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Japan's Weekly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for Mar 30 - Apr 5

by Snow
Apr 8, 2015 1:04 PM | 93 Comments
Here are the weekly Manga & Light Novel rankings for March 30th - April 5th

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

Manga
*1. 1,668,225 1,668,225 One Piece Vol.77
*2. *,239,346 *,239,346 Bleach Vol.67
*3. *,192,225 *,192,225 One Punch-Man Vol.8
*4. *,148,324 *,148,324 Nisekoi Vol.17
*5. *,144,657 *,144,657 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.12
*6. *,142,424 *,142,424 Toriko Vol.34
*7. *,141,197 *,141,197 Gintama Vol.58
*8. *,132,801 *,132,801 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.3
*9. *,116,381 *,116,381 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.13
10. *,101,324 *,101,324 Owari no Seraph Vol.8

11. *,*87,158 *,247,571 Ore Monogatari! Vol.8
12. *,*80,978 *,697,661 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.2
13. *,*62,879 *,*62,879 Kinnikuman Vol.50
14. *,*58,565 *,*58,565 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.13
15. *,*53,444 *,128,643 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.16
16. *,*51,232 *,*51,232 Gakuen Babysitters Vol.11
17. *,*47,304 *,145,582 Hibi Chouchou Vol.10
18. *,*46,713 *,*46,713 Tegami Bachi Vol.19
19. *,*46,337 *,769,888 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.13
20. *,*45,206 *,103,712 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Kyuukousen-hen Vol.3

21. *,*41,916 *,*41,916 Gintama Vol.58 Limited Edition
22. *,*41,772 *,380,191 Fairy Tail Vol.48
23. *,*36,913 *,*73,019 ReLIFE Vol.3
24. *,*35,788 *,*35,788 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.13 Limited Edition
25. *,*35,444 *,*72,913 Mujaki no Rakuen Vol.7
26. *,*34,484 *,*34,484 Kekkai Sensen Vol.10
27. *,*33,895 *,*81,481 Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi Vol.11
28. *,*31,530 *,280,151 Diamond no Ace Vol.46
29. *,*31,499 *,*31,499 Nisekoi Vol.17 Limited Edition
30. *,*31,434 *,269,167 Ahiru no Sora Vol.40

31. *,*30,899 *,244,653 Skip Beat! Vol.36
32. *,*28,571 *,160,894 Kuu Neru Futari Sumu Futari Vol.5
33. *,*28,434 *,115,532 Billy Bat Vol.16
34. *,*26,827 *,*26,827 Hana wa Saku ka Vol.5 Special Edition
35. *,*24,838 *,*43,708 Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei Vol.7
36. *,*24,652 *,657,851 Haikyuu!! Vol.15
37. *,*24,434 1,119,512 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.4
38. *,*24,304 1,049,814 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.5
39. *,*23,800 *,*78,223 Kakukaku Shikajika Vol.5
40. *,*23,762 *,*62,096 True Love Vol.7

41. *,*23,532 *,*56,708 THE iDOLM@STER Vol.4
42. *,*23,015 1,184,862 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.3
43. *,*21,455 *,240,986 Youkai Watch Vol.6
44. *,*21,125 *,819,158 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.1
45. *,*20,703 *,852,065 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.10
46. *,*20,564 *,846,451 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.12
47. *,*20,438 *,*56,630 New Game! Vol.2
48. *,*20,399 *,134,476 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Official Character Book: Meibo no Jikan
49. *,*20,327 *,933,434 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.7
50. *,*20,312 *,*46,762 Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakeri Vol.6


Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books
*1. 97,587 126,837 Kagerou Daze Vol.6
*2. 47,372 *53,874 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12.5
*3. 41,440 *41,440 Naruto Hiden Vol.3
*4. 33,331 *33,331 Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou desu yo? Vol.11 "Gunjin no Shinro Soudan desu!"
*5. 23,973 *23,973 Nisekoi: Urabana Vol.3
*6. 26,092 *32,806 Kuruneko Vol.15
*7. 22,890 *25,726 Knights & Magic Vol.5
*8. 22,766 *46,588 Tenshi-tachi no Kagai Katsudou Vol.5
*9. 17,341 *20,596 Kantai Collection: Kagerou, Batsubyou Shimasu! Vol.5 Special Edition
10. 16,548 *16,548 Owari no Seraph: Ichinose Guren, 16-sai no Hametsu Vol.5

