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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Feb 15 - 21

by Snow
Feb 24, 2016 2:27 PM | 32 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for February 15 - 21

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

*1. 350,720 *,350,720 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19
*2. 184,049 *,184,049 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.2
*3. 145,641 *,145,641 Ahiru no Sora Vol.43
*4. 109,026 *,204,313 Handa-kun Vol.5
*5. *79,593 *,*79,593 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni Vol.16
*6. *67,742 *,*67,742 Dear Boys Act III Vol.21
*7. *64,039 *,*96,390 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.9
*8. *62,704 *,*62,704 Mashiro no Oto Vol.15
*9. *59,828 *,*59,828 Area no Kishi Vol.50
10. *58,954 *,*58,954 Domestic na Kanojo Vol.8

11. *57,612 *,111,672 Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai Vol.6
12. *49,743 *,*96,993 Haru Matsu Bokura Vol.4
13. *45,835 *,*45,835 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.47
14. *42,217 *,*42,217 Enen no Shouboutai Vol.1
15. *40,916 *,*40,916 Peace Maker Vol.16
16. *40,317 *,*40,317 Be Blues! Ao ni Nare Vol.22
17. *39,763 *,*75,258 Totodon: Barakamon/Handa-kun Official Tweet Book
18. *35,111 *,*35,111 Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Vol.1
19. *33,086 *,*33,086 Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Vol.12
20. *33,036 *,*33,036 Namaikizakari. Vol.6

21. *32,374 *,*32,374 Pumpkin Scissors Vol.20
22. *28,620 *,251,675 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.7
23. *27,456 *,*57,544 Liar x Liar Vol.8
24. *26,511 *,*26,511 Q.E.D. iff: Shoumei Shuuryou Vol.3
25. *25,910 *,168,768 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama Vol.17
26. *24,649 *,*67,416 ReLIFE Vol.5
27. *24,160 *,*24,160 Denpa Kyoushi Vol.20
28. *23,097 *,*45,965 Yukibana no Tora Vol.2
29. *21,193 *,*21,193 Kuro Hakushaku wa Hoshi wo Mederu Vol.5
30. *21,059 *,521,430 Sakamoto desu ga? Vol.4

31. *20,807 *,*20,807 Retort Pouch! Vol.3
32. *20,701 *,*20,701 Diamond no Brass!!: Seidou Koukou Suisougaku-bu Vol.2
33. *20,616 *,*35,643 Yumemiru Taiyou Vol.3 Shinsouban
34. *20,325 *,*20,325 C.M.B. Shinra Hakubutsukan no Jiken Mokuroku Vol.31
35. *20,134 *,*20,134 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.2 Limited Edition
36. *19,272 *,*19,272 Boku wa Chikyuu to Utau: BokuTama Jisedai-hen II Vol.1
37. *19,238 *,*19,238 Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo-Aji Vol.5
38. *17,820 *,330,458 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.7
39. *17,749 *,600,604 Kingdom Vol.41
40. *16,940 *,*30,614 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. Vol.2

41. *16,856 *,440,287 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.28
42. *16,801 2,743,511 One Piece Vol.80
43. *16,000 *,*16,000 Ad Astra Per Aspera Vol.1
44. *14,561 1,780,657 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
45. *13,800 *,366,830 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.1
46. *13,679 *,*99,137 Grand Blue Vol.5
47. *13,658 *,337,716 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.6
48. *13,431 *,*13,431 Kin no Kanojo Gin no Kanojo Vol.5
49. *13,413 *,*13,413 Hayate no Gotoku! Vol.47 Limited Edition
50. *13,268 *,*26,657 Meiji Melancholia Vol.6

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Z4k said:
No limited edition for NNT volume 19?

 *448,781 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.15 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *400,864 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *350,720 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19 (5 days)

Ouch...The current arc must have been pretty bad. Haven't read much since the anime ended.
Nah it hype, just there no anime so the increase of sales was from the anime. More than likely taizai has a manga following and a anime following

Mar 8, 2016 1:19 PM by Micahl_Taylor

This SnK volume had extremely good legs. It's about to start selling more than One Piece vol.80 per week even though it was released three weeks earlier.

And with 11 consecutive weeks, this is the volume that has spent the most weeks on the list since One vol. 78 last year (11 weeks as well). The last Snk volume to spend more consecutive weeks on the list was vol. 12 in 2014 with 12 weeks. Vol. 10 stayed on the list for 28 consecutive weeks (anime boost).

Feb 25, 2016 4:03 AM by Agafin

Kuma said:
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19. *33,086 *,*33,086 Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Vol.12

still hoping second season...
Season one averaged under 1K discs... why would it get a second season?

Feb 25, 2016 3:04 AM by hpulley

alpha_shadow said:
Kingdom is still going strong, nice.


Should get a boost with regards to overall series sales. For whatever reason, the last few days have seen a somewhat substantial boost in all the volumes, with the early volumes specifically getting a huge boost according to shosekirangings. I don't know what the overall series sales will look like come next week, but it should be quite a bit higher than this week. I don't know if it'll continue into upcoming weeks, though.

