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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Apr 27 - May 3

by Snow
May 10, 2014 8:19 PM | 23 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for April 27th - May 3rd

*1. Attack on Titan Vol.12
*2. Naruto Vol.65
*3. Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki
*4. Attack on TItan Vol.1
*5. Fairy Tail Vol.37
*6. Attack on Titan Vol.10
*7. Attack on Titan Vol.2
*8. Devils and Realist Vol.1
*9. Sword Art Online: Aincrad
10. Attack on Titan Vol.4

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

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ToG25thBaam said:
Lol, surprised to see Devils and Realist up there.
Tengai said:

Hang in there, Devils and Realist!!!

+1, if only we could have an anime sequel which is close to impossible. Despite all the shounen ai undertone it does have a pretty decent story.


Yeah, a season 2 of the Anime is close to impossible :/ Well, I'll just read the Manga.
I agree, and I like the name Solomon ahahaha.

May 12, 2014 3:46 AM by Tengai

keragamming said:
So what do you guys want them to do? sell some unknown manga that will probably not sell well? They probably are selling other manga but they're not selling that well to make the top 10.

It all comes down to good marketing and popularity of the manga. If it's not widely known it wont sell well, therefore other manga series need a anime adoption or better marketing to advertise the manga, the more people that know about it, the better chances of it selling well. That's just how things run in business.


^ +1 Likes it or not, that's the way the industry works and it will always be that way. You want the company to bring in more title? Well, they need the cash first.

In fact, we should all be happy that manga industry are in fact booming now thanks to Snk sales. Why? It keeps the industry alive which also means that more manga publisher may consider bringing in new titles to the U.S. I remember reading a report somewhere recently that the series has been helping the manga publisher Kondansha to gain revenue for the first time in 19 years and that obviously wasn't an easy feat. While the popularity of anime and manga kept on rising, it doesn't change the fact that it is still a relatively niche market. Manga has never been popular in the U.S (aside from the big 3) and it doesn't help with the fact that most people read them online because A) Why buy it when you can read it online for free? B) No access to local manga store C) Doesn't like any of them enough to buy them. There has always been on-going concerns about the low sales of manga in the U.S when compared to other countries in Europe or Asia.

May 12, 2014 12:36 AM by Estherella

So what do you guys want them to do? sell some unknown manga that will probably not sell well? They probably are selling other manga but they're not selling that well to make the top 10.

It all comes down to good marketing and popularity of the manga. If it's not widely known it wont sell well, therefore other manga series need a anime adoption or better marketing to advertise the manga, the more people that know about it, the better chances of it selling well. That's just how things run in business.

May 11, 2014 11:25 AM by keragamming

sevki said:
PokeBaal said:
AOT, Naruto, SAO, FT, pff the same ranking EVERY WEEK...


Agreed, sir.


me2 ._.

May 11, 2014 11:04 AM by RuleZ

At least SAO and Fairy Tail are up there, can't say I like the others but SnK's success is staggering, not that surprising considering it's basically the Bayformers of manga. Must check out Devils and Realist and the Wolf Children manga at some point

May 11, 2014 10:43 AM by VulgarLife

PokeBaal said:
AOT, Naruto, SAO, FT, pff the same ranking EVERY WEEK...


Agreed, sir.

May 11, 2014 10:05 AM by sevki

`-` This is really goin' out of control...Name it SnK top from now on.

May 11, 2014 8:36 AM by -Okami

While I'm happy that SnK is gaining traction in the US, I'm a bit scared this will pressurize the mangaka even more to tweak the manga ending to satisfy an international audience. :/

May 11, 2014 8:24 AM by Vongole

Best seller in US?

May 11, 2014 7:38 AM by Qatami

If only they published more unknown manga in the US. Maybe like france or so.. You would probably see different titles on that list

May 11, 2014 7:35 AM by PunpunGod

I only see Shingeki everywhere... LOL But happy with Devils and Realist and S.A.O...

May 11, 2014 6:29 AM by Montinihabato13

I'm worried .... SnK took over the chart O_o

May 11, 2014 6:29 AM by Haine

wow, SnK just ruled the chart :/

orithyea said:
I'm hardly surprised that Watamote's rank was short lived.

LOL +1

May 11, 2014 5:24 AM by hublaa

Lol, surprised to see Devils and Realist up there.
Tengai said:

Hang in there, Devils and Realist!!!

+1, if only we could have an anime sequel which is close to impossible. Despite all the shounen ai undertone it does have a pretty decent story.

May 11, 2014 3:47 AM by ToG25thBaam

Attack on Titan...........again. I bet Hajime is now eating muneh :3
Hang in there, Devils and Realist!!!

May 11, 2014 3:17 AM by Tengai

Shingeki no Kyojin dominating more with that Toonami help

May 11, 2014 1:41 AM by sim0n2170

AoT as always, DOMINATING the charts

May 11, 2014 12:11 AM by PriestSlayer

orithyea said:
I'm hardly surprised that Watamote's rank was short lived.


Oh well, maybe it will return later this year. SnK dominating as usual heh.

May 10, 2014 11:01 PM by Stark700

I see that Titan is selling well here in the US.

May 10, 2014 9:59 PM by sullynathan

AOT, Naruto, SAO, FT, pff the same ranking EVERY WEEK...

May 10, 2014 9:30 PM by PokeBaal