Golden Kamuy goes out like a champ with its final volume debut to record its best sales to date since Volume 18 at 263,047 copies sold, averaging at around 43,000 copies per day. To compare, its previous 6-day sales for its 29th volume for instance sold 65.53% less, and Volume 18 which had 5 days of sales only sold 193,175 copies back in June 2019. The rest of the volumes you see in the graph below have either 3 days or 4 days of sales each, averaging at around 30,000 copies per day (note that the average per day tend to fall the longer the sales go). The series was serialized in the Young Jump magazine between August 2014 and April 2022 with more information about the work can be obtained here via its official webpage. As of July the 17th it was said to have surpassed 23 million copies in circulation (Source: Asahi Shimbun). The work by Satoru Noda was also adapted into three TV Anime seasons, produced by Geno Studio with a sequel set to follow suit in Fall this year. Shueisha has also released a short video to promote the final volume of which you can watch below.
Next on the list is Chiikawa: Nanka Chiisakute Kawaii Yatsu coming in at Number 6 at 42,885 copies sold for its 4th volume Limited Edition whereas its Regular Edition can be found all the way at Number 17 with 28,214 copies sold, both in their first 3 days. A remarkable start for the volumes to be honest considering the price tag for each volume. The Limited Edition goes on sale at 2,200 yen (≈16 USD) while the Regular Edition is at 1,100 yen (≈8 USD), nearly double or more than triple the price of Golden Kamuy’s 31st volume. Chiikawa: Nanka Chiisakute Kawaii Yatsu is a work by author Nagano which is currently having its Anime adaptation being broadcasted this season as of the time of writing. You can read a preview of its 1st volume right here in Japanese.
At Number 7 is Giant Killing Volume 61 at 42,134 copies sold in its first 3 days, unable to recover from its current downtrend. Prior to this, its 58th volume sold 6.37% more at 45,000 copies in its first 3 days while Volumes 59 and 60 continued to see fewer copies sold in their first 5 and 6 days of sales. You can find Giant Killing in the Morning magazine by Kodansha where it has been serialized since January 2007 with some of its chapters available for reading right here in Japanese. The title was also adapted into a 26-episode TV Anime series in 2010 by Studio Deen.
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Saint☆Oniisan makes its 20th volume debut, its latest after a long time — it was last seen with Volume 19 in March 2021 — at 35,153 copies sold in its first 3 days. Note that it does have a Special Edition for Volume 20, however, it failed to chart on the Top 30. Unfortunately, the series’ sales performance has not been that positive with a clear drop volume-to-volume can be observed since the release of its 17th volume. The latest volume is also a fall of 38.15% from Volume 18’s 56,837 copies sold in its first 3 days. Saint☆Oniisan first began serialization in August of 2006 via Kodansha’s Morning Two of which more information about it can be found here via its official webpage. You can also give its Manga chapters a try for free in Japanese right here through Comic Days. According to Telasa its latest printed circulation status puts it at 16 million copies. In 2012, it received two OVA episodes by A-1 Pictures, and a film was released in 2013, also by the same studio. Then, it received a live-action TV series adaptation in 2018 which is still being broadcasted as of the time of writing.
The only other new release you will find on the chart for the week (other than the pre-releases which will be discussed the week after) would be Number 25’s Noraneko to Ookami at 22,789 copies sold in its first 5 days, not its first time on the chart as it was last seen with Volume 2 at 19,877 copies sold in its first 5 days as well. The work by Miyuki Mitsubachi is serialized in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine of which more information about it can be accessed right here via its official webpage. You can also read the preview of Volume 1 right here for free in Japanese.
Noraneko to Ookami’s spread page from Chapter 1
Manga Weekly Top 30
1. Golden Kamuy Vol. 31 (NEW)
by Satoru Noda
Release date: July 19, 2022
Price: 630 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 263,047
Link (JPN): Vol. 31
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon
2. Blue Lock Vol. 20 (↑35.23%)
by (Story) Muneyuki Kaneshiro and (Art) Yuusuke Nomura
Release date: July 15, 2022
Price: 480 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 61,461
Link (JPN): Vol. 20
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon
3. Boku no Hero Academia Vol. 35