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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Mar 7 - 13

by Snow
Mar 16, 2016 2:09 PM | 65 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for March 7 - 13

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

*1. 268,293 639,558 Haikyuu!! Vol.20
*2. 236,685 663,890 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.18
*3. 152,092 341,900 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.17
*4. 151,330 151,330 Mahoutsukai no Yome Vol.5
*5. 145,281 343,018 Bleach Vol.71
*6. 132,621 132,621 Chihayafuru Vol.31
*7. 116,787 117,638 Yowamushi Pedal Vol.44
*8. 105,861 202,404 Prison School Vol.20
*9. 102,275 245,209 Gintama Vol.63
10. 101,198 257,631 World Trigger Vol.14

11. *92,546 *92,760 Amaama to Inazuma Vol.6
12. *85,444 195,706 Toriko Vol.38
13. *75,725 *75,725 Barakamon Vol.13
14. *60,442 *60,834 Baki-Dou Vol.10
15. *60,133 *60,133 7SEEDS Vol.31
16. *52,134 119,003 Ookami-heika no Hanayome Vol.14
17. *49,314 302,048 Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Vol.2
18. *48,354 108,503 Black Clover Vol.5
19. *45,891 *45,891 Yozakura Quartet Vol.18
20. *42,941 318,260 Ore Monogatari! Vol.11

21. *40,331 616,692 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.19
22. *38,347 *79,023 Minami-ke Vol.14
23. *37,929 *72,134 Hana Nochi Hare: HanaDan Next Season Vol.3
24. *30,236 *30,236 Aho Girl Vol.7
25. *29,462 124,311 Nietzsche-sensei: Conveni ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita Vol.5
26. *28,464 *28,464 Flying Witch Vol.4
27. *28,293 *28,293 Itsuka Tiffany de Choushoku wo Vol.9
28. *26,709 *26,709 Aria Complete Edition "ARIA The MASTERPIECE" Vol.2
29. *25,954 *53,036 Hana yori mo Hana no Gotoku Vol.15
30. *25,235 *25,416 Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa Gaiden Vol.15

31. *24,922 *24,922 Watashi ga Motete Dousunda Vol.8
32. *23,849 *51,522 Sengoku Ittouki Vol.15
33. *23,749 337,844 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.2
34. *23,688 *23,688 Ohten no Mon Vol.5
35. *23,284 *23,284 Hakaiju Vol.17
36. *22,680 *22,680 Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru Vol.3
37. *22,532 *52,758 Kono Oto Tomare! Vol.11
38. *21,262 *53,004 Shokugeki no Souma L’etoile Vol.2
39. *20,685 *20,685 Boku to Kimi no Taisetsu na Hanashi Vol.1
40. *20,061 *42,236 Sengoku Gonbee Vol.1

41. *19,907 *19,907 Kidou Senshi Z Gundam Define Vol.11
42. *19,692 *51,377 Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo Vol.198
43. *19,064 *46,624 Soul Catcher(S) Vol.11
44. *17,648 *17,648 Harigane Service Vol.9
45. *17,602 *18,223 Maken-Ki! Vol.16
46. *17,513 *35,672 Yuki wa Jigoku ni Ochiru no ka Vol.4
47. *17,398 *17,398 Mahoutsukai no Yome Vol.5 Limited Edition
48. *17,269 *80,621 World Trigger Official Databook: Border Briefing File
49. *17,158 126,661 ReRe Hello Vol.9
50. *16,878 115,588 5-ji kara 9-ji made Vol.12

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Yay for Prison School <3

Mar 27, 2016 9:37 AM by Kryptiq

WhiteFlamee said:
AdmiralKizaru98 said:

Beacuse the sales went down in 2009 and even before that since volume 26, and at that time Bleach was advertised very hard with games and color pages and an anime.

thats 2009... I'm talking about recently.

I gave you a very acurate example of bleach selling lower even when it was advetised adn you havent given me anything and only said no to my examples, so far you have 0 evidence, but I have because I gave an example.

Mar 22, 2016 11:24 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

AdmiralKizaru98 said:
WhiteFlamee said:

and how do u know that?

