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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for May 9 - 15

by Snow
May 18, 2016 2:53 PM | 38 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for May 9 - 15

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

*1. 261,197 *,263,931 Arslan Senki Vol.5
*2. 119,027 *,235,870 Ajin Vol.8
*3. 104,462 *,629,433 Haikyuu!! Vol.21
*4. *97,957 *,518,303 Kuroko no Basket: Extra Game Vol.2
*5. *73,259 *,*73,482 Koi to Uso Vol.4
*6. *71,250 *,*71,250 Tokyo Tarareba-jou Vol.5
*7. *65,662 *,350,745 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.18
*8. *62,879 *,357,154 Bleach Vol.72
*9. *61,956 *,*62,164 Btooom! Vol.20
10. *59,342 *,*59,342 Torikae Baya Vol.9

11. *56,230 *,283,239 Owari no Seraph Vol.11
12. *45,493 *,277,083 Gintama Vol.64
13. *40,716 *,372,259 Boku dake ga Inai Machi Vol.8
14. *37,249 *,*37,249 Kuragehime Vol.16
15. *36,457 *,192,104 Platinum End Vol.2
16. *34,750 *,167,695 Toshokan Sensou: Love & War Bessatsu-hen Vol.2
17. *32,752 *,*66,636 Baki-Dou Vol.11
18. *31,337 1,504,273 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.19
19. *30,848 *,*51,567 Finder no Mitsuyaku Limited Edition
20. *30,538 *,*30,538 Aria Kanzenban: Aria The Masterpiece Vol.3

21. *29,713 *,*29,713 Soredemo Boku wa Kimi ga Suki Vol.7
22. *27,545 2,423,148 One Piece Vol.81
23. *24,289 *,590,123 Kingdom Vol.42
24. *23,445 *,*23,445 Caste Heaven Vol.2
25. *23,153 *,*30,620 Sword Art Online: Girls Ops Vol.3
26. *22,984 *,118,783 Black Clover Vol.6
27. *22,640 *,164,277 Oooku Vol.13
28. *21,829 *,600,410 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.20
29. *21,784 *,427,811 Terra Formars Vol.17
30. *20,105 *,*39,558 Darwin's Game Vol.9

31. *19,875 *,131,944 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.2
32. *19,827 *,335,149 Uchuu Kyoudai Vol.28
33. *19,605 *,106,114 Kuroko no Basket: Replace Plus Vol.3
34. *19,389 *,197,596 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Vol.15
35. *19,088 *,*20,909 Triage X Vol.13
36. *18,488 *,513,115 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol.2
37. *18,357 *,*18,357 Boku wa Mari no Naka Vol.8
38. *17,552 *,394,492 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.8
39. *17,365 *,*17,365 Happiness Vol.3
40. *17,026 *,562,581 Detective Conan Vol.89

41. *16,462 *,*16,462 Tenkuu Shinpan Vol.8
42. *16,452 *,*26,943 Shoujo Fujuubun Vol.1
43. *16,240 *,607,446 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.2
44. *16,010 *,*16,010 Dorei-ku: Boku to 23-nin no Dorei Vol.9
45. *15,807 *,544,313 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.4
46. *15,630 *,621,647 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.1
47. *15,615 *,*25,601 Kantai Collection Comic a la Carte: Maizuru Chinjufu-hen Vol.11
48. *15,494 *,*71,322 Mizutama Honey Boy Vol.4
49. *15,363 *,108,561 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio Vol.12
50. *15,298 *,573,599 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.3

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Agafin said:
harkan said:

So i don't know french so how does this work.

The first column is first print numbers? and the second column is total print numbers in the year(2015) in this case. the numbers that are in green are the ones where it had some sort of extra print?


From left to right (columns):

Volume->Initial Circulation (print) of said volume->Total circulation of said volume (till end of 2015)->Total Circulation of the whole series in 2015->Total circulation of the whole series from its start till the end of 2015.

