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Manga Bestsellers: 2012, Week Ending 1 January

Comparative Rankings Based on Consolidated Online Sales

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Manga Bestsellers

1. ↔0 (1) : Sailor Moon 2 – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2011 [460.5] ::
2. ↑1 (3) : Sailor Moon 1 – Kodansha Comics, Sep 2011 [443.5] ::
3. ↑4 (7) : Sailor Moon 3 – Kodansha Comics, Jan 2012 [432.5] ::
4. ↑2 (6) : Fullmetal Alchemist 27 – Viz, Dec 2011 [424.5] ::
5. ↓-3 (2) : Maximum Ride 5 – Yen Press, Dec 2011 [419.3] ::
6. ↓-1 (5) : Sailor Moon Codename: Sailor V 2 – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2011 [413.5] ::
7. ↓-3 (4) : Naruto 53 – Viz Shonen Jump, Dec 2011 [412.8] ::
8. ↑5 (13) : Ouran High School Host Club 17 – Viz Shojo Beat, Dec 2011 [366.5] ::
9. ↑33 (42) : Naruto 54 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2012 [336.5] ::
10. ↔0 (10) : Black Butler 7 – Yen Press, Oct 2011 [329.6] ::

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Top Imprints
Number of volumes ranking in the Top 500:

Viz Shonen Jump 89
Yen Press 76
Viz Shojo Beat 66
Kodansha Comics 42
Viz Shonen Jump Advanced 35
Vizkids 23
Seven Seas 21
DMP Juné 18
HC/Tokyopop 14
Dark Horse 11

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Series/Property

1. ↔0 (1) : Sailor Moon – Kodansha Comics [1,089.0] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump [944.6] ::
3. ↔0 (3) : Maximum Ride – Yen Press [791.5] ::
4. ↔0 (4) : Black Butler – Yen Press [765.3] ::
5. ↑2 (7) : Fullmetal Alchemist – Viz [628.9] ::
6. ↑3 (9) : Ouran High School Host Club – Viz Shojo Beat [580.7] ::
7. ↓-2 (5) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat [543.1] ::
8. ↓-2 (6) : Warriors – HC/Tokyopop [491.5] ::
9. ↓-1 (8) : Pokemon – Vizkids [482.3] ::
10. ↑10 (20) : Black Bird – Viz Shojo Beat [470.7] ::

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

3. ↑4 (7) : Sailor Moon 3 – Kodansha Comics, Jan 2012 [432.5] ::
4. ↑2 (6) : Fullmetal Alchemist 27 – Viz, Dec 2011 [424.5] ::
5. ↓-3 (2) : Maximum Ride 5 – Yen Press, Dec 2011 [419.3] ::
7. ↓-3 (4) : Naruto 53 – Viz Shonen Jump, Dec 2011 [412.8] ::
8. ↑5 (13) : Ouran High School Host Club 17 – Viz Shojo Beat, Dec 2011 [366.5] ::
16. ↑10 (26) : xxxHolic 18 – Kodansha Comics, Dec 2011 [285.4] ::
18. ↓-1 (17) : Bleach 37 – Viz Shonen Jump, Dec 2011 [276.5] ::
21. ↑38 (59) : Black Bird 12 – Viz Shojo Beat, Jan 2012 [263.9] ::
23. ↑8 (31) : Blue Exorcist 5 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Dec 2011 [254.8] ::
30. ↑9 (39) : K-On! 4 – Yen Press, Dec 2011 [217.2] ::

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Preorders

9. ↑33 (42) : Naruto 54 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2012 [336.5] ::
15. ↑3 (18) : Sailor Moon 4 – Kodansha Comics, Mar 2012 [285.7] ::
26. ↓-2 (24) : Sailor Moon 5 – Kodansha Comics, Apr 2012 [243.0] ::
44. ↑7 (51) : Sailor Moon 6 – Kodansha Comics, Jun 2012 [188.8] ::
101. ↓-4 (97) : Negima! 34 – Kodansha Comics, Apr 2012 [99.5] ::
103. ↑8 (111) : xxxHolic 19 – Kodansha Comics, Feb 2012 [98.3] ::
128. ↓-6 (122) : Kannagi 4 – Bandai, Cancelled [84.8] ::
156. ↓-2 (154) : Toradora! 4 – Seven Seas, Apr 2012 [71.9] ::
172. ↓-8 (164) : Gunslinger Girl Omnibus 4 – Seven Seas, Mar 2012 [67.8] ::
181. ↓-10 (171) : Bamboo Blade 12 – Yen Press, Mar 2012 [63.0] ::

