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Manga Bestsellers: 2012, Week Ending 9 December

Comparative Rankings Based on Consolidated Online Sales

last week’s charts
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Correction: The series Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus & Liar’s Game, tracked in the charts since 17 June, was incorrectly listed as a Yen Press title. Alice in the Country of Joker is actually from Seven Seas. The charts affected have been edited, but I wanted to apologize again for the error.

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Manga Bestsellers

1. ↔0 (1) : Sailor Moon 8 – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2012 [419.3] ::
2. ↑1 (3) : Death Note vols 1-13 box set – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2008 [408.0] ::
3. ↓-1 (2) : Naruto 59 – Viz Shonen Jump, Nov 2012 [393.2] ::
4. ↔0 (4) : Vampire Knight 15 – Viz Shojo Beat, Nov 2012 [363.8] ::
5. ↑4 (9) : Maximum Ride 6 – Yen Press, Sep 2012 [352.4] ::
6. ↓-1 (5) : Sailor Moon vols 1-6 box set – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2012 [341.1] ::
7. ↑4 (11) : Sailor Moon 1 – Kodansha Comics, Sep 2011 [318.0] ::
8. ↓-1 (7) : Sailor Moon 3 – Kodansha Comics, Jan 2012 [316.1] ::
9. ↓-3 (6) : Sailor Moon 4 – Kodansha Comics, Mar 2012 [315.8] ::
10. ↔0 (10) : Alice in the Country of Clover Cheshire Cat Waltz 3 – Seven Seas, Nov 2012 [315.8] ::

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Top Imprints
Number of volumes ranking in the Top 500:

Yen Press 102
Viz Shonen Jump 83
Viz Shojo Beat 54
Kodansha Comics 52
Viz Shonen Jump Advanced 36
Seven Seas 27
Dark Horse 17
Viz 17
Del Rey 12
Vizkids 11

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Series/Property

1. ↔0 (1) : Sailor Moon – Kodansha Comics [1,040.8] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump [787.5] ::
3. ↑2 (5) : Maximum Ride – Yen Press [653.7] ::
4. ↓-1 (3) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat [624.6] ::
5. ↓-1 (4) : Black Butler – Yen Press [621.0] ::
6. ↔0 (6) : Alice in the Country of Clover – Seven Seas [557.6] ::
7. ↔0 (7) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump [515.7] ::
8. ↔0 (8) : Death Note – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced [508.3] ::
9. ↑1 (10) : Soul Eater – Yen Press [430.5] ::
10. ↑3 (13) : Pokemon – Vizkids [400.5] ::

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

1. ↔0 (1) : Sailor Moon 8 – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2012 [419.3] ::
3. ↓-1 (2) : Naruto 59 – Viz Shonen Jump, Nov 2012 [393.2] ::
4. ↔0 (4) : Vampire Knight 15 – Viz Shojo Beat, Nov 2012 [363.8] ::
6. ↓-1 (5) : Sailor Moon vols 1-6 box set – Kodansha Comics, Nov 2012 [341.1] ::
10. ↔0 (10) : Alice in the Country of Clover Cheshire Cat Waltz 3 – Seven Seas, Nov 2012 [315.8] ::
12. ↑62 (74) : Black Bird 15 – Viz Shojo Beat, Dec 2012 [273.6] ::
15. ↑2 (17) : Blue Exorcist 8 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Nov 2012 [250.9] ::
19. ↓-11 (8) : Rosario+Vampire Season II 10 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Nov 2012 [246.3] ::
24. ↑33 (57) : Bleach 52 – Viz Shonen Jump, Dec 2012 [231.9] ::
29. ↑154 (183) : D. Gray-Man 23 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Dec 2012 [210.6] ::

