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Japan's Weekly Manga Ranking for Dec 7 - 13

by dtshyk
Dec 16, 2009 4:04 PM | 33 Comments
Here is the weekly manga ranking for December 7th - 13th.

*1, 398,550 1,762,418 One Piece vol.56
*2, 162,299 *,638,210 Bleach vol.42
*3, 156,739 *,400,788 D.Gray-man vol.19
*4, 149,210 *,403,076 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! vol.27
*5, 115,047 *,905,264 Nodame Cantabile vol.23
*6, *77,385 *,*77,385 Hanma Baki vol.21
*7, *76,934 *,*76,934 Souten no Ken vol.21
*8, *72,522 *,162,419 Vampire Knight vol.11
*9, *70,790 *,*70,790 Chihayafuru vol.7
10, *64,699 *,167,067 Toriko vol.7

11, *63,699 *,173,336 Nurarihyon no Mago vol.8
12, *58,768 *,499,306 Kuroshitsuji vol.8
13, *42,419 *,*96,163 Naruto Official Premium Fan Book
14, *42,225 *,464,260 REAL vol.9
15, *39,000 *,447,181 Yotsuba&! vol.9
16, *38,396 *,*93,014 Ane Doki! vol.1
17, *37,321 *,*96,548 Kure-nai vol.4
18, *27,947 *,82,141 Medaka Box vol.2
19, *26,328 *,*53,970 Higanjima vol.29
20, *25,932 *,*25,932 Mitsudomoe vol.8

21, *25,106 *,*25,106 Papillon - Hana to Chou vol.8
22, *24,849 *,*24,849 Saint Seiya Lost Canvas vol.17
23, *24,519 *,*24,519 Heart no Kuni no Alice ~ Wonderful Wonder World ~ vol.4
24, *24,192 *,512,611 Detective Conan vol.66
25, *23,427 *,*23,427 Triage X vol.1
26, *23,213 1,865,327 One Piece vol.55
27, *22,099 *,*22,099 Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Club vol.14
28, *20,926 1,087,620 Naruto vol.48
29, *19,641 *,*19,641 Kamen no Maid Guy vol.11
30, *19,176 *,*19,176 Monochrome Factor vol.8

Additional news:
According to Iza news, all the 56 volumes of One Piece manga ranked within the top 200 of Oricon weekly manga ranking.

Sources: Oricon Manga Ranking, Iza News
Japan's Weekly Manga Ranking for Nov 30 - Dec 6

Weekly Light Novel Ranking for Dec 7 - 13
*1, 41,766 *41,766 Sword Art Online vol.3
*2, 39,821 *39,821 Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu vol.11
*3, 32,343 *32,343 Guin Saga vol.130
*4, 20,245 *20,245 Boogiepop vol.16
*5, 18,694 138,609 Saiunkoku Monogatari vol.15
*6, 16,303 *16,303 Lucky Chance! vol.6
*7, 12,006 *12,006 Westadia no Sosei vol.6
*8, 11,055 *11,055 Tarot no Goshujin-sama. vol.8
*9, *9,725 **9,725 Gunparade March vol.21

Source: Oricon Novel Ranking

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

Gasp* Volume 9 of REAL? Yesss.

Dec 17, 2009 9:54 PM by sigunjdd

YEAH!! One Piece all the way..!!

sorry Narutards,,,

Dec 17, 2009 7:51 PM by ezaya

PAPILLON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 17, 2009 3:22 PM by Purplemanatees

Lol'd at Nogizaka being a best seller. It's gotta be better than the anime at least.

I guess I'll pick up Alice, it looks cool.

Dec 17, 2009 3:14 PM by Detective

Crimsonwill said:
Yes! One Piece at #1 =]!

Woop woop! QFW

Dec 17, 2009 2:42 PM by Pika876

YoungVagabond said:
It's amusing that there are not one, but TWO different volumes of One Piece in the top 30; 55 and 56. Has that ever happened before?

Also, surprisingly strong openings for Souten No Ken and Hanma Baki, with roughly 75k instead of 50k. Perhaps the older seinen readers, who actually have jobs, have more free time in December they want to spend reading them?


Yeah, I'm a HUGE baki fan, I didn't expect it to be in the top 10 :o

Also watched a bit of Fist of the Blue Sky a while back :D

Dec 17, 2009 10:42 AM by bushwhacker2k

YoungVagabond said:
smokes said:
^rofl 3 volumes? dont think its possible
btw who told that?


JetStormG on the first page of this topic. And yes, I don't think it's possible myself, even for One Piece. That being said, their present two separate volumes in the top 30 is still astonishing.


Nah, that was my fault. I was thinking 3 separate volumes when I had actually seen volumes chart on the top 30 for 3 straight weeks at a time. I'm sorry for the mix up.

The fact that there have been 2 volumes ranking together is indeed astonishing though.

Dec 17, 2009 8:28 AM by Hakumen

smokes said:
^rofl 3 volumes? dont think its possible
btw who told that?


