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NY Times Manga Best Seller List for May 8 - 14

by Snow
May 20, 2016 7:48 PM | 16 Comments
Graphic books best seller list (manga, light novel, and OEL) for May 8 - 14

*1. One-Punch Man Vol.6
*2. One-Punch Man Vol.1
*3. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.1
*4. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.6
*5. My Hero Academia Vol.4
*6. Attack on Titan Vol.18
*7. One Piece Vol.78
*8. The Seven Deadly Sins Vol.14
*9. Blue Exorcist Vol.15
10. Tokyo Ghoul Vol.2

Source: NY Times Manga Best Seller List

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gintoki_511 said:
chrisbj said:

Still small but way more than what you said....
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??
and is this all Tokyo ghoul sales in north American??

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o95cw82hnrq7tp6/Bookscan-15-Top-750.xlsx?dl=0#
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/tilting-at-windmills-bookscan-2015-analysis

May 30, 2016 9:57 AM by Z4k

chrisbj said:
Jerkhov said:

lol why do people always comment this on every NY Times list?

The highest sales for even the most consistently charting volume of Tokyo Ghoul only charted 6,324 units at the end of 2015, and One Punch Man only sold 3,359. (Source: http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2015.html)

The US market isn't significant enough sales wise to influence decisions like that, it shows them that there is overseas interest in a series, but not enough to make a heavy investment such as that.

Still small but way more than what you said....
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??
and is this all Tokyo ghoul sales in north American??

May 30, 2016 8:25 AM by Gintoki_KotAro

Not much of note this week.

May 21, 2016 3:48 PM by malvarez1

Wolf_Of_Reason said:
chrisbj said:

Still small way more than what you said....
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


All things considered sales are far healthier in the US then they were say 3-4 years ago. Plus, if you combine a series' entire sales and take it into account, it does reveal a noticeable userbase albeit being at least around 10 times smaller than in Japan.

Yep the sales have continued to increase since 2013



Although I do wonder if there's going to be a small dip now that Naruto is over.

May 21, 2016 11:14 AM by Z4k

chrisbj said:
Jerkhov said:

lol why do people always comment this on every NY Times list?

The highest sales for even the most consistently charting volume of Tokyo Ghoul only charted 6,324 units at the end of 2015, and One Punch Man only sold 3,359. (Source: http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2015.html)

The US market isn't significant enough sales wise to influence decisions like that, it shows them that there is overseas interest in a series, but not enough to make a heavy investment such as that.

Still small way more than what you said....
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


All things considered sales are far healthier in the US then they were say 3-4 years ago. Plus, if you combine a series' entire sales and take it into account, it does reveal a noticeable userbase albeit being at least around 10 times smaller than in Japan.

May 21, 2016 6:58 AM by Wolf_Of_Reason

Jerkhov said:
AllenVonStein said:


yeah that's good hopefully we will get anime season 3 in future by another studio.

lol why do people always comment this on every NY Times list?

The highest sales for even the most consistently charting volume of Tokyo Ghoul only charted 6,324 units at the end of 2015, and One Punch Man only sold 3,359. (Source: http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2015.html)

The US market isn't significant enough sales wise to influence decisions like that, it shows them that there is overseas interest in a series, but not enough to make a heavy investment such as that.

Still small but way more than what you said....
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

May 21, 2016 1:04 AM by chrisbj

I'm happy for Tokyo Ghoul is selling a lot lately.
And for SnK regaining his high sells rate.

May 21, 2016 12:29 AM by xEzioAuditore

Dayuum TG...NOOICE XD & OPM too~

May 20, 2016 10:53 PM by MichaelMyers100

I'm pretty sure I can go door to door and sell more manga in a year than what these series are selling XD

May 20, 2016 9:36 PM by ichii_1

AllenVonStein said:
@Jerkhov dude u are giving me link about last year , it's 2016 and soon it's 2017

imo i think it's enough to influence .

Dude do you realize not that much changes over 5 months, do you think the sales have tripled or something?

Numbers aren't compiled until year end for graphic novels so obviously I would have to use the 2015 count.

May 20, 2016 9:21 PM by Jerkhov

@Jerkhov dude u are giving me link about last year , it's 2016 and soon it's 2017

imo i think it's enough to influence .

May 20, 2016 9:14 PM by AllenVonStein

AllenVonStein said:
sevenPocky said:
Wow 3 Tokyo Ghouls!


yeah that's good hopefully we will get anime season 3 in future by another studio.

lol why do people always comment this on every NY Times list?

The highest sales for even the most consistently charting volume of Tokyo Ghoul only charted 6,324 units at the end of 2015, and One Punch Man only sold 3,359. (Source: http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2015.html)

The US market isn't significant enough sales wise to influence decisions like that, it shows them that there is overseas interest in a series, but not enough to make a heavy investment such as that.

May 20, 2016 9:07 PM by Jerkhov

OPM, TG,SNK and BNHA, the New Big 4 in the US.

OPM and TG again seem to be neck to neck.

May 20, 2016 8:36 PM by LordPerucho

sevenPocky said:
Wow 3 Tokyo Ghouls!


yeah that's good hopefully we will get anime season 3 in future by another studio.

May 20, 2016 8:01 PM by AllenVonStein

Wow 3 Tokyo Ghouls! OPM staying strong, as well as Boku no Hero.
Glad to see Nanatsu up there.

May 20, 2016 7:50 PM by sevenPocky

The list looks pretty similar to last week's. OPM volume 6 exactly same position too.

May 20, 2016 7:49 PM by Stark700