Honey Lemon Soda is expected to have a strong turnout for its latest volume considering its 7 days of sales. Volume 20 is 1st on TSUTAYA’s chart for the week with copies sold expecting to hit around 140,000 copies sold based on its previous four volumes’ performances. Honey Lemon Soda has been serialized in Shueisha’s Ribon Magazine since December 2015 where its 1st volume preview can be read for free right here in Japanese. The work by Mayu Murata was also adapted into a live-action film in 2021 which starred Murakami Raul Maito and Yoshikawa Ai. According to its latest volume cover, the series has now passed 9.5 million copies in print.
Honey Lemon Soda Manga spread page from Chapter 1
It has been a while since we last got ourselves a Kuroshitsuji volume, the last one came out back in September last year. Volume 32 is placed 2nd on the list at 5 days of sales, and it should be able to push out approximately 187,600 copies sold if all goes well. Kuroshitsuji is serialized in Square Enix’s GFantasy magazine of which more information about the title can be found here on its official webpage. Through the same page, you can also read its first chapter in Japanese. The series was also adapted into a slew of Anime TV series with the first season aired back in October 2008, produced by A-1 Pictures. As of its latest circulation status, the series is said to have 30 million copies in print (Source: Minkei). Square Enix had also recently released a short commercial video to promote the latest volume that you can watch below.
This would be Kujonin’s second appearance on the TSUTAYA chart after making its debut with the 4th volume in November last year. Volume 4 was also seen charting twice on Oricon’s Top 30 charts, selling 52,312 copies in its first 3 days and another 22,987 copies in the next 7 days. Since Volume 5 will have 6 days of sales, it is expected to do more than that. As such, do expect the latest volume to sell roughly 80,000 copies if all goes well. Kujonin is based on the Light Novel series of the same name, which was first published in June 2016 whereas the Manga began its serialization in Comp Ace magazine by KADOKAWA the year after. More information about the work can be accessed via its official page here, and its first Manga chapter can be read for free right here in Japanese.
Then, we have Kimi ni Todoke Bangai-hen: Unmei no Hito Volume 3 at Number 4 in its first 7 days which should see it doing better than its previous two volumes amid longer days of sales. Prior to this, Volume 1 sold 80,728 copies in its first 5 days, and after that, Volume 2 made its debut 20.06% lower than sales of Volume 1 at 64,530 copies sold, also in its first 5 days. The title serves as the direct sequel to the 2005 Manga series by the same author, Kimi ni Todoke which serialized in the same magazine between August 2005 and November 2017. If you want to know more about the work, you can check out the preview of its 1st volume right here in Japanese for free or watch the promotional video of its 1st volume that was released two years ago down below.
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Next, at Number 7 is the 9th and final volume of Kieta Hatsukoi in its first week. The volume should be capable of producing 34,000 copies or more if all goes well seeing it sold 33,292 copies before for Volume 7 back in October of 2021. The Manga was serialized in Bessatsu Margaret by Shueisha between June 2019 and June 2022 with more information about the work can be found here through its web page whereas the first Manga chapter can be read here for free in Japanese. As of March this year, the series was announced to have surpassed 1.45 million copies in circulation including digital (Source: BiBi). You can also watch a video that was released back in 2019 to promote the title down below.
Youjo Senki is 8th on the list with its 25th volume in its first 6 days with copies sold expected to achieve around 35,000 copies or more based on its last four volumes’ performances. Like Kujonin, the Manga is also an adaptation of the Light Novel which first began publication in October 2013. Fast forward and three years later, it was adapted into a Manga series by artist Chika Toujo. Some of its chapters can be read for free in Japanese right here via Comic Walker, and if more information about the work is what you are looking for, you can do so here through its official web page. The series also received an Anime adaptation with the first season airing between January and March 2017, produced by Nut. As of January this year, the series has surpassed 9.5 million copies in circulation (Source: Ln-news). In December 2020, to celebrate the release of its 20th volume, a short promotional video was released by KADOKAWA of which you can watch below.
Made in Abyss is 9th with its 11th volume in its first 3 days which should see it performing less (due to shorter days of sales) than the sales of Volumes 9 and 10 which were at 80,936 copies and 62,584 copies sold in their first 7 and 4 days, respectively. The Manga is serialized in Takeshobo’s Web Comic Gamma of which more information about it can be found here through its official web page. You can also check out its first chapter for free right here in Japanese. The title was also adapted into an Anime series which was broadcasted in July of 2017. As of the month of July, the series’ printed circulation status has passed the 3 million mark (Source: Eeo Media).
At Number 15 is Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita making its first Manga debut with Volume 9 in its first 6 days. The work is an adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name by artist Masahiro Ikeno with some of its chapters can be found here for free in Japanese. In 2021, it was adapted into a 12-episode TV Anime series, produced by Studio Flad and Wolfsbane. According to its volume sleeve, the series has passed 2.2 million copies in circulation including digital.
Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita colour spread page from Chapter 1
Number 16 places Disney Twisted-Wonderland the Comic: Episode of Heartslabyul, the 3rd volume of the series making its debut at 5 days which should see it sell around 55,000 copies if all goes well. The work by Sumire Kowono is serialized in Square Enix’s GFantasy magazine with more information about it can be found right here via its official web page. You can also check out the first chapter available for reading here for free in Japanese.
Disney Twisted-Wonderland the Comic: Episode of Heartslabyul’s 1st Chapter colour spread page
Lv2 kara Cheat datta Motoyuusha Kouho no Mattari Isekai Life Volume 7 and Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu Volume 11 already made their first volumes debut the week before with sales of their pre-releases at 25,285 copies and 22,986 copies sold each. Both should see a decent turnout this time around, but do not expect them to sell as well as their previous volumes. Lv2 kara Cheat datta Motoyuusha Kouho no Mattari Isekai Life debuted its 6th volume at 30,540 copies in its first 6 days whereas Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu was seen selling 28,219 copies in its first 3 days. Both titles are adaptations of their respective Light Novel series with Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu being the only one of the two that received an Anime adaptation, produced by Studio Kai and HORNETS. Both Manga are also serialized in Comic Gardo with chapters available for reading in Japanese for Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu here and Lv2 kara Cheat datta Motoyuusha Kouho no Mattari Isekai Life right here. Do check them out!
Finally, we have Isekai Cheat Magician making its first Manga appearance here with the release of its 13th volume while Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou. Volume 8 takes the 20th spot with its 8th volume, both in their first 6 days. As for Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou., the Manga cover states that its circulation has passed 2.5 million copies. You can read some of the chapters for both titles for free right here for Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou. and here for Isekai Cheat Magician. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:
1. Honey Lemon Soda Vol. 20