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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for October 22nd - October 28th

by Snow
Nov 3, 2012 8:09 AM | 48 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for October 22nd - October 28th

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

Manga
*1, *,312,311 *,312,311 Vagabond Vol.34
*2, *,269,234 *,269,234 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.19
*3, *,232,765 *,232,765 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.20
*4, *,194,415 *,194,415 Giant Killing Vol.25
*5, *,149,776 *,149,776 Kuroshitsuji Vol.15
*6, *,114,394 *,457,319 Silver Spoon Vol.5
*7, *,100,763 *,100,763 Nichijou Vol.8
*8, *,*96,844 *,209,425 Gantz Vol. 35
*9, *,*87,537 *,*87,537 360° Material Vol.8
10, *,*86,580 *,*86,580 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol.8

11, *,*84,228 *,*84,228 Sora no Otoshimono Vol.16
12, *,*83,760 *,*83,760 K-ON! Highschool
13, *,*60,027 *,216,503 Ahiru no Sora Vol.36
14, *,*57,345 *,*57,345 Takasugi-san chi no Obento vol.6
15, *,*54,319 *,*54,319 Switch Girl!!
16, *,*51,602 *,181,515 Ace of Diamond Vol.33
17, *,*51,268 *,*51,268 Usotsuki Lily Vol. 9
18, *,*45,517 *,164,310 Hajime no Ippo Vol.101
19, *,*44,158 *,152,325 Kindaichi Case Files Vol.20, Anniversary Series 2
20, *,*43,072 *,987,220 Naruto Vol.62

21, *,*41,320 *,*41,320 Hana ni Kedamono Vol.8
22, *,*40,366 *,*40,366 Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Vol.8
23, *,*38,264 *,117,001 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.34
24, *,*35,922 *,*35,922 Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru Vol.11
25, *,*35,906 *,119,147 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai Vol.19
26, *,*35,836 *,130,721 Shura no Mon: Dai ni Mon Vol.7
27, *,*35,408 *,*35,408 Heroine Shikkaku Vol.8
28, *,*33,525 *,*33,525 Butter!!! Vol.5
29, *,*33,136 *,*33,444 Manga de Wakaru Shinryou Naika Vol.7
30, *,*32,563 *,110,856 Dear Boys Act III Vol.11

Rank 31-50


Light Novels
*1, 26,703 213,749 Sword Art Online Progressive Vol.1
*2, 26,306 *26,306 Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! Vol.11
*3, 25,951 *25,951 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne Vol.8
*4, 21,021 *21,021 Seikoku no Dragoner Vol.10
*5, 20,772 *35,563 Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Vol.11
*6, 17,520 *31,805 Chrome Shelled Regios Vol.22
*7, 16,621 *98,158 JOJOmenon
*8, 14,450 *14,450 Ben-To Vol.9.5
*9, 14,289 158,288 Toaru Majutsu no Index: New Testament Vol.5
10, 10,293 379,478 Sword Art Online Vol.4

11, 10,280 392,532 Sword Art Online Vol.3
12, 10,040 *70,503 Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World Vol.16
13, *9,815 *19,820 Tokyo Ravens Vol.8
14, *9,474 155,412 Kagerou Days Vol.2
15, *9,183 **9,183 Omnia wo Suberu Mono
16, *8,852 489,978 Sword Art Online Vol.1
17, *8,499 341,066 Sword Art Online Vol.5
18, *8,262 325,414 Sword Art Online Vol.6
19, *8,119 **8,119 Asobi ni Iku yo! Vol.16
20, *8,111 **8,111 The iDOLM@STER Anime Fan Book
21, *7,823 419,203 Sword Art Online Vol.2

22, *7,516 303,638 Sword Art Online Vol.7
23, *7,319 *13,727 Omae wo Otaku ni Shiteyaru Kara, Ore wo ReaJu ni Shitekure! Vol.5
24, *7,247 **7,247 Utau Shoujo no Full Score Vol.5
25, *7,231 **7,231 Hatsutaiken ni Osusume na Kanojo Vol.5
26, *7,053 158,660 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.10.5
27, *7,051 **7,051 Migawari Utahime no Yuutsu
28, *7,035 299,228 Sword Art Online Vol.8
29, *7,007 *77,327 Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou
30, *6,370 *24,144 Mamanchu!
31, *5,928 198,642 Tsukimonogatari
32, *5,315 *66,347 Kaettekita 3-Z Class's Ginpachi-sensei Phoenix

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 48 Comments Recent Comments

Vagabond! Yes. Can't wait to read more. I really wish Giant Killing and Hajime no Ippo were published in the US.

Nov 5, 2012 9:56 AM by MyNameSucks

i need to continue reading vagabond soon

Nov 5, 2012 7:50 AM by Mr_Gutts

webkid94 said:
jmal said:
A third season of Oofuri would probably still be successful, but it did take a big hit from season one (average 19,297) to season two (average 8,396). It might be assumed that there's not a lot to gain if the manga is still doing so well already without another season.


Yeah and I'm afraid the more Aniplex (or Kodansha, or whoever) waits the less profitable it'll become and thus no desire for a continuation.

edit: and there's still no blu-ray of season 1? I'm surprised it's been this long and nothing about it has surfaced.


Really hoping for a season 3, but guessing it'll do even worse than season 2 what with the focus on Musashino and all.

Nov 5, 2012 3:28 AM by madeintaiwan

ultimatemegax said:
Bunkyodo reports disc sales but not book sales.
Thanks for the info. It is interesting to know because I have bought books countless times in Bunkyodo and those shops I went all have book section that is as big as, often bigger than, its disc section.