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Manhwa

220. ↑344 (564) : JTF-3 Counter Ops (ebook) – RealinterfaceStudios.com, Mar 2011 [53.2] ::
305. ↑883 (1188) : Angel Diary 9 – Yen Press, Jul 2009 [38.6] ::
330. ↑ (last ranked 18 Dec 11) : Totally Captivated 6 – Netcomics, Feb 2009 [34.0] ::
369. ↑474 (843) : Bride of the Water God 9 – Dark Horse, Oct 2011 [30.1] ::
425. ↑262 (687) : Angel Diary 3 – Yen Press, Jul 2006 [24.8] ::
534. ↑905 (1439) : Angel Diary 13 – Yen Press, Dec 2010 [18.0] ::
545. ↑310 (855) : March Story 3 – Viz Signature, Oct 2011 [17.6] ::
573. ↓-254 (319) : Tarot Cafe 1 – Tokyopop, Mar 2005 [16.3] ::
578. ↑185 (763) : March Story 2 – Viz Signature, Apr 2011 [16.1] ::
668. ↓-73 (595) : March Story 1 – Viz Signature, Oct 2010 [12.3] ::

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BL/Yaoi

54. ↑83 (137) : Maelstrom (ebook) 1 – Yaoi Press, Jun 2011 [156.1] ::
76. ↑2 (78) : Mr. Tiger & Mr. Wolf – DMP Juné, Sep 2011 [123.7] ::
80. ↑23 (103) : A Fallen Saint’s Kiss – 801 Media, Jan 2012 [120.6] ::
126. ↑14 (140) : Private Teacher 2 – DMP Juné, Jan 2012 [85.3] ::
139. ↑37 (176) : Finder Series 4 Prisoner in the View Finder – DMP Juné, Aug 2011 [79.1] ::
143. ↑271 (414) : Yakuza Cafe – DMP Juné, Oct 2011 [76.9] ::
145. ↓-11 (134) : Finder Series 5 Truth in the View Finder – DMP Juné, Dec 2011 [75.9] ::
163. ↑35 (198) : Seven Days Friday-Sunday – DMP Juné, Sep 2011 [70.1] ::
244. ↓-17 (227) : Only Serious About You 2 – DMP Juné, Dec 2011 [46.5] ::
262. ↑117 (379) : Private Teacher 1 – DMP Juné, Jan 2012 [44.5] ::

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Ebooks

54. ↑83 (137) : Maelstrom (ebook) 1 – Yaoi Press, Jun 2011 [156.1] ::
61. ↑5 (66) : Manga Moods – Japanime’s Manga University, Mar 2006 [141.2] ::
73. ↑412 (485) : Amazing Agent Luna 6 – Seven Seas, Sep 2010 [126.6] ::
74. ↑194 (268) : Vampire Cheerleaders 1 – Seven Seas, Mar 2011 [125.5] ::
78. ↑20 (98) : Manga Cookbook – Japanime’s Manga University, Aug 2007 [121.8] ::
83. ↑273 (356) : Dragon Ball Z Legend: The Quest Continues – Cocoro Books, May 2004 [113.5] ::
89. ↑501 (590) : The Outcast 1 – Seven Seas, Sep 2007 [107.2] ::
93. ↑288 (381) : Fruits Basket Uncovered: The Secrets of the Sohmas – Cocoro Books, Mar 2007 [103.8] ::
97. ↑599 (696) : How to Draw Manga (ebook) Lesson 1 Eyes – Japanime’s Manga University, May 2011 [102.1] ::
112. ↑751 (863) : Amazing Agent Luna 1 – Seven Seas, Mar 2005 [92.0] ::

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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.



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