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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Dec 28 - Jan 3

by Snow
Jan 6, 2016 1:42 PM | 70 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for December 28 - January 3

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

*1. 1,844,838 2,118,662 One Piece Vol.80
*2. *,541,113 *,577,805 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.17
*3. *,248,260 *,472,975 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.25
*4. *,130,195 1,587,692 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
*5. *,127,472 *,246,199 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.10
*6. *,101,329 *,369,039 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.7
*7. *,*98,661 *,712,896 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.5
*8. *,*90,883 *,574,696 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.18
*9. *,*76,910 *,513,156 Detective Conan Vol.88
10. *,*64,560 *,234,440 Ookiku Furikabutte Vol.26

11. *,*60,764 *,120,229 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.18
12. *,*59,981 *,*63,410 Bungou Stray Dogs Vol.9
13. *,*56,322 *,146,764 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.7
14. *,*54,947 *,110,196 Nijiiro Days Vol.11
15. *,*53,913 *,*94,641 Kobayashi ga Kawai sugite Tsurai!! Vol.14
16. *,*52,472 *,*99,843 Tsubasa to Hotaru Vol.6
17. *,*49,458 *,100,761 Honey Vol.8
18. *,*48,234 *,318,192 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion Vol.11
19. *,*47,065 *,793,424 Orange Vol.5
20. *,*43,627 *,*43,969 Ultraman Vol.7

21. *,*42,846 *,796,432 Haikyuu!! Vol.19
22. *,*41,082 *,*95,797 Eiga Youkai Watch: Enma Daiou to Ittsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan EP5 Tokubetsu-hen
23. *,*41,026 *,729,560 Orange Vol.1
24. *,*40,623 *,693,466 Orange Vol.2
25. *,*40,544 *,136,331 Kakegurui Vol.4
26. *,*40,390 *,*90,321 Nichijou Vol.10
27. *,*40,045 *,766,226 Orange Vol.3
28. *,*39,700 2,937,920 One Piece Vol.79
29. *,*39,642 *,781,532 Orange Vol.4
30. *,*37,611 *,*75,811 Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Vol.7

31. *,*37,567 *,*56,295 12-sai. Vol.8
32. *,*36,517 *,301,674 Major 2nd Vol.3
33. *,*35,899 *,*73,982 Dame na Watashi ni Koi shite Kudasai Vol.8
34. *,*30,977 *,136,453 Piano no Mori Vol.26
35. *,*30,814 *,111,811 Billy Bat Vol.18
36. *,*29,533 *,*93,785 Tonari no Seki-kun Vol.8
37. *,*29,393 *,*29,673 Mogura no Uta Vol.47
38. *,*29,229 *,346,739 Mix Vol.8
39. *,*27,823 *,*62,607 Sensei Kunshu Vol.8
40. *,*27,404 *,*27,953 Hakubo no Chronicle Vol.7

41. *,*26,777 *,*26,985 Mogura no Uta Gaiden: Papillon Dance Vol.5
42. *,*25,623 *,118,421 Genshiken Vol.19
43. *,*25,262 *,404,028 Owari no Seraph Vol.10
44. *,*25,195 *,*69,149 Tonde Saitama
45. *,*25,103 *,*41,192 The iDOLM@STER Vol.5
46. *,*24,359 *,*52,398 Neko to Watashi no Kinyoubi Vol.11
47. *,*24,277 *,131,515 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni Vol.15
48. *,*24,156 *,694,060 One Punch-Man Vol.10
49. *,*23,920 *,132,559 Dagashi Kashi Vol.4
50. *,*22,944 *,*46,277 Clover Trèfle Vol.6

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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metsujin said:
tr1ckst3r said:
Lol, is this a joke or something? I knew that Oda is one hell of influential and famous man in Japan but I doubt that his word alone could give a boost to a manga series.lmao


People need to follow GOda's word. Lmao joking, but seriously jelaous of Shigatsu? Okay. And I'm not saying this because he's one of the most succesful mangaka... ever, and makes a lot of money, but the story of Shigatsu is not that good.


have you not read why oda is jealous

Jan 7, 2016 12:47 PM by OveRRateDAHHole

metsujin said:
tr1ckst3r said:
Lol, is this a joke or something? I knew that Oda is one hell of influential and famous man in Japan but I doubt that his word alone could give a boost to a manga series.lmao


People need to follow GOda's word. Lmao joking, but seriously jelaous of Shigatsu? Okay. And I'm not saying this because he's one of the most succesful mangaka... ever, and makes a lot of money, but the story of Shigatsu is not that good.

