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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for October 8th - 14th

by Snow
Oct 19, 2012 7:53 AM | 62 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for October 8th - 15th

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

Manga
*1, 206,959 867,361 Naruto Vol.62
*2, 135,625 135,625 Mix Vol.1
*3, 130,833 278,477 Glass Mask Vol.49
*4, *96,058 319,388 Toriko Vol.21
*5, *88,054 960,573 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.17
*6, *82,638 311,771 Gintama Vol.46
*7, *75,988 *75,988 Amanchu Vol.5
*8, *67,294 206,387 Worst Vol.30
*9, *63,634 207,520 Nurarihyon no Mago Vol.23
10, *59,703 116,161 Minami-ke Vol.10

11, *55,839 123,331 Kiss Yori mo Hayaku Vol.12
12, *52,624 163,858 Beelzebub Vol.18
13, *49,180 *49,180 87 Clockers Vol.2
14, *45,677 *45,677 One Piece: The 18th Log
15, *41,864 460,415 Thermae Romaer Vol.5
16, *37,072 *83,208 Hanma Baki Vol.37
17, *35,994 112,213 Tegami Bachi Vol.15
18, *35,719 123,180 High Kyuu!! Vol.3
19, *33,996 261,777 Magi Vol.1
20, *33,559 *74,185 Sengoku Tenshouki Vol.15

21, *33,027 225,378 Ohoku Vol.8
22, *31,962 240,495 Magi Vol.2
23, *30,048 233,760 Magi Vol.3
24, *29,539 *29,539 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica ~The different story~
25, *29,209 *59,233 Sengoku Ittoki vol.1
26, *28,293 225,328 Magi Vol.4
27, *26,358 217,520 Magi Vol.5
28, *26,156 211,578 K-ON! College
29, *24,882 208,580 Magi Vol.14
30, *24,838 405,160 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion Vol.3

Rank 31 - 50


Light Novels
*1, 147,425 147,425 Sword Art Online Progressive Vol.1
*2, 114,753 114,753 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament Vol.5
*3, *43,069 *43,069 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.16
*4, *39,313 *39,313 Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon Vol.5, Part 2
*5, *38,740 *38,740 Ro-Kyu-Bu! Vol.11
*6, *29,343 *29,343 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Vol.8
*7, *27,294 *27,294 Strike the Blood Vol.5
*8, *24,584 140,054 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.10.5
*9, *21,903 *27,039 Medaka Box Gaiden - Good Loser Kumagawa Novel Version Vol.1
10, *21,363 *23,249 Five Star Stories Tracer Vol.1

11, *20,076 135,129 Kagerou Days Vol.2
12, *19,922 *19,922 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.6
13, *18,716 *18,716 Magdara de Nemure Vol.2
14, *18,561 183,267 Tsukimonogatari
15, *15,981 *53,653 Kaettekita 3-Z Class's Ginpachi-sensei Phoenix
16, *15,549 *57,502 JOJOmenon
17, *14,923 *14,923 Mamanchu!
18, *14,495 *14,495 Vol.15
19, *11,895 371,841 Sword Art Online Vol.3
20, *11,481 358,874 Sword Art Online Vol.4
21, *11,078 471,970 Sword Art Online Vol.1

22, *10,584 *10,584 Rakuin no Monsho Vol.12
23, *10,211 194,041 Kagerou Days Vol.1
24, *10,102 323,687 Sword Art Online Vol.5
25, **9,737 308,565 Sword Art Online Vol.6
26, **9,569 403,310 Sword Art Online Vol.2
27, **9,002 **9,002 Gunparade March 2K Vol.4
28, **8,556 258,083 Sword Art Online Vol.10
29, **8,428 288,485 Sword Art Online Vol.7
30, **8,389 285,022 Sword Art Online Vol.8

31, **7,646 *41,420 Magi Official Guidebook
32, **6,965 205,427 Kuroko no Basket -Replace- Vol.3

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 62 Comments Recent Comments

1. I think minami ke is on the list becose included the OVA.
2. Nice, again Kimi ni todoke on the list

I think light novel is like this:

volumes on Sword art online:
a ..
b ..

Other ligh novels:
a..
b..

Oct 25, 2012 6:00 PM by minimiau

happy to say I bought one of the nearly million sold kimi ni todoke vol 17's :). Damn thats alot tho :p

Oct 25, 2012 5:24 PM by muntasir123

Wow, sakurasou takes sixth place. How great!

Oct 25, 2012 5:15 PM by rzrist

jmal said:

Very preliminary signs are that it's pulling a Kuroko, with almost identical BD and DVD sales.

