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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Sep 14 - 20

by Snow
Sep 23, 2015 1:54 PM | 110 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for September 14 - 20

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

*1. 338,249 *,338,249 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.4
*2. 179,599 *,179,599 Fairy Tail Vol.51
*3. 156,233 *,232,776 Barakamon Vol.12
*4. 138,874 *,138,874 Ahiru no Sora Vol.41
*5. 114,450 *,114,450 Skip Beat! Vol.37
*6. 111,891 *,111,891 Major 2nd Vol.2
*7. *95,121 *,259,657 Mahoutsukai no Yome Vol.4
*8. *91,751 *,*91,751 Noragami Vol.14
*9. *87,901 *,528,190 Kuroko no Basket: Extra Game Vol.1
10. *87,087 *,*87,087 Hajime no Ippo Vol.111

11. *79,896 *,*79,896 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Vol.7
12. *74,029 *,*74,029 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.19
13. *68,169 *,*68,169 Seitokai Yakuindomo Vol.12
14. *59,952 *,*59,952 UQ Holder! Vol.8
15. *56,025 *,*56,025 Love So Life Vol.17
16. *49,274 *,331,523 Owari no Seraph Vol.9
17. *47,702 *,*47,702 Peace Maker Vol.15
18. *44,906 *,*44,906 Days Vol.13
19. *40,968 *,*40,968 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Vol.19
20. *35,502 *,262,155 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.14

21. *34,287 *,*34,287 Rin Vol.11
22. *33,053 *,*33,053 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.46
23. *32,279 *,*32,279 Shitsuji-sama no Okiniiri Vol.21
24. *31,966 *,231,999 Toriko Vol.36
25. *31,391 *,*31,391 Usogui Vol.39
26. *30,424 *,*30,424 Namaikizakari. Vol.5
27. *30,127 *,272,018 World Trigger Vol.12
28. *29,125 *,*91,065 Btooom! Vol.18
29. *28,858 *,*28,858 Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo Vol.3
30. *27,442 *,*27,442 Fairy Tail Vol.51 Limited Edition

31. *27,330 1,685,134 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.17
32. *27,293 *,*35,651 Kantai Collection Anthology Comic: Yokosuka Chinjufu-hen Vol.11
33. *26,151 *,117,337 Amaama to Inazuma Vol.5
34. *26,029 *,*26,029 Acma:Game Vol.13
35. *25,837 *,*25,837 D-Frag! Vol.10
36. *24,137 *,*24,137 Denpa Kyoushi Vol.18
37. *23,620 *,*23,620 Yesterday wo Utatte Vol.11
38. *23,478 *,*51,759 Koi wa Ameagari no You ni Vol.3
39. *22,527 *,*46,783 Sensei Kunshu Vol.7
40. *21,344 *,*21,344 Tokiwa Kitareri!! Vol.4

41. *21,024 *,*82,110 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Tsuioku-hen Vol.3
42. *20,928 *,*42,612 Tokyo Alice Vol.15
43. *20,469 *,*27,545 Hinamatsuri Vol.9
44. *19,436 *,*19,436 Fantasista Stella Vol.13
45. *19,039 *,*19,039 Zettai Karen Children Vol.43
46. *18,463 *,*18,463 Maou-sama Chotto Sore Totte!! Vol.4
47. *18,402 *,*18,402 Imawa no Kuni no Alice Vol.16
48. *18,265 *,956,387 Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki
49. *17,869 *,*17,869 Kyoukai no Rinne Vol.27
50. *17,636 *,*17,636 Akatsuki no Yona Vol.19 Limited Edition

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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bigivelfhq said:
Ahiru no Sora needs an anime adaptation so bad!

pirate2014 said:
*4. 138,874 *,138,874 Ahiru no Sora Vol.41

Very happy to see the manga doing so well in selling.
(; I was scrolling through these comments just to see if anyone has mentioned Ahiru no Sora! I have said this so many times I lost count, an anime adaption of Ahiru no Sora would be greaaaaaaat!

