The sales chart between June 20 and June 26 sees a slew of new releases making onto the list, but before we dive into them, I would like to divert your attention to the two-week sales performances of Tokyo Revengers Volume 28 which retains its Number 1 position and Kingdom Volume 65 which drops a spot to Number 2. As for Tokyo Revengers Volume 28, copies sold is down by 53.69% from the week before to 189,386, and that would put its 10-day sales performance at 598,365 copies, its weakest after hitting a peak of 720,725 copies sold for Volume 25 with the same number of days of sales. Its latest performance is 3.3 times better than Volume 22, but is a reduction of 11.17%, 16.98% and 4.70% from Volumes 24, 25 and 27. Kingdom Volume 65’s 10-day sales performance continues to worsen compared to its other volumes with the same number of days of sales. The 146,495 copies sold pushes its copies sold to 491,701, however, compared to volumes with the same number of days of sales, this would be its sixth consecutive drop. Volumes 62, 63 and 64 all sold 6.24%, 2.53% and 1.02% higher respectively in their first 10 days.
Onto the new releases for the week. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Volume 10 leads at Number 2 with 165,177 copies sold in its first 4 days, a 2.51% improvement over its 9th volume’s 161,131 copies sold. And had it gone on sale a little longer, it may even be able to surpass Volume 8’s 6-day performance based on its average per day performance. Volume 8 was at 37,543 copies sold a day while Volume 10 was at 41,294 copies. Note that the average will fall the longer it goes, but in this case, Volume 10 may have sold around 38,000 to 39,000 copies. Adapted from the Light Novel of the same name, the series is being serialized in the Big Gangan magazine by artist Nekokurage with more information about it can be accessed via its official webpage right here. Through the same webpage, you can also read its first chapter for free in Japanese here. Also, be sure not to miss out on the 10th volume short promotional video that was released recently down below.
Shuumatsu no Walküre makes its 15th volume debut at 140,462 copies sold in its first week, however we must not forget that its Special Edition too is on the list, occupying the 30th spot at 28,699 copies sold, bringing its total performance for the week to 169,161 copies. This is, however, not its best. To compare, Volume 13 sold 180,787 copies in its first 7 days back in December last year. That said, revenue wise, Volume 15 would have sold a lot more considering its Special Edition price tag of 1,200 yen (≈8.85 USD). Nevertheless, its latest performance is still an upgrade over Volume 6’s 105,090 copies sold by 60.97%. The work by Takumi Fukui, Shinya Umemura and Ajichika is serialized in Comic Zenon with some of its chapters available right here for reading in Japanese for free. In 2021, studio Graphinica adapted the title into a 12-episode Anime series, and a sequel is announced to arrive in 2023.
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.
Head over to Number 9, and Skip Beat! Volume 48 makes its appearance at 64,914 copies sold in its first week, below expectation. Note that its previous volumes have not had much luck on the Oricon Top 30 charts with most of them missing out on a placement in their first few days. A long-running series, the title has been serialised in the Hana to Yume magazine since February 2002. You can read the first two chapters available for free right here in Japanese and more information about the work can be accessed via its official page right here. The Manga was also adapted into a 25-episode TV Anime series by Hal Film Maker in 2008.
A title that should not be missed, Number 14 places Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu’s 17th volume at 48,616 copies sold in its first 5 days, a small retreat from the 48,588 copies sold it had for Volume 15 back in June last year by 0.06%. Adapted from the Light Novel of the same name, the series is serialized in Comic Flapper with some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. Official English releases are also available with Volume 15 can be preordered, slated to arrive this coming August the 9th. In 2021, Studio Bind adapted the title into a two-cour TV Anime series and a second season is planned, so far on an unannounced date.
Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu’s colour spread page from Chapter 1
At Number 15 is Kindaichi 37-sai no Jikenbo Volume 13 at 47,519 copies sold in its first 5 days, down by 5.59% from Volume 10’s 50,330 copies in its first 5 days back in June 2021. The sequel title to the 2013 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns is serialized in the Evening magazine where its first 24 chapters are currently up for free for you to check out right here in Japanese.
Majo Taisen: 32-nin no Isai no Majo wa Koroshiau Volume 4 takes the 16th spot at 44,387 copies sold in its first 7 days, down by 2.53% from the 45,540 copies sold it had for Volume 3 in its first week back in December last year. The series started its serialization journey in October 2020 through Comic Zenon and centres around 32 “greedy witches” in a deathmatch where only one will remain. You can read some of its chapters right here for free in Japanese, and of course, do check out the short promotional video released by Coamix recently to promote the series below.
Skip a spot over to Number 18 and you will find Shuumatsu no Walküre: Lu Bu Housen Hishouden Volume 6, a related title to Shuumatsu no Walküre, but it focuses heavily on Lu Bu Fengxiang instead. Its latest volume is at 34,810 copies sold in its first week, 14.94% less than the 40,926 copies sold for Volume 5 back in December last year in its first full week. Like its main storyline title, it too is available on Comic Zenon of which its first chapter has been made freely available for reading in Japanese right here. So, do check it out!
Hakozume: Kouban Joshi no Gyakushuu Volume 21 is 19th on the list at 34,459 copies sold in its first 5 days, an improvement over the 34,285 copies sold for Volume 20 back in February this year in its first 6 days. The work by Miko Yasu is serialized in the Morning magazine of which its first chapters are freely available for reading right here in Japanese. It was also adapted into a 13-episode TV Anime series by Madhouse that aired between January and March this year.
Two spots below, Overlord can be seen with its 17th volume at 33,485 copies sold in its first 3 days, a much better turnout when compared to its 15th volume’s 38,833 copies sold in its first full week between July 26 and August 1 the year before. Unfortunately, it failed to chart on the Top 30 for Volume 16. The Manga adapts the Light Novel of the same name and began serialization in the Comp Ace magazine in November of 2014. You can read some of its chapters for free right here in Japanese. The Anime’s fourth season is set to commence the week after (as of the time of writing), and if you missed out on its latest promotional video, do watch it below.
Finally, the final new release on the Top 30 belongs to Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Volume 21 that sold 31,582 copies in its first 4 days. The Manga has so far not appeared on the Top 30 Oricon sales charts since the Blog started tracking, however, its printed circulation for the entire series has now surpassed 6.4 million copies as of its latest volume (according to its cover). Adapted from the Light Novel of the same name, the Manga began its serialization in July of 2011 via AlphaPolis Web Manga of which some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. In 2015, it received a two-cour Anime treatment, produced by A-1 Pictures.
Manga Weekly Top 30
1. Tokyo Revengers Vol. 28