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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for April 8th - 14th

by Snow
Apr 22, 2013 1:32 PM | 50 Comments
The weekly manga and light novels rankings for April 8th - 14th

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

Manga
*1, 417,414 *,417,414 Shingeki no Kyoujin Vol.10
*2, 192,021 *,840,857 Naruto Vol.64
*3, 113,191 *,204,457 Moyashimon Vol.12
*4, *94,786 *,298,793 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.7
*5, *77,862 *,228,195 New Prince of Tennis Vol.10
*6, *66,378 *,135,376 Tonari no Seki Vol.4
*7, *56,648 *,166,911 SKET Dance Vol.30
*8, *55,542 *,448,458 Sakamoto Desuga? Vol.1
*9, *51,088 *,168,435 Kingdom Vol.30
10, *48,699 *,*48,699 Yozakura Quartet Vol.13

11, *45,636 *,494,059 Kuroshitsuji Vol.16
12, *41,601 *,*98,103 Toshokan Sensou: Love & War Vol.11
13, *39,925 *,*39,925 Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou Vol.4
14, *38,548 *,*94,363 Ookami-heika no Hanayome Vol.8
15, *37,733 *,111,984 One Punch Man Vol.3
16, *37,510 *,*37,510 Kyou no Kira-kun Vol.5
17, *35,241 *,*16,081 Medaka Box Vol.20
18, *33,784 *,*33,784 Taiyou no Ie Vol.8
19, *33,570 2,836,527 One Piece Vol.69
20, *33,441 1,122,864 Shingeki no Kyoujin Vol.1

21, *31,663 1,083,099 Shingeki no Kyoujin Vol.2
22, *31,306 *,277,396 Berserk Vol.37
23, *30,404 *,*30,404 Shingeki no Kyoujin Vol.10 Limited Edition
24, *30,193 *,*30,193 Douse Mou Nigerarenai Vol.4
25, *29,527 *,683,407 Shingeki no Kyoujin Vol.9
26, *29,482 *,*58,432 Sengoku Ittouki Vol.3
27, *28,409 1,038,342 Shingeki no Kyoujin Vol.3
28, *27,734 *,101,413 Moyashimon Vol.12 Limited Edition
29, *26,315 *,*26,558 Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa Gaiden Vol.7
30, *26,128 *,917,167 Shingeki no Kyoujin Vol.4

Rank 31-50

Light Novel and Anime/Manga Related Books
*1, 187,409 *,187,409 Sword Art Online Vol.12
*2, *28,275 *,*28,275 Shingeki no Kyojin INSIDE KOU
*3, *27,258 *,*27,258 Strike the Blood Vol.7
*4, *26,405 *,*26,405 Hataraku Maou-sama Vol.8
*5, *20,068 *,106,387 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.11
*6, *17,671 *,*17,671 Magdala de Nemure Vol.3
*7, *17,204 *,*17,204 Golden Time Vol.6
*8, *14,658 *,725,713 Thoshokan Sensou Vol.1
*9, *12,306 *,599,938 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.4
10, *11,942 *,*11,942 Shin Fortune Quest II Vol.1 

11, *11,349 *,*69,755 Hataraku Maou-sama Vol.1
12, *11,281 *,*11,281 Nejimaki Seireisenki Vol.3
13, **8,526 *,*56,200 Hataraku Maou-sama Vol.2
14, **7,806 *,*45,864 Shousetsu Senbon-Zakura
15, **7,665 *,*50,107 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru sou desu yo? Vol.7
16, **7,454 *,**7,454 F-Rank no Boukun Vol.1
17, **6,968 *,**6,968 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Vol.11 
18, **6,856 *,**6,856 Rasen no Emperoider Vol.1
19, **6,822 *,*44,656 Juuni Kokuki Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.1
20, **6,816 *,**6,816 Kanpeki no Level 99 nado Sonzaishinai Vol.2

21, **6,793 1,296,702 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.1
22, **6,713 *,*43,693 Juuni Kokuki Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora Vol.2
23, **5,883 *,*42,235 AoOni

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 50 Comments Recent Comments

Progeusz said:
What do you mean by "past 12 months" and "hit 1 million mark in sales"?

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If they meant total sales of whole series, there should be much more titles over 1M. I'm confused.
OK, I took a look at my source again, and only after a bit of close scrutiny did I find out what the numbers mean: They are the number of copies for the first printing of the manga, and only manga published from 2012 Apr to 2013 Mar are counted (fiscal 2012 so to speak). And if there are more than 1 volume for a manga series to be printed in that year, only one volume is picked up for the list.

So this explains why the number can be higher than Oricon sales number. Since we all know Oricon could underestimate the true sales figure, the first printing number, while not really the exact sales figure, could provide some idea as to which manga may in fact be a member of the 1M club, particularly since most of those popular manga are already under subsequent printing.