11. 15,978 133,950 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.10.5
12. 14,317 *42,446 Log Horizon Vol.9
13. 14,112 *14,112 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Vol.10
14. 13,531 *17,142 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12.5 Special Edition
15. 12,778 *13,897 Sennen Sensou Aigis: Gekka no Hanayome Vol.2
16. 12,331 *34,880 Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Vol.6
17. 11,160 *11,160 Kusareen no Housoku Series Vol.8
18. *9,936 **9,936 Migawari Hakushaku no Kekkon Koushinkyoku Vol.5
19. *9,926 *10,618 Kagerou Daze Novel Anthology Vol.2
20. *9,665 **9,665 Shokugeki no Souma: à la carte Vol.3

21. *8,418 **8,418 Mismarca Koukoku shinai Monogatari Vol.1
22. *7,896 *21,958 Vatican Kiseki Chousakan Vol.10 "Genzainaki Shito-tachi"
23. *7,542 **7,750 Isekai no Meikyuu Toshi de Chiyu Mahoutsukai Yattemasu Vol.2
24. *7,303 133,753 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.12
25. *7,237 *46,460 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.11
26. *7,200 *93,200 Naruto Hiden Vol.2
27. *6,740 **6,740 Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara Vol.12 "Daijoubu, Kono Taiikusai wa Anzen dakara, Zettai MVP wo Toreruwa yo"
28. *6,702 **6,702 Juuou Mujin no Fafnir Vol.7
29. *6,536 **7,943 Dress na Boku ga Yangotonaki Katagata no Kateikyoushi-sama na Ken Vol.7
30. *5,800 143,485 Naruto Hiden Vol.1

31. *5,454 **8,054 Isekai de Café wo Kaiten shimashita. Vol.5
32. *4,638 **5,310 Yuusha ni Horobosareru dake no Kantan na Oshigoto desu Vol.4
33. *4,383 **4,822 Meikyuu to Yuurei no Oukoku
34. *4,221 106,518 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Koro-tan
35. *4,187 *14,123 Fate/Prototype: Sougin no Fragments Vol.3
36. *3,775 **6,695 Isekai Cheat Kaitakuki
37. *3,769 **6,018 Hone to Issho no Isekai Seikatsu Vol.1
38. *3,596 **5,602 Eh? Heibon desu yo?? Vol.4
39. *3,326 **4,074 Irekawari no Sono Hate ni Vol.6

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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ichii_1 said:
LOL and people say bleach won't get a 2nd anime XD
Look at this disgrace getting an anime XD lmfao

26. *,*34,484 *,*34,484 Kekkai Sensen Vol.10


-_- Honestly Studio Bones should be animating Toriko now that Toei has dropped it. Studio Bones will do an amazing job with Toriko and I see their art-style fitting well with Toriko's.

Toriko does need an anime though

Apr 12, 2015 11:30 AM by SaberCapital

Thanks man. This must of took you a long time. This is really cool data. And yeah since its only top 10, One Piece may be winning though not guaranteed either way. Anyway after this week I don't think NNt is going to be in the first place since this will be the second week that OP's new volume will be out. That should give additional of 1 million + sells. But NNT is really killing it, though not surprised by it.

Apr 12, 2015 5:45 AM by Dragon88

@Dragon88

I made a spreadsheet with all the data, with total sales so far calculated:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10K_N1R6l8reAqL4mioBECSNIJ6iqDo2FcouN79dg0Vc/edit?pli=1#gid=956523096

Nanatsu no Taizai has charted every single week since November 17, 2014.

Based on the data here, the most likely top 10 will be...
*1 5,810,510 七つの大罪
*2 4,960,245 ONE PIECE
*3 3,323,513 暗殺教室
*4 2,107,394 進撃の巨人
*5 1,752,514 ハイキュー!!
*6 1,545,441 テラフォーマーズ
*7 1,516,819 東京喰種:re [Corrected due to weekly sales falling under the thresholds]
*8 1,497,860 アオハライド
*9 1,341,461 東京喰種
10 1,272,507 NARUTO

However, bear in mind we only get the Top 10 Manga Series each week. I have included the thresholds in the 2nd last column of the spreadsheet, so series that did not make the top 10 in a week did not necessarily sell 0 copies for that week. If a series had volumes in the top 500 manga, those are counted, but may not be enough to make the top 10.

See ONE PIECE for example, it only has data there for 7/20 of the weeks so far in the first half of 2015. It could very well be beating Nanatsu by now due to the thresholds, but obviously it will be above it eventually due to how strong its sales are.

