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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Aug 27 - Sep 2

by dtshyk
Sep 10, 2012 5:05 PM | 51 Comments
Here are the weekly manga and light novels rankings for August 27th - September 2nd. We apologize for delayed post.

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

Manga
*1, 143,429 *,302,539 Ao Haru Ride Vol. 5
*2, *98,678 *,*98,678 Gaku - Minna no Yama Vol. 18
*3, *77,131 *,*77,131 Tomehane! Vol. 10
*4, *67,092 2,811,603 One Piece Vol. 67
*5, *66,189 *,116,210 Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A Vol. 3
*6, *62,478 *,*62,756 G.A. Geijutsuka Art Design Class
*7, *52,240 *,421,554 Fairy Tail Vol. 34
*8, *49,877 *,144,510 Hoozuski no Reitetsu Vol. 6
*9, *47,376 *,*47,376 Super Lovers Vol. 5
10, *45,673 *,*45,673 Angel Beats! Heaven's Door Vol. 4

11, *43,289 *,*91,528 Kokoro Botan Vol. 8
12, *43,059 *,141,940 Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol. 10
13, *38,323 *,*83,786 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Vol. 4
14, *37,429 *,106,365 Piano no Mori Vol. 22
15, *37,083 *,*76,058 5-ji kara 9-ji made Vol. 5
16, *34,748 *,282,865 To LOVE-Ru Darkness Vol. 5
17, *32,718 *,*67,247 Kyo wa Kaisha wo Tasumimasu. Vol. 2
18, *30,786 *,*64,024 Ore Monogatari!! Vol. 2
19, *30,435 *,*63,518 Joou no Hana Vol. 6
20, *29,622 *,548,338 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol. 8

21, *29,560 *,*54,735 Saki Byouri Vol. 2
22, *29,532 *,*29,532 Tetsuwan Birdy Evolution Vol. 12
23, *28,993 *,212,041 Ace of Diamond Vol. 32
24, *28,854 *,*87,936 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Vol. 6
25, *27,932 *,*27,932 Accel World Vol. 3
26, *26,702 *,123,710 Angel Heart - 2nd Season Vol. 4
27, *25,706 *,*25,706 Seitokaichou ni Chuukoku Vol. 6
28, *23,273 *,*23,273 Hyouka Vol. 2
29, *23,253 *,*23,253 Asahingu Vol. 6
30, *22,655 *,*22,655 Accel World / Dural: Magisa Garden Vol. 1

Rank 31 - 50


Light Novels
*1, 41,076 *57,102 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Vol. 8
*2, 31,188 *31,188 Kuroko no Basket Vol. 3
*3, 28,067 *28,067 Kuruneko Vol. 10
*4, 24,299 *24,299 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai Vol. 2
*5, 21,665 *81,311 Hidan no Aria Vol. 13
*6, 20,545 318,556 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
*7, 19,455 386,960 Sword Art Online Vol. 1
*8, 17,127 328,331 Sword Art Online Vol. 2
*9, 15,642 298,321 Sword Art Online Vol. 3
10, 14,964 289,411 Sword Art Online Vol. 4

11, 13,923 *13,923 Hakushaku to Yousei Vol. 30
12, 13,257 *13,257 Reisen Vol. 5
13, 11,618 518,514 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 3
14, 11,298 952,287 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 1
15, 11,116 *11,116 Fujimi Nichome Kokyogakudan Series Chapter 7, Vol. 2
16, 10,493 256,818 Sword Art Online Vol. 5
17, *9,883 **9,883 Hikaru ga Chikyu ni Itakoro...... Vol. 5
18, *9,261 **9,261 Rokurenkokumonogatari Vol. 3
19, *9,223 243,993 Sword Art Online Vol. 6
20, *8,248 204,482 Sword Art Online Vol. 10

21, *8,075 **8,075 Cross x Regalia Vol. 3
22, *8,029 225,115 Sword Art Online Vol. 9
23, *7,901 *39,684 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol. 8
24, *7,773 **7,773 Kuro no Hiera Glaphicos Vol. 3
25, *7,678 202,272 Kuroko no Basket Vol. 2
26, *7,625 230,486 Sword Art Online Vol. 7
27, *7,614 229,859 Sword Art Online Vol. 8
28, *7,442 212,348 Kuroko no Basket Vol. 1
29, *7,338 *60,758 Date A Live Vol. 5
30, *7,220 *84,740 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Kids Edition

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 51 Comments Recent Comments

I really gotta start reading Kuroko no Basket sometime soon.

Sep 15, 2012 4:04 AM by nitchi

jmal said:
Ejc said:
I also read somewhere that there are ~5.85 million units of the LN in circulation now. Is there a possibility that there have been some sales that were not reported to Oricon

Definitely. If it's anything like DVD/BD, then in a given one week period, sales for a given release are only counted if they reach some threshold. 100th place for BDs, 300th place for DVDs.

So, you could see the following for BD for example:
Week - Ranking - Week Sales - Total Sales (per Oricon)

Wk1: **5 | 5,000 | 5,000
Wk2: *15 | 1,000 | 6,000
Wk3: *49 | *,500 | 6,500
Wk4: 105 | *,200 | 6,500
Wk5: *98 | *,250 | 6,750

Instead of 6,700 in wk4 and 6,950 in wk5. Week 4 didn't make the threshold to be tracked by Oricon, so when it charted within the top 100 (thus getting counted) the next week, it's like the previous week's sales didn't happen.

This doesn't happen too often with DVD/BD because titles don't generally come back into the top 100/50 respectively after dropping below the ranking threshold, so we never know what we missed. The one recent example I can think of is, like, the fourth or fifth week of Fate/Zero (when it was mostly out of stock anyway).

