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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for November 19th - 25th

by Snow
Dec 2, 2012 12:28 AM | 27 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for November 19th - 25th

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

Manga
*1, 270,793 *,270,793 REAL Vol.12
*2, 200,992 *,200,992 Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol.13
*3, 190,867 *,190,867 Inu x Boku SS Vol.8
*4, 145,106 *,146,459 Kingdom Vol.28
*5, 138,821 *,313,163 Fairy Tail Vol.35
*6, 107,669 *,244,451 Magi Vol.15
*7, 105,296 2,495,921 One Piece Vol.68
*8, 103,449 *,103,449 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.7
*9, *89,340 *,*89,744 Terra Formars Vol. Vol.3
10, *88,883 *,*88,883 Vinland Saga Vol.12

11, *81,466 *,*82,190 Liar Game Vol.15
12, *77,646 *,*77,646 Love so Life Vol.11
13, *74,381 *,*74,381 Gakuen Alice Vol.28
14, *71,856 *,*72,864 Zetman Vol.18
15, *68,725 *,*68,725 Working!! Vol.11
16, *62,180 *,323,689 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.1
17, *61,571 *,*61,571 Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu Vol.7
18, *59,914 *,*59,914 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.2
19, *59,114 *,*59,114 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu Vol.5
20, *58,436 *,*58,436 Aa! Megami-sama! Vol.45

21, *57,934 *,*57,934 Adamas Vol.8
22, *56,103 *,113,094 Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi Vol.49
23, *53,963 *,112,551 Mashiro no Oto Vol.7
24, *49,861 *,*49,861 Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol.13 Special Edition
25, *48,524 *,*48,524 Aozora Yell Vol.11
26, *47,753 *,*48,053 Usogui Vol.27
27, *47,087 *,*47,087 Liselotte to Majo no Mori Vol.3
28, *46,378 *,*46,378 Monokuro Shounen Shoujo Vol.11
29, *45,751 *,*93,543 Capeta Vol.30
30, *44,994 *,*44,994 Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A Vol.4

Rank 31-50


Light Novels
*1, 39,857 *,*39,857 Shin Seitokai no Ichizon Vol.1
*2, 30,943 *,*30,943 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.9
*3, 30,445 *,*30,445 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Vol.6
*4, 18,791 *,*18,791 Tsuki Tsuki! Vol.9
*5, 17,118 *,*29,404 Medaka Box Gaiden - Good Loser Kumagawa Novel Version Vol.2
*6, 16,875 *,*16,875 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.2
*7, 15,206 *,*42,690 Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu
*8, 13,514 *,*13,514 Seiken no Blacksmith Vol.14
*9, 13,383 *,*13,383 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.2
10, 12,611 *,*12,611 Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi Vol.11

11, 12,291 *,*12,291 Meiyaku no Leviathan
12, 12,060 *,*12,060 Kenshin no Succeed Vol.3
13, *9,271 *,**9,271 Hundred One no Hyakumonogatari Vol.8
14, *9,112 *,**9,112 Koakuma Tiri to Kyuseisyu Vol.2
15, *8,401 *,**8,401 Gin no Cross to Dracula
16, *8,263 *,*22,415 Kuro Majo-san ga Tooru!! Vol.15
17, *8,103 1,022,636 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.1
18, *7,862 *,256,806 Sword Art Online Progressive Vol.1
19, *7,422 *,**7,422 Ore ga Kanojo ni Semararete, Imouto ga Okotteiru? Vol.3
20, *7,400 *,**7,400 H+P -HimePara- Vol.13
21, *6,511 *,517,144 Sword Art Online Vol.1

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 27 Comments Recent Comments

^ I see. Now I see what you mean. Indeed the right part of the kanji for Kaji looks like a rudder.

I still have a bunch of novels I have bought and have yet to read. I wish I could make better progress with monogatari series for example, though the recent read of Shinsekai Yori is a great one.

Dec 4, 2012 11:19 AM by symbv

hpulley said:
funny that kaizoku pirate is right next to kaji rudder in one of my dictionaries and the kanji even looks like one...
Kaizoku is 海賊 Kaji is 舵
Can't really see how the kanji look like each other?