Oda was just jealous of mangaka because he said that it is extremely hard to draw a manga about music and make it successful. He also said that he could feel music from Shigatsu's art or something.

Jan 7, 2016 12:39 PM by Luciberi

tr1ckst3r said:
RedHair-Shanks said:


A program on TV asked the author of one piece eiichiro oda what series he is jealous of and he said your lie in april. It gave the series a boost.
Lol, is this a joke or something? I knew that Oda is one hell of influential and famous man in Japan but I doubt that his word alone could give a boost to a manga series.lmao


People need to follow GOda's word. Lmao joking, but seriously jelaous of Shigatsu? Okay. And I'm not saying this because he's one of the most succesful mangaka... ever, and makes a lot of money, but the story of Shigatsu is not that good.

Jan 7, 2016 10:54 AM by metsujin

umashikaneko said:
tr1ckst3r said:
Lol, is this a joke or something? I knew that Oda is one hell of influential and famous man in Japan but I doubt that his word alone could give a boost to a manga series.lmao


the point is that program was airing on tv major channel.


lol just like Kingdom's boost XD
With the live action film coming up too, I can see the manga selling like crazy :)

Jan 7, 2016 6:52 AM by ichii_1

tr1ckst3r said:
Lol, is this a joke or something? I knew that Oda is one hell of influential and famous man in Japan but I doubt that his word alone could give a boost to a manga series.lmao


the point is that program was airing on tv major channel.

Jan 7, 2016 4:03 AM by umashikaneko

RedHair-Shanks said:
Dab1za9 said:


where are Shigatsu backlog sales coming from ?


A program on TV asked the author of one piece eiichiro oda what series he is jealous of and he said your lie in april. It gave the series a boost.
Lol, is this a joke or something? I knew that Oda is one hell of influential and famous man in Japan but I doubt that his word alone could give a boost to a manga series.lmao

Jan 7, 2016 3:06 AM by tr1ckst3r

Moverman75 said:
Blackwallet said:


hmm nope, I think it's because the Live Action being announced.

No its because of Oda, the live action film was announced months ago


If it's really because Oda, then that was amazing and I'm happy to hear that :)
But it's also possible that it was because of the Live Action, people interested in it but decided to buy it after New Years, because they got money after New Year.

Jan 7, 2016 1:55 AM by Blackwallet

Nice to see Bungou Stray Dogs doing good in the list.
Wait for the Anime airing in the Spring. It's will get a "BIG BOOST" on manga sales.

Jan 7, 2016 1:49 AM by NotThisShitAgain

Damn them Shigatsu sales. Amazing how Oda can give a series such a boost just by saying it's good. The man has so much influence over the manga world.

Jan 7, 2016 1:02 AM by lukeycow

Blackwallet said:
RedHair-Shanks said:


A program on TV asked the author of one piece eiichiro oda what series he is jealous of and he said your lie in april. It gave the series a boost.


hmm nope, I think it's because the Live Action being announced.

No its because of Oda, the live action film was announced months ago

Jan 7, 2016 12:11 AM by Moverman75

RedHair-Shanks said:
Dab1za9 said:


where are Shigatsu backlog sales coming from ?


A program on TV asked the author of one piece eiichiro oda what series he is jealous of and he said your lie in april. It gave the series a boost.


hmm nope, I think it's because the Live Action being announced.

Jan 7, 2016 12:01 AM by Blackwallet

Really glad One Piece sells better in 2015 than 2014.

2014:
ONE PIECE 73 3,010,801 (258 days)
ONE PIECE 74 2,834,558 (166 days)
ONE PIECE 75 2,797,008 (123 days)

2015:
ONE PIECE 76 3,185,018 (331 days)
ONE PIECE 77 3,020,137 (234 days)
ONE PIECE 78 2,977,466 (143 days)
ONE PIECE 79 2,937,920 (*93 days)

76 & 77 > 73 ; 78 & 79 > 74 & 75

Now I hope 2016 sales better than 2015 with OP Film Gold coming out this year, I hope there's an increase in sales (albeit only slightly).

Jan 6, 2016 11:46 PM by Blackwallet

Good to see Nozaki-kun still hanging there, Kimi ni Todoke too. I don't even bother with the first place anymore when a OP volume is released.

Jan 6, 2016 10:27 PM by metsujin

AdmiralKizaru98 said:
Which weeks besides new year are you talking bout?

Golden Week
Obon Festival
If you look at sales archives, you'll notice that everything sells better than usual/expected those weeks.

