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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Apr 18 - 24

by Snow
Apr 27, 2016 1:36 PM | 51 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for April 18 - 24

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

*1. 397,737 *,398,542 Kingdom Vol.42
*2. 258,551 *,258,854 Terra Formars Vol.17
*3. 214,196 *,440,326 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.20
*4. 161,450 1,294,831 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19
*5. 150,073 *,438,004 Detective Conan Vol.89
*6. 140,885 *,140,885 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.28
*7. 129,168 2,244,725 One Piece Vol.81
*8. 109,486 *,109,486 Golden Kamuy Vol.7
*9. *90,861 *,313,660 Magi Vol.29
10. *66,454 *,*66,454 Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.24

11. *63,004 *,*63,004 Angel Heart 2nd Season Vol.13
12. *55,279 *,722,912 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.19
13. *52,548 *,103,701 Mutsu Enmei-ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki Vol.17
14. *49,075 *,177,361 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.9
15. *47,250 *,*47,250 3x3 Eyes: Genjuu no Mori no Sounansha Vol.3
16. *46,417 *,*94,565 Seitokai Yakuindomo Vol.13
17. *46,248 *,*46,248 Minamoto-kun Monogatari Vol.9
18. *46,045 *,*46,045 Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge Vol.6
19. *44,423 *,126,321 Suki tte Ii na yo. Vol.16
20. *40,733 *,383,599 Natsume Yuujinchou Vol.20

21. *39,811 *,*39,811 Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: After School Vol.2
22. *39,432 *,*39,432 Inuyashiki Vol.6
23. *38,208 *,*84,108 Kyokou Suiri Vol.3
24. *37,900 *,111,667 L♥DK Vol.20
25. *37,744 *,*37,744 Fukumenkei Noise Vol.9
26. *37,341 *,*37,341 Monster Girl Vol.8
27. *36,842 *,129,031 I Am a Hero Vol.20
28. *36,474 *,*70,049 Area no Kishi Vol.51
29. *35,579 *,313,251 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.8
30. *33,140 *,*65,355 Enen no Shouboutai Vol.2

31. *32,487 *,430,174 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.2
32. *31,117 *,*31,117 W-Juliet II Vol.5
33. *30,894 *,*31,253 Zettai Karen Children Vol.45
34. *30,555 *,*62,320 Days Vol.16
35. *29,848 *,*99,590 Gozen 0-ji, Kiss shi ni Kite yo Vol.3
36. *28,787 *,*28,939 Imawa no Kuni no Alice Vol.18
37. *27,872 *,*27,872 Tokiwa Kitareri!! Vol.6
38. *25,595 *,*25,595 Vanitas no Carte Vol.1
39. *24,893 *,*24,893 Colette wa Shinu Koto ni Shita Vol.4
40. *24,788 *,138,520 Yume no Shizuku Kin no Torikago Vol.8

41. *23,155 *,*23,476 Kyoukai no Rinne Vol.30
42. *22,734 *,*22,734 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Vol.13
43. *22,416 *,*35,888 Nobunaga no Chef Vol.15
44. *22,357 *,*59,608 Peace Maker Kurogane Vol.10
45. *22,264 *,*22,264 Terra Formars Gaiden: Onizuka Keiji
46. *21,658 *,*21,658 Gurazeni: Tokyo Dome-hen Vol.6
47. *21,570 *,*21,570 Madame Petit Vol.7
48. *20,554 *,*44,380 Tsurezure Children Vol.5
49. *20,521 *,*20,521 Salaryman Kintarou: 50-sai Vol.4
50. *20,111 *,*42,518 Mayoe! Nanatsu no Taizai Gakuen! Vol.3

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Hurray to Kingdom!

Apr 28, 2016 7:39 PM by kyouche29

Z4k said:
ChocoBar9 said:
Ratings patterns for Nichigo has changed a lot since then and has never been consistent so saying that the performance of one show dictates how another should do is unethical especially when it aired 5 years prior to it.

In case you try to out words in my mouth again, what I initially stated and meant was that IBO's "bad" performance has nothing to do with BnHA's first episode performance. There is no evidence that backs up your claim here.

And I'm telling you that your claim isn't relevant due to the time frame and I have several claims to back up my own for the sheer fact that you outright neglected to argue Arslan poor last episode reception having an effect on IBO's premiere is proof enough and the fact that BnHA second episode increased in ratings in its subsequent episode rather than drop.
Denying it only makes you looks stupider.

Am I missing a joke here?

In this situation the only joke here is you.
How is Blue Exorcist performance relevant to IBO or BnHA?

