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Sailor Moon Ranks as #7 Graphic Novel in U.S. Bookstores in October

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Naruto, Bleach, Black Butler, Vampire Bund also in top 20

The eighth volume of Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga ranked at #7 on Nielsen BookScan's list of top 20 graphic novels in American bookstores for October. Kodansha Comics had released the volume on October 30.

Other manga top-sellers include Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto volume 58 at #10, Tite Kubo's Bleach volume 48 at #11 and volume 49 at #15, Yana Toboso's Black Butler volume 11 at #13, Sailor Moon volume 7 at #16, and Nozomu Tamaki's Dance in the Vampire Bund volume 13 at #19. Sailor Moon volume 7 and Naruto volume 58 had ranked at #1 and #2 on September's list.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Compendium Two topped October's graphic novel list.

The BookScan rankings represent sales at Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases — but not sales at comic book stores, Walmart, and some other venues.

In comic book stores, graphic novel sales were up 53.9% compared to sales in October 2011.

Source: ICv2, (Link 2)

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