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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Oct 25 - 31

by Snow
Nov 6, 2015 2:54 PM | 38 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (manga, light novel, and OEL) for October 25 - 31

*1. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.3
*2. Akame ga Kill! Vol.4
*3. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1
*4. Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
*5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.2
*6. Horimiya Vol.1
*7. One-Punch Man Vol.1
*8. The Devil Is A Part-timer! Vol.3
*9. One-Punch Man Vol.2
10. Naruto Vol.72

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

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Tokyo Ghoul first? lol

Nov 11, 2015 5:01 AM by Seky

Horimiya doing well ;)

Nov 10, 2015 4:03 PM by FireEmblemIke24

I already knew Tokyo ghoul would be on he top

Nov 8, 2015 3:43 PM by UsagiGuy

MichaelMyers100 said:
^Good point...but at the very least, i'm pretty sure besides TG & AOT vol 1...the rest of the TG vols are gonna sell more then the rest of the AOT vols seeing how long TG vol 2 & 3 have been on this list compared to AOT's Vols...


No they haven't been on the list longer than other attack in titan volume. Just like how you seen Tokyo ghoul dominating the charts it was the same for snk in 2013/2014.

I don't know when was the last time the other snk volume came off the list and never comes back, probably in early 2015. but in this link volume 2 was on the list for 27 weeks and this was in may 2014. www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2014-05-18/manga/list.html too early to make that statement. No Tokyo ghoul volume currently has been on the list that long, so that statement was far too early to say.

@agafin maybe I'm overestimating Tokyo ghoul. That's Pretty good point I did not look at.

Nov 8, 2015 12:07 PM by keragamming

Without numbers this news is pointless.

Nov 8, 2015 9:08 AM by ExTemplar

Stupid bloody Tokyo Ghoul. I want to see Black Butler on there ;-;

Nov 8, 2015 4:58 AM by DGrimreaperD

*6. Horimiya Vol.1

SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS ON THE LIST
I BOUGHT TWO COPIES AS THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING MANGA

Nov 8, 2015 3:21 AM by FallenUndead

^Good point...but at the very least, i'm pretty sure besides TG & AOT vol 1...the rest of the TG vols are gonna sell more then the rest of the AOT vols seeing how long TG vol 2 & 3 have been on this list compared to AOT's Vols...

Nov 8, 2015 2:57 AM by MichaelMyers100

keragamming said:
Z4k said:
TG continues its domination.

Volume 1 has been on that list for 20 weeks. Its following the footsteps of Aot's volume 1.


Honestly speaking, I wouldn't be surprise if all of Tokyo ghoul volume follow the foot step of snk vol 1. Reason is, because I feel the reason why only snk vol 1 alone keeps showing up in the top 10 is because people tried it out and didn't like the art IMO the art in the first few volumes are terrible and that might have put people off. The other volumes for snk does sell well as well, but volume 1 sales is just bigger compare to the other volumes. 1 think volume 1 sold over 50k last year and volume 2 sold like 30k.

On the other hand I think Tokyo ghoul early volume art is pretty good so I don't think people are going to be turn off by it, so realistically the same amount of people buying volume 1 will most likely buy volume 2. Not to mention the fact that Tokyo anime wasn't faithful to the manga which is more motivation to buy the manga. While snk already has a faithful adaption and a second season incoming.

I could be wrong. But we shall see

I highly doubt that's going to happen, cause if it were to be the case, vol.2 would have still being selling more than volume 1 (since it was released later) but given that vol.1 has been outselling it for a while, it means that there are already people dropping it.

Nov 7, 2015 9:19 PM by Agafin

Was hoping to see A Certain Scientific Accelerator on the list.

Nov 7, 2015 8:42 PM by Todd_

Z4k said:




LOL One-Ounch Man.

Nov 7, 2015 2:01 PM by DatRandomDude

ichii_1 said:
GreenBenjamin said:
why can't they show the sales numbers

The nr. 1 spot only sells maybe 1 or 2 thousand on average.

The BD sales statistics in Japan are listed and it's rare for something to go over 10,000, and most average 3,000. This is a marginally smaller market, but is around equal to it as both are very niche.

Not expecting NY Times charts to ever change this, but it certainly would give a better visualization how well something is actually doing.

Nov 7, 2015 11:35 AM by Jerkhov

^Agreed...pretty reasonable thinking if i do say so myself

Nov 7, 2015 9:09 AM by MichaelMyers100

Z4k said:
TG continues its domination.

Volume 1 has been on that list for 20 weeks. Its following the footsteps of Aot's volume 1.


Honestly speaking, I wouldn't be surprise if all of Tokyo ghoul volume follow the foot step of snk vol 1. Reason is, because I feel the reason why only snk vol 1 alone keeps showing up in the top 10 is because people tried it out and didn't like the art IMO the art in the first few volumes are terrible and that might have put people off. The other volumes for snk does sell well as well, but volume 1 sales is just bigger compare to the other volumes. 1 think volume 1 sold over 50k last year and volume 2 sold like 30k.

On the other hand I think Tokyo ghoul early volume art is pretty good so I don't think people are going to be turn off by it, so realistically the same amount of people buying volume 1 will most likely buy volume 2. Not to mention the fact that Tokyo anime wasn't faithful to the manga which is more motivation to buy the manga. While snk already has a faithful adaption and a second season incoming.

I could be wrong. But we shall see.

Nov 7, 2015 9:02 AM by keragamming

AngKear said:
GreenBenjamin said:
why can't they show the sales numbers


I found this link to the sales estimates of graphic novels(including manga ofc) in the US market for September. Seeing this may give you a rough idea as to how small the market is.

I may have missed some manga titles but these are what I found:

#44 - NARUTO GN VOL 72 - 2,222
#72 - TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 03 - 1,663
#119 - ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 - 1,117
#131 - ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02 - 1,027
#224 - CLAYMORE GN VOL 27 - 616

Source: http://icv2.com/articles/markets/view/32773/top-300-graphic-novels-actual-september-2015

Edit: I don't know about Naruto vol 72 release date but I know TG vol 3 release date which was on 20 of October IIRC. So, I haven't the slightest idea as how they're able to get these data from. Unless they included the digital copy which had an earlier release date.

Dunno but those seem like sales for digital copy. On the other hand, ICv2 released the list for the month of october and it seems Naruto's volume 72 was second again like volume 71. OPM volume 2 couldn't make the list and TG still dominating the top 5



http://icv2.com/articles/markets/view/32992/october-2015-bookscan-top-20-adult-graphic-novels

Nov 7, 2015 8:41 AM by Z4k

Stark700 said:
Tokyo Ghoul at the top ~

Unexpected.

Nov 7, 2015 6:27 AM by Xenocrisi

tokyo ghoul in first place

Nov 7, 2015 6:21 AM by KsT

Horimiya on the list. :D

Nov 7, 2015 12:29 AM by CG-Silver

Akame ga kill as 2 is cool.
Tokyo ghoul is expected.

Nov 6, 2015 11:18 PM by ZoroZoldyck

YES!! Tokyo Ghoul <3

Nov 6, 2015 8:48 PM by LaloChii