Overall, the monthly performance of Manga is a little on the downside for the month of May as we did not get to see that many major titles making their appearances with new releases like the prior month. On ICv2’s Top 20 list, only four new releases can be found with Death Note Short Stories being the 2nd best-selling volume for the month. Much about the volume will be discussed below in the Publishers Weekly section.
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As for the rest of the three new releases, One Piece Volume 99 is 11th on the list having made its debut on May 3rd. Its first 5 days of sales saw it selling 8,742 copies between May 1 and May 7, which should put its sales as of May 28 above the 10,000 copies mark. My Dress-Up Darling Volume 5 which was released on May 10th is 13th after a strong turnout of its volume was observed in its first 5 days between May 8 and May 14, greater than the debut performance of One Piece’s Volume 99, however the latter volume had better retention. Nevertheless, you can safely assume that based on its position on the chart, sales would have already surpassed the 10,000 mark. Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection Volume 1 is 17th, however it never managed to breach Publishers Weekly Top 25 Trade Paper Frontlist in its release week. The volume features an updated translation along with a higher page count of the Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, but at a much affordable price.
Top 20 Manga Sold in the U.S. by ICv2
(May 1 – May 28)
2. Death Note Short Stories