Graphic Books Best Seller List (Manga) for the Week Ending 18 April 2009
This week has the usual Naruto volumes grouping up in the higher ranks, with the two volumes, Vampire Knight, Vol. 6, and Fruits Basket Vol. 22 struggling to stay on the list. At the same time a new title, Chibi Vampire Vol. 13 arrives on the list landing on pos #7. Gantz from previous list has moved out of the top 10 list.
1 NARUTO, VOL. 44, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
2 NARUTO, VOL. 42, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
3 NARUTO, VOL. 43, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
4 NARUTO, VOL. 31, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
5 NARUTO, VOL. 41, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
6 NARUTO, VOL. 40, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
7 CHIBI VAMPIRE 13, by Yuna Kagesaki. (TokyoPop, $10.99.)
8 FRUITS BASKET, VOL. 22, by Natsuki Takaya. (TokyoPop, $10.99.)
9 NARUTO, VOL. 39, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
10 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 6, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $8.99.)
1. naruto (all the fucking volumes that made the list)
2. chibi vampire 13
3. Furuba 22
4. vampire knight 6
5-10. they were damn lazy to put them here.
This is perhaps an accurate analysis of the list. Naruto appears on the list so many times not simply because of its popularity, but also, the fact that Viz publishes several volumes per month. Given those two together, Naruto whould naturally capture the top of the list, given its imaginable sales volume. The other titles, even as popular as they may or may not be, certainly do not release more than one volume per month. Thus, Naruto will always 'win' given this sales strategy.
Chibi Vampire is awfully high there o.o I didn't realize it was that popular.
@the_seventh_l it's because Naruto sucks ass(or is only a 4 in a scale of 1 to 10)n it's wild popularly is somewhat dumbfounding to me. vis really knows how to market shit to kids i guess. the part that get's me is the really great manga does not ever make the top 15.
I haven't watched an episode for over a year. Is it really that good...?
Naruto is popular because it's advertised like craaaaaaazy here. It's probably something everyone knows about, though not by name. It's okay, but not "OMG EPIC MUST BUY EVERY VOLUME" status. I'm guessing the people who are currently buying all these new volumes of Naruto have never even heard of scanlations and such.