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Japan's Monthly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for July

by Snow
Aug 14, 2015 5:32 PM | 85 Comments
Here are the monthly manga & light novel rankings for July (June 29th ~ July 26th)

Rank / Monthly sales by copies / Titles

Manga
*1. 2,652,215 One Piece Vol.78
*2. *,809,750 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.15
*3. *,516,776 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.24
*4. *,450,953 Bleach Vol.68
*5. *,434,900 Kingdom Vol.39
*6. *,371,300 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.26
*7. *,322,322 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion Vol.10
*8. *,304,619 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.26
*9. *,287,305 Fairy Tail Vol.50
10. *,286,681 Toriko Vol.35

11. *,281,436 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.9
12. *,220,494 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama Vol.15
13. *,212,132 Ore Monogatari! Vol.9
14. *,206,474 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.7
15. *,191,659 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.3
16. *,169,120 L♥DK Vol.18
17. *,164,071 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.15
18. *,163,267 Gin no Saji Vol.13
19. *,161,993 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.6
20. *,156,861 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.14


Light Novels
*1. *,134,104 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. *,101,783 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.13
*3. *,*99,629 No Game No Life Vol.7
*4. *,*76,622 Naruto Hiden Vol.6
*5. *,*57,360 Bakemono no Ko (Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko)
*6. *,*53,990 Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu: "Ima Suki ni Naru."
*7. *,*48,751 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.11
*8. *,*44,463 High School DxD Vol.20
*9. *,*41,209 IS: Infinite Stratos Vol.10
10. *,*37,280 Madan no Ou to Vanadis Vol.12

11. *,*35,329 Overlord Vol.9
12. *,*31,875 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance Vol.14
13. *,*30,880 Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Vol.2
14. *,*28,144 Orihara Izaya to, Yuuyake wo
15. *,*24,634 Ro-Kyu-Bu! Vol.15
16. *,*24,209 Shinmai Maou no Testament Vol.8
17. *,*23,699 Summer Wars
18. *,*22,407 Overlord Vol.1
19. *,*21,411 Shounen Onmyouji: "Kuchiki no Hizumi ni Muretsudoe"
20. *,*21,105 Date A Live Vol.12

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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I'm happy for Kimi n Todoke, Magi, Fairy Tail, Nanatsu no TaizaiNGNL, Index, Blade Dance, Infintie Stratos, Ro-kyu-bu, and Overlord, Akagami, Highschool DxD, SHinmai Maou Testament, Vanadis and Date-a-Live as well (so many) lol.. But Blade Dance Overlord and Rok-Kyu-Bu should be higher dammit!

Aug 19, 2015 1:49 PM by Alluka-Chama

MysticLeviathan said:
Nanatsu no Taizai has essentially slowed to a near total halt. It woudln't surprise me at all if Assassination Classroom overtakes Taizai. I'd be kinda shocked if SnK overtakes Taizai, as the final volume of the year for SnK was just released, so I don't think it'll get any more boosts and it's still over a million and a half volumes behind. Obviously the next two weeks are key for SnK.

It was a very interesting year in 2014 for One Piece, as it just barely edged out SnK and in 2013 was a bit over 2 million volumes more than SnK, but this year I think the gap will be pretty significant, especially since One Piece will be getting another volume before the year ends.

While we've seen some close calls, at least this year, we know One Piece will take the #1 spot.


Neither SNK nor AssClass will top NNT. It still has a volume to release before the end of the year.

Aug 18, 2015 12:46 AM by Agafin

Nanatsu no Taizai has essentially slowed to a near total halt. It woudln't surprise me at all if Assassination Classroom overtakes Taizai. I'd be kinda shocked if SnK overtakes Taizai, as the final volume of the year for SnK was just released, so I don't think it'll get any more boosts and it's still over a million and a half volumes behind. Obviously the next two weeks are key for SnK.

It was a very interesting year in 2014 for One Piece, as it just barely edged out SnK and in 2013 was a bit over 2 million volumes more than SnK, but this year I think the gap will be pretty significant, especially since One Piece will be getting another volume before the year ends.

While we've seen some close calls, at least this year, we know One Piece will take the #1 spot.

Aug 18, 2015 12:30 AM by MysticLeviathan

Dann right. One Piece on on top like always.

Aug 17, 2015 10:51 PM by AdmiralKizaru98

Now the question is not ''Who's gonna be the best selling manga in 2015?'' but ''Who's gonna be the second best selling manga of 2015?''

Aug 17, 2015 9:06 PM by DatRandomDude

yhunata said:
NoBleachNoLife said:
In case of SnK it is around 10%, in case of One Piece it is 20% (which is kind of a lot), but 30% is just unbelivible for me. They will go out of business like that!


Before making statements like that, learn how a business works. While yes, sales are a very important figure for a company, not managing to sell a mere 30% of their stock immediately is the least of their worries. To put it into perspective, managing to sell less than 30% of their stock immediately is barely a huge thing to worry about either.

Also, the Big 3 coin was termed to fashion the 3 most popular series of WSJ from back then, which was One Piece, Naruto and Bleach, in that order.


It is for books though. Unless the series has a lot of hype and is certain that soon or later those copies will be bought(is good if it is sooner), 30% is a big margin. Also remember that we talking of 1st print.

