Ao Ashi Volume 28 tops the weekly sales chart for the period between May 30 and June 5 at a total of 108,690 copies sold in its first 7 days, an improvement of 3.34% over Volume 27, 5.15% and 30.49% stronger than Volumes 25 and 20, all with the same number of days of sales. Copies sold were already picked up for Volume 27 which was released around slightly more than a month prior to its Anime adaptation, and with the adaptation already being broadcast, it noted another increase in performance albeit a small one. Ao Ashi is a title by Yuugo Kobayashi which was first serialized in January 2015 via the Big Comic Spirits magazine by Shogakukan. Its first chapter can be accessed for free right here in Japanese. In 2021, it received a spin-off title Brotherfoot which is supposedly to have already come to an end in a single volume, and in April this year, it welcomed a TV Anime series that is being produced by Production I.G.
One Punch-Man crashes to quite possibly at an all time low (since the Blog started tracking) with 96,674 copies sold for its 26th volume in its first 3 days, below expectation. To compare, this is a reduction of 17.78% and 35.84% from Volumes 25 and 22 which sold 117,584 copies and 150,678 copies back in December 2021 and September 2020. Although its past volumes noticed quite the gap between their release windows, that did not quite happen for Volumes 25 and 26 which were released in May and June respectively. Its past volumes, for instance Volumes 23 and 24 were released nearly eleven months apart while Volumes 21 and 22 were nearly ten months away from each other. Perhaps such an irregular release schedule is causing its readership to somewhat diminish from time to time, or a different reason or reasons is at play here. The series initially began as a webcomic by ONE before being remade by artist Yusuke Murata in 2012. Serializing via Tonari no Young Jump, the Manga was nominated for the 7th Manga Taishou Award in 2014 and won the 7th place. In 2015 and 2019, it was adapted into two Anime seasons produced by Madhouse and J.C.Staff for each respective season.
Kuubo Ibuki: Great Game Volume 7 is placed 3rd on the list at 51,623 copies sold in its first 7 days, quite low when compared to Volume 5’s 44,907 copies in its first 4 days and far from expectation considering it managed to see 73,276 copies sold for Volume 1 in its first 6 days. The series is a sequel to Kaiji Kawaguchi’s 2014 title Kuubo Ibuki and has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic since December of 2019. More information about the title can be obtained via its official webpage right here, and while you are at it, you can check out its first chapter for free in Japanese here. The series has 7 million copies in printed circulation according to a promotional video released to commemorate its 4th volume’s release.
Ao no Hako Volume 5 reports fewer copies sold than Volume 4 at 40,659, a 5.30% drop from the latter’s 42,934 copies sold back in March. Note that on the graphs, the high number of sales for Volumes 2 and 3 are due to the much longer days of sales the two volumes had at 7 and 6 days. Also known as Blue Box, the series by Kouji Miura was first serialized in April 2021 through the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine. You can check out its official page right here for more information about the title and read its first chapter for free in Japanese right here. Remember to check out the promotional video Ao no Hako x summertime which was released to celebrate the release of its 3rd volume which features a song by cinnamons and evening cinema. I have also left the video down below, so do check it out! You can also read some of its chapters in English and Spanish for free on Manga Plus right here.
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Head all the way down to Number 12 and you will find Akuyaku Reijou wa Ringoku no Outaishi ni Dekiai sareru’s 10th volume at 32,797 copies sold in its first 5 days, which is 7.83% weaker than Volume 9’s 35,584 copies sold back in December last year. Note that it was also able to produce a stronger performance for its 8th volume which at the time of its debut sold 36,111 copies sold in just 4 days. Adapted from the Light Novel of the same name, the series began its serialization journey in December of 2017 through the B’s-LOG COMIC magazine. You can also check out some of its chapters that are up for free on Comic Walker in Japanese.
Four spots under is Sakamoto Days Volume 7 at 30,887 copies sold in its first 3 days, a direct improvement of 6.81% over Volume 6’s 28,785 copies sold and clearly a lot better than the 25,357 copies and 36,247 copies sold it had for Volumes 4 and 5 in their first 4 days and 6 days. A very welcoming turnout indeed. In November 2020, the series started to serialize in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine with more information about it can be obtained via its official page right here. At the same time, you can check out its first chapter in Japanese right here, or better yet some of its chapters are available for reading through Manga Plus. Be sure to give them a try. The volume also received a really cool promotional video a week ago via JUMP COMICS CHANNEL of which I have left it below. Do have a go at it!
