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Japan's Manga Rankings for 1H of Fiscal 2012

by dtshyk
May 31, 2012 7:57 PM | 41 Comments
Here are the manga sales rankings for the first half of the fiscal year of 2012. (Dec 5 2011 - May 28 2012)

Series total
*1, 13,833,116 One Piece
*2, *3,081,822 Naruto
*3, *2,721,003 Hunter x Hunter
*4, *2,684,223 Uchuu Kyoudai
*5, *2,316,005 Kimi ni Todoke
*6, *2,271,497 Fairy Tail
*7, *1,986,502 Bakuman
*8, *1,969,727 Kuroko no Basket
*9, *1,725,725 Bokura ga Ita
10, *1,715,410 Shingeki no Kyojin
11th - 30th


Volume by volume
*1, 3,161,123 One Piece vol.65
*2, 2,821,277 One Piece vol.66
*3, 1,186,970 Kimi ni Todoke vol.15
*4, 1,113,081 Naruto vol.59
*5, 1,045,584 Naruto vol.60
*6, *,965,515 Hunter x Hunter vol.30
*7, *,788,873 Kimi ni Todoke vol.16
*8, *,762,604 Ao no Exorcist vol.8
*9, *,736,761 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.6
10, *,643,209 Thermae Romae vol.4
11, *,630,650 Yotsuba&! vol.11
12, *,624,801 Bleach vol.53
13, *,613,846 Bleach vol.54
14, *,610,956 Gin no Saji vol.2
15, *,608,995 Kuroshitsuji vol.13
16, *,602,677 3 Gatsu no Lion vol.7
17, *,590,870 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.7
18, *,561,250 One Piece vol.64
19, *,558,691 Fairy Tail vol.30
20, *,558,531 Bakuman vol.16
21, *.555,501 Bokura ga Ita vol.16
22, *,548,258 Detective Conan vol.74
23, *,529,499 One Piece Blue Deep Characters World
24, *,527,471 Bakuman vol.17
25, *,492,198 Gin no Saji vol.3
26th - 50th

Sources: Oricon, Oricon Youtaiju
Related topic: Japan's Yearly Manga Rankings for 2011[/spoiler]

20 of 41 Comments Recent Comments

jmal said:
Zhou said:
Don't know but look at the sales of the latest DVD volume, not even a thousand copies in its first week.

Chihayafuru sold 619 DVDs and 1,922 BDs, so 2,541 total. Still bad of course, but in any event sales and ratings are two very different things. After all, Naruto gets vastly higher ratings than Bakemonogatari did, but Naruto sells about 3k a volume while Bake sold 78k a volume.

Different shows make their money different ways. The problem with Chihayafuru was that it was not the kind of show intended for late night time slots, but that's all they could get, so ratings were likely low too (they always are, late night), in addition to the home video sales being low (which was entirely expected).

Still, the manga is incredibly successful, so it's kind of moot if the anime increased manga sales. Sort of like how it almost doesn't matter how the Hyouka anime sells (although it's on track to sell well so far), because it's already moved well in excess of 215,000 copies of the first four Kotenbu series novels since April.
jmal said:
Zhou said:
Don't know but look at the sales of the latest DVD volume, not even a thousand copies in its first week.

Chihayafuru sold 619 DVDs and 1,922 BDs, so 2,541 total. Still bad of course, but in any event sales and ratings are two very different things. After all, Naruto gets vastly higher ratings than Bakemonogatari did, but Naruto sells about 3k a volume while Bake sold 78k a volume.

Different shows make their money different ways. The problem with Chihayafuru was that it was not the kind of show intended for late night time slots, but that's all they could get, so ratings were likely low too (they always are, late night), in addition to the home video sales being low (which was entirely expected).

Still, the manga is incredibly successful, so it's kind of moot if the anime increased manga sales. Sort of like how it almost doesn't matter how the Hyouka anime sells (although it's on track to sell well so far), because it's already moved well in excess of 215,000 copies of the first four Kotenbu series novels since April.

I waited for your comment since you know a lot more about that stuff than me, thanks for clarifying the situation.

Jun 5, 2012 5:40 AM by Zhou

i'm just gonna say, ALL HAIL ONE PIECE

Jun 5, 2012 1:35 AM by Suntears

Yes!!! One PIece is in the lead by like 10 million. Glad to se that people appreciate the series.

