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Japan's Weekly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for Mar 10 - 16

by Snow
Mar 19, 2014 3:57 PM | 49 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga and Light Novel rankings for March 10th - 16th

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

Manga
*1. 348,844 2,425,033 One Piece Vol.73
*2. 155,409 *,724,257 Gin no Saji Vol.11
*3. 128,045 *,870,277 Naruto Vol.68
*4. 112,078 *,521,272 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.8
*5. 111,494 *,593,726 Kuroko no Basket Vol.26
*6. *83,858 *,471,520 Bleach Vol.62
*7. *64,143 *,*64,143 Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi Vol.8
*8. *58,095 *,287,190 Toriko Vol.29
*9. *54,064 *,252,216 Nisekoi Vol.11
10. *50,326 *,207,943 New Prince of Tennis Vol.12

11. *49,810 *,*49,810 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.5
12. *49,489 *,124,689 Kangoku Gakuen Vol.12
13. *38,959 *,*38,959 Hiyokoi Vol.12
14. *38,102 *,*38,102 Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- Anthology Comic: Yokosuka Chinjufu-hen Vol.4
15. *34,735 *,307,785 Ore Monogatari! Vol.5
16. *34,446 *,127,924 Toshokan Sensou: Love & War Vol.13
17. *31,304 *,101,231 Ultraman Vol.4
18. *28,612 *,*60,643 Amaama to Inazuma Vol.2
19. *25,523 *,484,608 Terra Formars Vol.8
20. *24,279 *,254,851 Hyakushou Kizoku Vol.3

21. *22,415 *,*22,415 Seito Shokun! - Saishuushou: Tabidachi Vol.11
22. *22,258 *,*42,201 Hakaiju Vol.12
23. *21,071 *,143,653 I Am a Hero Vol.14
24. *20,940 *,*41,284 Mahou Shoujo of the End Vol.5
25. *20,831 *,*55,662 Sengoku Ittouki Vol.7
26. *19,820 *,*36,731 Drop OG - Out of Ganchu Vol.8
27. *19,296 *,*19,296 Hallelujah Overdrive! Vol.11
28. *19,141 *,*19,407 Haru wo Daite Ita: Alive Vol.1
29. *19,042 *,295,888 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.13
30. *18,548 1,589,201 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.12

31. *18,539 *,*47,693 Juu: Ninpou Makai Tensei Vol.4
32. *18,087 *,*36,273 Doubutsu no Kuni Vol.14
33. *17,567 *,*17,854 Omairi Desu yo Vol.2
34. *17,184 *,*33,345 Clover Vol.35
35. *17,058 *,*17,058 Rakuda Tsukai to Ouji no Yoru
36. *16,724 *,*17,069 Honto Yajuu Vol.7
37. *16,543 *,*58,496 Otogimoyou Ayanishiki: Futatabi Vol.4
38. *16,526 *,*28,750 Chikin - "Drop" Zenya no Monogatari Vol.11
39. *15,952 *,*15,952 Kyou no Nekomura-san Vol.7
40. *15,350 *,*15,350 Hitoribocchi no Chikyuu Shinryaku Vol.5

41. *15,202 *,782,445 Gin no Saji Vol.10
42. *14,989 2,807,421 One Piece Vol.72
43. *14,731 *,*14,731 Tsuki no Sango Vol.1
44. *14,345 *,297,464 Suki tte Ii na yo. Vol.12
45. *14,326 *,106,397 Switch Girl!! Vol.25
46. *14,245 *,*84,694 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Vol.7
47. *13,675 1,767,687 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.11
48. *13,607 *,*31,339 Higanjima: Saigo no 47 Nichikan Vol.14
49. *13,448 *,*30,657 Maken-Ki! Vol.12
50. *13,237 *,524,005 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.1


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 29,072 *50,305 Strike the Blood Vol.10
*2. 18,651 *29,929 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Vol.10.5
*3. 17,603 *28,971 Ro-Kyu-Bu! Vol.14
*4. 12,876 *22,423 Golden Time Vol.8
*5. 12,745 *21,693 Heavy Object Vol.8
*6. 11,480 473,026 Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Vol.5
*7. 11,211 *15,464 Precure 10th Year Anniversary Official Book
*8. 11,137 264,038 Manga de Wakaru Nanatsu no Shuukan
*9. 10,217 *10,217 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Vol.12
10. *9,721 *15,831 Danshi Koukousei de Urekko Light Novel Sakka wo Shiteiru keredo, Toshishita no Classmate de Seiyuu no Onnanoko ni Kubi wo Shimerareteiru. Vol.2

