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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Nov 8 - 14

by Snow
Nov 20, 2015 3:35 PM | 56 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (manga, light novel, and OEL) for November 8 - 14

*1. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1
*2. One Piece Vol.76
*3. One-Punch Man Vol.1
*4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.3
*5. One-Punch Man Vol.2
*6. Bleach Vol.65
*7. My Hero Academia Vol.2
*8. Naruto Vol.72
*9. One-Punch Man Vol.3
10. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency Vol.1

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

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Wut it's #1?
*1. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1

And the other follow!
*3. One-Punch Man Vol.1
*4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.3
*5. One-Punch Man Vol.2

Yes another week!!!
*8. Naruto Vol.72

FedeBankai said:
Airenee_ said:


i bought Tokyo Ghoul per volume $19. and you right.


From where did you buy it?


I bought TG vol1 for like 10 euro on bookdepository plus free shipping.

Nov 22, 2015 2:01 PM by MrEpicMichael

AngKear said:
ichii_1 said:

It isn't, op was released last week and didn't rank.


Can someone enlighten me as to why it wasn't ranked?
Does this happen specifically just for One Piece in its first week or other series as well?

Some explanations are greatly appreciated! :D

It didn't sell enough to make the list last week but did this week.
The sales go up and down for the western market since only several hundred copies is enough to make the list.

Nov 22, 2015 9:31 AM by ichii_1

*1. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1

YEEEy

Nov 22, 2015 4:20 AM by CrimsonMoon56

ichii_1 said:
AngKear said:


But this actually is its 1st week on sale, though. It's quite a surprise how weak OP sells in the US, or rather TG gained a small boost to overshadow OP vol 76 first week.

It isn't, op was released last week and didn't rank.


Can someone enlighten me as to why it wasn't ranked?
Does this happen specifically just for One Piece in its first week or other series as well?

Some explanations are greatly appreciated! :D

Nov 22, 2015 2:51 AM by AngKear

OPM is really turning out the next big thing after AOT.

Nov 21, 2015 8:07 PM by Machination

Z4k said:
*1. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1
*4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.3
This is precisely why Murica is going down the drain
mayukachan said:
Comic_Sans will be delighted.
:(

Nov 21, 2015 5:45 PM by Comic_Sans

Agafin said:
bigivelfhq said:


Because it has a good and regular stream of sales. Is popular enough to get a little(and by little I indeed mean Little) number of new people interested to buy it every week, just to see what is about.
In any other country, specially Japan, that would mean that it would appear around the Top 500 or maybe even 200, but it wouldn't certainly appear in a Top 10. In America is enough to appear at Top 10.

For Example, last year Attack on Titan volume 1 sold 54k copies and it stayed all year long(or almost that) in the Top 10. This means that per week it sold only around 1k copies. That was enough to get in the Top 10.

One Piece best new volume the entire last Year sold 5.9k copies(Yep, One Piece in America sells horrible, in France it sells 18 times more), I believe this is One Piece volume 76 2nd week, so Tokyo Ghoul volume 1 didn't need to do much to surpass it.


You keep misunderstanding him, that's not his question. He's asking WHY vol. 1 is still on top instead of the other TG volumes which should have theoretically being outselling it since they were released later. I've bolded his main gripe.


Ah, Basically is popular enough for to bring people to take a taste, though the ones that stay are really a low number.

It seems a new trend in America(looking at past data doesn't seems like it was like that), where the 1st volume sells a lot, but the rest isn't bought as much. Only Attack on Titan 1st volume has 30k more copies than the rest volumes of the title. That only sell around 20k. So more than half of the people only takes a look at the series 1st volume and doesn't return for more.

Nov 21, 2015 5:30 PM by bigivelfhq

Z4k said:
Agafin said:
I'm not sure there's even much of a difference between first and second week sales in America. How many days were accounted in One Piece's first week by the way?

It was out on 3rd November.
Thanks. So 6 days huh? Surprising that it managed to top Jojo this week then, though knowing this market, Jojo might re-outsell it next week. I'm starting to miss AoT vol. 1.

Nov 21, 2015 2:44 PM by Agafin

bigivelfhq said:
GreenBenjamin said:


Im saying why is Volume 1 of tokyo ghoul always on the top


Because it has a good and regular stream of sales. Is popular enough to get a little(and by little I indeed mean Little) number of new people interested to buy it every week, just to see what is about.
In any other country, specially Japan, that would mean that it would appear around the Top 500 or maybe even 200, but it wouldn't certainly appear in a Top 10. In America is enough to appear at Top 10.

