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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Aug 24 - 30

by Snow
Sep 2, 2015 1:22 PM | 93 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for August 24 - 30

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

*1. 143,036 *,143,036 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Vol.13
*2. 126,595 *,432,513 Terra Formars Vol.14
*3. 115,085 *,241,723 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.25
*4. 110,000 *,208,220 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.19
*5. 100,565 *,455,993 Detective Conan Vol.87
*6. *93,573 1,566,702 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.17
*7. *76,481 *,634,879 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16
*8. *67,802 *,*67,802 Hirunaka no Ryuusei Bangai-hen
*9. *66,822 *,*66,822 Tsubasa to Hotaru Vol.5
10. *65,831 *,293,215 Diamond no Ace Vol.47

11. *61,171 *,*61,171 Touken Ranbu Online Anthlogy Comic: Touken Danshi Makuaigeki
12. *59,460 *,*59,460 Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi Vol.12
13. *57,365 *,*57,365 Dame na Watashi ni Koi Shite Kudasai Vol.7
14. *56,785 *,*56,785 Nietzsche-sensei - Konbini ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita Vol.4
15. *55,386 *,*55,386 Working!! Web-han Vol.2
16. *54,894 *,*54,894 Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet Vol.1
17. *49,277 *,*98,038 Billy Bat Vol.17
18. *47,662 *,115,525 Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.22
19. *47,461 *,*47,461 Sugar*Soldier Vol.10
20. *45,285 *,*45,285 Joou no Hana Vol.12

21. *42,975 *,*42,975 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Baai Vol.10
22. *39,235 *,327,925 Chihayafuru Vol.28
23. *38,630 *,*38,630 Ashi-Girl Vol.6
24. *38,322 *,*38,322 Momogumi Plus Senki Vol.14
25. *37,432 *,*37,432 Akai Ito Vol.9
26. *34,270 *,*34,270 Dragon Quest Retsuden - Roto no Monshou: Monshou wo Tsugu Monotachi e Vol.22
27. *33,504 *,*50,256 Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! Vol.8
28. *32,695 *,132,172 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni Vol.13
29. *32,419 *,267,504 Handa-kun Vol.4
30. *31,582 *,*33,009 Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost Vol.10

31. *31,271 2,810,688 One Piece Vol.78
32. *31,120 *,758,424 Haikyuu!! Vol.17
33. *29,983 *,*30,659 Mobile Suit Z Gundam Define Vol.10
34. *29,695 *,*30,771 Hyouka Vol.9
35. *29,596 *,*29,596 G Senjou no Anata to Watashi Vol.2
36. *29,383 *,913,370 Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki
37. *28,147 *,467,510 One Punch-Man Vol.9
38. *26,896 *,138,013 Baby Steps Vol.36
39. *25,972 *,*25,972 Mujaki no Rakuen Vol.8
40. *25,453 *,451,804 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.14

41. *24,378 *,*24,378 Angel Beats! Heaven's Door Vol.9
42. *24,264 *,*24,264 Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction Vol.3
43. *24,079 *,*24,079 Love Live! School Idol Diary Vol.3
44. *23,797 *,312,760 Dungeon Meshi Vol.2
45. *22,089 *,742,128 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.24
46. *21,450 *,*62,654 Himouto! Umaru-chan'S Vol.1
47. *21,266 *,*21,266 Hakubo no Chronicle Vol.6
48. *20,869 *,*76,814 Golden Kamuy Vol.4
49. *20,550 *,*20,550 Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki Vol.7
50. *20,403 *,289,596 Prison School Vol.18

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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giathuan2707 said:

World Trigger and Toriko already passed its opportunity to become the next big hit.

smh :( manga sales isn't everything.
World trigger should be doing great in other areas.
Toriko already has more than 20 million in print, and if it's magazine rankings keep up season 2 might not be far off, actually they could all end and toriko would still be ongoing.

Sep 7, 2015 6:47 PM by ichii_1

giathuan2707 said:
Will Shokugeki no Souma become huge like AssClass/Haikyuu by next year ?