11. *9,457 **9,457 Hamamura Nagisa no Keisan Note Vol.5
12. *9,283 **9,283 Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Vol.3
13. *9,011 *29,309 Na no Nai Shisha
14. *8,323 *14,117 Boku to Kanojo no Game Sensou: Gamers-tachi no Nichijou
15. *7,686 *14,088 Tenkyou no Alderamin - Nejimaki Seirei Senki Vol.5
16. *7,203 *29,606 One Piece Strong Words 2
17. *7,144 **7,144 Madoushi wa Heibon wo Nozomu Vol.3
18. *6,480 **6,480 Uchi no Isourou ga Sekai wo Shouaku Shiteiru! Vol.7
19. *5,812 *42,460 Tokutou Tenjouin Alpha no Nanjiken Vol.5
20. *5,693 *37,247 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai Vol.5
21. *5,641 *27,596 Ao no Exorcist Vol.3


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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20 of 49 Comments Recent Comments

Nice to see Nisekoi top 10

Mar 21, 2014 5:16 PM by Klad

Cupquake said:
cabacc2 said:
Cupquake said:
cabacc2 said:
Am I supposed to know Silver Spoon?


It's written by the sake mangaka that did fma and has two anime seasons. I guess it's pretty well known

thx for information. Maybe I will consider reading it in a far far future...


It's about farming man.....

Farming
Well, one of my friends is actually a farmer. ^^

Mar 21, 2014 5:14 PM by throwaway111

cabacc2 said:
Cupquake said:
cabacc2 said:
Am I supposed to know Silver Spoon?


It's written by the sake mangaka that did fma and has two anime seasons. I guess it's pretty well known

thx for information. Maybe I will consider reading it in a far far future...


It's about farming man.....

Farming

Mar 21, 2014 3:00 PM by Mushmallow

Cupquake said:
cabacc2 said:
Am I supposed to know Silver Spoon?


It's written by the sake mangaka that did fma and has two anime seasons. I guess it's pretty well known

thx for information. Maybe I will consider reading it in a far far future...

Mar 21, 2014 2:56 PM by throwaway111

cabacc2 said:
Am I supposed to know Silver Spoon?


It's written by the sake mangaka that did fma and has two anime seasons. I guess it's pretty well known

Mar 21, 2014 2:40 PM by Mushmallow

yawn

Mar 21, 2014 9:12 AM by DateYutaka

There's an ultraman manga? Well then...

Mar 21, 2014 9:11 AM by Tazu

You know that:
a) that's just one week of sales
b) it's not the most recent sales figures
c) MAL has threads for this
right?

Mar 21, 2014 7:52 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Amiluhur said:
I guess like JAVs, these LNs are just mostly mass-produced "junk food"

Not sure that this applies there. This is after all, from the same author as Kino no Tabi.
Also well, we don't have a synopsis on MAL for this title, so I guess it's all good that we don't need one right ? :p

Mar 21, 2014 6:50 AM by Zefyris

I am happy for my Gin no Saji <3

Mar 21, 2014 6:40 AM by Tengai

Am I supposed to know Silver Spoon?

Mar 21, 2014 6:03 AM by throwaway111

tsudecimo said:
Attack on titan didn't make it because it's newest volume is still not released.

Release date : April 9, 2014


Oh that's how it works... Attack on titan should have been a weekly manga, it would have sold more. I just hope it makes the top 10.

Mar 20, 2014 11:54 PM by Ghost001

Attack on titan didn't make it because it's newest volume is still not released.

Release date : April 9, 2014

Mar 20, 2014 11:44 PM by tsudecimo

One Piece almost having sold 3x as much as 2nd place. Sounds like normal.

