Uma Musume Cinderella Gray is placed 1st on the week with copies sold at 132,372 copies sold in its first 5 days, indicating a small decline from Volume 4’s 148,572 copies sold (with the same days of sales) by 10.90%. Note that this is not the first decline that the series has experienced. It saw another fall of 15.86% between Volume 5 and Volume 6. Uma Musume Cinderella Gray serves as a side story to the Starting Gate!: Uma Musume Pretty Derby series that ended its serialization in November of 2019. It is currently being serialized through the Young Jump magazine with some of its chapters available for free in Japanese right here, so do give them a try! Three months ago, the series received a full coloured promotional video of its Manga through Shueisha’s Young Jump official Youtube channel of which you can watch down below. The description of the video also noted that the series has surpassed 2 million copies in printed circulation.
Blue Lock Volume 19 is next at Number 2 with copies sold at 90,957 in its first 6 days, a small reduction of 4.65% when compared to Volume 15’s 95,396 copies in its first 6 days. Its sales performance was also reportedly a lot stronger for Volume 18 which sold 80,839 copies in just 4 days. The Blue Lock series first began serialisation via the Weekly Shounen Magazine back in August 2018 with official English releases set to be coming out with the 1st volume in June and the 2nd volume in August. The series will be adapted into a TV Anime series by studio 8bit from October 2022. On May 13, it received a new promotional video for its Anime adaptation, so feel free to check it out down below!
Atsushi Ookubo’s Enen no Shouboutai concluding volume is 3rd on the list at 79,911 copies sold which is a slight 6.95% drop from Volume 30’s 85,882 copies and 12.65% weaker than the 91,486 copies sold it had for Volume 26 back in November 2020. Enen no Shouboutai was first serialized through the Weekly Shounen Magazine in September of 2015, and in February 2022 it finally came to an end. It received two TV Anime seasons in 2019 and 2020 with a Season 3 set to follow suit on an unannounced date (Source: Official Website). The 34th volume also received a one-minute promotional video on May 17 of which it was announced there that the series has breached 20 million copies in printed circulation. You can check out the video down below!
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Kakkou no Iinazuke Volume 12 is 4th on the list at 65,625 copies sold at 6 days of sales. To compare, this is a reduction of 11.69% to Volume 4’s 74,312 copies sold in its first 6 days. It is also quite interesting to note that despite the Anime adaptation is being broadcasted as we speak, it sees no boost to its latest volume. However, we may have to wait until the end of its Anime broadcast to see if there is any impact on its future volumes. As for the Anime adaptation, it is produced by studios SynergySP and Shin-Ei Animation which is slated to last until the end of the Summer Season. The series is authored by Miki Yoshikawa and was initially serialized in January 2020 through the Weekly Shounen Magazine. The Manga is also available officially in English of which you can check out the preview of its 1st chapter right here through Kodansha Comics.
Kanojo, Okarishimasu Volume 26 is next on the list at Number 6 with copies sold at 56,731 in its first 6 days. The series has not been performing as well as its past volumes, and the performance of Volume 26 is quite far from the 74,930 copies sold for Volume 22 in its first 6 days. Volume 6 is looking at a similar turnout to the performances of its earlier volumes such as Volumes 13 and 14. Kanojo, Okarishimasu was first serialized in July 2017 through the Weekly Shounen Magazine and a preview of Chapter 1 is available in English via Kodansha Comics right here. It received a TV Anime series adaptation by TMS Entertainment in 2020 and will be getting a sequel set to begin its broadcast this Summer Season. In the meantime, you can check out its latest Anime Season 2 promotional video down below.
At Number 7, you will find Akatsuki no Yona Volume 38 at 55,201 copies sold in its first 3 days, a 9.54% drop from Volume 31’s 61,025 copies sold back in December 2019 (also in its first 3 days). The series has been serialized since 2009 and can be found through the Hana to Yume magazine (by Hakusensha). Its volumes are also officially available in English for up to Volume 36, published by SHOJO BEAT. In 2014, it received a 24-episode Anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot and in 2015, three OVA episodes were released. In August 2021, it received a voiced promotional video as part of the magazine anniversary project. You can check it out below.
Number 9 sees Mokushiroku no Yonkishi Volume 7 at 51,971 copies sold in its first 6 days, its fourth consecutive placing on the Top 30 chart since Volume 4. As for its latest performance, Volume 7 is clearly an upgrade over Volume 5’s 53,216 copies sold back in January in its first 7 days. Note the Manga is serialized in the Weekly Shounen Magazine of which several of its chapters are available here for free in Japanese. You can also check out its official English releases by Kodansha Comics where the first chapter preview can be accessed through its official page right here. On May the 10th, the series was announced to receive an Anime adaptation on an unannounced date (Source: ANN). A key visual was also released recently which features the main character, Percival and a familiar character with his back facing towards us.
