Mystery to Iu nakare is flying high with its 11th volume recording a major improvement from its last volume debut at 157,784 copies sold in its first 3 days, which is a 35.14% jump from Volume 10’s 102,331 copies sold in its first 3 days back in December last year. Its sales performance started out slow for its initial volumes, but note that in 2019, it received two nominations for the 65th Shogakukan Manga Awards and 12th Manga Taisho Awards that provided a boost to its sales for Volumes 5 and 6. And in 2020, it received another two nominations for the 13th Manga Taisho Awards and 44th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards, providing another push for Volumes 7 and 8. Prior to its live-action drama adaptation which occurred in January this year, copies sold were already tracking debut-to-debut improvement. Volume 9 was also at 3 days of sales, and at the time had 87,104 copies sold, which makes this latest performance its second consecutive growth for volumes with 3 days of sales. Serialization began for the series in November 2017 via Shogakukan’s Monthly Flowers magazine with more information about it can be accessed on its official webpage. The first chapter can also be read for free in Japanese right here.
Arslan Senki which comes in 3rd for the week with its 17th volume is at 85,989 copies sold in its first 4 days, a small 0.15% improvement over Volume 16’s 85,858 copies sold in its first 4 days in December 2021. Its sales performance has somewhat been stable since Volume 13 but is still lacking compared to its Volume 12’s debut performance which in its first 3 days sold 93,123 copies back in November of 2019. Serialization commenced for the series in 2013 and is based on a novel of the same name. Its first chapter is currently up for reading for free in Japanese right here (for easy access click here). SANZIGEN and LIDENFILMS adapted the Manga into a 25-episode TV Anime series in 2015 before a follow up season in 2016.
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Volume 27 is next at Number 4 with 79,044 copies sold in its first 5 days, which is slightly stronger than the 77,852 copies sold by Volume 26 in its first 4 days back in April this year. The last time it had 5-day sales was for Volume 16 at 45,206 copies, making this a direct 42.81% improvement. Nevertheless, this is still below my initial expectation as the latest performance of its 26th volume hinted to at least a potential 90,000 copies sold for Volume 27. This slowdown is rather unexpected. In March of 2017, serialization for the title began in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shounen Champion with more information about the series can be obtained right here through its official webpage. The title also welcomed a 23-episode TV Anime series adaptation by Bandai Namco Pictures, and a sequel season ensued in April of 2021. It is set to receive a third season adaptation this coming Fall Season.
At Number 5 is yet another Hiromu Arakawa’s related title with Yomi no Tsugai Volume 1 making its first ever debut at 51,540 copies sold in its first 3 days, a good start indeed. The title is currently being serialized in Square Enix’s Shounen Gangan magazine with some of its chapters available here for free in Japanese, so do give them a try! You can also check out a short promotional video that was released by Square Enix recently to promote the title’s 1st volume down below.
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.
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san continues to project fewer and fewer copies sold with its latest volume at 47,560 copies in its first 5 days, down by 6.13% from the 50,666 copies sold it had for Volume 17. It had 5 days of sales on two other occasions, one for Volume 4 at 71,496 copies sold while another for Volume 14 at 72,602 copies sold. To compare, Volume 18 sold 33.48% and 34.49% less than the two aforementioned volumes, respectively. First serialized in June of 2012, the Manga was later adapted into a 12-episode TV Anime series in 2018, produced by Shin-Ei Animation. A sequel follow suit the year after before a two-year break it had until a third season dropped in this year which aired between January and March. On June 10th, it had a theatrical release of which its trailer can be watched down below.
Wind Breaker Volume 7 is 7th on the list at 43,838 copies sold in its first 4 days, 37.71% higher than copies sold for its 3rd volume which 4-day sales netted it 27,305 copies back in September 2021. However, this is still less than ideal since it could have pushed out more considering the great turnout it had for Volume 6 which sold 59,657 copies in its first 5 days and had an average of 11,931 copies sold per day compared to Volume 7’s 10,960 copies (note that the longer it goes, the less the average sales tend to be). The title has been serialized in Kodansha’s Magazine pocket of which its first fourteen chapters have been made free for you to read right here in Japanese. Official English releases are also out with its first chapter preview can be read on Kodansha Comics right here. The series has reached 650,000 copies in printed circulation according to its promotional video here and another voiced promotional video was recently released featuring voice actors: Yuuma Uchida, Kouki Uchiyama, Nobunaga Shimazaki and Yuichi Nakamura. The video is right below.
