Okay, there are few new releases on the list for the week, but before we look at them, I must say, check out at that rally for Spy x Family. While Volume 9 has slipped a spot to Number 4, the title sees five of its individual volumes on the chart, plus the Volume 1 to 3 set at Number 14 for the week. You can expect the title to see a big jump in sales for the coming series sales chart.
Now, onto the rest of the new releases, Tokyo Revengers Volume 27 tops the chart at 3 days of sales. Ever since the release of its Anime adaptation, the Manga has seen its sales performance on quite the steep rise between Volume 22 and Volume 23, then Volume 23 and Volume 24. Note that at 3 days of sales, Volume 23 reported an increase of 71.77% from Volume 22’s 62,812 copies to 222,469 copies. Several months later, Volume 24 debuted at 435,466 copies in the first 3 days, a 48.91% climb before the momentum slowed down for Volume 25 where its 3-day sales recorded a 12.99% jump to 500,480 copies. Despite having a day of sales longer for Volume 26, it could not push further than 600,000 copies sold. In February 2022, the volume sold 522,222 copies in its first 4 days, still great nonetheless. Copies sold for Volume 27 are most likely to see near 500,000 copies or more, though there is a chance that it will drop to around 450,000 copies amid strong competition from titles such as Spy x Family.
At Number 2, you will find Detective Conan Volume 101 at 5 days of sales, similar to the number of days possessed by Volumes 97 to 99. Volume 100 had 7 days of sales back in October 2021 at 288,562 copies sold, rather low compared to Volume 99’s 288,456 copies in its first 5 days. However, there were pre-sales recorded for Volume 100 which amounted to 67,852 copies, bringing its copies sold up to 356,414 as of October 24. The title experienced a 20.30% drop between the 5-day sales of Volume 97 and 98. Volume 101 is expected to perform close to 250,000 copies or more, that said, it could still see a lower turnout, but the latter is quite unlikely to happen.
All of the data you find below is all thanks to TSUTAYA, one of Japan’s largest bookstores chain which has around 1,200 stores in its local market. You can check out their website here and show them lots of love! Plus, for the week’s chart, you can find it through the link right here. If Google charts are what you are more comfortable with, feel free to visit the respective chart via the link right at the bottom of the post.
You might be surprised to see Ichigo Takano’s Orange to be on the list, thinking that the title should have already ended in 2015. Volume 7 is 8th on the list at 6 days of sales. This is in fact its actual and true final volume as revealed by the author via Twitter (Source: ANN). In 2016, the Manga received at 13-epsiode TV Anime series by studio Telecom Animation Film, then a sequel film titled “Orange: Mirai” that same year. You can also check out its 1st volume available for free in Japanese right here (click here for easy access) and official English releases are out thanks to Seven Seas. So, do check them out!
Number 13 is the Tokyo Revengers’ character book titled “Valhalla and Kokuryuu-hen” — note that Kokuryuu means Black Dragon in Japanese. As the name suggests, the volume will cover both the Valhalla and Black Dragon arcs.
At Number 16 is the 8th volume of Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su. Although competition is quite stiff for the week, I still expect it to perform relatively the same. Yet, copies sold may turn out to be lower than the past three volumes due to shorter days of sales. Volume 8 will have only 4 days on the coming Oricon sales charts whereas Volume 5 to 7 all had days of sales of 6, 5 and 7 respectively. Volume 4 did sell 38,450 copies in its first 4 days, as such it may see copies sold more or less the same amount.
A spot below is Ousama Ranking Volume 13 at 6 days of sales. The title was last seen for its 12th volume at 26,045 copies in the first 3 days. That however occurred while the Anime was still airing. This time, thanks to its longer days of sales, and the Anime adaptation having ended its broadcast, we may see a much better performance, hopefully. It is quite possible that copies sold would go above 50,000. Finally, Number 20 places a rather fresh title, “Kimi wo Aisuru Ki wa Nai” to Itta Jiki Koushaku-sama ga Nazeka Dekiai shitekimasu Volume 2, a series that began serialization in February 2021. Thankfully, the title’s 1st volume can be read for free in Japanese for a limited time, so do check it out right here (for easy access, click here).
1. Tokyo Revengers Vol. 27