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Japanese Comic Ranking, June 26–July 16

posted on 2007-07-18 05:18 EDT
Evangelion stays on chart for 4 weeks, One Piece, Nodame, Eyeshield lead for 2

The first Neon Genesis Evangelion volume in over a year topped the comic ranking chart again during the week of June 26–July 2. In a rare distinction, that volume 11 of Evangelion has stayed on the comic chart for four straight weeks and counting. Nodame Cantabile followed Evangelion at #2 for a second week.

The pirate crew of One Piece and the gridiron team of Eyeshield 21 replaced Evangelion and Nodame Cantabile on top for the week of July 3–July 9. The two Weekly Shonen Jump titles repeat their one-two positions this past week as well. Mamoru Nagano's second design book for his Five Star Stories baroque robot manga marks one of the few times that an artbook has appeared on the comic ranking chart.

The last three weeks marked the well-publicized end for two manga, and that helped propel both to the top ten. Rozen Maiden ends its compilation run with Gentosha after a falling out between the Peach-Pit creators and their Birz editors, while the ballyhooed Blue Dragon RalΩGrado tie-in manga for the Xbox 360 role-playing game ended its serialization just last week. (Only half of Blue Dragon RalΩGrado's serialized installments have been compiled in the two volumes published so far.) Meanwhile, the debut volume of Eensy-Weensy Monster from Kare Kano's Masami Tsuda is off to a good start.

June 26–July 2

Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Price
1 1 Neon Genesis Evangelion #11 Palm's Memories Art: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Original Story: Gainax/Khara
Kadokawa Y567
2 2 Nodame Cantabile #18 Tomoko Ninomiya Kodansha Y410
3 - Kaze Hikaru #22 Taeko Watanabe Shogakukan Y410
4 - B.O.D.Y. #10 Ao Mimori Shueisha Y410
5 - Rozen Maiden #8 Peach-Pit Gentosha Y504
6 - Aa Megami-sama
(Ah My Goddess)
#35
Kōsuke Fujishima Kodansha Y490
7 - Ai Hime - Ai to Himegoto
(Love and Secrets)
#3
Kako Mitsuki Shogakukan Y410
8 - Rhapsody in Heaven #2 Kanan Minami Shogakukan Y410
9 - Parfait Tic! #21 Nagamu Nanaji Shueisha Y410
10 - The Story of Saiunkoku #2 Art: Kairi Yura
Story: Sai Yukino
Kadokawa Y546

July 3–July 9

Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Price
1 - One Piece #46 Eiichiro Oda Shueisha Y410
2 - Eyeshield 21 #25 Story: Riichirou Inagaki
Art: Yuusuke Murata
Shueisha Y410
3 - Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar #13 Kyōsuke Usuta Shueisha Y410
4 - Blue Dragon RalΩGrado #2 Art: Takeshi Obata
Story: Tsuneo Takano
Shueisha Y410
5 - M×0 #4 Yasuhiro Kano Shueisha Y410
6 1 Neon Genesis Evangelion #11 Palm's Memories Art: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Original Story: Gainax/Khara
Kadokawa Y567
7 2 Nodame Cantabile #18 Tomoko Ninomiya Kodansha Y410
8 - Oishimbo #99 Story: Tetsu Kariya
Art: Akira Hanasaki
Shogakukan Y530
9 - Homunculus #8 Hideo Yamamoto Shogakukan Y530
10 - Eensy-Weensy Monster #1 Masami Tsuda Hakusensha Y410

July 10–July 16

Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Price
1 1 One Piece #46 Eiichiro Oda Shueisha Y410
2 2 Eyeshield 21 #25 Story: Riichirou Inagaki
Yuusuke Murata
Shueisha Y410
3 - Sprout #5 Atsuko Nanba Kodansha Y420
4 3 Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar #13 Kyōsuke Usuta Shueisha Y410
5 - Hanma Baki #8 Keisuke Itagaki Kodansha Y420
6 - Ouke no Monshou #52 Chieko Hosokawa Akita Y410
7 - Hotaru no Hikari (Firefly's Light) #9 Satoru Hiura Kodansha Y410
8 - F.S.S. Designs #2: Addler:Juno Mamoru Nagano Kadokawa Y2940
9 6 Neon Genesis Evangelion #11 Palm's Memories Art: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Original Story: Gainax/Khara
Kadokawa Y567
10 - Wangan Midnight #38 Michiharu Kusunoki Kodansha Y560

Source: Tohan

Images © Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
© Eiichiro Oda
© Peach-Pit


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Comic Ranking, July 17–July 23 (2007-07-25 07:14)
follow-up of Japanese Comic Ranking, June 5–June 11

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