The week proves to be rather slow for Manga in general with copies sold for new releases not as staggering as the past titles that made it onto the charts a couple of weeks prior. Mix Volume 19 is ahead of the new pack, sitting just behind TenSura Volume 21 at Number 2. Copies sold stands at 90,216 for the volume in its first 6 days, not as good as Volume 16’s 127,416 copies in its first 5 days and only a tad bit higher than the 3-day sales of Volume 17. Mix is currently being serialized in Shogakukan’s Gessan magazine with more information about the work can be found here via its official webpage. The first chapter of its Manga is also up for free if you would like to check it out right here in Japanese. As of April 2019, the series has surpassed 8 million copies in print, which should put the number today to more than 10 million copies. In December last year, Volume 18 received a short promotional video, and if you missed it, you can watch it below.
Chihayafuru continues to be put under pressure despite the series about to come to an end. Sales performance for Volume 49 (at Number 5 on the list) fails to impress in its first 5 days, only to sell 71,923 copies sold, down by 63.13%, 62.61% and 25.22% from Volumes 30, 32 and 44. The Manga by Yuki Suetsugu is serialized in Kodansha’s Be-Love magazine where its final chapter is set to come out on August 1st next month (Source: ANN). More about the work can be found on its official page right here, plus several of its chapters can be read for free in Japanese here. As of 1st of July this year, the series is said to have breached 27 million copies in circulation (Source: Minkei). Studio Madhouse also produced the first three seasons of its Anime, and unfortunately no news of a sequel yet. The work was adapted into a live-action in 2016 which starred Suzu Hirose, Shuhei Nomura and Mackenyu.
A spot below at Number 6 is Blue Lock Volume 20 at 45,450 copies sold in its first 3 days, lower than the 3-day sales of Volumes 16 and 17 by 5.67% and 24.35%. According to a post via its official Twittier account on July 15, the series has surpassed 10 million copies in circulation. The Manga by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yuusuke Nomura is serialized in the Weekly Shounen Magazine by Kodansha where some of its chapters can be checked out for free right here in Japanese. Studio 8bit will be adapting the work into Anime which is slated for arrival this coming Fall Season, and if you missed out on its latest promotional video, do watch it below.
As for Kakkou no Iinazuke Volume 13 at Number 7, copies sold are at 36,884 in its first 3 days, not its best performance when compared to its past volumes with the same number of days of sales. Volumes 5 to 8 for instance were averaging at around 50,000 copies sold back in 2021, selling roughly 30% higher each than Volume 13. Kakkou no Iinazuke is serialized in the Weekly Shounen Magazine by Kodansha with some of its chapters available for free in Japanese right here and is worked on by the same author of Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo. The title is currently being adapted into Anime by SynergySP and Shin-Ei Animation and should end its broadcast somewhere in September.
Things are also looking pretty dim for Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. at Number 9. Volume 26’s 34,542 copies sold in its first 3 days are in fact 26.57% and 13.24% fewer than Volumes 14 and 18. The series recorded some improvement in sales for its previous two volumes, but the momentum does not seem to last this time around, and it would seem that the Anime was not able to provide the boost it needed. Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. is a Shogakukan title which has been serializing in its Shounen Sunday magazine since May 2016 with more information about it can be found right here via its official page. Some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. According to its live-action DVD description, the series has more than 5 million copies in circulation as of February this year. The work by Tomohito Oda was also adapted into two Anime seasons by OLM.
It is thanks to the amazing folks over at Oricon that we get to see these charts on a weekly basis, so be sure to head over to their site here and show them lots of love! In addition, all the data you find below is accessible via Oricon right here (Manga) and here (Series). If Google charts are what you prefer, you can find their respective links to the charts at the bottom of the post. Many of the titles that you see below have been discussed in the TSUTAYA’s sales chart for the same week, so do have a look at it right here. Some titles that did not make it onto the Top 30 chart were also discussed in the COMIC ZIN’s chart here.
Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su makes its 10th volume debut at Number 10 with copies sold at 31,998 in its first 3 days, a small 3.71% improvement over Volume 8. Had the volume went on a day longer, it may have even overtaken Volume 4’s sales. Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su is worked on by Katarina and Ryousuke Fuji and is being serialized in the Weekly Shounen Magazine by Kodansha. You can get more information about the series right here via its official webpage and read some of its Manga chapters for free right here in Japanese. As of July 7, the series has 2.5 million copies in printed circulation (Source: Famitsu). The Manga will be adapted into Anime by studio C2C which is slated for broadcast in 2023. You can watch the promotional video of its Anime adaptation down below.
Nichijou Lock makes its maiden breach onto Oricon’s Top 30 chart at 29,945 copies sold in its first 5 days. The Manga is serialized in Media Factory’s Comic Alunna magazine of which its first chapter can be read for free right here in Japanese via Comic Walker. So, do check it out!
Kanojo, Okarishimasu at Number 14 sees 29,808 copies sold for its 27th volume in its first 3 days, a poor display when compared to its other volumes. Note that its 3-day sales peaked for Volume 20 which had 50,566 copies sold, while Volumes 11, 23 and 24 all managed to stay above the 30,000 mark. The Manga’s performance is expected to continue its decline for its upcoming volumes as well. Kanojo, Okarishimasu has been serialized in the Weekly Shounen Magazine by Kodansha since July 2017 whereby some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. TMS Entertainment is currently adapting the work into Anime with its second season being broadcasted this season. The first season went off to broadcast between July and September 2020. The series has surpassed 10 million copies in circulation as of June this year (Source: Oricon).
Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san Volume 20 is 15th on the list at 28,876 copies sold in its first 6 days, a good start for the volume, plus a 7.94% upgrade over Volume 18’s 6 days of sales. Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san is serialized in Shogakukan’s Shounen Sunday magazine with more information about the work can be found here through its official webpage. The first three chapters are also up for free if you would like to check it out right here in Japanese. It received a 12-episode Anime adaptation by J.C.Staff in 2021.
Number 16 places Hajime no Ippo Volume 135 at 27,639 copies sold in its first 3 days, a 19.73% decrease from Volume 133’s 27,639 copies sold. Hajime no Ippo is one of the longest running series out there, having been serialized since September 1989. The work by George Morikawa can be found in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine with some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. As of July, the series has 96 million copies in printed circulation (Source: Yoyaku Top 10)
I expected Yofukashi no Uta to see a small rise in copies sold for its 12th volume considering its Anime is being broadcasted as of the time of writing. However, that does seem to be the case. Copies sold for the volume are down from Volumes 10 and 11 by 8.94% and 8.30% to 25,174 copies. Perhaps, having only two episodes in for its Anime is not enough or too early to provide a boost. Therefore, we should observe further how it will do as a series once it is in the middle of its broadcast, and after the broadcast has ended. Yofukashi no Uta (or Call of the Night as it is officially known in English) has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Shounen Sunday magazine since August of 2019. More information about the work can be found here, and some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese if you wish to check it out. The Manga is being adapted into a 13-episode TV Anime series by LIDENFILMS and is directed by Tomoyuki Itamura who was involved in the Bakemonogatari series. As of July this year, the series has surpassed 2.5 million copies in circulation (Source: Anime Anime). You can also watch a promotional video that was released in April 2020 to promote its 3rd volume down below.
The final new release for the week belongs to Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasuna! Volume 7 at Number 20 with 24,518 copies sold in its first 6 days, a 9.08% fall from Volume 6’s 26,966 copies sold in its first 6 days back between October 11 and October 17, 2021. Having passed the 1 million copies in circulation as of January this year, the Manga can be found in Shogakukan’s Gekkan! Spirits magazine with more information about it can be accessed here via its official website. Also, feel free to check out its first chapter right here, available through the same page in Japanese. The series also received a 12-episode Anime adaptation by Science SARU and a live-action film adaptation in 2020, and three years ago, Shogakukan released a pretty cool video to promote the series, which you can watch below.
Manga Weekly Top 30
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