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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Feb 29 - Mar 6

by Snow
Mar 9, 2016 2:52 PM | 42 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for February 29 - March 6

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

*1. 427,205 427,205 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.18
*2. 371,265 371,265 Haikyuu!! Vol.20
*3. 197,737 197,737 Bleach Vol.71
*4. 189,808 189,808 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.17
*5. 156,433 156,433 World Trigger Vol.14
*6. 142,934 142,934 Gintama Vol.63
*7. 110,262 110,262 Toriko Vol.38
*8. 104,828 275,319 Ore Monogatari! Vol.11
*9. *97,994 252,734 Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Vol.2
10. *96,543 *96,543 Prison School Vol.20

11. *69,426 576,361 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19
12. *66,869 *66,869 Ookami-heika no Hanayome Vol.14
13. *66,675 *94,849 Nietzsche-sensei: Conveni ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita Vol.5
14. *63,352 *63,352 World Trigger Official Databook: Border Briefing File
15. *60,149 *60,149 Black Clover Vol.5
16. *55,022 *55,882 Yamikin Ushijima-kun Vol.36
17. *47,354 *47,511 Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction Vol.4
18. *47,002 *98,710 5-ji kara 9-ji made Vol.12
19. *42,738 314,095 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.2
20. *40,676 *40,676 Minami-ke Vol.14

21. *38,765 109,503 ReRe Hello Vol.9
22. *34,205 *34,205 Hana Nochi Hare: HanaDan Next Season Vol.3
23. *31,742 *31,742 Shokugeki no Souma L’etoile Vol.2
24. *31,685 *31,685 Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo Vol.198
25. *30,332 *35,573 Oshiete! Galko-chan Vol.3
26. *30,226 *30,226 Kono Oto Tomare! Vol.11
27. *27,673 *27,673 Sengoku Ittouki Vol.15
28. *27,560 *27,560 Soul Catcher(S) Vol.11
29. *27,222 238,262 Ahiru no Sora Vol.43
30. *27,109 *53,127 Joou no Hana Vol.13

31. *27,082 *27,082 Hana yori mo Hana no Gotoku Vol.15
32. *26,937 *27,116 I Am a Hero in Osaka
33. *26,640 *47,924 GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class Vol.7
34. *24,966 *25,286 Asahinagu Vol.18
35. *24,886 *24,886 Hinamatsuri Vol.10
36. *24,754 *24,754 Ateya no Tsubaki Vol.12
37. *24,403 *48,345 Youkai Watch Vol.9
38. *23,798 198,055 Platinum End Vol.1
39. *22,601 *22,765 Mogura no Uta Vol.48
40. *22,175 *22,175 Sengoku Gonbee Vol.1

41. *21,691 *34,029 Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki Vol.8
42. *20,882 264,164 Handa-kun Vol.5
43. *20,669 *33,509 Kainushi Juujin to Pet Joshikousei Vol.2
44. *19,928 *59,263 Bread & Butter Vol.4
45. *19,502 162,472 Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai Vol.6
46. *19,480 *19,480 Prison School Vol.20 Limited Edition
47. *19,112 *19,273 Shiawase Afro Tanaka Vol.2
48. *18,708 *18,708 Hajime no Shokutaku Vol.3
49. *18,398 *18,765 Star☆Flight Special Edition
50. *18,180 135,588 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni Vol.16

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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I didn't know WT sold that well, that's great!

Mar 27, 2016 9:38 AM by Kryptiq

Platinum End is gonna be huge.....

Does anyone know when the next d.gray man volume will release...

Mar 10, 2016 8:11 PM by chrisbj

StefanHere said:
Kingdom still going strong at what point do we not consider it a boost anymore
has it left the top 10 at all since the initial boost?

It definitely had left the top 10. Probably only like 5 times though. It's insane how it can still keep this up, the series definitely deserves it though.

NoBleachNoLife said:
WhiteFlamee said:

I dont think 15th anniversary will boost sales that much. Bleach has the best volume art in all of ongoing shonen. that is fact
I think only Nisekoi is even close his level.


I think the later Nisekoi volumes (have a different art style) and Boku no Hero Academia have amazing covers. Bleach's are still really good, but I just love the art style and colour of the Nisekoi ones.

Mar 10, 2016 10:37 AM by lukeycow

Damn, now that is a lot of WSJ titles.

Mar 10, 2016 9:50 AM by Matoro_Mahri

*2. 371,265 371,265 Haikyuu!! Vol.20

*bokuto voice* OYAOYA?