Beacuse the sales went down in 2009 and even before that since volume 26, and at that time Bleach was advertised very hard with games and color pages and an anime.

thats 2009... I'm talking about recently.

Mar 22, 2016 10:00 AM by WhiteFlamee

WhiteFlamee said:
AdmiralKizaru98 said:

Nope not because of advertisent, its because people lost interest

and how do u know that?

Beacuse the sales went down in 2009 and even before that since volume 26, and at that time Bleach was advertised very hard with games and color pages and an anime.

Mar 22, 2016 4:53 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

AdmiralKizaru98 said:
j1mla said:


Wow, so if Vol. 71 had been on sale for the same days it would have definitely surpassed Vol. 70. Easily. The others were right, people liked this heavy Japanese feeling in Kyouraku's backstory. Thanks for the information.

Other than that, I am freaking tired of this Bleach decilne discussion. Guys seriously, that's what happens every time volume sales are updated, haven't you had enough?

Edit and update but end this discussion for Christ's sake: First volumes of The Thousand Year Blood War Arc sold approximately 100.000 more than the last volume of the Fullbring Arc. So there you go. Advertisment people, advertisment...

Nope not because of advertisent, its because people lost interest

and how do u know that?

Mar 21, 2016 11:07 PM by WhiteFlamee

j1mla said:
chrisbj said:

209,214 Toriko Vol.37 (10 days)
195,706 Toriko Vol.38 (10 days)

And if anyone is interested...
350,111 Bleach Vol.70 (12 days)
343,018 Bleach Vol.71 (10 days)



Wow, so if Vol. 71 had been on sale for the same days it would have definitely surpassed Vol. 70. Easily. The others were right, people liked this heavy Japanese feeling in Kyouraku's backstory. Thanks for the information.

Other than that, I am freaking tired of this Bleach decilne discussion. Guys seriously, that's what happens every time volume sales are updated, haven't you had enough?

Edit and update but end this discussion for Christ's sake: First volumes of The Thousand Year Blood War Arc sold approximately 100.000 more than the last volume of the Fullbring Arc. So there you go. Advertisment people, advertisment...

Nope not because of advertisent, its because people lost interest

Mar 21, 2016 11:44 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

chrisbj said:
Moverman75 said:
Obligatory "how is toriko doing?"

I want to see if Tokyo Ghoul can still hold up to these Haikyuu/Assclass sales next week.

209,214 Toriko Vol.37 (10 days)
195,706 Toriko Vol.38 (10 days)

And if anyone is interested...
350,111 Bleach Vol.70 (12 days)
343,018 Bleach Vol.71 (10 days)



Wow, so if Vol. 71 had been on sale for the same days it would have definitely surpassed Vol. 70. Easily. The others were right, people liked this heavy Japanese feeling in Kyouraku's backstory. Thanks for the information.

Other than that, I am freaking tired of this Bleach decilne discussion. Guys seriously, that's what happens every time volume sales are updated, haven't you had enough?

Edit and update but end this discussion for Christ's sake: First volumes of The Thousand Year Blood War Arc sold approximately 100.000 more than the last volume of the Fullbring Arc. So there you go. Advertisment people, advertisment...

Mar 21, 2016 9:38 AM by j1mla

BVerfG said:
TomDay said:
i'm sorry but hintata looks straight up hideous there lol.


It's not Hinata?^^


well the person there is hideous then lol

Mar 18, 2016 10:45 PM by TomDay

bigivelfhq said:
WhiteFlamee said:

yeah but didnt u say something like it had a poor rating of like less than 1% (if u didnt than i am sorry)? How can they possibly think the ratings will go up after that?