JetStormG on the first page of this topic. And yes, I don't think it's possible myself, even for One Piece. That being said, their present two separate volumes in the top 30 is still astonishing.

Dec 17, 2009 8:09 AM by YoungVagabond

^rofl 3 volumes? dont think its possible
btw who told that?

Dec 17, 2009 7:25 AM by smokes

Rohan said:

Eh dude I'm not going against you there. Just sharing my thought to make it clear to others that didn't know how manga sales work in Japan. You know there will be people that's going to arguing/trolling about Japanese mentality regarding manga after seeing most of the top sales manga are Shonen. :p

The last part about Shonen versus Seinen are more in general. I didn't directed it to you whatsoever^^ Damn that Smokes made me look like OPtard that can't accept anyone opinion eh? T.T


No worries, heh. I just thought you were saying that I was slagging shonen, which wasn't the case. At any rate, you're certainly correct about the sales demographics. Do you live in Japan?

Dec 17, 2009 5:57 AM by YoungVagabond

Crimsonwill said:
Yes! One Piece at #1 =]!


one piece fucked them up good time lol

Dec 17, 2009 5:46 AM by Mr_Gutts

smokes said:

lol, you are not watching the show thats why you dont understand )

onepiece started to be popular around volume 25-27, when 'the real' OP started))
so at that time the fans started to grow XD


Did you even read what I wrote? I'm well aware of how popular the One Piece manga is. I just don't see how it's possible to have a volume be on the top 30 list 6 whole months after release (or 3 separate One Piece volumes among the weekly bestsellers SIMULTANEOUSLY).

Even right now, when One Piece continues to break publishing records, they've only managed 2 volumes in the top 30 at the same time, not three. The Wikipedia link does not address this at all.

Rohan said:

Most of the manga buyers in Japan are the "the older seinen readers, who actually have jobs" and they doesn't necessarily buy Seinen manga, they also buy Shonen (Shonen is the most popular demographic in Japan after all). It was only in US (more like online, example being MAL) where the fans split themselves in demographic. Seinen lovers bashing Shonen lovers are pretty easy to find these days.

You can only see it online where people thinks its cool for them to read Seinen/Josei whereas in Japan, it doesn't matter what demographic you read, you still look like a nerd to them. :p


You totally misunderstood what I wrote. I made no judgments about shounen versus seinen, especially since I read and enjoy both.

Rather, I meant that Hanma Baki and Souten No Ken are not particularly popular with younger fans, and thus, must rely SOLELY on the older male demographic for their sales.

Dec 17, 2009 5:20 AM by YoungVagabond

dtshyk said:

27, *22,099 *,*22,099 Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Club vol.14


Wow! *o* This made me happy! (along with One Piece's domination)
I hope they adapt Hockey Club soon. We need more good shoujo animes!

Dec 17, 2009 4:15 AM by mirichan00

YoungVagabond said:


Heh, how is that even possible? The author only releases about 4 volumes a year, so that would mean a volume stays in the top 30 sellers for 6 whole months?! You'll have to show me the raw numbers, man.



lol, you are not watching the show thats why you dont understand )

onepiece started to be popular around volume 25-27, when 'the real' OP started))
so at that time the fans started to grow XD

Dec 17, 2009 4:14 AM by smokes

Jetstorm-G said:

YoungVagabond said:
It's amusing that there are not one, but TWO different volumes of One Piece in the top 30; 55 and 56. Has that ever happened before?


It has happened a number of times. There are even a few times it has had 3 volumes at once I think.


Heh, how is that even possible? The author only releases about 4 volumes a year, so that would mean a volume stays in the top 30 sellers for 6 whole months?! You'll have to show me the raw numbers, man.

By itself, it just sounds too crazy to be true.

ios said:
wow naruto is not that popular eh


Yeah, just a mere 1.1 million copies of a single volume sold...way more than any non One Piece manga in the top 30 by a significant amount. Not popular at all.

Dec 17, 2009 3:40 AM by YoungVagabond

wow naruto is not that popular eh

Dec 17, 2009 2:51 AM by isekai

Great to see my comments disappearing, apparently now saying that Naruto plain sucks and that Kishi is Uwe Boll is major offense against MAL.


Whatever, this was never a democracy anyway, so I will restrict myself from posting my opinions in the news, so some idiot won't get hurt by my opinions.


oh and yay for DGM.

Dec 17, 2009 2:38 AM by Fai

Ig4kLone said:
One piece on top ? O.O


Why the shock? One Piece has been dominating the rankings for a loooong time now ^^

Just look at the annual ranking, One Piece sells more than Naruto and Bleach combined :p

Dec 17, 2009 2:35 AM by silveda

One piece on top ? O.O
Bleach, Katekyo hitman reborn, d.gray man back on the line. XD

But what happen to naruto ?

Dec 17, 2009 1:07 AM by Ig4kLone

this volume of One Piece is nothing compared to the next 2 volumes))
if 56 made ANOTHER japan record, the next 2 will have a higher record than this one,since we waited for it for like 5-6 years XD

Dec 17, 2009 12:37 AM by smokes

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