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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Apr 11 - 17

by Snow
Apr 20, 2016 1:22 PM | 37 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for April 11 - 17

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

*1. 414,184 1,133,381 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19
*2. 287,931 *,287,931 Detective Conan Vol.89
*3. 265,973 2,115,557 One Piece Vol.81
*4. 226,130 *,226,130 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.20
*5. 222,623 *,222,799 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.29
*6. 128,286 *,128,286 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.9
*7. 107,526 *,667,633 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.19
*8. *92,189 *,*92,189 I Am a Hero Vol.20
*9. *85,168 *,342,866 Natsume Yuujinchou Vol.20
10. *81,898 *,*81,898 Suki tte Ii na yo. Vol.16

11. *73,767 *,*73,767 L♥DK Vol.20
12. *69,742 *,*69,742 Gozen 0-ji, Kiss shi ni Kite yo Vol.3
13. *59,981 *,113,732 Yume no Shizuku Kin no Torikago Vol.8
14. *56,437 *,277,672 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.8
15. *51,153 *,*51,153 Mutsu Enmei-ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki Vol.17
16. *48,148 *,*48,148 Seitokai Yakuindomo Vol.13
17. *46,161 *,397,687 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.2
18. *45,900 *,*45,900 Kyokou Suiri Vol.3
19. *42,379 *,227,430 Nisekoi Vol.22
20. *37,251 *,*37,251 Peace Maker Kurogane Vol.10

21. *36,212 *,*80,619 Shingeki no Kyojin: Lost Girls Vol.1
22. *33,575 *,*33,575 Area no Kishi Vol.51
23. *32,215 *,*32,215 Enen no Shouboutai Vol.2
24. *31,765 *,*31,765 Days Vol.16
25. *27,123 *,*73,666 Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa Vol.2
26. *26,945 *,*60,603 Love Phantom Vol.3
27. *26,378 *,*51,420 Mahou Shoujo of the End Vol.11
28. *25,729 *,*25,729 Toumei na Yurikago Vol.3
29. *23,826 *,*23,826 Tsurezure Children Vol.5
30. *23,609 *,796,633 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.6

31. *22,696 *,*45,779 Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou Vol.11
32. *22,433 *,*54,602 Trinity Seven: 7-nin no Masho Tsukai Vol.14
33. *22,407 *,*22,407 Mayoe! Nanatsu no Taizai Gakuen! Vol.3
34. *21,266 *,*21,266 Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. Vol.3
35. *21,210 *,*50,025 Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall Vol.8
36. *19,264 *,*29,788 Ouroboros: Keisatsu wo Sabaku wa Ware ni Ari Vol.22
37. *18,755 *,112,000 Kinnikuman Vol.54
38. *18,595 *,*18,595 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.29 Limited Edition
39. *18,415 *,521,534 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.2
40. *18,328 *,537,635 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.1

41. *18,088 *,362,798 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.7
42. *18,060 *,*86,090 Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan Vol.17
43. *18,031 *,*31,404 Koisuru Boukun Vol.10
44. *17,895 *,502,158 Terra Formars Vol.16
45. *17,843 *,*17,843 Tsugumomo Vol.17
46. *17,613 *,491,255 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.3
47. *17,171 *,*26,239 Papa to Oyaji no Uchi Gohan Vol.4
48. *17,154 *,461,776 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.4
49. *16,814 *,443,292 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.5
50. *16,470 *,418,682 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.6

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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23. *32,215 *,*32,215 Enen no Shouboutai Vol.2

Niceee, I've just started reading it, and it's been awesome so far

Apr 24, 2016 5:22 AM by Xenocrisi

Agafin said:
Awful sales all around, especially in the Top 5. One Piece hasn't had such a low total after two full weeks since June 2010. Shingeki no Kyojin too is back to around Spring 2013 levels. Nanatsu no Taizai seems to be in free fall ever since the anime ended. Unlike Tokyo Ghoul for example, it hasn't been capable of retaining its post anime boost numbers at all. Magi and Detective Conan did just fine though. Magi seems to have finally stabilised after several years of declining sales. Detective Conan was probably helped by the release of the movie and the 20th anniversary.

I do wonder what the impact of the earthquake had on these lower than expected sales though. OP and SnK were already down from their usual numbers last week, that was before the earthquake. Also, Detective Conan's 20th movie broke the movie franchise's opening weekend record by over 38% this weekend despite the earthquake, nearly selling as many tickets as a movie like Film Z did back in 2012 (when One Piece was at its peak). Whatever prevents people from buying manga should normally also prevent them from going to a theater I would assume. I think the beginning of the new School year perhaps had a bigger effect than the earthquake on the sales plummeting. The quake was very localised (in less than 8% of the country) though of course the psychological effect of such a tragedy on the whole population cannot be left neglected.

Anyway, next week is a big holiday in Japan (Golden Week) so if any sales was lost last week, they will be recovered then. Shingeki generally has good legs so I'm expecting it to sell more than 100k+ copies in each of the next two weeks. One Piece for its part may still receive a surge in its volume sales in July with the upcoming movie.