For example, Ajin's 7th volume had an initial print number of 400k units but it was later reprinted and ended 2015 with 440k units. The series as a whole (which means every volume) had 1.44 million copies printed in 2015 alone and 4.17 million overall (at the end of 2015, which means that by now it should be higher with the new volume and the anime boost).


only data i found of Print numbers before was these two

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-06-06/manga-with-biggest-1st-printings-from-kodansha-shogakukan-shueisha-2014-2015/.88955 (april 2014 -march 2015)

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-08/manga-with-biggest-1st-printings-from-kodansha-shogakukan-shueisha (april 2013 - march 2014

yeah its pretty clear that the first print numbers for both have fallen , not sure if its really significant since they adjust it according to sales and sales are effected by the current content of the volume, and this recent volume of OP wasn't exactly filled with action, next volume is in july don't think it will do much better either though

on another page shame this Bnha anime won't get to the best moments of the manga so far, the recent chapters have been fantastic and they will be included in volume 9. From looking at these numbers i guess that volume 9 of BnHA will probably have 700-800k first print

May 21, 2016 3:26 AM by harkan

harkan said:

So i don't know french so how does this work.

The first column is first print numbers? and the second column is total print numbers in the year(2015) in this case. the numbers that are in green are the ones where it had some sort of extra print?


From left to right (columns):

Volume->Initial Circulation (print) of said volume->Total circulation of said volume (till end of 2015)->Total Circulation of the whole series in 2015->Total circulation of the whole series from its start till the end of 2015.

For example, Ajin's 7th volume had an initial print number of 400k units but it was later reprinted and ended 2015 with 440k units. The series as a whole (which means every volume) had 1.44 million copies printed in 2015 alone and 4.17 million overall (at the end of 2015, which means that by now it should be higher with the new volume and the anime boost).

May 20, 2016 6:21 AM by Agafin

Agafin said:
bigivelfhq said:
Image is super small, is impossible to read anything from it.

http://imgbox.com/qJm9zdtD

I hope this link is better then.


So i don't know french so how does this work.

The first column is first print numbers? and the second column is total print numbers in the year(2015) in this case. the numbers that are in green are the ones where it had some sort of extra print?

May 20, 2016 5:52 AM by harkan

bigivelfhq said:
Image is super small, is impossible to read anything from it.

http://imgbox.com/qJm9zdtD

I hope this link is better then.

May 20, 2016 5:31 AM by Agafin

Agafin said:
RedHair-Shanks said:

source for first print numbers?

Not really a source but someone posted this in a (French) manga forum I follow:


Image is super small, is impossible to read anything from it.

May 19, 2016 10:31 AM by bigivelfhq

Konoetan said:
Wow, surprised to see Koi to Uso so high.
That's pretty neat. Maybe an anime soon?
it's only 4 volume soo far... probably wait for at least 6 (looking for manga speed, it can be years)

May 19, 2016 9:38 AM by Kuma

RedHair-Shanks said:

source for first print numbers?

Not really a source but someone posted this in a (French) manga forum I follow:

May 19, 2016 5:44 AM by Agafin

Agafin said:
Both OP and SnK are now running behind their respective previous volumes so they will definitely end up as the worst performers in years. One Piece average first volume print is now 3.6 million (down from 3.8 million last year and from the all-time high of 4.05 million in 2012). Snk's at 2.25 million (down from its peak of about 2.75 million in 2014). The megablockbusters aren't really in their best shapes right now (let's see what effect if any, the movie and second season will have on each of them respectively).

Boku no Hero seems to be following Arslan Senki rather than Haikyuu/SnK based on its huge Post-GW drop. Still looking at an average of 500-600k per volume when all's said and done.



source for first print numbers?

May 19, 2016 5:22 AM by RedHair-Shanks

Both OP and SnK are now running behind their respective previous volumes so they will definitely end up as the worst performers in years. One Piece average volume first print is now 3.6 million (down from 3.8 million last year and from the all-time high of 4.05 million in 2012). Snk's at 2.25 million (down from its peak of about 2.75 million in 2014). The megablockbusters aren't really in their best shapes right now (let's see what effect if any, the movie and second season will have on each of them respectively).

Boku no Hero seems to be following Arslan Senki rather than Haikyuu/SnK based on its huge Post-GW drop. Still looking at an average of 500-600k per volume when all's said and done.

Z4k said:
Sometimes they do have a big impact. I haven't checked it for Haikyuu or other series but Tokyo ghoul's second season boosted the manga sales as much as the first season did.

