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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Jan 18 - 24

by Snow
Jan 30, 2015 11:28 AM | 43 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (Manga & OEL) for January 18th - 24th

*1. Akame ga Kill! Vol.1
*2. Black Butler Vol.19
*3. Attack on Titan Vol.1
*4. Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol.2
*5. Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol.1
*6. Black Butler Vol.1
*7. Sword Art Online: Aincrad Vol.1
*8. Noragami Vol.1
*9. Assassination Classroom Vol.1
10. Unofficial Hatsune Mix

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List
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RedHair-Shanks said:
does these sales only come from new york?


No. It's a bunch of different retailers around the US, including Amazon and wholesalers. I picked up my copy because I was excited to start a new manga after enjoying the anime.

Feb 27, 2015 12:35 PM by GoSaiyan

Does anyone know how is the anime/manga market in China. They have like more than 1 billion population there. What anime/manga is popular in China?I heard most Raw uploaders are from China. Any Chinese here or those who can write Chinese that can share with us?

-EDIT-

Has Akame ga Kill been license in France?

Feb 2, 2015 4:21 PM by Zapredon

NORAGAMI THO

Feb 2, 2015 9:12 AM by Chitai

Zapredon said:

So how big are French manga market compare to the US manga market? Bigger than the US by a lot. Or just a small margin? How many total manga sold in France compare to the US each year?

Well.

An early released Naruto volume in France sells about 133k in a year (in 2008, it's now like 90k), while it sells 28k in a year in the US. I would say France is bigger than US by a lot, it's also a lot more diverse, and it's regarded as the second biggest manga market after Japan, from what I read.

There have been reports that manga sales were in decline but that was before Attack on Titan popularity iirc.

Feb 2, 2015 9:01 AM by tsudecimo

LOl sorry don't know from where I tought Sudan was english and French.

Using google translate,it appears that the ranking are official.Does anyone know other country besides French,USA and Japan that does it?


@Zapredon
I remember Tsudecimo's sharing French market sales a few weeks ago on the NY times thread.

Feb 2, 2015 8:50 AM by riqueterremoto

tsudecimo said:
Zapredon said:
What are the top selling manga in France during 2014? I assume tsudecimo and Agafin are French since you two seems familiar with what popular in France?

Nah, I'm from Sudan as shown in my profile, don't know about Agafin.

I just know how to search for manga sales.

I don't know, since I can't find a total sales per year, only per month, but it's probably Attack on Titan, Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail at the top ones

Samples:
http://www.bleachmx.net/meilleures-ventes-de-manga-en-france-septembre-2014/

http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2014/04/06/Meilleures-ventes-manga-en-France-pour-mars-2014

http://www.naruto-mx.net/top-meilleures-ventes-manga-avril-2014-en-france/9486/


riqueterremoto said:

Tsudecimo country speaks both French and english IIRC.

wut lol

No, it was an English colony until 1956. But English is not the main language, thought it's taught in school after the 6th grade. My native language is Arabic.


So how big are French manga market compare to the US manga market? Bigger than the US by a lot. Or just a small margin? How many total manga sold in France compare to the US each year?

Feb 2, 2015 8:44 AM by Zapredon

Zapredon said:
What are the top selling manga in France during 2014? I assume tsudecimo and Agafin are French since you two seems familiar with what popular in France?

Nah, I'm from Sudan as shown in my profile, don't know about Agafin.

I just know how to search for manga sales.

I don't know, since I can't find a total sales per year, only per month, but it's probably Attack on Titan, Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail at the top ones

Examples from September, April and March:
http://www.bleachmx.net/meilleures-ventes-de-manga-en-france-septembre-2014/

http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/actus/2014/04/06/Meilleures-ventes-manga-en-France-pour-mars-2014

http://www.naruto-mx.net/top-meilleures-ventes-manga-avril-2014-en-france/9486/


riqueterremoto said:

Tsudecimo country speaks both French and english IIRC.

wut lol

No, it was an English colony until 1956. But English is not the main language, thought it's taught in school after the 6th grade. My native language is Arabic.

Feb 2, 2015 8:41 AM by tsudecimo

Zapredon said:
What are the top selling manga in France during 2014? I assume tsudecimo and Agafin are French since you two seems familiar with what popular in France?


Tsudecimo country speaks both French and english IIRC.

My top 3 bet is

SNK
Naruto
One Piece

Feb 2, 2015 8:37 AM by riqueterremoto

What are the top selling manga in France during 2014? I assume tsudecimo and Agafin are French since you two seems familiar with what popular in France?