Jun 4, 2012 11:13 AM by Uploader53

oh yeah, f**k yeah Shingeki is on #10.

sure hope it will continue to rise, the manga is awesome :D

Jun 4, 2012 8:29 AM by Inarius

One piece! <3

I wish Natsume Yuujinchou and Chihayafuru were selling better ><

Oh, and glad to see Ao haru ride and Giant killing in top 30! :D

Jun 2, 2012 7:18 AM by Kurini

Uchuu Kyoudai ♥♥♥

Jun 2, 2012 12:27 AM by Misaola

Tomislavr7 said:
There's still no anime of Shingeki no Kyoujin announced...

It's not going to happen, it would be censored like shit.

Jun 1, 2012 6:34 PM by Zhou

Kimi ni todoke and fairy tail appears couple of times. Ot seems both mangos area really good.

Jun 1, 2012 2:46 PM by minimiau

Wow, Uchuu Kyoudai and Kuroko no Basket succeeded...
One Piece at top, of course, with Naruto following far behind...
Hunter x Hunter sold three volumes(I think) after quite a while in half a year...
There's still no anime of Shingeki no Kyoujin announced...
Gintama, Bleach and Katekyo Hitman Reborn not in top 10 was surprising...

Jun 1, 2012 2:32 PM by Tomislavr7

One Piece pretty much pwns the list, if you know what I mean.

Zhou said:

Wish Chihayafuru would sell more, the anime is doing terrible if I remember right.

Chihaya really needs more love so we could hopefully see a proper closure sometime :/
Same goes to Natsume, the 4th season could be considered as the very last one, but I sure hope not since there's still a lot of room for future seasons.

dtshyk said:

10, *1,715,410 Shingeki no Kyojin

This is doing quiet well o.o interesting

Jun 1, 2012 2:27 PM by Vanessa

wow all hail bow down to one piece being god piece and shonen manga

Jun 1, 2012 2:16 PM by Mr_Gutts

phoenixalia said:
Zhou said:
Wish Chihayafuru would sell more, the anime is doing terrible if I remember right.

how were the TV ratings for the anime?

Don't know but look at the sales of the latest DVD volume, not even a thousand copies in its first week.

Jun 1, 2012 12:49 PM by Zhou

I think we all know what the only manga on there left without adaption is. I WANT!

And great to see HxH do almost as good as Naruto!

Jun 1, 2012 12:17 PM by Pullman

-MgZ_ said:
Someone translate all the latest chapters of Kuroko!!!!!!!!!!
The scanlations are catching up fast to the raws. About 5 or 6 more chapters I think before it's caught up. Go read them.

Jun 1, 2012 7:10 AM by belatkuro

I have to admit that I didn't expect KuroBas to get such a significant boost after just two months. Disc sales might be looking somewhat good at best, but this is the most positive signal yet - what every adaptation dreams of, basically. I may have been quite wary of the producers' choice to have the series air on a late-night slot at first, but it's looking more and more like they've made a very smart move after all.

Uchuu Kyoudai, on the other hand, was expected (and very welcome). I still can't help but wonder how much better the movie would've done if it had been released at a slightly different date, though. Competing with Thermae Romae is no easy task.

And AoEx is just so huge now...

Jun 1, 2012 3:43 AM by Katapan

Oh yeah, One piece is still getting strong here.

Jun 1, 2012 3:37 AM by SilentTruth

imperlast said:
they all are only half as much as last year


haha this are first half numbers only not the entire year......

Jun 1, 2012 3:32 AM by bskbob

they all are only half as much as last year

Jun 1, 2012 3:29 AM by imperlast

anime boost sales after all^^ HXH, Kuro and Uchuu Kyoudai all got a boost thanks to the anime.

OP dominant sales is no surprise but overall sales went down a bit in comparison with the last 2 years still the gap with the rest is just ridiculous.

Jun 1, 2012 3:26 AM by bskbob

Zhou said:


Wish Chihayafuru would sell more, the anime is doing terrible if I remember right.


how were the TV ratings for the anime?

Jun 1, 2012 3:14 AM by phoenixalia

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