For the titles, the exact volumes in the list are Silver Spoon v6, Vagabond v34 and Shingeki no Kyojin v7

Anyway, my bad for not looking at it as closely as I should have and so I took the numbers as number sold when it is not the case.

Apr 24, 2013 8:56 AM by symbv

symbv said:
Not sure about how consistently the sales over the series, but recently I caught a glimpse of a list containing the top selling manga from the 3 biggest publishers (Shueisha, Shogakugan and Kodansha) in the past 12 months and titles that hit 1 million mark in sales include:

Shueisha: One Piece, Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Kimi ni Todoke, with Blue Exorcist being close but not yet breach 1 million
Shogakukan: Silver Spoon
Kodansha: Vagabond, Shingeki no Kyojin, with Saint Oniisan being very close but not yet reach 1 million
What do you mean by "past 12 months" and "hit 1 million mark in sales"?
Yearly ranking of Fiscal 2012 covered 49 weeks of Silver Spoon volume 2 and it only managed to sell 813,989.
I think it's possible only for v1 to breach 1M - it sold 561,466 in fiscal 2012 and 175,941 in first two weeks so that leaves at least 263k which have to be covered in 17 weeks - it is possible, thresholds were higher in 2011 because we had just top30. Of course, that would mean 12 months are counted since release date of first volume. It skews the number in Gin no Saji's favor compared to other manga we only know from yearly list but I believe your source can be trusted. Still, I really doubt any other volume managed to break 1M in 12 months.
Vol 3 could theoretically make it if it was counted since release date but I just checked and it never ranked after Fiscal 2012 (710,387 then) ended despite thresholds being as low as 15-20k.
Seeing how vol 3 (7 months) sold just 40k more than vol 4 (four months) in fiscal 2012 we can see that vast majority of sales comes from first few months.
Back in February vol6 of Silver Spoon was still below 700k (684k in five weeks, it stopped ranking later on). Really, the only volume which could sell 1M in 12 months could be first one and just barely.
That's not what I would consider 1M club, other volumes should be able to achieve this number as well.
Vagabond - hard to say it's ongoing. Volumes 32 and 33 weren't even able to achieve 600k in 2010 - maybe that's because Oricon didn't count volumes which ranked low? Still, they shouldn't get close to 1M
Shingeki no Kyojin - only first three volumes are above 1M, fourth one still needs 83k despite being available for sale for 53 weeks.

If they meant total sales of whole series, there should be much more titles over 1M. I'm confused.

Apr 24, 2013 8:09 AM by Progeusz

Jesus, all the volumes for Shingeki no Kyojin are on top 50.

Apr 23, 2013 10:15 PM by Entravity

Is Shingeki no Kyoujin really that good? ... Or has it just been WAYYYYYY too long since a seinen action anime came out that didn't fall back on ecchi/fanservice/moe? Might have to go read it ASAP ... but never felt it was as good as some other seinen series out there like Berserk, or Dorehedoro or Gantz or Zetman (list goes on and on) .. might have to rethink that.

Apr 23, 2013 7:07 PM by Pirating_Ninja

kuuderes_shadow said:
AoOni ranked on its release week
Yeah, but I did not handle that week and later it was gone from the list.

Apr 23, 2013 6:58 PM by symbv

Manga
*1, 417,414 *,417,414 Shingeki no Kyoujin Vol.10
*2, 192,021 *,840,857 Naruto Vol.64
*3, 113,191 *,204,457 Moyashimon Vol.12
Light novel
*4, *26,405 *,*26,405 Hataraku Maou-sama Vol.8

Apr 23, 2013 9:42 AM by Mr_Gutts

I'm sure everyone noticed it already but... THERE'S SHINGEKI NO KYOUJIN EVERYWHERE!

Apr 23, 2013 8:38 AM by giusex27

symbv said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Shousetsu Senbon-Zakura ranks for the first time in week 6? Sounds more likely that it was just missing from the ranks before.
Aooni ranks for the first time in over a month and picks up more than 30k sales, including this week's. Just goes to show how much we miss.
I added Senbon Zakura and AoOni to the list because they are, like Light Novel, illustrated novels, but unlike Light Novel, they are not published in tankoubon format but larger format, which is why they were not counted in the list before (as they are strictly not Light Novels)


AoOni ranked on its release week

Apr 23, 2013 8:27 AM by kuuderes_shadow

The anime release of Shngeki working wonders for the manga,

Apr 23, 2013 7:57 AM by alanwake

Shingeki's sales is high :P
As expected..hehe..xD

Apr 23, 2013 6:40 AM by CrescentYozora25

Progeusz said:
jmal said:
How many million selling manga are there these days anyway? One Piece of course, and here we see Shingeki. Is anything else consistently hitting a million?
Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Kimi ni Todoke and... that's it.
Not sure about how consistently the sales over the series, but recently I caught a glimpse of a list containing the top selling manga from the 3 biggest publishers (Shueisha, Shogakugan and Kodansha) in the past 12 months and titles that hit 1 million mark in sales include:

