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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 1st Half of 2009 (Updated)

posted on 2009-06-15 14:37 EDT
2 One Piece, 1 NANA, 2 FMA, 3 Bleach, 1 Kimi ni Todoke, 3 St. Young Men in top 50

The following chart covers sales from November 17, 2008 to May 17, 2009:

Rank Title Author Estimated Copies Publisher Price Cover
1 One Piece #53 Eiichiro Oda 1,801,877 Shueisha Y420
2 One Piece #52 Eiichiro Oda 1,778,239 Shueisha Y420
3 NANA #21 Ai Yazawa 1,418,089 Shueisha Y420
4 Fullmetal Alchemist #21 Hiromu Arakawa 1,170,718 Square Enix Y420
5 Naruto #45 Masashi Kishimoto 1,131,145 Shueisha Y420
6 Fullmetal Alchemist #22 Hiromu Arakawa 1,068,430 Square Enix Y420
7 Bleach #36 Tite Kubo 927,610 Shueisha Y420
8 Bleach #37 Tite Kubo 907,714 Shueisha Y420
9 Naruto #46 Masashi Kishimoto 864,708 Shueisha Y420
10 Bleach #38 Tite Kubo 822,238 Shueisha Y420
11 Kimi ni Todoke #8 Karuho Shiina 685,186 Shueisha Y420
12 Saint Young Men (Saint O-nii-san) #3 Hikaru Nakamura 677,411 Kodansha Y580
13 Kuroshitsuji #6 Yana Toboso 619,501 Square Enix Y620
14 D.Gray-man #17 Katsura Hoshino 611,100 Shueisha Y420
15 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! #23 Akira Amano 598,192 Shueisha Y420
16 Detective Conan
(Case Closed)
#64
Gosho Aoyama 593,589 Shogakukan Y420
17 Pluto #7 Story: Osamu Tezuka
Art: Naoki Urasawa
589,656 Shogakukan Y550
18 Vagabond #29 Original Novel: Eiji Yoshikawa
Art: Takehiko Inoue
572,946 Kodansha Y560
19 Gintama #26 Hideaki Sorachi 557,839 Shueisha Y420
20 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! #24 Akira Amano 554,920 Shueisha Y420
21 Glass no Kamen #43 Suzue Miuchi 551,829 Hakusensha Y420
22 Gintama #27 Hideaki Sorachi 545,496 Shueisha Y420
23 Gintama #28 Hideaki Sorachi 493,768 Shueisha Y420
24 xxxHOLiC #14 CLAMP 465,760 Kodansha Y560
25 March comes in like a lion [Sangatsu no Lion] #2 Chika Umino 441,939 Hakusensha Y510
26 Moyashimon #7 Masayuki Ishikawa 402,965 Kodansha Y560
27 Bakuman. #2 Story: Tsugumi Ohba
Art: Takeshi Obata
394,567 Shueisha Y420
28 Bakuman. #1 Story: Tsugumi Ohba
Art: Takeshi Obata
381,633 Shueisha Y420
29 Hayate the Combat Butler
(Hayate no Gotoku!)
#18
Kenjirou Hata 376,340 Shogakukan Y420
30 Ouran High School Host Club #14 Bisco Hatori 374,257 Hakusensha Y420
31 Soul Eater #14 Atsushi Ookubo 373,020 Square Enix Y420
32 Fairy Tail #14 Hiro Mashima 366,651 Kodansha Y440
33 Saint Young Men (Saint O-nii-san) #1 Hikaru Nakamura 365,235 Kodansha Y580
34 High School Debut #13 Kazune Kawahara 363,446 Shueisha Y420
35 Ahiru no Sora #23 Takeshi Hinata 347,574 Kodansha Y440
36 Mei-chan no Shitsuji #1 Riko Miyagi 334,536 Shueisha Y410
37 Saint Young Men (Saint O-nii-san) #2 Hikaru Nakamura 332,697 Kodansha Y580
38 Tsubasa #25 CLAMP 332,338 Kodansha Y440
39 Fairy Tail #13 Hiro Mashima 331,985 Kodansha Y440
40 Naruto #44 Masashi Kishimoto 327,918 Shueisha Y420
41 Cross Game #14 Mitsuru Adachi 324,396 Shogakukan Y420
42 Tsubasa #26 CLAMP 321,461 Kodansha Y440
43 Hayate the Combat Butler
(Hayate no Gotoku!)
#19
Kenjirou Hata 319,543 Shogakukan Y420
44 Major #71 Takuya Mitsuda 317,381 Shogakukan Y420
45 Worst #22 Hiroshi Takahashi 317,125 Akita Shoten Y420
46 Ahiru no Sora #22 Takeshi Hinata 316,221 Kodansha Y440
47 Kekkaishi #23 Yellow Tanabe 315,469 Shogakukan Y420
48 Detroit Metal City #7 Kiminori Wakasugi 315,150 Hakusensha Y540
49 Mushishi #10 Yuki Urushibara 313,845 Kodansha Y620
50 Major #69 Takuya Mitsuda 313,214 Shogakukan Y420

Source: Oricon

Update: Bleach #37's image updated. Thanks, st_owly


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