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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for Apr 25 - May 1

by Snow
May 4, 2016 1:42 PM | 54 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for April 25 - May 1

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

*1. 208,237 *,208,237 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.8
*2. 131,767 *,132,701 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Vol.15
*3. 126,499 *,267,384 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.28
*4. 110,836 *,509,378 Kingdom Vol.42
*5. 103,664 1,398,495 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19
*6. *99,741 *,100,068 Nijiiro Days Vol.12
*7. *94,747 *,353,601 Terra Formars Vol.17
*8. *88,252 2,332,977 One Piece Vol.81
*9. *86,638 *,*86,638 Oooku Vol.13
10. *85,641 *,525,967 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.20

11. *82,959 *,*82,959 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.19
12. *81,647 *,*81,921 Tsubasa to Hotaru Vol.7
13. *70,246 *,*70,246 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.2
14. *68,843 *,506,847 Detective Conan Vol.89
15. *66,451 *,*66,451 Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai Vol.5
16. *57,536 *,*57,536 Super Lovers Vol.9
17. *55,286 *,101,331 Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge Vol.6
18. *55,113 *,*55,538 Sensei Kunshu Vol.9
19. *48,080 *,*49,020 Ashi-Girl Vol.7
20. *47,953 *,361,613 Magi Vol.29

21. *47,662 *,*87,094 Inuyashiki Vol.6
22. *45,044 *,767,956 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Vol.19
23. *38,980 *,*38,980 Ore Yome. Ore no Yome ni Nare yo Vol.6
24. *38,553 *,148,039 Golden Kamuy Vol.7
25. *37,928 *,*37,928 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio Vol.12
26. *36,231 *,102,685 Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.24
27. *35,480 *,465,654 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.2
28. *32,642 *,*32,642 12-sai. Vol.9
29. *32,331 *,345,582 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.8
30. *31,903 *,*32,468 Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monshou - Monshou wo Tsugu Monotachi e Vol.24

31. *31,659 *,*31,865 Kedamono Kareshi Vol.12
32. *30,711 *,*30,947 Karneval Vol.17
33. *30,554 *,*56,149 Vanitas no Carte Vol.1
34. *30,335 *,*30,335 Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru Vol.15
35. *29,678 *,*29,678 Bonnou Puzzle Vol.5
36. *29,536 *,*92,540 Angel Heart 2nd Season Vol.13
37. *28,623 *,*28,623 Sekai wa Nakajima ni Koi wo Suru!! Vol.1
38. *28,270 *,*28,565 Nanoka no Kare Vol.9
39. *27,078 *,*49,812 Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. Vol.13
40. *26,964 *,*26,964 Motokare←Retry Vol.4

41. *26,847 *,410,446 Natsume Yuujinchou Vol.20
42. *26,762 *,204,123 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.9
43. *26,676 *,*41,391 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid Vol.16
44. *25,979 *,*25,979 Binetsu Kuukan Vol.1
45. *25,790 *,152,111 Suki tte Ii na yo. Vol.16
46. *25,035 *,*25,035 Ashita no 3600-byou Vol.2
47. *24,339 *,*24,339 Hakubo no Chronicle Vol.8
48. *23,679 *,*23,679 Graineliers Vol.2
49. *23,470 *,*43,204 Kasane Vol.8
50. *23,216 *,134,883 L♥DK Vol.20

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Yay! Erased! And Super Lovers and Tanaka Kun!

May 5, 2016 8:52 PM by Machination

WhiteFlamee said:
Boku no hero is a lil over 1 million in sales. If it doesnt reach 2 million by the half way mark then its not the next big thing lol

shueisha/jump are fucking stupid if they think this deku guy is going to be the next big thing. Bones is not doing a good job I dont see the boost I was expecting.



Give Bleach its anime back and those backlog sales of previous volumes will skyrocket.


Completely agree. Too bad WSJ is rushing like hell to find a new big thing. This isn't gonna end well.

