although season 1 wasn't high in ratings, seems like the manga got significant sales boost as a result. Go underrated animes!

And I thought Ao no Exorcist will go down in popularity since the anime ended. Seems like we could expect a 2nd season.

As usual, nice job to SAO, KnB, and OreImo.


Shounen mangas rarely ever decrease in sales, it IS the leading genre. and Yeah, the producer said a second season is under concideration, we might get one, but don't get your hopes up too much.
 
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Antanaru said:
I'm surprised that crappy anime advertised SAO so well. Good for Kawahara, bad for the series itself since it will never get a decent adaptation.


What "crappy" anime? and what advertisement?

SAO anime is horribly flawed and the pacing is tremendously fast, mainly the character relations.

Anime itself is an advertisement. The purpose of a anime is to increase its sources' sales.

So glad Code Breaker is on the list again. I really hope the rumors of the anime being a 1 cour is false. This is the 2nd best battle-manga in Weekly Magazine(IMO). It has the potential be good competition for FT, the current leader in Weekly Magazine.
 
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chihayafuru has the spotlight again. is it really good?
 
 
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SAO anime is horribly flawed and the pacing is tremendously fast, mainly the character relations.

Anime itself is an advertisement. The purpose of a anime is to increase its sources' sales.

So glad Code Breaker is on the list again. I really hope the rumors of the anime being a 1 cour is false. This is the 2nd best battle-manga in Weekly Magazine(IMO). It has the potential be good competition for FT, the current leader in Weekly Magazine.


There's still plenty of episodes left though. and most animes aren't "advertisement", at this point saying anime is for the sole purpose of advertisement is plain outrageous. for various reasons. but i'm not denying that there are plenty of animes out there made for advertisement.

and Code breaker vs FT? Not even close to it (The fight scenes are good though, not on par with FT's, but still good, although the Characters, Story, design, etc can't even compared to FT), FT is nearly the perfect Shounen Action/Battle manga, along with One piece and its neighbours lol.
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yay for chihayafuru!!! second season, I'm waiting! ^o^

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Downgrade355 said:
Gash_V-D_Hetchum said:

SAO anime is horribly flawed and the pacing is tremendously fast, mainly the character relations.

Anime itself is an advertisement. The purpose of a anime is to increase its sources' sales.

So glad Code Breaker is on the list again. I really hope the rumors of the anime being a 1 cour is false. This is the 2nd best battle-manga in Weekly Magazine(IMO). It has the potential be good competition for FT, the current leader in Weekly Magazine.


There's still plenty of episodes left though. and most animes aren't "advertisement", at this point saying anime is for the sole purpose of advertisement is plain outrageous. for various reasons. but i'm not denying that there are plenty of animes out there made for advertisement.

and Code breaker vs FT? Not even close to it (The fight scenes are good though, not on par with FT's, but still good, although the Characters, Story, design, etc can't even compared to FT), FT is nearly the perfect Shounen Action/Battle manga, along with One piece and its neighbours lol.

Downgrade, I know there's still half of the episodes remaining. But if it continues to rush everything so much and leave out so much important scenes, I won't be able to increase my score.

Money. Anime is about money. No matter how much you want to deny it, 99% anime is advertisement. Its what boosts manga,novels,and video game sales. (Not to mention related merchandise)
Original anime are the only ones that aren't intended to boost sales since there is nothing to boost.

FT vs CB
lt has the potential though. And its the only one that can compete againt FT in Magazine. Negima and Air Gear ended and their respective anime failed.
The only aspect it can't compare against FT is art. Obviously, since its done by Mashima.
Plot wise:
Fairy Tails main aspect is good guys triumphs and comedy. (Recent event might change that slightly though)
Code Breaker is noticeably darker than that and most characters don't have a clear/noticeable agenda. Good stuff there.
 
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Downgrade, I know there's still half of the episodes remaining. But if it continues to rush everything so much and leave out so much important scenes, I won't be able to increase my score.

Money. Anime is about money. No matter how much you want to deny it, 99% anime is advertisement. Its what boosts manga,novels,and video game sales. (Not to mention related merchandise)
Original anime are the only ones that aren't intended to boost sales since there is nothing to boost.

FT vs CB
lt has the potential though. And its the only one that can compete againt FT in Magazine. Negima and Air Gear ended and their respective anime failed.
The only aspect it can't compare against FT is art. Obviously, since its done by Mashima.
Plot wise:
Fairy Tails main aspect is good guys triumphs and comedy. (Recent event might change that slightly though)
Code Breaker is noticeably darker than that and most characters don't have a clear/noticeable agenda. Good stuff there.


