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Paperback Manga Crushes Competition

posted on 2003-01-21 16:49 EST
Once again, Newsarama released and analyzed sales numbers of trade paperbacks.

Manga accounted for 86% of the weekly graphic novel sales at book stores, and has accounted for 86% of the sales in the year to date. 42 of the top 50 titles were manga, including all of the top five.

Seven of the top 50 titles were released over six months ago, showing the staying power of manga in graphic novel form.

Sales rankings for the week ending 1/12/03

Rank, Title, Current Week Sales, Year to Date Sales, Weeks on Sale
1. Love Hina Vol. 8
2. Kare Kano Vol. 1
3. Wish #3
4. Chobits Vol. 1
5. Dragonball Vol. 10
6. Origin
7. Inu Yasha
8. Chobits Vol. 3
9. Love Hina #7
10. Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 4
11. Love Hina Vol. 1
12. Chobits Vol. 2
13. Wish #1
14. Ultimate X-Men Vol. 3: World Tour
15. Blade of the Immortal: Beasts
16. Love Hina Vol. 6
17. Inu Yasha Vol. 2
18. Cowboy Bebop #1
19. Wish #2
20. Love Hina Vol. 5
21. Love Hina Vol. 4
22. Initial D Vol. 4
23. Love Hina Vol. 3
24. Ragnarok #1
25. Lupin the 3rd Vol. 1
26. Sorcerer Hunters #13
27. Marvel Encyclopedia
28. Real Bout High School #1
29. Cowboy Bebop #3
30. GTO Vol. 9
31. Gundam Wing: Episode Zero
32. Real Bout High School #2
33. Spirited Away Vol. 2
34. Inu Yasha Vol. 11
35. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super Human
36. Dragon Knights Vol. 5
37. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
38. Ragnarok #3
39. Gundam Wing: Last Outpost 1
40. Inu Yasha Vol. 10
41. Real Bout High School #4
42. JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice
43. Inu Yasha Vol. 3
44. Real Bout High School
45. Spirited Away Vol. 1
46. Inu Yasha Vol. 9
47. Magic Knight Rayearth Box Vol. 1
48. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
49. GTO Vol. 8
50. Diary of a Teenage Girl

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