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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for the Week Ending July 11, 2009 (Released July 17, 2009)

by Zirgo
Jul 18, 2009 4:48 AM | 32 Comments
Graphic Books Best Seller List (Manga) for the Week Ending 11 July 2009

This weeks NY Times Best Seller List shows off a great variety of different titles, something rarely seen on this list. Although the newest release of Naruto still keeps 1st, the rankings further down has shifted and new titles have appeared. So with no further wait, here is this weeks top 10:

1 NARUTO, VOL. 45
2 FRUITS BASKET, VOL. 23
3 NEGIMA! MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 23
4 THE DARK-HUNTERS, VOL. 1
5 TSUBASA: RESERVOIR CHRONICLE, VOL. 22
6 JUNJO ROMANTICA, VOL. 10
7 KITCHEN PRINCESS, VOL. 10
8 NARUTO, VOL. 43
9 BLEACH, VOL. 27
10 CAPTIVE HEARTS, VOL. 5

20 of 32 Comments Recent Comments

Bleach sucks

Jul 22, 2009 9:20 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

Change I can believe in.

I'm happy and surprised that Junjou's up there.
*runs to buy her copy*

Jul 18, 2009 9:16 PM by CreamyVelvet

Zirgo said:
1 NARUTO, VOL. 45

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Jul 18, 2009 8:55 PM by villains

Wow, Kitchen Princess in the top 10? That's a new one. Glad to see some other titles up there besides Naruto and Bleach.

Jul 18, 2009 8:24 PM by MoonLite88

BadLuckTuckxL said:
keitorin said:

Also, their description of Junjou made me laugh for some reason.
NY Times said:
Our manga list had an amazing amount of turn over this week, adding five new titles including “Junjo Romantica” Vol. 10, about a gay relationship. This seems to be an example of “shonen-ai,” a genre of manga aimed at teenage girls who enjoy gay romances.

Died laughing.

lolol. That's priceless.

Jul 18, 2009 7:52 PM by Sonata_

shinkeikaku said:
Biggest mystery ever.


I have to agree with this. Even I don't completely understand why I like it.

Jul 18, 2009 7:40 PM by Tabibito-san

Merril said:
Yea, so why is it popular?


Biggest mystery ever.

Jul 18, 2009 6:48 PM by shinkeikaku

Merril said:
keitorin said:
Merril said:
I don't know much about these novels, or the genre. Could you explain it a bit?

Junjou Romantica is a popular yaoi manga series that was recently adapted into a two season anime series.

Yaoi, or Boys Love is exactly that, boys in love. Shonen-ai tend to be less graphic compared to yaoi.

Hope that helps.


Yea, so why is it popular?
cuz it has gay dudes in it!!!!
never mind that the story, art, and "yaoi content" is terrible.

Jul 18, 2009 6:45 PM by windy

keitorin said:
Merril said:
I don't know much about these novels, or the genre. Could you explain it a bit?

Junjou Romantica is a popular yaoi manga series that was recently adapted into a two season anime series.

Yaoi, or Boys Love is exactly that, boys in love. Shonen-ai tend to be less graphic compared to yaoi.

Hope that helps.


Yea, so why is it popular?

Jul 18, 2009 6:33 PM by Merril

BadLuckTuckxL said:
keitorin said:
Seeing Junjou made me laugh, but I'm not complaining!
I still need to buy my copy.

Same here...orz

lol at the fact that yaoi > Naruto.


It's a new era! xD

Jul 18, 2009 3:42 PM by Snowflakes

If only Naruto and Bleach was forgotten, then I'd be happy.

Jul 18, 2009 2:11 PM by BlackAssassin

keitorin said:
Seeing Junjou made me laugh, but I'm not complaining!
I still need to buy my copy.


^-^ same here~! lol

Jul 18, 2009 1:47 PM by Chidashi

Merril said:
I don't know much about these novels, or the genre. Could you explain it a bit?

Junjou Romantica is a popular yaoi manga series that was recently adapted into a two season anime series.

Yaoi, or Boys Love is exactly that, boys in love. Shonen-ai tend to be less graphic compared to yaoi.

Hope that helps.

Jul 18, 2009 1:35 PM by Tabibito-san

Thanks for the info, Fai.

Jul 18, 2009 1:32 PM by Tabibito-san

BadLuckTuckxL said:
keitorin said:

Also, their description of Junjou made me laugh for some reason.
NY Times said:
Our manga list had an amazing amount of turn over this week, adding five new titles including “Junjo Romantica” Vol. 10, about a gay relationship. This seems to be an example of “shonen-ai,” a genre of manga aimed at teenage girls who enjoy gay romances.

Died laughing.


I don't know much about these novels, or the genre. Could you explain it a bit?

Jul 18, 2009 1:31 PM by Merril

Zirgo said:
keitorin said:
I've never heard of the Dark-Hunters. What exactly is it?


I believe it is part of this wave of vampire fandom that is taking over everything and everyone. Anyways the authors books seem to be selling good so hopefully there is some weight of worth in the manga as well.


Actually its more of a mix between Gantz, Skyhigh and Saint Seiya.

Its a story about human souls getting a chance to sell their soul for a chance of vengeance against the ones they hold grudge against. After their vengeance is complete, their souls belong to Greek goddess Artemis and they are forced to live immortal lives defending humanity against various threats, including vampires and Greek gods.

The "Dark Hunters in the list is an adaptation of the best-selling novel series of the same name.

Jul 18, 2009 1:26 PM by Fai

keitorin said:
I've never heard of the Dark-Hunters. What exactly is it?


I believe it is part of this wave of vampire fandom that is taking over everything and everyone. Anyways the authors books seem to be selling good so hopefully there is some weight of worth in the manga as well.

Jul 18, 2009 1:00 PM by Zirgo

I'm pretty sure Junjou is a little more than "shonen-ai." :'D

Jul 18, 2009 12:27 PM by Tabibito-san

Amaya-no-Hime said:
And there goes the last volume of Furuba...
*sniffle*
Need it to be released over here already.

Harumph.

Jul 18, 2009 12:27 PM by Hotstrawberry

keitorin said:

Also, their description of Junjou made me laugh for some reason.
NY Times said:
Our manga list had an amazing amount of turn over this week, adding five new titles including “Junjo Romantica” Vol. 10, about a gay relationship. This seems to be an example of “shonen-ai,” a genre of manga aimed at teenage girls who enjoy gay romances.

Died laughing.

Jul 18, 2009 12:24 PM by BadLuckTuck