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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Aug 11 - 17

by Snow
Aug 23, 2013 5:12 PM | 26 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for August 11th - 17th

*1. Naruto Vol. 62
*2. Attack on Titan Vol.1
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.3
*4. Attack on Titan Vol. 2
*5. Bakuman Vol. 20
*6. Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Clockmaker's Story
*7. Attack on Titan Vol.5
*8. Sailor Moon Vol.12
*9. Black Butler Vol.14
10. Black Butler Vol.1

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

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I'm reading Bakuman and Black Butler. The rest of the time I'm trying to catch up on Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and/or Breaking Bad.

Aug 30, 2013 6:13 PM by blindassassin

only the shit pandering ones ....

Aug 26, 2013 3:06 AM by moeslasher

*2. Attack on Titan Vol.1
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.3
*4. Attack on Titan Vol. 2


<3<3<3 SNK FTW

Aug 25, 2013 5:26 AM by Vendetta6th

Nice list this week. :D

Aug 24, 2013 11:12 PM by soulless4now

Attack on Titan selling well. No real surprises on this list.

Aug 24, 2013 6:57 PM by sushiisawesome

Snowical said:
Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for August 11th - 17th

*1. Naruto Vol. 62
*2. Attack on Titan Vol.1
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.3
*4. Attack on Titan Vol. 2
*5. Bakuman Vol. 20
*6. Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Clockmaker's Story
*7. Attack on Titan Vol.5
*8. Sailor Moon Vol.12
*9. Black Butler Vol.14
10. Black Butler Vol.1

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List


can u post the top 20 next time pls :p and the sales if they have

Aug 24, 2013 1:11 PM by aboe

Hmm... what I don't get is that whenever I go to the B&N store, there's ALWAYS lots of gaps in the volumes for One Piece. I rarely see all the volumes. I doubt this is the case due to lack of orders, and I've always thought it was just cause people actually buy 'em... but I've never (though I admit, I rarely check) seen One Piece on the NY top selling list. It makes me kinda sad. A few years ago I was in a class full of asians and all they supported was Naruto, Death Note, and the occasional Bleach/Fruit Basket/Vampire Knight series. I only know one person that kept up with it- but he wasn't a fan of manga or anything, while everyone else didn't like it. It's so disheartening :(

Aug 24, 2013 12:21 PM by DarkAngelz

why is it that we don't see how much the sold

Aug 24, 2013 8:11 AM by Mr_Gutts

ainky said:
I would like to know the number of copies sold.


Here are the usual numbers for copies sold in America:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-05/bookscan-manga-ranking-may-21-27
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-08/bookscan-manga-ranking-may-28-june-3

Bookscan is the american oricon and represents around 70% of all sales done in America.

Aug 24, 2013 7:41 AM by Josl

I would like to know the number of copies sold.

Aug 24, 2013 6:22 AM by ainky

Bakuman love, anyone? okay. </3 Though I still find it surprising that bakuman is in the list.

Aug 24, 2013 5:42 AM by TouchMeNot

SnK volumes 1-3 on top 5 list, nice :3. I'll be curious on how well this will do later on when it makes it debut as well:

http://myanimelist.net/manga.php?id=43999

Aug 24, 2013 12:03 AM by Stark700

ranzero said:
is it just me or there's barely any one piece in this list.....
I guess western audience isn't too fond of it....


One Piece is the most famous manga in Japan I think but western audience prefer Naruto as Naruto is more famous outside Japan.

Aug 23, 2013 11:10 PM by Tengai

is it just me or there's barely any one piece in this list.....
I guess western audience isn't too fond of it....

Aug 23, 2013 10:29 PM by ranzero

Wait, is AoT licensed in the US? In English? I had no idea...

Aug 23, 2013 9:56 PM by Akie

I'm really glad AoT is selling well!

Aug 23, 2013 9:30 PM by SexySanta

Amiluhur said:
Back to topic, i'm honestly pretty surprised that Alice on Country of Heart sold well, does this mean America has pretty significant share of reverse harem fan?


I was surprised as well, but I guess that's why the bookstores always have some of those Alice in the Country of (fill in blank).
What surprised me more was that Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji volume one was on there. Regardless of how popular it is, I would think the first volume wouldn't be selling that well with it being at the fourteenth volume coming out.
And how was Naruto in first place for a second week?!? Maybe that April's fool joke MAL did from a few years back wasn't that much of a joke after all...

Aug 23, 2013 8:35 PM by mangastar

I don't really mind people saying Attack on Titan (or any other manga) is overrrated, as long as they back it up with logical reasoning. But what baffles me is the fact that many of them just dump their shallow comments and then walk away without sound when other people call them out on it.

Back to topic, i'm honestly pretty surprised that Alice on Country of Heart sold well, does this mean America has pretty significant share of reverse harem fan?

Aug 23, 2013 8:25 PM by Amiluhur

Yeah, a lot of people just cling to popular things. Looks like Attack on Titan has struck that vein. Even though I don't care for it, I think that's really good. Keep growing the the anime fanbase via mainstream titles. We don't want to be stuck in a tiny shrinking niche circle after all.

Aug 23, 2013 8:23 PM by Meddigo

There will always be things popular among the masses (Harry Potter or Twilight are some examples as far as books go, and Justin B. as far as singers) which some people won't get into at the same degree, if at all. Something being over rated is simply an opinion, and everyone's entitled to their opinions, even those girls who act like total fools when it comes to Justin B. and the like. I'll personally agree that while SnK is a good, entertaining manga, there are others out there that deserve just as much, if not more recognition as it's currently receiving. I tend to think that hits like these come around at just the right time, and at another time while they would still be popular, not to the same degree.

Aug 23, 2013 8:16 PM by mangastar