Feb 2, 2015 8:32 AM by Zapredon

660k for the total of all volumes or volume 1?

I guess that would make sense, but it's early like you said. I searched for it's manga sales in France using ''Les ventes de Manga'', but didn't find anything.

Feb 2, 2015 5:49 AM by tsudecimo

[quote=tsudecimo]Lol One Piece latest released volume ranked in the second week and lost to a BL manga, and now it's not even ranked..

Agafin said:
The almighty volume 1 stays strong it seems. Does anyone know how much it has sold by now?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsrLCSzBWkEvdE5RUEJoSWNXRkxEWGVtd0g5NU95eEE#gid=0

Only found sales in 2013. But reading some articles, that volume sold a lot more during 2014, than 2013, so it's probably a 100k by now.

Thanks. Well, that's huge. According to Wikipedia, it had overall sales of 660,000 in January 2014. Since it sold much more in 2014 (due to the fact that it had a whole year rather than just half as well as the dub), I'm willing to bet it has far surpassed 1 million copies sold and is moving towards 2 million.

tsudecimo said:
Zapredon said:
As suspected,Akame ga Kill is more popular in west.

By what logic?

By ranking it's first ever released volume at number one in the US? which is probably like 1k copies sold.

A/ France is the biggest manga market in the west
B/ AgK sales no matter how relatively small they are in Japan, are still more than the west


He most likely means that it is more popular in America than Japan relatively to the respective popularity of the manga industry in each country. Well, this is just the first volome so nothing is sure, but I'm willing to bet that there's some truth in that. Then again, it did get a considerable boost in Japan as well. I remember it selling like 25k in its first week before the anime. The last volume released sold 135k in its first week.

France is the biggest market but US is second though. Do you know how well it doesin France? I can't find it in any chart so its probably not as popular there.

Feb 2, 2015 5:17 AM by Agafin

tsudecimo said:
Zapredon said:
As suspected,Akame ga Kill is more popular in west.

By what logic?

By ranking it's first ever released volume at number one in the US? which is probably like 1k copies sold.

A/ France is the biggest manga market in the west
B/ AgK sales no matter how relatively small they are in Japan, are still more than the west


Doesn't matter because manga in general are not popular in west compare to in Japan so it expected that it will sell less than the one in Japan. Still,among westerner manga fans or at least US fans,AgK is definitely popular more so than among Japanese manga fans. My point is convert it to percentage.

Feb 1, 2015 5:46 AM by Zapredon

Zapredon said:
As suspected,Akame ga Kill is more popular in west.

By what logic?

By ranking it's first ever released volume at number one in the US? which is probably like 1k copies sold.

A/ France is the biggest manga market in the west
B/ AgK sales no matter how relatively small they are in Japan, are still more than the west

Feb 1, 2015 5:34 AM by tsudecimo

As suspected,Akame ga Kill is more popular in west.

Feb 1, 2015 5:10 AM by Zapredon

its sad that theres so much good anime out there and ppl only care about vol 1 being on the list

Jan 31, 2015 8:43 PM by moodie

Akame ga Kill, what a nice surprise :)

Jan 31, 2015 3:04 PM by PriestSlayer

wew so many volume 1s in there LOL

Jan 31, 2015 11:28 AM by Mayuka

*1. Akame ga Kill! Vol.1

I do not believe! Akame numero uno <3

Jan 31, 2015 10:17 AM by krzysiuu

Lol One Piece latest released volume ranked in the second week and lost to a BL manga, and now it's not even ranked..

Agafin said:
The almighty volume 1 stays strong it seems. Does anyone know how much it has sold by now?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsrLCSzBWkEvdE5RUEJoSWNXRkxEWGVtd0g5NU95eEE#gid=0

Only found sales in 2013. But reading some articles, that volume sold a lot more during 2014, than 2013, so it's probably a 100k by now.


Z4k said:
Lol AgK number 1.

Just shows the west appreciates gore more than the Japanese. I'm sure it'll stay in top ten for another 3 weeks or so.

Not really.

The Japanese sales are still more, even if they are relatively not high. This just the first English release for the series.

Jan 31, 2015 7:50 AM by tsudecimo

I'm happy about Black Butler, Assassination Classroom and Noragami. The last two are getting even more popular. Attack on Titan was predictable.

Jan 31, 2015 4:59 AM by Vayentha