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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Nov 2 - 8

by Snow
Nov 11, 2015 1:08 PM | 111 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for November 2 - 8

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

*1. 255,485 *,255,485 Bleach Vol.70
*2. 187,761 *,187,761 Gintama Vol.61
*3. 175,287 *,175,287 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.6
*4. 174,299 *,174,299 Nisekoi Vol.20
*5. 107,233 *,107,233 Ajin Vol.7
*6. *91,385 *,*91,385 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.42
*7. *77,609 *,*77,609 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Plus Vol.2
*8. *62,582 *,*62,582 Gakuen Babysitters Vol.12
*9. *58,886 *,139,475 Ten Count Vol.4
10. *56,689 *,*56,689 Magical Pâtissière Kosaki-chan!! Vol.2

11. *53,212 *,193,024 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Vol.11
12. *51,440 *,617,424 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.17
13. *49,882 *,*49,882 Hana Nochi Hare: HanaDan Next Season Vol.2
14. *47,165 2,755,816 One Piece Vol.79
15. *46,420 *,103,828 Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Vol.6
16. *42,034 *,541,555 Kingdom Vol.40
17. *41,166 *,*41,166 Witch Craft Works Vol.9
18. *36,243 *,*36,243 Kono Oto Tomare! Vol.10
19. *35,877 *,438,392 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.27
20. *33,599 *,*33,599 3x3 Eyes: Genjuu no Mori no Sounansha Vol.2

21. *32,473 *,*32,473 To LOVE-ru Queens
22. *30,365 *,*96,659 Kobayashi ga Kawai sugite Tsurai!! Vol.13
23. *28,823 *,372,965 Ore Monogatari! Vol.10
24. *28,287 *,*28,287 Mahou Shoujo of the End Vol.10
25. *27,450 *,315,799 Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Vol.1
26. *27,070 *,*27,070 Hinomaru-Zumou Vol.7
27. *24,654 *,*24,654 Sesuji wo Pin! to: Shikakou Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso Vol.1
28. *23,830 *,*32,732 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu Vol.9
29. *23,679 *,818,160 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.16
30. *23,487 *,130,458 Hibi Chouchou Vol.12

31. *22,948 *,*22,948 Kamen Rider Kuuga Vol.2
32. *22,506 *,626,348 One Punch-Man Vol.9
33. *22,339 *,*22,339 Frau Faust Vol.2
34. *22,219 *,774,537 Haikyuu!! Vol.18
35. *21,809 *,771,800 One Punch-Man Vol.4
36. *21,602 *,703,200 One Punch-Man Vol.8
37. *21,472 *,795,766 One Punch-Man Vol.3
38. *21,337 *,128,510 ReRe Hello Vol.8
39. *21,078 *,742,173 One Punch-Man Vol.5
40. *20,983 *,916,996 One Punch-Man Vol.1

41. *20,937 *,114,005 Marmalade Boy Little Vol.4
42. *20,611 *,847,938 One Punch-Man Vol.2
43. *20,501 *,723,665 One Punch-Man Vol.6
44. *20,184 *,321,023 Chihayafuru Vol.29
45. *20,138 *,*74,683 Aoharu x Kikanjuu Vol.8
46. *20,067 *,509,027 Arslan Senki Vol.4
47. *19,747 *,*19,747 Kiss x Sis Vol.15
48. *19,624 *,727,216 One Punch-Man Vol.7
49. *18,984 *,120,528 Kou no Dori Vol.11
50. *18,887 *,*39,883 Football Nation Vol.8

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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About OPM, volume 10 will be released in about three weeks so before the boost is over. I don't think it can match TG just yet considering that the latest volume has sold in 3 months what TG sells in two weeks (the bundled DVD will boost it up a bit though).

Nov 16, 2015 3:06 PM by Agafin

geralt said:
Btw, the fact that there's such a huge gap in sales between OP and SnK and the rest is so peculiar it makes me wonder if the fans of those series even bother reading anything else. Like, how is it possible all the top selling manga excluding those 2 cant break 1 million while OP and SnK respectively triple and double those figures easily?

Yeah, that's sort of weird. There are two possible explanations I can think of. The first one is that the fans of these juggernauts also buy other manga but not in such a concentrated way. Like out of six SJ fans, you'll have like 2 who follow Naruto, 2 follow AssClass or Haikyuu, 1 follows Bleach etc with a few of them following two or more of those. However, you'll have about 5 who follow One Piece so obviously it's going to crush them popularity wise.

The other explanation (or should I say "hypothesis") could be that those series managed the incredibly hard feat çf appealling to a part of the population which is made up of people who are not normally manga fans and have no intention of becoming ones. I think the latter hypothesis is more likely (or a combination of both). If you look at One Piece for example, it is published in a magazine which has a circulation of 2.4 million yet sells over 3 million in a matter of a few months so most of its fans are elsewhere. It's even more pronounced with SNK which basically carried the whole Bessastu Shonen Magazine on its shoulders until Arslan came along.