I'd guess it happens a lot more often with light novels, especially if there's a sales lull between when they initially rank and when they get a boost from an anime adaptation. They might be pulling 1-3k a week (or whatever the threshold is for LNs) for a while without being counted, then when the anime starts up and they pull in the ~5-8k necessary to make the rankings we see, we don't get those smaller weeks.

like what happens for some of the anime with their BD/DVD sales only accounting for ~1/3 of their actual sales?

Where did you read that statistic? Just curious. I'd think this is only the case in extreme exceptions (Nodame Cantabile was cited as one example by a noitaminA producer, but that's quite the anomaly due to being vastly more mainstream friendly than most late night anime). Real sales will always be higher than Oricon reported sales, but 200% higher? Seems excessive.


Hm, that does glean some light on the "missing sales". What is the rank threshold for light novels by the way on Oricon? I wish they would report more ranks, thus having a lower threshold for each week's list.

I think I saw it somewhere on the Mania Anime Sales thread in regards to the 1/3 sales number. I'll look for it later, because i'm posting from uni, lol xD

Sep 12, 2012 7:06 PM by Ejc

dtshyk said:


Light Novels
*7, 19,455 386,960 Sword Art Online Vol. 1
*8, 17,127 328,331 Sword Art Online Vol. 2
*9, 15,642 298,321 Sword Art Online Vol. 3
10, 14,964 289,411 Sword Art Online Vol. 4
16, 10,493 256,818 Sword Art Online Vol. 5
19, *9,223 243,993 Sword Art Online Vol. 6
20, *8,248 204,482 Sword Art Online Vol. 10
22, *8,029 225,115 Sword Art Online Vol. 9
26, *7,625 230,486 Sword Art Online Vol. 7
27, *7,614 229,859 Sword Art Online Vol. 8


That's the 8th week (9th for volume 1) in a row that all volumes are in top 30...

Total sales (Aug 20-26) / Weekly sales
2,575,356 (112,924)

Total sales (Aug 27-Sep 2) / Weekly sales
2,693,776 (118,420)

Hm... will there be a boost in sales for the Sep 3-9 week, after the airing of Episode 10, to coincide with the sudden rise to the top of all the BD volumes on Amazon JP?

I also read somewhere that there are ~5.85 million units of the LN in circulation now. Is there a possibility that there have been some sales that were not reported to Oricon like what happens for some of the anime with their BD/DVD sales only accounting for ~1/3 of their actual sales? This discrepancy can also account for LN units that have not been sold yet, right?

Sep 12, 2012 5:37 AM by Ejc

Wow! Ao Haru Ride takes 1st place! This deserves an anime adaptation :p

Sep 12, 2012 3:15 AM by mistress_kisara

*4, *67,092 2,811,603 One Piece Vol. 67
*7, *52,240 *,421,554 Fairy Tail Vol. 34

<3

Sep 12, 2012 1:16 AM by Vendetta6th

lol every volume of SAO got into the rankings oh well grats to yakumo

Sep 11, 2012 11:30 PM by MiyatouSeishirou

I actually want a number of how much money Oda made from One Piece...

It'd also be great if it was seperated into money from: Ads, manga, anime, products, etc, etc but... not gonna happen eh?XD

Sep 11, 2012 8:20 PM by FudgeNouget

*1, 143,429 *,302,539 Ao Haru Ride Vol. 5

Doing so good. Things are going great. I like this manga too. So much.

Sep 11, 2012 8:14 PM by axuma

dtshyk said:

*1, 143,429 *,302,539 Ao Haru Ride Vol. 5


Awesome.

Sep 11, 2012 7:38 PM by Centent

OP still under three million? Guess the hype went down since the war of the best... but being honest I'd say that One Piece Movie Z will push it again.


Regarding the novels -- I heard you like SAO? <3

Sep 11, 2012 2:49 PM by Rachmaninow

AO HARU RIDE #1!!

I hope this raises the possibility of there being an anime.... Onegai!!!

Sep 11, 2012 10:09 AM by blue-y

Fairy Tail is going good there, glad to see it.

Sep 11, 2012 9:50 AM by Ramkec

Yes!! So happy to see Blade Dance getting sales!!
Hoping for an anime~

Sep 11, 2012 8:15 AM by PsychoKitteh

Akcope said:
dtshyk said:


13, 11,618 518,514 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 3
14, 11,298 952,287 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 1



Anyone knows whats the deal with this series? massive sales and little or no information on it on MAL


( ´∀`)つhttp://biblia.jp/

Sep 11, 2012 7:47 AM by Akiyama

dtshyk said:


13, 11,618 518,514 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 3
14, 11,298 952,287 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol. 1



Anyone knows whats the deal with this series? massive sales and little or no information on it on MAL

Sep 11, 2012 7:43 AM by Epocka

dtshyk said:
*1, 143,429 *,302,539 Ao Haru Ride Vol. 5
13, *38,323 *,*83,786 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji

Keep it going, shoujo manga! :D

Sep 11, 2012 7:35 AM by Face_Faith

*4, *67,092 2,811,603 One Piece Vol. 67

Sep 11, 2012 6:47 AM by Mr_Gutts

*1, 41,076 *57,102 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Vol. 8
Actually?? :D

Lol yeah, OP beats second place by like 2 million copies. Oda's probably like freakin' rich (at least for a mangaka?)

Sep 11, 2012 6:44 AM by Mirorin

*4, *67,092 2,811,603 One Piece Vol. 67

Almost 3,000,000.

Sep 11, 2012 4:41 AM by kratos_aurion

well.. nothing interesting for me..
everything goes as expected

Sep 11, 2012 3:12 AM by underoath777

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