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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Jan 11 - 17

by Snow
Jan 20, 2016 12:28 PM | 56 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for January 11 - 17

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

*1. 195,065 *,195,065 Chihayafuru Vol.30
*2. 170,389 *,170,389 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.4
*3. 146,408 *,146,408 Fairy Tail Vol.53
*4. 121,549 2,561,081 One Piece Vol.80
*5. 118,925 *,118,925 P to JK Vol.6
*6. *94,138 *,*94,138 Nobunaga Concerto Vol.13
*7. *92,808 *,*92,808 Gakkougurashi! Vol.7
*8. *89,533 *,183,540 Umimachi Diary Vol.7
*9. *88,355 *,454,548 Ao no Exorcist Vol.16
10. *76,202 *,168,058 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.43

11. *67,887 *,*67,887 Koi wa Ameagari no You ni Vol.4
12. *67,333 *,382,298 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.16
13. *65,371 *,*65,371 Baby Steps Vol.38
14. *58,213 *,*58,213 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Vol.8
15. *56,061 *,126,278 Yowamushi Pedal: Spare Bike Vol.2
16. *50,851 *,*50,851 Mutsu Enmei-ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki Vol.16
17. *50,349 *,756,852 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.17
18. *49,908 *,623,462 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.25
19. *49,681 *,*71,071 Btooom! Vol.19
20. *45,520 *,271,965 Gintama Vol.62

21. *43,883 *,238,712 Nisekoi Vol.21
22. *39,520 *,*39,520 Hakumei to Mikochi Vol.4
23. *38,575 *,213,360 To LOVE-ru Darkness Vol.15
24. *38,462 *,151,529 Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol.15
25. *37,378 1,689,048 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
26. *37,003 *,*75,181 Baki-Dou Vol.9
27. *34,468 *,*34,468 DAYS Vol.15
28. *33,942 *,185,455 Kekkai Sensen: Back 2 Back Vol.1
29. *31,611 *,213,172 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.7
30. *29,583 *,330,379 Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. Vol.10

31. *28,182 *,*28,182 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Vol.21
32. *26,206 *,*65,400 Trinity Seven: 7-nin no Mashotsukai Vol.13
33. *26,149 *,789,531 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.5
34. *26,003 *,*26,003 Real Account Vol.7
35. *25,004 *,441,883 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Vol.7
36. *23,075 *,*23,075 Shut Hell Vol.12
37. *22,855 *,274,844 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.1
38. *22,751 *,637,665 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.18
39. *21,801 *,244,153 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.2
40. *21,745 *,*40,815 Katsu Curry no Hi Vol.2

41. *21,694 *,312,478 Dagashi Kashi Vol.1
42. *21,214 *,*21,214 Rengoku ni Warau Vol.4
43. *20,940 *,*20,940 Kominka Biyori Vol.5
44. *20,497 *,*36,001 Hidoku Shinaide Vol.5
45. *20,156 *,273,766 Dagashi Kashi Vol.2
46. *20,112 *,112,715 Kinnikuman Vol.53
47. *20,074 *,236,242 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.3
48. *20,012 *,*27,752 Gangsta:Cursed.: EP_Marco Adriano Vol.2
49. *19,715 *,252,980 Dagashi Kashi Vol.3
50. *19,606 *,*91,961 Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan Vol.16

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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shanimebib said:


Chihayafuru is probably the most popular Josei manga ever created; popularity doesn't always mean quality but it is a quality manga. We hardly ever see 5+ volumes for manga dedicated to the said demography, 10+ is even rarer, but to reach 30 volumes and still going so strong, it's an amazing feat.

That's not true.

Sazae-san
Nodame

Are a lot more popular.

Jan 26, 2016 3:04 AM by tsudecimo

Ah, orange boost finally go down huh. I thought it would be longer...

Seeing the chart, somehow i want to see swagamoto vs chihaya in karuta.

Jan 26, 2016 2:49 AM by aditriz

ichii_1 said:
Agafin said:
How would the quality of a chapter change anything at all? Do you think that people who dislike a single chapter will not buy the volume of a series that they've been collecting for years because of that? Or that people who stopped buying OP volumes years ago would start again because they heard about a good chapter?

Alot of people buy it later on, so if something big happens or if there's a string of great chapters, they will buy it sooner rather than later, which makes it seem like more people bought it.

Any facts? Or just made up?

Jan 22, 2016 9:20 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

Agafin said:
How would the quality of a chapter change anything at all? Do you think that people who dislike a single chapter will not buy the volume of a series that they've been collecting for years because of that? Or that people who stopped buying OP volumes years ago would start again because they heard about a good chapter?