The crazy thing is that you'd expect those outsiders to at least start reading something else with time but that hardly seems to be the case. SJ's circulation pretty much was basically halved after the end of Slam Dunk and Dragon Ball (two other series I believe are like OP/SNK) just like the circulation of the shoujo magazine "Aria " pretty much collapsed after the end of Kuintaku Setaiku (though that was more of a "back to normal" case).

I guess it's a bit like in the movie industry where you had a movie like Titanic which was watched even by grandmas. Obviously, no matter how much hype/marketting another movie will have, you don't really expect that grandma to go watch it again.

Nov 16, 2015 2:52 PM by Agafin

geralt said:
Agafin said:

Only including series that are still ongoing, 800k would put it below all of those plus Nanatsu no Taizai, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Kimi ni Todoke, Gin no Saji and... around the same level as or just above Sakamoto desu ga? Also below HxH if that counts as ongoing. So it would still be out of the Top 10. But it would make it to become the second best selling Seinen, above Terraformars but below Tokyo Ghoul.

It'll probably end up being more than an 800k seller though. That's what I'm hoping for anyway. I can see it averaging at least 20k+ until the end of the anime which should place volume 7 (the one published in December, since I'm trying to use a one year frame) at around 850k. Then the post-anime boost can help it crawl to 900k. It also helps that that MH and ONE decided to add an extra episode in each of the six Blu ray/DVD volumes. That means that the series will still have some hype weeks or even months after its ending. Together with the OVA attached to volume 10 (LE), that makes 7 extra episodes for a 12 episode series, not sure if I've ever seen something like that.

They're probably trying to sustain the boost as long as possible considering a season 2 won't be in the making anytime soon, if at all.
Btw, the fact that there's such a huge gap in sales between OP and SnK and the rest is so peculiar it makes me wonder if the fans of those series even bother reading anything else. Like, how is it possible all the top selling manga excluding those 2 cant break 1 million while OP and SnK respectively triple and double those figures easily?


The thing is, snk and one piece have a lot of casual fans that are not too interested in anime and manga and only buy these ones that interest them.

A survey showed that only 85k copies of snk monthly chapter is bought every month. Which means 95% of the snk fans don't even follow the series on a monthly basis and only follow it buy buying the volumes when they come out every 4 month. Its also said that majority of the snk buyers are young adult with, 40% being female and 60% being male.

So yea, I think both snk and one piece was able to reach out to people that are not usually interested in manga or anime. So for other series to reach these two level they will have to be extremely popular to gain the attention of these casual buyers.

Nov 16, 2015 2:50 PM by keragamming

MysticLeviathan said:
the big question about OPM is how the anime will impact new volume sales. I'm interested to see how that'll turn out.


OPM will probably end up being a bit higher than TG.

Nov 16, 2015 2:44 PM by Arcanix

the big question about OPM is how the anime will impact new volume sales. I'm interested to see how that'll turn out.

Nov 16, 2015 2:35 PM by MysticLeviathan

geralt said:
Agafin said:

Only including series that are still ongoing, 800k would put it below all of those plus Nanatsu no Taizai, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Kimi ni Todoke, Gin no Saji and... around the same level as or just above Sakamoto desu ga? Also below HxH if that counts as ongoing. So it would still be out of the Top 10. But it would make it to become the second best selling Seinen, above Terraformars but below Tokyo Ghoul.

It'll probably end up being more than an 800k seller though. That's what I'm hoping for anyway. I can see it averaging at least 20k+ until the end of the anime which should place volume 7 (the one published in December, since I'm trying to use a one year frame) at around 850k. Then the post-anime boost can help it crawl to 900k. It also helps that that MH and ONE decided to add an extra episode in each of the six Blu ray/DVD volumes. That means that the series will still have some hype weeks or even months after its ending. Together with the OVA attached to volume 10 (LE), that makes 7 extra episodes for a 12 episode series, not sure if I've ever seen something like that.

They're probably trying to sustain the boost as long as possible considering a season 2 won't be in the making anytime soon, if at all.
Btw, the fact that there's such a huge gap in sales between OP and SnK and the rest is so peculiar it makes me wonder if the fans of those series even bother reading anything else. Like, how is it possible all the top selling manga excluding those 2 cant break 1 million while OP and SnK respectively triple and double those figures easily?

One Piece isnt just a manga in japan it is a national phenomenon read by everyone in all ages.

Nov 16, 2015 1:54 PM by AdmiralKizaru98

Agafin said:

Only including series that are still ongoing, 800k would put it below all of those plus Nanatsu no Taizai, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Kimi ni Todoke, Gin no Saji and... around the same level as or just above Sakamoto desu ga? Also below HxH if that counts as ongoing. So it would still be out of the Top 10. But it would make it to become the second best selling Seinen, above Terraformars but below Tokyo Ghoul.

