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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for March 11th - 17th

by Snow
Mar 23, 2013 5:26 AM | 61 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for March 11th - 17th

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

Manga
*1, 298,509 2,545,649 One Piece Vol.69
*2, 264,216 *,520,321 Yotsubato! Vol.12
*3, 227,605 *,227,605 Chihayafuru Vol.20
*4, 226,590 *,226,590 Mix Vol.2
*5, 131,013 *,131,013 Ahiru no Sora Vol.37
*6, *89,995 *,*89,995 Ace of Diamond Vol.35
*7, *76,200 *,453,678 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.3
*8, *74,173 *,*74,173 Kuragehime Vol.11
*9, *71,615 *,503,811 Bleach Vol.58
10, *65,388 *,*65,388 Kindaichi Case Files Vol.20, Anniversary Series 4

11, *59,207 *,263,852 Sakamoto Desuga? Vol.1
12, *52,533 *,*52,533 Area no Kishi Vol.35
13, *50,204 *,308,731 Katekyou Hitman Reborn! Vol.42
14, *49,287 *,100,680 7Seeds Vol.24
15, *39,635 *,227,676 Nurarihyon no Mago Vol.25
16, *38,765 *,*38,765 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.22
17, *33,603 *,181,079 Beelzebub Vol.20
18, *33,519 *,199,790 High Kyuu!! Vol.5
19, *28,449 *,160,640 Nisekoi Vol.6
20, *27,262 *,*27,262 Seito Shokun! Final Chapter Tabidachi Vol.7

21, *26,683 *,239,277 Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.3
22, *25,520 *,257,488 Terra Formars Vol.4
23, *25,208 *,*46,247 Dear Brother! Vol.1
24, *23,888 *,107,688 Gakuen Babysitters Vol.7
25, *23,814 *,*59,318 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.27
26, *23,454 *,708,343 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.1
27, *23,418 *,229,514 Ore Monogatari!! Vol.3
28, *23,201 *,*40,792 Michi tono Sougu
29, *22,973 *,606,075 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.2
30, *22,417 *,*43,358 Hakaiju Vol.9

Rank 31-50

Light Novels
*1, 51,726 *,*93,815 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.9
*2, 44,788 *,516,152 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.4
*3, 29,862 *,*29,862 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.10
*4, 24,116 *,*42,651 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Vol.9
*5, 18,160 *,*30,392 Hitotsu no Tairiku no Mongatari Vol.1
*6, 12,517 1,263,240 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.1
*7, *9,969 *,893,155 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.2
*8, *9,706 *,771,176 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.3
*9, *8,609 *,*16,683 Maoh na Anoko to Murabito A Vol.5
10, *7,999 *,**7,999 Yami no Kotaishi Vol.15

11, *7,763 *,*12,532 Baccano! 1931
12, *7,590 *,**7,590 Hundred Vol.2
13, *7,422 *,*13,287 Vol.16
14, *6,948 *,**6,948 Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica After School Vol.3
15, *6,357 *,**6,357 Naruto Meigenshu -Kizuna-
16, *6,121 *,*11,640 Kantan na Monitor desu
17, *5,853 *,**5,853 Oniwaban Mochizuki Soshiro Mairu! Vol.14
18, *5,686 *,**5,686 Trigger Happy Vol.3
19, *5,517 *,*11,176 Idol wa Tsukkomateru noga Suki! Vol.9
20, *5,322 *,**9,106 Gunparade March 2K Vol.3
21, *4,982 *,**4,982 Shokan Gakuen no Magistory

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 61 Comments Recent Comments

Snowical said:
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for March 11th - 17th


44, *17,963 *,*17,963 Vassalord. Vol.7


+1 because I bought it on 18th! I reserved the limited edition with OVA on Animate but couldn't buy it earlier!
It's not often that we find BL (soft but still) manga in the ranking! Specially since it was out on March 15!
Vassalord needs even more love ^o^

Mar 28, 2013 11:24 AM by amayih

Omamori Himari FTW

Mar 27, 2013 1:55 PM by Kaiburr

Damn Ahiru no Sora is up there its popular as hell in japan but no one on MAL even mentions it the forums and only few actually read it. From the stats I've been looking at of its past releases its always selling quite well.
I guess people are to busy with the shounen basketball counter part Kuroko no Basket....smh

Mar 26, 2013 7:02 PM by Amon-Raw

Mecasonic said:
hpulley said:
phoenixalia said:
So I hope Sakurasou got a good boost for it's novel sales? like Mondaiji?


