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Japanese Comic Ranking, January 13-19 (Updated)

posted on 2009-01-21 18:47 EST
Hayate 18, Kekkaishi 23, Hotaru no Hikari 13 debut on top; Mei-chan surges

A live-action television drama adaptation of Riko Miyagi's Mei-chan no Shitsuji (Mei-chan's Butler) shōjo manga premiered in Japan last week, and that resulted in a surge of sales for the first seven manga volumes. Within a week, each of those seven volumes almost doubled their sales to date — even though the first volume was released back in November 2006.

Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Weekly Copies Total Copies Publisher Price Cover
1 - Hayate the Combat Butler
(Hayate no Gotoku!)
#18
Kenjirou Hata 170,171 170,171 Shogakukan Y420
2 - Kekkaishi #23 Yellow Tanabe 121,781 121,781 Shogakukan Y420
3 - Hotaru no Hikari #13 Satoru Hiura 80,318 80,318 Kodansha Y440
4 - Kami no Mizo Shiru Sekai #3 Tamiki Wakaki 50,552 50,552 Shogakukan Y420
5 12 7SEEDS #14 Yumi Tamura 45,957 86,576 Shogakukan Y420
6 - Honma ni Kanjani Eight!! #4 Saya Miyauchi 42,029 42,030 Kodansha Y550
7 - Yamamoto Zenjirō to Mōshimasu #4 Yoko Maki 41,715 41,715 Shueisha Y420
8 - Kimi no Iru Machi #3 Kouji Seo 38,833 38,833 Kodansha Y440
9 4 Bakuman. #1 Story: Tsugumi Ohba
Art: Takeshi Obata
38,176 192,852 Shueisha Y420
10 1 Eyeshield 21 #33 Story: Riichirou Inagaki
Art: Yuusuke Murata
34,708 205,635 Shueisha Y420
11 - The Best Skilled Surgeon (Saijō no Meii) #4 Story: Kenzō Irie
Art: Takashi Hashiguchi
Medical Supervisor: Tadashi Iwanaka
32,586 32,586 Shueisha Y420
12 78 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #1 Riko Miyagi 31,598 68,644 Shueisha Y410
13 75 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #2 Riko Miyagi 31,255 64,836 Shueisha Y410
14 - Kin Kyori Renai #3 Rin Mikimoto 31,021 31,021 Kodansha Y450
15 3 To Love-Ru -Trouble- #12 Story: Saki Hasemi
Art: Kentaro Yabuki
30,862 188,728 Shueisha Y420
16 2 Natsume Yūjin-Chō #7 Yuki Midorikawa 30,557 194,123 Hakusensha Y420
17 8 Fullmetal Alchemist #21 Hiromu Arakawa 30,399 1,017,218 Square Enix Y420
18 - Shibatora #10 Original Story: Yuma Ando
Art: Masashi Asaki
29,546 29,546 Kodansha Y440
19 83 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #3 Riko Miyagi 28,842 58,645 Shueisha Y410
20 - Shinyaku [Kyojin no Hoshi] Hanagata #12 Original Story: Ikki Kajiwara, Noboru Kawasaki
Art: Yoshiyuki Murakami
28,536 28,536 Kodansha Y440
21 - Q.E.D. #32 Motohiro Katou 27,268 27,268 Kodansha Y440
22 87 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #4 Riko Miyagi 26,730 54,119 Shueisha Y410
23 76 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #7 Riko Miyagi 26,111 88,299 Shueisha Y420
24 86 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #5 Riko Miyagi 25,541 70,196 Shueisha Y410
25 88 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #6 Riko Miyagi 25,403 75,964 Shueisha Y410
26 - Tegami Fumiko Tanikawa 24,517 24,517 Shueisha Y420
27 72 Heart no Kuni no Alice QuinRose, Soumei Hoshino 22,941 33,694 Mag Garden Y600
28 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure #49 Part 6 Stone Ocean #10 Hirohiko Araki 22,357 22,357 Shueisha Y630
29 10 High School Debut #13 Kazune Kawahara 21,553 311,331 Shueisha Y420
30 25 One Piece #52 Eiichiro Oda 21,224 1,588,381 Shueisha Y420

Source: Oricon, Tohan

Update: Hayate the Combat Butler's volume number corrected.

Update 2: The name of the artist of Heart no Kuni no Alice (Soumei Hoshino) corrected.


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Comic Ranking, January 20-26 (2009-01-28 18:58)
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