Well, the chart between April 4 and April 10 is a tight one with many formidable titles making onto the list. Coming out on top would be Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 19 which had already made a great impression with sales of its Special Edition on Oricon’s weekly sales chart between March 28 and April 3. Copies sold for the version stood at 66,684 with each volume costing 4,200 yen (≈34 USD) a piece. This time around, we see both Regular and Special Editions on the chart. The Special Edition though has dropped 6 spots to Number 13. Note that the 7-day sales that the volume will be having promises more than a million copies sold based on its previous performance (see Volume 17). Interestingly, the Regular Edition is placed above One Piece, and may very well sell more than One Piece in its first 7 days. The series is also expecting a second season of its Anime adaptation which may spur demand for its 19th volume. So, you can expect a better outcome.
As for One Piece, there is no direct comparison for 7-day sales with its past volumes since Volume 93. Its nearest would be Volume 97 which had 1,255,427 in the first 5 days back in September 2020. Judging from its latest three volumes performances, it will be quite hard to say if sales would beat that of Volume 97, however it staying above the 1 million mark should be a given. Note that its pre-release sales were at a strong 211,922 copies between March 28 and April 3. It tends to be that sales would dwindle the longer it goes, but that may not be the case for One Piece. I expect a turnout of around 1.3 million copies sold.
Among those on the Top 20, I must say that Spy x Family is certainly one of the few titles to look out for considering its Anime adaptation is broadcasting as we speak. The 9th volume places 3rd on the list at 7 days of sales. Previously, the title achieved 537,558 copies sold in the first week for Volume 6. For the 9th volume, a boost is expected thanks to its Anime. Copies sold have a great chance of breaching the 600,000 copies mark. At the same time, I am not going to be that surprised if some of its older volumes were to receive a push as well. So, do expect a number of its older volumes to place on the Oricon chart for the same week. You can also check out its official English releases where up to Volume 7 are available for grabs.
Then, at Number 4 is the final volume of Takopii no Genzai at 7 days of sales. The title has shown great resilience with its 1st volume having consistently placed on the Oricon charts for five times in a row (starting from the chart between February 28 and March 6). The 1st volume has so far amassed 240,294 copies sold in lifetime sales in Japan. The sales of Volume 2 are expected to see a much better turnout, closer to 100,000 copies, or if all goes really well, beyond that is plausible. You can read all of its chapters via Manga Plus for free right here in English, so do have a look at it!
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At Number 5 is Dragon Ball Super Volume 18, also at 7 days of sales. Like One Piece, it does not have any direct comparison since Volume 10, though the closest one would be Volume 13 at 6 days of sales with copies sold at 112,997 back in August 2020. There is a strong hint of a slowdown in sales, particularly the 3-day sales of Volumes 14, 15 and 17. The 69,349 copies sold for Volume 17 are the weakest so far among the three volumes. Being able to hit above 100,000 copies or more can be quite challenging amid strong competition from other titles on the list.
Black Clover is next with its 32nd volume at 7 days of sales. It is as clear as day that the series has been struggling as of late, and since Volume 22, its sales performance has continued to weaken. For instance, 3-day sales for Volume 22 were at 89,103 copies while Volume 29 with the same number of days of sales could only push out 55,961 copies. Also, look at the 7-day sales of Volume 27 and compare that to Volume 30. Copies sold are down by 13.92% between the two. It will not bode well for the series if Volume 32 were to fall further, and it is quite crucial for it to see an uplift in sales. For now, we can be a little more positive and expect copies sold to hit between 95,000 copies and 105,000 copies.
At Number 7 is Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Volume 26 at 4 days of sales. Not too much to worry about the title as its performance has been indicating a healthy trend. Copies sold were shaky between Volume 20 and 24, however that has since recovered. The 4-day sales of Volume 26 should see a turnout similar to Volume 21 which sold 63,609 copies. But, I expect a higher outcome. The series is slated to receive a follow up season for its Anime adaptation this coming Fall Season which should provide it with some boost in sales.
Kinnikuman Volume 78 is right below at 7 days of sales and is expected to see around 60,000 copies sold for the volume. It last appeared for Volume 77 between January 3 and January 9 with copies sold at 59,060 in the first 6 days. Kemono Jihen is 9th on the list, also in the first 7 days. Between November 1 and November 7, its 15th volume did rather impressive to see 45,662 copies sold in the first 4 days. The volume then went on to sell another 25,891 copies in the week after, putting its 11-day sales at 71,553 copies sold. The title was adapted into a 12-episode TV Anime series by Ajio-Do in 2021. The good news is, Seven Seas is releasing its volumes officially in English with the first one to arrive this coming August.
Yuukoku no Moriarty is 10th with its 17th volume in the first 7 days. Its sales performance has remained somewhat stable with a small drop for the 3-day sales between Volumes 14 and 16. Seeing that Volume 15 had 61,893 copies sold in the first 6 days, Volume 17 should be able to sell close to 70,000 copies. The title also inspired a TV Anime adaptation that broadcasted in two separate cours with the first appearing in October 2021 while the other in April the following year. It recently received an OVA on April the 27th this year. You can also get the first seven volumes of its Manga in English, Volume 8 can be pre-ordered with its release set to come soon on the 5th of July.
Number 11 places Makai no Shuyaku wa Wareware da! Volume 9, a spin-off title of Mairimashita! Iruma-kun. The title has regularly been placed on Oricon sales chart with strong sales noted for its 1st volume in the first 7 days at 65,196 copies sold. Sales then grew further for Volume 4 hitting close to the 100,000 copies sold mark before settling down to 70,840 copies for Volume 7. You can expect the latest volume to do more or less the same with copies sold perhaps above 70,000 in its first week.
At Number 12 is a title you may have not seen in a long time. Boukenou Beet is at 7 days of sales with its 16th volume. Unfortunately for the title, its official English releases have been cut short to only the first eleven volumes. The series began serialization in 2002 through Jump SQ. Crown magazine with its first few chapters available for reading in Japanese for free right here. In September 2004, it received an Anime adaptation by Toei Animation spanning 52 episodes.
Isekai Nonbiri Nouka, the Manga adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name is 14th with its 9th volume in the first 3 days. The Fujimi Shobo title has consistently appeared on Oricon sales charts Top 30 since Volume 5. Its best comparison so far would be the 42,037 copies sold in the first 3 days for Volume 6. As such, Volume 9 should be able to produce somewhere above 40,000 copies sold. But the intense competition that it will have to face may cause it to sell lower than that. The Manga adaptation can be read through Comic Walker right here for free in Japanese for some of its chapters.
The final two volumes on the list belongs to Number 15’s Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi Volume 5 and Number 16’s Getsuyoubi no Tawawa Volume 4. As for Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi, its sales performance has been off to a good start with Volume 1 at 32,073 copies in the first 3 days. Volume 5 in its first 7 days should see above 55,000 copies sold basing from its last volume which sold 50,819 copies in the first 6 days. Getsuyoubi no Tawawa on the other hand, appeared for Volume 3 which missed out on the Oricon sales chart initially due to its short 1 day of sales. It however was ranked 11 the week after (between December 6 and December 12) selling 40,671 copies.
1. Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 19