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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for February 4th - 10th

by Snow
Feb 18, 2013 8:33 AM | 41 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for February 4th - 10th

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

Manga
*1, 430,505 *,432,056 Kuroko no Basket Vol.21
*2, 255,518 *,256,505 Toriko Vol.23
*3, 245,087 *,246,442 Gintama Vol.48
*4, 141,261 *,141,261 Worst Vol.31
*5, 139,763 *,140,439 Gate7 Vol.4
*6, 122,781 *,123,075 SKET Dance Vol.29
*7, 114,990 *,878,846 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.18
*8, 109,006 *,109,006 Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Vol.16
*9, 108,070 *,108,368 Medaka Box Vol.19
10, *61,754 *,*61,754 Kaze Densetsu Bukkomi no Taku Gaiden Vol.4

11, *60,733 *,*60,934 Rosario+Vampire Season 2 Vol.12
12, *53,891 *,*53,891 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol.4
13, *53,302 *,*53,500 Koisome Momiji Vol.4
14, *47,401 *,*47,401 Psycho-pass Vol.1
15, *46,136 *,*46,136 Mikado no Shihou Vol.5
16, *45,370 *,*45,370 Kiss x Sis Vol.11
17, *44,081 *,*44,780 Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo Vol.184
18, *42,474 *,*70,500 Drug & Drop Vol.1
19, *40,073 *,*40,073 Kangoku Gakuen Vol.7
20, *37,819 *,*73,818 MDP Psycho Vol.18

21, *29,864 *,*29,864 Ju ~Makai Tensei~ Vol.1
22, *29,334 *,*29,334 Kaze Densetsu Bukkomi no Taku Vol.24
23, *27,326 *,666,147 Silver Spoon Vol.6
24, *25,966 *,*25,966 Higanjima: Saigo no 47 hiai Vol.9
25, *24,992 *,*24,992 Triage X Vol.6
26, *24,689 *,*24,689 Momoyama Kyoudai Vol.4
27, *23,913 *,265,387 Giant Killing Vol.26
28, *20,258 *,105,746 Switch Girl!! Vol.21
29, *20,236 *,*20,236 Kiss x Sis Vol.11 Limited Edition with DVD
30, *19,719 *,*19,719 Ino Head Gargoyle

Rank 31-50


Light Novels
*1, 82,852 *,*83,427 Kuroko no Basket TV Anime Characters Book Vol.3
*2, 43,538 *,*43,538 Accel World Vol.13
*3, 27,077 *,*27,077 Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone Official Guide Book
*4, 17,678 *,*17,678 Ro-Kyu-Bu! Vol.12
*5, 14,180 *,*14,180 Strike The Blood Vol.6
*6, 14,128 *,*14,128 Sugar x Sugar x Honeymoon
*7, 12,979 1,187,187 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.1
*8, 12,528 *,712,114 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.3
*9, 11,959 *,107,786 Kuroko no Basket TV Anime Characters Book Vol.2
10, 11,412 *,833,772 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.2

11, 10,748 *,*10,748 Hataraku Maou-sama! Vol.7
12, *8,278 *,**8,597 Dragon Ball Cho Zenshu vol.1 Story & World Guide
13, *7,741 *,**7,741 Full Metal Panic! Another vol.5 with a robot figure
14, *7,323 *,103,734 Kuroko no Basket TV Anime Characters Book Vol.1
15, *6,439 *,**8,743 Ryu no Gekito, Dr. no Ryoran
16, *5,942 *,*15,612 Hayo no Tsurugi Chapter 6 Part 15
17, *5,711 *,**5,711 Gakusei Shoujo Vol.3
18, *5,585 *,*52,367 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? Vol.1
19, *5,124 *,*43,606 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? Vol.2

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 41 Comments Recent Comments

woooot toriko second annd gintama ftw

Feb 24, 2013 1:47 PM by aboe

whoa! kurobasu hogs the top spot.

Feb 23, 2013 4:48 AM by snuffless

Snowical said:

Manga
*1, 430,505 *,432,056 Kuroko no Basket Vol.21
*2, 255,518 *,256,505 Toriko Vol.23

14, *47,401 *,*47,401 Psycho-pass Vol.1

Wow KuroBasu seems doing great japan really loves sport manga. Also this might be because second season of anime is going to start soon. Psycho Pass I am really happy that manga is selling also really well. Anime also seems interesting haven't yet watched it. Great sales hope Psycho Pass will rank better in next rankings.

Feb 19, 2013 3:30 PM by Mixxu

Toriko over Gintama? YOU SERIOUS?!

Feb 19, 2013 7:19 AM by giusex27

belatkuro said:
Uh, 1st season of Kore wa Zombie Desuka was in Winter 2011 while 2nd season was in Spring 2012...
Sorry I made a mistake here. It is the announcement of a 2nd season that came less than 3 months after the end of 2nd season, not the start of broadcast of 2nd season itself. While 2nd season was indeed aired in spring 2012 the announcement was made way back in June 2011 (the end of 1st season was aired at the end of March 2011)

Feb 19, 2013 6:33 AM by symbv

symbv said:
One thing we need to be careful is that KZD is one of the earliest example of "split season" where the 2nd season started merely 3 months after the end of the 1st season, so it is also possible that the decision of a 2nd season had been made even before the production learned how well the discs sold, although they should be able to see the boost to the LN sales as it happened right at the beginning of 1st season (while the disc of the anime went on sale only near the end of the season). It is entirely possible that the same can happen to Mondaiji too.
Uh, 1st season of Kore wa Zombie Desuka was in Winter 2011 while 2nd season was in Spring 2012...

