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New York Times Manga Best Seller List, March 29-April 4 (Updated)

posted on 2009-04-10 17:41 EDT
6 Naruto books, followed by Negima 21 & Negima!? neo 1, xxxHOLiC 13, Fruits Basket 22

The New York Times newspaper has listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on April 4:

Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Price Cover
1 4 Naruto #43 Masashi Kishimoto Viz Media US$7.95
2 5 Naruto #42 Masashi Kishimoto Viz Media US$7.95
3 - Naruto #44 Masashi Kishimoto Viz Media US$7.95
4 6 Negima! Magister Negi Magi #21 Ken Akamatsu Del Rey US$10.99
5 - Negima!? neo #1 Takuya Fujima and Ken Akamatsu Del Rey US$10.99
6 - xxxHOLiC #13 CLAMP Del Rey US$10.99
7 2 Naruto #41 Masashi Kishimoto Viz Media US$7.95
8 1 Fruits Basket #22 Natsuki Takaya Tokyopop US$10.99
9 3 Naruto #40 Masashi Kishimoto Viz Media US$7.95
10 8 Naruto #39 Masashi Kishimoto Viz Media US$7.95

Christopher Butcher, manager of The Beguiling comic book store and co-founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, has posted a commentary on the issues that this list faces in integrating sales figures from traditional booksellers with sales figures from direct market retailers such as comc bookstores.

Update: Negima!? neo's listing corrected. Thanks, Hi-Chan.


This article has a follow-up: New York Times Manga Best Seller List, April 5-11 (2009-04-17 13:29)
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