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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Jan 18 - 24

by Snow
Jan 27, 2016 12:31 PM | 38 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for January 18 - 24

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

*1. 396,557 *,397,338 Kingdom Vol.41
*2. 261,121 *,262,598 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.28
*3. 167,127 *,337,516 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.4
*4. 140,615 *,287,023 Fairy Tail Vol.53
*5. *87,309 *,*87,309 Giant Killing Vol.38
*6. *78,556 *,273,621 Chihayafuru Vol.30
*7. *66,091 2,627,172 One Piece Vol.80
*8. *65,105 *,*65,105 Wakakozake Vol.6
*9. *64,371 *,*64,371 Akame ga Kill! Vol.13
10. *63,484 *,*63,484 Vinland Saga Vol.17

11. *57,987 *,116,200 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Vol.8
12. *57,179 *,122,550 Baby Steps Vol.38
13. *55,982 *,174,907 P to JK Vol.6
14. *54,351 *,105,202 Mutsu Enmei-ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki Vol.16
15. *54,048 *,*54,048 Tenshi 1/2 Houteishiki Vol.7
16. *52,473 *,*52,473 Biorg Trinity Vol.8
17. *40,002 *,494,550 Ao no Exorcist Vol.16
18. *38,636 *,*38,636 Gokukoku no Brynhildr Vol.16
19. *38,444 *,132,582 Nobunaga Concerto Vol.13
20. *38,322 *,*38,322 Monster Girl Vol.7

21. *37,520 *,*37,520 Fukumenkei Noise Vol.8
22. *35,734 *,*35,734 Pochama ni Vol.6
23. *32,608 *,*32,823 Yuru Yuri Vol.14 Special Edition
24. *31,696 *,*32,098 Zettai Karen Children Vol.44
25. *30,504 *,412,802 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.16
26. *30,336 *,*30,336 Tokiwa Kitareri!! Vol.5
27. *30,150 *,*64,618 Days Vol.15
28. *29,651 *,213,191 Umimachi Diary Vol.7
29. *28,839 *,121,647 Gakkougurashi! Vol.7
30. *28,784 *,*28,938 Imawa no Kuni no Alice Vol.17

31. *27,429 *,240,601 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.7
32. *27,198 *,*27,198 Akame ga Kill! Zero Vol.4
33. *27,172 *,650,634 Kimi ni Todoke Vol.25
34. *26,467 *,783,319 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.17
35. *26,252 *,*54,434 Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo Vol.21
36. *25,113 *,*51,116 Real Account Vol.7
37. *25,078 *,*25,078 Salaryman Kintarou Vol.3
38. *25,034 *,*25,034 Kingdom Official Guidebook: Hadou Rekki
39. *24,802 *,*24,802 Gurazeni: Tokyo Dome-hen Vol.5
40. *24,598 *,*24,598 Marginal Operation Vol.5

41. *23,769 1,712,817 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
42. *23,195 *,*91,082 Koi wa Ameagari no You ni Vol.4
43. *22,425 *,190,483 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.43
44. *21,056 *,293,021 Gintama Vol.62
45. *20,997 *,265,150 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.2
46. *20,940 *,295,784 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.1
47. *20,801 *,*60,321 Hakumei to Mikochi Vol.4
48. *20,556 *,*20,556 Fragile Vol.5
49. *20,534 *,256,776 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.3
50. *19,695 *,254,140 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.4


Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Ioryogi-kun said:
*2. 261,121 *,262,598 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.28

Sorry I'm really confused. Does this means last week's sale was only a little over1k? I find that hard to believe…


i think last week only summed up the pre sales lol

Jan 30, 2016 3:30 AM by Fumito

*2. 261,121 *,262,598 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.28

Sorry I'm really confused. Does this means last week's sale was only a little over1k? I find that hard to believe...

Jan 30, 2016 3:12 AM by Ioryogi-kun

Z4k said:
Agafin said:

I've just tried to look whether it ever made the Top 500 around July when the anime started airing and I couldn't find anything.

(I'm talking about Shosekiranking, using the Japanese name for U&T: うしおととら).

