Anime & Manga News

Japan's Weekly Manga Ranking For May 11 - 17

by dtshyk
May 20, 2009 4:52 PM | 33 Comments
Here is the weekly manga sales ranking top 30 for May 11th - 17th.

*1, 124,638 *,124,638 Fairy Tail vol.15
*2, 112,824 *,112,824 Mahou Sensei Negima! vol.26
*3, *99,994 *,*99,994 Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE vol.27
*4, *76,035 *,*76,035 Bloody Monday vol.11
*5, *65,529 *,864,708 Naruto vol.46
*6, *59,132 *,*59,132 Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge vol.23
*7, *56,277 *,*56,277 Costume Play ★ Animal vol.11
*8, *55,365 *,*55,365 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei vol.17
*9, *50,204 *,374,275 Ouran High School Host Club vol.14
10, *41,826 *,*95,911 Hanma Baki vol.18

11, *41,138 *,*41,138 Kinkyori Renai vol.4
12, *38,145 *,*81,997 Baki Gaiden - Scarface vol.5
13, *34,428 *,*34,428 Seitokai Yakuindomo vol.2
14, *33,302 *,*51,609 flat vol.2
15, *32,628 *,*32,628 Mahou Sensei Negima! vol.26 Limited Edition
16, *28,442 *,*28,442 Shibatora vol.12
17, *28,006 *,*28,006 Godhand Teru vol.46
18, *24,643 *,205,876 Claymore vol.16
19, *24,506 *,*24,521 Aoi Honoo vol.2
20, *23,909 *,*23,909 Inochi vol.2

21, *23,869 *,*23,869 Short Program Girl's Type
22, *20,854 *,*20,854 Smash! vol.13
23, *19,878 *,*19,878 Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE vol.27 Limited Edition with OVA
24, *19,006 1,068,430 Fullmetal Alchemist vol.22
25, *17,467 *,200,971 Eyeshield 21 vol.35
26, *17,367 *,166,854 Toriko vol.4
27, *14,976 *,150,975 K-ON! vol.1
28, *14,967 *,151,301 K-ON! vol.2
29, *14,811 *,151,693 Gintama Character Book vol.2 Gintama Gonensei
30, *14,477 *,102,921 Sengoku Tenshouki vol.5

The last week's ranking: Japan's Weekly Manga Ranking For May 4 - 10
Source: Oricon Comic Ranking

Additional info:
A live action movie based on Tezuka Osamu's manga "MW" will be premiered on July 4th. Preceding the movie, a special live action TV drama was announced to be aired on June 30th.

Picture of one of the scenes
Yamada Takayuki (left) and Tamaki Hiroshi (right) play the main roles.

Source: Natalie

School Rumble Z ended on May 20th in Magazine SPECIAL June issue. The love story of School Rumble has concluded in the final chapter (spoiler).

Source: Natalie

Weekly Light Novel Ranking for May 11 - 17

*1, 30,063 *58,086 Spice and Wolf vol.11
*2, 13,791 147,755 Saiunkoku Monogatari Side Story vol.4
*3, *8,618 *19,896 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.2
*4, *7,621 *16,669 Okami-san to Tottemo Otome na Bunbuku Chagama

Source: Oricon Novel Ranking

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

V3gas said:
Sorry to disappoint you, but Fairy Tail's mangaka has just copied Eiichiro Oda's (One Piece) art style (he was his assistant), at least that's what it seems like.


Sorry to disapoint you, but FT art, while a bit similar, is nothing like OP "art".

FT art style and details beat OP by miles. ;)

Jun 17, 2009 4:51 AM by Ahenshihael

What the heck, Negima sucks big time. This list is rigged.

Jun 17, 2009 2:12 AM by Sahbiot

Williampetty said:
"V3gas" said:
Sorry to disappoint you, but Fairy Tail's mangaka has just copied Eiichiro Oda's (One Piece) art style (he was his assistant), at least that's what it seems like.

Um, no. Oda and Hiro were assissatants of the person who made Rurouni Kenshin...


Um, no. Oda and Takei (Shaman King) were the assistants to Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin) - Hiro never was an assistant to any manga-ka.