Is there any sales figure of those ft magazine ur talking about? I just find it odd that u have stats saying that its declining but the anime is surpassing most shonen anime in length. I thought it was surviving because of how well the manga is selling


Well it definitely had ratings of less than 1%, and in fact the series stopped the first time because one of the anime studios doing it bailed out, Satelight(Fairy Tail is an anime made by 2 companies at the same time. Being the main Studio A1-pictures), and now they have a new one, Bridge.
What they are thinking I don't know, unless they talk in public about their business decisions it will be hard(if not impossible) to really know.
Just note that different series have different circumstances, is wrong to treat them as the same. For example, Toriko anime ended while getting great TV rankings(always in the Top 10), selling great merchandise(In the Top 100 character merchandise. Note that in that ranking appears everything from Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty and other mega famous sellers) and selling great manga. While there are a ton of other series doing way worse that are still going. Why is that? Different objectives with the franchise and different circumstances. Just that.
In the case of Toriko it was substituted by a franchise that does 10 or more times better in every other aspect, and while Toriko was in decline that series was in a huge expansion(I'm talking of Dragon Ball.). You can in a way analyse Fairy Tail by that, but not directly with Toriko, but by looking at A1-Pictures series situation. Does A1-Pictures has any other franchise, that runs in a similar format, that is way bigger than Fairy Tail and is in an expansion phase? Space Brothers maybe? But that doesn't have enough content to continue as anime.

The magazine appeared 2 or 3 times in the regular weekly manga sales ranking(yep is a manga ranking but it still appeared), I don't remember well what it made, and searching for it will take to much effort, but I remember that it did pretty well, better than selling the DVDs alone. Normally only volumes selling more than 10k appear in the weekly rankings, but in DVD/BD sales of 10k already means great sales, especially long runners. So certainly it was doing incredible well(though the magazine already ended).

I don't take that much attention in Fairy Tail manga sales, but or is stable or slightly declining. And its sales are great, but nothing out of this world. Looking at last year sales the best Fairy Tail volume sold 502,390 copies. That was worst than every volume of Bleach, with the exception of the last one. Though is important to note that if we count the best volumes of this series since 2010 to 2015, Fairy Tail lost around 60k buyers, but Bleach lost around 300k(yep, in the past Bleach was selling almost the double of Fairy Tail!).


Still note that I don't have data about the new anime series of Fairy Tail is doing in TV ratings, nor how the merchandise is. It can have got a big increase. They are even going to make a new movie, though the last one was a flop.

odd we were talking about this. look what showed up
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1492297

rumor but thx for ur input. I guess I will start reading the manga for ft and get caught up if the rumor is true.

Mar 18, 2016 3:46 PM by WhiteFlamee

TomDay said:
i'm sorry but hintata looks straight up hideous there lol.


It's not Hinata?^^

Mar 18, 2016 12:27 PM by BVerfG

TomDay said:
i'm sorry but hintata looks straight up hideous there lol.

That's clearly not Hinata.

Mar 18, 2016 12:26 PM by tsudecimo

i'm sorry but hintata looks straight up hideous there lol.

Mar 18, 2016 12:21 PM by TomDay

WhiteFlamee said:

yeah but didnt u say something like it had a poor rating of like less than 1% (if u didnt than i am sorry)? How can they possibly think the ratings will go up after that?

Is there any sales figure of those ft magazine ur talking about? I just find it odd that u have stats saying that its declining but the anime is surpassing most shonen anime in length. I thought it was surviving because of how well the manga is selling


Well it definitely had ratings of less than 1%, and in fact the series stopped the first time because one of the anime studios doing it bailed out, Satelight(Fairy Tail is an anime made by 2 companies at the same time. Being the main Studio A1-pictures), and now they have a new one, Bridge.
What they are thinking I don't know, unless they talk in public about their business decisions it will be hard(if not impossible) to really know.
Just note that different series have different circumstances, is wrong to treat them as the same. For example, Toriko anime ended while getting great TV rankings(always in the Top 10), selling great merchandise(In the Top 100 character merchandise. Note that in that ranking appears everything from Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty and other mega famous sellers) and selling great manga. While there are a ton of other series doing way worse that are still going. Why is that? Different objectives with the franchise and different circumstances. Just that.
In the case of Toriko it was substituted by a franchise that does 10 or more times better in every other aspect, and while Toriko was in decline that series was in a huge expansion(I'm talking of Dragon Ball.). You can in a way analyse Fairy Tail by that, but not directly with Toriko, but by looking at A1-Pictures series situation. Does A1-Pictures has any other franchise, that runs in a similar format, that is way bigger than Fairy Tail and is in an expansion phase? Space Brothers maybe? But that doesn't have enough content to continue as anime.