The boost from the first season hadn't ended yet by the time the second one hit (almost every volume was still in the Top 200) so the second season's boost did not actually match the first one at all, it just added to it.

May 19, 2016 4:31 AM by Agafin

Stark700 said:
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Glad to see Btooom! up there with them though.
Indeed BTOOOM! is still doing great for manga sales. The anime sold like dirt but the manga has kept the anime boost ever since it came out in fall 2012 so that goes to show you that it is worth it to have anime for a manga that will continue for 4 years, doubling the readership pays off even if the discs don't break even. And Himiko is pure gold for merchandise.

Weekly top 10 manga series:
*1 276,776 Arslan Senki
*2 140,849 Haikyuu!!
*3 138,165 Ajin
*4 125,853 Boku no Hero Academia
*5 107,876 Kingdom
*6 103,806 Kuroko no Basuke EXTRA GAME
*7 *80,797 Shokugeki no Souma
*8 *80,599 Koi to Uso
*9 *78,168 Tokyo Tarareba-jou
10 *73,568 Terra Formars

May 19, 2016 3:56 AM by hpulley

350,111 Bleach Vol.70 (12 days)
343,018 Bleach Vol.71 (10 days)
357,154 Bleach 72 (14 days)

Can't see any huge drop.

May 19, 2016 3:41 AM by j1mla

Pretty meh week. Didn't know Arslan sold so well, but I guess it is an Arakawa work so not too surprising.

That sad moment when Seraph of the End outsells Gintama... Especially when Gintama has been so good lately!

May 19, 2016 1:59 AM by lukeycow

Snow said:

21. *29,713 *,*29,713 Soredemo Boku wa Kimi ga Suki Vol.7
I would give them money to animate this masterpiece..

May 18, 2016 11:36 PM by malki

Nice to see Ajin is doing ok.

I need that season 2 of Arslan now!

May 18, 2016 11:11 PM by G_Spark233

Wow, surprised to see Koi to Uso so high.
That's pretty neat. Maybe an anime soon?

May 18, 2016 7:28 PM by Konoetan

Nice sales for Koi to Uso

May 18, 2016 6:41 PM by Jakerams

Z4k said:
geralt said:

The thing is if it doesn't sell millions now, it probably never will. Nowadays a series almost never grows in popularity after its anime aired and second seasons usually have only a small impact. So, if this was ever to blow up this is the time and the fact that it's 2 years in or not won't change that. The only recent exception I can think of is Kingdom and that was a very particular case that BNHA is likely not to replicate.

Sometimes they do have a big impact. I haven't checked it for Haikyuu or other series but Tokyo ghoul's second season boosted the manga sales as much as the first season did.


I think Tokyo ghoul and haikyuu were still riding the momentum from their previous seasons. If bnha wants to keep its momentum then they shouldn't wait long to air season 2 or otherwise fans will lose interest like what's been happening with nanatsu and shokugeki.

May 18, 2016 6:30 PM by Radeck513

Hmm two series in the top 10 this week I've never heard of before.
Glad to see Btooom! up there with them though.

May 18, 2016 6:27 PM by Stark700

ichii_1 said:
Everything on this list needs to be adapted already :(

harkan said:

SnS a bit higher than Bleach this week as it should be New JC hits have to be ahead of the old grandpa in its deathbed that is Bleach.


Souma might be cancelled before Bleach ends if it keeps with those sub par arcs XD

True that. It had a massive drop in quality for sometime now.

May 18, 2016 6:08 PM by Frostbytes

Z4k said:
geralt said:

The thing is if it doesn't sell millions now, it probably never will. Nowadays a series almost never grows in popularity after its anime aired and second seasons usually have only a small impact. So, if this was ever to blow up this is the time and the fact that it's 2 years in or not won't change that. The only recent exception I can think of is Kingdom and that was a very particular case that BNHA is likely not to replicate.

Sometimes they do have a big impact. I haven't checked it for Haikyuu or other series but Tokyo ghoul's second season boosted the manga sales as much as the first season did.

During the first cour of the second season most of the Haikyuu volumes jumped into the top 200, and when the second movie released every volume of AssClass was back in the top 100

Also, does anyone have the top 10 series?terraformars and I am a hero may be included

Mod Edit: Merged duplicated posts; please use the edit button.

May 18, 2016 5:34 PM by chrisbj