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Viz Scores Highest Ever Sales Ranking for a Manga in Booklist

posted on 2006-03-03 02:26 EST
Naruto Breaks Top 30

Three Viz Manga placed in USA Today's best selling book list for the week ending February 26.

Most notable, was Naruto volume 9, which ranked 29th, the highest ever rank achieved by a manga. The volume was ranked in position 147 the previous week.

The other manga in Booklist this week were Rurouni Kenshin volume 24 in 116 position and Death Note volume 4 in 118 position.

Previously, the highest ever ranking manga was Fruits Basket, which achieved 69th position with volume 10 and had several volumes break the top 100. The next highest ranking title is Fullmetal Alchemist, which reached 88 with volume 2. Volume 1 of Fullmetal Alchemist and Volume 11 of Fruits Basket stayed on the top 150 longer than any other manga, 4 weeks.

This article has a follow-up: Weekly Booklist (2006-03-09 18:13)
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