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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for March 18th - 24th

by Snow
Mar 31, 2013 2:50 PM | 44 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for March 18th - 24th

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

Manga
*1, 271,577 *,271,887 Drifters Vol.3
*2, 204,413 *,204,413 Skip Beat! Vol.32
*3, 147,752 *,147,752 Gantz Vol.36
*4, 126,326 2,671,975 One Piece Vol.69
*5, 102,023 *,233,036 Ahiru no Sora Vol.37
*6, 101,425 *,102,074 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.36
*7, *88,109 *,178,104 Ace of Diamond Vol.35
*8, *87,566 *,315,171 Chihayafuru Vol.20
*9, *71,263 *,*71,263 Gakuen Alice Vol.29
10, *67,955 *,*67,955 Boku wo Tsutsumu Tsuki no Hikari Vol.12

11, *67,127 *,132,515 Kindaichi Case Files Vol.20, Anniversary Series 4
12, *66,770 *,*66,770 Barakamon Vol.7
13, *66,271 *,292,861 Mix Vol.2
14, *65,988 *,*65,988 Billy Bat Vol.11
15, *64,186 *,584,507 Yotsubato! Vol.12
16, *56,099 *,319,951 Sakamoto Desuga? Vol.1
17, *50,848 *,103,381 Area no Kishi Vol.35
18, *46,504 *,500,182 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.3
19, *41,841 *,*58,698 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.36 Limited Edition with CD
20, *41,739 *,*41,739 Beshari Gurashi Vol.15

21, *38,680 *,*77,445 Kimi no Iru Machi Vol.22
22, *38,092 *,*38,092 Fantasista Stella Vol.2
23, *36,461 *,110,634 Kuragehime Vol.11
24, *36,329 *,*36,329 Be Blues! ~Ao ni Nare~ Vol.9
25, *34,624 *,*34,624 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Vol.9
26, *31,689 *,535,500 Bleach Vol.58
27, *30,887 *,*30,887 Seiyuu Ka-! Vol.12
28, *28,916 *,*28,916 Baka to Test to Shoujanjuu Vol.8
29, *28,510 *,*28,510 81 Diver Vol.28
30, *28,403 *,*28,403 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu Vol.18

Rank 31-50

Light Novels
*1, 50,193 *,*50,193 Date A Live Vol.7
*2, 39,535 *,*39,535 New Seitokai no Ichizon Vol.2
*3, 31,341 *,547,493 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.4
*4, 23,813 *,*23,813 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Vol.7
*5, 18,914 *,*18,914 Tokyo Ravens Vol.9
*6, 16,221 *,*16,221 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Vol.7 with a drama CD
*7, 16,154 *,*16,154 Five Star Stories Tracer Vol.2
*8, 16,149 *,*16,149 Seikai no Senki Vol.5
*9, 15,856 *,*15,856 Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Vol.3
10, 15,500 *,*15,500 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne Vol.9

11, 14,806 *,*14,806 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.6
12, 14,352 *,*14,352 Hyouketsu Kyoukai no Eden Vol.11
13, 13,885 *,*43,747 Oda Nobuna no Yabou Vol.10
14, 13,542 *,*13,542 Fantasia Bunko 25th Anniversary anthology book
15, 12,090 *,105,905 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.9
16, 11,559 *,*11,559 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.3
17, 10,531 1,273,771 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.1
18, *9,622 *,**9,622 Meiyaku no Leviathan Vol.2
19, *9,484 *,**9,484 Seiken no Blacksmith Vol.15
20, *9,382 *,**9,382 Shurabara! Vol.7

21, *8,588 *,779,764 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.3
22, *8,447 *,901,602 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.2
23, *8,402 *,**8,402 Kenshin no Succeed Vol.4
24, *8,361 *,**8,361 Gin no Cross to Draculea Vol.3
25, *7,804 *,*13,615 Smile Precure! Complete Fanbook
26, *7,685 *,**7,685 Sword World 2.0 Replay -Sevens Chronicle Vol.2
27, *7,483 *,**7,483 Sword World 2.0 Replay -Dual Blood
28, *7,347 *,**7,347 Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. Vol.6 with a drama CD
29, *7,201 *,*13,558 Naruto Meigenshu Kizuna Ten no Maki
30, *7,116 *,**7,116 GJ-bu Vol.10