Nov 4, 2012 8:54 PM by symbv

good to see Giant Killing there

Nov 4, 2012 4:12 PM by j0x

jmal said:
A third season of Oofuri would probably still be successful, but it did take a big hit from season one (average 19,297) to season two (average 8,396). It might be assumed that there's not a lot to gain if the manga is still doing so well already without another season.


Yeah and I'm afraid the more Aniplex (or Kodansha, or whoever) waits the less profitable it'll become and thus no desire for a continuation.

edit: and there's still no blu-ray of season 1? I'm surprised it's been this long and nothing about it has surfaced.

Nov 4, 2012 1:28 PM by webkid94

Vizi_Reality said:
madeintaiwan said:
*3, *,232,765 *,232,765 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.20

Proud to say I contributed. It sells out so fast in my local bookstore.

Season 3 when!?!


When the director stops working on terrible shows like Another and when A-1 isn't animating a dozen shows a season (SAO, Fairy Tail, Space Bros, Shinsekai Yori, Magi and so on..)

Seriously if any show needs another season, it's Oofuri. Judging from the three year wait from season 1 (2007) to season 2 (2010), perhaps next year will be the year of season 3?
even though I want another season of Natsume Yuujinchou :x

Nov 4, 2012 1:11 PM by webkid94

symbv said:
On the other hand, I see Bunkyodo having a Chuunibyou novel fair: http://www.bunkyodo.co.jp/c/tenpo/chuni_cam201210.htm
Bunkyodo is a national bookstore chain. It bugs me a bit to think that even Bunkyodo does not report its sales to Oricon.
Oricon gathers information from over 28,000 CD/DVD/BD stores for their disc rankings. In comparison, they have a total of 1,907 bookstores they get reports from. There's also listings of which stores report to Oricon on those links. Bunkyodo reports disc sales but not book sales.

Nov 4, 2012 11:40 AM by ultimatemegax

ultimatemegax said:
Amazon has never carried the Chuunibyou light novels. The listings have always been for third-party sellers, which don't report their sales to Oricon.
I did not check the Amazon pages before so I would just believe what you said.

On the other hand, I see Bunkyodo having a Chuunibyou novel fair: http://www.bunkyodo.co.jp/c/tenpo/chuni_cam201210.htm
Bunkyodo is a national bookstore chain. It bugs me a bit to think that even Bunkyodo does not report its sales to Oricon.

Nov 4, 2012 11:27 AM by symbv

symbv said:
I can find Chuunibyou LN in Amazon Japan, but every volume is out of stock now.

And Amazon JP definitely reports its sales to Oricon.
Amazon has never carried the Chuunibyou light novels. The listings have always been for third-party sellers, which don't report their sales to Oricon.

Nov 4, 2012 10:00 AM by ultimatemegax

I can find Chuunibyou LN in Amazon Japan, but every volume is out of stock now.

And Amazon JP definitely reports its sales to Oricon.

Nov 4, 2012 9:43 AM by symbv

kuuderes_shadow said:
So it's not available to order online anywhere? That would explain why it's not listed on honto... Shame - I was wanting to get my hands on a copy.
It's available online, but only through websites that ship inside Japan. You have to use a proxy no matter which online store you'd buy from (either JBOOK or KyoAni's online store). None of the bigger bookstores have ordered KA Esuma novels, but given that they've been sold out on the KyoAni shop since early October and through JBook in the past two weeks, they can't print them fast enough for those big stores to place orders and be fulfilled.

Nov 4, 2012 9:21 AM by ultimatemegax

ultimatemegax said:
azzyzx said:
always wondering where is chuu2 ? doesn't the LN always sold out ?
Right now there are only 368 bookstores in all of Japan that carry the KA Esuma light novels. Unfortunately none of them report to Oricon. Regardless how it's selling, we'll never know any numbers until either the bookstores report to Oricon or if they are sold in bookstores that do report.


So it's not available to order online anywhere? That would explain why it's not listed on honto... Shame - I was wanting to get my hands on a copy.

Nov 4, 2012 8:31 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Higashi_no_Kaze said:

I wonder do the sales of the newest manga volume have much to do with how the anime fares? I could see it being important if it triggered more sales for the early volumes or of course if the anime itself sells well, but 70k after 2 weeks doesn't seem like much more than it would have sold anyway even without the anime :/


well, right now, almost all the previous volumes are out of stock on amazon....and usually, KamiHaji never has a second week and I think its the first time its reached 70k in two weeks.

but not enough to chart on the oricon....

Nov 4, 2012 2:31 AM by phoenixalia

Snowical said:

*1, *,312,311 *,312,311 Vagabond Vol.34


LIKE A BOSS!

Nov 4, 2012 1:50 AM by Junchi

phoenixalia said:
good to see a second week for KamiHaji! Yay for 70k! I wonder how much it needs to warrant a sequel? jmal, help? :(


I wonder do the sales of the newest manga volume have much to do with how the anime fares? I could see it being important if it triggered more sales for the early volumes or of course if the anime itself sells well, but 70k after 2 weeks doesn't seem like much more than it would have sold anyway even without the anime :/

Not that I wouldn't very much welcome a sequel!

Nov 4, 2012 1:47 AM by Pullman

Yes, SAO novels :D

Nov 4, 2012 1:55 AM by yuyyuka

Kuroshitsuji. Nothing else (for now).

Most of these titles i havent read or fell in love yet.

Nov 4, 2012 12:17 AM by Maora

good to see a second week for KamiHaji! Yay for 70k! I wonder how much it needs to warrant a sequel? jmal, help? :(

And good job 360 degrees material! For 4 days, that's good sales.
oh yeah Hana ni Kedamono! For 3 days of sales, good job! bit by bit, its sales are increasing!

Nov 4, 2012 12:15 AM by phoenixalia

U-Uchuu Kyoudai?? Heck yes!!

Nov 3, 2012 7:29 PM by Mirorin