May 5, 2016 1:06 PM by j1mla

Thread Cleaned + User taken care of

Insults will not be tolerated.

May 5, 2016 10:38 AM by Tyrel

geralt said:
This volume of One Piece actually did better than the previous one

Ah yeah, my bad.

@ChocoBar9, Not sure if your serious or trolling but BnHA is not doing as well as Naruto or One Piece were doing at a comparable point, there really is no argument there. It's not like that's a bad thing or something, 99% of manga are no different.

May 5, 2016 9:52 AM by Agafin

Whoaa glad to see Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji selling so well even if the Dvd's sold poorly the anime definitely needs another season. I need more of my sadist Kyouya-san <3

But what left me in shock was how well Nijiiro days manga sold, though wish the dvd's would sell better with only 294 bought at the moment it will certainly not be getting a second season anytime soon D: I also notice a lot shoujo manga took over this week -laughs evilly- it was about time to many shounen annoys me.

May 5, 2016 9:39 AM by -Janet

Digital sales

back in 1999, 2000 or 2001 digital sales weren't a thing but now it is a thing.

So comparing Naruto and BNHA based on print numbers isn't really adequate

May 5, 2016 9:12 AM by harkan

Z4k said:
ChocoBar9 said:
Yes but they're not the amount it sold AT THE TIME, they’re the amount it sold in total which is anywhere from 2000 to 2006, the date is when they were released not the amount it sold in that exact time frame.

I already told you to stop putting words in my mouth because they're "print numbers" not copies sold. Your reading comprehension has some serious issues since the data for volume 1-6 is for 2000-2001. They're not the amount sold but the number of copies in print until 2001. This is exactly like the tweet by BnHA's twitter account which recently posted the number of copies in print.

And your "print numbers" does not coincide with the date of release since that site counts re-releases not the amount printed on the time of release hence why I said the data is appacle and YOU need to actually read your links. Nothing in there states that when either had their respective volumes released they sold over 1 million because no series from Shuiesha had a 1 million print run on their first release because not only is that entirely risky its also impossible.

May 5, 2016 8:10 AM by ChocoBar9

34. *30,335 *,*30,335 Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru Vol.15

this actually surprised me

May 5, 2016 7:29 AM by moodie

Agafin said:
After four weeks:

*4. 130,195 1,587,692 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
*5. 103,664 1,398,495 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19

*7. *66,091 2,627,172 One Piece Vol.80
*8. *88,252 2,332,977 One Piece Vol.81

Snk vol.19 is 12% down on vol.18's sales at the same point while OP vol.81 is 11.2% down so both of them have lost more or less the same number of readers at this point in time(relatively speaking). Both also sold less in their fourth weeks than their respective counterparts did. However, they still have five days of Golden Week coming ahead so I expect them to do better than their predecessors in their respective fifth weeks.
This volume of One Piece actually did better than the previous one, but either way unless legs improve for both OP and SnK starting next week, the upcoming movie and second season will have to do something for their respective series as a >10% decline is quite significant.

May 5, 2016 6:45 AM by geralt

ChocoBar9 said:
Yes but they're not the amount it sold AT THE TIME, they’re the amount it sold in total which is anywhere from 2000 to 2006, the date is when they were released not the amount it sold in that exact time frame.

I already told you to stop putting words in my mouth because they're "print numbers" not copies sold. Your reading comprehension has some serious issues since the data for volume 1-6 is for 2000-2001. They're not the amount sold but the number of copies in print until 2001. This is exactly like the tweet by BnHA's twitter account which recently posted the number of copies in print.

https://twitter.com/myheroacademia/status/695132710877028353
おかげさまでコミックスは累計370万部突破!この勢いで突っ走っていきたいと思います。4月からのアニメもよろしくお願いします。

It pretty much states the number of prints for volume 1-7 which was 3.7 million. Now that doesn't mean all of those seven volumes have sold exactly 3.7 million copies in total because if you go back and add them up, you'll get something less

http://myanimelist.net/news/45682864

All volumes had charted in that list. When you add the first seven volumes you get 3.2 million copies sold and it's almost 3.6 million if you include volume 8's sales.