Shueisha: One Piece, Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Kimi ni Todoke, with Blue Exorcist being close but not yet breach 1 million
Shogakukan: Silver Spoon
Kodansha: Vagabond, Shingeki no Kyojin, with Saint Oniisan being very close but not yet reach 1 million

Apr 23, 2013 4:44 AM by symbv

Snowical said:
*8, *55,542 *,448,458 Sakamoto Desuga? Vol.1

I see you've been linking like this for weeks.
Sakamoto desu ga? on MAL

Apr 23, 2013 4:32 AM by Shadow-Chan

kuuderes_shadow said:
Shousetsu Senbon-Zakura ranks for the first time in week 6? Sounds more likely that it was just missing from the ranks before.
Aooni ranks for the first time in over a month and picks up more than 30k sales, including this week's. Just goes to show how much we miss.
I added Senbon Zakura and AoOni to the list because they are, like Light Novel, illustrated novels, but unlike Light Novel, they are not published in tankoubon format but larger format, which is why they were not counted in the list before (as they are strictly not Light Novels)

Apr 23, 2013 2:43 AM by symbv

SAO best first week?
Hataraku Maou-sama looks good.
One Punch Man is decent, popularity is increasing.

Shingeki no Kyoujin - as expected.

Apr 23, 2013 1:55 AM by Xaliuss

there's no oregairu there :(

Apr 23, 2013 1:44 AM by krisyana

I just checked Kuroko no Basuke - it aired at same time as Shinkegi, just last year. All of the volumes got at least 350k boost thanks to anime. Yeah, I counted everything and if you subtract ones that ranked in top100 volumes from yearly total we get 361 k per each of 12 remaining volumes. What's more, none* of Kuroko volumes ranked in April-May period. Yes, thresholds (21-30k) were higher because we were only getting top30 of volumes but in Shingeki's case we get two** volumes above 30k, five in top30 and all of them are above 23k. If one of them manages to rank next week**, we should be expecting at the very least 0.4M boost from anime.
*I'm not counting freshly released vol 17 because it would rank even without anime.
**I'm obviously excluding vol 10 for reason stated above.

For anyone interested:
Apr 9 - 15
Apr 16 - 22
Apr 23 - 29
You can easily find other weeks by copying thread subject and altering dates.
Yearly 2012

P.S. Just for clarification - anime isn't responsible for all of the manga sales boost, just 70-90%, didn't mention it earlier to make post more readable. After all, people pick up manga all the time, even crazy popular hits such as One Piece. We don't see it because it's somewhere in hundreds every week, not tens of thousands.

Apr 23, 2013 12:54 AM by Progeusz

ThangLong said:
Ok, that's a lot of sales for SnK, but it's not like the manga was unheard of before. In fact, the manga has been one of the most popular works out there. Looking at all the volumes increases, especially vol. 1 jump, I would say last week, the anime-boosting-effect only amounted for 23K - 30K gain in sales (discounted for a ballpark of 3K -10K normal weekly gain)

Thus under the best scenario, there's only a 2.5% incease in sales due to the anime hype so far. This is not a bad number, but not anything earth-shattering either. For a manga this hugely popular, the effect from anime hype seems minimal.
Manga sales are nothing like anime. If it's getting 20-30k boost now, we can safely assume it will get at least 10k every week anime airs.

Apr 23, 2013 12:24 AM by Progeusz

LOL all the SnK volumes on top 50.
It's not like the manga wasn't popular before the anime.If I am not wrong,it was
extremely popular and it's sales really high for a manga without an anime.

Also really glad to see One Punch Man and Berserk, along with SAO in the light novels category.

Apr 23, 2013 12:20 AM by yuyyuka

And while everyone's attention is turned towards SnK in the manga lists, there are some interesting happenings in the light novel lists as well.

SAO instantly becomes the second best selling LN release of the year. Baka to Test is catching up with Index to reclaim the 3rd spot. (by the figures we have of course)
Hataraku maou-sama vol 8 exceeds the total listed sales of vol 7 (acquired over 2 weeks) by 20% in its first week. Meanwhile vols 1 & 2 both manage to rank.
Neither vol 2 or 3 of Biblia rank for the first time in ages.
Shousetsu Senbon-Zakura ranks for the first time in week 6? Sounds more likely that it was just missing from the ranks before.
Aooni ranks for the first time in over a month and picks up more than 30k sales, including this week's. Just goes to show how much we miss.

Apr 22, 2013 11:46 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Honestly, I've watched the anime before reading the manga. After finishing episode 2, I immediately read the manga and sat all throughout the day trying to catch up on the latest chapter. Maybe because I'm a fan of survival/action/horror genre? Or maybe because the plot pulls me. Every single chapter makes me want to read the next one > <

Plus the opening song is just.. majestic. Fits the anime perfectly. The anime adaption is 100% better compared to the new animes *cough* So I'm not surprised that the sales' on fire~

Apr 22, 2013 7:39 PM by Waifu