Tokyo Revengers Volume 28 is the best-selling title for the week between June 13 and June 19 as it sits ahead of others comfortably at 408,979 copies sold in its first 3 days, a very strong turnout, but not as good as its past volumes. The series has been a big hit since its Anime adaptation which propelled its Manga into great success after a massive jump was recorded for Volume 23 over Volume 22 by 71.77%. Note that Volume 23 was released on July 16, 2021, nearly three months after the start of its Anime broadcast. A peak was observed for the series when it hit 500,480 copies sold in its first 3 days for Volume 25 before slowing down by 14.00% to 430,434 copies sold for Volume 27. Volume 28 is another drop debut-to-debut by about 18.28% from the highs of Volume 25. The series has been serialized in the Weekly Shounen Magazine since March of 2017 where more information about it can be obtained right here via its special webpage. You can also read its first five chapters for free right here in Japanese. Kodansha Comics is publishing the work in English, and a preview of its first chapter can be accessed here. While its individual volumes are only available in English digitally, you can purchase the physical and omnibus version of the work that is set to release this coming July. A sequel to the Anime series has also been announced and will arrive in Winter 2023.
Now, before we run off and look at other releases, another related release of Tokyo Revengers can be found at Number 10, the character book Tenjiku-hen at 52,691 copies sold in its first 3 days which covers events that occurred between Chapter 122 to 188 of the Manga. Previously, Tokyo Revengers made another character book debut with Valhalla and Kokuryuu-hen that sold 52,090 in its first 3 days back between April 11 and April 17. This would make its latest character book performance a small improvement of 1.14% over its last.
Kingdom Volume 65 trails behind Tokyo Revengers Volume 28 at Number 2 with 345,206 copies sold in its first 3 days. Its sales performance so far, since Volume 62 has remained flat with a small decline observed volume-to-volume. Note that from Volume 62 onwards, it has been charting at 3 days of sales. To compare, look at Volumes 58 to 60 that have 3 days of sales as well, and you will notice that copies sold are much higher for those volumes that charted at around 400,000 copies sold each on average, but for Volumes 62 to 65, that would be about 345,000 or more each. The Manga began its serialization journey in the Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine in January 2006, and more information about the title can be found on its official webpage right here. Its first three chapters are also up for reading for free right here as well. In 2013, it received an Anime adaptation by Pierrot, but its subsequent seasons were produced by Studio Signpost. Its 4th season is currently airing and is set to end in Summer of 2022.
At Number 3 is Sousou no Frieren Volume 8 with yet another great start at 143,240 copies sold in its first 3 days, however, its performance is weaker by 19.23% than the 177,334 copies sold for Volume 5 in July 2021, also in its first 3 days. Its pace was already slowing down after hitting 177,334 copies sold in its first 3 days for Volume 5, then the 4-day sales of Volume 6 nearly pushed the series to 200,000 copies sold before calming down by 4.86% to 188,595 copies for Volume 7, also in its first 4 days. The work has bagged a number of awards that pushed it to fame, winning the 14th Manga Taisho Award in March of 2021 and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for New Creator in April that same year (which positively affected sales of Volume 5). You can find Sousou no Frieren in the Shounen Sunday magazine where it has been serialized since April 2020 and more information about it can be accessed right here in Japanese via its official page. You can also read its first two chapters for free in Japanese right here. Volume 8 received a short TV commercial video rather recently of which you can check out below. There, the series is announced to have surpassed 6 million copies in circulation.
A huge bump is noted for Golden Kamuy as its latest, Volume 30 hit off to a strong opening of 141,972 copies sold in its first 3 days. Note that this is 34.18% higher that Volume 28, 34.64% more than Volume 27 and a larger increase of 35.53% over Volume 27. You can also look at Volumes 22 to 24, all at 3 days of sales with an average of nearly 100,000 copies sold each, but they are nowhere near the 3-day performance of Volume 30. The Manga having ended may have provided this boost in copies sold. The next volume that will appear, will be its last. The work used to be serialized in the Young Jump magazine between August 2014 and April 2022, and more information about it can be obtained via its official webpage right here. The series was also adapted into three TV Anime seasons by Geno Studio and is slated for a follow up season this coming Fall.
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Detective Conan: Zero no Tea Time Volume 6 is 6th on the list at 89,235 copies sold in its first 3 days, a much better turnout than its last, most likely driven by its Anime adaptation which ended its broadcast quite recently as of the time of writing. The work is a spin-off title to the Detective Conan series and has been serializing in the Shounen Sunday magazine since May 2018. More information about it can be accessed via its official webpage right here and you can check out its first three chapters right here for free in Japanese.
