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USA Today Booklist, September 8–14: 3 Manga Books Rank

posted on 2008-09-19 07:46 EDT
Naruto 31, Vampire Knight 5 stay on list; Negima 19 enters

After a rare four-week period during which no manga had been included on the USA Today newspaper's list of the top 150 bestselling books, the list marked its second week with three Japanese graphic novel titles.

Over the seven days from September 8 to September 14, volume 31 of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto (Viz Media) ranked at #34, down from its opening week's #24 position. This volume had the best-ever debut for a manga. Matsuri Hino's Vampire Knight, also published by Viz, remains a relatively rare shōjo bestseller. Its volume 5, coming five months after the preceding book in the series, held the #133 spot. In the previous week, it had been in the #100 position. The last of latest chart's three best-selling manga was volume 19 of Ken Akamatsu's Negima (Del Rey). It registered at #142 in its debut week.

Bleach Volume 24, which had entered the list the previous week at #105, dropped out of the top 150, as did Tokyopop's manga-influenced Warriors: Into the Woods graphic novel (#135 the week before).


This article has a follow-up: USA Today Booklist, September 15–21: Naruto 31 at #44 (2008-09-25 23:58)
follow-up of USA Today Booklist, September 1–7: Naruto, More Return
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