Not huge. Volume 8 in October I suppose the anime had already started but in the time since, not a big pickup as 8 sold 36990 in two weeks, not far below 9 this week. Will look for 7...

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=509579&redirect=1


Volume 7.5 sold 18,330 after three days (.5/Gaiden volumles typicaly sell less than regular volumes) and Volume 7 sold 26,680 in 6 days. So volume 8 and 9 are selling 10-15k more on their first few weeks.

And if we compare the official printing numbers from AMW:

2012/04 - 850k for 8 volumes = 106k per volume
2012/08 - 1.01 million for 9 volumes = 112k per volume
2012/10 - 1.36 million for 10 volumes = 136k per volume
2013/03 - 1.68 million for 11 volumes = 153k per volume

There's clearly a decent increase of sales even if it's not as good as Mondaiji.


Very different numbers from what we get out of Oricon, not sure how that works but I hope they're right...

Mar 26, 2013 6:56 PM by hpulley

DarkAngelz said:

Even then. Once One Piece ends there will most likely be TONS of new readers. Lots of people won't read it now because it's too long and there's no end in sight. Like most manga's, once it ends, there will be a new reader base for a short while. And of course... with how great One Piece is, the new base will probably buy tons more volumes :)

Also, if Oda is able to end One Piece in good health, he will most likely start something new. Yesterday while scanning the threads I saw, I think it was a post of a few years ago, that the manga company that produces OP will be in huge trouble once OP ends because Naruto and Bleach, along with the other manga's, won't be able to cover the amount of income OP brings in. In response to that, Oda will again, most likely start a new series. Though he said it won't be as long as One Piece, the fan base of One Piece will definitely read that first chapter/volume- if not the entire series. It's Oda we're talking about- I doubt he's a one hit wonder.

Regarding your first comment, a perfect example is because of the Marineford war and Strong World a lot of people have started getting into OP thus buying older volumes which led to the big number of sales that OP had in 2011 specifically. This thing could happen again if some other big thing happens in the series that gets even more people into it.

Oda mentioned a long time ago that he wants to do a robot/maybe mecha series after he finishes OP. However, now whenever he's asked what will he do after finishing OP, he says he'll take the Toriyama route, with doing one-shots and not another series. That's probably why Oda is doing all the things with General Franky because he wanted to do a robot manga.

Another thing, I think it's obvious that OP will not end before Bleach or Naruto.

Mar 26, 2013 6:45 PM by viva_cmpunker

hpulley said:
phoenixalia said:
So I hope Sakurasou got a good boost for it's novel sales? like Mondaiji?


Not huge. Volume 8 in October I suppose the anime had already started but in the time since, not a big pickup as 8 sold 36990 in two weeks, not far below 9 this week. Will look for 7...

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=509579&redirect=1


Volume 7.5 sold 18,330 after three days (.5/Gaiden volumles typicaly sell less than regular volumes) and Volume 7 sold 26,680 in 6 days. So volume 8 and 9 are selling 10-15k more on their first few weeks.

And if we compare the official printing numbers from AMW:

2012/04 - 850k for 8 volumes = 106k per volume
2012/08 - 1.01 million for 9 volumes = 112k per volume
2012/10 - 1.36 million for 10 volumes = 136k per volume
2013/03 - 1.68 million for 11 volumes = 153k per volume

There's clearly a decent increase of sales even if it's not as good as Mondaiji.

Mar 26, 2013 11:19 AM by Mecasonic

9988 said:
edl01 said:
I hate seeing Bacanno on the light novel list...it reminds me that we're never getting a second season.
*cries*

Zee530 said:
I'm tired of seeing OP at the top :P

No king rules forever. Even if at this rate it is looking like Oda is going to die of old age before finishing One Piece.


How a reign ends is important.

I can almost bet anything that One Piece wont be dethroned by anything while it remains active. When its supremacy and reign ends, it will almost surely be because the manga has ended.


Even then. Once One Piece ends there will most likely be TONS of new readers. Lots of people won't read it now because it's too long and there's no end in sight. Like most manga's, once it ends, there will be a new reader base for a short while. And of course... with how great One Piece is, the new base will probably buy tons more volumes :)

Also, if Oda is able to end One Piece in good health, he will most likely start something new. Yesterday while scanning the threads I saw, I think it was a post of a few years ago, that the manga company that produces OP will be in huge trouble once OP ends because Naruto and Bleach, along with the other manga's, won't be able to cover the amount of income OP brings in. In response to that, Oda will again, most likely start a new series. Though he said it won't be as long as One Piece, the fan base of One Piece will definitely read that first chapter/volume- if not the entire series. It's Oda we're talking about- I doubt he's a one hit wonder.

