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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for the Week Ending April 18, 2009 (Released April 24, 2009)

by Zirgo
Apr 24, 2009 4:43 PM | 27 Comments
Graphic Books Best Seller List (Manga) for the Week Ending 18 April 2009
This week has the usual Naruto volumes grouping up in the higher ranks, with the two volumes, Vampire Knight, Vol. 6, and Fruits Basket Vol. 22 struggling to stay on the list. At the same time a new title, Chibi Vampire Vol. 13 arrives on the list landing on pos #7. Gantz from previous list has moved out of the top 10 list.

1 NARUTO, VOL. 44, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
2 NARUTO, VOL. 42, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
3 NARUTO, VOL. 43, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
4 NARUTO, VOL. 31, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
5 NARUTO, VOL. 41, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
6 NARUTO, VOL. 40, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
7 CHIBI VAMPIRE 13, by Yuna Kagesaki. (TokyoPop, $10.99.)
8 FRUITS BASKET, VOL. 22, by Natsuki Takaya. (TokyoPop, $10.99.)
9 NARUTO, VOL. 39, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
10 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 6, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $8.99.)

Source : NY Times Graphic Best Seller List released April 24.

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the_seventh_l said:
Nidhoeggr said:
That's even worse than last week's sales *facepalm*
The United States of Faggotry strike yet again....


keep it classy

Maybe it was a little mean, but I wonder if they're selling anything other besides Naruto....

Apr 26, 2009 7:07 AM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr said:
That's even worse than last week's sales *facepalm*
The United States of Faggotry strike yet again....


keep it classy

Apr 26, 2009 7:04 AM by the_seventh_l

That's even worse than last week's sales *facepalm*
The United States of Faggotry strike yet again....

Apr 26, 2009 6:59 AM by Nidhoeggr

Kira01 said:
Seriously?

NARUTO is sure popular..

I haven't watched an episode for over a year. Is it really that good...?

Naruto is popular because it's advertised like craaaaaaazy here. It's probably something everyone knows about, though not by name. It's okay, but not "OMG EPIC MUST BUY EVERY VOLUME" status. I'm guessing the people who are currently buying all these new volumes of Naruto have never even heard of scanlations and such.

Apr 25, 2009 8:55 PM by adamantine

Seriously?

NARUTO is sure popular..

I haven't watched an episode for over a year. Is it really that good...?

Apr 25, 2009 8:44 PM by Kira01

hypertreb said:
How did Vampire Knight get so high

Because Twilight fangirls think anything with "vampires" is like Twilight. Fails.

adamantine said:
keitorin said:
Expected.

I say in May we should all go buy the second volume of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
I know I will.

Already planned on doing so. xD

I'm in. Going to an anime con in may anyway.

Apr 25, 2009 7:34 PM by panda_general

blackwings said:
Naruto just needs to be shunned
Because Bleach is so much better.

Masashi Kishimoto must be swimming in a pool of money right now, I feel bad for his brother.

Apr 25, 2009 7:17 PM by CottonCandyLover

How did Vampire Knight get so high

Apr 25, 2009 7:05 PM by hypertreb

keitorin said:
Expected.

I say in May we should all go buy the second volume of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
I know I will.

Already planned on doing so. xD

Apr 25, 2009 4:43 PM by adamantine

keitorin said:
Expected.

I say in May we should all go buy the second volume of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
I know I will.

Here here!!

Apr 25, 2009 9:32 AM by CreamyVelvet

superjesus said:
@the_seventh_l it's because Naruto sucks ass
In your opinion.

Apr 25, 2009 8:40 AM by LolitaDecay

@the_seventh_l it's because Naruto sucks ass(or is only a 4 in a scale of 1 to 10)n it's wild popularly is somewhat dumbfounding to me. vis really knows how to market shit to kids i guess. the part that get's me is the really great manga does not ever make the top 15.

Apr 25, 2009 8:37 AM by superjesus

At some point everyone will buy up all the current volumes of Naruto and other things can make it onto the list. Things like Fruits Basket, Chibi Vampire, and Vampire Knight? Oh boy!

Apr 25, 2009 6:38 AM by shinkeikaku

naruto is popular as ever

Apr 25, 2009 1:28 AM by kage-bunshin

o great,


List dominated by orange-jumpsuit "ninjas" with spirit bombs and finished with twilight weebompires...

Apr 25, 2009 12:37 AM by Ahenshihael

windy said:
i don't even care about naruto. fruits basket and vampire knight need to gtfo.

VK can gtfo, but Furuba deserves it's place.

Apr 24, 2009 11:54 PM by amayadori

Naruto just needs to be shunned

Apr 24, 2009 11:53 PM by BlackAssassin

i don't even care about naruto. fruits basket and vampire knight need to gtfo.

Apr 24, 2009 11:17 PM by windy

Lol Chibi Vampire.

Apr 24, 2009 11:10 PM by DarkBusterCloud

Like I said before....

People buy something other than naruto? But Chibi Vampire is a good change of pace from the typical

Apr 24, 2009 9:31 PM by MintAluka