News Rosario+Vampire Was #1 April Manga in U.S. Bookstores
posted on 2012-05-04 15:15 EDT
The eighth volume of Akihisa Ikeda's Rosario + Vampire Season II manga ranked #5 in Nielsen BookScan's list of top 20 graphic novels in American bookstores for April. The American graphic novel series The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman again held the top spot with its first compendium. Kirkman's series also took the top four spots, and 12 of the top 20 spots.
The 55th volume of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga fell from #3 in March's rankings to #10, and the fourth volume of Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon fell from #2 to #18. The other two manga titles in the top 20 are the ninth volume of Yana Toboso's Black Butler (#14) and the 39th volume of Tite Kubo's Bleach (#19).
The BookScan rankings represent sales at Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases — but not sales at comic book stores, Walmart, and some other venues.