The volumes sales are increasing every year. Its ToC ranking is not bad. AssClass, Nisekoi and possibly Bleach(?) might end by next year. Will Jump might boost its popularity along with My Hero Academia ?

Successful series with million copies in the in recent years are : Nisekoi (2011), Haikyuu!! (2012), Assasination Classroom (2012), Shokugeki no Souma (2012), World Trigger ( 2013) and My Hero Academia (2014) .

World Trigger and Toriko already passed its opportunity to become the next big hit.


It's already pretty big. I think Soma is at its peak right now and will stay at this 500-600k range for a few years, once a series starts selling better than Bleach(even in it's current declining state), I feel it's safe to say that series is a big hit.

So no I don't think it will reach AssClass /Hq!! Level....

Sep 7, 2015 6:43 PM by chrisbj

Will Shokugeki no Souma become huge like AssClass/Haikyuu by next year ?

The volumes sales are increasing every year. Its ToC ranking is not bad. AssClass, Nisekoi and possibly Bleach(?) might end by next year. Will Jump might boost its popularity along with My Hero Academia ?

Successful series with million copies in the in recent years are : Nisekoi (2011), Haikyuu!! (2012), Assasination Classroom (2012), Shokugeki no Souma (2012), World Trigger ( 2013) and My Hero Academia (2014) .

World Trigger and Toriko already passed its opportunity to become the next big hit.

Sep 7, 2015 6:32 PM by giathuan2707

geralt said:
@agafin

Yeah, those volume 2 sales are really out of the ordinary, maybe it had some kind of promotion or event along with it? I cant think of any other explanations for it to sell better than what the volume with the anime did.
Also, it was the OVA that was released before the anime (in October 2013) and not the movie, my bad. Still, considering that happened about 10 months later than when volume 2 came out, I doubt it was the cause of the boost.

Yup, OVAs rarely ever cause any significant boost since they can't reach a lot of people like tv series or movies due to their very nature and are probably made for people who were already fans.

From what I know, AssClass vol/chap 1 was really well received by Jump readers, they loved the artstyle and especially the jokes and puns which appeal heavily to Japanese it seems. This made it's first chapter end up first on the ToC weekly rankings, something that hadn't happened since Eyeshield 21. It's first volume then sold 121k in 3 days and 208k in 10 days which I think is a record. It also became the most talked show on 2ch.

All of this made Jump/Shueishia realise how much potential there was in it and it decided to lower all the promotions it was doing for Toriko in favour of AssClass. AssClass was really the Jump manga with the most promotion after One Piece in 2013. There was even a point when it had three Cover/color pages in the span of just 7 weeks/issues while some series have none in a whole year (like Bleach, I think) so it was impossible for a Jump reader to not have read at least one chapter of it. This in turn caused volume 1 and 2 to be immensely boosted. Vol 1 made the Top 50 list about 10 (non consecutive) times in 2012 and 11 times in 2013 (SNK's boost started in April of 2013 making the threshold too high for AC to appear anymore). Vol 1's sales were divided between two years (2012 and 2013) which is why vol 2 was the best selling volume that year.

Apparently it peaked that year and started declining later and the anime couldn't bring in more fans than Jump's promotions did (the live action movie could, though).

Sep 7, 2015 12:17 PM by Agafin

@agafin

Yeah, those volume 2 sales are really out of the ordinary, maybe it had some kind of promotion or event along with it? I cant think of any other explanations for it to sell better than what the volume with the anime did.
Also, it was the OVA that was released before the anime (in October 2013) and not the movie, my bad. Still, considering that happened about 10 months later than when volume 2 came out, I doubt it was the cause of the boost.

Sep 7, 2015 11:15 AM by geralt

geralt said:

I thought AssClass got a solid boost from the live action movie (or was it an OVA) that aired before the anime and that was why the anime had little to no effect in expanding the audience of the series.

As for OPM, it if does become a 1 million seller it'd be amazing.


