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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Nov 30 - Dec 6

by Snow
Dec 9, 2015 3:06 PM | 85 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for November 30 - December 6

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

*1. 370,356 370,356 Haikyuu!! Vol.19
*2. 289,941 289,941 One Punch-Man Vol.10
*3. 216,997 578,404 Yotsubato! Vol.13
*4. 166,086 166,086 Owari no Seraph Vol.10
*5. 146,833 146,833 World Trigger Vol.13
*6. 139,355 139,355 Prison School Vol.19
*7. 118,058 118,058 Toriko Vol.37
*8. 116,446 116,446 I Am a Hero Vol.18
*9. 100,357 208,811 Horimiya Vol.8
10. *67,037 408,774 Saint☆Onii-san Vol.12

11. *64,562 537,226 Kuroshitsuji Vol.22
12. *57,102 *58,017 Yamikin Ushijima-kun Vol.35
13. *56,951 *56,951 Black Clover Vol.4
14. *56,092 165,961 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Vol.14
15. *52,689 450,958 Terra Formars Vol.15
16. *49,852 609,976 Orange Vol.5
17. *48,280 *48,778 Blue Giant Vol.7
18. *46,457 *60,792 Junjou Romantica Vol.20
19. *45,696 *45,696 Last Game Vol.9
20. *44,876 *45,711 Kuroneko Kareshi no Afurekata Vol.1

21. *44,139 335,786 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.27
22. *39,677 277,473 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Vol.20
23. *37,918 275,038 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.1
24. *35,889 *35,889 Uso Kano Vol.6
25. *35,574 356,523 Fairy Tail Vol.52
26. *33,264 232,123 Kinou Nani Tabeta? Vol.11
27. *32,927 *32,927 Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo Vol.197
28. *31,384 218,581 Giant Killing Vol.37
29. *30,979 *30,979 Jigoku Sensei Nube Neo Vol.5
30. *29,319 *55,274 Jisatsutou Vol.14

31. *26,611 231,508 Ahiru no Sora Vol.42
32. *26,418 146,311 Kou no Dori Vol.12
33. *26,157 *26,157 One Punch-Man Vol.10 Limited Edition
34. *25,845 *26,165 Asahinagu Vol.17
35. *25,739 *85,528 Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet Vol.2
36. *25,510 *25,510 Touken Ranbu Gakuen
37. *24,448 *24,448 Masuda Kousuke Gekijou: Gag Mangabiyori GB Vol.1
38. *23,672 110,067 Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge Vol.5
39. *23,318 194,602 Noragami Vol.15
40. *22,113 173,186 Fairy Tail Zerø

41. *21,886 585,265 Orange Vol.1
42. *21,781 *21,781 Sesuji wo Pin! to: Shikakou Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso Vol.2
43. *21,646 103,003 Hataraku Saibou Vol.2
44. *21,108 *21,269 Shiawase Afro Tanaka Vol.1
45. *20,884 *20,884 Kamen Rider Kuuga Vol.3
46. *20,459 552,007 Orange Vol.2
47. *20,257 643,804 Orange Vol.4
48. *20,079 628,865 Orange Vol.3
49. *19,753 111,433 Inuyashiki Vol.5
50. *19,488 326,064 Ajin Vol.7


Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Snow said:
Here are the weekly manga rankings for November 30 - December 6

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

*1. 370,356 370,356 Haikyuu!! Vol.19
*2. 289,941 289,941 One Punch-Man Vol.10
*3. 216,997 578,404 Yotsubato! Vol.13
*4. 166,086 166,086 Owari no Seraph Vol.10
*5. 146,833 146,833 [url=http://myanimelist.net/manga/48151/]World Ajin Vol.7


Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Happy about Owari No Seraph sticking it near the top

Dec 14, 2015 7:02 AM by Gliglimp12

It's a bit higher than vol 36 at least :'(

118,058 Toriko Vol.37

About 1/3rd the sales Toriko had with the same vol :P
13. *56,951 *56,951 Black Clover Vol.4

Dec 12, 2015 2:25 PM by ichii_1

Surprised to see I Am A Hero up so high.