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Preorders

20. ↓-6 (14) : Sailor Moon 9 – Kodansha Comics, Jan 2013 [245.1] ::
34. ↓-10 (24) : Sailor Moon 10 – Kodansha Comics, Mar 2013 [189.0] ::
58. ↓-20 (38) : Sailor Moon 12 – Kodansha Comics, Jul 2013 [148.8] ::
59. ↓-16 (43) : Sailor Moon 11 – Kodansha Comics, May 2013 [146.9] ::
89. ↓-19 (70) : Negima! 37 – Kodansha Comics, Jan 2013 [114.3] ::
101. ↑7 (108) : Alice in the Country of Joker Circus & Liar’s Game 1 – Seven Seas, Feb 2013 [98.7] ::
107. ↑4 (111) : Battle Angel Alita Last Order 17 – Kodansha Comics, Feb 2013 [96.5] ::
111. ↓-11 (100) : Alice in the Country of Joker Circus & Liar’s Game 2 – Seven Seas, May 2013 [93.8] ::
117. ↓-5 (112) : Naruto 60 – Viz Shonen Jump, Jan 2013 [89.6] ::
121. ↓-11 (110) : Negima! 38 – Kodansha Comics, Apr 2013 [87.9] ::

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Manhwa

240. (new) : Let Dai 15 – Netcomics, Dec 2008 [46.5] ::
364. ↓-144 (220) : Bride of the Water God 12 – Dark Horse, Nov 2012 [27.6] ::
467. ↑25 (492) : March Story 4 – Viz Signature, Oct 2012 [20.5] ::
642. (new) : Chocolat 8 – Yen Press, Dec 2012 [11.7] ::
819. ↓-181 (638) : Bride of the Water God 11 – Dark Horse, May 2012 [6.9] ::
927. ↓-308 (619) : Black God 8 – Yen Press, Feb 2010 [5.0] ::
950. ↑316 (1266) : March Story 3 – Viz Signature, Oct 2011 [4.7] ::
999. ↑ (last ranked 18 Nov 12) : Zero The Beginning of the Coffin 1 – Infinity Studios, Mar 2006 [4.0] ::
1071. ↓-203 (868) : Jack Frost 1 – Yen Press, May 2009 [3.1] ::
1098. ↑86 (1184) : Jack Frost 6 – Yen Press, Sep 2012 [2.9] ::

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BL/Yaoi

110. ↑6 (116) : Awkward Silence 2 – SuBLime, Oct 2012 [93.9] ::
135. ↑18 (153) : Alice the 101st 3 – DMP DokiDoki, Jan 2013 [77.1] ::
149. ↓-18 (131) : Finder Series 6 Passion within the View Finder – DMP Juné, Jul 2012 [70.6] ::
167. ↑59 (226) : Ze 7 – 801 Media, Jan 2013 [64.8] ::
210. ↑2249 (2459) : A Century of Temptation – DMP Juné, Apr 2013 [51.8] ::
240. (new) : Let Dai 15 – Netcomics, Dec 2008 [46.5] ::
254. ↓-32 (222) : Loveless 9 – Viz, Sep 2012 [43.8] ::
266. (new) : Otodama: Voice from the Dead 2 – DMP DokiDoki, Oct 2013 [41.0] ::
277. ↓-10 (267) : I’ve Seen It All 2 – DMP Juné, Dec 2012 [39.5] ::
335. ↑ (last ranked 4 Sep 11) : Reversible 1 – DMP Juné, Sep 2009 [30.0] ::

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Ebooks

21. ↑2 (23) : Maximum Ride 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2009 [240.9] ::
38. ↑4 (42) : Maximum Ride 5 – Yen Press, Dec 2011 [185.1] ::
47. ↑4 (51) : Naruto 57 – Viz Shonen Jump, Jul 2012 [164.0] ::
50. ↑13 (63) : Maximum Ride 2 – Yen Press, Oct 2009 [159.3] ::
71. ↑19 (90) : Maximum Ride 3 – Yen Press, Aug 2010 [136.9] ::
79. ↑5 (84) : Maximum Ride 4 – Yen Press, Apr 2011 [123.0] ::
92. ↑4 (96) : Naruto 56 – Viz Shonen Jump, May 2012 [112.1] ::
104. ↑21 (125) : Naruto 1 – Viz Shonen Jump, Jul 2003 [97.4] ::
108. ↑32 (140) : Blue Exorcist 1 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Apr 2011 [95.8] ::
154. ↑11 (165) : Naruto 55 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2012 [68.3] ::

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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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