Japanese Comic Ranking, May 16–21

posted on 2007-05-23 11:13 EDT by Egan Loo
CLAMP's xxxHOLiC, Mashima's Fairy Tail top chart

The top of this past week's chart is a list of familiar Kodansha authors; besides the powerhouse that is CLAMP and author George Morikawa with his landmark 80th volume of the Hajime no Ippo boxing manga, Rave Master's Hiro Mashima takes the #2 spot with his latest work, Fairy Tail. Female-oriented manga make a respectable showing; not counting Young Magazine's xxxHOLiC, there are four titles including the relative newcomer Otomen—a combination of "otome" (maiden or female otaku) and the English word "men." Otomen revolves around a high school junior named Asuka: manly man and judo/karate/kendo master on the outside, lover of caramel macciato, shōjo manga, sweets, and pink things on the inside.

Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Price
1 - xxxHOLic #11 CLAMP Kodansha Y560
2 - Fairy Tail #4 Hiro Mashima Kodansha Y420
3 - Hajime no Ippo #80 George Morikawa Kodansha Y420
4 - The Gentleman Alliance [Cross] #7 Arina Tanemura Shueisha Y410
5 8 Life #15 Keiko Suenobu Kodansha Y420
6 - Gakuen Alice #13 Tachibana Higuchi Hakusensha Y410
7 - Major #63 Takuya Mitsuda Shogakukan Y410
8 - Otomen #2 Aya Kanno Hakusensha Y410
9 1 Angel Heart #22 Tsukasa Hojo Shinchosha Y530
10 - Gantz #21 Hiroya Oku Shueisha Y650

Source: Tohan

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