Mar 20, 2014 11:29 PM by IntroverTurtle

Ok, One piece at #1 Naruto surprisingly in second, and silver spool in third. Now what was shocking to me is that attack on titan didn't even make the top 25 list. I really thought It would have at least make it in the top 10, but I guess not. Maybe because of the anime ending? or because the last few chapters are slow paced? Anyways I hope attack on titan can get some sales to try and get a top 10 spot. My prediction is one piece getting first spot this year. I don't think naruto will hold second spot though.... I'm not a naruto hater btw.

here's the link http://www.saiyanisland.com/2014/03/one-piece-naruto-led-the-way-in-manga-sales-bleach-6/

Mod Note: Separate thread on manga sales merged with the official news thread, discussion from merged thread follows.

Mar 20, 2014 11:25 PM by Ghost001

SlickDragon said:
Andan210 said:
Now, even if HxH came back regularly, it doesn't represent absolutely any competition for OP.


If togashi came back immediately and consistently released volumes at a similar rate to OP (this is roughly equivalent to lotto percentages), it still wouldnt be a threat in the short term. However this would have a ripple effect of extending the anime indefinitely and putting it back in an ideal spot to hit up the top 10 rankings every week like it used to back in 2011/2012 when the manga was ongoing. Eventually after a year or two of consistency the gap would be narrowed, and HxH would be 2nd to OP. It would atleast be able to reclaim its 700k first weeks, if not even beat its own numbers, and would present some kind of challenge at the top of the Shonen Battle Manga War.

Well from my point of view, if Togashi went back to his work ethic form 1998-2002 (that is, when he actually worked) and started releasing at least 3 or 4 volumes per year, it obviously would increase the total manga sales. Right now is Shueisha's eighth best-selling manga series, but if Togashi actually cared for the fans and worked his ass off for the next 10 years or so, it could easily enter in the Top 5. However, even if Togashi would did this right now, the anime is still going to end in August-September of this year, because is simply to close to the manga and consumes too many chapter with each episode (approximately 3 chapters of the manga for every episode of the anime). So, that will eliminate the anime boost for a at least 3 or more years. I still think it lost his chance to be a real threat to One Piece supremacy, but it will definitely be one to Naruto for example. Or every other series that is not OP, really.
SlickDragon said:
Andan210 said:
i know that HxH is huge in Japan. More huge than Shingeki no Kyojin, obviously. Nobody cuetions that. But it could have been bigger, if it wasn't by Togashi's laziness.


Yes most of us who have been following anime/manga since last millenium realize in the grand scheme of things how HxH is much bigger than Snk. However you would be surprised how many ignorant SnK fans think they are in the same league. They are blinded by it having reached its Peak and the huge anime boost it got, and think that a good year or two puts it in the same discussion as the 2 last remaining Powerhouses from last Millenium. There is no reasoning with them, they will have to learn the hardway in a couple years when SnK meets its demise. Ultimately 10 years down the line when Op and HxH are still around and Dominating, and SnK is just a fleeting memory, they will realize the folly of their ways.

Ofcourse Togashi is the biggest threat to HxH, he has done everything to suppress its potential which was much greater if he would have been half the Mangaka Eiichiro Oda is in terms of consistent releases and work ethic. If by some miracle he can get his act together then HxH has a chance to be the threatening competition to OP that it should have been.

I really don't think SnK is gonna have a very dramatic drop in sales in the recent years. After all remenber that is monthly manga, so is only able to publish 2 or maybe 3 volumes per year, at most. So, all the fans ,in Jpan and worldwide, will focus in those few volumes per year, and the sales will be stable. I agree in that it has reached his peek in sales, and that people that put it in the same league as long-runners like OP, HxH or Naruto are in heavy drugs. It belongs in the same category as Berserk for example. It will have steady year sales, helped out by the fact that the second season of the anime is most probably going to come out in 2015-2016. But it will never in this universe reach the numbers of Shueisha's biggest hits, like some delusional fans says. Besides, it has been confirmed that it's going to end in volume 20, so that leaves 4 years at most of life to the manga. Like i said, heavy drugs.

And yeah, fuck Togashi.

Mar 20, 2014 8:16 PM by Andan210

Andan210 said:
Yes, if Togashi would have been a responsible person and constantly worked on his manga instead of playing Dragon Quest, Hunter x Hunter may have been a strong opponent for One Piece in the yearly rankings. But Togashi is a troll, so he didn't do that.