It shows that your claim is false since Blue Exorcist had a good start despite Star driver's shit ratings. But hey before you bring up your excuse that it was a long time ago then let me remind you that Gundam AGE's last episode had a rating of 1.4 and Magi's first episode still started well with a rating of 3.8.

And lets bring up IBO's premier episode which was a 2.7 coming from Arslan final episode which was a 2.4 and it should be noted that unlike both of your claims this is actually recent not from three years ago. I also should mention that IBO's last episode rating was a 1.8. You lose again.

Actually I did. Gave two examples of how using that as a rebuttal is pointless.

They were irrelevant to the argument here.

They weren't. You just coming come up with a rebuttal
And even in the link you provided it showed how Arslan 2.4 last episode ratings effected IBOs premiere which was the lowest Gundam ratings on the block.

That doesn't really prove anything when you look at Haikyuu's last episode which also had 2.4 and yet Nanatsu no Taizai still started well with a rating of 4.9. By the way, this happened in 2014.

Which was two years ago meanwhile I'm using an example from less than a year ago. Actually it does, it shows that Arslan's slump of a finale effected IBO's premiere the same way IBO's finale effected BnHAs premiere, you're trying to prove a consistent value in the ratings when they all fall inconsistently by using examples from years back forgetting that each one had different circumstances back then. Ao no Exorcist 2199 and NnT are abnormalities since their premieres weren't effected by the last episode slumps but the rest were.
To further drive this point home.

R2 Final (3.5) -> 00 S2 Premiere (4.5) - 1.0 growth but lower debut than the first season

00 S2 Finale (3.5) -> FMA2 Premiere (3.8) - 0.3 growth

FMA2 Finale (3.4) - > Basara S2 (5.3) - 1.8 growth which was elevated due to FMA2's great average

Basara S2 Finale (2.3) - > Star Driver Premiere (1.2) 1.1 drop mainly due to Basara's poor performance

Star Driver Finale (1.8) - > Ao no exorcist premiere (4.1) 2.3 growth. Abnormality

Ao no Exorcist Finale (3.2) - > Gundam AGE premiere (3.6) 0.4 increase

Gundam AGE Finale (1.4) - > Magi S1 premiere (3.8) 2.4 growth. Abnormality

Magi S1 Finale (2.0) - > Yamato 2199 premiere (5.7) 3.7 growth. Abnormality

Yamato 2199 finale (2.5) - > Magi S2 premiere (3.0) 0.5 growth but lower than S1 premiere

Magi S2 Finale (3.0) - > HQ premiere (3.1) 0.1 growth

HQ Finale (2.4) - > NnT premiere (4.9) 2.5 growth. Abnormality

NnT Finale (6.3) - > Arslan premiere (4.5) 1.8 drop. NnT great performance with an unusually high last episode ratings helped Arslan a lot.

Arslan Finale (2.4) -> IBO premiere (2.7) 0.3 growth. Lowest premiere for a Gundam anime

IBO Finale (1.8) - > BnHA premiere (1.9) 0.1 increase.

Ao No Exorcist, Magi S1, 2199 and NnT are the only premieres that didn't get effected by a poor averaging show everything else did. FMA, Basara S2 and Arslan's premiers were mainly because they came after shows with high averages everything else got hit the same.

Apr 28, 2016 7:02 PM by ChocoBar9

ChocoBar9 said:
Ratings patterns for Nichigo has changed a lot since then and has never been consistent so saying that the performance of one show dictates how another should do is unethical especially when it aired 5 years prior to it.

Now you're putting words in my mouth. Please cite exactly where I made the claim that BnHA will continue to perform badly. In case you try to out words in my mouth again, what I initially stated and meant was that IBO's "bad" performance has nothing to do with BnHA's first episode performance. There is no evidence that backs up your claim here.
Denying it only makes you looks stupider.

Am I missing a joke here?
How is Blue Exorcist performance relevant to IBO or BnHA?

It shows that your claim is false since Blue Exorcist had a good start despite Star driver's shit ratings. But hey before you bring up your excuse that it was a long time ago then let me remind you that Gundam AGE's last episode had a rating of 1.4 and Magi's first episode still started well with a rating of 3.8.
Actually I did. Gave two examples of how using that as a rebuttal is pointless.

They were irrelevant to the argument here.
And even in the link you provided it showed how Arslan 2.4 last episode ratings effected IBOs premiere which was the lowest Gundam ratings on the block.

That doesn't really prove anything when you look at Haikyuu's last episode which also had 2.4 and yet Nanatsu no Taizai still started well with a rating of 4.9. By the way, this happened in 2014.

Apr 28, 2016 6:00 PM by Z4k

Guess you got assblasted over the TG comment.
Z4k said:
ChocoBar9 said:
That was five years ago

How is that even remotely relevant?

