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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for the Week Ending April 11, 2009 (Released April 17, 2009)

by Zirgo
Apr 19, 2009 2:53 AM | 41 Comments
Graphic Books Best Seller List (Manga) for the Week Ending 11 April 2009
The most interesting entry on this week's list is Gantz, Vol. 4. Also, xxxHolic, Vol. 13, and Negima (both original, Vol. 21, and Neo, Vol. 1) drop off, and Vampire Knight, Vol. 6, and Rosario + Vampire, Vol. 6 make an appearance. Naruto remains and Fruits Basket, Vol. 22 does as well.
1 NARUTO, Vol. 43, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
2 NARUTO, Vol. 44, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
3 NARUTO, Vol. 42, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
4 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, Vol. 6, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $8.99.)
5 NARUTO, Vol. 41, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
6 NARUTO, Vol. 40, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
7 FRUITS BASKET, Vol. 22, by Natsuki Takaya. (TokyoPop, $10.99.)
8 GANTZ, Vol. 4, by Hiroya Oku. (Dark Horse, $12.95.)
9 ROSARIO + VAMPIRE, Vol. 6, by Akihisa Ikeda. (VIZ Media, $7.99.)
10 NARUTO, Vol. 39, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
Rankings reflect sales of graphic novels, for the week ending April 11. Further information on data sources can be found at MAL news topic for last week.

Source: NY Times Graphic Books Best Seller List (4/17/09)

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Cowabunga said:
dawnwan said:
Fai said:
dawnwan said:
VK is popular dude.

Not as much as Naruto.. but vampires in general are pretty 'trendy'.


wut vampires?...

There are as many vampires in VK as in Twilight, thus there are no vampires in VK :E


I never said anything about twilight.

Buffy the vampire slayer, dusk till dawn, van hellsing, underworld 1, underworld 2, underworld 3, blade 1, blade 2, blade 3, South Park Goth VS Vampires, etc, etc... there's been so many vampire based movies, shows, books, videogames, comics in the last 10 years alone.


Everything in bold sucks lol


never said they were good... but they made millions each.

supply and demand

Apr 20, 2009 7:15 PM by dawnwan

Wait, people in America buy something other than Naruto?

Apr 20, 2009 4:32 PM by MintAluka

Loling over how 6/10 of them are Naruto,

Apr 20, 2009 1:10 PM by Kyora

dawnwan said:
Fai said:
dawnwan said:
VK is popular dude.

Not as much as Naruto.. but vampires in general are pretty 'trendy'.


wut vampires?...

There are as many vampires in VK as in Twilight, thus there are no vampires in VK :E


I never said anything about twilight.

Buffy the vampire slayer, dusk till dawn, van hellsing, underworld 1, underworld 2, underworld 3, blade 1, blade 2, blade 3, South Park Goth VS Vampires, etc, etc... there's been so many vampire based movies, shows, books, videogames, comics in the last 10 years alone.


Everything in bold sucks lol

Apr 20, 2009 12:23 PM by Cowabunga

It's good to see Vampire Knight.

If the list was of series rather than volumes, Naruto would be on there only once.

Apr 20, 2009 10:43 AM by OverChasm

This list doesn't surprise me given how popular Naruto is. Companies are always looking for that money maker and like or dislike Naruto, Viz has definitely found it. It feels as if action packed series always make it to the top of the list domestically. Perhaps it's just a cultural difference, I really don't know. But at the end of the day it's still just a best seller list. While it is interesting to see what people are buying the most of over here I can't bring myself to feel strongly either way. Now if the New York Times best seller list became a determining factor in what gets released domestically then I'd have a problem with this list.


With that said, I didn't even realize Gantz was out over here. Shows how much I'm paying attention. I've been wanting to read Gantz for a while after seeing the end of that anime.

Apr 20, 2009 12:02 AM by silver_huskey

Gantz?

Hooray~

People are starting to read decent manga here.