Feb 19, 2013 6:08 AM by belatkuro

shigeru212 said:
That's really good news because I like the show a lot. If you know, how do the projected light novel and disc sales stack up to where Kore Wa Zombie was at this point in its airing?
I don't have data for the boost of sales the anime to Koreha Zombie Desuka LN but I remember reading the boost was considerable. For disc sales, KZD actually performed not too miserably, selling >4k for vol.1 and around 3k for later volumes. Mondaiji probably will do less well.

shigeru212 said:
Because I was reading another forum and it seems like the disc sales are brutal for this show, basically even 4,000 total sales seems unlikely and that seems to be the minimum for getting a second season or at least that's what Zombie sold the first season if memory serves correctly.
The sales projection is put at merely at 1.5k or so for vol.1 and it indeed looks brutal. However, 4k is a very rough estimate for a qualifying line for a 2nd season and thus we need to be careful not to use it as the only criterion to judge the success of an anime. Titles with apparently poor disc sales can still get a 2nd season because of good sales for its original manga/novel/game or its merchandise. This is what happens to series like Kami nomizo shiru Sekai or Milky Holmes, for example.

And even for Koreha Zombie Desuka, only vol.1 has over 4,000 disc sales while all the later volumes sold fewer than 3,500 or even 3,000 copies. One thing we need to be careful is that KZD is one of the earliest example of "split season" where the 2nd season started merely 3 months after the end of the 1st season, so it is also possible that the decision of a 2nd season had been made even before the production learned how well the discs sold, although they should be able to see the boost to the LN sales as it happened right at the beginning of 1st season (while the disc of the anime went on sale only near the end of the season). It is entirely possible that the same can happen to Mondaiji too.

Feb 19, 2013 2:57 AM by symbv

symbv said:
shigeru212 said:
Well from what I understand, Mondaiji's DVD and Blu-Ray pre-order sales are lackluster to say the least. Maybe a boost in light novel sales could help deliver a second season, the same situation we saw with Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka.
BD/DVD sales for Mondaiji are likely to be not good, but given the fact that it is published by the same publisher as Koreha Zombie Desuka, which got a 2nd season despite poor sales of BD/DVD, I believe a 2nd season for Mondaiji is quite likely. It is perhaps also why the anime adaptation is in on haste to adapt every volume in one go, and restrict the number of episodes to 10, just enough for adaptation of the first 2 volumes of the LN.


That's really good news because I like the show a lot. If you know, how do the projected light novel and disc sales stack up to where Kore Wa Zombie was at this point in its airing?

Because I was reading another forum and it seems like the disc sales are brutal for this show, basically even 4,000 total sales seems unlikely and that seems to be the minimum for getting a second season or at least that's what Zombie sold the first season if memory serves correctly.

Feb 19, 2013 1:36 AM by shigeru212

I can´t read/watch Kuroko.... Japan STOP this pls, i m busy with other series.

Feb 19, 2013 1:22 AM by huntx

shigeru212 said:
Well from what I understand, Mondaiji's DVD and Blu-Ray pre-order sales are lackluster to say the least. Maybe a boost in light novel sales could help deliver a second season, the same situation we saw with Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka.
BD/DVD sales for Mondaiji are likely to be not good, but given the fact that it is published by the same publisher as Koreha Zombie Desuka, which got a 2nd season despite poor sales of BD/DVD, I believe a 2nd season for Mondaiji is quite likely. It is perhaps also why the anime adaptation is in on haste to adapt every volume in one go, and restrict the number of episodes to 10, just enough for adaptation of the first 2 volumes of the LN.

Feb 19, 2013 12:55 AM by symbv

well these latest chapters of koronno are pretty awesome

Feb 19, 2013 12:25 AM by subtop

Accel World vol.13 light novel is out. Nice

Feb 19, 2013 12:22 AM by ThangLong

yay kuroko and medaka

Feb 19, 2013 12:11 AM by 116324

_Megatron_ said:
TheGrapist said:
_Megatron_ said:
Really? Toriko?......Really?


Calvin Johnson, Is that you?


I don't think CJ watches anime...I could be wrong though.


lol

Feb 18, 2013 7:01 PM by TheGrapist

Its good that Kimi ni todoke and Maid sama are on the list. Actually both are my fav.

I didnt know that shitch girl manga has a lot of volumes. I watched the live action. That was nothing special.

Feb 18, 2013 5:40 PM by minimiau

TheGrapist said:
_Megatron_ said:
Really? Toriko?......Really?


Calvin Johnson, Is that you?


I don't think CJ watches anime...I could be wrong though.

Feb 18, 2013 4:48 PM by Megacchi

Woohoo!, Kuroko at #1


Season 2, Please come sooner.

Feb 18, 2013 4:42 PM by Xushu

_Megatron_ said:
Really? Toriko?......Really?


Calvin Johnson, Is that you?

Feb 18, 2013 4:14 PM by TheGrapist

Really? Toriko?......Really?

Feb 18, 2013 4:11 PM by Megacchi

Kurimu-chan said:
Snowical said:


*1, 430,505 *,432,056 Kuroko no Basket Vol.21

*3, 245,087 *,246,442 Gintama Vol.48

Light Novels
*1, 82,852 *,*83,427 Kuroko no Basket TV Anime Characters Book Vol.3


YESSSSSS~


That is awesome.

Feb 18, 2013 3:15 PM by natalieexx