Skip Beat season 2 too.

Sep 29, 2015 12:11 AM by ToG25thBaam

celeminus said:
did the newest jitsu wa watashi wa volume not get released yet or was there absolutely no anime boost?


Vol.13 was released on Sep 8th. Comparing to past volumes of a comparable number of days of release, it seems to have gotten a 20.15% boost over Vol.7, and it is also ahead of Vol.8 and Vol.9, which were on sale for 1 extra day.

17 -- *,*28,833 *,*28,833 **1 6 実は私は 13
38 -- *,*21,506 *,*21,506 **1 5 実は私は 12
38 -- *,*21,803 *,*21,803 **1 5 実は私は 11
33 -- *,*17,460 *,*17,460 **1 3 実は私は 10
31 -- *,*26,359 *,*26,359 **1 7 実は私は 9
38 -- *,*25,657 *,*25,657 **1 7 実は私は 8
31 -- *,*23,997 *,*23,997 **1 6 実は私は 7

Sep 24, 2015 6:46 PM by Ejc

Imawa no Kuni no Alice and Hinamatsuri are doing decently well.

They still deserved much more audience.

Sep 24, 2015 6:45 PM by live2win

did the newest jitsu wa watashi wa volume not get released yet or was there absolutely no anime boost?

Sep 24, 2015 4:52 PM by celeminus

Agafin said:
Eh, I'm not talking about a big boost. 50-60k weekly sales for 17 volumes means 'only' 3k per volume per week, that's very doable for a series with all its volumes in the Top 500.
Oh, I don't doubt it can do 60k a week, I just find it unlikely they will be due to Junior High. I don't think anyone will get into the series through a silly spinoff.
150k? The next volume will be released in 4 or so weeks so I think it'll be too late to boost it that much since last week was the last it will sell 150k+ in backlog until October 19.

I was thinking slightly more than 100k on average for the next 4 weeks and after that back at 200k. A bit optimistic, yes.

Sep 24, 2015 12:44 PM by geralt

geralt said:
]I guess it's possible, but I somehow doubt Junior High will have any effect on SnK sales at all. At this point I wonder whether even season 2 can actually broaden its audience. I have a feeling it will simply make fans buy the volumes sooner leading to bigger first weeks, but no increase in volume sales overall.

Eh, I'm not talking about a big boost. 50-60k weekly sales for 17 volumes means 'only' 3k per volume per week, that's very doable for a series with all its volumes in the Top 500.
An average of 150k per week would make 1.2 million in backlog sales. I reckon that's doable.

150k? The next volume will be released in 4 or so weeks so I think it'll be too late to boost it that much since last week was the last it will sell 150k+ in backlog until October 19.

Sep 24, 2015 12:15 PM by Agafin

EvenJellyOn said:
Vindstot said:
I think Barakamon sold enough for a S2 by now. Kinema Citrus should get to it and pick up Handa-kun as well while they're at it.

If the manga is selling fine then what's the point of a second season?

Uh to give the manga even more exposure and make money from the blu rays?

Sep 24, 2015 12:09 PM by Z4k

keragamming said:
Seeing as how kingdom backlog sales keep dropping, shouldn't we assume that it will continue to drop every week? So I really don't see it selling 150k backlog per week until mid Nov. In a week or tow it will probably have below 100k in backlog. I'm just going by the trend that I'm seeing, I could be wrong though.
I'm expecting backlog sales to get revitalised as soon as the new Kingdom volume comes out, balancing out the lower than 150k sales these next few weeks.

Sep 24, 2015 12:01 PM by geralt

Seeing as how kingdom backlog sales keep dropping, shouldn't we assume that it will continue to drop every week? So I really don't see it selling 150k backlog per week until mid Nov. In a week or two it will probably sell below 100k in backlog. I'm just going by the trend that I'm seeing, I could be wrong though.