Jan 6, 2016 9:39 PM by Agafin

Agafin said:
Just wanted to remind everyone that this is the New Year's Week which is one of the three weeks in the year where EVERYTHING sells better than usual. So have that in mind before jumping to conclusions. With that being said:

After 4 weeks:
*6. *93,573 1,566,702 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.17
*4. 130,195 1,587,692 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18

SnK vol.18 is about as leggy as ever. Starting slowlier than the previous volume and ending up leapfrogging it seems to be the norm with these SNK volumes lately. That's good, since it means it's still recruiting new fans. Well, that's if...you forget about the limited editions :P

Also, I think 130k is just about the biggest sales any series has ever had in its fourth week.

Which weeks besides new year are you talking bout?

Jan 6, 2016 9:27 PM by AdmiralKizaru98

Just wanted to remind everyone that this is the New Year's Week which is one of the three weeks in the year where EVERYTHING sells better than usual. So have that in mind before jumping to conclusions. With that being said:

After 4 weeks:
*6. *93,573 1,566,702 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.17
*4. 130,195 1,587,692 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18

SnK vol.18 is about as leggy as ever. Starting slowlier than the previous volume and ending up leapfrogging it seems to be the norm with these SNK volumes lately. That's good, since it means it's still recruiting new fans. Well, that's if...you forget about the limited editions :P

Also, I think 130k is just about the biggest sales any series has ever had in its fourth week.

Jan 6, 2016 9:24 PM by Agafin

Not all that surprising about One Piece. At least in my opinion and shared by many, Dressrosa was a very mediocre arc. Finally, it's done with and volume 79 had one of the best chapters post-timeskip and volume 80 has 2 chapters that will be considered iconic for the entire series as a whole and starts of a new arc. So it's no surprise volume 80 has been popular, and there might be another Marineford effect where the quality of content starts to really influence sales.

With regards to "popularity" One Piece is by far the most popular series, then you have SnK well below it, then you have a handful of series well below SnK who are able to sell in the 750k-1m per volume range. I mean it really all depends on how you want to define popular. One Piece stands on its own in first, SnK stands on its own in second, then you have a handful of series that barely scrape or get a little bit under the 1m mark. Then there's everything else.


I really wish at some point Oricon will factor in digital sales. I think adding in digital sales will change the landscape a bit, and I"m quite curious how OP and SnK do digitally.

Jan 6, 2016 9:07 PM by MysticLeviathan

RedHair-Shanks said:
Dab1za9 said:


where are Shigatsu backlog sales coming from ?


A program on TV asked the author of one piece eiichiro oda what series he is jealous of and he said your lie in april. It gave the series a boost.

Wow hes boosted this series with just saying that hes jealous of it.

Jan 6, 2016 8:36 PM by AdmiralKizaru98

One Piece is being One Piece


Happy to see OPM has almost reached 700k

Jan 6, 2016 8:26 PM by G_Spark233

Dab1za9 said:
Ejc said:
2016 Manga sales thread updated:
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1458193&show=0

Spreadsheet with calculations updated:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JDmxPNIpqjPVJ9Uk0aA8yD2DalBK6VNkBVV-Vb3xJ4c/edit#gid=0

Current as of Week 6/52.

Top Series so far (2015/11/23~2016/01/03)
*1 2,339,690 ONE PIECE
*2 1,858,723 Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人)
*3 1,439,290 One Punch Man (ワンパンマン)
*4 1,265,702 Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!)
*5 1,033,286 orange
*6 *,795,715 Tokyo Ghoul:re (東京喰種:re)
*7 *,733,696 Nanatsu no Taizai (七つの大罪)
*8 *,693,425 Yotsubato! (よつばと!)
*9 *,668,662 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (暗殺教室)
10 *,529,590 Detective Conan (名探偵コナン)

[Rank 11~30] → See first post of the 2016 thread

Weekly Manga Series (2015/12/28~2016/01/03)
*1 1,966,389 ONE PIECE
*2 *,631,970 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (暗殺教室)
*3 *,255,584 Kimi ni Todoke (君に届け)
*4 *,208,401 orange
*5 *,195,294 Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人)
*6 *,164,933 Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!)
*7 *,145,767 Nanatsu no Taizai (七つの大罪)
*8 *,131,745 Tokyo Ghoul:re (東京喰種:re) 
*9 *,131,497 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. (きょうは会社休みます。)
10 *,125,154 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (四月は君の嘘)

※Summation of all volume sales for a particular series within the weekly Top 500 Manga volumes list.


where are Shigatsu backlog sales coming from ?


A program on TV asked the author of one piece eiichiro oda what series he is jealous of and he said your lie in april. It gave the series a boost.

Jan 6, 2016 8:26 PM by RedHair-Shanks