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2011 Summer Manga Bestsellers

Comparative Rankings Based on Consolidated Online Sales

last quarter’s charts
about the charts

The Quarterly chart is a bit different from the usual weekly post: There are five times as many volumes in the Manga Bestsellers (a full 2,500 volumes listed & ranked) and the Series/Property list is twice as long, with a top 100 listed & ranked. Secondary charts – New Releases, Preorders, Manhwa, and BL/Yaoi – are each a Top 50.

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Manga Bestsellers

1. ↑1 (2) : Maximum Ride 4 – Yen Press, Apr 2011 [5,560.3] ::
2. ↑4 (6) : Black Butler 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2010 [5,142.8] ::
3. ↑75 (78) : Vampire Knight 12 – Viz Shojo Beat, Jun 2011 [5,089.7] ::
4. ↔0 (4) : Black Butler 5 – Yen Press, Apr 2011 [4,885.4] ::
5. ↓-4 (1) : Black Butler 4 – Yen Press, Jan 2011 [4,755.1] ::
6. ↑31 (37) : Naruto 51 – Viz Shonen Jump, Jun 2011 [4,748.4] ::
7. ↑113 (120) : Black Butler 6 – Yen Press, Jul 2011 [4,738.2] ::
8. ↑63 (71) : Sailor Moon 1 – Kodansha Comics, Sep 2011 [4,504.1] ::
9. ↓-1 (8) : Maximum Ride 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2009 [4,416.0] ::
10. ↓-3 (7) : Black Butler 3 – Yen Press, Oct 2010 [4,312.2] ::

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Top Imprints
Number of volumes ranking in the Top 2500:

Viz Shonen Jump 360
Viz Shojo Beat 325
Yen Press 254
Tokyopop 197
Del Rey 195
Dark Horse 142
Viz Shonen Jump Advanced 127
Viz 110
DMP Juné 95
Viz Shonen Sunday 89

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Series/Property

1. ↔0 (1) : Black Butler – Yen Press [11,875.2] ::
2. ↑1 (3) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump [11,744.2] ::
3. ↓-1 (2) : Maximum Ride – Yen Press [10,793.2] ::
4. ↑2 (6) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat [9,405.1] ::
5. ↑27 (32) : Sailor Moon – Kodansha Comics [9,305.1] ::
6. ↑3 (9) : Ouran High School Host Club – Viz Shojo Beat [8,768.3] ::
7. ↑13 (20) : Negima! – Del Rey [8,263.6] ::
8. ↓-1 (7) : Black Bird – Viz Shojo Beat [8,102.7] ::
9. ↓-1 (8) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump [7,379.3] ::
10. ↑4 (14) : Pokemon – Vizkids [7,237.7] ::

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New Releases
(Titles releasing/released This Month & Last)

7. ↑113 (120) : Black Butler 6 – Yen Press, Jul 2011 [4,738.2] ::
8. ↑63 (71) : Sailor Moon 1 – Kodansha Comics, Sep 2011 [4,504.1] ::
12. ↑201 (213) : Black Bird 9 – Viz Shojo Beat, Jul 2011 [3,957.7] ::
13. ↑288 (301) : Negima! 30 – Kodansha Comics, Jul 2011 [3,917.0] ::
14. ↑97 (111) : Sailor Moon Codename: Sailor V 1 – Kodansha Comics, Sep 2011 [3,916.5] ::
22. ↑108 (130) : Warriors SkyClan & The Stranger 1 – HC/Tokyopop, Jul 2011 [3,586.3] ::
23. ↑151 (174) : Highschool of the Dead 3 – Yen Press, Jul 2011 [3,245.9] ::
30. ↑182 (212) : Dance in the Vampire Bund 10 – Seven Seas, Jul 2011 [2,986.2] ::
32. ↑338 (370) : Pandora Hearts 6 – Yen Press, Jul 2011 [2,935.7] ::
33. ↑216 (249) : Pokemon Black & White 2 – Vizkids, Jul 2011 [2,931.3] ::

