News USA Today Booklist, May 12–18
posted on 2008-05-22 17:54 EDT
Naruto is, once again, only manga among top 150 books sold
Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto volume 29 (which Viz Media officially published on May 6) is again the only manga included in USA Today's list of America's top 150 best-selling books for the week of May 12 to May 18. After placing at #44 during its first full week of release, it has now dropped four spots to #48.
follow-up of USA Today Booklist, May 5–11
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