Mar 10, 2016 5:41 AM by Bird

I'm happy to see World Trigger selling well. It is pretty interesting so far.

I'm also pleased to see Gintama and Bleach selling, though Bleach is not as popular as before, it seems. It'd be nice if it got some promotion and an anime to finish the story, but its publisher might have just decided to abandon it or something from what I see.

Mar 10, 2016 5:39 AM by Tomislavr7

World Trigger's Data Book is doing well, it seems. It has pretty cool info so most fans would want it.

Volume 14 is doing okay for its first week, by okay I mean I would have liked it to sell more but what can you do :|

Mar 10, 2016 5:14 AM by Botato

MysticLeviathan said:
top 10 series for the week:

01) Assassination Classroom (492 113)
02) Haikyu!! (426 629)
03) Bleach (211 243)
04) Food Wars (208 500)
05) World Trigger (175 538)
06) Gintama (165 428)
07) Prison School (133 606)
08) Kingdom (123 003)
09) Toriko (114 139)
10) Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare (111 009)


Prison school deserve much more than that. It was one of the funniest anime I've seen. Hope for season 2 !!

Mar 10, 2016 4:05 AM by thepath

Ejc said:
j1mla said:
197,737 197,737 Bleach Vol.71

3 days, 3 Goddamn days! Keep it up Kubo!


These are the most recent BLEACH volumes to have 3 day first weeks:
*2 -- *,239,346 *,239,346 **1 3 BLEACH-ブリーチ- 67
*3 -- *,223,964 *,223,964 **1 3 BLEACH-ブリーチ- 68

*3 -- *,197,737 *,197,737 **1 3 BLEACH-ブリーチ- 71



Oh god that drop.


Bleach does not deserve this. I still believe part of this is shonen jump/shuiesha fault, not promoting it and giving it more color spreads, cover pages and games.

Mar 10, 2016 1:22 AM by RedHair-Shanks

WOW! i didn't know world trigger is that popular.

Mar 10, 2016 12:46 AM by YizelTro

j1mla said:
197,737 197,737 Bleach Vol.71

3 days, 3 Goddamn days! Keep it up Kubo!


These are the most recent BLEACH volumes to have 3 day first weeks:
*2 -- *,239,346 *,239,346 **1 3 BLEACH-ブリーチ- 67
*3 -- *,223,964 *,223,964 **1 3 BLEACH-ブリーチ- 68

*3 -- *,197,737 *,197,737 **1 3 BLEACH-ブリーチ- 71

Mar 9, 2016 11:47 PM by Ejc

197,737 197,737 Bleach Vol.71

3 days, 3 Goddamn days! Keep it up Kubo!

I read that Japanese people welcomed Shunsui's Bankai with great reception especially that his backstory had a really Japanese feeling to it, and I think it's visible. We'll see what next week brings :)

Mar 9, 2016 11:32 PM by j1mla

WhiteFlamee said:

I dont think 15th anniversary will boost sales that much. Bleach has the best volume art in all of ongoing shonen. that is fact
I think only Nisekoi is even close his level.
Jerkhov said:
ichii_1 said:
The cover is on point as usual.
Kubo too good.

Still salty after all these years that VIZ butchered these covers in the US release by removing the slogans and changing the colors.

They should have been sent in jail by now. What police are doing?

NoBleachNoLife said:

Jerkhov said:

Still salty after all these years that VIZ butchered these covers in the US release by removing the slogans and changing the colors.

They should have been sent in jail by now. What police are doing?

I think americans should vote for a person who will stop this atrocity!

Mar 9, 2016 9:58 PM by NoBleachNoLife

Here is the February 2016 monthly rankings straight from Oricon Youtaiju.

February 2016 Manga Series (2016/02/01~2016/02/28)
*1 623,810 Nanatsu no Taizai (七つの大罪)
*2 468,362 Kingdom (キングダム)
*3 448,296 Boku dake ga Inai Machi (僕だけがいない街)
*4 367,275 Boku no Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)
*5 324,475 Diamond no Ace act II (ダイヤのA actII)
*6 302,946 Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai (黒崎くんの言いなりになんてならない)
*7 264,026 Handa-kun (はんだくん)
*8 236,151 ONE PIECE
*9 230,573 Ahiru no Sora (あひるの空)
10 226,990 Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!)
11 209,737 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (暗殺教室)
12 196,840 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama (新テニスの王子様)
13 193,010 One Punch Man (ワンパンマン)
14 188,073 Ore Monogatari!! (俺物語!!)
15 186,833 Harumatsu Bokura (春待つ僕ら)
16 181,599 Dagashi Kashi (だがしかし)
17 180,769 Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare (思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ)
18 174,856 Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人)
19 174,257 Platinum End (プラチナエンド)
20 166,075 Chihayafuru (ちはやふる)