Yeah i know, if they rush it they'll screw up everything, and they're already starting to do so lol.

And nope, i disagree, if anime was for the sole purpose of advertisement then "99%" of them would be short, Studios aren't as dumb as to waste the money that one could build a friggin villa with only to advertise a product that could end in a big failure and make them go bankrupt. There's also the whole Sequel and Prequel thing, if they intend to advertise something, one short season is enough (i could be wrong though, who knows). and as you mentioned, there are plenty of original anime, so that invalides the whole anime=advertisement arguement, There are also Video game adaptions, They adapt them to anime for the purpose of making money off anime if the game was successful, There are conventions, trailers, etc for advertisement. and there are also Anime who get manga/LN/video game adaptions, you're gonna tell me it's to advertise the anime now? C'mon bro. be smart lol
oh and let's not forget those 40+ episode ones, and the long running ones.

Code;Breaker has potential, but they screwed it up in many points, not to mention the mangaka is female, i'm not trying to discriminate here, but female mangaka almost never make a solid Shounen. FT whoops CB in every aspect...except for the jiggle gangs .__.

This is getting pretty off topic gash (lolfu), let's continue the discussion on the club page, or we might get some ban hammers. xD
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I think ads and sales and stuff like that are on topic.

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Code;Breaker has potential, but they screwed it up in many points, not to mention the mangaka is female, i'm not trying to discriminate here, but female mangaka almost never make a solid Shounen. FT whoops CB in every aspect...except for the jiggle gangs .__.
Most female shounen mangaka have the problem of drawing fujoshi-bait characters, which could make some males avoid this manga. I for example liked Kyo, but the character-designs made me drop it (Nobunaga as a long white-haired guy on a white horse..?) she ruined some historical figures from the Japanese Sengoku era. However, there are still some other that can and has done some great solid shounen-manga, like Soul Eater for example, or give Magi a try this Fall, it's also made by a female, it deals with themes like poverty, slavery, economics and politics, themes that are not often used in shounen manga.
 
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Code;Breaker has potential, but they screwed it up in many points, not to mention the mangaka is female, i'm not trying to discriminate here, but female mangaka almost never make a solid Shounen. FT whoops CB in every aspect...except for the jiggle gangs .__.


and its those shaky shonen which are fujoshi bait which make a lot of money for anime producers. XD ao no exorcist, code breaker, kurobas(I still think from time to time...is the mangaka really male? O_O), FMA(yes, fujoshi loved it too) samurai kyo like the person above said, black butler, DRRR and so on. so while they may not make the greatest shonens....they do attract the ladies. XD

I'll be honest. The reason I started really reading Code Breaker and Black Butler was for the bishies since I usually stay away from shonen manga since I find them boring. X3

Oh and I'm looking forward to Magi too. :D I was planning reading it but now I'll watch it instead.
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I think ads and sales and stuff like that are on topic.
Most female shounen mangaka have the problem of drawing fujoshi-bait characters, which could make some males avoid this manga. I for example liked Kyo, but the character-designs made me drop it (Nobunaga as a long white-haired guy on a white horse..?) she ruined some historical figures from the Japanese Sengoku era. However, there are still some other that can and has done some great solid shounen-manga, like Soul Eater for example, or give Magi a try this Fall, it's also made by a female, it deals with themes like poverty, slavery, economics and politics, themes that are not often used in shounen manga.


I got a warning for going off-topic like this before, though. and we're not talking about sales and ads only ;p

The fujoshi-bait characters are only one of the many problems (Although i'm almost certain that most of the mangaka do not intend to make it fujoshi-bait, but their art style always turns out that way). but i'm sure most readers don't mind the shoujo-ish male characters in shounen mangas, see'ing as some of the mangas that fit the critera actually sell. and it's not like you'll read a shounen for the character design xD
That's a nice example you gave there, kudos for that. Soul Eater is one of the few solid Shounens by female mangaka, and i loved every bit of it. I also know of Magi, as far as my knowledge goes, it's based on the tales of Aladin and ali baba and those arabic tales, i've read and watched many of them as a kid, and trust me, Aladin and Ali baba don't look one bit like those in that manga. doesn't make it less watch worthy though, and yeah, you don't find those themes much in Shounen, they're mostly in those serious Seinen and sometimes Josei.

