Top Sales According to Series for the Month of May 2022

Spy x Family once again tops the monthly sales chart for the second consecutive month albeit a small drop of 10% recorded to 998.55 million yen (≈7.63 million USD) from the 1,109.50 million yen (≈8.48 million USD) it made the month before. Much of the slowdown in sales were recorded between May 9 and May 29 after peaking between April 4 and April 10 (immediately after the broadcast of its Anime), while a strong performance was observed again between May 2 and May 8.

The continuous, strong performance of the series is mainly driven by two factors: its Books and Manga which have been featuring consistently on their respective charts since April 4th. Much of its sales is said to be concentrated on its Manga according to Oricon which is also the 3rd best-selling series for the first half of the year (between November 22, 2021, and May 22, 2022). Note that the graph featuring the comparison between the sales and copies sold may be limited (for the Manga and Book) as I only cover the volumes that made onto the Top 20 and Top 30 charts. When it comes to its individual Manga volumes, all of its volumes have been making consistent appearances on every Top 30 chart since April 11. It noted a strong start between April 4 and April 10 amid the entrance of its 9th volume which debuted at 606,281 copies sold in its first week.

To continue, right over here, the impactful sales it had between May 2 and May 8 were mostly due to its individual Manga volumes that noted an increase in volumes sold from its prior week, plus the impressive debut sales performance of its Fanbook: Eyes Only (78,611 copies sold in its first week). At the time, Volumes 1 to 9 (excluding the Volume 1 to 3 set) total copies jumped 9.47% to 587,689 copies from the 532,057 copies it sold the week before.

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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! Plus, all the data you find below is accessible via Oricon right here. In addition, you can check out the respective chart via Google chart at the bottom of the post.

As for Number 2 and 3, Muchaburi!: Watashi ga Shachou ni Naru nante series only takes into account sales of its Music while the Ultraman series is mostly due to its Video, Music, Book and Manga with more focus on its Music. Muchaburi!: Watashi ga Shachou ni Naru nante (or also known as Tall Order) is a live action drama that aired from January and March this year that saw its DIMENSION: Senkou single sold a whopping 305,786 copies in its first 6 days. As for Ultraman, the single M87 made a pronounced impact on the chart to see 228,881 copies sold in its first 5 days. The song is sung by Kenshi Yonezu whom you may have heard of if you have listened to his hit song “Lemon”. The M87 music video can be found here via Youtube. So do check it out!

Top Sales According to Series (May, 2022)

(From May 2, 2022 to May 29, 2022)

1. Spy x Family
Spy x Family Vol. 9
Type: Comic
Total amount of sales during the period:
1,109.5 million yen (tax included)
998.55 million yen (without tax)

2. Muchaburi!: Watashi ga Shachou ni Naru nante
DIMENSION: Senkou (Regular Edition / First Press)
Type: CD Maxi
Total amount of sales during the period:
519.0 million yen (tax included)
467.1 million yen (without tax)

3. Ultraman Series
M87 (Video Edition)
Type: CD Maxi
Total amount of sales during the period:
459.9 million yen (tax included)
413.91 million yen (without tax)

As always, please do let me know if you find any issues with the chart above. Also, don’t shy away from dropping a comment or two down below and share your thoughts with us!

All currency conversion was done at the time of writing. 1 USD ≈ 130 yen

Source: Oricon

Google Charts:
Spy x Family Weekly Revenue (in Million ¥)
Spy x Family Monthly Sales in ¥ (Japan, 2022)
Spy x Family Copies Sold for Manga and Book (if Available) Against Sales in ¥ (Japan, 2022)

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