Oricon’s Half-Year Manga Sales Ranking 2020

Oricon has released the half year sales chart available here detailing the performance of Manga sold in Japan for the period between December 2, 2019 to May 25, 2020. The charts for Manga are divided into two parts, one where the total of all volumes sold is taken into account while the other segregates them Continue reading Oricon’s Half-Year Manga Sales Ranking 2020

April 2020 Manga Sales According to NPD BookScan data (April 5, 2020 to May 2, 2020), for US Only

As I have noted in the previous post here, there will be no units sold data available for some time as Publisher Weekly is suspending unit sales due to the volatility of sales data caused by the Covid-19. Therefore, the top 20 list you find below will be excluding unit sales. You can find the Continue reading April 2020 Manga Sales According to NPD BookScan data (April 5, 2020 to May 2, 2020), for US Only

March 2020 Manga Sales According to NPD BookScan data (March 1, 2020 to April 4, 2020), for US Only

I was a bit hesitant to have this up at first as Publishers Weekly have stopped updating their site with the following comment, “As of 3/28/2020, due to extreme sales volatility caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are temporarily omitting unit sales for individual titles from the lists.” (source: Comics) As such, I am unable Continue reading March 2020 Manga Sales According to NPD BookScan data (March 1, 2020 to April 4, 2020), for US Only

Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: May 11, 2020 ~ May 17, 2020

Well, got to admit, it was a really good week for Manga. And as many of us have expected, it did not come as a surprise for Kimetsu no Yaiba to top the week’s chart. This time around, it did a lot better than the previous two volumes. The sales of its Limited Edition volumes Continue reading Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: May 11, 2020 ~ May 17, 2020

Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: May 4, 2020 ~ May 10, 2020

Kimetsu no Yaiba continues its momentum going into the first week of May according to Oricon’s latest chart accessible here. All volumes are accounted for, but sales have plummeted after a good run it had the previous week. On a side note, volume 20 of the series went on sale a couple of days ago Continue reading Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: May 4, 2020 ~ May 10, 2020

Shounen Jump Titles May Be Delayed or Temporarily Suspended Due to COVID-19

Shueisha has announced that several of its works that are being serialized via the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine may not be published or temporarily suspended as it takes precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. It has advised authors to work in a way that could minimize risk of infection. As a result, more Continue reading Shounen Jump Titles May Be Delayed or Temporarily Suspended Due to COVID-19

Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: April 27, 2020 ~ May 3, 2020

  This is not the first time Kimetsu no Yaiba has occupied the chart from top to bottom. It did the same thing back in January as it built up towards the release of volume 19. Cumulatively, the entire 19 volumes have sold 1,963,933 copies for the period between April 27 to May 3. Looks Continue reading Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: April 27, 2020 ~ May 3, 2020