Alot of people buy it later on, so if something big happens or if there's a string of great chapters, they will buy it sooner rather than later, which makes it seem like more people bought it.

Jan 22, 2016 8:59 AM by ichii_1

Agafin said:
I agree with Keragamming, the content of a single chapter has little effect on the sales of a volume. Most of the people who buy a One Piece volume today have bought all the previous volumes. How would the quality of a chapter change anything at all? Do you think that people who dislike a single chapter will not buy the volume of a series that they've been collecting for years because of that? Or that people who stopped buying OP volumes years ago would start again because they heard about a good chapter? Obviously not, for if that was the case, we would have some volumes selling only 2 million copies while others would sell up to 4 million copies a year. All the volumes end up selling about the same amount (3~3.3 million) whatever the volume contained.

Yep only slight difference of abou 100 k if something amazing happens, because people buy it anyway but there still is a difference between volumes with something amazing happening and with volumes that are more calm even if it is a little.

Jan 22, 2016 5:43 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

I agree with Keragamming, the content of a single chapter has little effect on the sales of a volume. Most of the people who buy a One Piece volume today have bought all the previous volumes. How would the quality of a chapter change anything at all? Do you think that people who dislike a single chapter will not buy the volume of a series that they've been collecting for years because of that? Or that people who stopped buying OP volumes years ago would start again because they heard about a good chapter? Obviously not, for if that was the case, we would have some volumes selling only 2 million copies while others would sell up to 4 million copies a year. All the volumes end up selling about the same amount (3~3.3 million) whatever the volume contained.

Jan 22, 2016 2:00 AM by Agafin

Snow said:
Here are the weekly manga rankings for January 11 - 17

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


*2. 170,389 *,170,389 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.4

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Damn. Was hoping Swagmoto takes first. Second is still not bad. Great job!

Jan 21, 2016 8:40 PM by Jiharo

bigivelfhq said:
keragamming said:
I dont get this mind set that if there is a super great chapter in a volume then the sales will be greater. I don't know how many buyers follow one piece weekly, but I'm pretty sure its in the minorty, for eg. The average buyers that buys the monthly magazine for snk is like 80k a month. While the majority follows it by buying the tankabon version which is over 2 million.

So how the hell would the people that buys only the tankabon volume for one piece would know that luffy would turn into gear 4 in this volume? I can only understand if the buyers were all hype after reading the previous volume, that when the new volume came out they would go and buy it immediately. In most cases these stuff does little effect tbh.

I also find it funny how people casually talk about luffy gear 4 in this thread as if everyone is caught up to the manga or anime. I got spoiled about gear 4th along time ago, but you guys should be respectfully and spoiler tag those stuff.


Attack on Titan and its magazine situation is in no way related with One Piece. One Piece magazine has 2.6 Million buyers and is estimated that 10 Million read the magazine every week. Is normal for one magazine to pass by many hands, specially the most popular manga magazine. Also this magazines are placed all over coffee shops and other places where you can go and read, for free!.
Here the official info given by the publisher itself: http://adnavi.shueisha.co.jp/mediaguide/2015/pdf/boys.pdf

This comment in Weekly Shounen Jump section :

"わが国が誇る圧倒的な人気と面白さのコミック誌。
常に超人気作品を生みだし続けて、小、中、高、大
学生、社会人まで含め約1,000万人が読んでいる超
強力メディアです。"

Translate to something like this

"Comic magazine of overwhelming popularity and fun that our country is proud of.
Since ever continues to create super-popular works to elementary, middle, high and college school
Students, and even workers making about 10 million people that are reading
this Powerful media."

Note that Attack on Titan is a niche magazine. So niche that it even his called "Bessatsu" that means "Supplementary".

Still just 1 chapter doesn't have that much influence in the numbers. What is most important is the hype/word of mouth around the series at that moment.


Thanks, I got way more info than I was expecting. Oh, I forgot the magazine that snk is in is not that very popular. That's why I assume it would be the same for all series. Thank you for clearing that up.

Jan 21, 2016 4:03 PM by keragamming

keragamming said:
I dont get this mind set that if there is a super great chapter in a volume then the sales will be greater. I don't know how many buyers follow one piece weekly, but I'm pretty sure its in the minorty, for eg. The average buyers that buys the monthly magazine for snk is like 80k a month. While the majority follows it by buying the tankabon version which is over 2 million.

So how the hell would the people that buys only the tankabon volume for one piece would know that luffy would turn into gear 4 in this volume? I can only understand if the buyers were all hype after reading the previous volume, that when the new volume came out they would go and buy it immediately. In most cases these stuff does little effect tbh.