Detective Conan: Zero no Tea Time spread page in Chapter 1
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen Volume 26 is next at 83,229 copies sold in its first 3 days, a small setback from the 85,677 copies sold for Volume 25, also in its first 3 days by 2.86%. This also marks its second consecutive drop debut-to-debut after a fall of 9.10% was observed between Volumes 24 and 25. Its 3-day sales performance was also much stronger for its past volumes, for that, look at Volumes 15, 17 to 19 and 21. Volume 17 in particular remains as its best 3-day sales performer thus far at 124,321 copies sold. The title has been ongoing since May of 2015, and it can be found in the Young Jump Magazine with more information about it can be accessed right here. It was adapted into a TV Anime series by A-1 Pictures in 2019 and was blessed with a sequel that aired in 2020. Its 3rd season is currently being broadcast with A-1 Pictures still at the helm of the project.
Another related work of Aka Akasaka (after Kaguya-sama) can be found at Number 9 with “Oshi no Ko” Volume 8 at 61,700 copies sold in its first 3 days, a minor drop of 1.16% over Volume 7, but is still 0.76% higher than Volume 6. Nevertheless, this is still below expectation as I thought it having an Anime adaptation announced would cause a boost in copies sold. Speaking of its Anime, so far, no date has been released as to when it will air, however, Doga Kobo will be taking charge of the project. The work won the Next Manga Award 2021 for the “Print Category”, and it can be found in the Young Jump magazine where it has been serialized since April 2020. You can also read some of its chapters right here for free in Japanese, better yet, its chapters (but not all) are also available on Manga Plus in English, so do check them out! Shueisha released a short promotional video some days ago to promote its 8th volume of which you can watch below.
Diamond no Ace Act II Volume 31 takes the 11th spot at 51,242 copies sold in its first 3 days and is by far its weakest performance to date among volumes with the same period of days of sales since Volume 18. The title used to be able to achieve at least 70,000 copies sold in its first 3 days which can be seen for Volumes 18 and 20, but that has not been the case as its sales performance continues on the downtrend path reporting fewer and fewer copies sold for Volumes 21 and 22, then Volumes 26 and 27. A small recovery was experienced for Volume 29 when the 3 day sales improved to 61,349 copies sold, but Volume 31 could not retain that momentum, falling 16.47% debut-to-debut. The work is a sequel to the Diamond no Ace series which was serialized between May 2006 and July 2015 in the Weekly Shounen Magazine with some of its chapters available for reading for free in Japanese right here. The series was also adapted into a 52-episode TV Anime series in April 2019 by Madhouse.
Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou is right below with its 14th volume at 46,127 copies sold in its first 3 days, a drop of 11.35% over Volume 14’s 52,034 copies sold in its first 3 days back in February. That said, this is still a small improvement of 3.49% over Volume 11’s 44,517 copies sold in June of 2021, also in its first 3 days. You can find the work in the Sunday Gene-X magazine where it has been serialized since August 2017 and note that it serves as an alternative title to the Kusuriya no Hitorigoto series. You can find more information about Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou via its official webpage here and give its first two chapters a try right here in Japanese. In February 2019, it received a short promotional video of which you can check out below.
At Number 15 is Nanoni, Chigira-kun ga Amasugiru. Volume 7 at 40,551 copies sold in its first week, down by 1.74% from its previous performance of 41,269 copies sold for Volume 6 back in December last year. The Manga is serialized in the Dessert magazine since May 2017 with its first chapter available right here for you to read for free in Japanese. You can also obtain more information about the title by Kujira Anan via its official webpage right here so be sure to check it out! In between here and Number 29, you have JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Crazy Diamond no Akuryou-teki Shitsuren Volume 1 at Number 17 at 35,356 copies sold in its first 3 days, Noragami Volume 25 at 28,671 copies sold in its first 4 days, quite the gap after failing to breach the Top 30 for Volumes 23 and 24, then Ouke no Monshou Volume 68 at 27,551 copies sold in its first 4 days; it was last seen for Volume 67 at 31,336 copies sold back between June 14 and June 20 last year in its first 5 days.
Yofukashi no Uta Volume 11 is 29th at 27,453 copies sold in its first 3 days, a minute drop of 0.69% from Volume 10’s 27,644 copies sold in its first 3 days back in February 2022. The series is set to receive an Anime adaptation this coming Summer, and if all goes well, it may see a boost in its sales performance then. The adaptation will be handled by LIDENFILMS and Tomoyuki Itamura (Bakemonogatari series, Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai) will be directing it. The Anime adaptation also received a promotional video some days ago of which you can watch down below. The series started its serialization journey in August 2019 through the Shounen Sunday magazine with more information about it can be accessed right here. Some of its chapters can be read in Japanese for free here as well, so do check them out!
Manga Weekly Top 30
1. Tokyo Revengers Vol. 28