Dec 4, 2012 10:55 AM by symbv

cool, i might consider reading them if i have time, gonna bookmark this thread :D

Dec 3, 2012 9:51 AM by Nazukun

this list is a little bit shaky

Dec 3, 2012 9:49 AM by Mr_Gutts

IceBurn said:
Snowical said:

105,296* 2,495,921 One Piece Vol.68


I have yet to see a manga that sells at least 1 mill copies every volume. Some rarely hit a quarter of OP sales, the 500k mark, and that's mind boggling.


It's crazy thinking that it's still selling over the 1mil mark. Everyone thought it was going to die off volumes ago, but it's still going.

Dec 2, 2012 12:16 PM by SoftServe

SAO not dominating the light novel list anymore, finally.

Dec 2, 2012 11:46 AM by Yvese

Snowical said:

105,296* 2,495,921 One Piece Vol.68


I have yet to see a manga that sells at least 1 mill copies every volume. Some rarely hit a quarter of OP sales, the 500k mark, and that's mind boggling.

Dec 2, 2012 11:24 AM by IciBurn

I may have to pick up the Kingdom manga once the TV series ends. I doubt they will end it in a satisfying way.

REAL sounds interesting too.

Dec 2, 2012 8:58 AM by Pullman

you need 3 (or 4?) weeks to topple one piece from the top spot

eichiro oda is bathing money (again)

Dec 2, 2012 8:05 AM by articuzwolf

Glad to see inu x boku up there...i guess the anime did good for the manga... now season 2 please !

Ansatsu manga is really awesome, anime can be amazing...

Dec 2, 2012 6:14 AM by Vanilla23

hpulley said:
You think someone could translate a 224 page light novel for free in under two weeks since this new release came out??? I read in Japanese so I don't track how long it takes the scanlators but I think it would take a full time professional translation team longer than two weeks to do a good job.
The translator for the Toaru Index novels translated the latest volume, NT5, in two weeks after it was released. He was releasing parts of it daily and there were little to no grammatical errors. It's possible but you really need a dedicated person or team to do translations.
Someone just needs to have some interest and proficiency in translating this or any novel for that matter.

Dec 2, 2012 5:29 AM by belatkuro

hpulley said:
Gash_V-D_Hetchum said:
hpulley said:
Gash_V-D_Hetchum said:
*3, 190,867 *,190,867 Inu x Boku SS Vol.8

I didn't want this at first but I changed my mind.
Season 2 when?

...

Light Novels
*5, 17,118 *,*29,404 Medaka Box Gaiden - Good Loser Kumagawa Novel Version Vol.2
Where to read? Nowhere?


You can buy it properly here of course, which is what I do:
(Bbcode hates the URL, sorry)
http://www.amazon.co.jp/めだかボックス外伝-グッドルーザー球磨川-『水槽管理のツークツワンク』-JUMP-BOOKS/dp/4087032809

めだかボックス外伝 グッドルーザー球磨川 小説版(下)

Then your buy even shows up in the rankings which is really cool I think :)

Oh and yes it is great to see Inu Boku doing so well. Tasogare Otome is farther down but volume 8 has double the first week sales of volume 7. After enjoying episode 13 so much I would love a season two of that one as well or at least OVAs bundled manga volumes nine, ten, etc.

There's one huge problem. I cannot read japanese. I cannot even read my own second language properly.

And I doubt Tasogare will get a season 2. To my knowledge, it deviates quite a lot from the manga.


You think someone could translate a 224 page light novel for free in under two weeks since this new release came out??? I read in Japanese so I don't track how long it takes the scanlators but I think it would take a full time professional translation team longer than two weeks to do a good job.

Yes, Tasogare is quite different. I read it in Japanese. I don't care if it is different, I love what they did with the anime. Just visually it is beautiful, stunning, a real example in my opinion of how things can be done. I think it was one of the best anime series of the year from both a technical and a story/character standpoint. So I would love to see more but from the sales which I have personally affected by importing BDs you are probably right. Which is why I hope for at least another OVA or two. Dare to dream...

The first volume of Good Loser Kumagawa isn't anywhere either. Most novels never get scanlated so I doubt it ever will be.

