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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for the Week Ending May 23, 2009 (Released May 29, 2009)

by Zirgo
May 31, 2009 3:14 PM | 29 Comments
Graphic Books Best Seller List (Manga) for the Week Ending 29 May 2009
This weeks list sends two new titles, Negima and Full Metal Alchemist, all the way to the top of the chart, leaving Naruto behind. Further down the list, Otome 2 climbes up to 8th place from previous weeks 10th place. Fruit Basket stays unchanged and Vampire Knight takes 10th.

1 NEGIMA! VOL 22, by Ken Akamatsu. (Del Rey, $10.99.)
2 FULL METAL ALCHEMIST, VOL. 18, by Hiromu Arakawa. (VIZ Media, $9.99.)
3 NARUTO, VOL. 44, by Masashi Kishimoto. (Viz Media, $7.95.)
4 NARUTO, VOL. 43, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
5 NARUTO, VOL. 42, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
6 NARUTO, VOL. 40, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
7 NARUTO, VOL. 41, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $7.95.)
8 OTOMEN 2, by Aya Kanno. (VIZ Media, $8.99.)
9 FRUITS BASKET, VOL. 22, by Natsuki Takaya. (TokyoPop, $10.99.)
10 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 6, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $8.99.)

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

Wow? Negima 1st? That's sad... I'd rather read Naruto than reading a book that keeps showing girls underwear... Must be a lot of people that has no girl... Other than that glad to see Fma and not to see Bleach (I hate it!) does bleach ever even come up to this list? Also, aren't people embarrassed to buy and read negima anyways? Reading it in the bathroom huh lol

Jun 1, 2009 3:57 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

Furuba and FMA <3
I'm glad that FMA's higher than Naruto.

Jun 1, 2009 10:36 AM by amayadori

That's right that I bought FMAs Volumes not a long time ago, maybe I helped it to come at the 2nd place... *Daydreaming*

No I'm just joking, this comment isn't serious... xD

Jun 1, 2009 8:18 AM by lenalee-hime

Negima, Otomen AND Fruits Basket! :D

Jun 1, 2009 6:27 AM by Cookie-chan-

Now this is getting interesting.

Jun 1, 2009 4:59 AM by Static

YEAH, FMA and Furuba <3

Jun 1, 2009 2:23 AM by Sonja

Zirgo said:

2 FULL METAL ALCHEMIST, VOL. 18, by Hiromu Arakawa. (VIZ Media, $9.99.)


Jun 1, 2009 1:35 AM by Fai

Still too much Naruto up there. Ugh.

Nice to see something else on top for once at least.

Jun 1, 2009 12:56 AM by Hakumen

Oh wow, Naruto not on the top spot this time? I must get my eyes checked...

May 31, 2009 11:56 PM by Kantarou

NY Times Best Seller really means nothing. It's all just a pay and get on the list type of deal.

May 31, 2009 10:33 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

Hell yeah! FMA and Negima!!!

May 31, 2009 10:23 PM by BlackAssassin

Oh wow, Hagaren is at volume 18 already in the US?

May 31, 2009 9:23 PM by DNF

There is a god! I've gotta get my hands on Negima, FMA and Otomen.

May 31, 2009 8:51 PM by MomoHime125

So sick of Naruto..-_-

May 31, 2009 8:03 PM by Grimmm

So much Naruto.

May 31, 2009 7:30 PM by Scud

shinkeikaku said:
More Otomen is good.

and good thing someone already killed Naruto. x3

May 31, 2009 7:26 PM by Maora

Otomen 2 is out? *looks for it*

May 31, 2009 7:15 PM by PandaPuff


May 31, 2009 7:05 PM by panda_general

Negima won!

Good job.

Naruto will slowly fall out, but every new issue will win I hope you all know.

May 31, 2009 6:29 PM by mitamaking


Honestly, I need to get my hands on Volume 22 of Fruits Basket. It's pretty much the real emotional ending of the series. I'm pretty happy that it's been selling so well.

May 31, 2009 5:29 PM by adamantine