I also find it funny how people casually talk about luffy gear 4 in this thread as if everyone is caught up to the manga or anime. I got spoiled about gear 4th along time ago, but you guys should be respectfully and spoiler tag those stuff.


Attack on Titan and its magazine situation is in no way related with One Piece. One Piece magazine has 2.6 Million buyers and is estimated that 10 Million read the magazine every week. Is normal for one magazine to pass by many hands, specially the most popular manga magazine. Also this magazines are placed all over coffee shops and other places where you can go and read, for free!.
Here the official info given by the publisher itself: http://adnavi.shueisha.co.jp/mediaguide/2015/pdf/boys.pdf

This comment in Weekly Shounen Jump section :

"わが国が誇る圧倒的な人気と面白さのコミック誌。
常に超人気作品を生みだし続けて、小、中、高、大
学生、社会人まで含め約1,000万人が読んでいる超
強力メディアです。"

Translate to something like this

"Comic magazine of overwhelming popularity and fun that our country is proud of.
Since ever continues to create super-popular works to elementary, middle, high and college school
Students, and even workers making about 10 million people that are reading
this Powerful media."

Note that Attack on Titan is a niche magazine. So niche that it even his called "Bessatsu" that means "Supplementary".

Still just 1 chapter doesn't have that much influence in the numbers. What is most important is the hype/word of mouth around the series at that moment.

Jan 21, 2016 3:29 PM by bigivelfhq

@Blackwallet. Ok, that sounds plausable. I will take your word for it.

@AdmiralKizaru98 not saying I don't believe you, but do you have any prove for that? Like a link that shows how many people buy the magazine by weekly?

Jan 21, 2016 2:28 PM by keragamming

keragamming said:
I dont get this mind set that if there is a super great chapter in a volume then the sales will be greater. I don't know how many buyers follow one piece weekly, but I'm pretty sure its in the minorty, for eg. The average buyers that buys the monthly magazine for snk is like 80k a month. While the majority follows it by buying the tankabon version which is over 2 million.

So how the hell would the people that buys only the tankabon volume for one piece would know that luffy would turn into gear 4 in this volume? I can only understand if the buyers were all hype after reading the previous volume, that when the new volume came out they would go and buy it immediately. In most cases these stuff does little effect tbh.

I also find it funny how people casually talk about luffy gear 4 in this thread as if everyone is caught up to the manga or anime. I got spoiled about gear 4th along time ago, but you guys should be respectfully and spoiler tag those stuff.

Yes AoT is mostly follow es by tankobon readers, but not One Piece. Weekly shonen jump sells around 2.5 million weekly so 2.5 million people See the new chapter. One Piece volumes sell around 3.2 million by volume so most readers are reading it weekly. Also G 4 was also gea sei in the last chapter of the previous volume 78, so many people were hype for it.

Jan 21, 2016 1:45 PM by AdmiralKizaru98

keragamming said:
I dont get this mind set that if there is a super great chapter in a volume then the sales will be greater. I don't know how many buyers follow one piece weekly, but I'm pretty sure its in the minorty, for eg. The average buyers that buys the monthly magazine for snk is like 80k a month. While the majority follows it by buying the tankabon version which is over 2 million.

So how the hell would the people that buys only the tankabon volume for one piece would know that luffy would turn into gear 4 in this volume? I can only understand if the buyers were all hype after reading the previous volume, that when the new volume came out they would go and buy it immediately. In most cases these stuff does little effect tbh.

I also find it funny how people casually talk about luffy gear 4 in this thread as if everyone is caught up to the manga or anime. I got spoiled about gear 4th along time ago, but you guys should be respectfully and spoiler tag those stuff.


ahh my bad, forgot to add spoiler tags...

as for "So how the hell would the people that buys only the tankabon volume for one piece would know that luffy would turn into gear 4 in this volume?", people talk with each other everyday, when some hype happens in the weekly format, I'm pretty much sure those tankobon only buyers would know either from their friends or someone who talking about it.

G4 was a big hype, and OP fanbase is large in Japan, there's no way those tankobon only buyers never heard about it before the volume release. They also could read it from friends who buys weekly magazine. Just because you didn't buy the weekly magazine, doesn't mean you remain unaware about the latest event that happened in weekly magazine.

And you could predict which chapter would included in the upcoming volume by counting from the latest volume. And If I'm not mistaken, the publisher give information to the buyers beforehand about which chapter would included in the volume, even OP wikia listed which chapter would included before volume release.