February 2016 Manga Volumes (2016/02/01~2016/02/28)
*1 506,935 Nanatsu no Taizai 19 (七つの大罪 19)
*2 272,270 Boku no Hero Academia 7 (僕のヒーローアカデミア 7)
*3 271,357 Diamond no Ace act II 2 (ダイヤのA actII 2)
*4 243,282 Handa-kun 5 (はんだくん 5)
*5 211,040 Ahiru no Sora 43 (あひるの空 43)
*6 183,813 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama 17 (新テニスの王子様 17)
*7 174,257 Platinum End 1 (プラチナエンド 1)
*8 170,491 Ore Monogatari!! 11 (俺物語!! 11)
*9 154,740 Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare 2 (思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ 2)
10 142,970 Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai 6 (黒崎くんの言いなりになんてならない 6)
11 119,395 Harumatsu Bokura 4 (春待つ僕ら 4)
12 117,408 Kamisama no Iutoori Ni 16(神さまの言うとおり 弐 16)
13 116,073 Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou 9 (モンスター娘のいる日常 9)
14 113,848 Sakamoto desu ga? 4 (坂本ですが? 4)
15 108,080 Grand Blue 5 (ぐらんぶる 5)
16 105,840 Kingdom 41 (キングダム 41) 
17 *99,028 Magi 28 (マギ 28)
18 *98,007 DEAR BOYS ACT3 21 
19 *86,991 Mashiro no Oto 15 (ましろのおと 15)
20 *86,110 Totodon Barakamon Handa-kun Official Tweet Book (ととどん ばらかもん・はんだくん公式Tweet Book)

StefanHere said:
Kingdom still going strong at what point do we not consider it a boost anymore
has it left the top 10 at all since the initial boost?


Well Kingdom was in the Top 10 Weekly Manga Series for 25 weeks in a row from May 25, 2015 to Nov 15, 2015. It didn't chart for the 8 weeks after that, although we can figure its sales out for 7 of those weeks through the monthly rankings. Now it has started another streak, charting 8 weeks in a row and counting from Jan 18 to Mar 6, 2016.

I have all the data here in my spreadsheets:
2015: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10K_N1R6l8reAqL4mioBECSNIJ6iqDo2FcouN79dg0Vc/edit?pli=1#gid=357236895
2016: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JDmxPNIpqjPVJ9Uk0aA8yD2DalBK6VNkBVV-Vb3xJ4c/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0

Mar 9, 2016 7:26 PM by Ejc

Hoping for season 2 of Shokugeki will boost it from 450k-500k to 550k-600k , 50,000 more readers is good for me ( 50,000 * 19 volumes by the time it airs).

although 600k-700k might be a bit of a stretch but one can dream xD

Mar 9, 2016 7:17 PM by giathuan2707

Kingdom still going strong at what point do we not consider it a boost anymore
has it left the top 10 at all since the initial boost?

Mar 9, 2016 7:11 PM by StefanHere

*9. *97,994 252,734 Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Vol.2

The Inui Effect will push the manga towards greater heights. Mark my words for it.

21. *38,765 109,503 ReRe Hello Vol.9

I wonder when I will get to see more of Riri. It seems like it has been forever since I last read a chapter.

41. *21,691 *34,029 Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki Vol.8

It's been a while since I read it and now I noticed the manga actually ended. Time to catch up. I think anyone who read the manga would acknowledge that Makio is absolutely adorable.

Mar 9, 2016 5:55 PM by shanimebib

That AK cover looks really nice.

Mar 9, 2016 5:28 PM by Toarujisuru

Ramkec said:
Ayyyyy Kubo keep it up, it should be any moment now when they announce the continuation of anime.


unlikely due to bad opinion of the last arc in the magazine and declining popularity

Mar 9, 2016 4:39 PM by akumetsu94

Ramkec said:
Ayyyyy Kubo keep it up, it should be any moment now when they announce the continuation of anime.


Man, if only. I'm dying for a continuation. The start of the final arc was amazing in my opinion.

Mar 9, 2016 4:24 PM by Nakurawari