31, *6,776 *,*12,564 Naruto Meigenshu Kizuna Chi no Maki
32, *6,769 *,*49,420 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Vol.9

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 44 Comments Recent Comments

symbv said:
^ The editing of bbcode and the inclusion of singles/album details takes A LOT of time. I took the data right when they were posted but it took me 80 minutes to finish everything to make it ready to post...


Yes, I understand. And you include 4 charts so I really do appreciate your work. I am just a dirty cut and paster.

And you're right, this is the manga thread. Sorry for the mess. I should really be reading books rather than posting but I get excited on Tuesday mornings...

Apr 2, 2013 2:46 AM by hpulley

^ The editing of bbcode and the inclusion of singles/album details takes A LOT of time. I took the data right when they were posted but it took me 80 minutes to finish everything to make it ready to post...

Apr 2, 2013 2:42 AM by symbv

Darkness seems good. And why that I don't surprised finding SAO at top?

Apr 2, 2013 2:36 AM by NeoAnkara

^ You seem to post to the wrong thread. Why not just wait for me to start the new thread? At least use the BD thread if you really want to let out the news quick...

Apr 2, 2013 2:34 AM by symbv

Amon-Raw said:
How do people still avoid reading Ahiru no Sora ?? Come on , its been ranked among the top highest on the manga charts for like months. Yet no one on MAL talks about it smh (even though i just picked it up like 4 weeks ago lol)
Is it because its basketball?
It needs to be animated , but then again it could be ruined since its 400+ chapters
it would have to be a long running series


Real life responsibilities are awful, it's less avoidance and more "Oh right I've got bills now".


Lots of things are underrated though, not like this would be the first thing to fly under the radar.

Apr 1, 2013 12:41 PM by StreetFighter

Amon-Raw said:
How do people still avoid reading Ahiru no Sora ?? Come on , its been ranked among the top highest on the manga charts for like months. Yet no one on MAL talks about it smh (even though i just picked it up like 4 weeks ago lol)
Is it because its basketball?
It needs to be animated , but then again it could be ruined since its 400+ chapters
it would have to be a long running series


Popular manga on this site and probably in the west as a whole tend to be ones that:
a) have an anime adaptation
and/or
b) have an english language release

Ahiru no sora has neither.

On top of that, sport and game related series often have an additional disadvantage in that people will rarely start reading them if they aren't interested in the game/sport covered by the series. I probably wouldn't pick up anything basketball related as I have no interest in the sport whatsoever.

Apr 1, 2013 8:39 AM by kuuderes_shadow

How do people still avoid reading Ahiru no Sora ?? Come on , its been ranked among the top highest on the manga charts for like months. Yet no one on MAL talks about it smh (even though i just picked it up like 4 weeks ago lol)
Is it because its basketball?
It needs to be animated , but then again it could be ruined since its 400+ chapters
it would have to be a long running series

Apr 1, 2013 8:28 AM by Amon-Raw

*8, *87,566 *,315,171 Chihayafuru Vol.20

Yesss. :D

Hopefully a S3 some time. ^^

And I should get around to reading Kuragehime. The anime was pretty good.

Apr 1, 2013 7:51 AM by Mirorin

way to go... ahiru no sora.. XD

Apr 1, 2013 6:43 AM by Zheng1991

symbv said:
Rasen-No-Hikari said:
hmm im not seeing naruto in these ranks for weeks O.o i wonder why lol
When was the last volume of Naruto published?

idk xD,i guess i got now why its not in the list O.o

Apr 1, 2013 5:38 AM by Rasen-No-Hikari

That Drifters manga looks interesting. Definitely will give it a read to see why its number one.