I guess we have pretty much the same views lol

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and its those shaky shonen which are fujoshi bait which make a lot of money for anime producers. XD ao no exorcist, code breaker, kurobas(I still think from time to time...is the mangaka really male? O_O), FMA(yes, fujoshi loved it too) samurai kyo like the person above said, black butler, DRRR and so on. so while they may not make the greatest shonens....they do attract the ladies. XD

I'll be honest. The reason I started really reading Code Breaker and Black Butler was for the bishies since I usually stay away from shonen manga since I find them boring. X3

Oh and I'm looking forward to Magi too. :D I was planning reading it but now I'll watch it instead.


Err, not really, none of those you mentioned are a fujoshi bait or were they made to attract fujoshi (unless you want to think that way xD), i mean c'mon, Shounen, the leading genre, for a niche market? But hey, i'm not saying they don't attract female readers, Shounen is "readable" by everyone, that includes female otaku, fujoshi, non-otaku readers, you name it. iirc we already had a similar discussion and even jmal joined lol, and we all came to the conclusion that despite such shows have a fairly big female readers, and by female readers i mean FEMALE readers, that includes all female readers, the consumers are still predominantly male.
go read Kuroshitsuji and Hetalia, those are fujoshi bait, specifically hetalia, and even then, they have a male fanbase. and i told you this before, but fujoshi will be there watching any kind of anime as long as they think it's "slashable", whatever the demographic or content maybe, wether it's shounen or shoujo or even kodomo, they'll be there.

i find Shounen boring too, but some of them are too awesome to miss out, specifically stuff like One piece, FT, Bleach, KnB, etc.

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O.o Detective conan will reach 80 volumes soon. Thats amazing
 
 
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still wondering how the hell conan is still running after 7x volumes xD

 
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still wondering how the hell conan is still running after 7x volumes xD


one word: Shounen
 
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I think ads and sales and stuff like that are on topic.
Most female shounen mangaka have the problem of drawing fujoshi-bait characters, which could make some males avoid this manga. I for example liked Kyo, but the character-designs made me drop it (Nobunaga as a long white-haired guy on a white horse..?) she ruined some historical figures from the Japanese Sengoku era. However, there are still some other that can and has done some great solid shounen-manga, like Soul Eater for example, or give Magi a try this Fall, it's also made by a female, it deals with themes like poverty, slavery, economics and politics, themes that are not often used in shounen manga.


I got a warning for going off-topic like this before, though. and we're not talking about sales and ads only ;p

The fujoshi-bait characters are only one of the many problems (Although i'm almost certain that most of the mangaka do not intend to make it fujoshi-bait, but their art style always turns out that way). but i'm sure most readers don't mind the shoujo-ish male characters in shounen mangas, see'ing as some of the mangas that fit the critera actually sell. and it's not like you'll read a shounen for the character design xD
That's a nice example you gave there, kudos for that. Soul Eater is one of the few solid Shounens by female mangaka, and i loved every bit of it. I also know of Magi, as far as my knowledge goes, it's based on the tales of Aladin and ali baba and those arabic tales, i've read and watched many of them as a kid, and trust me, Aladin and Ali baba don't look one bit like those in that manga. doesn't make it less watch worthy though, and yeah, you don't find those themes much in Shounen, they're mostly in those serious Seinen and sometimes Josei.

I guess we have pretty much the same views lol
Of course it's just their drawing style, they don't try to make fujoshi-bait manga, I don't think any shounen-mangaka draws in a shounen manga just to draw for fujoshis. I also don't think people mind cute male characters or that art-style when there's a good plot and the characters are actually good.
Magi's MCs are colorful and different (it's Japan we're talking about here), but some other characters (villain and minor characters) are more Arabic-style. If you know these arabic tales then you'll find some familiar stuff while watching Magi, which makes it more fun to watch. (I have a good knowledge in these tales, from when I was a child and I read a bit more into these tales after reading Magi )

Btw we're speaking about Fujoshi and what sells here, so it's on-topic somehow. :P

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minimiau said:
O.o Detective conan will reach 80 volumes soon. Thats amazing

SupremeZero said:
still wondering how the hell conan is still running after 7x volumes xD
A couple of years ago I read that DC's author already thought of how to end Conan, but Conan is one of the best manga/anime in Japan (TV ratings & manga ratings), so I doubt it's gonna end any soon, it might go over 100 volumes.
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Err, not really, none of those you mentioned are a fujoshi bait or were they made to attract fujoshi (unless you want to think that way xD), i mean c'mon, Shounen, the leading genre, for a niche market? But hey, i'm not saying they don't attract female readers, Shounen is "readable" by everyone, that includes female otaku, fujoshi, non-otaku readers, you name it. iirc we already had a similar discussion and even jmal joined lol, and we all came to the conclusion that despite such shows have a fairly big female readers, and by female readers i mean FEMALE readers, that includes all female readers, the consumers are still predominantly male.
go read Kuroshitsuji and Hetalia, those are fujoshi bait, specifically hetalia, and even then, they have a male fanbase. and i told you this before, but fujoshi will be there watching any kind of anime as long as they think it's "slashable", whatever the demographic or content maybe, wether it's shounen or shoujo or even kodomo, they'll be there.

i find Shounen boring too, but some of them are too awesome to miss out, specifically stuff like One piece, FT, Bleach, KnB, etc.

