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Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for May 8 - 14

by Snow
May 18, 8:27 AM | 15 Comments
Here are the weekly manga rankings for May 8 - 14

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

*1. 300,285 2,163,085 One Piece Vol.85
*2. 204,569 *,204,909 Arslan Senki Vol.7
*3. 124,086 *,621,281 Haikyuu!! Vol.26
*4. *68,419 *,*71,719 Youjo Senki Vol.5
*5. *66,569 *,292,831 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.24
*6. *58,170 *,241,727 Owari no Seraph Vol.14
*7. *54,670 *,240,629 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Vol.3
*8. *52,563 *,*52,563 Haru Matsu Bokura Vol.7
*9. *45,862 *,151,755 Prison School Vol.25
10. *40,612 *,*40,612 Btooom! Vol.23

11. *39,710 *,*39,710 Tomodachi Game Vol.9
12. *38,873 *,*38,873 Darwin's Game Vol.12
13. *37,531 1,375,875 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.22
14. *37,236 *,*37,236 Ningyou no Kuni Vol.1
15. *35,828 *,*35,828 L♥DK Vol.23
16. *28,978 *,136,682 Black Clover Vol.11
17. *28,700 *,681,946 Kingdom Vol.46
18. *25,958 *,104,234 Ookami-heika no Hanayome Vol.16
19. *24,233 *,*24,233 Toumei na Yurikago Vol.5
20. *20,557 *,169,481 Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Vol.9

21. *19,764 *,*19,764 Mitsuyokon: Tsukumogami no Yomegoryou Vol.4
22. *18,805 *,*84,742 Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol.6
23. *18,760 *,375,054 Magi Vol.33
24. *17,036 *,*17,746 Triage X Vol.15
25. *16,152 *,*16,152 Ouji-sama ni wa Doku ga Aru. Vol.5
26. *15,861 *,*15,861 Shut Hell Vol.14
27. *15,783 *,*15,783 Harigane Service Vol.15
28. *15,464 *,*15,464 Machigatta Ko wo Mahou Shoujo ni Shiteshimatta Vol.1
29. *15,337 *,269,534 Diamond no Ace Act II Vol.7
30. *15,277 *,*15,277 Miotsukushi

31. *15,029 *,*15,029 Tenkuu Shinpan Vol.12
32. *15,000 *,464,478 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.13
33. *14,704 *,*14,704 29-sai Dokushin Chuuken Boukensha no Nichijou Vol.3
34. *13,887 *,651,714 One Punch-Man Vol.13
35. *13,576 *,*13,576 Isekai Shihai no Skill Taker: Zero kara Hajimeru Dorei Harem Vol.2
36. *13,236 2,595,369 One Piece Vol.84
37. *13,214 *,113,156 Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru Vol.22
38. *13,182 *,*13,182 Meiji Melancholia Vol.11
39. *12,869 1,563,743 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.21
40. *12,670 *,*12,670 Julia ga Kubittake Vol.3

41. *12,581 *,515,540 Detective Conan Vol.92
42. *12,107 *,*12,107 Seito Shokun!: Saishuushou - Tabidachi Vol.23
43. *11,600 *,115,830 Nijiiro Days Vol.15
44. *11,120 *,*11,562 Neko Pitcher Vol.6
45. *10,856 *,*92,467 Kimi no Na wa. Vol.3
46. *10,713 *,*10,713 Kimi ga Shinu Natsu ni Vol.4
47. *10,375 *,*77,382 Anata no Koto wa Sorehodo Vol.5
48. **9,699 *,*15,425 Ooyasan wa Shishunki! Vol.7
49. **9,639 *,**9,639 Ishtar no Musume: Ono no Otsuu Den Vol.15
50. **9,625 *,167,292 Demi-chan wa Kataritai Vol.5

Source: Oricon Youtaijou

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Just noticed luffy has the missing tooth on the cover XD

Both tomodachi and darwin's game looking good.

May 18, 8:06 PM by ichii_1

Agafin said:
Yeah under 10k cut-off for the Top 50 seems record low. I guess it's because last week was a holiday and everyone bought what they wanted to, then.