The magazine appeared 2 or 3 times in the regular weekly manga sales ranking(yep is a manga ranking but it still appeared), I don't remember well what it made, and searching for it will take to much effort, but I remember that it did pretty well, better than selling the DVDs alone. Normally only volumes selling more than 10k appear in the weekly rankings, but in DVD/BD sales of 10k already means great sales, especially long runners. So certainly it was doing incredible well(though the magazine already ended).

I don't take that much attention in Fairy Tail manga sales, but or is stable or slightly declining. And its sales are great, but nothing out of this world. Looking at last year sales the best Fairy Tail volume sold 502,390 copies. That was worst than every volume of Bleach, with the exception of the last one. Though is important to note that if we count the best volumes of this series since 2010 to 2015, Fairy Tail lost around 60k buyers, but Bleach lost around 300k(yep, in the past Bleach was selling almost the double of Fairy Tail!).


Still note that I don't have data about the new anime series of Fairy Tail is doing in TV ratings, nor how the merchandise is. It can have got a big increase. They are even going to make a new movie, though the last one was a flop.

Mar 17, 2016 1:29 PM by bigivelfhq

ichii_1 said:
TornadoTheDragon said:


I know this is off topic & all but do you have a ps4?

No, all I have is an old pc :'(


But then how do you play your games?

Mar 17, 2016 12:38 PM by TornadoTheDragon

bigivelfhq said:
WhiteFlamee said:

so u dont know the ratings of the 2014 anime.

if it got bad as u claimed it did then why isnt it cancelled yet?


There are many possibilities. Like getting the ratings back up again, earning money in other ways. The DVD in the magazine(when the 2014 began they made the Fairy Tail Magazine, that was selling the anime episodes together. That sold well), merchandise and other stuff.
Note how since 2014 any new arc had a greenlit announcment. That means they are always only planning for the current arc, and without further information they stop the production.

yeah but didnt u say something like it had a poor rating of like less than 1% (if u didnt than i am sorry)? How can they possibly think the ratings will go up after that?

Is there any sales figure of those ft magazine ur talking about? I just find it odd that u have stats saying that its declining but the anime is surpassing most shonen anime in length. I thought it was surviving because of how well the manga is selling

Mar 17, 2016 10:16 AM by WhiteFlamee

WhiteFlamee said:
bigivelfhq said:


I only know about the ones before the break, they at the time Bleach ended were in the Okay scale, it soon declined to the values Bleach did in the end, and possible even got worse I believe.

Here a site with old ratings: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-350782/japanese-anime-tv-ranking?pg=51

so u dont know the ratings of the 2014 anime.

if it got bad as u claimed it did then why isnt it cancelled yet?


There are many possibilities. Like getting the ratings back up again, earning money in other ways. The DVD in the magazine(when the 2014 began they made the Fairy Tail Magazine, that was selling the anime episodes together. That sold well), merchandise and other stuff.
Note how since 2014 any new arc had a greenlit announcment. That means they are always only planning for the current arc, and without further information they stop the production.

Mar 17, 2016 10:11 AM by bigivelfhq

chrisbj said:
243,294 World Trigger Vol.13 (10 days)
257,631 World Trigger Vol.14 (10 days)
Huh.

Probably not enough data to assume anything but I hope this means the popularity is still growing, albeit slowly.

Mar 17, 2016 10:06 AM by Botato

bigivelfhq said:
chrisbj said:

How were fairy tail's ratings if I may ask?....


I only know about the ones before the break, they at the time Bleach ended were in the Okay scale, it soon declined to the values Bleach did in the end, and possible even got worse I believe.

Here a site with old ratings: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-350782/japanese-anime-tv-ranking?pg=51

so u dont know the ratings of the 2014 anime.

if it got bad as u claimed it did then why isnt it cancelled yet? The amount of episodes this series has in total surpasses most shonens

Mar 17, 2016 10:01 AM by WhiteFlamee

Of coursr the Bakuyase would get into the top ten.

Mar 17, 2016 2:52 AM by ziggy_Z

*1. 268,293 639,558 Haikyuu!! Vol.20

slay, Haikyuu!!, slay! nice to see this volume on top!

Mar 16, 2016 11:20 PM by Bird