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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Mar 6 - 12

by Snow
Mar 18, 2016 5:40 PM | 22 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (manga, light novel, and OEL) for March 6 - 12

*1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol.8
*2. One-Punch Man Vol.5
*3. One-Punch Man Vol.1
*4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.5
*5. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1
*6. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Vol.8
*7. Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls Vol.8
*8. Persona 4 Vol.1
*9. Bleach Vol.66
10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.2

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

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Jerkhov said:
keragamming said:
Surprising list imo. Thought the list would be dominated by tokyo ghoul and opm, but I just remember that the weekly new york times list doesn't represent all of US. Snk still going strong! Especially the almighty volume 1!

NY Times does represent the whole country, the reason why the chart doesn't reflect what actually sells the most units is because it's what is being bought the most at one moment.

Most of the chart you posted consists of volume 1s of series that released very long ago, people are buying those slowly but steadily so they don't have enough volumes sold at once to chart, with the exception being Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan as they are just that popular.


Oh, thanks for the correction.

Mar 20, 2016 4:22 PM by keragamming

keragamming said:
Surprising list imo. Thought the list would be dominated by tokyo ghoul and opm, but I just remember that the weekly new york times list doesn't represent all of US. Snk still going strong! Especially the almighty volume 1!

NY Times does represent the whole country, the reason why the chart doesn't reflect what actually sells the most units is because it's what is being bought the most at one moment.

Most of the chart you posted consists of volume 1s of series that released very long ago, people are buying those slowly but steadily so they don't have enough volumes sold at once to chart, with the exception being Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan as they are just that popular.

Mar 20, 2016 4:00 PM by Jerkhov

Ahoy_NATO said:
Ypukamaxu said:

Really? I thought persona 4 was popular in japan, at least the games. Not final fantasy or dq level but decent. I wouldn't be surprised if persona made the list here because they are hyped for P5
Yeah the games sell well but the anime tanked and the written portion never makes it high on the lists.

I didn't even know p4 had manga... I thought you meant that but I wasn't sure, my english is not very good and sometimes it's hard to tell if people are joking or not :c

Mar 20, 2016 1:50 PM by chespipobre

Ypukamaxu said:
Ahoy_NATO said:
No, it was a joke implying that Persona 4 doesn't even sell well in Japan so it's funny it sold well in America.

Really? I thought persona 4 was popular in japan, at least the games. Not final fantasy or dq level but decent. I wouldn't be surprised if persona made the list here because they are hyped for P5
Yeah the games sell well but the anime tanked and the written portion never makes it high on the lists.

Mar 20, 2016 1:46 PM by Ahoy_NATO

Ahoy_NATO said:
Ypukamaxu said:

Umm wait so this is Japanese sales?
No, it was a joke implying that Persona 4 doesn't even sell well in Japan so it's funny it sold well in America.

Really? I thought persona 4 was popular in japan, at least the games. Not final fantasy or dq level but decent. I wouldn't be surprised if persona made the list here because they are hyped for P5

Mar 20, 2016 1:42 PM by chespipobre

Ypukamaxu said:
Ahoy_NATO said:
Actually really shocked that Persona 4 made the list. I didn't think Japan even knew it existed lol

Umm wait so this is Japanese sales?
No, it was a joke implying that Persona 4 doesn't even sell well in Japan so it's funny it sold well in America.

Mar 20, 2016 1:36 PM by Ahoy_NATO

Ahoy_NATO said:
Actually really shocked that Persona 4 made the list. I didn't think Japan even knew it existed lol

Umm wait so this is Japanese sales?

Mar 20, 2016 1:04 PM by chespipobre

Highest selling manga in the US (2015) by volume (Top 20)

50,541 -- TOKYO GHOUL V1 TP
34,107 -- ATTACK ON TITAN 1
30,110 -- TOKYO GHOUL, VOLUME 2
28,371 -- ONE-PUNCH MAN, VOLUME 1
26,756 -- THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST TP
23,807 -- NARUTO, VOL. 72
23,730 -- DEATH NOTE BLACK EDITION, VOL.
23,340 -- NARUTO, VOL. 70
22,541 -- FAIRY TAIL V01
20,437 -- NARUTO, VOL. 71
20,125 -- BLACK BUTLER, VOLUME 1
19,814 -- TOKYO GHOUL, VOLUME 3
19,108 -- ATTACK ON TITAN 2
18,667 -- NARUTO, VOL. 69
18,633 -- ATTACK ON TITAN 15
18,532 -- ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, VOL.
18,065 -- ONE-PUNCH MAN, VOLUME 2
15,977 -- BIG HERO 6, VOL. 1
15,898 -- BLUE EXORCIST, VOLUME 1
15,822 -- UNOFFICIAL HATSUNE MIX

Source: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/tilting-at-windmills-bookscan-2015-analysis


Surprising list imo. Thought the list would be dominated by tokyo ghoul and opm, but I just remember that the weekly new york times list doesn't represent all of US. Snk still going strong! Especially the almighty volume 1!

Mar 19, 2016 8:30 PM by keragamming

Even with the card, Zexal being in first is impressive, especially since it was in second place last week.

Mar 19, 2016 8:11 AM by malvarez1

Actually really shocked that Persona 4 made the list. I didn't think Japan even knew it existed lol

Mar 19, 2016 7:22 AM by Ahoy_NATO

Tokyo Ghoul and One Punch Man are still strong.

Mar 19, 2016 6:34 AM by GoldenDevilGamer

*7. Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls Vol.8


only one good anime this time SHAME

Mar 19, 2016 6:08 AM by DoctorSexy

I too bought one punch man vol 1 last week glad to see in the top 5

Mar 18, 2016 9:50 PM by justotakuthings2

Yu gi oh cards are no joke.
The shipping bastards even steal the cards and with people buying in bulk for the cards it has stock and ordering issues in some places.

Keep going <3
*9. Bleach Vol.66

Mar 18, 2016 7:49 PM by ichii_1

OPM still doing good, this makes me happy

Mar 18, 2016 6:48 PM by H-X-H

Jerkhov said:
so now we just pray that Punpun charts in next week's edition, I'm doubtful though, and if it doesn't I'm gonna blame myself because I didn't buy it yet, probably will later down the line once more volumes come out though, I just don't have much money right now and I already read it once.
it doesnt matter tbh only 3 vols are going to be released each being like 400 pages

atleast we know we are going to get a finished product

Mar 18, 2016 6:48 PM by moodie

katekyoushi said:
This is because YGO Manga has a card in their comic, and in this volume the card is incridibly important~ #byYGOPlayer

That's been a pretty well known fact ever since GX started publishing in the states, I don't think they started doing it until then. They still do it with US Shonen Jump subscriptions too if I'm correct. It's a dirty, but effective strategy.

Mar 18, 2016 6:26 PM by Jerkhov

This is because YGO Manga has a card in their comic, and in this volume the card is incridibly important~ #byYGOPlayer

Mar 18, 2016 6:22 PM by katekyoushi

Glad to see Monster Musume back on the list again. Hoping Noragami will make it back later this month.

Mar 18, 2016 6:17 PM by Stark700

so now we just pray that Punpun charts in next week's edition, I'm doubtful though, and if it doesn't I'm gonna blame myself because I didn't buy it yet, probably will later down the line once more volumes come out though, I just don't have much money right now and I already read it once.

Mar 18, 2016 6:13 PM by Jerkhov