Feb 25, 2016 2:35 AM by MysticLeviathan

Kingdom is still going strong, nice.

Feb 25, 2016 2:05 AM by alpha_shadow

10. *58,954 *,*58,954 Domestic na Kanojo Vol.8

Consedering the recent developments, I already expected it to boost in sales. Happy with what the author is doing :)


*9. *59,828 *,*59,828 Area no Kishi Vol.50

50. *13,268 *,*26,657 Meiji Melancholia Vol.6



Really glad to see these two!

Feb 25, 2016 2:01 AM by dolly94

Snow said:
Here are the weekly manga rankings for February 15 - 21

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

29. *21,193 *,*21,193 Kuro Hakushaku wa Hoshi wo Mederu Vol.5
50. *13,268 *,*26,657 Meiji Melancholia Vol.6


Now that's what I'm talking about, baby! I'm especially glad for Kuro Hakushaku wa Hoshi o Mederu!

Feb 24, 2016 11:27 PM by phoenixalia

Enen no Shouboutai I've been reading ironically until it gets cancelled. Blue exorcist and a bunch of shonen ripoffs and a main character whose personality changes every chapter meets superhero/military/priest firefighters?

And its actually selling? I've been waiting to see a rushed or axed conclusion but no? Are that many people reading it for the irony of how off the wall stupid the concept is? Or how the series can't keep to its own rules and the characters are barely recognizable personalities within a few chapters? I mean its hilariously bad but in a way that is not outright terrible bad so its a twisted kind of enjoyment but I really am surprised I was genuinely expecting NEXT WEEK! THE STORY RUSHES TOWARDS ITS CLIMAX! SEE YOU NEXT TIME!


That said, Ad astra per Aspera making the list is also another big surprise. The series isn't really bad or anything but didn't really stand out much yet in the first few chapters or seem to play well into any specific genres but its cool to see something new and different break onto the list its first week

Feb 24, 2016 10:21 PM by Arcturus9001


*7. *64,039 *,*96,390 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.9

Great! About to hit 100K soon. Love this harem series. Keep it going strong.

Feb 24, 2016 9:08 PM by K-Anime

ichii_1 said:
This should be selling 10 times more, it's just that good :'(

*7. *64,039 *,*96,390 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.9

Is this legit?
http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/aw/d/4864259046?m=AN1VRQENFRJN5&qid=1456161209&sr=1-6

No

All of the book by that author are unofficial fanmade

Feb 24, 2016 7:37 PM by Moverman75

This should be selling 10 times more, it's just that good :'(

*7. *64,039 *,*96,390 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.9

Is this legit?
http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/aw/d/4864259046?m=AN1VRQENFRJN5&qid=1456161209&sr=1-6

Feb 24, 2016 6:25 PM by ichii_1

Kuma said:
Snow said:
18. *35,111 *,*35,111 Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Vol.1
wait, is this seriously the old version? not the new version? isn't it wierd except there is re-sele which is i doubt only one volume and sell that much (i mean old one sell that much in current time)?

Snow made a mistake. The link should be for the Young Jump version instead of the old one.
http://myanimelist.net/manga/93287/Ginga_Eiyuu_Densetsu

Feb 24, 2016 5:39 PM by Z4k

*4. 109,026 *,204,313 Handa-kun Vol.5

heheheheheh. expected from handa seishu. AT-FIELD actived!

*7. *64,039 *,*96,390 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou Vol.9

almost breaking 100K, already semi mainstream. more monster girl is welcomed.

14. *42,217 *,*42,217 Enen no Shouboutai Vol.1

hoping better tbh. but the current arc is meh thou.

Snow said:
18. *35,111 *,*35,111 Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Vol.1
wait, is this seriously the old version? not the new version? isn't it wierd except there is re-sele which is i doubt only one volume and sell that much (i mean old one sell that much in current time)?

19. *33,086 *,*33,086 Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Vol.12

still hoping second season...

48. *13,431 *,*13,431 Kin no Kanojo Gin no Kanojo Vol.5

hmm, romance version of aizawa-san zoushoku? might read but look like very few chapter translated.

Feb 24, 2016 5:35 PM by Kuma

keragamming said:

Are we reading the same manga?? O.o


Yes of course :

Fan service is low and ridiculous compared to titles like One Piece and Fairy Tail. Suzuki rarely highlights subjectively buttocks and breasts of his heroines. There is a little bare, but it is soft. No subjective pose or ultra sexy outfit like One Piece or Fairy Tail.

This is not the friendship who bound the Sins, but duty. The only classic shounen friendship is that of Meliodas and Ban. In NNT the pattern of friendship is replaced by love : It's love between couples / characters mainly motivate the actions of the characters, and gives them the strength to overcome.

No real purpose as become the best pirate, ninja, magician or I do not know what else. We do not know what happened 3000 years ago: the demons are bad, but the goddesses? Who does what and Why the magic of Britania has changed? (I will not say more because spoil). It is rather the mysteries of past of characters, and how everything is connected which is the thread of the manga.