Dec 12, 2015 7:49 AM by V2Schneider

Prison School doing bit lower than I expected. want to see them beat 400k before falling off the chart

Dec 12, 2015 6:52 AM by Monomunu

Konoetan said:
Someday Orange will get an anime/movie it deserves. T~T


Unfortunately, it will only ever have the Live-Action movie (currently being screened).

kuroshure said:
shanimebib said:
I still don't understand Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji's popularity. One of my friends said she loves it. All I see are a horrible male character with horrible personality and a terrible female character with terrible taste in men. Funny? Nope. Just bad.


I love it as well. It sure is a typical shoujo manga but I still enjoy it. I think it is popular because the main male character is hot, dominant and sadistic. Japanese girls love "oresama" characters :) (so do I :p)


Oresama Levi? Lol.

Dec 12, 2015 6:11 AM by shanimebib

shanimebib said:
I don't think I have seen a shoujo manga making the list for so many weeks in a row. All 5 volumes are still selling. Orange would have been a great anime if adapted. If only it happened. :/

I still don't understand Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji's popularity. One of my friends said she loves it. All I see are a horrible male character with horrible personality and a terrible female character with terrible taste in men. Funny? Nope. Just bad.


I love it as well. It sure is a typical shoujo manga but I still enjoy it. I think it is popular because the main male character is hot, dominant and sadistic. Japanese girls love "oresama" characters :) (so do I :p)

Dec 12, 2015 4:38 AM by kuroshure

Someday Orange will get an anime/movie it deserves. T~T

Dec 10, 2015 1:20 PM by Konoetan

Dat Tsukki cover is so good T^T
And Souma getting a S2 is awesome to see

Dec 10, 2015 12:54 PM by Barion-Zara

Exchange rates vary so much. I remember in 2011, 255 yen would have been about 3.2 dollars.

@Big thanks for the explanation.

Dec 10, 2015 11:30 AM by Agafin

WSJ is 255yen which is about 2dollars
jump comics(tanko bon) are 432yen about 3.5dollars

Dec 10, 2015 11:20 AM by umashikaneko

riqueterremoto said:
I wonder how much ads there are and how much it costs to have it on WSJ.
There are like what 500 pages for something like 4 dollars(I'm guessing)


Around 80 per issue. Average of 4 ads after a chapter. Last time I looked, Weekly Shonen Jump cost 250 yens, that with the current conversion is 2.1 dollars. Volumes 432 yens, that is 3.6 dollars.

As I said above, but I will place it again, there are 8 types of ads you can place in the magazine, they vary with the occupied space:
- 9 Million yen(74,106 dollars)
- 3.5
- 3.2
- 3
- 3
- 2
- 0.8(6,587 dollars)

Dec 10, 2015 11:13 AM by bigivelfhq

WhiteFlamee said:
lukeycow said:


Like someone mentioned above, it doesn't do that bad all the time. I've been following the rankings all year and it is usually 8th-10th in the rankings, alternating with Nisekoi and Gintama. Sure it does get terrible ranking like this, but it also get very good rankings sometimes when it's top 3. There's no doubt Toriko is on the downhill slide and those sales were pretty abysmal :/.

However as I stated above, it will be a while before it gets cancelled imo because Jump has 2-3 series likely coming to an end in 6-12 months, plus some newbies which might all be cancelled (at least 1 of the 3 will). Next year Jump will likely have some downtime where it's trying to find good new serialisations so that should buy some time. IIRC like 6 of the currently running manga started within 12-18 months of each other in 2012-13 and are all 130-200 chapters long. I imagine the same thing will happen late next year.

i understand thats why I said consistently. The only thing that can save toriko is a anime and that wont happen since DBS is running. Toriko did not have a big contribution like the bigger titles and compared to newer titles like Bnh & shokugeki no soma. Bnh and shokugeki no soma are bigger titles than Toriko were in its earlier stages (when it around 15 or 16 volumes)

bigivelfhq said:


Saint Seiya in the magazine was for 1-2 years in the Top of the rankings and after that went down, probably to the middle until starting to getting really bad rankigns(people say it repited the exact same arc structure over and over again, I've seen it along time ago and only remember the Sanctuary arc, so I don't know. I have to rewatch it, one of my favorite series of the past).

