Forum - View topic
NEWS: New York Times Manga Best Seller List, August 1-7


Goto page 1, 2  Next

Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
bleachj0j



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
Posts: 874
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:07 pm Reply with quote
GO BAKUMAN. Still gotta pick up my volume Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Shay Guy



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 1348
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:10 pm Reply with quote
Is anyone getting the impression that there's a lot more turnover than usual?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jaymie



Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 915
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:15 pm Reply with quote
BAKUMAN! Very Happy Also, D.Gray-man. <3

And wtf, Return to Labyrinth made the list? Didn't Tokyopop cancel that a few years ago due to low sales before some fans on Amazon convinced them to uncancel it? Shocked

Twilight rises from the dead...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Manga
skafreak51



Joined: 13 Feb 2009
Posts: 199
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:18 pm Reply with quote
That's kind of why I don't believe these NYT best seller lists.

What is the #1 series up there? I've NEVER heard of it. I'm sure most manga fans haven't. Yet it's number 1?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Megiddo



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 8265
Location: IL
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:20 pm Reply with quote
Gotta wonder why an American fantasy graphic novel is listed in the "manga" best seller list.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FMAvatard



Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 184
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:21 pm Reply with quote
skafreak51 wrote:
What is the #1 series up there? I've NEVER heard of it. I'm sure most manga fans haven't. Yet it's number 1?


It's a book series about cats that live in the wild in clans. Think Harry Potter, but no magic, more mystery/war, and with cats. I had no idea they made a manga of it. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
HatsumiShinogu



Joined: 12 Aug 2007
Posts: 33
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:10 am Reply with quote
It seems Black Bird is becoming very popular. I do like it quite a lot but not my favorite shojo. However I am a big fan of Skip.Beat! and it makes me happy to see it on the list.

As for Bakuman, I got the first volume but I cannot say I am all that interested in getting the next volumes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
bleachigo66



Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 246
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:47 am Reply with quote
Awesome to see Bakuman doing so well with its first volume in the US! Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mglittlerobin



Joined: 28 Aug 2008
Posts: 1070
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:24 am Reply with quote
Good to see FMA there, but I have to play catch up and buy all the other volumes first.

Last edited by mglittlerobin on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:12 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RestLessone



Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 1425
Location: New York
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:16 am Reply with quote
FMAvatard wrote:
skafreak51 wrote:
What is the #1 series up there? I've NEVER heard of it. I'm sure most manga fans haven't. Yet it's number 1?


It's a book series about cats that live in the wild in clans. Think Harry Potter, but no magic, more mystery/war, and with cats. I had no idea they made a manga of it. Smile

They had a bunch of authors write a bunch of graphic novels based on the series. IMO, the only one that's really enjoyable is Rise of Scourge.

Eh, but I totally started getting annoyed with the book series after the first arc ended. That one was great: death, themes, faulted characters, plot twists...Then the second arc was "meh," but not bad. I gave up at the third. I don't see how anyone thought introducing Mary Sue Millie was a great idea. The fourth is being released, and the fifth will be a prequel (I might check the latter out, though).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LunarianWarrior



Joined: 16 Sep 2007
Posts: 57
Location: NYC
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:39 pm Reply with quote
bleachigo66 wrote:
Awesome to see Bakuman doing so well with its first volume in the US! Very Happy


It is! Very Happy I pre-ordered mine because I love the series but I didn't know so many people would buy it as well. It's a surprise that it's on the top 10 but it also so great that it's doing well here in the US.

Though I only hope people didn't buy it because it says was by the creators of Death Note on the front cover Anime smallmouth + sweatdrop It isn't like it at all but it's really good.

Now gotta get the 2nd one.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
WolfLoner



Joined: 28 Jul 2010
Posts: 13
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:49 pm Reply with quote
Shay Guy wrote:
Is anyone getting the impression that there's a lot more turnover than usual?

No Rolling Eyes and what turnover is that?



I am looking here for 2010 total manga sells in total, you know how the manga publishers blame the lack of sells on the manga Scanlations group well i am looking for the actually numbers, which may prove them wrong.



And of course manga publishers actions on the manga scanlations groups will hurt them.


Anyone here going to take any bets?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
vashfanatic



Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 3470
Location: Back stateside
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:00 pm Reply with quote
Um... dare I even ask this...? Why are 2 of these 10 titles not even manga? As in, they were originally written in English by English speakers, have nothing to do with Japan, and in one case is based on an English-written series? What are the standards for inclusion in this list?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Anime Remix



Joined: 16 Dec 2009
Posts: 354
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:09 pm Reply with quote
HatsumiShinogu wrote:
As for Bakuman, I got the first volume but I cannot say I am all that interested in getting the next volumes.
Bakuman really does get better and better as the story progresses. Then again, they get more in depth about Manga. Basically, more things happen that has things with Manga, Anime hyper.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Anime Remix



Joined: 16 Dec 2009
Posts: 354
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:25 pm Reply with quote
vashfanatic wrote:
Um... dare I even ask this...? Why are 2 of these 10 titles not even manga? As in, they were originally written in English by English speakers, have nothing to do with Japan, and in one case is based on an English-written series? What are the standards for inclusion in this list?
Could it be that they are licensed by a company that also license/release Manga in North America?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group