Hopefully sales will be back to normal soon. Probably a lot of Japan workers lost their jobs? There's probably something that we are not aware of that's affecting these sales.

This snk volume is the most action pack volume since volume 12, so I find it hard to believe sales would drop especially on a volume like this.

Apr 21, 2016 9:33 AM by keragamming

Agafin said:
Awful sales all around, especially in the Top 5. One Piece hasn't had such a low total after two full weeks since June 2010. Shingeki no Kyojin too is back to around Spring 2013 levels. Nanatsu no Taizai seems to be in free fall ever since the anime ended. Unlike Tokyo Ghoul for example, it hasn't been capable of retaining its post anime boost numbers at all. Magi and Detective Conan did just fine though. Magi seems to have finally stabilised after several years of declining sales. Detective Conan was probably helped by the release of the movie and the 20th anniversary.

I do wonder what the impact of the earthquake had on these lower than expected sales though. OP and SnK were already down from their usual numbers last week, that was before the earthquake. Also, Detective Conan's 20th movie broke the movie franchise's opening weekend record by over 38% this weekend despite the earthquake, nearly selling as many tickets as a movie like Film Z did back in 2012 (when One Piece was at its peak). Whatever prevents people from buying manga should normally also prevent them from going to a theater I would assume. I think the beginning of the new School year perhaps had a bigger effect than the earthquake on the sales plummeting. The quake was very localised (in less than 8% of the country) though of course the psychological effect of such a tragedy on the whole population cannot be left neglected.

Anyway, next week is a big holiday in Japan (Golden Week) so if any sales was lost last week, they will be recovered then. Shingeki generally has good legs so I'm expecting it to sell more than 100k+ copies in each of the next two weeks. One Piece for its part may still receive a surge in its volume sales in July with the upcoming movie.


Impact of the earthquake was probably minimal since it took place on Kyushu island which hosts around 10% of Japan's population. And only 1% lives in the Kumamoto Prefecture.

Take the recent Conan movie for example, it 'only' lost 3% of its screens during its opening weekend because of the earthquake.

Apr 21, 2016 9:05 AM by Atamaaa

Agafin said:
Awful sales all around, especially in the Top 5. One Piece hasn't had such a low total after two full weeks since June 2010. Shingeki no Kyojin too is back to around Spring 2013 levels. Nanatsu no Taizai seems to be in free fall ever since the anime ended. Unlike Tokyo Ghoul for example, it hasn't been capable of retaining its post anime boost numbers at all. Magi and Detective Conan did just fine though. Magi seems to have finally stabilised after several years of declining sales. Detective Conan was probably helped by the release of the movie and the 20th anniversary.

I do wonder what the impact of the earthquake had on these lower than expected sales though. OP and SnK were already down from their usual numbers last week, that was before the earthquake. Also, Detective Conan's 20th movie broke the movie franchise's opening weekend record by over 38% this weekend despite the earthquake, nearly selling as many tickets as a movie like Film Z did back in 2012 (when One Piece was at its peak). Whatever prevents people from buying manga should normally also prevent them from going to a theater I would assume. I think the beginning of the new School year perhaps had a bigger effect than the earthquake on the sales plummeting. The quake was very localised (in less than 8% of the country) though of course the psychological effect of such a tragedy on the whole population cannot be left neglected.

Anyway, next week is a big holiday in Japan (Golden Week) so if any sales was lost last week, they will be recovered then. Shingeki generally has good legs so I'm expecting it to sell more than 100k+ copies in each of the next two weeks. One Piece for its part may still receive a surge in its volume sales in July with the upcoming movie.

The Taizai situation is unfortunate, hopefully the mini anime helps it out, I don't think a volume will sell 900k this year though.....

Apr 21, 2016 7:45 AM by chrisbj

Z4k said:
30. *23,609 *,796,633 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.6

I was hoping this would be the first volume of the series to cross 800k before it's out of the list. So close.

You never know......
I don't think any high profile new releases came out this week besides Kingdom so it may make the the top 50 for this week.......

Apr 21, 2016 7:36 AM by chrisbj

30. *23,609 *,796,633 Tokyo Ghoul:re Vol.6

I was hoping this would be the first volume of the series to cross 800k before it's out of the list. So close.

Apr 21, 2016 7:28 AM by Z4k

Awful sales all around, especially in the Top 5. One Piece hasn't had such a low total after two full weeks since June 2010. Shingeki no Kyojin too is back to around Spring 2013 levels. Nanatsu no Taizai seems to be in free fall ever since the anime ended. Unlike Tokyo Ghoul for example, it hasn't been capable of retaining its post anime boost numbers at all. Magi and Detective Conan did just fine though. Magi seems to have finally stabilised after several years of declining sales. Detective Conan was probably helped by the release of the movie and the 20th anniversary.