May 5, 2016 6:24 AM by Z4k

Z4k said:
ChocoBar9 said:
.....those are the dates when the volumes were released.

Nope the date indicates the time the data was released. Volume 1-5 for Naruto were released in 2000 and the date for volume 1-6's print number is in April 2001. Just before volume 7 was out.

Yes but they're not the amount it sold AT THE TIME, they’re the amount it sold in total which is anywhere from 2000 to 2006, the date is when they were released not the amount it sold in that exact time frame.

May 5, 2016 5:44 AM by ChocoBar9

ChocoBar9 said:
.....those are the dates when the volumes were released.

Nope the date indicates the time the data was released. Volume 1-5 for Naruto were released in 2000 and the date for volume 1-6's print number is in April 2001. Just before volume 7 was out.

May 5, 2016 4:54 AM by Z4k

Agafin said:
After four weeks:

*4. 130,195 1,587,692 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
*5. 103,664 1,398,495 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19

*7. *66,091 2,627,172 One Piece Vol.80
*8. *88,252 2,332,977 One Piece Vol.81

Snk vol.19 is 12% down on vol.18's sales at the same point while OP vol.81 is 11.2% down so both of them have lost more or less the same number of readers at this point in time(relatively speaking). Both also sold less in their fourth weeks than their respective counterparts did. However, they still have five days of Golden Week coming ahead so I expect them to do better than their predecessors in their respective fifth weeks.
____________________________________________________________________

Weekly Top 10

1/ Boku dake ga inai machi/Erased (243 750)
2/ Kingdom (209 983)
3/ Boku no Hero Academia (186 185)
4/ Terra Formars (171 321)
5/ Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji (145 851)
6/ Uchuu Kyoudai/Space Brothers (137 092)
7/ Shingeki no Kyojin (133 105)
8/ ONE PIECE (129 517)
9/ Assassination Classroom (116 537)
10/ Seven Deadly Sins (115 186)

So the backlog volumes of BnHA sold 22k on average... that's actually a lot. The very high thresholds are preventing us from seeing what their cumulative totals are but I assume volume 1 is closing in on 600k right now. I still think that the individual volumes will end up in the 500k to 600k yearly range overall (perhaps slightly less).

And Kingdom's boost doesn't seem to be completely over.
Thanks for the info on the top 10 this week, I'm really happy on how BNHA is doing manga sale-wise

May 5, 2016 3:44 AM by Norjack2

After four weeks:

*4. 130,195 1,587,692 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.18
*5. 103,664 1,398,495 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19

*7. *66,091 2,627,172 One Piece Vol.80
*8. *88,252 2,332,977 One Piece Vol.81

Snk vol.19 is 12% down on vol.18's sales at the same point while OP vol.81 is 11.2% down so both of them have lost more or less the same number of readers at this point in time(relatively speaking). Both also sold less in their fourth weeks than their respective counterparts did. However, they still have five days of Golden Week coming ahead so I expect them to do better than their predecessors in their respective fifth weeks.
____________________________________________________________________

Weekly Top 10

1/ Boku dake ga inai machi/Erased (243 750)
2/ Kingdom (209 983)
3/ Boku no Hero Academia (186 185)
4/ Terra Formars (171 321)
5/ Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji (145 851)
6/ Uchuu Kyoudai/Space Brothers (137 092)
7/ Shingeki no Kyojin (133 105)
8/ ONE PIECE (129 517)
9/ Assassination Classroom (116 537)
10/ Seven Deadly Sins (115 186)

So the backlog volumes of BnHA sold 22k on average... that's actually a lot. The very high thresholds are preventing us from seeing what their cumulative totals are but I assume volume 1 is closing in on 600k right now. I still think that the individual volumes will end up in the 500k to 600k yearly range overall (perhaps slightly less).