Yes you are right, thats why we HxH Fans lament the situation and wish it were different, but alas Togashi gives us almost no hope for a recovery.

Andan210 said:
Now, even if HxH came back regularly, it doesn't represent absolutely any competition for OP.


If togashi came back immediately and consistently released volumes at a similar rate to OP (this is roughly equivalent to lotto percentages), it still wouldnt be a threat in the short term. However this would have a ripple effect of extending the anime indefinitely and putting it back in an ideal spot to hit up the top 10 rankings every week like it used to back in 2011/2012 when the manga was ongoing. Eventually after a year or two of consistency the gap would be narrowed, and HxH would be 2nd to OP. It would atleast be able to reclaim its 700k first weeks, if not even beat its own numbers, and would present some kind of challenge at the top of the Shonen Battle Manga War.

Andan210 said:
i know that HxH is huge in Japan. More huge than Shingeki no Kyojin, obviously. Nobody cuetions that. But it could have been bigger, if it wasn't by Togashi's laziness.


Yes most of us who have been following anime/manga since last millenium realize in the grand scheme of things how HxH is much bigger than Snk. However you would be surprised how many ignorant SnK fans think they are in the same league. They are blinded by it having reached its Peak and the huge anime boost it got, and think that a good year or two puts it in the same discussion as the 2 last remaining Powerhouses from last Millenium. There is no reasoning with them, they will have to learn the hardway in a couple years when SnK meets its demise. Ultimately 10 years down the line when Op and HxH are still around and Dominating, and SnK is just a fleeting memory, they will realize the folly of their ways.

Ofcourse Togashi is the biggest threat to HxH, he has done everything to suppress its potential which was much greater if he would have been half the Mangaka Eiichiro Oda is in terms of consistent releases and work ethic. If by some miracle he can get his act together then HxH has a chance to be the threatening competition to OP that it should have been.

Mar 20, 2014 7:00 PM by SlickDragon

SlickDragon said:
peeyaj said:
How I wish Hunter x Hunter would return in Shonen Jump, so One Piece has some competition. Damn you, Togashi! :'(

Andan210 said:
Even if HxH came back, there will be no competition for OP. For other series? Yes, sure. But for OP? Nah, never.


We have this conversation on the Weekly updates all the time. Most of us Agree that only HxH could put up some level of competition to OP. They have been in the same Solar System since last Millenium, while the rest are at best part of the same Galaxy. If HxH Mangaka Togashi wasn't the laziest bastard ever and would have been consistent with releases and no endless ever present Hiatus, then HxH would have been the only publication that had a chance of outright dethroning OP occasionally. As is its straight up impossible for it to be dethroned, and 1 year wonders like Shingeki won't change that (as they have begun their inevitable decline).

Yes, if Togashi would have been a responsible person and constantly worked on his manga instead of playing Dragon Quest, Hunter x Hunter may have been a strong opponent for One Piece in the yearly rankings. But Togashi is a troll, so he didn't do that. Now, even if HxH came back regularly, it doesn't represent absolutely any competition for OP. Don't get me wrong. i know that HxH is huge in Japan. More huge than Shingeki no Kyojin, obviously. Nobody cuetions that. But it could have been bigger, if it wasn't by Togashi's laziness.

Mar 20, 2014 5:30 PM by Andan210

peeyaj said:
How I wish Hunter x Hunter would return in Shonen Jump, so One Piece has some competition. Damn you, Togashi! :'(

Andan210 said:
Even if HxH came back, there will be no competition for OP. For other series? Yes, sure. But for OP? Nah, never.


We have this conversation on the Weekly updates all the time. Most of us Agree that only HxH could put up some level of competition to OP. They have been in the same Solar System since last Millenium, while the rest are at best part of the same Galaxy. If HxH Mangaka Togashi wasn't the laziest bastard ever and would have been consistent with releases and no endless ever present Hiatus, then HxH would have been the only publication that had a chance of outright dethroning OP occasionally. As is its straight up impossible for it to be dethroned, and 1 year wonders like Shingeki won't change that (as they have begun their inevitable decline).

Mar 20, 2014 5:12 PM by SlickDragon

Strike the Blood and 1 made me happy.

Mar 20, 2014 10:55 AM by WandersonC