As I already shown above, Weekly Shonen Jump best series in 2014 only 1 series got over 30%, Kuroko no Basket. We have also Toriko that got close with 29.5%.
Kuroko no Basket was in a Hype moment, the beginning of the 2nd season. Toriko was close to when the anime ended. I don't know if those factors had anything to do with their bad performance, but the fact is that the year after, 2015, Kuroko no Basket got down from 1Million 1st print to a 700K 1st print. That is less 30% in print. Toriko got from 540,000 to less than 500,000 and so not being reported.

Aug 17, 2015 8:23 PM by bigivelfhq

SirPunishment said:
Good to see Kingdom doing well, hopefully w'll see a third season or a english license in the near future.


I"m desperately hoping for the latter, but with so many volumes that have been released, I"m not sure it's likely. It'll end up as a top 10 selling series for the year, unless something crazy happens, but I'm not sure it'll be enough. I do think it could become popular in the west, which is why I"m so surprised it was never licensed.

Aug 17, 2015 8:05 PM by MysticLeviathan

NoBleachNoLife said:
In case of SnK it is around 10%, in case of One Piece it is 20% (which is kind of a lot), but 30% is just unbelivible for me. They will go out of business like that!


Before making statements like that, learn how a business works. While yes, sales are a very important figure for a company, not managing to sell a mere 30% of their stock immediately is the least of their worries. To put it into perspective, managing to sell less than 30% of their stock immediately is barely a huge thing to worry about either.

Also, the Big 3 coin was termed to fashion the 3 most popular series of WSJ from back then, which was One Piece, Naruto and Bleach, in that order.

Aug 17, 2015 7:11 PM by yhunata

mayukachan said:
space brothers <3

.. wish it got liscensed..

it is in french :P

Aug 17, 2015 4:04 PM by TheNextChamp

Good to see Kingdom doing well, hopefully w'll see a third season or a english license in the near future.

Aug 17, 2015 3:45 PM by SirPunishment

space brothers <3

.. wish it got liscensed..

Aug 16, 2015 7:04 PM by Mayuka

mercyhard said:
UchihaProdigy1 said:

no, it's a term created in the west for the 3 most popular long running Shonen around 06 -07

If that was the case one piece wouldn't be part of them, it was and still is nowhere close to the popularity of Naruto and Bleach in the west. From 2004 to 2007 the top 3 manga in ranking were consistently One Piece, Naruto and Bleach. The term is relevant to the manga not the anime.


one piece is probably more popular than bleach in every country except u.s. , in europe one piece is way more popular just look at the sales in france or germany even fairy tail seel more than bleach. in europe one piece along with naruto dominate .

Aug 16, 2015 7:03 PM by giangerd

I should really give Magi a try.

Aug 16, 2015 11:35 AM by Chantez

riqueterremoto said:
ichii_1 said:

Thank god you're not running the company, you would cancel a 600K+ seller with near no advertisement just for your hate boner XD


He didn't even mentioned canceling it,just said the anime won't come back,wich is true

ichii1 thinks anyone who mentions that Bleach is on a decline is a hater.

Aug 16, 2015 11:33 AM by UchihaProdigy1

ichii_1 said:
j0x said:
Bleach is not selling million copies anymore, this makes it more impossible for the anime to return

Thank god you're not running the company, you would cancel a 600K+ seller with near no advertisement just for your hate boner XD


He didn't even mentioned canceling it,just said the anime won't come back,wich is true

Aug 16, 2015 8:49 AM by riqueterremoto

j0x said:
Bleach is not selling million copies anymore, this makes it more impossible for the anime to return

Thank god you're not running the company, you would cancel a 600K+ seller with near no advertisement just for your hate boner XD

Aug 16, 2015 8:31 AM by ichii_1

For people talking about print number look at 2014 print and sales numbers:

Position Series Volume 1st Print-Yearly Sales Percentage difference
1 One Piece 73 4,000,000-3,010,801 24.7%
2 Naruto 68 1,400,000-1,098,121 21.6%
3 Kuroko's Basketball 24 1,000,000-667,540 33,2%
4 Assassination Classroom 3 1,000,000-827,464 17.3%
5 Kimi ni Todoke 21 850,000-1,031,380 -17.6%
6 Blue Exorcist 12 750,000-734,896 2%
7 Terra Formars 8 750,000-715,449 4.6%
8 REAL 12 700,000-552,135 21%
9 JoJolion 6 700,000-506,764 27.6%
10 Bleach 62 660,000-603,344 8.6%
11 Toriko 29 540,000-380,454 29.5%
13 D.Gray-man 24 500,000-380,365 23.9%
13 To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 9 480,000-342,826 28.6%
14 Ao Haru Ride 9 460,000-783,790 -41.3%
15 Gintama 53 410,000-403,237 1.6%

Percentage difference average - 20.2%

It really depends on the type of series and the situation in that year to get a good grasp about how much difference Oricon reported sales compare with the 1st Print, but it seems that more more than 30% is a rarity, and majority of them are between 15-25%.

Aug 16, 2015 7:20 AM by bigivelfhq

j0x said:
Bleach is not selling million copies anymore, this makes it more impossible for the anime to return


yeah..it's sad...i want more of it's action
and the drawings are really good..such a shame

Aug 16, 2015 4:30 AM by rageiX

16. *,169,120 L♥DK Vol.18

I hope an Anime Adaptation is on its way.

Aug 16, 2015 3:43 AM by Machination

Shoujo manga overall seem to be selling like hot cakes, they're constantly on the top of every list. It's weird that it's the complete opposite for shoujo adaptations.

Anyways glad to see Akagami.

Aug 16, 2015 1:28 AM by robis798