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Japanese Comic Ranking, November 30-December 6 (Updated)

posted on 2009-12-09 17:51 EST
One Piece, Bleach, Reborn!, D.Gray-man debut in top 5; Nodame remains at #3

Update: Shueisha published 2.85 million copies of the 56th volume of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga — the largest print run that any Japanese manga has ever had in its first printing. So far, 1,363,868 copies have sold in the first week, and that is before the 10th One Piece theatrical anime film, One Piece Film Strong World, will open in Japan on December 12.

Meanwhile, Square Enix will ship the 24th volume of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist on December 22. With that volume, Square Enix will have printed a total of over 40 million Fullmetal Alchemist manga book volumes — the first Square Enix manga to reach that threshold. Fullmetal Alchemist is one of only five manga titles to sell over 1 million copies of one volume in 2009. (The other four titles are One Piece, Naruto, NANA, and Nodame Cantabile.)

Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Weekly Copies Total Copies Publisher Price Cover
1 - One Piece #56 Eiichiro Oda 1,363,868 1,363,868 Shueisha Y420
2 - Bleach #42 Tite Kubo 475,911 475,911 Shueisha Y420
3 1 Nodame Cantabile #23 Tomoko Ninomiya 320,873 790,217 Kodansha Y440
4 - Katekyo Hitman Reborn! #27 Akira Amano 253,866 253,866 Shueisha Y420
5 - D.Gray-man #19 Katsura Hoshino 244,049 244,049 Shueisha Y460
6 4 Kuroshitsuji #8 Yana Toboso 189,800 440,538 Square Enix Y590
7 3 Yotsuba&! #9 Kiyohiko Azuma 143,721 408,181 ASCII MediaWorks/ Kadokawa Group Publishing Y630
8 - Nurarihyon no Mago #8 Hiroshi Shiibashi 109,637 109,637 Shueisha Y420
9 - Toriko #7 Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro 102,567 102,567 Shueisha Y420
10 2 Real #9 Takehiko Inoue 101,010 422,035 Shueisha Y630
11 - Vampire Knight #11 Matsuri Hino 89,897 89,897 Hakusensha Y420
12 - Kurenai #4 Original Creator: Kentarō Katayama
Art: Yamato Yamamoto
59,227 59,227 Shueisha Y460
13 8 Pandora Hearts #10 Jun Mochizuki 55,148 139,667 Square Enix Y590
14 - Anedoki #1 Mizuki Kawashita Shueisha Y420 54,618 54,618
15 - Medaka Box #2 Original Story: NisiOisin
Art: Akira Akatsuki
Shueisha Y420 54,194 54,194
16 - Naruto Hiden • Kai no Sho Official Premium Fan Book Masashi Kishimoto 53,744 53,744 Shueisha Y690
17 - Shinya Shokudō #5 Yarō Abe 48,347 49,069 Shogakukan Y780
18 5 Detective Conan
(Case Closed)
#66
Gosho Aoyama 44,953 488,419 Shogakukan Y420
19 - Birdy the Mighty Evolution #3 Masami Yuuki 38,600 39,158 Shogakukan Y540
20 11 Black Bird #9 Kanoko Sakurakoji 32,269 100,014 Shogakukan Y420
21 6 Billy Bat #2 Art: Naoki Urasawa
Story Joint Collaboration: Takashi Nagasaki
31,662 225,148 Shogakukan Y620
22 - Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama (The New Prince of Tennis) Official Character Guide PeaPuri Vol. 2 Takeshi Konomi 31,556 31,556 Shueisha Y500
23 14 Fairy Tail #18 Hiro Mashima 29,266 303,815 Kodansha Y440
24 15 Kaze Hikaru #27 Taeko Watanabe 29,086 87,151 Shogakukan Y420
25 7 Bamboo Blade #12 Story: Masahiro Totsuka
Art: Aguri Igarashi
27,901 116,470 Square Enix Y540
26 20 Naruto #48 Masashi Kishimoto 27,759 1,066,694 Shueisha Y420
27 - Higanjima #29 Kōji Matsumoto 27,642 27,642 Kodansha Y580
28 - Lord #17 Story: Buronson
Art: Ryoichi Ikegami 
27,466 27,757 Shogakukan Y550
29 9 Strobe Edge #7 Io Sakisaka 27,183 109,758 Shueisha Y420
30 10 Cross Game #16 Mitsuru Adachi 26,708 290,258 Shogakukan Y420

Source: Oricon, Tohan, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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