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All 12 Kimi ni Todoke Books on Japan's Weekly Top 100 Manga

posted on 2010-09-29 18:47 EDT
Boosted by film, Karuho Shiina's manga is shōjo manga with most million-sellers since 2008

All 12 volumes of Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke romantic comedy manga ranked on Oricon's chart of the top 100 manga books for the September 20-26 week in Japan. The sales of the manga were boosted this past week by the September 24 opening of the live-action film adaptation starring Mikako Tabe and Haruma Miura.

The 12th and newest volume debuted this week and ranked #1 with 570,979 copies sold. That topped the previous series record holder, which was the 10th volume with 517,358 copies in its first week of sales in January.

Since Oricon began publishing its book sales charts in 2008, every Kimi ni Todoke volume from the 6th one onward has ranked #1 during its first week of sales. The last seven volumes have collectively sold over 1 million copies. Kimi ni Todoke is now the shōjo manga with the most #1 books and the most books to sell one million copies since 2008. Only the shōnen manga One Piece and Naruto have had more #1 books since 2008, and Kimi ni Todoke is the fourth on the overall list of manga with the most million-copy-selling books.

The film opened this past weekend at #2 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart. Viz Media will publish the sixth manga volume in North America in November. Neither the 2009 television anime series version nor the current live-action film version have had a North American license announced.

Source: Oricon


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