And Kingdom's boost doesn't seem to be completely over.

May 5, 2016 3:25 AM by Agafin

Nice! Awesome sales for Kingdom and Natsume.

May 5, 2016 3:19 AM by alpha_shadow

nice to see natsume yuujinchu make 400k

May 5, 2016 3:12 AM by Gintoki_KotAro

ChocoBar9 said:
I knew it. Those are re-releases..

Uh what?
http://www.geocities.jp/wj_log/rank/rank0.html#%E3%83%8A%E3%83%AB%E3%83%88

1~6巻 累計600万部 <産経新聞2001年4月7日朝刊> (It was 6 million before volume 7 was out)

It has dates listed with them. Why are you lying lmao? Forget that, why aren't you even posting any of your sources?
Neither OP nor Naruto sold 1 million copies in their first releases since Shuiesha only distributes a certain number of copies before increasing their print runs. Way to fail

And it never said OP's first release print was 1 million. It clearly states volume 1's first print was 300k.
http://www.geocities.jp/wj_log/rank/rank0.html#%E3%83%AF%E3%83%B3%E3%83%94

1997年時点(1巻)※ 累計30万部

Nice try by the way.

May 5, 2016 2:05 AM by Z4k

Nice to see Kingdom hitting 500k

May 5, 2016 1:50 AM by G_Spark233

ChocoBar9 said:
This obsession over BnHA not reaching Naruto status already is getting pathetic especially when Naruto didn't start selling in the millions per copy 8 volumes in (at 10 volumes it had sold 5 million copies while at 8 volumes BnHA is at 3.9 million) we're just have to wait by the end of the year to see fruition but volume 8 has some steady legs as it is.
harkan said:
Boku no hero academia rankings in Shonen jump are amazing and it still has a lot of time for improvement, dunno why try and knock it for not reaching Naruto level manga sales at(at the moment).

In fact it has already replaced the hole left by Naruto , Its one of the most popular titles in Weekly Shounen Jump , Shueisha want to revitalize jump and their young titles like Black clover and Boku no hero academia doing well in the rankings are great for them (But will they push the Jump towards another golden age?)

Golden age of Jump was when Dragon Ball and Slam Dunk were in it for those who don't know

Not quite, Jump's Golden Age was in the 80's when they had non-stop hits like Fist of the North Star, Saint Seiya and of course Dragon Ball and had its highest circulations during that period where every other person was reading Jump it was during the 90's the sales started to drop and reached its lowest that even Shounen Sunday started to beat it after Dragonball ended and didn't have another hit until Rurouni Kenshin and then the onslaught of One Piece, Hunter x Hunter and Naruto came and brought its circulations up again. It does seem like they're in the midst of finding their next successors now that Naruto and AssClass are done and Bleach, Gintama and apparently Toriko are wrapping up within the next year.


Golden age was mid 80s to mid 90s
Dragon ball , Slam dunk and Yu hakusho and many other manga that we consider classics were serialized back then
in fact the highest circulation numbers were from 1990 to 1995 dunno why you tried to exclude it.
Dragon ball ended in 1995 and Slam Dunk in 1996, 1997 and 1998 the sales of shounen plummeted, it still has never reached the same heights of the golden age again

May 5, 2016 1:40 AM by harkan

ChocoBar9 said:
Z4k said:

This guy again...
I don't know where you got the incorrect data for Naruto but it had 5 million copies in print at volume 6.


Up for another round of you being proven wrong again? Got any pre-2008 data on how much the firsr volume of Naruto sold on 2000 that isn't a guesstimate or from re-releases?

You wish buddy and no it's not a random guess unlike yours.

http://www.geocities.jp/wj_log/rank/

Let me see your sources.

May 4, 2016 10:39 PM by Z4k