EDIT: this is a certain ban hammers i should be expecting lol, damn you guys.


and once again, I forgot to say that I meant that the hardcore fans for those shows are female. >_< that's a bad habit I have......

that's why I said anime producers. the manga is read by boys oh yes and like you said shounen is for everyone which is why a manga like chiyayafuru which is a josei can never reach one piece's sales. :(

because its the hardcore fans who support it and oh my gosh I'm probably gonna get a ban too I'm gonna shut up. >_< kthxbye. D:
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Of course it's just their drawing style, they don't try to make fujoshi-bait manga, I don't think any shounen-mangaka draws in a shounen manga just to draw for fujoshis. I also don't think people mind cute male characters or that art-style when there's a good plot and the characters are actually good.
Magi's MCs are colorful, but some other characters (villain and minor characters) are more Arabic-style. If you know these arabic tales then you'll find some familiar stuff while watching Magi, which makes it more fun to watch. (I have a good knowledge in these tales, from when I was a child and I read a bit more into these tales after reading Magi )

Btw we're speaking about Fujoshi and what sells here, so it's on-topic somehow. :P


Yeah, i've used this as an example before, it's like a Hentai artist, a hentai artist who likes Busty girls will draw the girls Busty, and a hentai artist who likes Lolis and is used to drawing them will make any character look like a Loli, it's just their art style, it's the way the characters are designed. Take Brave10 for example, it's mangaka is used to drawing Bishounens and BL, then she tried to make a Seinen, she didn't exactly fail, but it was heavy on the bishounen and BL stuff, now i believe it was moved to a Shojo or a Josei magazine, iirc.
But like i said, most readers don't mind the whole bishounen thing, they read it for the actual content.

Yeah, Magi, despite the female mangaka, it's fairly Shounen and its plot is interesting, and to be frank, those arabic tales are damn awesome, it's not like the generic supernatural stuff.

Well, talking about Fujoshi isn't exactly ontopic but yeah, i guess we're discussing the sales and stuff. on a side note, wasn't there an old anime about those arabic tales? i remember see'ing one somewhere...

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and once again, I forgot to say that I meant that the hardcore fans for those shows are female. >_< that's a bad habit I have......

that's why I said anime producers. the manga is read by boys oh yes and like you said shounen is for everyone which is why a manga like chiyayafuru which is a josei can never reach one piece's sales. :(

because its the hardcore fans who support it and oh my gosh I'm probably gonna get a ban too I'm gonna shut up. >_< kthxbye. D:


Lol hardcore fans as in those convention attendants, doujinshi buyers and stuff? But hardcore fans are something, and consumers are something else, consumers buy the manga for reading the manga, "hardcore" fans are basically collectors and stuff. i guess you somewhat have a point and i agree with it.

and to be frank the manga is read by boys and girls xD, we're all the same foo.

also relax, no one's going to ban you, you're not breaking any rules...i think? Well it's not like you got a warning like me so...
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*4, 104,305 *,105,736 Happy Marriage!? Vol.10

*4, *20,349 *20,349 Hapi Mari


Different titles? xD Hadn't heard of a light novel before o.o, but I'm glad the manga is selling well~
 
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10, *49,087 *,*49,087 Detective Conan Vol.77


Woah, is it just me or is 50k in the first week like really bad for Conan (... and generally actually)? I mean Conan's volumes always sell around 350k-500k all in all, right? :/

 
 
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Somehow I always read Btooom as Broom.
 
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Just curious one is ore imo gonna be updated as a manga, Its in hiatsus I believe.

Good to see btoom up there but I dont think any team is translating it atm, someone should take it up its still on like chapter 50, I think raws are past 80 no?
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SAO still dominating on the Novel Charts. And good to see Oreimo doing well sad its ending next spring.
 
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wtf is ending... Anyone know where I can find a summary of wtf is going on in ore imo.
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