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Japan's Weekly Manga Ranking For Dec 22 - Jan 4

by dtshyk
Jan 7, 2009 4:14 PM | 17 Comments
Here is the weekly manga sales ranking top 30 for Dec 22nd - Jan 4th. (Oricon took a break last week.)

Rank/ Two-week total sales/ Total sales/ Title
*1, 825,026 *,825,026 Fullmetal Alchemist vol.21
*2, 300,206 *,300,206 Moyashimon vol.7
*3, 243,051 *,243,051 Koukou Debut vol.13
*4, 209,051 *,209,054 Initial D vol.38
*5, 186,801 *,186,801 Ohoku vol.4
*6, 163,896 *,163,896 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin vol.18
*7, 149,341 *,150,341 Team Medical Dragon vol.19
*8, 137,632 *,137,632 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Minagoroshi-hen vol.1
*9, 135,413 *,135,413 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuribayashi-hen vol.1
10, 129,816 *,129,817 Clover vol.21

11, 129,539 *,141,566 Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu vol.2
12, 118,043 1,540,949 One Piece vol.52
13, 115,797 *,123,394 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya vol.7
14, 115,147 *,115,148 Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta vol.5
15, 111,426 *,111,427 Ah! My Goddess vol.38
16, 101,866 *,101,866 MPD Psycho vol.13
17, 100,557 *,100,558 Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch
18, 100,146 *.266,655 Fairy Tail vol.13
19, *99,996 *,*99,996 Nabari no Ou vol.10
20, *97,957 *,254,956 Ahiru no Sora vol.22

21, *94,963 *,116,000 Koizora - Setsunai Koimonogatari vol.7
22, *84,647 *,*84,747 Zipang vol.38
23, *83,354 *,148,620 Gakuen Alice vol.17
24, *80,373 *,*80,373 Kamen Rider Spirits vol.15
25, *79,586 *,*79,586 Kiyoku Yawaku vol.9
26, *76,243 *,*76.244 Nagasarete Airantou vol.14
27, *75,251 *,195,237 Air Gear vol.23
28, *74,818 *,204,348 Hajime no Ippo vol.86
29, *74,666 *,*74,667 Aozora Yell vol.1
30, *73,331 *,*77,787 Moyashimon vol.7 Limited Edition

Additional info
Moyashimon vol.7 Limited Edition had an extra item "Nano Block Oryzae". It's a kind of LEGO block.


Last ranking: Japan's Weekly Manga Ranking For Dec 15 - 21
Source: Oricon Comic Ranking

17 Comments Recent Comments

I'm happy for MPD Psycho and Hajime no Ippo.

Jan 10, 2009 11:39 PM by sigunjdd

thanks for the additional stats dtshyk.

interesting list. apart from the latest volume of FullMetal Alchemist, not a single other title even came close to FMA's numbers.

oh well, glad to see MPD Psycho at least make the top 20 for this week.


Jan 9, 2009 10:28 AM by avrc

dtshyk said:
windy said:

Who's the person standing next to Kei, covered up?
The character was not showed up in the anime because they skipped Okinawa chapter.
Ahh, gotcha. Thanks. :)

Jan 8, 2009 8:19 PM by windy

vindemon64 said:
^Oooh, that's interesting. If possible (and if you have time), can you do the same for WSJ?


Weekly Shounen Jump
*1, 2,440,000 One Piece vol.47
*2, 1,520,000 Hunter x Hunter vol.25
*3, 1,500,000 Naruto vol.41
*4, 1,310,000 Bleach vol.27
*5, *,740,000 D.Gray-man vol.12
*6, *,650,000 Gintama vol.22
*7, *,620,000 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! vol.18
*8, *,510,000 Eyeshield 21 vol.24
*9, *,490,000 Prince of Tennis vol.38
10, *,400,000 Ral Grad; RalΩGrado vol.1

Weekly Shounen Sunday
*1, *,980,000 Detective Conan vol.57
*2, *,450,000 Konjiki no Gash!! vol.29
*3, *,440,000 Hayate The Combat Butler vol.14
*4, *,420,000 Cross Game vol.9
*5, *,400,000 Kekkaishi vol.19
*6, *,400,000 Major vol.66
*7, *,310,000 Inu Yasha vol.49

Jan 8, 2009 5:55 PM by dtshyk

Kraker2k said:
kuroshiroi said:
What's up with that cover for Moyashimon? Two girls in maid outfits? Am I supposed to recognize them having only seen the anime?

The Oryzae is awesome though.

If you've seen the anime you should recognise the "girl" on the right haha.
God damn traps...
Obviously I need to rewatch Moyashimon.

Jan 8, 2009 5:47 PM by kuroshiroi

vindemon64 said:
^Oooh, that's interesting. If possible (and if you have time), can you do the same for WSJ?