Apr 19, 2009 6:00 PM by DarkBusterCloud

I expected Naruto to be up there.
Though i still find it mildly entertaining.

coughsasukecough.

Apr 19, 2009 3:46 PM by Shancakeschan

Mmmh, Naruto dominating the list.... That's just so sad...

Apr 19, 2009 2:56 PM by dawnferra

wow america fails again.... and people wonder why we're so stereotyped as idiots....

Apr 19, 2009 2:23 PM by nyamo

blackwings said:
Nidhoeggr said:
Is it just me our does this list seriously lack some good mangas (except place 8)?
I don't get all this Naruto hype in the US: There should be Berserk, Full metal Alchemist, one Piece or other non-crappy mangas on the top.

Well...at least Bleach isn't featured. That would be overkill.



The majority of the fans are basically kids around 12 or 13. So, those little kids are screaming Naruto fans.

I'm thinking the same thing. Where's FMA or One Piece or Bleach?!

That list is so wrong. Nothing but goddarn Naruto.



I agree with....Nidhoeggr. Bleach sucks :p

Apr 19, 2009 2:12 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

Fai said:
dawnwan said:
VK is popular dude.

Not as much as Naruto.. but vampires in general are pretty 'trendy'.


wut vampires?...

There are as many vampires in VK as in Twilight, thus there are no vampires in VK :E


I never said anything about twilight.

Buffy the vampire slayer, dusk till dawn, van hellsing, underworld 1, underworld 2, underworld 3, blade 1, blade 2, blade 3, South Park Goth VS Vampires, etc, etc... there's been so many vampire based movies, shows, books, videogames, comics in the last 10 years alone.

Apr 19, 2009 1:10 PM by dawnwan

wow a good manga in the list!! gantz rocks and some people see that. i',m sad Berserk, lone wolf and cub, claymore and vagabond are not in the list. those are some great manga but no one is buying them. so sad...

Apr 19, 2009 12:57 PM by superjesus

ChronosXIII said:
So...much...NARUTO... >.>

I'm surprised to see Rosario+Vampire on the list though.


I know lol it R+V was good, I didn't expect it to make it.

Apr 19, 2009 11:22 AM by Rei_12

So...much...NARUTO... >.>

I'm surprised to see Rosario+Vampire on the list though.

Apr 19, 2009 11:20 AM by ChronosXIII

Nayah_sux said:
be_loved said:
-.- Too much Naruto.


this
Animegal9215 said:
Friendlysoul said:
DinaraC said:
Anyways, wow Naruto is really, really big. Kishimoto san is prolly laughing his way to the bank.


LOL :P amazing comment there :P


lol I can just see him chuckling to himself as he carries (or drags) his huge brown sack of money with a dollar sign on it.


and this.

that man is a genius.
Knowing what agegroup to hit hardest with crap for profit.

Apr 19, 2009 11:08 AM by Cowabunga

Nidhoeggr said:
Is it just me our does this list seriously lack some good mangas (except place 8)?
I don't get all this Naruto hype in the US: There should be Berserk, Full metal Alchemist, one Piece or other non-crappy mangas on the top.

Well...at least Bleach isn't featured. That would be overkill.



I agree....we need more One Piece. It's cause they hardly realease it really :(

Apr 19, 2009 10:57 AM by Severus_Grey

Vampires are sexy, good taste.

Apr 19, 2009 10:25 AM by Yandere

I'm surprised Negima 21 fell off that fast, otherwise no surprises.

Apr 19, 2009 9:51 AM by mitamaking

katsup said:
kyon91 said:
No one will buy VK vol 7, it sucked.

no, they'll buy it only to find out it sucked, then totally lose interest in the series all together because it was such an awful volume.....

vk was so good till that vol :<

Ha, yeah, it certainly becomes bait and switch around there..

Apr 19, 2009 9:46 AM by shinkeikaku