27 - BD v1
28 - DVD v1

41 - BD v2
42 - DVD v2

It's pretty amusing when titles manage to be this incredibly close between the two formats.


its fallen in rankings a bit now though. Magi Volume 1 BD and DVD are at 45-47 places now. I think it'll continue to fall and reach 100-150th place and then, when Balbadd(sp) arc begins, and if its as amazing as everyone says it is, things will pick up again.

Then again, its doing really well in Animate right now too. On a scale of 1-10, how much do you think Animate sales could affect it?

Oct 22, 2012 4:19 AM by phoenixalia

wishbook said:
Magi = the new fujoshi food after Kuroko.


Exactly. Even if the anime doesn't sell well, it WILL get a second season since the anime has BARELY started and the manga is already selling like hotcakes.

jmal said:

The first DVD/BD volume got solicited just recently, so we should start seeing how it performs on Stalker in the next day or so.


I honestly don't know what to expect really. I mean, I remember at one time Kuroko was only set to do 6k or so....and look what happened lol. XD
so far, its in the top 30. will it stay that way? I'm pretty sure it will but time will tell.

Oct 21, 2012 9:35 AM by phoenixalia

Zfish9 said:
*blinks*
I didn't realize Vol. 5 of TaMnI:NT was out.
Let's see how fast Baka-tsuki can translate it.
Fast? It hasn't been 2 weeks since it's out and it's almost finished, with updates almost everyday.
It's a short volume I guess.
The translator isn't human I tell you.

Oct 21, 2012 8:32 AM by belatkuro

*blinks*
I didn't realize Vol. 5 of TaMnI:NT was out.
Let's see how fast Baka-tsuki can translate it.

Oct 21, 2012 8:24 AM by Zfish9

symbv said:
jmal said:

As for prime time vs late night, I guess it depends. I think being a Shounen Jump adaptation is the bigger deal here. Just based on that, a successful adaptation could see very large numbers of volumes added, on an absolute basis, because SJ just works on a bigger scale than most other manga.

But then other Shounen Jump adaptations did not see the same scale of manga sales jump like Magi - be it Sket Dance, Beezelbub or Medaka Box.. It just seems that there is a certain magic pulling power from Magi...
Just to clarify, Magi is not published in Weekly Shounen Jump(Big 3, Sket Dance, Gintama, Kuroko). It's on Shounen Sunday(Detective Conan, Hayate, Kenichi).

Oct 20, 2012 11:49 PM by belatkuro

Magi = the new fujoshi food after Kuroko.

Oct 20, 2012 11:08 PM by Reim_Seranth

Candor said:
Higashi_no_Kaze said:
Candor said:
Higashi_no_Kaze said:
@jmal: Thanks for clarifying, it makes sense SJ works on a bigger scale, I'm guessing they're hogging the best airing slots too?

@Candor: Yeah, I read about them fast-forwarding the pace in the beginning, but it should stabilize quite soon. It still hasn't been confirmed how long the anime will run, has it? Here's hoping for at least 3-cours!
In an interview in a magazine (which is not known yet to be fake or real) someone from the staff mentioned they're planning to animate 2-cours, but nothing is officially confirmed yet. Hopefully they'll animate further than Balbadd (the end of these 2-cours), the manga is getting better and better with each chapter atm.


I've read fans say that 2-cours will be too short to adapt properly until the end of the Balbadd arc so I just hope they don't overpace it.
That's why they're rushing the beginning. In the last 2 episodes they went over 11.5 chapters and in next episode they'll probably animate 3.5 chaps to end the first arc. Balbadd has a total of 44 chapters (from 32 to 76), so if they started it at episode 8 or 9 I think they can manage adapting all of it even if the anime stopped around ep.25, that's what they're planning to do actually as mentioned in the interview, 'cause it's the best arc in Magi till now and I don't think it's a good idea messing it up, especially now that Magi is rapidly getting popular.

It's just that I've heard people saying the Balbadd arc alone would need a full 2-cours adaption (22-26 episodes) to do it justice. Guess we'll find out over the next months if it gives off a too hurried impression or not.

Oct 20, 2012 6:03 PM by Pullman

EstelleBright said:
GodlyKyon said:
I CAN'T believe that SAO beat TOARU

WTF??????????????????????????????????


This world is dead.


Oh Japan.

Oct 20, 2012 2:12 PM by Kohak

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
Candor said:
Higashi_no_Kaze said:
@jmal: Thanks for clarifying, it makes sense SJ works on a bigger scale, I'm guessing they're hogging the best airing slots too?