No, AssClass's movie started after the anime (anime: Jan 9, 2015, movie: Mar 21, 2015).

It's best vol sold 910k without an anime in 2013, the best a series has done without an anime since SnK in 2011 (895k+ whatever the limited edition sold).
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-12-01/top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-volume/2013

It dropped to 772k in 2014.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-02/top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-volume-2014/.82827

Anime started in January and had no visible effect in the Top 50 (a boost might have been happening below it's threshold)

Then two months later (in the week of Mar 9-15, two weeks before the movie), various promos were made for the movie which boosted and made some AssClass's volumes appear in the Top 50 for a few weeks.
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1363533
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1365946
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1368601
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1371295
( http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1376227 <this week is the last with volume 1).

It's best volume sold 894k the first half of this year.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-05-31/top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-volume-2015/.88772

So right now AssClass is slightly more popular than in 2013 but might not hit 1 million.

So in short, the anime's failure at boosting it isn't attribuable to the movie, the movie itself came after it and didn't give it an extraordinary boost either.

Sep 7, 2015 10:49 AM by Agafin

Agafin said:
bigivelfhq said:


I don't know the 1st print Number from Death Note, but given the Best 1st print numbers list ends in 1.5 Million copies in print and Death Note isn't in there. I would guess it was less than that.

Given the fact that the manga ended in May of 2006, the year of the boost, it very possible that the 1st print wasn't that big, but the following prints were.


Ah that's true, it probably got huge reprints during andafter the anime since it had already ended, thanks.

Id say Death Note had something 2.5 million prints in total, if you count reprints too, because it has 30 Million printed Worldwide, so its pretty close to Attack on Titan in prints but i think Attack on Titan will have like 4 million Prints for the first Volume in a year or 2 if you count reprints.

Sep 7, 2015 8:58 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

Agafin said:
geralt said:

Do you predict it'll reach Haikyuu's level or could it potentially do even better?
I think it can do better than Haikyuu and actually reach 1 million copies per volume. It's more popular than HQ was, pre-anime, has great art (from a known mangaka) and is battle centered.
least
But then again, I also thought back in 2014 that AssClass would at reach Naruto/HxH's level (1.2 million per volume) since it managed to reach 900k for a volume pre anime, yet it seems like it won't even reach Haikyuu's level so everything is possible.

I thought AssClass got a solid boost from the live action movie (or was it an OVA) that aired before the anime and that was why the anime had little to no effect in expanding the audience of the series.

As for OPM, it if does become a 1 million seller it'd be amazing.

Sep 7, 2015 8:37 AM by geralt

bigivelfhq said:
Agafin said:
I would really have loved to see the actual numbers, such a colossal boost seems to happen only once a decade (Snk being the most recent). Do you know what the first print of a Death Note volume was back then?


I don't know the 1st print Number from Death Note, but given the Best 1st print numbers list ends in 1.5 Million copies in print and Death Note isn't in there. I would guess it was less than that.

Given the fact that the manga ended in May of 2006, the year of the boost, it very possible that the 1st print wasn't that big, but the following prints were.


Ah that's true, it probably got huge reprints during andafter the anime since it had already ended, thanks.

Sep 7, 2015 8:08 AM by Agafin

geralt said:
Agafin said:
One Punch Man seems like it could be a really big seller after the anime debuts. I've just noticed that none of its volumes have ever left the Top 500 pretty much since it started in December 2013.

Do you predict it'll reach Haikyuu's level or could it potentially do even better?
I think it can do better than Haikyuu and actually reach 1 million copies per volume. It's more popular than HQ was, pre-anime, has great art (from a known mangaka) and is battle centered.
least
But then again, I also thought back in 2014 that AssClass would at reach Naruto/HxH's level (1.2 million per volume) since it managed to reach 900k for a volume pre anime, yet it seems like it won't even reach Haikyuu's level so everything is possible.

Sep 7, 2015 8:05 AM by Agafin

Agafin said:
One Punch Man seems like it could be a really big seller after the anime debuts. I've just noticed that none of its volumes have ever left the Top 500 pretty much since it started in December 2013.