I believe the top 3 shonen jump manga that sold last year (2008) was:
1.One Piece
2.Naruto
3.Hitman Reborn

Jan 8, 2009 5:44 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

^Oooh, that's interesting. If possible (and if you have time), can you do the same for WSJ?

Jan 8, 2009 5:37 PM by VK11

windy said:

Who's the person standing next to Kei, covered up?


The character was not showed up in the anime because they skipped Okinawa chapter.

Animefan009 said:

O I C, I wonder what the top 3 popular manga for Shonen Magazine is for Japan considering that top 3 for Shonen Jump are One piece naruto and bleach


If you measure the popularity by the total sales of all the published Tankoubon,
*1, 80 million copies Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo
*2, 76 million copies Hajime no Ippo
*3, 50 million copies Shoot! *finished
*3, 50 million copies Great Teacher Onizuka *finished
*5, 40 million copies Tsurikichi Sanpei *finished
*6, 25 million copies Bari Bari Densetsu *finished
*7, 20 million copies Kaze Densetsu Bukkomi no Taku *finished
*7, 20 million copies Boys Be ... *finished
*9, 18 million copies RAVE *finished
*9, 18 million copies GetBackers *finished
11, 14 million copies Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
12, 12 million copies Mahou Sensei Negima!

If you take a look at the sales of single volume published between 2007 and 2008,
1, 500,000 Hajime no Ippo vol.50
2, 450,000 Mahou Sensei Negima! vol.18
3, 450,000 Air Gear vol.17
4, 440,000 Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE vol.19
5, 440,000 Ahiru no Sora vol.16
6, 410,000 Fairy Tail vol.6
7, 380,000 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Setsurei Densetsu Satsujinjiken Part1

Source: Manga Sales Database
Source: Manga wa Doko e Yuku

Jan 8, 2009 3:54 PM by dtshyk

vindemon64 said:
Animefan009 said:
Look guys, I mean I know you guys are all currious to seeing what manga that I'm happy for, I mean that's why you guys always say it right? Anyways cool Full Metal Alchemist I like it and Fairy Tail good good yea awesome lol lmao


Well, its not only that. I like to see how manga that I personally think are popular in the US, fair in Japan. Sale numbers - though not the entire picture - I think give shows us a nice grasp how people like that specific series in Japan.

Though with this week specifically, outside of Fullmetal Alchemist, there's not really too big a difference all of the other series.

O I C, I wonder what the top 3 popular manga for Shonen Magazine is for Japan considering that top 3 for Shonen Jump are One piece naruto and bleach

Jan 8, 2009 2:42 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

OH GOD, Lego-Oryzae is too cute. I'm so happy the manga sales are so high; I'm desperately hoping for a second season to the anime.
Who's the person standing next to Kei, covered up?

Jan 8, 2009 2:29 PM by windy

FMA, Higurashi and Umineko FTW! ^^

Jan 8, 2009 12:43 PM by Alzea

kuroshiroi said:
What's up with that cover for Moyashimon? Two girls in maid outfits? Am I supposed to recognize them having only seen the anime?

The Oryzae is awesome though.

If you've seen the anime you should recognise the "girl" on the right haha.

Jan 8, 2009 7:34 AM by Kraker2k

What's up with that cover for Moyashimon? Two girls in maid outfits? Am I supposed to recognize them having only seen the anime?

The Oryzae is awesome though.

Jan 8, 2009 7:21 AM by kuroshiroi

Animefan009 said:
Look guys, I mean I know you guys are all currious to seeing what manga that I'm happy for, I mean that's why you guys always say it right? Anyways cool Full Metal Alchemist I like it and Fairy Tail good good yea awesome lol lmao


Well, its not only that. I like to see how manga that I personally think are popular in the US, fair in Japan. Sale numbers - though not the entire picture - I think give shows us a nice grasp how people like that specific series in Japan.

Though with this week specifically, outside of Fullmetal Alchemist, there's not really too big a difference all of the other series.

Jan 8, 2009 6:35 AM by VK11

Manga I'm really happy for this week:

Fullmetal Alchemist vol.21
Koukou Debut vol.13
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuutsu vol.2
Haruhi Suzumiya vol.7
Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta vol.5
Ah! My Goddess vol.38
Gakuen Alice vol.17
Air Gear vol.23
Hajime no Ippo vol.86
Aozora Yell vol.1

Jan 8, 2009 1:23 AM by MomoHime125

Look guys, I mean I know you guys are all currious to seeing what manga that I'm happy for, I mean that's why you guys always say it right? Anyways cool Full Metal Alchemist I like it and Fairy Tail good good yea awesome lol lmao

Jan 7, 2009 8:27 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

Fullmetal Alchemist making a nice splash with 800,000+ copies sold. Haha, glad to see One Piece vol. 52 still managing to sell 100,000+ more copies.

Jan 7, 2009 6:48 PM by VK11