Sep 24, 2015 11:57 AM by keragamming

Agafin said:
1. 14.1 million One Piece
It still has about 3 million units to sell before the end of the year I think. And let's not forget that those Weekly Top 10s only count volumes that are in the Top 500 and One Piece has 90% of its volumes outside of it. Even if they only sell 300-1000 copies every week, that adds up to quite a bit of missing data when you have 70+ volumes. So my estimate for One Piece is for it to exactly double its mid year sales.
Reasonable...

Agafin said:
2. 10.3 million Nanatsu no Tazai
The next volume will sell slightly less than 750k (including the LE) in my opinion (it will only have 4 weeks to do so). The rest is backlog
Seems a bit too high to me if only because I assume backlog sales will drop like a cliff now that the anime boost is done.

Agafin said:
3. 8.5 million Shingeki no Kyojin
This series has legs. Looking at the Top 500 list, volume 17 is still in the Top 30 despite being released 8 weeks ago. I think the Live action movie and Junior High School mini series will give it enough exposure to still sell 60k per week on average (or more).
I guess it's possible, but I somehow doubt Junior High will have any effect on SnK sales at all. At this point I wonder whether even season 2 can actually broaden its audience. I have a feeling it will simply make fans buy the volumes sooner leading to bigger first weeks, but no increase in volume sales overall.

Agafin said:
4. 8.5 million Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
This will be within striking distance of SNK and actually has a shot at topping it though for some reason I think it will narrowly miss it. Volume 16 will sell at least 850k in the 6/7 weeks it will have. Combined with the 8 weeks of untracked sales it had and the nice backlog sales it will accumulate starting October 3rd, I think 8.4/8.5 million will be where it lands. Remember that nearly all its volumes are currently in the Top 500 and that's without a freshly released volume.
Yeah, I guess I was underestimating it.

Agafin said:
5. 8.4 million Kingdom
Kingdom has only one week of missing sales and all of its volumes have been in the Top 500 for months so I think Ejc's known sales are very close to its real sales. It's next volume should sell ~500k in four weeks and the backlog sales for these last 8 weeks will be between 800k and 1 million units
An average of 150k per week would make 1.2 million in backlog sales. I reckon that's doable.

Sep 24, 2015 11:49 AM by geralt

Vindstot said:
I think Barakamon sold enough for a S2 by now. Kinema Citrus should get to it and pick up Handa-kun as well while they're at it.

If the manga is selling fine then what's the point of a second season?

Sep 24, 2015 11:44 AM by EvenJellyOn

Z4k said:
metsujin said:
Lmao he was talking about the overall sales from all the volumes.

The comparison still makes no sense knowing all those titles have more than 30 or 40 volumes.

I know but just making things clear why he said those series are better selling wise than TG.

Sep 24, 2015 11:43 AM by metsujin

Vagabond has sold a lot more than Tokyo Ghoul per volume but that's because it has nearly 2 decades worth of sales and was very popular in the early 2000s (Inoue's hype from Slam Dunk). Its latest volumes sell two times less that Tokyo Ghoul

1st week: *2. 243,422 *,243,422 Vagabond Vol.37
2nd week: *3. *76,736 320,158 Vagabond Vol.37
3rd week: 29. *38,357 358,515 Vagabond Vol.37

Berserk is not as popular as Tokyo Ghoul, far from it.

Sep 24, 2015 11:33 AM by Agafin

metsujin said:
Lmao he was talking about the overall sales from all the volumes.

The comparison still makes no sense knowing all those titles have more than 30 or 40 volumes.

Sep 24, 2015 11:14 AM by Z4k

geralt said:

1) 13.5 million One Piece
2) 9.8 million Nanatsu no Taizai
3) 8.5 million Kingdom
4) 8.2 million Shingeki no Kyojin
5) 7.9 million Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

A top 10 would be nice, but it's kind of long to find all the data to make accurate predictions.


