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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Nov 10 - 16

by Snow
Nov 22, 2013 9:13 AM | 28 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for November 10th - 16th

*1. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Vol.5
*2. Naruto Vol.63
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.8
*4. Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter's Late Night Tea Party Vol.1
*5. Attack on Titan Vol.1
*6. No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! Vol.1
*7. Black Butler Vol.1
*8. Monster Musume Vol.1
*9. Vampire Knight Vol.17
10. Maximum Ride: The Manga Vol.7

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

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Watamote is terrible, even my own country has shit taste.

Nov 23, 2013 8:45 AM by Shuhan

The power of monster girls....

Nov 23, 2013 4:37 AM by Wesson8Magnum

Monster Musume is still hanging in there. =)

I didn't think Watamote would be in the top ten. The anime it seemed did it justice. It wasn't my favourite show but I still really enjoyed watching it.^^

Nov 23, 2013 1:43 AM by AlphaDeltaZeta

Free $25 card with volume 5 of Yugioh 5ds....not surprising it's selling well

Nov 22, 2013 11:28 PM by rpn101

Ahh yay! I'm glad to see Black Butler got into the top 10. It's one of my top favorites ^.^

Nov 22, 2013 9:38 PM by nekoXmuffins

Beaver897 said:
j0x said:
lol YuGiOh is still popular in america i thought Attack on Titan will take over already

Well, Yu Gi Oh has been popular for years, yeah? I think it's fine to AoT to take a few more years to take over. It's not like it should get all the limelight, really, but what it's really great for is that the limelight that's being shone on it is also paving a way to introduce many other great series that wouldn't normally have been known outside of Japan and its fanbase because of how other people normally view anime.


As a competitive yugioh player the reason volume 5 sold so well is that the $10 manga has a promo card that is valued at around $25 in it so many people have gone out of there way to get there hands on many of the volume, myself included where ive bought two and still looking for more to collect lol

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 PM by MadMickey

I'm still a bit surprised by SnK's immense popularity. It's good, but I woulda never marked it to be such a massive hit. (Shows what I know)

moonstarfireclan said:
lol why does Black Butler vol 1 randomly show up on the list every so often


Black Butler is one of the standard weeaboo-level anime. On the 'any random high school girl with pink hair, a death note t-shirt, a notebook full of bad fanfic, and has seen about a total of five anime' has 100% watched it, loved it, and introduced it to all their friends. Due to this, it's incredibly popular in America.

Nov 22, 2013 9:01 PM by Kezone

Wind_Sr said:
WataMote being there that's pretty surprising. Didn't think people liked that enough especially in the US.


WataMote is one of the few franchises that seems to be more popular in the West than in Japan.

I read that the manga became a huge hit on 4chan and they started importing it. Apparently, the Japanese picked up on this, started buying the manga as well, which eventually resulted in the anime being made.

And now that the manga is licensed, people who wanted to read it in English can do so now. I bought it myself and am very happy I did. It's not exactly a visual masterpiece, but it's entertaining nonetheless. I'm definitely looking forward to getting the upcoming volumes as well.

Nov 22, 2013 8:15 PM by Firelord76

lol why does Black Butler vol 1 randomly show up on the list every so often

Nov 22, 2013 6:40 PM by moonstarfireclan

j0x said:
lol YuGiOh is still popular in america i thought Attack on Titan will take over already

Well, Yu Gi Oh has been popular for years, yeah? I think it's fine to AoT to take a few more years to take over. It's not like it should get all the limelight, really, but what it's really great for is that the limelight that's being shone on it is also paving a way to introduce many other great series that wouldn't normally have been known outside of Japan and its fanbase because of how other people normally view anime.

Nov 22, 2013 6:39 PM by Beaver897

lol YuGiOh is still popular in america i thought Attack on Titan will take over already

Nov 22, 2013 4:55 PM by isekai

I'm behind in the X no Kuni no Alice series... ;___;
I barely bought Cheshire Cat Waltz vol 4, yet i own all of the main story, CCW 1-4, and Bloody Twins.

Need to get a job.

Nov 22, 2013 4:52 PM by Maora

Mr_Gutts said:
Man yu gi oh is popular


obligitory points at signature.