@Candor: Yeah, I read about them fast-forwarding the pace in the beginning, but it should stabilize quite soon. It still hasn't been confirmed how long the anime will run, has it? Here's hoping for at least 3-cours!
In an interview in a magazine (which is not known yet to be fake or real) someone from the staff mentioned they're planning to animate 2-cours, but nothing is officially confirmed yet. Hopefully they'll animate further than Balbadd (the end of these 2-cours), the manga is getting better and better with each chapter atm.


I've read fans say that 2-cours will be too short to adapt properly until the end of the Balbadd arc so I just hope they don't overpace it.
That's why they're rushing the beginning. In the last 2 episodes they went over 11.5 chapters and in next episode they'll probably animate 3.5 chaps to end the first arc. Balbadd has a total of 44 chapters (from 32 to 76), so if they started it at episode 8 or 9 I think they can manage adapting all of it even if the anime stopped around ep.25, that's what they're planning to do actually as mentioned in the interview, 'cause it's the best arc in Magi till now and I don't think it's a good idea messing it up, especially now that Magi is rapidly getting popular.

Oct 20, 2012 1:12 PM by Candor

jmal said:

As for prime time vs late night, I guess it depends. I think being a Shounen Jump adaptation is the bigger deal here. Just based on that, a successful adaptation could see very large numbers of volumes added, on an absolute basis, because SJ just works on a bigger scale than most other manga.

But then other Shounen Jump adaptations did not see the same scale of manga sales jump like Magi - be it Sket Dance, Beezelbub or Medaka Box.. It just seems that there is a certain magic pulling power from Magi...

I read that the number of volume 1 of Magi printed AFTER the anime was aired was THE SAME as the number of volume 1 printed BEFORE the anime. This is jaw-dropping stuff here....

Oct 20, 2012 1:08 PM by symbv

GodlyKyon said:
I CAN'T believe that SAO beat TOARU

WTF??????????????????????????????????


This world is dead.

Oct 20, 2012 12:44 PM by Falcomster

Candor said:
Higashi_no_Kaze said:
@jmal: Thanks for clarifying, it makes sense SJ works on a bigger scale, I'm guessing they're hogging the best airing slots too?

@Candor: Yeah, I read about them fast-forwarding the pace in the beginning, but it should stabilize quite soon. It still hasn't been confirmed how long the anime will run, has it? Here's hoping for at least 3-cours!
In an interview in a magazine (which is not known yet to be fake or real) someone from the staff mentioned they're planning to animate 2-cours, but nothing is officially confirmed yet. Hopefully they'll animate further than Balbadd (the end of these 2-cours), the manga is getting better and better with each chapter atm.


I've read fans say that 2-cours will be too short to adapt properly until the end of the Balbadd arc so I just hope they don't overpace it.

Oct 20, 2012 12:37 PM by Pullman

I CAN'T believe that SAO beat TOARU

WTF??????????????????????????????????

Oct 20, 2012 12:32 PM by GodlyKyon

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
@jmal: Thanks for clarifying, it makes sense SJ works on a bigger scale, I'm guessing they're hogging the best airing slots too?

@Candor: Yeah, I read about them fast-forwarding the pace in the beginning, but it should stabilize quite soon. It still hasn't been confirmed how long the anime will run, has it? Here's hoping for at least 3-cours!
In an interview in a magazine (which is not known yet to be fake or real) someone from the staff mentioned they're planning to animate 2-cours, but nothing is officially confirmed yet. Hopefully they'll animate further than Balbadd (the end of these 2-cours), the manga is getting better and better with each chapter atm.

Oct 20, 2012 12:11 PM by Candor

@jmal: Thanks for clarifying, it makes sense SJ works on a bigger scale, I'm guessing they're hogging the best airing slots too?

@Candor: Yeah, I read about them fast-forwarding the pace in the beginning, but it should stabilize quite soon. It still hasn't been confirmed how long the anime will run, has it? Here's hoping for at least 3-cours!

Oct 20, 2012 11:13 AM by Pullman

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
I guess that increases the chances of it being long-running?

Also Magi has a pretty popular timeslot, doesn't it? I would imagine that late night series would tend to have less impact on the manga sales. Am I wrong?
The thing is, they way the manga and the anime started is different, A-1 Pictures changed the whole interior of the dungeon to
and the first episode they changed the timeline a bit to make all 3 MCs get some screen time, so I think that's one of the things that gave the manga a good boost of sales.

Oct 20, 2012 10:29 AM by Candor

I guess that increases the chances of it being long-running?

Also Magi has a pretty popular timeslot, doesn't it? I would imagine that late night series would tend to have less impact on the manga sales. Am I wrong?

Oct 20, 2012 10:10 AM by Pullman