If we ignore the two pre-releases of One Piece Volume 102 and Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 19, there are not that many new releases the week between March 28 and April 3. Only five have managed to breach the Top 30 with Chi.: Chikyuu no Undou ni Tsuite Volume 7 ranking the highest at Number 5 with copies sold at 49,311 copies in the first 5 days. Compared to the 38,630 copies sold it had for Volume 6 in the first 6 days back between December 27 and January 2 this year, this would be a very welcoming turnout considering the shorter days of sales that Volume 7 has.
Head over to Number 8, and you will find the 5th volume of Kujou no Taizai which is showing improvement after successive volumes since Volume 3. Copies sold are at a comfortable 40,617 copies in the first 5 days. Note that Volume 3 as presented in the graph below were at 7 days of sales when it brought in 32,262 copies sold back between August 30 and September 5 of last year. Copies sold showed further improvement for Volume 4 which 6-day sales amounted to 41,158 copies. It is quite hard to say whether it will continue to rise or if it has reached the ceiling point at this time. Thus, we should observe further how well its performance is for its future volumes.
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.
If we take into account the Special Edition which places 29th on the list, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen Volume 12 would have ranked higher on the week’s list. When put together, copies sold are at a good 49,816 copies, an upgrade over Volume 10 in particular which at the time of its release sold 54,943 copies in the first 4 days. The series has been on a downtrend since Volume 7 with subsequent volumes producing weaker sales debut-to-debut up to Volume 11. Therefore, the rise in copies sold for Volume 12 in such short days is very welcoming.
Before heading over and discussing the rest on the chart for the week, I must say One Piece Volume 102 is off to a good start. And with it having 7 days of sales the following week, it should see above 1.4 million copies sold (including pre-sales) if all goes well. The same could be said for Number 3’s Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 19. The last time it had 7 days of sales on the chart was for Volume 17 which sold 1,096,464 copies. As such, a similar outcome is highly plausible.
Manga Weekly Top 10
1. One Piece Vol. 102 (Pre-release)
by Eiichiro Oda
Release date: April 4, 2022
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 211,922
Link (JPN): Vol. 102
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon
2. Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru Vol. 9