Yugioh is the current top selling card game by # of cards sold iirc. It isn't so farfetched for any issue of yugioh with a promo to not sell

Nov 22, 2013 3:22 PM by Dudewitbow

VioLink said:
JizzyHitler said:
VioLink said:
Snowical said:
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.8
*5. Attack on Titan Vol.1

I witnessed AoT's US popularity firsthand yesterday when my co-worker who has never mentioned anything about watching anime/reading manga told me Japan was lucky that they were getting Attack on Titan: Wings on Humanity for 3ds in 2 weeks. When talking with him more I learned that AoT was the only anime he has watched outside of Toonami/Adult swim. Also note that this guy didn't know I watched anime either since I hide my powerlevel.

AoT: Wings on Humanity trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVeVqtHYHIg
Spike Chunsoft (Dangan Ronpa, Pokemon mystery dungeon) is the publisher so there could be a US release in the future.
oh no shingeki's popularity here is really weird to me, im having the exact same experiences where people who randomly bring up they love shingeki

Its honestly safe to say shingeki may have broke the cultural barrier like cowboy bebop and DBZ did

And it will get even bigger once Toonami grabs it.
oh yah it will, lets just hope the dub is good. I mean it probably wont be hard to do that cause its not like any of the characters really had much emotion behind their voices half the time in the japanese

Nov 22, 2013 2:17 PM by JizzyHitler

I can't even buy a fucking Manga =_=

Nov 22, 2013 2:15 PM by Tengai

JizzyHitler said:
VioLink said:
Snowical said:
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.8
*5. Attack on Titan Vol.1

I witnessed AoT's US popularity firsthand yesterday when my co-worker who has never mentioned anything about watching anime/reading manga told me Japan was lucky that they were getting Attack on Titan: Wings on Humanity for 3ds in 2 weeks. When talking with him more I learned that AoT was the only anime he has watched outside of Toonami/Adult swim. Also note that this guy didn't know I watched anime either since I hide my powerlevel.

AoT: Wings on Humanity trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVeVqtHYHIg
Spike Chunsoft (Dangan Ronpa, Pokemon mystery dungeon) is the publisher so there could be a US release in the future.
oh no shingeki's popularity here is really weird to me, im having the exact same experiences where people who randomly bring up they love shingeki

Its honestly safe to say shingeki may have broke the cultural barrier like cowboy bebop and DBZ did

And it will get even bigger once Toonami grabs it.

Nov 22, 2013 1:43 PM by VioLink

VioLink said:
Snowical said:
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.8
*5. Attack on Titan Vol.1

I witnessed AoT's US popularity firsthand yesterday when my co-worker who has never mentioned anything about watching anime/reading manga told me Japan was lucky that they were getting Attack on Titan: Wings on Humanity for 3ds in 2 weeks. When talking with him more I learned that AoT was the only anime he has watched outside of Toonami/Adult swim. Also note that this guy didn't know I watched anime either since I hide my powerlevel.

AoT: Wings on Humanity trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVeVqtHYHIg
Spike Chunsoft (Dangan Ronpa, Pokemon mystery dungeon) is the publisher so there could be a US release in the future.
oh no shingeki's popularity here is really weird to me, im having the exact same experiences where people who randomly bring up they love shingeki

Its honestly safe to say shingeki may have broke the cultural barrier like cowboy bebop and DBZ did

Nov 22, 2013 1:12 PM by JizzyHitler

Man yu gi oh is popular

Nov 22, 2013 1:10 PM by Mr_Gutts

Snowical said:
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.8
*5. Attack on Titan Vol.1

I witnessed AoT's US popularity firsthand yesterday when my co-worker who has never mentioned anything about watching anime/reading manga told me Japan was lucky that they were getting Attack on Titan: Last Wings of Humanity for 3ds in 2 weeks. When talking with him more I learned that AoT was the only anime he has watched outside of Toonami/Adult swim. Also note that this guy didn't know I watched anime either since I hide my powerlevel.

AoT:Last Wings of Humanity trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVeVqtHYHIg
Spike Chunsoft (Dangan Ronpa, Pokemon mystery dungeon) is the publisher so there could be a US release in the future.

Nov 22, 2013 12:13 PM by VioLink

wow, sure watamote is selling well in US! (I love the manga since I first started reading it one and half year ago, but I didn't expect other people who is not familiarized with terms such as "otome games", "drama CD", etc to enjoy it this much)

looks like YenPress did a really good job with the translation~

decided, I'm also getting the volume next time in december or january

Nov 22, 2013 10:19 AM by NemuriNezumi