Mokushiroku no Yonkishi’s Anime adaptation Key Visual
Head over to Number 13 and the position is occupied by Sui Ishida’s Choujin X with its latest 3rd volume at 43,779 copies sold in its first 5 days. The Manga was already off to a good start when it saw a double placement between December 13 and December 19 the prior year for its 1st and 2nd volumes. At the time, both volumes were at 33,113 copies and 29,852 copies sold respectively in their first 3 days. The two volumes were also present on the chart the week after at 40,141 copies sold for Volume 1 and 36,085 copies sold for Volume 2, putting the two volumes total sales combined at 139,191 in their first 10 days. The series was first serialized in 2021 via the Tonari no Young Jump magazine and some of its chapters can be read freely in English through Manga Plus right here, so do check them out!
Bakemonogatari Volume 17 is 15th on the list at 41,165 copies sold in its first 6 days, not as good as Volume 14’s 54,844 copies sold back in August 2021 (also in its first 6 days) which is its first heavy drop after reporting positive growth between Volumes 13 and 16. The series is an adaptation of Isin Nisio’s Monogatari Series Light Novels which first began serialized in March of 2018 through the Weekly Shounen Magazine. You can also check out its official page right here to get more information about the title. Do not forget that the Manga is also available officially in English, published by VERTICAL.
Then, at Number 21 is Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai Volume 9 at 36,211 copies sold in its first 5 days, stronger when compared to its past two volumes amid its longer days of sales, but its performance is certainly a little weaker considering the fact that Volumes 7 and 8 were able to push out 27,278 copies and 27,388 copies in their first 3 days back in November 2021 and February 2022. However, the number of copies sold does fall within my expectation. The serialization of the series started back in October 2019 through the Young Jump magazine and the series is said to be receiving a TV Anime series adaptation, so far on an unannounced date (Source: ANN). You can also check out some of its chapters that are available for free in Japanese right here. On a side note, a number of its chapters can also be accessed for free via Manga Plus, available in two languages: English and Spanish. So do check them out right here!
Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai’s 1st chapter colour spread page
Amagami-san Chi no Enmusubi Volume 5 is right under at Number 22 with copies sold at 33,765 in its first 6 days, not as good as Volumes 3 and 4 which were at 30,332 copies sold and 28,996 copies sold in their first 5 days and 6 days respectively. The series first began its serialization journey in April of 2021 through Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine with several of its chapters available for reading here in Japanese for free. If you are interested, Kodansha Comics is officially publishing the English version of the series of which the preview of its 1st chapter can be read here on its official page, so do give it a try!
The spread page of Amagami-san Chi no Enmusubi’s 1st chapter
Number 23 is a title you may be familiar with. Kyokou Suiri Volume 17 is at 30,032 copies sold in its first 6 days, which is only a slight improvement from Volume 16, but its overall performance is not as good because the 16th volume was able to sell 27,016 copies in just 4 days. The Manga is an adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name which was first published in 2011 before being serialized in Shounen Magazine R in 2015. Some of its chapters can be read here for free in Japanese. The series’ Manga adaptation is also being published in English by Kodansha Comics with up to Volume 15 available for purchase. In 2020, it received a 12-episode Anime adaptation by studio Brain’s Base and a second season is confirmed to air this coming Fall Season. You can check out its latest teaser down below that was released in November of last year.
There are two new releases that you can find on the list. Kanojo, Hitomishirimasu Volume 3 is at Number 25 with 27,001 copies sold in its first 6 days. The Manga is serialized in Magazine pocket and serves as a spin-off title to Kanojo, Okarishimasu (which Volume 26 is 6th on the list). You can check out some of its chapters in Japanese right here, and official English releases are available up to Volume 2 (as of the time of writing). Finally, Isekai ni Kyuuseishu to shite Yobaremashita ga, Around 30 ni wa Muri na no de, hissori Book Café Hajimemashita. Volume 5 is at Number 30 with 20,385 copies sold in its first 5 days, a Shogakukan title which is serialized in Ura Sunday Jyoshibu. Seven Seas is publishing the title in English with its first two volumes available for purchase, and Volume 3 is set to release this coming month of July.
Manga Weekly Top 30
1. Uma Musume Cinderella Gray Vol. 7