Kingdom Volume 66 is TSUTAYA’s best-selling Manga volume for the week between September 12 and September 18 in its first 3 days. Based on its past performance on Oricon’s Top 30 sales charts, the latest volume is expected to sell close to 350,000 copies, though it is quite possible that sales may drop under the 345,000 copies mark as the Manga has been struggling in repeating the success it noted with Volume 58 which physical sales were at 420,296 copies, the highest among its 3-day sales volumes. The work by Yasuhisa Hara has been in serialization since January 2006 and can be found in Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine with more information about it can be found here via its official web page. Its first Manga chapter can also be read for free in Japanese right here. With more than 90 million copies in circulation (Source: Game Watch), the series was also adapted into TV Anime series that spanned four seasons (fourth being its latest and is currently airing at the time of writing) including a live-action movie adaptation in 2019.
Detective Conan Volume 102 trails behind at Number 2 in its first 4 days and should see a turnout of around 220,000 copies or more based on its past volumes’ performances. The Manga began its serialization journey in January 1994 and was later on adapted into a TV Anime series in January 1996 which is still ongoing as of the time of writing. The Manga has also spawned a slew of films and spin-off titles ever since such as its latest “Halloween no Hanayome” film and the Zero no Tea Time Manga series which recently ended its serialization on May 25 this year. The series has more than 250 million copies in circulation (Source: The TV) with further information about it can be obtained right here on its official website. The Manga’s official page can be accessed here whereas its first three chapters can be read in Japanese for free right here. Viz Media is publishing its official Manga volumes in English with up to Volume 85 available for purchase as of the time of writing.
Then, we have Sousou no Frieren Volume 9 with its Regular Edition taking the 3rd spot in its first 4 days, however, its Special Edition that comes with two can badges failed to find a place on the Top 20. The four days of sales that the latest volume has will ensure that it will at least be able to achieve 180,000 copies sold. The last time the series made its debut in its first 4 days would be for Volumes 6 and 7 at 198,220 copies and 188,595 copies sold respectively back in November 2021 and March this year. The Manga has been in serialization since April 2020 and can be found in Shounen Sunday with more information about the work can be found on its official web page here. Head over here to check out some of its chapters in Japanese or you can purchase its volumes that have been officially released in English by Viz Media. The series has so far more than 7.2 million copies in circulation (Source: Yahoo). Note that the release of its latest volume also comes with one very good news, and that is the series will be receiving an Anime adaptation. If you missed out on the announcement, you can watch its Volume 9 promotional video below which contains the news.
Yomi no Tsugai Volume 2 is 4th on the list in its first 7 days and is expected to go big this time around amid its longer days of sales. Previously, the series was charted with its 1st volume at 51,540 copies sold in just 3 days. The Manga is by Hiromu Arakawa, whom you may have heard of if you have read Fullmetal Alchemist, is the latest Manga by the author which began its serialization in December 2021 and can be found in Square Enix’s Shounen Gangan with more information about it can be learned here via its official web page. You can also read some of its chapters for free in Japanese right here or pre-order its 1st official volume in English that is slated for release next year in April. A week ago, Square Enix released a short video to promote the work of which you can watch below.
Yomi no Tsugai’s 1st chapter colour spread page
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Right below is Yubisaki to Renren Volume 7’s Regular Edition in its first 6 days with copies sold expected to be around 70,000. The Manga hit its peak in Japan in the graph below for Volume 5, however, that was due to it having 7 days of sales while Volumes 4 and 6 were at 47,718 copies and 43,721 copies sold each in their first 3 days. Yubisaki to Renren has been in serialization since July 2019 and can be found in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine. Further information about the work can be accessed via its official web page here along with its first Manga chapter in Japanese right here. The Manga has so far more than 2 million copies in circulation (Source: Days File). In 2021, it was placed 17th at Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for Manga targeted at female audiences. In September 2021, Oricon released a collaboration video to promote the work of which you can watch down below.
Number 7 places Yofukashi no Uta Volume 13 in its first 4 days and should be able to achieve more than 30,000 copies in sales if all goes well. Its past three volumes have indicated a decline in sales in their first three days, however, it did manage to produce 40,409 copies sold back in November 2021 with its 9th volume in its first 4 days. The Manga by author Kotoyama first began in August 2019 and is serialized in Shogakukan’s Shounen Sunday with more information about it can be found here via its official web page. You can also check out some of its chapters for free in Japanese right here or get the official English volumes that are being published by Viz Media with up to Volume 9 available for grabs as of the time of writing while Volumes 10 and 11 can be pre-ordered, slated for releases in December this year and March the following year. The series has more than 1.8 million copies in circulation (Source: Yahoo) and is currently being adapted into a 13-episode TV Anime series by LIDENFILMS which will end this September the 30th.