It actually did rank in the top 500 in Shosekiranking.

http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-993.html - 7/13-7/19
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1035.html - 8/17-8/23
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1071.html - 9/14-9/20
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1101.html - 10/12-10/18
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1142.html - 11/16-11/22
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1175.html - 12/14-12/20
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1218.html - 1/18-1/24

The sales aren't really as good as Parasyte but that's to be expected since Parasyte had a live action movie along with the anime which gave it much more exposure and helped its sales in the long run.
It also never appeared in the Weekly Top 10 ranking so I guess it really didn't have much of a boost if at all. Ushio to Tora's manga was not as popular as Parasyte's in the 90s and its anime wasn't as popular as Parasyte's anime last year so this is not really surprising.

With that being said, I'm not really sure Mappa or U&T's publisher were expecting it to have a boost though. With Parasyte, they (Madhouse and Afternoon) most definitely did, since they even reprinted the whole saga in 2014, prior to the anime.

Actually If we're talking about the anime only then U&T was more successful than Parasyte. The BD sales are a good indication for that.

V1 830 2015/03/18 Fall Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu
V2 847 2015/07/22 Fall Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu

V1 3,136 2015/09/30 Summer Ushio to Tora
V2 2,827 2015/10/28 Summer Ushio to Tora
V3 2,560 2015/11/25 Summer Ushio to Tora
V4 2,629 2015/12/23 Summer Ushio to Tora

(9 more volumes that have yet to release)


so the manga boost is there but it's a small one. Kinda bummed since I've heard good things about U&T being a nice old school shonen.

parasyte's each box costs like 200+$. I expect U&T's average will be around 2k. Not that bad.

Jan 29, 2016 11:51 AM by JetNoir

Agafin said:

With that being said, I'm not really sure Mappa or U&T's publisher were expecting it to have a boost though. With Parasyte, they (Madhouse and Afternoon) most definitely did, since they even reprinted the whole saga in 2014, prior to the anime.

Of course they wanted a boost, but I guess madhouse 2.0 aka mappa aren't good in marketing.
The founder burned madhouse into bankruptcy and now is about to do the same to mappa XD

Jan 29, 2016 7:58 AM by ichii_1

Agafin said:
eromangasensei said:
Does anyone know how much of an anime boost Ushio & Tora recieved? Parasyte managed 1-1.5 million so I'm interested in knowing how well U&T did.

I've just tried to look whether it ever made the Top 500 around July when the anime started airing and I couldn't find anything.

(I'm talking about Shosekiranking, using the Japanese name for U&T: うしおととら).

It actually did rank in the top 500 in Shosekiranking.

http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-993.html - 7/13-7/19
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1035.html - 8/17-8/23
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1071.html - 9/14-9/20
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1101.html - 10/12-10/18
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1142.html - 11/16-11/22
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1175.html - 12/14-12/20
http://shosekiranking.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1218.html - 1/18-1/24

The sales aren't really as good as Parasyte but that's to be expected since Parasyte had a live action movie along with the anime which gave it much more exposure and helped its sales in the long run.
It also never appeared in the Weekly Top 10 ranking so I guess it really didn't have much of a boost if at all. Ushio to Tora's manga was not as popular as Parasyte's in the 90s and its anime wasn't as popular as Parasyte's anime last year so this is not really surprising.

With that being said, I'm not really sure Mappa or U&T's publisher were expecting it to have a boost though. With Parasyte, they (Madhouse and Afternoon) most definitely did, since they even reprinted the whole saga in 2014, prior to the anime.

Actually If we're talking about the anime only then U&T was more successful than Parasyte. The BD sales are a good indication for that.

V1 830 2015/03/18 Fall Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu
V2 847 2015/07/22 Fall Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu

V1 3,136 2015/09/30 Summer Ushio to Tora
V2 2,827 2015/10/28 Summer Ushio to Tora
V3 2,560 2015/11/25 Summer Ushio to Tora
V4 2,629 2015/12/23 Summer Ushio to Tora

(9 more volumes that have yet to release)

Jan 29, 2016 5:50 AM by Z4k

10. Vinland Saga Vol.17

Im happy for his.

Jan 29, 2016 5:06 AM by galimx

hpulley said:
Wakakozake S2 is currently airing... it is full length... and it is live action drama! What? Yes, live action drama but it's good! Seeing her eat actual food in live action makes me even hungrier than the anime. Usually I much prefer anime to live action adaptations but for food porn, it works well.

There's a live action series? Didn't know that, would certainly be interested in watching that. Will have to go and look for it. Cheers.

Jan 29, 2016 4:29 AM by VulgarLife

eromangasensei said:
Does anyone know how much of an anime boost Ushio & Tora recieved? Parasyte managed 1-1.5 million so I'm interested in knowing how well U&T did.