Apr 12, 2015 1:17 AM by Ejc

Ejc said:
Dragon88 said:


Those data above looks weird and does not seem to make much sense. Why is there 2 numbers next to each other. But anyway I went back and looked at some data, any NNT really killed it. But not sure about the final numbers you guys showed. But it looks like NNT is in top 2 at least.


First column is the weekly rank, second is the weekly sales from the Top 500 manga (as released by Oricon), third is the weekly sales that charted in the Top 50 manga (as released by Oricon, but I tallied this up). So the third column sales will be less than or equal to (if all the sales are in the Top 50 manga) the second column sales.

I even provided a key there... so do I need to make it more explicit?
Rank / Weekly Sales / Weekly Charted Sales / Series Title

Cool thanks. Actually I figured it out while looking at other sales data. I was looking at the top 50 weekly sales data since November 16 2014 and I figured that out from there. Also a quick question lot of those titles are written in Japanese, do you have the english translation or is NNT not in the top 10 after the week of January 25th.

Apr 11, 2015 11:57 PM by Dragon88

Dragon88 said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Counting only the figures in the '000s columns the top 5 things from the above data are:
- Nanatsu no Taizai 5800k
- One Piece 4958k
- Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 3316k
- SnK 2105k
- Haikyuu 1753k

Tokyo Ghoul is 1242k, in 9th (although including TG:Re it comes a little above SnK)


Those data above looks weird and does not seem to make much sense. Why is there 2 numbers next to each other. But anyway I went back and looked at some data, any NNT really killed it. But not sure about the final numbers you guys showed. But it looks like NNT is in top 2 at least.


First column is the weekly rank, second is the weekly sales from the Top 500 manga (as released by Oricon), third is the weekly sales that charted in the Top 50 manga (as released by Oricon, but I tallied this up). So the third column sales will be less than or equal to (if all the sales are in the Top 50 manga) the second column sales.

I even provided a key there... so do I need to make it more explicit?
Rank / Weekly Sales / Weekly Charted Sales / Series Title

Apr 11, 2015 11:04 PM by Ejc

kuuderes_shadow said:
Counting only the figures in the '000s columns the top 5 things from the above data are:
- Nanatsu no Taizai 5800k
- One Piece 4958k
- Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 3316k
- SnK 2105k
- Haikyuu 1753k

Tokyo Ghoul is 1242k, in 9th (although including TG:Re it comes a little above SnK)


Those data above looks weird and does not seem to make much sense. Why is there 2 numbers next to each other. But anyway I went back and looked at some data, any NNT really killed it. But not sure about the final numbers you guys showed. But it looks like NNT is in top 2 at least.

Apr 11, 2015 10:26 PM by Dragon88

Counting only the figures in the '000s columns the top 5 things from the above data are:
- Nanatsu no Taizai 5800k
- One Piece 4958k
- Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 3316k
- SnK 2105k
- Haikyuu 1753k

Tokyo Ghoul is 1242k, in 9th (although including TG:Re it comes a little above SnK)

Apr 11, 2015 5:13 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Here are the weekly manga series sales from Nov 17 to Apr 5 (as the 2014 yearlies was counted up to Nov 16, 2014). Oricon only counts sales up to rank 500 for manga individual volumes, so these series sales are the Top 10 combined sales from the Top 500 manga every week. This should somehow help in figuring out which manga series will be the top sellers for the 1st half of 2015 through a spreadsheet or whatever.

Ignore the "weekly charted sales", as I only copied and pasted the data from the News Club, before we stopped updating it 2 months ago.

Rank / Weekly Sales / Weekly Charted Sales / Series Title
Nov 17~23

Nov 24~30

Dec 1~7

Dec 8~14

Dec 15~21

Dec 22~28

Dec 29~Jan 4

Jan 5~11

Jan 12~18

Jan 19~25

Jan 26~Feb 1

Feb 2~8

Feb 9~15

Feb 16~22

Feb 23~Mar 1

Mar 2~8

Mar 9~15

Mar 16~22

Mar 23~29

Mar 30~Apr 6

Apr 11, 2015 2:07 AM by Ejc

Dragon88 said:
I am surprised by how well Assassination Classroom in doing. I think for the first half of 2015 it might actually be #3 in rankings in sales with OP being #1 and AOT being #2. The thing with Assassination Classroom is that old volumes are selling too. For some reason lot of people are buying the old volumes. I actually see a competition between Assassination classroom, Tokyo Ghoul and Nanatsu no Taizai for #3 spot for the first half of 2015.

Tokyo ghoul and Tokyo ghoul:re's sales are counted separately so it won't chart near the top ten this time.