Ratings patterns for Nichigo has changed a lot since then and has never been consistent so saying that the performance of one show dictates how another should do is unethical especially when it aired 5 years prior to it.
You're the same idiot that keeps bringing that up as evidence for anything on /a/ as well.

Ok now you're losing me here

Denying it only makes you looks stupider.
I'm just going by what's being said on yaraon and 2ch especially since subsequent episodes tend to decrease not increase and to show how baseless your argument is Basara S2 debuted with a 5.3 and had a huge drop in the subsequent episodes that towards the end of its run it had the fourth lowest average in the block's history.

Again how is that relevant to IBO ruining Boku no hero's performance? You're not explaining anything here.

How is Blue Exorcist performance relevant to IBO or BnHA? Actually I did. Gave two examples of how using that as a rebuttal is pointless. And even in the link you provided it showed how Arslan 2.4 last episode ratings effected IBOs premiere which was the lowest Gundam ratings on the block.

Apr 28, 2016 5:10 PM by ChocoBar9

ChocoBar9 said:
That was five years ago

How is that even remotely relevant?
You're the same idiot that keeps bringing that up as evidence for anything on /a/ as well.

Ok now you're losing me here
I'm just going by what's being said on yaraon and 2ch especially since subsequent episodes tend to decrease not increase and to show how baseless your argument is Basara S2 debuted with a 5.3 and had a huge drop in the subsequent episodes that towards the end of its run it had the fourth lowest average in the block's history.

Again how is that relevant to IBO ruining Boku no hero's performance? You're not explaining anything here.
chrisbj said:
Z4k said:

What is with that excuse? Blue Exorcist aired after Star Driver and the first episode debuted with a rating of 4.1 and the second with 3.4.

Can I have the source for the nichigo ratings please?..

http://raptor.2ch.net//test/read.cgi/livejupiter/1460561813/3?v=pc

Apr 28, 2016 5:05 PM by Z4k

Z4k said:
ChocoBar9 said:

The first episode of Star Driver scored a 1.2 so you're wrong on that regard. Second episode seem to have fared better with a 2.4, I guess the speculations that it was because of IBO's piss poor performance that caused the viewership to drop were true and it rose a bit after it ended.

What is with that excuse? Blue Exorcist aired after Star Driver and the first episode debuted with a rating of 4.1 and the second with 3.4.

Can I have the source for the nichigo ratings please?..

Apr 28, 2016 4:38 PM by chrisbj

Z4k said:
ChocoBar9 said:

The first episode of Star Driver scored a 1.2 so you're wrong on that regard. Second episode seem to have fared better with a 2.4, I guess the speculations that it was because of IBO's piss poor performance that caused the viewership to drop were true and it rose a bit after it ended.

What is with that excuse? Blue Exorcist aired after Star Driver and the first episode debuted with a rating of 4.1 and the second with 3.4.

That was five years ago. You're the same idiot that keeps bringing that up as evidence for anything on /a/ as well. I'm just going by what's being said on yaraon and 2ch especially since subsequent episodes tend to decrease not increase and to show how baseless your argument is Basara S2 debuted with a 5.3 and had a huge drop in the subsequent episodes that towards the end of its run it had the fourth lowest average in the block's history.

Apr 28, 2016 4:13 PM by ChocoBar9

ChocoBar9 said:
Dab1za9 said:


It also doing badly on TV Rating lowest in Nichigo history the first episode was 1.9

The first episode of Star Driver scored a 1.2 so you're wrong on that regard. Second episode seem to have fared better with a 2.4, I guess the speculations that it was because of IBO's piss poor performance that caused the viewership to drop were true and it rose a bit after it ended.

What is with that excuse? Blue Exorcist aired after Star Driver and the first episode debuted with a rating of 4.1 and the second with 3.4.

Apr 28, 2016 3:49 PM by Z4k

Dab1za9 said:
RedHair-Shanks said:
My hero academia boost has been really underwhelming. we thought it would be the next one piece or naruto and it seems it will be 500k seller.


It also doing badly on TV Rating lowest in Nichigo history the first episode was 1.9

The first episode of Star Driver scored a 1.2 so you're wrong on that regard. Second episode seem to have fared better with a 2.4, I guess the speculations that it was because of IBO's piss poor performance that caused the viewership to drop were true and it rose a bit after it ended. Can't comment on manga sales since these things just tend to be a crapshoot all things considered, always seems whenever there's a push campaign its met with dismal results yet shit like Tokyo Ghoul was an unexpected hit.