Jan 21, 2016 1:38 PM by Blackwallet

I dont get this mind set that if there is a super great chapter in a volume then the sales will be greater. I don't know how many buyers follow one piece weekly, but I'm pretty sure its in the minorty, for eg. The average buyers that buys the monthly magazine for snk is like 80k a month. While the majority follows it by buying the tankabon version which is over 2 million.

So how the hell would the people that buys only the tankabon volume for one piece would know that luffy would turn into gear 4 in this volume? I can only understand if the buyers were all hype after reading the previous volume, that when the new volume came out they would go and buy it immediately. In most cases these stuff does little effect tbh.

I also find it funny how people casually talk about luffy gear 4 in this thread as if everyone is caught up to the manga or anime. I got spoiled about gear 4th along time ago, but you guys should be respectfully and spoiler tag those stuff.

Jan 21, 2016 12:50 PM by keragamming

Snow said:
Here are the weekly manga rankings for January 11 - 17


41. *21,694 *,312,478 Dagashi Kashi Vol.1

45. *20,156 *,273,766 Dagashi Kashi Vol.2

49. *19,715 *,252,980 Dagashi Kashi Vol.3

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Oh yes that all i want to see

Jan 21, 2016 12:44 PM by Gikiseima

Blackwallet said:
AdmiralKizaru98 said:

gear 4th was on volume 79 not 78. And volume 80 had 7 days in the first week instead of 4 or 3 of the other volumes, thats why it had so many sales in the first week, and it doesnt sell as much as the others in the following weeks.


hmm? nope, gear fourth was on vol.78, http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Volume_78

yeah, thats why I said vol.80 is quiet slow compared to vol.79 & 78. The hype on vol.80 wasn't as strong as vol.78 & vol.79. Not to mention vol.79 has a better volume cover (for me). :3
But there's still a possibility that vol.80 ended up above those previous 2 volumes.

Gear 4 was on 79. only the chapter where he sais it and the chapter Ends is on 78.

Jan 21, 2016 11:21 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

AdmiralKizaru98 said:
Blackwallet said:


Yeah, looks like vol.80 is quiet slow compared to vol.79 & 78...
Well, vol.78 got "Gear 4th" and vol.79 got "Suicide". While vol.80 got plenty of great chapter like "Parent & Child", "Follower's Sakazukis", "Zou", and finally "Opening Declaration", I think those chapter wasn't as hyping as "Gear 4th" and "Suicide". But I dunno, maybe vol.80 will ended up above vol.78 and vol.79.

gear 4th was on volume 79 not 78. And volume 80 had 7 days in the first week instead of 4 or 3 of the other volumes, thats why it had so many sales in the first week, and it doesnt sell as much as the others in the following weeks.


hmm? nope, gear fourth was on vol.78, http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Volume_78

yeah, thats why I said vol.80 is quiet slow compared to vol.79 & 78. The hype on vol.80 wasn't as strong as vol.78 & vol.79. Not to mention vol.79 has a better volume cover (for me). :3
But there's still a possibility that vol.80 ended up above those previous 2 volumes.

Jan 21, 2016 8:16 AM by Blackwallet

Blackwallet said:
Agafin said:
*1. 252,791 2,529,273 One Piece Vol.79
*4. 121,549 2,561,081 One Piece Vol.80


Yeah, looks like vol.80 is quiet slow compared to vol.79 & 78...
Well, vol.78 got "Gear 4th" and vol.79 got "Suicide". While vol.80 got plenty of great chapter like "Parent & Child", "Follower's Sakazukis", "Zou", and finally "Opening Declaration", I think those chapter wasn't as hyping as "Gear 4th" and "Suicide". But I dunno, maybe vol.80 will ended up above vol.78 and vol.79.

gear 4th was on volume 79 not 78. And volume 80 had 7 days in the first week instead of 4 or 3 of the other volumes, thats why it had so many sales in the first week, and it doesnt sell as much as the others in the following weeks.

Jan 21, 2016 7:47 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

Madhouse, full remake and adaptation :'(

26. *37,003 *,*75,181 Baki-Dou Vol.9

Jan 21, 2016 7:35 AM by ichii_1

Chihayafuru at #1, nice.

Still waiting for chihaya s3 & orange anime, come on ntv/madhouse, you can do it.

Jan 21, 2016 6:47 AM by JetNoir

MichaelMyers100 said:
33. *26,149 *,789,531 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.5

I wonder if can make it to next week's list...

It all depends on what will be the threshold next week. Each TG;re volume since the second one has sold approximately the same number of copies in its fifth week (26 - 27k) but none of them made a sixth (straight) week on the list.

Jan 20, 2016 11:08 PM by Agafin