Apr 11, 2015 1:20 AM by Z4k

I am surprised by how well Assassination Classroom in doing. I think for the first half of 2015 it might actually be #3 in rankings in sales with OP being #1 and AOT being #2. The thing with Assassination Classroom is that old volumes are selling too. For some reason lot of people are buying the old volumes. I actually see a competition between Assassination classroom, Tokyo Ghoul and Nanatsu no Taizai for #3 spot for the first half of 2015.

Apr 10, 2015 4:33 PM by Dragon88

iamagundam said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWYjfbZjeYc Sources listed under the video.

Hmm so toriko sold about 6 million copies in the span of 6 volumes? XD vol 24)14 million to vol 30) 20 million
Good stuff :)

The art is amazing as always, but the garou arc is where it's at XD
*3. *,192,225 *,192,225 One Punch-Man Vol.8

Apr 9, 2015 1:34 PM by ichii_1

kuuderes_shadow said:
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- copies printed (unlikely - this is commonly used for individual volumes but for a series as a whole it's meaningless)

That gets used for sales outside of Japan though. For example, Naruto was announced to have 200 million prints worldwide. Announcement like this too.

Also US manga sales, are prints, not the actual figures if I'm not mistaken.

Apr 9, 2015 12:39 PM by tsudecimo

iamagundam said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWYjfbZjeYc Sources listed under the video.


Thanks. Searching around the linked sources it seems the 82070k figure comes from the Shueisha's Media Guide 2013, so yes it is from the publisher.

Incidentally, that site lists figures which could provide a different way of measuring when the series was at its peak - the initial print run figures for individual volumes. Note that this one thus comes under the "copies printed" and is based entirely on how well Shueisha expected the volume to sell rather than how well it actually did sell, but these figures peaked in the mid 20s - early 30s in volume numbers, and were just starting their drop during 2009.

Apr 9, 2015 12:35 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Hopefully Shokugeki no Souma's sales grow since the anime is airing now!~

Apr 9, 2015 12:19 PM by CloudStrifeFFVII

kuuderes_shadow said:
iamagundam said:



As far as i know "Sold".


What's the source? If it comes from the publisher (which just about all announcements of total sales figures for series do) it will be one of the following three things:
- copies printed (unlikely - this is commonly used for individual volumes but for a series as a whole it's meaningless)
- copies shipped
- copies shipped minus copies returned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWYjfbZjeYc Sources listed under the video.

Apr 9, 2015 12:19 PM by NoBleachNoLife

iamagundam said:


kuuderes_shadow said:

Furthermore, I assume your 82070k figure is number shipped, rather than number sold.

As far as i know "Sold".


What's the source? If it comes from the publisher (which just about all announcements of total sales figures for series do) it will be one of the following three things:
- copies printed (unlikely - this is commonly used for individual volumes but for a series as a whole it's meaningless)
- copies shipped
- copies shipped minus copies returned

Apr 9, 2015 12:02 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Z4k said:
iamagundam said:
If you use the math and logic you will find out that it was before 2006.

So just a baseless assumption.

Base was "after volume 59 was out, overall sales was 82,070,000.", genius. lol

kuuderes_shadow said:

Furthermore, I assume your 82070k figure is number shipped, rather than number sold.

As far as i know "Sold".

Apr 9, 2015 11:58 AM by NoBleachNoLife

iamagundam said:
tsudecimo said:
What you are referring to is an average, what I'm referring to, is the literal highest volume sale.

For example, HxH average sale per volume is more than 2 million, but there is no volume, that sold 2 million in it's first print, or in one year of release.

Question was "How much did Bleach sell at its peak?", and averege proves that 2009 wasn't even close to its peak.


Those figures you quoted, though, mostly consist of long tail data. The sales figures you quoted above for 2009 show that less than half of the sales in that year were for the volumes released that year.

Furthermore, I assume your 82070k figure is number shipped, rather than number sold. Number shipped will always be higher than number sold (sometimes significantly so). Furthermore, number sold will always be higher than the number that Oricon reports as having been sold, given that Oricon doesn't include all retailers/sales methods.

Apr 9, 2015 11:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I guess it would be 2004 or 2005, because of the anime boost, I thought the anime started in 2006, so that's why I claimed 2009.

2009 is the last recorded peak, then.

Apr 9, 2015 11:40 AM by tsudecimo

iamagundam said:
tsudecimo said:
I feel like you don't know what average means. Please, post where/when Bleach had more than 6 million in a year?
If you use the math and logic you will find out that it was before 2006.

So just a baseless assumption.

Apr 9, 2015 11:38 AM by Z4k