News 2009's Top-Selling Manga in Japan, by Series
posted on 2009-12-04 16:29 EST
The following chart covers sales from November 17, 2008 to November 22, 2009. No new manga volume of Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys was released in 2009. However over 2.6 million more copies of the suspense manga were still sold on the strength of the ongoing movie trilogy.
Similarly, sales of Riko Miyagi's Mei-chan no Shitsuji manga jumped thanks to the 2009 live-action television drama series. A week after the drama's January premiere, the first seven volumes of the manga entered the weekly top-30 sales chart and almost doubled their sales to date — even though the first volume was released back in November of 2006.
|1||One Piece||Eiichiro Oda||14,721,241||Shueisha|
|4||Fullmetal Alchemist||Hiromu Arakawa||5,810,522||Square Enix|
|6||Katekyo Hitman Reborn!||Akira Amano||3,694,323||Shueisha|
|7||Mei-chan no Shitsuji||Riko Miyagi||3,076,659||Shueisha|
|8||Fairy Tail||Hiro Mashima||2,886,942||Kodansha|
|9||20th Century Boys||Naoki Urasawa||2,655,379||Shogakukan|
|10||Saint Young Men (Saint O-nii-san)||Hikaru Nakamura||2,614,269||Kodansha|
follow-up of 2009 Japanese Comic Ranking, #1-25