Japan Top Weekly Manga Sales Ranking: January 23 – January 29, 2023
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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). To access the sales data, be sure to click on the “Analytics” accordion and then click “Chart”. This should bring you to the Google chart page that contains the latest available sales data. 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.
Without further ado, the full Top 30 is as follows:
Manga Weekly Top 30
1. Kingdom Vol. 67 (↓69.09%) by Yasuhisa Hara
Release Date: January 19, 2023 Days of Sales: 7 Price: 650 yen Publisher: Shueisha Estimated number of copies sold: 107,735 Link (JPN):Vol.67
Serialization:Young Jump Serialization Date: Jan. 26, 2006 Official Web Page:Here Chapter 1 (JPN):Here
Read in English:N/A Latest Promo:YouTube Link (ENG):N/A
Tokyo Revengers Volume 31 has reached 651,028 copies sold in physical sales in Japan in its first 13 days, still lower than what it experienced with Volumes 24 to 26 that sold 673,597, 720,725 and 704,816 copies in their first 10 days (for Volume 24 and 25) and 11 days.
3. Super no Ura de Yani Suu Futari Vol. 2 (NEW) by Jinushi
Release Date: January 25, 2023 Days of Sales: 5 Price: 664 yen Publisher: Square Enix Estimated number of copies sold: 76,288 Link (JPN):Vol. 2
Serialization:BigGangan Serialization Date: Aug. 25, 2022 Official Web Page:Here
Read in English:N/A Latest Promo:YouTube Link (ENG):N/A
Sales Performance:N/A Printed Circulation: 450,000 including digital (Source)
This is a major improvement for the series as it only sold 31,886 copies in its first 4 days for Volume 1 back in August 2022.
4. Raise wa Tanin ga Ii Vol. 7 (NEW) by Asuka Konishi
Release Date: January 23, 2023 Days of Sales: 7 Price: 680 yen Publisher: Kodansha Estimated number of copies sold: 71,555 Link (JPN):Vol. 7
Serialization:Afternoon Serialization Date: Aug. 25, 2017 Official Web Page:Here
Raise wa Tanin ga Ii Volume 7’s performance of 71,555 copies sold in its first 7 days is lower than the outcome seen with Volume 6 that sold 67,475 copies in its first 5 days. The series was also seen with Volumes 4 and 5 at 67,138 copies and 42,492 copies sold in their first 6 days and 3 days, respectively.
Tokyo Aliens reported a stronger outcome with the release of its 6th volume. The 32,162 copies sold for the latest volume in its first 3 days is 7.88% higher than the 34,914 copies in its first 4 days. It also sold 44,241 copies for Volume 5 in its first 5 days.
13. “Oshi no Ko” Vol. 10 (↓46.80%) by (Story) Aka Akasaka and (Art) Mengo Yokoyari
Release Date: January 19, 2023 Days of Sales: 7 Price: 650 yen Publisher: Shueisha Estimated number of copies sold: 32,081 Link (JPN):Vol.10
Serialization:Young Jump Serialization Date: Apr. 23, 2020 Official Web Page:Here Chapter 1 (JPN):Here
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou Volume 11 recorded 15.51% fewer copies sold than Volume 10’s 35,401 copies. The latest performance is also much less than what it recorded for Volumes 6 to 9 which have far fewer days of sales on the chart (2 to 1 days). However, the 29,912 copies sold for Volume 11 is not inclusive of its pre-release sales which would have bumped up the total sales so far to more than 44,000 copies sold.
Note. Volume 11 not including pre-release sales
The title was adapted into a 13-episode Anime TV series by asread. and WhiteFox in 2019 before a sequel was released this year that aired between January and March.
15. Isekai Yakkyoku Vol. 9 (NEW) by (Story) Liz Takayama and (Art) Sei Takano
Release Date: January 23, 2023 Days of Sales: 7 Price: 650 yen Publisher: KADOKAWA Estimated number of copies sold: 29,218 Link (JPN):Vol. 9
Serialization:ComicWalker Serialization Date: Nov. 19, 2016 Official Web Page:Here Chapter 1 (JPN):Here
Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi Volume 16’s 16,987 copies sold is 19.97% less than the amount it made with Volume 15 (21,226 copies), both in their first 5 days. The performance for Volume 14 was stronger than Volume 16 as well, selling 22,363 copies in its first 4 days. Before that, the series sold 30,385 copies in its first 6 days back in May 2021.
The series was adapted into a live-action drama series in 2019 that starred Fukada Kyoko, Yokohama Ryusei, Nagayama Kento and Nakamura Tomoya.
Chiikawa: Nanka Chiisakute Kawaii Yatsu tops the series weekly sales chart for the week at an impressive 269.10 million yen(≈2.03 million USD) in sales driven only by physical sales of its Manga as tracked by Oricon and is heavily carried by sales of its latest and 5th volume that saw a total of 135,699 copies sold in its first 7 days.
Next is the live-action drama, 3000 Yen: How to Enrich Life at 266.31 million yen(≈2.01 million USD), buoyed by a strong show of its Fearless single (sang by that topped its respective chart at a massive 222,286 copies sold in its first 5 days (refer to SinglesChart) with Music being the only criterion that contributed to sales for the week.
Then, Bocchi the Rock! is placed 3rd amid stronger than before (in terms of debut sales) of its Anime Blu-ray Volume 2 with 17,619 copies sold in its first 5 days nudging the entire series sales performance for the week to 174.96 million yen(≈1.32 million USD). Note that sales for the series here is also inclusive of its Music and Manga, though is mostly concentrated on its Video segment.
Weekly Ranking by Series (As of 1st Week of February 2023)
1. Chiikawa: Nanka Chiisakute Kawaii Yatsu Chiikawa: Nanka Chiisakute Kawaii Yatsu Vol. 5 [Special Edition] Type: Comic Total amount of sales during the period: 299.0 million yen (tax included) 269.10 million yen (without tax)
2. Sanzen Yen no Tsukai Kata Fearless [Limited Edition] Type: CD Maxi Total amount of sales during the period: 295.9 million yen (tax included) 266.31 million yen (without tax)
3. Bocchi the Rock! Bocchi the Rock! Vol. 2 [Limited Release] Type: Anime Total amount of sales during the period: 194.4 million yen (tax included) 174.96 million yen (without tax)
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Note: All currency conversion was done at the time of writing.