The week between April 18 and April 24 does not feature that many new releases, and past releases dominate the list, particularly the ones that were released recently. Tokyo Revengers Volume 7 maintains its Number 1 position while Spy x Family’s entire Manga catalogue (except for the Volume 1 to 3 set) is still heavily present, recording better positions than the week before.
As for new releases, there are six titles this time around. First is Golden Kamuy Volume 29 at Number 2 with 6 days of sales. Its recent performance has not been as good as before but is still within a great range. Previously, the 28th volume made its debut at 93,445 copies sold in the first 3 days, down by 8.88% from Volume 24 which sold 102,546 copies in the month of December in 2020. Since its 19th volume, days of sales had been hovering between 3 to 4 days, as such it may see a much bigger turnout for its 29th volume. Judging by its latest performance, Volume 29 may be able to produce around 160,000 copies or more. Note that, on April 6 this year, the Manga is said to be ending in the next few days — to be precise on the 28th of April (Source: ANN). The series is also expecting the 4th follow up season to its TV Anime series, which is slated for a release this Fall, produced by Brain’s Base. You can check out its promotional video (for the new Anime season) down below.
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Skip over to Number 7 and you will stumble upon a familiar name, Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. makes its 25th volume debut at 7 days of sales. The Manga failed to chart for its 19th volume on Oricon’s Top 30 sales chart — due to strong competition at the time, but has been successfully making an appearance since its 20th volume. Copies sold were evidently strong prior to the release of Volume 19 with 7-day sales of Volume 16 reaching 72,325 copies in its first week. Then, it fell by 11.88% for Volume 17 to 65,647 copies, and a further 13.81% decline for Volume 23 to 56,579 copies. With the Anime’s second cour currently airing, it may see a boost seeing Volume 24 noted a small 8.10% improvement over the 6-day sales of Volume 21 after the broadcast of its first cour. However, do take note that during the early weeks of its first Anime cour, Volume 23 did not see any increase in sales. As such, do expect around 60,000 copies sold or more for Volume 25.
Several other new releases on the week’s chart include Number 14’s Kindaichi 37-sai no Jikenbo Volume 12 at 4 days of sales. The Manga last made an appearance for Volume 11 at 45,051 copies back in October 2021 in its first 4 days. You can expect its latest volume to see a similar turnout. The Manga also serves as a sequel to Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns. Then, at Number 17 is Ao no Orchestra Volume 10 at 6 days of sales. Volume 9 did make it onto the chart in April 2021 at 39,760 copies sold in its first week. The series is set for a TV Anime series adaptation on an unannounced date. Be Blues! Ao ni Nare Volume 47 is 19th on the list at 7 days of sales, and if you head back a few months ago, its 46th volume was found placing 15th on the Top 30 chart at 28,041 copies in the first 6 days. Finally, at Number 20 is Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyoushi Volume 13 at 5 days of sales, it has so far not made onto any of the Top 30 charts since I started tracking.
1. Tokyo Revengers Vol. 27 (←)
by Ken Wakui
Release Date: April 15, 2022
Previous: 430,434 copies
Series: Apr. 11 – Apr. 17, 2022
Link (JPN): Vol. 27
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon
2. Golden Kamuy Vol. 29