Skip over to Number 9 and Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja: Sekai Saikyou no Kenja ga Sarani Tsuyokunaru Tame ni Tensei Shimashita Volume 20 makes its debut in its first 7 days. The Manga was last seen with its 19th volume back in June this year on Oricon’s Top 30 at 20,366 copies sold in its first 3 days. The Manga actually adapts the Light Novel of the same name and has been serializing since June 2017 in Manga UP! More about the series can be learned through its official Manga web page here with some of its chapters available for free in Japanese on the same page. In January 2022, J.C.Staff adapted the work into a 12-episode TV Anime series. According to a Twitter post by Melonbooks, the cover of its latest volume indicates that the series has passed 6 million copies in circulation.
Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su Volume 10 is 10th on the list with its Regular Edition in its first 3 days with copies sold expected to reach 30,000 copies or more based on the performances of Volumes 8 and 9 which sold 30,852 copies and 31,998 copies respectively within the same number of days. The Manga has been in serialization since July 2020 and can be found in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine. More information about the work can be accessed on its official website right here whereas several of its Manga chapters can be read for free in Japanese here. Note that the Manga is also available officially in English with a preview of its 1st volume that can be read for free through Kodansha Comics. According to its official Twitter account, the series has more than 2.7 million copies in circulation and an Anime adaptation is currently in the works set for broadcast in 2023 on an unannounced date. If you missed its project promotional video, be sure to watch it down below!
Dareka Kono Joukyou wo Setsumei shite Kudasai!: Keiyaku kara Hajimaru Wedding Volume 7 is 11th on the list in its first week and note that much about the series has already been discussed in the previous week’s post right here.
Meitantei Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san is next at Number 13 with its 7th volume in its first 4 days. The series was last seen for Volume 5 at 57,795 copies sold in its first 5 days in December 2019 and Volume 6 at 45,658 copies sold in its first 7 days in October 2021. The spin-off title to the Detective Conan series is serialized in Shogakukan’s Shounen Sunday Super with its first volume preview available for reading in Japanese right here. The Manga will be adapted into a TV Anime series which will broadcast soon on October 4 this year. You can watch its Anime adaptation promotional video down below if you missed it.
Kanojo, Okarishimasu Volume 28 can be found at Number 14 in its first 3 days and based on its past performances, the volume may not be able to produce similar sales to that of Volume 20 which was its peak among those with 3 days of sales. Instead, it may sell close to 30,000 copies if all goes well, though a reduction in sales may be plausible as well. With more than 10 million copies in circulation (Source: PR Times), the Manga has been serializing since July 2017 and can be found in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine. Some of its Manga chapters can be read for free in Japanese right here while its 1st volume preview can be found here in English via Kodansha Comics. TMS Entertainment adapted the work into a 12-epsiode TV Anime series in July 2020 and produced the second season which had just ended its broadcast on September 17. A third season is confirmed to be in production, but details are still scarce. You can watch the announcement video of its third season down below.
Choujin X Volume 4 is 15th on the list in its first 3 days with copies sold expected to hit 30,000 or more. The series had a same day release for Volumes 1 and 2 in their first 3 days which saw the two volumes at 33,113 copies and 29,852 copies sold each. Volume 3 was seen back in May this year at 43,779 copies sold in its first 5 days. The series is Sui Ishida’s latest work which first began its serialization in May 2021 and can be found in Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump with some of its chapters can be read for free in Japanese right here. It will receive its 1st official volume in English next year in February. In the meantime, you can read its chapters in five different languages through Manga Plus right here. To promote the latest volume, Shueisha released a short video of which you can watch below.
Finally, at Number 19 and 20 will be Isekai ni Otosareta… Jouka wa Kihon! @comic Volume 3 and Tonikaku Kawaii Volume 21 in their first 4 days. This will be Isekai ni Otosareta… Jouka wa Kihon! first appearance on TSUTAYA’s Top 20 while Tonikaku Kawaii has made a number of appearances before including a listing on Oricon’s Top 30 back in February this year for Volume 19 at 24,006 copies sold in its first 3 days. Tonikaku Kawaii however, failed to chart for Volume 20. With more than 300,000 copies in circulation including digital according to its latest cover, further information about Isekai ni Otosareta… Jouka wa Kihon! and some of its chapters can be found here while Tonikaku Kawaii’s official web page is right here and its Manga chapters can be read for free in Japanese here. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:
1. Kingdom Vol. 66