Though the more important reason is probably that there's just no manga currently receiving a boost from its anime. In previous years, there'd be a series or two (SNK, Haikyuu! etc) airing during the spring that could boost its manga causing the several backlog volumes to keep the cut-off high during otherwise slow weeks.


Overall physical copies is going down each year, and the reason for that is because of the digital sales is rising, I've speculated that is the caused why manga sales seems to be getting worse each year. We will eventually reach to a point where digital sales completely takes over, and oricon would be forced to push the publishers more to get sales number for the digital copies.

Gibra said:
The digital version sales accounted for 42.9% of the Manga Market in Japan last year. Maybe it's necessary for Oricon to count the digital versions.
https://twitter.com/ryou_takano/status/835359784396152832


And if this is true, then I wish the publishers start releasing sales number, so oricon can add these, because I feel manga sales going down is a false alarm.

May 18, 7:56 PM by keragamming

Yeah under 10k cut-off for the Top 50 seems record low. I guess it's because last week was a holiday and everyone bought what they wanted to, then.

Though the more important reason is probably that there's just no manga currently receiving a boost from its anime. In previous years, there'd be a series or two (SNK, Haikyuu! etc) airing during the spring that could boost its manga causing the several backlog volumes to keep the cut-off high during otherwise slow weeks.

May 18, 7:44 PM by Agafin

Gibra said:
The digital version sales accounted for 42.9% of the Manga Market in Japan last year. Maybe it's necessary for Oricon to count the digital versions.
https://twitter.com/ryou_takano/status/835359784396152832


I think that might unfortunately not be possible. The publishers don't actually release sales numbers, so Oricon gets its data from the feedback from retailers and they can't do the same with digital sales.

Like you've said, digital is already at 42.9% and with the current trend, it will be 50/50 with physical volumes in 2017 and will exceed the print in 2018. So the numbers we see are getting less and less representative in a very rapid pace.

May 18, 1:02 PM by GreatGeneralShin

Gibra said:
yddet said:


I found a lot of examples on japanese websites but they are all from 2008-2010. Back then ANN only made the top 30 public so I can't show you to the full rankings. Some series:

│**8444 (3)│------│------│------│------┃**8,444 (**3)┃2009/10|GOLDEN★AGE 15

│**8033 (4)│------│------│------│------┃**8,033 (***4)┃2009/*9|タッコク!!! 1
│**7494 (4)│------│------│------│------┃**7,494 (***4)┃2009/*9|超弩級少女4946 1

│**8529 (4)│------│------│------│------┃*,**8,529 (***4)┃2010/02|賢い犬リリエンタール 1

│**9440 (3)│-------│-------│-------│-------┃*,**9,440 (**3)┃2009/07│ぼっけさん 下
│**8680 (6)│-------│-------│-------│-------┃*,**8,680 (**6)┃2008/11│ぼくのわたしの勇者学 7

But I'm pretty sure it happened quite a few times in 2011+
I will try to find some tonight



Those data sources are from top 100 not top 50.

The lowest data of top 50 in history.
2008/05/26 コミック TOP50
50 38 *10,074 *24,687 *2 ドカベン スーパースターズ編 23



Yeah, these numbers seem to be true. It's a new record.

May 18, 12:32 PM by Surf_rock

yddet said:
Surf_rock said:


Would be glad to see some proof.


I found a lot of examples on japanese websites but they are all from 2008-2010. Back then ANN only made the top 30 public so I can't show you to the full rankings. Some series:

│**8444 (3)│------│------│------│------┃**8,444 (**3)┃2009/10|GOLDEN★AGE 15

│**8033 (4)│------│------│------│------┃**8,033 (***4)┃2009/*9|タッコク!!! 1
│**7494 (4)│------│------│------│------┃**7,494 (***4)┃2009/*9|超弩級少女4946 1

│**8529 (4)│------│------│------│------┃*,**8,529 (***4)┃2010/02|賢い犬リリエンタール 1

│**9440 (3)│-------│-------│-------│-------┃*,**9,440 (**3)┃2009/07│ぼっけさん 下
│**8680 (6)│-------│-------│-------│-------┃*,**8,680 (**6)┃2008/11│ぼくのわたしの勇者学 7

But I'm pretty sure it happened quite a few times in 2011+
I will try to find some tonight



Those data sources are from top 100 not top 50.

