Golden Kamuy is set for a large turnout as it makes its final volume debut in its first 6 days, topping the list for the week between July 18 and July 24. The Manga has already noted a sharp climb in copies sold for its 30th volume, after the series was announced to be coming to an end. The previous volume did a splendid 141,972 copies sold in its first 3 days, marking its best ever performance as it rises nearly 50% on average when compared to the 3-day sales of Volumes 22 to 24 and 26 to 28. The 6-day sales for Volume 31 will be pitted against Volume 29 which in April sold 158,914 copies. And based on its recent trend, it is very safe to assume that Volume 31 will sell more than that. The series by Satoru Noda was serialized in the Young Jump magazine between August 2014 and April 2022 with more information about the work can be obtained here via its official webpage. It was also adapted into three TV Anime seasons, produced by Geno Studio with a follow up season set for a broadcast in Fall this year. To celebrate the release of its final volume, Shueisha has released a short promotional video of which you can watch below. Total printed circulation for the series has passed 23 million copies as of July 17th (Source: Asahi Shimbun).
Head over to Number 9 is the pre-release of Lv2 kara Cheat datta Motoyuusha Kouho no Mattari Isekai Life Volume 7 which is officially slated for sale on the 25th, though if sales slow down for past titles and the rest, it is very likely to chart for the week. More about the work will be discussed the following week when it is officially out.
The next new release you see on the chart belongs to Giant Killing Volume 61 which takes the 11th spot in its first 3 days. Its sales performance recorded a drop between Volume 59 and Volume 60 with the earlier volume clearly at an advantage when compared to the latter volume. Volume 59 sold 70,566 copies in its first 5 days whereas Volume 60 was at 68,817 copies sold in its first 6 days. The only 3-day comparison we have so far is with Volume 58 which sold 45,000 copies; however, I do expect Volume 61 to sell less than that. The work is serialized in the Morning magazine by Kodansha with some of its chapters available in Japanese for free right here. It was also adapted into a 26-episode TV Anime series by Studio Deen in 2010.
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Head over to Number 7 and 15, you will find two pre-release titles making it onto the chart, Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu Volume 11 and Ansatsusha de Aru Ore no Status ga Yuusha yori mo Akiraka ni Tsuyoi no da ga Volume 4 which should produce a similar outcome as to Lv2 kara Cheat datta Motoyuusha Kouho no Mattari Isekai Life Volume 7. I will talk more about them when they are officially out on the chart the week after.
The only other new release here would be Chiikawa: Nanka Chiisakute Kawaii Yatsu Volume 4 which sees both its Special and Regular Editions side by side in their first 3 days. This would be the series first ever appearance on the chart since the Blog started tracking. The work by author Nagano is also being adapted into a TV Anime series by Doga Kobo which is broadcasting as of the time of writing. You can also watch a short video released that covers the 17th chapter down below, plus read a preview of its 1st volume right here for free in Japanese. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:
1. Golden Kamuy Vol. 31