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Japanese Comic Ranking, May 4-10

posted on 2009-05-13 18:14 EDT
K-ON!, Aishiteru Kaiyō TV boost manga during slow Golden Week holidays

Kyoto Animation's K-ON! television anime series continues propelled the first two volumes of kakifly's original manga onto the charts, even though the first volume was released back in May of 2008. Similarly, Minoru Itō's two-part Aishiteru Kaiyō manga series jumps onto the chart two years after its debut, thanks to the live-action television drama series that premiered on April 15.

Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Weekly Copies Total Copies Publisher Price Cover
1 1 Naruto #46 Masashi Kishimoto 291,155 795,179 Shueisha Y420
2 2 Ouran High School Host Club #14 Bisco Hatori 165,719 324,053 Hakusensha Y420
3 4 Claymore #16 Norihiro Yagi 85,933 181,233 Shueisha Y420
4 3 Eyeshield 21 #35 Story: Riichirou Inagaki
Art: Yuusuke Murata
80,171 183,504 Shueisha Y420
5 6 Toriko #4 Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro 66,271 149,487 Shueisha Y420
6 7 Gintama Official Character Book 2 (Gintama Gonensei) Hideaki Sorachi 57,201 136,882 Shueisha Y720
7 - Hanma Baki - Son of Ogre #18 Keisuke Itagaki 54,085 54,085 Akita Shoten Y420
8 10 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX #5 Supervision: Kazuki Takahashi
Story & Art: Naoyuki Kageyama
45,085 99,798 Shueisha Y420
9 - Baki Gaiden - Scarface #5 Story: Keisuke Itagaki
Art: Yukinao Yamauchi
43,852 43,852 Akita Shoten Y580
10 16 Sengoku Tenshō-ki #5 Hideki Miyashita 42,569 88,444 Kodansha Y580
11 12 Kurenai #3 Original Creator: Kentarō Katayama
Art: Yamato Yamamoto
40,188 94,313 Shueisha Y460
12 17 Hana Yorimo Hana no Gotoku #7 Minako Narita 39,379 77,390 Hakusensha Y420
13 9 Fullmetal Alchemist #22 Hiromu Arakawa 36,712 1,049,424 Square Enix Y420
14 13 Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo #164 Yusei Matsui 34,701 82,451 Shueisha Y420
15 15 Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro #21 Yusei Matsui 32,980 79,814 Shueisha Y420
16 5 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #9 Riko Miyagi 29,008 219,923 Shueisha Y420
17 48 Kenka Shōbai #15 Yasuaki Kita 24,261 42,644 Kodansha Y560
18 8 Bokutachi wa Shitteshimatta #6 Kaho Miyasaka 24,096 129,298 Shogakukan Y420
19 30 K-ON! #1 kakifly 23,277 135,999 Houbunsha Y860
20 34 K-ON! #2 kakifly 22,561 136,334 Houbunsha Y860
21 23 Daiya no A (Ace of Diamond) #15 Yūji Terajima 21,663 232,283 Kodansha Y440
22 24 Dorabase: Doraemon Chō-Yakyū (Super Baseball) Side Story #17 Art: Shintarō Mugiwara
Original Creator: Fujiko Pro
21,440 50,431 Shogakukan Y410
23 21 Kekkaishi #24 Yellow Tanabe 21,368 262,148 Shogakukan Y420
24 - Aishiteru Kaiyō Part I Minoru Itō 20,402 44,215 Kodansha Y600
25 - Aishiteru Kaiyō Part II Minoru Itō 20,237 43,620 Kodansha Y600
26 26 Life #20 Keiko Suenobu 19,996 215,358 Kodansha Y440
27 39 Saint Young Men (Saint O-nii-san) #3 Hikaru Nakamura 19,792 663,040 Kodansha Y580
28 43 One Piece #53 Eiichiro Oda 19,588 1,789,091 Shueisha Y420
29 - flat #2 Natsu Aogiri 18,307 18,307 Mag Garden Y600
30 22 Hayate the Combat Butler
(Hayate no Gotoku!)
#19
Kenjirou Hata 18,207 311,774 Shogakukan Y420

Source: Oricon, Tohan

Erratum: Natsu Aogiri's family name corrected.


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Comic Ranking, May 11-17 (Updated) (2009-05-20 18:32)
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