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April Manga Sales

posted on 2002-04-02 11:43 EST
Lone Wolf and Cub on top yet again, Tokyopop #1's fill the list.

ICv2's Monthly graphic Novel sales charts starts and ends with Manga. On top of the list once again is Dark Horse's Lone Wolf and Cub v21: Fragrance of Death and rounding out the list is Tokyopop's premier edition of Real Bout High School.

Tokyopop is doing very well with their premier issues this month, also in the top 50 at positions 19, 26, 31, 41 and 47 respectively are Tokyopop's premier Paperback issues of Cowboy Bebop, Love Hina, Chobits, Initial D and Marmalade Boy.


Other Manga Trade Paperback's in the top 50 Paperbacks are Dark Horse's Astro Boy #3 (position 7) , Viz's Gundam: The Origin #1 (17), and Viz's Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 #4 (48).

Meanwhile in ICv2's top selling comics list, Manga doesn't make an appearance until the bottom half of the list with Dark Hose's Oh My Goddess! part 11 # 9 in position 164 and Blade of the Immortal #67 in position 167.

The bottom half of ICv2's 300 top selling comic books however is full of Manga publications from Dark Horse, Viz, CPM, Antartic Press, Studio Preoteus and Tokyopop.

It should be noted that ICv2's list only counts pre-orders through Diamond Distributions and some publishers may additionally distribute their publication via alternate methods, therefore these rankings may not be exact.

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