Japanese Comic Ranking, June 19–June 25
posted on by Egan Loo
The first Evangelion volume in over a year builds upon the pent-up demand (and this year's movie hype) to take first place in the comic ranking chart. This volume is also the first whose original story is co-credited to Khara, the new animation company that Evangelion anime director Hideaki Anno founded in 2006.
The only other new titles to rank on the chart are the Skip Beat! shōjo story about a rising singer, the latest baseball manga with the distinctively drawn character eyes of Touch's Mitsuru Adachi, the next volume of big-in-Japan-less-so-in-America Konjiki no Gash!!, and the martial arts comedy Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi.
|1||-||Neon Genesis Evangelion #11 Palm's Memories||Art: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto |
Original Story: Gainax/Khara
|2||1||Nodame Cantabile #18||Tomoko Ninomiya||Kodansha||Y410|
|3||-||Skip Beat! #16||Yoshiki Nakamura||Hakusensha||Y410|
|4||-||Cross Game #8||Mitsuru Adachi||Shogakukan||Y410|
|5||-||Konjiki no Gash!! (Zatch Bell) #29||Makoto Raiku||Shogakukan||Y410|
|7||5||Ahiru no Sora #16||Takeshi Hinata||Kodansha||Y420|
|8||-||Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi #25||Shun Matsuena||Shogakukan||Y410|
|9||7||School Rumble #17||Jin Kobayashi||Kodansha||Y420|
|10||6||Beck #30||Harold Sakuishi||Kodansha||Y530|
Image © Yoshiyuki Sadamoto