Bleach got 8 years in the 3rd position, establishing the biggest amount 3 series got in the Top of the magazine: One Piece, Naruto, Bleach.

Kockikame was between the top and middle top for almost 30 years.

Saint Seiya Magazine contribution is nothing compared with Bleach and Kochikame.

Cant we say torikos contribution is nothing compared to saint seiya/


In terms of rankings only this week Toriko ranking was alarming. Toriko never ranked as high as Saint Seiya, but from its 6 or 7 years of serialization it have been in the Top 5 most of the time(I think around 5). So it has a good contribution.
Also I don't know how the magazine sees it, but they cancelled Shimabukuro previous series, that was mega popular, removing its planned anime and merchandise, because of external problems. I don't know if they see it bad on his part, or on theirs. But if is on theirs, they will give him some space.

Dec 10, 2015 11:06 AM by bigivelfhq

Agafin said:

That was actually... pretty insightful, didn't expect that lol. What your detailed analysis shows is that both of them make or less the same money anyway. Even if the magazine leads, it's by a smidgeon. The TOC raking was probably far more important in the golden age of DB/SD/YYH when the circulation could easily easily reach 6 million. That's why I think the TOC ranking today, is not to such a great extent more important than volume sales. Since less people read it ("only" 2.4 million) ads are probably cheaper.


Ads values is from Weekly Shonen Manga 2015 Media Guide, they have 8 types of ads costing(Yen):
- 9 Million
- 3.5 Million
- 3.2 Million
- 3 Million
- 3 Million
- 2 Million
- 1.4 Million
- 0.8 Million

Also the Media Guide explains that each issue of the magazine is estimated to be read by around 10 Million people. Its seems people right now just don't like to buy it and instead read from others or places with the magazine for public reading.

Note, that how a title does in the magazine will influence the magazine circulation, so is of high importance that it is popular and loved. Staying with a list of series that aren't that liked in the magazine tarnishes the reputation and the demand of the magazine(or at least it limits its full potential), even if the series sells well. Staying with a list of series that are liked in the magazine but sell badly does basically no harm.

Possible in the goldend era of Jump, rankings were more important than today(and Ads more expensive). Possibly if Saint Seiya came during this time it would'nt be cancelled as fast. Also at that time it the number of new series cancelled were way more than today(but that might be because of the more authors trying to enter the magazine). Still rankings are the feedback that people give about the series that makes them keep buying and reading the magazine. That is obviously more important than the separated volume sales.

Dec 10, 2015 10:57 AM by bigivelfhq

lukeycow said:
WhiteFlamee said:


wow... shokugeki no soma will fill torikos place as the food manga. its more successful too and season 2 got announced.

If the rankings are this bad consistnely then toriko wont last 2 years.


Like someone mentioned above, it doesn't do that bad all the time. I've been following the rankings all year and it is usually 8th-10th in the rankings, alternating with Nisekoi and Gintama. Sure it does get terrible ranking like this, but it also get very good rankings sometimes when it's top 3. There's no doubt Toriko is on the downhill slide and those sales were pretty abysmal :/.

However as I stated above, it will be a while before it gets cancelled imo because Jump has 2-3 series likely coming to an end in 6-12 months, plus some newbies which might all be cancelled (at least 1 of the 3 will). Next year Jump will likely have some downtime where it's trying to find good new serialisations so that should buy some time. IIRC like 6 of the currently running manga started within 12-18 months of each other in 2012-13 and are all 130-200 chapters long. I imagine the same thing will happen late next year.

i understand thats why I said consistently. The only thing that can save toriko is a anime and that wont happen since DBS is running. Toriko did not have a big contribution like the bigger titles and compared to newer titles like Bnh & shokugeki no soma. Bnh and shokugeki no soma are bigger titles than Toriko were in its earlier stages (when it around 15 or 16 volumes)

bigivelfhq said:
Agafin said:

Then why was Saint Seiya cancelled? Wasn't it one of the most iconic and popular Jump manga from the 80s?