Jun 13, 2009 6:33 PM by Hayato_kun

"V3gas" said:
Sorry to disappoint you, but Fairy Tail's mangaka has just copied Eiichiro Oda's (One Piece) art style (he was his assistant), at least that's what it seems like.

Um, no. Oda and Hiro were assissatants of the person who made Rurouni Kenshin...

Jun 13, 2009 5:15 PM by TheUnknownOne

WOW for Bloody Monday! I can´t wait to have the mangas in my hands!

Jun 1, 2009 3:35 PM by Tenori

Some nice manga there!

May 31, 2009 3:54 AM by Pyrrhus

*8, *55,365 *,*55,365 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei vol.17
16, *28,442 *,*28,442 Shibatora vol.12

yay!!! i really love those mangas!!! (and i really need to order the english voliums...)

May 31, 2009 2:42 AM by serverwolf

fairy tail is very popular now

May 25, 2009 4:42 AM by villains

internetotaku said:
vindemon64 said:

Actually, Fairy Tail is in the top 20 popular manga here on MAL, with upwards of 6500+ readers, so it does have a steady following here on MAL. However, with the lackluster effort that came with the last few arcs (the manga had such a promising start too), people are beginning to realize this manga may be overrated (though that can be up to debate).


Alright Fairy Tail! I was so meaning to get into that; glad to see that its popular there. I think I can deal with any problem issues though, I like that art irregardless.

Sorry to disappoint you, but Fairy Tail's mangaka has just copied Eiichiro Oda's (One Piece) art style (he was his assistant), at least that's what it seems like.

May 24, 2009 11:02 PM by V3gas

Fairy Fail on top this week.

WSM titles have the top locked in this week.

May 24, 2009 2:07 PM by Hakumen

dtshyk said:
*2, 112,824 *,112,824 Mahou Sensei Negima! vol.26


#2, yay :)

May 23, 2009 4:33 PM by Ramen

flat is pretty popular. I'm not sure if I saw whatever all these other people saw in it that made it sell THAT many copies.

May 22, 2009 11:52 AM by shinkeikaku

Yes Shounen Magazine is selling all the top 4 mangas.I hope people finnally will give more value to manga magazines that not are of Jump.Not that Jump is bad,but when I think of it,i think of Naruto and not amazing series like One Piece,Eyeshield 21 and Psyren.o/

May 21, 2009 9:20 PM by CodeSaint

vindemon64 said:

Actually, Fairy Tail is in the top 20 popular manga here on MAL, with upwards of 6500+ readers, so it does have a steady following here on MAL. However, with the lackluster effort that came with the last few arcs (the manga had such a promising start too), people are beginning to realize this manga may be overrated (though that can be up to debate).


Alright Fairy Tail! I was so meaning to get into that; glad to see that its popular there. I think I can deal with any problem issues though, I like that art irregardless.

May 21, 2009 1:19 PM by internetotaku

Fai said:

Its outrageous that FT and Bloody Monday don't have as much followers in MAL community as they do in Japan...


Actually, Fairy Tail is in the top 20 popular manga here on MAL, with upwards of 6500+ readers, so it does have a steady following here on MAL. However, with the lackluster effort that came with the last few arcs (the manga had such a promising start too), people are beginning to realize this manga may be overrated (though that can be up to debate).

May 21, 2009 11:56 AM by VK11

good to see szs so high up.

May 21, 2009 11:38 AM by ufufufu

Sonja said:
Not that interesting titles, but both K-ON volumes are there :------))))


*sigh* the manga sucks ... than again i like something with an actual plot

May 21, 2009 10:52 AM by Lvhina

Fai said:

Its outrageous that FT and Bloody Monday don't have as much followers in MAL community as they do in Japan...

Not really, none of them are that good.

May 21, 2009 10:43 AM by V3gas

seems i have to find Yamato Nadeshiko Sichi Henge then....

May 21, 2009 6:03 AM by mitayashi

dtshyk said:

*1, 124,638 *,124,638 Fairy Tail vol.15
*3, *99,994 *,*99,994 Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE vol.27
*4, *76,035 *,*76,035 Bloody Monday vol.11


Yes yes yes yes :3


Its outrageous that FT and Bloody Monday don't have as much followers in MAL community as they do in Japan...

May 21, 2009 4:46 AM by Ahenshihael