It is really troubling for the Owari no Seraph series. At Number 17, the 27th volume makes its debut at 27,983 copies sold in its first 3 days, its lowest ever turnout since its 1st volume. Note that the 1st volume, which was released on January 4, 2013, sold 35,948 copies in its first 3 days, making it 22.16% stronger than sales of its latest volume. The performance of Volume 27 is also lower than its past volumes, it sold 17.16% fewer copies than Volume 26, 44.32% less than Volume 24 and if you go back further to Volume 10 which recorded its highest 3-day sales to date, that would be an 83.15% fall in sales for Volume 27. Copies sold were evidently stronger within Volume 8 to 11 mainly driven by the Anime adaptations which were broadcasted at the time. The first season was broadcasted slightly after Volume 8, and a strong push can be seen for Volume 9 after the season began its broadcast. Likewise, it noted a very positive turnout for Volume 10 thanks to the broadcast of its second season. Anyway, this is a negative trend for the series, a very worrying one. The series began its serialization in 2012 via the Jump SQ. magazine of which more information about the title can be obtained through its official webpage right here. You can also check out its official English releases for some of its chapters on Manga Plus here.
Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi Volume 6 is 19th on the list at 24,569 copies sold in its first 3 days, not as good as Volume 1’s 32,073 copies sold in its first 3 days. Its sales performance was on a downtrend between Volumes 3 and 5, particularly Volume 5 where its 50,587 copies sold in its first 7 days were underwhelming when compared to the 41,251 copies and 50,819 copies sold had by Volumes 3 and 4 in their first 4 and 6 days. Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi is a work by Yuusei Matsui who is famously known for his work on the Ansatsu Kyoushitsu series. Serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, you can check out some of its chapters available for free in Japanese right here and more information about it can be accessed via its official page here. Some of its chapters are also freely accessible via Manga Plus in four different languages, so do check them out! To celebrate the release of its 6th volume, Shueisha also released a video to promote the volume. You can check it out below.
Number 20 places the 10th volume of Shouwa Tennou Monogatari at 23,715 copies sold in its first week, its first appearance ever since the Blog started tracking on the Top 30. Having been serialized since April 2017, the Manga can be found in the Big Comic Original magazine by Shogakukan with more information about it can be found right here through its official webpage. You can also check out its first chapter for free in Japanese alongside a promotional video of its 3rd volume which was released by BIG COMICS back in 2018.
Ayakashi Triangle Volume 9 is next at Number 21 with 23,500 copies sold in its first 3 days, a minor setback of 5.64% from Volume 8’s 24,904 copies sold in its first 3 days back in March. A series by Kentarou Yabuki whom you may have heard of if you have read or watched his other work the To LOVE-Ru series, his latest work has been serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine since June 2020. You can check out some of its chapters that are available for free in Japanese right here and Manga Plus has a number of its chapters up for reading for free in English and Spanish right here. Do check them out! Not to forget, you can also have a go at its promotional video which was released in June 2020 to commemorate its release. I have left the video for you to watch down below. One good news for fans of the series would be that the Manga was announced to receive a TV series Anime adaptation on an unannounced date. In the meantime, you can head over to its Anime official webpage right here and see what they have in store.
Ayakashi Triangle’s TV Anime adaptation announcement
Hikikomori Reijou wa Hanashi no Wakaru Seijuu-ban is 22nd at 22,624 copies sold in its first 6 days, and this would be its first appearance on the Oricon Top 30 chart since the Blog started tracking. However, the Light Novel (which it is being adapted from) was featured recently on its respective chart where it sold 4,081 copies in its first 3 days back between May 16 and May 22. As for the Manga, serialization began in December 2019 via the Zero-Sum Online magazine of which some of its chapters have been made freely available in Japanese right here (or click this link for easy access to Chapter 1), so do check them out!
At Number 23 is Witch Watch Volume 6 at 19,741 copies sold in its first 3 days, a 11.87% direct improvement over Volume 4’s 17,397 copies sold back in February. A fairly new title, the work began its serialization journey in February 2021 via the Weekly Shounen Jump Magazine of which some of its chapters are available for free in Japanese right here. Not to forget, it can also be found on Manga Plus in English and Spanish for some of its chapters. Note that the series is worked on by Kenta Shinohara who previously authored the SKET Dance and the Kanata no Astra series. Around a year ago, the title received a short promotional video to celebrate the commencement of its serialization through JUMP COMICS CHANNEL.
The final two new releases on the chart would be Saikyou no Kanteishi tte Dare no Koto?: Manpuku Gohan de Isekai Seikatsu Volume 7 which is 26th at 18,644 copies sold in its first 5 days whereas Sousei no Onmyouji makes its 28th volume debut at 17,978 copies sold in its first 3 days. Saikyou no Kanteishi tte Dare no Koto?: Manpuku Gohan de Isekai Seikatsu has been serialized in the B’s-LOG Comic magazine since January 2018 where several of its chapters can be read for free in Japanese right here. As for Sousei no Onmyouji Volume 28, its latest performance is a slight drop of 8.69% over its 27th volume, but we may see copies sold improve the week after. The series is serialized in Jump SQ. magazine with its first chapter available for reading in Japanese right here. It was also adapted into a 50-episode TV Anime series by Pierrot in 2016.
Manga Weekly Top 30
1. Ao Ashi Vol. 28