Saint Seiya in the magazine was for 1-2 years in the Top of the rankings and after that went down, probably to the middle until starting to getting really bad rankigns(people say it repited the exact same arc structure over and over again, I've seen it along time ago and only remember the Sanctuary arc, so I don't know. I have to rewatch it, one of my favorite series of the past).

Bleach got 8 years in the 3rd position, establishing the biggest amount 3 series got in the Top of the magazine: One Piece, Naruto, Bleach.

Kockikame was between the top and middle top for almost 30 years.

Saint Seiya Magazine contribution is nothing compared with Bleach and Kochikame.

Cant we say torikos contribution is nothing compared to saint seiya/

Dec 10, 2015 10:39 AM by WhiteFlamee

Agafin said:

Then why was Saint Seiya cancelled? Wasn't it one of the most iconic and popular Jump manga from the 80s?


Saint Seiya in the magazine was for 1-2 years in the Top of the rankings and after that went down, probably to the middle until starting to getting really bad rankigns(people say it repited the exact same arc structure over and over again, I've seen it along time ago and only remember the Sanctuary arc, so I don't know. I have to rewatch it, one of my favorite series of the past).

Bleach got 8 years in the 3rd position, establishing the biggest amount 3 series got in the Top of the magazine: One Piece, Naruto, Bleach.

Kockikame was between the top and middle top for almost 30 years.

Saint Seiya Magazine contribution is nothing compared with Bleach and Kochikame.

Dec 10, 2015 10:34 AM by bigivelfhq

WhiteFlamee said:
Agafin said:
At Bigivel

Since you keep say we're cherrypicking, here's Toriko latest ranking

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1361150&show=5100#msg43620921

Are you still sure it's doing just fine?


wow... shokugeki no soma will fill torikos place as the food manga. its more successful too and season 2 got announced.

If the rankings are this bad consistnely then toriko wont last 2 years.


Like someone mentioned above, it doesn't do that bad all the time. I've been following the rankings all year and it is usually 8th-10th in the rankings, alternating with Nisekoi and Gintama. Sure it does get terrible ranking like this, but it also get very good rankings sometimes when it's top 3. There's no doubt Toriko is on the downhill slide and those sales were pretty abysmal :/.

However as I stated above, it will be a while before it gets cancelled imo because Jump has 2-3 series likely coming to an end in 6-12 months, plus some newbies which might all be cancelled (at least 1 of the 3 will). Next year Jump will likely have some downtime where it's trying to find good new serialisations so that should buy some time. IIRC like 6 of the currently running manga started within 12-18 months of each other in 2012-13 and are all 130-200 chapters long. I imagine the same thing will happen late next year.

Dec 10, 2015 10:14 AM by lukeycow

I am a Hero volume 18!!!!


Hypu hypu hypu. Translations please :D

Dec 10, 2015 10:08 AM by FireEmblemIke24

Agafin said:
At Bigivel

Since you keep say we're cherrypicking, here's Toriko latest ranking

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1361150&show=5100#msg43620921

Are you still sure it's doing just fine?


wow... shokugeki no soma will fill torikos place as the food manga. its more successful too and season 2 got announced.

If the rankings are this bad consistnely then toriko wont last 2 years.

Dec 10, 2015 9:55 AM by WhiteFlamee

Yay haikyuu is at the top~ And nice to see horimiya on the list as well.

Dec 10, 2015 9:11 AM by nozori

I wonder how much ads there are and how much it costs to have it on WSJ.
There are like what 500 pages for something like 4 dollars(I'm guessing)

Dec 10, 2015 8:23 AM by riqueterremoto