The lowest data of top 50 in history.
2008/05/26 コミック TOP50
50 38 *10,074 *24,687 *2 ドカベン スーパースターズ編 23

May 18, 12:28 PM by Gibra

yddet said:
Surf_rock said:


Would be glad to see some proof.


I found a lot of examples on japanese websites but they are all from 2008-2010. Back then ANN only made the top 30 public so I can't show you to the full rankings. Some series:

│**8444 (3)│------│------│------│------┃**8,444 (**3)┃2009/10|GOLDEN★AGE 15

│**8033 (4)│------│------│------│------┃**8,033 (***4)┃2009/*9|タッコク!!! 1
│**7494 (4)│------│------│------│------┃**7,494 (***4)┃2009/*9|超弩級少女4946 1

│**8529 (4)│------│------│------│------┃*,**8,529 (***4)┃2010/02|賢い犬リリエンタール 1

│**9440 (3)│-------│-------│-------│-------┃*,**9,440 (**3)┃2009/07│ぼっけさん 下
│**8680 (6)│-------│-------│-------│-------┃*,**8,680 (**6)┃2008/11│ぼくのわたしの勇者学 7

But I'm pretty sure it happened quite a few times in 2011+
I will try to find some tonight



Those numbers are for last volume of Golden Age, doesn't particularly mean it was on 50th place. Same with others - either first volume sales or last volume sales. You've misunderstood something.

May 18, 12:20 PM by Surf_rock

The digital version sales accounted for 42.9% of the Manga Market in Japan last year. Maybe it's necessary for Oricon to count the digital versions.
https://twitter.com/ryou_takano/status/835359784396152832

May 18, 12:11 PM by Gibra

Surf_rock said:
yddet said:


It isn't the first time


Would be glad to see some proof.


I think you're right actually. There've been weeks around 12-13k every now and again over the past couple of years, but that was previously the lower end of the range. 11212 in early feb is the lowest previous figure I could find.

May 18, 11:03 AM by kuuderes_shadow

yddet said:
Surf_rock said:
That's literally the first time volumes with less than 10k get into top-50. I hope it's just Japanese switching to digital versions and not losing interest.


It isn't the first time


Would be glad to see some proof.

May 18, 10:47 AM by Surf_rock

*8. *52,563 *,*52,563 Haru Matsu Bokura Vol.7


Towa Power if anything.

May 18, 10:20 AM by shanimebib

That's literally the first time volumes with less than 10k get into top-50. I hope it's just Japanese switching to digital versions and not losing interest.

May 18, 10:01 AM by Surf_rock

Yaoi-Senpai said:
30. *15,277 *,*15,277 Miotsukushi
40. *12,670 *,*12,670 Julia ga Kubittake Vol.3

BL made by Yuzuha Ougi. I will add them in MAL.

I'm happy, I hope we get more BL than last year.


Yay!! A little bit unexpected but amazing!

The upcoming weeks are going to be GREAT in BL/Yaoi titles. In few days we will have the second volume of Kashikomarishita Destiny (entitled: Kashikomarishita Answer) and volume 2 of Yarichin B* Club!
After them, Caste Heaven vol3 and Fukigen Kareshi series! \o/

@Yaoi-Senpai Do you remember weeks ago, when i told you about Kashikomarimashita Destiny (side: Master and side: Butler) BLCDs? So, in the same week, the Side:Butler's drama CD will be released. :3

May 18, 9:13 AM by Jamacaru

*4. *68,419 *,*71,719 Youjo Senki Vol.5

That's cool to see!

May 18, 8:35 AM by Sury

30. *15,277 *,*15,277 Miotsukushi
40. *12,670 *,*12,670 Julia ga Kubittake Vol.3

BL made by Yuzuha Ougi. I will add them in MAL.

I'm happy, I hope we get more BL than last year.

May 18, 8:30 AM by Yaoi-Senpai