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Kagemusha



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:37 am Reply with quote
Shit...never underestimate the power of fangirls. Should be interesting to see just how many places it falls next week though.
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undeadben



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:57 am Reply with quote
Good news to hear. Especially as it reminds me volume 14 came out this month. Not a fangirl, but I'm off to order Fruits Basket.
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Jadress



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:11 am Reply with quote
Definitely good news. I was wondering, what's the highest rank a manga has ever reached on the Booklist? 30 is pretty high up there.
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icepick314



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:22 am Reply with quote
hey....i resent that remark...

i'm not a fangirl!!
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Neverwhere



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:36 am Reply with quote
It's not just fangirls....I'm 28 and I bought it on the first day. There are quite definitely mature women (and even men!) who adore delightful, emotionally captivating series. Razz
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undeadben



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:41 am Reply with quote
Neverwhere wrote:
(and even men!)


That fits me. Male, in my 30's, and I love to read this story that often gets more complicated than people give it credit for. I can definitely see where it would make a top 30 list.
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HitokiriShadow



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:09 pm Reply with quote
Kagemusha wrote:
Shit...never underestimate the power of fangirls. Should be interesting to see just how many places it falls next week though.


And fanBoys/Men.

I like Fruits Basket too....
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:36 pm Reply with quote
Jadress wrote:
Definitely good news. I was wondering, what's the highest rank a manga has ever reached on the Booklist? 30 is pretty high up there.


Naruto volume 9 reached 29.

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The Naked Beast



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:25 pm Reply with quote
Do sales before the street date count? I saw Fruits Basket 14 for sale at a Borders store one week before its street date.

This is some acheivement especially among the plethora of books up there including The Da Vinci Code and the Harry Potter series. Now if only Borders would send a good coupon so I can go and buy Fruits Basket 14.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:31 pm Reply with quote
As was the case with late February, August must be a fairly doldrum month for book sales in general, so niche book genres can score much higher on the general Booklist rankings than they otherwise usually would.
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hagakure|returns



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:38 pm Reply with quote
HitokiriShadow wrote:
Kagemusha wrote:
Shit...never underestimate the power of fangirls. Should be interesting to see just how many places it falls next week though.


And fanBoys/Men.

I like Fruits Basket too....


You're a boy? WTF.
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:48 pm Reply with quote
NOt surprising because the story is going to get only better as you English readers are going to discover.
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Kagemusha



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:02 pm Reply with quote
People, it was a joke aimed at that cabal of girls who will claw your eyes out if you say something bad about Kyo or Yuki or whichever character they have their yaoi fantasies with. I'm aware that there are males who read the series; I'm one of them (though admittingly on and off).

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starcade



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:06 pm Reply with quote
Kagemusha wrote:
Shit...never underestimate the power of fangirls. Should be interesting to see just how many places it falls next week though.


As I told Laura Bailey at AX, I'm a 37 year-old guy and I tear up over the end of episode 25 of the anime.

Question: How many more volumes are there left of the manga?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:43 pm Reply with quote
Kagemusha wrote:
I'm aware that there are males who read the series; I'm one of them (though admittingly on and off).

Don't make yourself the only one Laughing The entire Japanese series and the fanbook. Though you probably have those too.
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