ICv2 considers a shorter time frame than Publishers Weekly for its Manga chart for the month of February which goes up to February 26 whereas Publishers Weekly takes into account sales up to March 5. Nevertheless, the Top 2 on both charts are the same titles, which are Chainsaw Man Volume 9 and Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 14. I will discuss more about the two in the Publishers Weekly section. One new title to take note of on ICv2’s list would be Number 16’s Komi Can’t Communicate with its 17th volume. The volume made its appearance between February 6 and February 12 at 6,643 copies sold in its first 5 days. Some of the other new releases that did not make it onto the chart would be Deadpool: Samurai Volume 1 and My Hero Academia Volume 30, the latter was released at a later date (March the 4th), hence it was not included.
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Top 20 Manga Sold in the U.S. by ICv2
(January 30 – February 26)
According to Publishers Weekly, Chainsaw Man Volume 9 noted a healthy 55,943 copies sold in its first 33 days in the US, maintaining a slight advantage over Jujutsu Kaisen’s 14th volume which trails behind it at 50,392 copies. The 9th volume of Chainsaw Man sees a direct improvement of 32.35% over Volume 5 which it too had 33 days of sales when charted. The rest of its volumes (Volume 4 onward) have relatively shorter days of sales with Volume 6 at only 19 days.
As for Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 14, its copies sold is an upgrade over Volume 10 which 33-day sales put it at 34,252 copies sold. And like Chainsaw Man Volume 9, the rest of its volumes (from Volume 9 onward) have shorter days of sales with Volume 11 at 19 days when it was charted. Its sales performance however remained inconsistent, peaking at 50,145 copies sold for Volume 11, then it witnessed a severe drop in sales for Volume 12 despite having 26 days of sales (7 days more than Volume 11). Note that the US market has been having supply issues since last year and that could be an attribute to this volatility in sales.
Now, there are a couple of things you should know about Kimetsu No Yaiba: Stories of Water and Flame and its sales performance. According to Publishers Weekly, the volume sold 56,338 copies between January 2 and January 29 and from January 30 to March 5, it sold an additional 34,273 copies. That should put its total copies sold for the two months at 90,611 copies. However, based on its trade paper list (viewable here), its year to date sales put it at 90,606 copies sold up to March 5. One more thing to note would be its weekly sales. Between February 27 and March 5, the volume was said to have sold 5,201 copies. Subtract that amount from the 90,606 copies of its year to date sales would bring you 85,405 copies. Meaning, between February 20 and February 26, it would have sold 7,305 copies (if you deduct it from the 78,100 copies of year to date sales as of February 19). If you totaled them all up from January 2 to March 5, that amount would have been 92,057 copies sold, and not 90,606 copies. For it to be 90,606 copies, its performance between February 20 and February 26 should be 5,854 copies sold.
Top 9 Manga Sold in the U.S. by Publishers Weekly
(Five-week Period January 30 – March 5)
5. Kimetsu No Yaiba: Stories of Water and Flame (↓39.17%)
Author: Ryoji Hirano Concept: Koyoharu Gotouge
Release Date: January 4, 2022
Publisher: Viz Media
Units Sold: 34,273
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Sources: Publishers Weekly
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