At Number 10 is Dekiru Neko wa Kyou mo Yuuutsu Volume 6 with 38,942 copies sold in its first 4 days, a much better turnout than the 38,325 copies it had for Volume 5 back in June 2021 in its first 5 days. Prior to that, it has not made it onto Oricon Top 30 sales charts. The series is set to receive an Anime adaptation in 2023, as such it will be quite interesting to see how its performance will turn out to be henceforth. You can check out more about the work through its official webpage right here and read its first chapter for free here. Darwin’s Game makes for the 12th placing with its 26th volume at 36,878 copies sold in its first 5 days, a 14.76% drop debut-to-debut from its 24th volume which sold 43,265 copies back in September last year. Prior to that, the series was last seen with its 21st volume at 41,325 copies sold in its first 4 days. The Manga has been serialized since December of 2012 and it welcomed a 12-episode TV Anime adaptation by studio Nexus in 2020.
As for Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san Volume 16 at Number 14, the 34,694 copies sold in its first 5 days is a minor improvement of 5.37% over its 14th volume. Compared to its main storyline, its past appearances on the Oricon Top 30 sales charts were irregular amid strong competition posed by other major titles such as Kimetsu no Yaiba or Jujutsu Kaisen. You can find the Manga being serialized in the MangaONE magazine with its first three chapters available for free right here. According to a promotional video posted five months ago, which features the voice actress Rie Takahashi, the series, which includes Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, has achieved 10 million copies in printed circulation. Do check out the video down below.
Head over to Number 16 and you will find Yowamushi Pedal Volume 78 at 33,998 copies sold in its first 5 days, down by 12.85% and 13.23% from Volumes 74 and 75, both were in their 5 days of sales as well. The Manga has been serializing since February 2008 via Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shounen Champion magazine of which the preview of its 1st volume can be read here for free (click here for easy access). In 2014, it received a 38-episode TV Anime series adaptation along with a slew of others that came after, its latest season is set to release this coming Fall Season. It was also blessed with a live-action adaptation, Yowamushi Pedal: Up The Road in March of 2021 which starred Ren Nagase and Kentaro Ito.
Toshokan no Daimajutsushi is 22nd with its 6th volume at 33,045 copies sold in its first 6 days, a more promising outcome than the 36,425 copies sold for Volume 5 back in June 2021 in its first week. You can find the work on Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine which it has been serializing since November of 2017. Note that several of its chapters are out for free right here in Japanese, at the same time, you can check out its first chapter preview for its official English release right here via Kodansha Comics.
One of the 1st chapter spread pages of Toshokan no Daimajutsushi in English via Kodansha Comics
It has been a while since we last saw Flying Witch on the charts. It last made an appearance on the Top 30 back in June last year for its 10th volume. At the time, it sold 38,417 copies in its first 5 days. Therefore, its latest performance, Volume 11 having 32,312 copies sold in its first 4 days is a positive one considering it has a one year gap between each release. Since 2017, the title has only been receiving one tankoubon being released a year. In 2016, it sold two volumes which were Volumes 4 and 5. The series also has official English releases by Vertical and was adapted into a 12-episode TV Anime series back in 2016. I made an unboxing video of its volumes and Blu-ray right here, so do check it out!
Finally, we have Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja Volume 19 at Number 30 with 20,366 copies sold in its first 3 days. Before this, it did breach the Oricon Top 30 for Volume 18 at 20,581 copies sold in its first 3 days, making its latest performance a 1.04% drop from its last. The work is an adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name which began serialization in Manga UP! in Jun of 2017. You can read some of its chapters in Japanese right here. In January this year, the series was adapted into a 12-episode TV Anime series by J.C.Staff. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:
Manga Weekly Top 30
1. Mystery to Iu nakare Vol. 11