I do wonder what the impact of the earthquake had on these lower than expected sales though. OP and SnK were already down from their usual numbers last week, that was before the earthquake. Also, Detective Conan's 20th movie broke the movie franchise's opening weekend record by over 38% this weekend despite the earthquake, nearly selling as many tickets as a movie like Film Z did back in 2012 (when One Piece was at its peak). Whatever prevents people from buying manga should normally also prevent them from going to a theater I would assume. I think the beginning of the new School year perhaps had a bigger effect than the earthquake on the sales plummeting. The quake was very localised (in less than 8% of the country) though of course the psychological effect of such a tragedy on the whole population cannot be left neglected.

Anyway, next week is a big holiday in Japan (Golden Week) so if any sales was lost last week, they will be recovered then. Shingeki generally has good legs so I'm expecting it to sell more than 100k+ copies in each of the next two weeks. One Piece for its part may still receive a surge in its volume sales in July with the upcoming movie.

Apr 21, 2016 5:39 AM by Agafin

Nice to see all the volumes for Boku no Hero Academia got into the Top 50 this time. It should stay like that for a while though I hope it has strong legs for when the anime ends.

Wotaku sold really well for a series with just 2 volumes out. I guess it really deserves it since it's pretty funny and really relatable for otaku lol. Now we just need to wait for an anime announcement, hopefully from studios like Dogakobo or Kinema Citrus.

Apr 20, 2016 11:01 PM by EasyGo-er

Nachtwandler_21 said:
I remember SnK author saying he planned to finish on vol. 20. But I presume he will milk franchise at least for 10 more.

Isayama originally planned for a very tragic ending (with most of the main characters dying) around vol. 19 but because of the popularity of the anime, he decided to change the ending and that's why it's still ongoing. It'll prob end around vol 25 tho so

Apr 20, 2016 6:44 PM by MissOrange

Detective Conan.is still kicking ass.

Apr 20, 2016 6:05 PM by TheGeniusBaka

Jakerams said:
keragamming said:


He said around 20 volume not exactly at 20 volume. It was basically a estimate. And he has updated his statement saying it only has three more years left. And the reason for that is that he wanted to expand on some characters. Which means the series will end somewhere between 24-27 volume.

Snk is one of those series that can't be milked for years to come. If he wants to milk the series he would have to add in another plotline like aliens invading or some shit like that.
That sounds just like Muv Luv oh wait....


Yes it does. Wasn't even thinking about that.

Apr 20, 2016 5:29 PM by keragamming

scabab said:
One Piece sold less in 14 days than the previous volume sold in 7 days.

Earthquake, although it did have a slow debut week....

Apr 20, 2016 5:19 PM by chrisbj

One Piece sold less in 14 days than the previous volume sold in 7 days.

Apr 20, 2016 5:10 PM by scabab

keragamming said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
I remember SnK author saying he planned to finish on vol. 20. But I presume he will milk franchise at least for 10 more.


He said around 20 volume not exactly at 20 volume. It was basically a estimate. And he has updated his statement saying it only has three more years left. And the reason for that is that he wanted to expand on some characters. Which means the series will end somewhere between 24-27 volume.

Snk is one of those series that can't be milked for years to come. If he wants to milk the series he would have to add in another plotline like aliens invading or some shit like that.
That sounds just like Muv Luv oh wait....

Apr 20, 2016 5:08 PM by Jakerams

Nachtwandler_21 said:
I remember SnK author saying he planned to finish on vol. 20. But I presume he will milk franchise at least for 10 more.


He said around 20 volume not exactly at 20 volume. It was basically a estimate. And he has updated his statement saying it only has three more years left. And the reason for that is that he wanted to expand on some characters. Which means the series will end somewhere between 24-27 volume.

Snk is one of those series that can't be milked for years to come. If he wants to milk the series he would have to add in another plotline like aliens invading or some shit like that.

Apr 20, 2016 4:48 PM by keragamming

Nachtwandler_21 said:
I remember SnK author saying he planned to finish on vol. 20. But I presume he will milk franchise at least for 10 more.


16 volumes in the author said it was 60% done so it will end with around 27-30 volumes.

Apr 20, 2016 4:37 PM by harkan

Too 10 series

01) Attack on Titan (455 713)
02) One Piece (306 954)
03) Détective Conan (304 113)
04) Nanatsu no Taizai (263 909)
05) Magi (255 315)
06) Assassination Classroom (200 540)
07) My Hero Academia (179 572)
08) Magi – Sinbad no Bôken (133 561)
09) I am a Hero (119 223)
10) Natsume's Book of Friends (89 517)

Apr 20, 2016 4:33 PM by chrisbj

I remember SnK author saying he planned to finish on vol. 20. But I presume he will milk franchise at least for 10 more.

Apr 20, 2016 4:29 PM by Nachtwandler_21

17. *46,161 *,397,687 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.2
29. *23,826 *,*23,826 Tsurezure Children Vol.5

Glad to see these 2 series up there. It deserve their sales.

Apr 20, 2016 3:52 PM by sevenPocky

chrisbj said:
The one piece volume was already selling on the slower side, the eartquake seems to have slowed it down even more.....

And Taizai has been taken down to magi's level......

true but magi is miles ahead in terms of story

magi is the best shonen

Apr 20, 2016 3:34 PM by WhiteFlamee