For me, NNT is rather a shonen for the thirties who want to dive back in their youth, rather than a shounen actually formatted for young people today.

Feb 24, 2016 4:14 PM by ange_bleu

Z4k said:
No limited edition for NNT volume 19?

 *448,781 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.15 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *400,864 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *350,720 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19 (5 days)

Ouch...The current arc must have been pretty bad. Haven't read much since the anime ended.


The series went downhill after Chapter 150, the focus on Diane has mostly killed whatever hype NNT had

Current Diane is worse than Retarded Casca, child Meiko, Sakura..

Feb 24, 2016 4:06 PM by LordPerucho

keragamming said:
chrisbj said:

It's not bad but the Diane stuff is pretty uninteresting imo, tons of great stuff though such as Escanor (praise the sun)...

But its weird how it's dropping so fast, only about a year after the anime ended, I think Magi had/has the same problem. Maybe it's because they don't have the promotional push of the shueisha titles that sell in a similar range..


Snk magazine isn't popular but yet it has a stable sales.




ange_bleu said:


In my eyes the second arc is better than the first, but its slow start in fragmented actions can destabilize.
Moreover in spite of appearances, NNT is not a shounen very teenager: no real fan service, no heroes bound by the power of friendship, not a clear and defined final goal.
However the second season of anime should do effect as there are a lot of pretty amazing passage of emotions and revelations, and of course an action always top.


Are we reading the same manga?? O.o
I said "sell in a similar range"
Also SNK is a once in a decade phenomenon

Feb 24, 2016 4:04 PM by chrisbj

chrisbj said:
Z4k said:
No limited edition for NNT volume 19?

 *448,781 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.15 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *400,864 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *350,720 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19 (5 days)

Ouch...The current arc must have been pretty bad. Haven't read much since the anime ended.

It's not bad but the Diane stuff is pretty uninteresting imo, tons of great stuff though such as Escanor (praise the sun)...

But its weird how it's dropping so fast, only about a year after the anime ended, I think Magi had/has the same problem. Maybe it's because they don't have the promotional push of the shueisha titles that sell in a similar range..


Snk magazine isn't popular but yet it has a stable sales. I don't think it is because of that. It could be probably due to the fact that it is releases a volume every 2 month.




ange_bleu said:
Z4k said:
No limited edition for NNT volume 19?

 *448,781 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.15 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *400,864 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *350,720 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19 (5 days)

Ouch...The current arc must have been pretty bad. Haven't read much since the anime ended.


In my eyes the second arc is better than the first, but its slow start in fragmented actions can destabilize.
Moreover in spite of appearances, NNT is not a shounen very teenager: no real fan service, no heroes bound by the power of friendship, not a clear and defined final goal.
However the second season of anime should do effect as there are a lot of pretty amazing passage of emotions and revelations, and of course an action always top.


Are we reading the same manga?? O.o

Feb 24, 2016 4:00 PM by keragamming

Z4k said:
No limited edition for NNT volume 19?

 *448,781 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.15 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *400,864 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *350,720 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19 (5 days)

Ouch...The current arc must have been pretty bad. Haven't read much since the anime ended.


In my eyes the second arc is better than the first, but its slow start in fragmented actions can destabilize.
Moreover in spite of appearances, NNT is not a shounen very teenager: no real fan service, no heroes bound by the power of friendship, not a clear and defined final goal.
However the second season of anime should do effect as there are a lot of pretty amazing passage of emotions and revelations, and of course an action always top.

Feb 24, 2016 3:54 PM by ange_bleu

MysticLeviathan said:
Z4k said:
No limited edition for NNT volume 19?

 *448,781 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.15 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *400,864 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.16 (Limited edition included) (5 days)

 *350,720 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19 (5 days)

Ouch...The current arc must have been pretty bad. Haven't read much since the anime ended.


Quality of arcs don't seem to mean much. Dressrosa was one of One Piece's worst arcs, yet it still sold remarkably well. Attack on Titan of late hasn't been nearly as good as some of the early stuff, the stuff the anime covered, yet it still sells incredibly well. Yes, some arcs can make sales go above and beyond the expected, like Marineford with One Piece and how it sold over 30 million copies for that year, but it's usually about a dedicatd fan base, and just wanting to maintain a collection. Unlike in the US, where volumes are $10+, a volume is about the cost of a cup of coffee, so even if the content is crap, it's not a terrible financial burden to get the new volume to keep up with the collection. When it comes to 7DS, I just think the anime boost is over and it hasn't really carried it above and beyond like many expected it to.
I'm about to be that guy I apologize...

The insane sales one piece got back then was thanks to the strong promotional push for Strong World, not Marieford

Feb 24, 2016 3:51 PM by chrisbj

*9. *59,828 *,*59,828 Area no Kishi Vol.50
Wow, volume 50 already >< Got lots to catch up on.

Feb 24, 2016 3:48 PM by Mayuka