NY Times Manga Best Seller List for the Week Ending July 4, 2009 (Released July 10, 2009)
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Graphic Books Best Seller List (Manga) for the Week Ending 4 July 2009
Since vol.45 of Naruto got released the Naruto titles all got an upswing during this week, taking in positions. Bleach which held the 1st position in the previously presented list dropped to 5th.
In the lower section of the top 10 list we find The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in 8th and also Lucky Star at 10th position.
Here is this weeks list:
1: NARUTO, VOL. 45
2: FRUITS BASKET, VOL. 23
3: NARUTO, VOL. 43
4: NARUTO, VOL. 44
5: BLEACH, VOL. 27
6: NARUTO, VOL. 42
7: NEGIMA!? NEO MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 2
8: THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA, VOL. 3
9: OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, VOL. 12
10: LUCKY STAR MANGA, VOL. 1
Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List
Related to these top 10 sales lists is a newspost originally made by lee3319 and incorporated into this newspost as well:
Bleach becomes this month's #1 graphic novel in US
Tite Kubo's Bleach has ended Watchmen's 11-month run at #1 for this month's bestselling graphic novel in the US. Bleach volume 27 is the first book, apart from Watchmen to top the chart since June 2008.
Other manga such as Naruto, Rosario + Vampire were also in the top 20 chart as there were only three places in the chart which weren't manga.
Modified by Zirgo, Jul 10, 2009 9:55 AM
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Bleach...Beating Watchmen. That's it, I give up on humanity.
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Wait, Bleach topped Watchmen but lost to Naruto? I'm guessing that would be the mistake.
No, the news about Bleach was from a previous weeks list, not this weeks list. The mistake was at the end of the list where they had extra positions. Anyways the original list seems to have been corrected now so these standings are accurate.
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TheJuggernaut said:you're so right, I never see the really good manga (that many americans don't even know about) in these lists.
we americans only buy the mainstream stuff, how sad.
Good manga is never licensed for America anyway.
Well, that's a bit contradictory of myself, since I like Bleach, so I'll use the term "non-mainstream" manga, even though I hate that word.
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Woah, America is already out with the Pain and Naruto battle? Holy Sh-
Viz released 11 volumes of Naruto in three months in order to catch up with the Japanese release.
Now they're only roughly 2-4 months behind Japan in the magazine. Not too shabby.
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God I seriously am pissed about the horrible manga Bleach getting in 5th place, but oh well, just like in Japan, it will start to lose popularity because it starts to suck.
People please notice that Bleach only copied Yu Yu Hakusho and nothing else...
Joined: Mar 2009
Hmm... So the fact that some of your favorite manga series aren't in the best-selling lists but are still being released domestically (or at the least scanlated online) isn't good enough? It seems like such a waste to complain about what made the top selling lists, as long as some of the less popular series are still being acquired and released domestically. And even if the said series isn't licensed for domestic release there are still scanlations, thanks to dedicated fans.
I mean mainstream series are just that, they are consumed by huge audiences. I don't see it as a problem as long as less popular and even niche series are still being created and licensed for domestic release. And just because it's mainstream doesn't mean it's automatically inferior, like so many forms of entertainment enjoyment of a manga series is still subjective. Personally, I like Bleach and I'll admit it's so, so at times, but I'm just as happy to read something like Gantz or Hoshin Engi. Now if Viz said they were axing all of their products to ONLY bring over Bleach and Naruto, then I'd have a problem.
Anyway, back to Otakon preparations with me...