Mar 26, 2013 8:50 AM by DarkAngelz

9988 said:
edl01 said:
I hate seeing Bacanno on the light novel list...it reminds me that we're never getting a second season.
*cries*

Zee530 said:
I'm tired of seeing OP at the top :P

No king rules forever. Even if at this rate it is looking like Oda is going to die of old age before finishing One Piece.


How a reign ends is important.

I can almost bet anything that One Piece wont be dethroned by anything while it remains active. When its supremacy and reign ends, it will almost surely be because the manga has ended.


Well, it will be hard for anything to do that. The closest one to doing so at the moment is Naruto and One Piece puts at least double the figures on each volume. Naruto might get a boost when it ends, but I still doubt it can top One Piece. So yeah, I don't see anything that is currently publishing to top One Piece. Though maybe, AssClass might do it once it gets an anime adaption since it has beaten One Piece in the WSJ rankings a couple of times.

Mar 26, 2013 1:41 AM by yhunata

phoenixalia said:
So I hope Sakurasou got a good boost for it's novel sales? like Mondaiji?


Not huge. Volume 8 in October I suppose the anime had already started but in the time since, not a big pickup as 8 sold 36990 in two weeks, not far below 9 this week. Will look for 7...

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=509579&redirect=1

Mar 26, 2013 1:23 AM by hpulley

edl01 said:
I hate seeing Bacanno on the light novel list...it reminds me that we're never getting a second season.
*cries*

Zee530 said:
I'm tired of seeing OP at the top :P

No king rules forever. Even if at this rate it is looking like Oda is going to die of old age before finishing One Piece.


How a reign ends is important.

I can almost bet anything that One Piece wont be dethroned by anything while it remains active. When its supremacy and reign ends, it will almost surely be because the manga has ended.

Mar 26, 2013 12:23 AM by 9988

So I hope Sakurasou got a good boost for it's novel sales? like Mondaiji?

Mar 25, 2013 11:59 PM by phoenixalia

Natsu12345 said:
hakazee said:
Nidhoeggr said:

Antanaru said:

Light Novels
*1, 51,726 *,*93,815 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.9
Keep it coming. I so hope there won't be any anime adaptation. We don't need another SAO anime.


Terrible writing will stay terrible even without an anime. Just saying.


can't agree more. i don't know why they keep reading this SHIT

Which one do you mean?


Both Gary Stu stuff is SHIT

Mar 25, 2013 7:17 PM by hakazee

I hate seeing Bacanno on the light novel list...it reminds me that we're never getting a second season.
*cries*

Zee530 said:
I'm tired of seeing OP at the top :P

No king rules forever. Even if at this rate it is looking like Oda is going to die of old age before finishing One Piece.

Mar 25, 2013 3:58 PM by edl01

"Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou" (currently at the top 2), seems to be really interesting!

Mar 25, 2013 2:37 PM by Manu_

7SEEDS!!!! :D

Mar 25, 2013 11:10 AM by rookiestalker

Zee530 said:
I'm tired of seeing OP at the top :P

You should be used it already. OP is the most popular manga and anime in Japan and its been that way for awhile.

Mar 25, 2013 10:50 AM by Hikarusuke

All Hail one piece

Mar 25, 2013 6:59 AM by Mr_Gutts

symbv said:
IZUMI64 said:
You don't need to explain it to me, I already knew.
that's why I was using "Damn"
and personally I think Azumanga is pretty good series.
Because you sounded you still carry hope - your using "Damn" can mean wish for the impossible but can also mean a call for faster action for something already being planned.

And BTW, the link with Azumanga Daioh was denied by the author himself. So part of the story you knew is a denied rumor.


I'm still hoping the author change his mind though...

Mar 24, 2013 3:35 AM by IZUMI64

hakazee said:
Nidhoeggr said:

Antanaru said:

Light Novels
*1, 51,726 *,*93,815 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.9
Keep it coming. I so hope there won't be any anime adaptation. We don't need another SAO anime.


Terrible writing will stay terrible even without an anime. Just saying.


can't agree more. i don't know why they keep reading this SHIT

Which one do you mean?

Mar 24, 2013 1:41 AM by ToG25thBaam

Nidhoeggr said:

Antanaru said:

Light Novels
*1, 51,726 *,*93,815 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.9
Keep it coming. I so hope there won't be any anime adaptation. We don't need another SAO anime.


Terrible writing will stay terrible even without an anime. Just saying.


can't agree more. i don't know why they keep reading this SHIT

Mar 24, 2013 1:31 AM by hakazee