Apr 28, 2016 3:26 PM by ChocoBar9

harkan said:
geralt said:
I don't think anyone had any hopes for it to reach OP's sales (at least not anyone reasonable), but the boost so far definitely seems smaller than what I was expecting. The threshold this week wasn't exactly low, though and looking at the weekly manga series sales it seems BNHA's backlog volumes sold 19k on average, which is decent.
It does seem as if those who were skeptical about its potential will end up being right, though. Naruto numbers are out of the question and even reaching Haikyuu and Tokyo Ghoul's level is probably a stretch.


Have you got sales number for naruto when it was only 8 volumes in?

I don't think there is any but we do know the print numbers of Naruto when it only had 6 volumes and it was 5 million copies in print.

Apr 28, 2016 9:36 AM by Z4k

Curious as to why the anime itself isn't doing so well. In the west, it's been extremely popular, to the point of getting a broadcast dub along with the DVD dub.

I haven't really been following because I've been struggling to get into the manga, but how are the production values of the anime? And how faithful has it been to the manga?

Rather surprised by the (lack of) massive boost by the series.

Apr 28, 2016 9:21 AM by MysticLeviathan

Glad to see Kingdom, I am a Hero, Natsume sell well.

Apr 28, 2016 8:15 AM by alpha_shadow

Dab1za9 said:
RedHair-Shanks said:
My hero academia boost has been really underwhelming. we thought it would be the next one piece or naruto and it seems it will be 500k seller.


It also doing badly on TV Rating lowest in Nichigo history the first episode was 1.9

Wow, thats like a slap in the face for the people sasying its the next naruto.

Apr 28, 2016 8:11 AM by AdmiralKizaru98

RedHair-Shanks said:
My hero academia boost has been really underwhelming. we thought it would be the next one piece or naruto and it seems it will be 500k seller.


It also doing badly on TV Rating lowest in Nichigo history the first episode was 1.9

Apr 28, 2016 8:05 AM by Dab1za9

geralt said:
RedHair-Shanks said:
My hero academia boost has been really underwhelming. we thought it would be the next one piece or naruto and it seems it will be 500k seller.
I don't think anyone had any hopes for it to reach OP's sales (at least not anyone reasonable), but the boost so far definitely seems smaller than what I was expecting. The threshold this week wasn't exactly low, though and looking at the weekly manga series sales it seems BNHA's backlog volumes sold 19k on average, which is decent.
It does seem as if those who were skeptical about its potential will end up being right, though. Naruto numbers are out of the question and even reaching Haikyuu and Tokyo Ghoul's level is probably a stretch.


Have you got sales number for naruto when it was only 8 volumes in?

Apr 28, 2016 7:46 AM by harkan

geralt said:
RedHair-Shanks said:
My hero academia boost has been really underwhelming. we thought it would be the next one piece or naruto and it seems it will be 500k seller.
I don't think anyone had any hopes for it to reach OP's sales (at least not anyone reasonable), but the boost so far definitely seems smaller than what I was expecting. The threshold this week wasn't exactly low, though and looking at the weekly manga series sales it seems BNHA's backlog volumes sold 19k on average, which is decent.
It does seem as if those who were skeptical about its potential will end up being right, though. Naruto numbers are out of the question and even reaching Haikyuu and Tokyo Ghoul's level is probably a stretch.


At this rate it will be lucky to reach OPM's level. I hope it does because it deserves to and I want to believe it will get a slight boost later on, because nothing of note has really happened in the anime yet. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

Apr 28, 2016 7:37 AM by lukeycow

RedHair-Shanks said:
My hero academia boost has been really underwhelming. we thought it would be the next one piece or naruto and it seems it will be 500k seller.
I don't think anyone had any hopes for it to reach OP's sales (at least not anyone reasonable), but the boost so far definitely seems smaller than what I was expecting. The threshold this week wasn't exactly low, though and looking at the weekly manga series sales it seems BNHA's backlog volumes sold 19k on average, which is decent.
It does seem as if those who were skeptical about its potential will end up being right, though. Naruto numbers are out of the question and even reaching Haikyuu and Tokyo Ghoul's level is probably a stretch.

Apr 28, 2016 3:18 AM by geralt

Glad to see Nanatsu no Taizai doing well as always xD but Tokiwa Kitareri has pique my interest never heard of the manga but it looks so interesting, action and martial arts I'm sold gonna go look it up on my app hopefully I can find it.

Apr 28, 2016 1:08 AM by -Janet

My hero academia boost has been really underwhelming. we thought it would be the next one piece or naruto and it seems it will be 500k seller.

Apr 28, 2016 1:05 AM by RedHair-Shanks

Golden Kamuy being 7th is quite cool, only read 2 chapters of it so far tho >.>

Apr 27, 2016 11:05 PM by Snappynator