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Preorders

29. ↑129 (158) : Sailor Moon 2 – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2011 [3,095.6] ::
71. ↑new (0) : Sailor Moon 4 – Kodansha Comics, Mar 2012 [1,905.1] ::
81. ↑495 (576) : Sailor Moon 3 – Kodansha Comics, Jan 2012 [1,818.3] ::
86. ↑151 (237) : Sailor Moon Codename: Sailor V 2 – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2011 [1,798.2] ::
138. ↑new (0) : Finder Series 5 Truth in the View Finder – DMP Juné, Dec 2011 [1,321.0] ::
245. ↑676 (921) : Negima! 32 – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2011 [798.7] ::
268. ↑634 (902) : Vampire Knight 13 – Viz Shojo Beat, Oct 2011 [729.9] ::
297. ↑955 (1252) : Berserk 35 – Dark Horse, Oct 2011 [672.5] ::
355. ↑676 (1031) : Black Butler 7 – Yen Press, Oct 2011 [555.1] ::
365. ↑1517 (1882) : xxxHolic 18 – Kodansha Comics, Dec 2011 [542.2] ::

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Manhwa

150. ↑43 (193) : Bride of the Water God 8 – Dark Horse, May 2011 [1,183.2] ::
339. ↓-249 (90) : Priest vols 1-3 collection – Tokyopop, Jun 2011 [598.7] ::
386. ↓-151 (235) : March Story 1 – Viz Signature, Oct 2010 [513.5] ::
479. ↑52 (531) : Jack Frost 4 – Yen Press, Dec 2010 [393.6] ::
498. ↓-187 (311) : Bride of the Water God 7 – Dark Horse, Feb 2011 [378.7] ::
658. ↓-343 (315) : March Story 2 – Viz Signature, Apr 2011 [259.2] ::
770. ↓-89 (681) : Jack Frost 3 – Yen Press, Jul 2010 [200.7] ::
788. ↑122 (910) : Bride of the Water God 6 – Dark Horse, Aug 2010 [191.9] ::
797. ↑162 (959) : Laon 3 – Yen Press, Sep 2010 [187.9] ::
804. ↑new (0) : Black God 13 – Yen Press, Jul 2011 [184.6] ::

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BL/Yaoi

85. ↑748 (833) : Maelstrom (Kindle ebook) 1 – Yaoi Press, Jun 2011 [1,806.4] ::
90. ↑26 (116) : Finder Series 4 Prisoner in the View Finder – DMP Juné, Aug 2011 [1,732.2] ::
105. ↓-62 (43) : Finder Series 3 One Wing in the View Finder – DMP Juné, Mar 2011 [1,598.5] ::
138. ↑new (0) : Finder Series 5 Truth in the View Finder – DMP Juné, Dec 2011 [1,321.0] ::
185. ↑new (0) : Maelstrom (Kindle ebook) 3 – Yaoi Press, Jul 2011 [984.3] ::
216. ↓-93 (123) : Caged Slave (novel) – DMP Juné, May 2008 [881.8] ::
226. ↑new (0) : Maelstrom (Kindle ebook) 4 – Yaoi Press, Jul 2011 [852.3] ::
242. ↑53 (295) : The Tyrant Falls in Love 3 – DMP Juné, May 2011 [814.3] ::
376. ↑189 (565) : First Stage of Love – DMP Juné, Apr 2008 [531.8] ::
418. ↑new (0) : About Love – DMP Juné, Nov 2011 [470.9] ::

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About Matt Blind

Matt has been a bookseller for more than 11 years, and a blogger for more than 9. His first manga was Planetes in 2003, his first anime was Star Blazers (Uchu Senkan Yamato) in 1981: In fandom terms, this means he is ooooold. Despite advancing decrepitude, Matt maintains the world's only steam-powered differential computation engine dedicated to manga (which occasionally spits out bestseller lists) & still holds down a 45-hour a week job at the bookstore.

Comments

  1. Holy hell! I never realized how popular Black Butler was. Yen Press is totally dominating thanks to Black Butler and Maximum Ride. Thanks for these lists, they provide a lot of insight.

  2. I realized a lot of people would buy Sailor Moon, but I underestimated how many. For only having just come out, it really climbed up the list.

    • Matt Blind says:

      Don’t forget preorders, which are included my sources, and so, included in the charts. There was solid month of low-level sales even before Sailor Moon popped 3 weeks ago.



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