Do you predict it'll reach Haikyuu's level or could it potentially do even better?

Sep 7, 2015 7:40 AM by geralt

Agafin said:
bigivelfhq said:

Death Note was specially remarkable in that year with all 12 volumes in the Top 20. And with vol. 10 in 1st place, vol. 11 in 2nd place and vol. 12 in 4th place.
I would really have loved to see the actual numbers, such a colossal boost seems to happen only once a decade (Snk being the most recent). Do you know what the first print of a Death Note volume was back then?


I don't know the 1st print Number from Death Note, but given the Best 1st print numbers list ends in 1.5 Million copies in print and Death Note isn't in there. I would guess it was less than that.

Given the fact that the manga ended in May of 2006, the year of the boost, it very possible that the 1st print wasn't that big, but the following prints were.

Sep 7, 2015 7:38 AM by bigivelfhq

One Punch Man seems like it could be a really big seller after the anime debuts. I've just noticed that none of its volumes have ever left the Top 500 pretty much since it started in December 2013.

Sep 7, 2015 7:29 AM by Agafin

RedHair-Shanks said:
AdmiralKizaru98 said:

You know that the Oricon sales are totally inaccurate back then.



Even now they are inaccurate, But they are more close for sure.

So Do they wanna know when and whre One Piece was first and where not. It was so inaccurate back then.

Sep 6, 2015 10:54 PM by AdmiralKizaru98

Whoa, so proud of that top 10. I pretty much like all of those series. Nice to see Touken Ranbu at 11 LOL

TheNaturalPerm said:
Also Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji's success baffles me. Male and female lead are both incredibly shitty. Only seen the anime though...
I don't like the series for the characters, but for their evolving relationship. It's one of the few manga/anime I've ever seen that shows a legitimate romantic relationship and their struggles and happy moments instead of trying to throw drama all the time and the fact that it isn't completely innocent either makes it nice.

Sep 6, 2015 3:52 PM by Mayuka

AdmiralKizaru98 said:
Agafin said:
I would really have loved to see the actual numbers, such a colossal boost seems to happen only once a decade (Snk being the most recent). Do you know what the first print of a Death Note volume was back then?

You know that the Oricon sales are totally inaccurate back then.



Even now they are inaccurate, But they are more close for sure.

Sep 6, 2015 3:46 PM by RedHair-Shanks

Agafin said:
bigivelfhq said:

Death Note was specially remarkable in that year with all 12 volumes in the Top 20. And with vol. 10 in 1st place, vol. 11 in 2nd place and vol. 12 in 4th place.
I would really have loved to see the actual numbers, such a colossal boost seems to happen only once a decade (Snk being the most recent). Do you know what the first print of a Death Note volume was back then?

You know that the Oricon sales are totally inaccurate back then.

Sep 6, 2015 2:30 PM by AdmiralKizaru98

bigivelfhq said:

Death Note was specially remarkable in that year with all 12 volumes in the Top 20. And with vol. 10 in 1st place, vol. 11 in 2nd place and vol. 12 in 4th place.
I would really have loved to see the actual numbers, such a colossal boost seems to happen only once a decade (Snk being the most recent). Do you know what the first print of a Death Note volume was back then?

Sep 6, 2015 1:42 PM by Agafin

[quote=bigivelfhq]
As things are going this year only 1 series will do more than 10 Million, One Piece. The second best will do ~9 Million, Nanatsu no Taizai, and the 3rd to 5th seem that will be able to reach 8 Million.[quote]
NNT might pass 10 million, it'll be close thou.

Sep 6, 2015 1:08 PM by ichii_1

rentrule12 said:
How do you guys see the back log.


We have to types of data. The total sales and the new volumes sales. The total Backlog sales are: Total Sales - new Volumes sales.
With the total Backlog sales we can see the average of sales per backlog volumes: Total Backlog sales / Number of Backlog volumes.

Sep 6, 2015 12:42 PM by bigivelfhq