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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings

by ReverseHarem
May 14, 2008 10:52 AM | 30 Comments
The top ten manga in Japan for the week of May 6th - May 12, 2008 are as follows:

1. Naruto, Volume 42
2. Claymore, Volume 14
3. Worst, Volume 20
4. To Love-Ru, Volume 9
5. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Volume 5
6. Steel Ball Run, Volume 15
7. Faster Than a Kiss, Volume 3
8. Angel Heart, Volume 26
9. Initial D, Volume 37
10. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Volume 3

For more information: ANN

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yey, angel heart #26 is out ^0^; shall rush to the stores when im free.

May 19, 2008 9:41 PM by kohitsuji

Avarice said:
Gaia said:
Nice to see Claymore up there ^_^.

May 17, 2008 7:49 PM by Frenz

Interestingly, Oricon's list with sales totals (tl blogged) has Worst in #2, Angel Heart in #3, and a few other series higher as well. Since Tohan is a retailer, maybe their rankings are only for their own sales?

May 16, 2008 12:18 AM by mandoric

Gaia said:
Nice to see Claymore up there ^_^.

May 15, 2008 12:34 PM by avrc

Yay for Kaichou wa Maid-sama !!!

May 15, 2008 8:11 AM by sanjica

Yu-gi-oh!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha, sorry, couldn't resist myself.

May 15, 2008 6:28 AM by VK11

O_o Yu-Gi-Oh GX is in the top 10

May 15, 2008 6:15 AM by SetsunaFZero

Colonel_Mustard said:
I'm surprised to see Naruto and To-Love-Ru at such good positions. Nice to see that Claymore is doing good, too.


Ah, Naruto is always popular...also, 42 includes a pretty huge event in the Narutoverse, so it's expected. Also, the cover is awesome.

May 15, 2008 6:09 AM by rebornaraku

Colonel_Mustard said:
I'm surprised to see Naruto and To-Love-Ru at such good positions. Nice to see that Claymore is doing good, too.

Me To :)

May 15, 2008 3:08 AM by Kututo

Yugi-oh GX? weird.

May 15, 2008 2:30 AM by kyon91

I'm pretty surprised to see Worst in the top 3.

May 15, 2008 12:10 AM by Prince-Leon

maelstromb said:
I'm not suprised to see Naruto so up high in the charts to be honest. Those chapters were really important for all Naruto fans ~

But I really would've like to see some Bleach in the Top 10 list >_>;

And now that Love-Ru is an anime ~ it'll probably drop some sales,lol.


yeah, not surprised at all to see Naruto at the top...incredibly pivotal point for the series.
Bleach probably won't be back on that list for another 1~3 weeks. the original OMGWTF shock wore off, so KT-sensei needs to give us more love.

May 14, 2008 11:41 PM by chryseis

Yu Gi Oh GX makes a come back :O

kinda funny because me and my friends got back into the card game XD

May 14, 2008 9:43 PM by Icy-nee-san

ReverseHarem said:
The top ten manga in Japan for the week of May 6th - May 12, 2008 are as follows:

6. Steel Ball Run, Volume 15

Awesome, awesome, and awesome.

May 14, 2008 8:12 PM by BadSeafood

Yippee! Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Faster than a Kiss got in the Top 10 this week! I saw them at Kinokuniya in NYC today, but I didn't bought them.... And I should check out Angel Heart, heard it's interesting.

May 14, 2008 7:08 PM by MomoHime125

Nothing of interest on that list. Hopefully I'll be seeing SZS in next week's. <3

May 14, 2008 6:11 PM by kasumisama

I'm not suprised to see Naruto so up high in the charts to be honest. Those chapters were really important for all Naruto fans ~

But I really would've like to see some Bleach in the Top 10 list >_>;

And now that Love-Ru is an anime ~ it'll probably drop some sales,lol.

May 14, 2008 6:08 PM by berylvenus

woah naruto topped the chart XP wonder y the anime cant be as good as the manga...lol

May 14, 2008 5:26 PM by mui

Wow...Claymore is higher than I expected! =)

May 14, 2008 4:41 PM by Kikku

How is yu-gi-oh gx on the top 10? I read a bit of it, just to check it out, and it's definitely not top 10

May 14, 2008 3:49 PM by Saitoe