I've just tried to look whether it ever made the Top 500 around July when the anime started airing and I couldn't find anything.

(I'm talking about Shosekiranking, using the Japanese name for U&T: うしおととら).

It also never appeared in the Weekly Top 10 ranking so I guess it really didn't have much of a boost if at all. Ushio to Tora's manga was not as popular as Parasyte's in the 90s and its anime wasn't as popular as Parasyte's anime last year so this is not really surprising.

With that being said, I'm not really sure Mappa or U&T's publisher were expecting it to have a boost though. With Parasyte, they (Madhouse and Afternoon) most definitely did, since they even reprinted the whole saga in 2014, prior to the anime.

Jan 29, 2016 12:59 AM by Agafin

tsudecimo said:
10. *63,484 *,*63,484 Vinland Saga Vol.17


Really needs some kind of promotion.


the truth

just imagine a vinland saga anime

Jan 29, 2016 12:06 AM by Fumito

Seems like Boku Dake is doing great in Japan. No surprise from the reaction going on here. Nice that Blue Exorcisti is still hanging in there. The same for Magi and Souma.

Jan 28, 2016 11:39 PM by Konoetan

FallenDesire said:
...

*8. *65,105 *,*65,105 Wakakozake Vol.6
19. *38,444 *,132,582 Nobunaga Concerto Vol.13

Fab to see both of these selling so well. Would love second seasons of both. Hope someone over here releases the live action movie of the latter. That and licensing both manga.
...
Wakakozake S2 is currently airing... it is full length... and it is live action drama! What? Yes, live action drama but it's good! Seeing her eat actual food in live action makes me even hungrier than the anime. Usually I much prefer anime to live action adaptations but for food porn, it works well.

Jan 28, 2016 4:16 PM by hpulley

tsudecimo said:
eromangasensei said:
Does anyone know how much of an anime boost Ushio & Tora recieved? Parasyte managed 1-1.5 million so I'm interested in knowing how well U&T did.

Parasyte had the boost due to the movie.


the series wasnt ranking weekly in charts around the movie time afaik, so I am more inclined to say that it piled up weekly. Movie promotion certainly helped. Plus the series also aired on the psudo noitamina NTV-madhouse block so.... I'm just saying not to discredit the anime.

Jan 28, 2016 1:01 PM by JetNoir

eromangasensei said:
Does anyone know how much of an anime boost Ushio & Tora recieved? Parasyte managed 1-1.5 million so I'm interested in knowing how well U&T did.

Parasyte had the boost due to the movie.

Jan 28, 2016 12:47 PM by tsudecimo

Does anyone know how much of an anime boost Ushio & Tora recieved? Parasyte managed 1-1.5 million so I'm interested in knowing how well U&T did.

Jan 28, 2016 12:41 PM by JetNoir

Stark700 said:

I'd love to see Kingdom and Chihayfuru get another season as well.

This. This is all I want in life.

Jan 28, 2016 12:24 PM by AlexTheRiot

kingdom is the best ongoing manga series imo

Jan 27, 2016 8:04 PM by kaena

chrisbj said:
This is really low for the standard it set with it's previous 3 volumes...
3. 167,127 *,337,516 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.4

Also top 10 series....
01) Kingdom (473 09)
02) Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic (276 619)
03) Sakamoto – Pour vous Servir! (184 332)
04) Fairy Tail (155 436)
05) Erased (147 797)
06) One Piece (109 680)
07) Chihayafuru (98 899)
08) Giant Killing (91 571)
09) Wakako Zake (72 379)
10) P to Jk (71 949)


So Kingdom is still selling 80k in backlog sales. Considering it dropped to like 100k before the start of the new Oricon year it's still holding quite strong.

Jan 27, 2016 7:59 PM by lukeycow

Come on, give us Kingdom season 3 already. Wish Akame sold higher.

Jan 27, 2016 7:35 PM by Zapredon

Fuck Yes Kingdom is getting some awesome exposure, the anime was fantastic other than the cgi, but I hope it gets more anime seasons or else I'll be forced to actually read the manga >________________>

Jan 27, 2016 4:45 PM by Rasco

Wonder how much longer this will go, looking forward to the author's next work :)
18. *38,636 *,*38,636 Gokukoku no Brynhildr Vol.16

Jan 27, 2016 4:14 PM by ichii_1