Apr 1, 2013 5:06 AM by Hikarusuke

Rasen-No-Hikari said:
hmm im not seeing naruto in these ranks for weeks O.o i wonder why lol
When was the last volume of Naruto published?

Apr 1, 2013 2:35 AM by symbv

hmm im not seeing naruto in these ranks for weeks O.o i wonder why lol

Apr 1, 2013 2:29 AM by Rasen-No-Hikari

symbv said:
shigeru212 said:
Rounding off my point, as to not get too off-topic, is Date A Live tagged the way it is because the source material is marketed a certain way or is there another issue at play here?
As far as I know (but I could be wrong), any member of MAL could create an entry in MAL database and they are constantly reviewed by the DB Mods. But details like tags can easily escape attention because mods are not going to know every single LN/manga/anime out there to tell which tags should go there. If you think some tags should be changed/added, you are advised to post to the Manga DB modification thread here or the Anime DB modification thread here.


Thank you very much.

Apr 1, 2013 12:57 AM by shigeru212

shigeru212 said:
Rounding off my point, as to not get too off-topic, is Date A Live tagged the way it is because the source material is marketed a certain way or is there another issue at play here?
As far as I know (but I could be wrong), any member of MAL could create an entry in MAL database and they are constantly reviewed by the DB Mods. But details like tags can easily escape attention because mods are not going to know every single LN/manga/anime out there to tell which tags should go there. If you think some tags should be changed/added, you are advised to post to the Manga DB modification thread here or the Anime DB modification thread here.

Apr 1, 2013 12:28 AM by symbv

symbv said:
First week sales of Date A Live vol.6 - 28k
First week sales of Date A Live vol.7 - 50k

Anime booster effect !!!


That's good to see because Date A Live is one show that I am really looking forward to this season.

I read a bit of the manga and from what I remember it was funny. However, Date A Live (anime + manga + light novel) does not have comedy in its tags. The light novel recommendation for Date A Live says "like High School DxD but lighter" and I, after reading some of the manga, would agree with that description.

Of course, High School DxD is tagged as a comedy. It is a very funny show and I agree with that decision. However, if Date A Live is lighter than High School DxD, then it probably should tagged as a comedy.

Rounding off my point, as to not get too off-topic, is Date A Live tagged the way it is because the source material is marketed a certain way or is there another issue at play here?

Mar 31, 2013 11:53 PM by shigeru212

Glad to see Chihayafuru up there, I guess the anime is helping the sales.

Mar 31, 2013 9:48 PM by VioLink

phoenixalia said:
yep, anime boost! Date A Live episode 1 wasn't the best but it was ok.
What about OreGairu or HenNeko? I haven't watched them yet but I'm just curious.


First week sales of HenNeko vol.5 - 29k
First week sales of HenNeko vol.6 - 14k

Hmm..... Well HenNeko vol.6 is published on 22nd, and the data here covers only up to 24th... Perhaps it is best to check the total sales after 2nd week (vol.5 reached 42.5k) for a better picture.

On the other hand,

First week sales of OreGairu vol.4 - 22k (limited edtion + standard edition)
First week sales of OreGairu vol.5 - 30k

Mar 31, 2013 9:36 PM by symbv

symbv said:
First week sales of Date A Live vol.6 - 28k
First week sales of Date A Live vol.7 - 50k

Anime booster effect !!!


yep, anime boost! Date A Live episode 1 wasn't the best but it was ok.
What about OreGairu or HenNeko? I haven't watched them yet but I'm just curious.

Mar 31, 2013 9:23 PM by phoenixalia

MaxY- said:
Sophilia said:
Boo. Beelzebub not on :l

Damn,are sales of Beelzebub really this bad?



190,209 Beelzebub Vol.16
194,453 Beelzebub Vol.17
163,858 Beelzebub Vol.18
162,549 Beelzebub Vol.19
181,079 Beelzebub Vol.20

These are the sales numbers before dropping of the chart.It seems like vol 18 and 19 did not do very well.With vol 20 it seems it's making a slight comeback.

Mar 31, 2013 9:11 PM by XLR