I have no idea how long it takes too. I didn't even know it has so much pages.

Don't get me wrong on Tasogare. I loved it too. I got my knowledge from the forums on how different it was from the manga, so I was expecting the storyline to fail, but it was impossible to even tell, the anime original ending was one of the best I've seen in a long time.

Dec 2, 2012 5:02 AM by Gatchum_Bye-Bye

wonder if Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou will get a anime in the future :O since 1million sales on its first volume

Dec 2, 2012 5:02 AM by Ahmer

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance looks nice. Hope it gets a TV adaptation soon. Tsuki Tsuki! too.

Dec 2, 2012 4:17 AM by Limechan

AssClass is still selling. Wow. Is this probably a new hit? Too early to say but I'm gonna find out. The robot student(though her display was pretty cute) kinda doesn't sit well with me.

Probably time to read Blade Dance, though I'm reluctant to start on LNs with irregular translation releases.

And guess SAO's domination is over now. Only Progressive and vol1 still stays. A week more 'til volume 11 as well as Mahouka volume 8.

Dec 2, 2012 4:13 AM by belatkuro

hpulley said:
Gash_V-D_Hetchum said:
*3, 190,867 *,190,867 Inu x Boku SS Vol.8

I didn't want this at first but I changed my mind.
Season 2 when?

...

Light Novels
*5, 17,118 *,*29,404 Medaka Box Gaiden - Good Loser Kumagawa Novel Version Vol.2
Where to read? Nowhere?


You can buy it properly here of course, which is what I do:
(Bbcode hates the URL, sorry)
http://www.amazon.co.jp/めだかボックス外伝-グッドルーザー球磨川-『水槽管理のツークツワンク』-JUMP-BOOKS/dp/4087032809

めだかボックス外伝 グッドルーザー球磨川 小説版(下)

Then your buy even shows up in the rankings which is really cool I think :)

Oh and yes it is great to see Inu Boku doing so well. Tasogare Otome is farther down but volume 8 has double the first week sales of volume 7. After enjoying episode 13 so much I would love a season two of that one as well or at least OVAs bundled manga volumes nine, ten, etc.

There's one huge problem. I cannot read japanese. I cannot even read my own second language properly.

And I doubt Tasogare will get a season 2. To my knowledge, it deviates quite a lot from the manga.

Dec 2, 2012 4:01 AM by Gatchum_Bye-Bye

When is our yearly dose of REAL gonna be scanlated? Good to see it selling well.

Ansatsu sold more than last week, if it continued selling this way it'll surpass Bleach's sales, maybe Naruto's too, and that's just the manga, when it gets an anime who knows how good its sales will raise.

While I'm not holding my hopes high I'd really like a 2nd season from Inu x Boku

One Piece's sales are dropping, aren't they? I mean 2.5 Million copies? Well it's not really a surprise, the quality has been dropping for a while now, nothing really that interesting except the recent chapter or 2.

Magi's first volumes aren't on the list, because this week the sales for other volumes are better. They're probably still selling 15000+ copies per week, just like always.

Dec 2, 2012 3:33 AM by Candor

Vinland Saga doing well, and also many other titles.

want to see anime adaptation of akb49.

Dec 2, 2012 2:38 AM by underoath777

*3, 190,867 *,190,867 Inu x Boku SS Vol.8

I didn't want this at first but I changed my mind.
Season 2 when?

5, 138,821 *,313,163 Fairy Tail Vol.35
Mashima-sama is still dragging this arc. We need some Sabertooth asskicking soon.

22, *56,103 *,113,094 Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi Vol.49
Next volume should be more if the fighting between Shinpaku and Yomi escalates.

50, *25,357 *,*25,357 Needless Vol.15
Fuck yeah.

Light Novels
*5, 17,118 *,*29,404 Medaka Box Gaiden - Good Loser Kumagawa Novel Version Vol.2
Where to read? Nowhere?

Dec 2, 2012 2:35 AM by Gatchum_Bye-Bye

Snowical said:

12, *77,646 *,*77,646 Love so Life Vol.11


Nice to see this here! ^_^

Dec 2, 2012 2:20 AM by mistress_kisara