It'll probably end up being more than an 800k seller though. That's what I'm hoping for anyway. I can see it averaging at least 20k+ until the end of the anime which should place volume 7 (the one published in December, since I'm trying to use a one year frame) at around 850k. Then the post-anime boost can help it crawl to 900k. It also helps that that MH and ONE decided to add an extra episode in each of the six Blu ray/DVD volumes. That means that the series will still have some hype weeks or even months after its ending. Together with the OVA attached to volume 10 (LE), that makes 7 extra episodes for a 12 episode series, not sure if I've ever seen something like that.

They're probably trying to sustain the boost as long as possible considering a season 2 won't be in the making anytime soon, if at all.
Btw, the fact that there's such a huge gap in sales between OP and SnK and the rest is so peculiar it makes me wonder if the fans of those series even bother reading anything else. Like, how is it possible all the top selling manga excluding those 2 cant break 1 million while OP and SnK respectively triple and double those figures easily?

Nov 16, 2015 1:51 PM by geralt

Nice good have see 8 volumes of OPM selling well

Nov 16, 2015 1:40 PM by Danmyao


Only including series that are still ongoing, 800k would put it below all of those plus Nanatsu no Taizai, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Kimi ni Todoke, Gin no Saji and... around the same level as or just above Sakamoto desu ga? Also below HxH if that counts as ongoing. So it would still be out of the Top 10. But it would make it to become the second best selling Seinen, above Terraformars but below Tokyo Ghoul.

It'll probably end up being more than an 800k seller though. That's what I'm hoping for anyway. I can see it averaging at least 20k+ until the end of the anime which should place volume 7 (the one published in December, since I'm trying to use a one year frame) at around 850k. Then the post-anime boost can help it crawl to 900k. It also helps that that MH and ONE decided to add an extra episode in each of the six Blu ray/DVD volumes. That means that the series will still have some hype weeks or even months after its ending. Together with the OVA attached to volume 10 (LE), that makes 7 extra episodes for a 12 episode series, not sure if I've ever seen something like that.

Nov 16, 2015 1:33 PM by Agafin

Agafin said:
Seems like the final volume of the Seinen manga Orange (volume 5) is giving it a nice boost. Maybe the live action movie to be released next month will also boost it. I remember reading the first chapter of this manga a few months (it received a lot of praise on French manga related sites) but like always when it comes to manga reading and me, I indefinitely put it on-hold xd. All the seven days of the week are out on Shoseki btw:
looks like Bleach will do around 70k....
I wonder if it'll beat Magi and World Trigger for the year...
Seraph is still moving a good amount of backlog volumes don't see Bleach beating it.....

Nov 16, 2015 7:07 AM by chrisbj

Seems like the final volume of the Seinen manga Orange (volume 5) is giving it a nice boost. Maybe the live action movie to be released next month will also boost it. I remember reading the first chapter of this manga a few months (it received a lot of praise on French manga related sites) but like always when it comes to manga reading and me, I indefinitely put it on-hold xd. All the seven days of the week are out on Shoseki btw:

Nov 16, 2015 1:17 AM by Agafin

chrisbj said:
bleach アニメ2期


You kidding, right? Just saw a video with the head of Studio Pierrot and he said that it's gonna take a while if it's gonna come back. I would be so glad if it returned.

Nov 13, 2015 3:09 AM by j1mla

bleach アニメ2期

Nov 12, 2015 7:45 PM by chrisbj

nice to see the great BnHA sales.

Nov 12, 2015 3:49 PM by Hiddenrain

Nisekoi with its crap plot is selling smh

Nov 12, 2015 3:00 PM by FireEmblemIke24

Holy moly Boku no Hero.

I can already see this being top 3 after anime airs.

Nov 12, 2015 2:44 PM by hoopla123

Bleach ftw

Is boku no hero going to make top 30 this year/

Nov 12, 2015 2:08 PM by WhiteFlamee

Z4k said:
ichii_1 said:

hmmm looks like it's gonna be a close one between bleach, tokyo ghoul and naruto.
Hope bleach pulls through :'(

Pretty sure the backlog sales of TG are above 3 million by now. I've seen all the volumes in the Top 500 plenty of times.

Yeah I didn't notice there were weeks missing :'(
Maybe it can pass magi then :'(

Nov 12, 2015 12:15 PM by ichii_1

ichii_1 said:


hmmm looks like it's gonna be a close one between bleach, tokyo ghoul and naruto.
Hope bleach pulls through :'(

Pretty sure the backlog sales of TG are above 3 million by now. I've seen all the volumes in the Top 500 plenty of times.

Nov 12, 2015 11:38 AM by Z4k