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USA Today Booklist, January 5-11: Naruto Drops

posted on by Egan Loo
Masashi Kishimoto's volume 33 falls after last week's major climb

In its third week of release, volume 33 of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga (Viz Media), is still selling well enough to rank on the USA Today newspaper's list of the top 150 bestselling books. However, after reaching the #68 spot last week, it has dropped down to #140 for the week of January 5 to January 11.

If that week is the volume's last apperance on the chart, it will have spent the least time as a best-seller since Volume 19, which entered the list during the week of October 1-October 7 in the fall of 2007 and lasted three weeks as well. However, this was during Viz's first experiment in simultaneously publishing three volumes of the manga, and during each of those weeks, all three were selling strongly enough to place in the top 150. Volume 10 holds the current record for the longest time a manga has been a best-seller. Between May and July of 2006, it was on the list for a total of 10 weeks.

This article has a follow-up: USA Today Booklist: January 12-18: Naruto Hangs On (2009-01-23 12:33)
follow-up of USA Today Booklist, December 29-January 4: Naruto Rises
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