1. 14.1 million One Piece
It still has about 3 million units to sell before the end of the year I think. And let's not forget that those Weekly Top 10s only count volumes that are in the Top 500 and One Piece has 90% of its volumes outside of it. Even if they only sell 300-1000 copies every week, that adds up to quite a bit of missing data when you have 70+ volumes. So my estimate for One Piece is for it to exactly double its mid year sales.

2. 10.3 million Nanatsu no Tazai
The next volume will sell slightly less than 750k (including the LE) in my opinion (it will only have 4 weeks to do so). The rest is backlog

3. 8.5 million Shingeki no Kyojin
This series has legs. Looking at the Top 500 list, volume 17 is still in the Top 30 despite being released 8 weeks ago. I think the Live action movie and Junior High School mini series will give it enough exposure to still sell 60k per week on average (or more).

4. 8.5 million Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
This will be within striking distance of SNK and actually has a shot at topping it though for some reason I think it will narrowly miss it. Volume 16 will sell at least 850k in the 6/7 weeks it will have. Combined with the 8 weeks of untracked sales it had and the nice backlog sales it will accumulate starting October 3rd, I think 8.4/8.5 million will be where it lands. Remember that nearly all its volumes are currently in the Top 500 and that's without a freshly released volume.

5. 8.4 million Kingdom
Kingdom has only one week of missing sales and all of its volumes have been in the Top 500 for months so I think Ejc's known sales are very close to its real sales. It's next volume should sell ~500k in four weeks and the backlog sales for these last 8 weeks will be between 800k and 1 million units. AssClass and SNK are within reach nonetheless.

Sep 24, 2015 11:10 AM by Agafin

ErnieE said:
LordPerucho said:


Vagabond: 37 volumes/82 million sales

U are naive if u think TG is better than Vagabond, Berserk, Jojo, when its not even better than current Fairy Tail.


TOP KEK XDXdxdxdxd You are one of those kiddies who judges a serie by its anime adaptation and not fully read the manga because nowadays most of the anime adaptations skip the best parts of the manga's original story and moments because some studios likes to grab money out of their titles.

I agree with the part Berserk is still better than TG manga.. but Jojo and Vagabond are not even close to TG manga.

But you trolled me good with fairy tail part , cracked me up a bit. Please do some research before criticize :)

Lmao he was talking about the overall sales from all the volumes.

Sep 24, 2015 10:41 AM by metsujin

Vagabond doesnt even have an anime, nice trolling bro, no wonder u got canned in NF by posting rape pictures.

Sep 24, 2015 10:40 AM by LordPerucho

LordPerucho said:
WhiteFlamee said:

LOL vagabond has no sales. TG is amazing and beats vagabond. sry,


Vagabond: 37 volumes/82 million sales

U are naive if u think TG is better than Vagabond, Berserk, Jojo, when its not even better than current Fairy Tail.


TOP KEK XDXdxdxdxd You are one of those kiddies who judges a serie by its anime adaptation and not fully read the manga because nowadays most of the anime adaptations skip the best parts of the manga's original story and moments because some studios likes to grab money out of their titles.

I agree with the part Berserk is still better than TG manga.. but Jojo and Vagabond are not even close to TG manga.

But you trolled me good with fairy tail part , cracked me up a bit. Please do some research before criticize :)

Sep 24, 2015 10:16 AM by ErnieE

>14. *59,952 *,*59,952 UQ Holder! Vol.8

UQ Holder still going fairly strong. Git hyped, I want that adaptation ASAP.

Sep 24, 2015 7:59 AM by Yehart

WhiteFlamee said:
LordPerucho said:
Eh Im just too lazy in changing avatars, there are other series that I find as likable as HxH, so I dont really miss it that much.

Tell me the next time TG surpasses Vagabond.. which is still like a long way to go.

LOL vagabond has no sales. TG is amazing and beats vagabond. sry,


Vagabond: 37 volumes/82 million sales

U are naive if u think TG is better than Vagabond, Berserk, Jojo, when its not even better than current Fairy Tail.

Sep 24, 2015 7:31 AM by LordPerucho