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Japanese Comic Ranking, March 29-April 4

posted on 2010-04-07 18:40 EDT
Eva's 1st #1 on chart; Bleach, Gintama, DMC, Nurarihyon land in top 5

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Neon Genesis Evangelion sold 429,868 copies of its 12th volume to debut at #1 for the first time since Oricon started publishing book ranking charts nearly three years ago. It is also the first volume in the series in nearly three years; the 11th volume debuted at #1 on Tohan's chart in June of 2007. Osamu Takahashi's Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project manga spinoff only reached #7 last year.


Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Weekly Copies Total Copies Publisher Price Cover
1 - Neon Genesis Evangelion #12 Yoshiyuki Sadamoto 429,868 429,868 Kadokawa Group Publishing Y588
2 - Bleach #44 Tite Kubo 410,245 410,245 Shueisha Y420
3 - Gintama #33 Hideaki Sorachi 191,268 191,268 Shueisha Y420
4 - Detroit Metal City #9 Kiminori Wakasugi 110,374 111,340 Hakusensha Y540
5 - Nurarihyon no Mago #10 Hiroshi Shiibashi 106,266 106,266 Shueisha Y420
6 12 Shingetsutan Tsukihime #8 Story & Art: Sasakishonen
Original Concept: Type-Moon/ Shingetsutan Tsukihime Production Committee
86,993 142,374 ASCII MediaWorks/ Kadokawa Group Publishing Y630
7 - Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Official Visual Book Reborn Colore! Akira Amano 81,556 81,556 Shueisha Y780
8 13 Pandora Hearts #11 Jun Mochizuki 79,737 134,689 Square Enix Y590
9 - To Love-Ru -Trouble- #18 Story: Saki Hasemi
Art: Kentaro Yabuki
71,995 71,995 Shueisha Y420
10 - Beelzebub #5 Ryūhei Tamura 69,734 69,734 Shueisha Y420
11 - Kuroko no Baske #6 Tadatoshi Fujimaki 69,211 69,211 Shueisha Y420
12 - Sket Dance #13 Kenta Shinohara 68,014 68,014 Shueisha Y420
13 - Medaka Box #4 Original Story: NisiOisin
Art: Akira Akatsuki
63,570 63,570 Shueisha Y420
14 29 Kimi to Boku. #8 Kiichi Hotta 56,506 87,871 Square Enix Y420
15 8 Suki Desu Suzuki-kun!! #7 Gō Ikeyamada 54,238 117,021 Shogakukan Y420
16 1 Billy Bat #3 Art: Naoki Urasawa
Story Joint Collaboration: Takashi Nagasaki
53,097 218,468 Shogakukan Y620
17 16 Sunshine Sketch (Hidamari Sketch) #5 Ume Aoki 48,770 99,142 Hobunsha Y860
18 14 Black Bird #10 Kanoko Sakurakoji 47,186 98,358 Shogakukan Y420
19 - Anedoki #3 Mizuki Kawashita 43,462 43,462 Shueisha Y420
20 - Umi no Misaki #7 Kou Fumizuki 40,488 40,897 Hakusensha Y550
21 - Shin Kurosagi #6 Art: Kuromaru
Story: Takeshi Natsuhara
39,469 39,469 Shogakukan Y540
22 - Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo #169 Osamu Akimoto 39,098 39,098 Shueisha Y420
23 2 Fairy Tail #20 Hiro Mashima 37,990 394,777 Kodansha Y440
24 - Jōkyō Afro Tanaka #10 Saharu Noritsuke 36,388 36,388 Shogakukan Y540
25 4 Working!! #7 Karino Takatsu 31,951 106,646 Square Enix Y500
26 17 One Piece #57 Eiichiro Oda 30,447 2,173,621 Shueisha Y420
27 19 Five #13 Shiori Furukawa 30,083 73,190 Shueisha Y420
28 5 Major #75 Takuya Mitsuda 29,450 212,904 Shogakukan Y420
29 3 The Piano Forest #17 Makoto Isshiki 28,653 112,424 Kodansha Y560
30 - Anata no Tame Nara Dokomademo Asumiko Nakamura 28,368 28,368 Hobunsha Y650

Note: The images for the new titles will be added later.

Source: Oricon, Searchina


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Comic Ranking, April 5-11 (2010-04-14 18:13)
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