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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Dec 8 - 14

by Snow
Dec 20, 2013 4:29 PM | 24 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for December 8th - 14th

*1. One Piece Vol.69
*2. Attack on Titan Vol.1
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.9
*4. Attack on Titan Vol.2
*5. Demon Love Spell Vol.5
*6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Vol.5
*7. Attack on Titan Vol.3
*8. Sailor Moon Short Stories Vol.2
*9. Maximum Ride: The Manga Vol.7
10. Naruto Vol.63

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

Okay then, I was wrong.

Dec 21, 2013 10:43 AM by tsudecimo

@tsude

Not very recent but *shrug* least it's something.

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=284505

Dec 21, 2013 10:36 AM by DarkAngelz

Nice way to completely derail what I meant....

Anyone have the statistics of age for one piece readers? All I know is that it's not popular enough with teenagers which is ironic. And popular with people older, but it doesn't mention how big or small their size are.

Dec 21, 2013 10:33 AM by tsudecimo

ToG25thBaam said:
tsudecimo said:
Minagatachi said:
Youbetternot said:
I expected this, One Piece is so popular for little kids
Maybe in the US, but in Japan this couldn't be any further from the truth.

How? Adult readers are in the minority. If it weren't aimed for kids or popular with their group, then why is the series Childish and kid friendly in terms of art, comedy, lack of death, large amount of happy moments, etc.

Even the adult readers are the ones who grew up reading it as kids.

So adults can only enjoy a show when it's full of deaths and less amount of happy moments? Hmm I see. I prefer to stay as a child at heart then, so I must say.


^^^ +100

Dec 21, 2013 8:36 AM by NemuriNezumi

Suck on that AoT One Piece back to back.

Dec 21, 2013 8:04 AM by Mr_Gutts

ToG25thBaam said:
tsudecimo said:
Minagatachi said:
Youbetternot said:
I expected this, One Piece is so popular for little kids
Maybe in the US, but in Japan this couldn't be any further from the truth.

How? Adult readers are in the minority. If it weren't aimed for kids or popular with their group, then why is the series Childish and kid friendly in terms of art, comedy, lack of death, large amount of happy moments, etc.

Even the adult readers are the ones who grew up reading it as kids.

So adults can only enjoy a show when it's full of deaths and less amount of happy moments? Hmm I see. I prefer to stay as a child at heart then, so I must say.


Good point ;)

Cool list btw ^^

Dec 21, 2013 3:05 AM by Tengai

tsudecimo said:
Minagatachi said:
Youbetternot said:
I expected this, One Piece is so popular for little kids
Maybe in the US, but in Japan this couldn't be any further from the truth.

How? Adult readers are in the minority. If it weren't aimed for kids or popular with their group, then why is the series Childish and kid friendly in terms of art, comedy, lack of death, large amount of happy moments, etc.

Even the adult readers are the ones who grew up reading it as kids.

So adults can only enjoy a show when it's full of deaths and less amount of happy moments? Hmm I see. I prefer to stay as a child at heart then, so I must say.

Dec 21, 2013 1:01 AM by ToG25thBaam

ToG25thBaam said:
In every week, all I see from the comment section were "AoT in the top (...)" -.-! MAL has became predictable.

It's kind of hard not to comment on something we see in every new list.

Anyway, I agree with tsudecimo. The list barely changed at all, with a few drops and additions and of course AoT in more than three spots.

Dec 20, 2013 11:48 PM by Nabris

Yay! One Piece number ONE Twice in a row on the NYTIMES LIST!!!! Anyone think the OP ad played a role in this? Me happy :)
tsudecimo said:
Minagatachi said:
Youbetternot said:
I expected this, One Piece is so popular for little kids
Maybe in the US, but in Japan this couldn't be any further from the truth.

How? Adult readers are in the minority. If it weren't aimed for kids or popular with their group, then why is the series Childish and kid friendly in terms of art, comedy, lack of death, large amount of happy moments, etc.

Even the adult readers are the ones who grew up reading it as kids.


Eh. It's not really for kids. If it was, 4kids wouldn't have had so much trouble dubbing it. Additionally, even if they didn't mess up the "this is filler so lets cut it out" and the "lets not have her die, and instead put her into a dungeon!" parts... the series legit couldn't have continued with that demographic. I'm not sure if you're caught up or not... but there is a specific arc that legit is NOT kid friendly in the slightest. It's the most important arc in the entire series, meaning it couldn't be logically skipped over, and it just CAN'T be edited for kids... because it's ALL just NOT kid friendly. Just because of the art, comedy, "lack of death" and "large amount of happy moments", you think it's childish? It's the themes that pull the adult audience. I've dropped plenty of series that I liked when I was younger. Being able to KEEP the reader as he or she ages means it has SOMETHING that works for the age group. :P

EDIT: Kind of funny how dubbers have little trouble making Naruto for kids. Lmao. It's all about the vibe. Naruto has a darker vibe, while OP is lighter. That's why Naruto seems more adult while OP seems more childish. That being said, OP has some really dark themes. Darker than Naruto. This is probably the reason why it's more challenging to make OP for little kids... than it is to make Naruto for little kids.... Eh. whatever.

BTW. I looked at your list and it said that OP was inferior to Naruto and HxH in every single way.... eh. To each their own.

Dec 20, 2013 9:51 PM by DarkAngelz

Minagatachi said:
Youbetternot said:
I expected this, One Piece is so popular for little kids
Maybe in the US, but in Japan this couldn't be any further from the truth.

How? Adult readers are in the minority. If it weren't aimed for kids or popular with their group, then why is the series Childish and kid friendly in terms of art, comedy, lack of death, large amount of happy moments, etc.

Even the adult readers are the ones who grew up reading it as kids.

Dec 20, 2013 9:12 PM by tsudecimo

Youbetternot said:
I expected this, One Piece is so popular for little kids
Maybe in the US, but in Japan this couldn't be any further from the truth.

Dec 20, 2013 8:45 PM by Minagatachi

ToG25thBaam said:
In every week, all I see from the comment section were "AoT in the top (...)" -.-! MAL has became predictable.


well, it can't be helped! predictable or not it's actually the case~

Dec 20, 2013 7:49 PM by NemuriNezumi

Sailor Moon is still holding on strong. Yessss!

Dec 20, 2013 7:33 PM by soulless4now

AOT still dominating

Dec 20, 2013 7:28 PM by sim0n2170

The list barely changed..

Dec 20, 2013 7:09 PM by tsudecimo

In every week, all I see from the comment section were "AoT in the top (...)" -.-! MAL has became predictable.

Dec 20, 2013 7:07 PM by ToG25thBaam

Really surprised One Piece is up there twice, I was plenty surprised when it was up there last week too. Anyways I'm happy for the series.

Dec 20, 2013 7:01 PM by IntroverTurtle

Aozumi said:
AoT continues to invade the manga charts lol

and at the end of the month new volume~


tis good!

Dec 20, 2013 6:35 PM by HungLikeaZombie

*obligatory 'AoT still in top 5' comment*
It's become a running joke at my local anime store that they rarely have every volume in stock, and they've started posting to their Facebook page "all Attack on Titan volumes are in, how long will they last this time?"
It was only about half an hour, the last time it happened.

Stark700 said:
Never heard of Maximum Ride before though.
It's an OEL manga adaptation of a YA novel series by James Patterson. I read the first three volumes, it's not bad. I'm not surprised it's doing this well, given how popular the novels are.

Dec 20, 2013 6:26 PM by Mirror_Mouse

I expected this, One Piece is so popular for little kids

Dec 20, 2013 6:21 PM by Youbetternot

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