For Example, last year Attack on Titan volume 1 sold 54k copies and it stayed all year long(or almost that) in the Top 10. This means that per week it sold only around 1k copies. That was enough to get in the Top 10.

One Piece best new volume the entire last Year sold 5.9k copies(Yep, One Piece in America sells horrible, in France it sells 18 times more), I believe this is One Piece volume 76 2nd week, so Tokyo Ghoul volume 1 didn't need to do much to surpass it.


You keep misunderstanding him, that's not his question. He's asking WHY vol. 1 is still on top instead of the other TG volumes which should have theoretically being outselling it since they were released later. I've bolded his main gripe.

Nov 21, 2015 2:36 PM by Agafin

Agafin said:
I'm not sure there's even much of a difference between first and second week sales in America. How many days were accounted in One Piece's first week by the way?

It was out on 3rd November.

Nov 21, 2015 2:35 PM by Z4k

I'm not sure there's even much of a difference between first and second week sales in America. How many days were accounted in One Piece's first week by the way?

Nov 21, 2015 2:30 PM by Agafin

AngKear said:
bigivelfhq said:
... I believe this is One Piece volume 76 2nd week, so Tokyo Ghoul volume 1 didn't need to do much to surpass it.


But this actually is its 1st week on sale, though. It's quite a surprise how weak OP sells in the US, or rather TG gained a small boost to overshadow OP vol 76 first week.

It isn't, op was released last week and didn't rank.

Nov 21, 2015 2:19 PM by ichii_1

mayukachan said:
Mkim said:
Wow, dat extra fancy
You should see them irl, it's also like laminated and shit




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DAMN THIS COMIC IS FANCY
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Nov 21, 2015 2:08 PM by Mkim

bigivelfhq said:
... I believe this is One Piece volume 76 2nd week, so Tokyo Ghoul volume 1 didn't need to do much to surpass it.


But this actually is its 1st week on sale, though. It's quite a surprise how weak OP sells in the US, or rather TG gained a small boost to overshadow OP vol 76 first week.

Nov 21, 2015 1:56 PM by AngKear

AdmiralKizaru98 said:
Yay, One Piece at nr 2. Does that mean that One Piece sells better than Bleach even in the US? Seems like it.


Not really. Naruto sells more than One Piece and Bleach. Also Viz Media is pretty much owning the market there. I prefer the Kodansha translations tbh, but that's just me.

Nov 21, 2015 1:14 PM by metsujin

ok

Nov 21, 2015 12:48 PM by ultravigo

Dang, people love their Shonen.

I really need to read OPM. Sounds epic.

Nov 21, 2015 12:16 PM by malvarez1

GreenBenjamin said:
bigivelfhq said:


American manga market is really low in costumers and irregular. When a series gets a good stream of sales, even it being small, it easily gets a ton of times in the top.


Im saying why is Volume 1 of tokyo ghoul always on the top


Because it has a good and regular stream of sales. Is popular enough to get a little(and by little I indeed mean Little) number of new people interested to buy it every week, just to see what is about.
In any other country, specially Japan, that would mean that it would appear around the Top 500 or maybe even 200, but it wouldn't certainly appear in a Top 10. In America is enough to appear at Top 10.

For Example, last year Attack on Titan volume 1 sold 54k copies and it stayed all year long(or almost that) in the Top 10. This means that per week it sold only around 1k copies. That was enough to get in the Top 10.

One Piece best new volume the entire last Year sold 5.9k copies(Yep, One Piece in America sells horrible, in France it sells 18 times more), I believe this is One Piece volume 76 2nd week, so Tokyo Ghoul volume 1 didn't need to do much to surpass it.

Nov 21, 2015 11:09 AM by bigivelfhq

GreenBenjamin said:
bigivelfhq said:


American manga market is really low in costumers and irregular. When a series gets a good stream of sales, even it being small, it easily gets a ton of times in the top.


Im saying why is Volume 1 of tokyo ghoul always on the top
That's just how America is, people mostly buy the first volume. OPM vol. 1 is also above all the other OPM volumes just like AoT vol. 1 has outsold all the other AoT volumes by far.

Nov 21, 2015 11:04 AM by Agafin

bigivelfhq said:
GreenBenjamin said:
how is it that volume 1 is still in first place? Do people not realize that there are more than one volumes?


American manga market is really low in costumers and irregular. When a series gets a good stream of sales, even it being small, it easily gets a ton of times in the top.


Im saying why is Volume 1 of tokyo ghoul always on the top

Nov 21, 2015 9:34 AM by GreenBenjamin