Shueisha is going in hard as it enters the month of July with heavy hitters aplenty, starting with Boku no Hero Academia Volume 35 sitting atop at 7 days of sales. Its past performance has been rather irregular debut-to-debut; however, it did experience a growth from around Volume 27 onwards. Still, another rise for its latest volume is unlikely, as such, do expect a similar turnout to Volumes 32 and 34 where Volume 35 will most likely hit sales between 430,000 copies to 460,000 copies. Boku no Hero Academia has been serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine since July 2014 with more information about the work can be accessed through its official page right here and its 1st chapter can be read for free via the same page in Japanese here. If you have the Manga Plus app installed on your device, all of its chapters are up for free, available in four different languages. So, do check them out! Studio Bones adapted the series into five TV Anime seasons along with a number of theatrical releases with an impending Season 6 soon to broadcast this coming Fall Season. An announcement was made last year informing fans and readers alike that the Manga has entered its “Final Act” (Source: ANN). As of its latest Anime promotional video (of which you can watch below) the Manga was also said to have surpassed 65,000,000 copies in print (Source: Famitsu).
Right behind is Kaijuu 8-gou Volume 7 at 7 days of sales with sales expectation for its latest volume to be around 400,000 copies sold and above if all goes well. Note that the series is undergoing a decline based on the performances of its 5th and 6th volume where their 3-day sales performances represented a drop of 9.16% and 18.78% from Volume 4’s 332,401 copies sold back in September 2021. Serialized in Shounen Jump+, some of its chapters can be read for free in Japanese right here while its English releases can be read on Manga Plus here. The series also received a short promotional video to celebrate the release of its 5th volume back in December last year of which you can watch below. In addition to that, the title, according to its latest volume cover, has surpassed 7.8 million copies in circulation for both its physical and digital volumes.
At Number 3 is a title that is familiar to many, Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken makes its entrance with Volume 21 at 4 days of sales. Judging from its past performances, the volume is most likely to hit between 250,000 copies to 295,000 copies in sales (look at Volumes 15, 18 and 19). The work is an adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name by artist Taiki Kawakami and has been serialized in Kodansha’s monthly magazine Shounen Sirius since March of 2015 (around a year after its Light Novel was first published). More information about the title can be found here and its first Manga chapter can be checked out for free right here in Japanese. The series was also adapted into a 24-episode TV Anime series by 8bit in 2019, and a split-cour sequel follow suit in 2021. A theatrical film is planned for the title and will be released this coming November. If you missed out on the trailer, do watch it below. As of June 29 this year, its printed circulation has surpassed 30 million copies (Source: Abema).
Then, the final volume of Dr. Stone makes its debut at Number 4 with 7 days of sales on the chart. The last time it had the same number of days of sales was for Volume 19 which went on to sell 143,422 copies. Considering the fact that this is its last volume, I expect Volume 26 to do even better, it will not be that surprising to see it hit off to a great start of around 150,000 copies sold and above. The Manga was serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine between March 2017 and March 2022 with the combined power of Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi. Its first 25 chapters are currently up for free in Japanese right here if you wish to check them out. The work was also animated by TMS Entertainment into two seasons of TV Anime series with a follow up season planned for broadcast in 2023. A new promotional video for the newest season was just released (as of the time of writing) for you to check out down below in case you missed it. Not to forget, the 26th volume promotional video that was released by JUMP COMICS CHANNEL can also be watched below. The series has 14 million copies in printed circulation as of July 4th this year (Source: Yahoo).
Dr. Stone Anime 3rd Season Promotional Video
Dr. Stone Volume 26 Promotional Video
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.
Mashle Volume 12 is 5th on the list at 7 days of sales and will likely see a turnout similar to Volume 11, as such, roughly 70,000 copies are doable though, it may not hit the peak of Volume 8’s 93,423 copies sold (in its first week). Another thing to pay attention to would be that this is the volume that is said to be the start of its final arc (Source: ANN). Serializing in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, more information about the title can be found here via its official page, and its first chapter can also be read for free via the page right here in Japanese. Note that you can read all of its chapters for free in four different languages (including English) if you possess the Manga Plus application on your phone. So, do check them out! On July 3rd, the series was also announced to be receiving an Anime adaptation that will broadcast in 2023. If you missed out on the announcement, do watch it below.
Kimetsu Gakuen! Volume 2 is 6th on the list, not its first appearance having last done so with its 1st volume back in January this year where the volume sold 53,363 copies in its first 6 days. Seeing Volume 2 goes on sale a day longer on this week’s chart, it may sell slightly more than its previous volume. The spin-off title of Kimetsu no Yaiba started its serialization in August of 2021 via the Saikyou Jump magazine and around a week ago, it received a 9-minute video, revealing the 9th chapter to the public to commemorate the release of its 2nd volume.
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Sayonara Eri can be found at Number 8 in its first 7 days and is most likely to see a great turnout. Note that the author’s previous work, Look Back had a good start between August 30 and September 5 where it sold 73,912 copies in just 3 days. This time around, it will not be that surprising to see the author’s latest work churn out more than 100,000 copies sold in its first week. If you inspect the sleeve around its cover further, you will notice an announcement of the start of Chainsaw Man Part 2, reminding readers and fans alike that the official date for the continuation of the story is set to July 13th, which as of the time of writing will be in two days. Remember, that when the 2nd part of the Manga drops, it will simultaneously be released on Manga Plus as well, so be sure to check it out!
Sayonara Eri announcing the start of Chainsaw Man Part 2
Koko wa Ore ni Makasete Saki ni Ike to Itte kara 10-nen ga Tattara Densetsu ni Natteita. Volume 9 is next at Number 9 at 4 days of sales which should allow it to push out around 30,000 copies sold if all goes well. Adapted from its Light Novel of the same name, the Manga is serialized in Square Enix’s Manga UP! magazine with more information about it can be accessed via its official webpage here. The first chapter is also up for reading for free in Japanese right here if you would like to give it a look. In 2020, the series received a short promotional video which contains a reading of its 1st chapter. Do check it out below.
The colour spread page of Koko wa Ore ni Makasete Saki ni Ike to Itte kara 10-nen ga Tattara Densetsu ni Natteita. Chapter 1
Isekai Izakaya “Nobu” Volume 15 was featured in last week’s edition of Oricon Top 30 for its pre-sales, which turned in 26,798 copies sold in most likely 2 to 3 days of sales. The 7 days of sales will see the volume at approximately 50,000 copies sold if all goes well. The performances of its past volumes have not been that great with a decline observable from Volume 10 onwards. The Manga is an adaptation of its Light Novel of the same name and has been serialised since July 2015 by artist Virginia Nitouhei in the Young Ace magazine. Some of its chapters can be read for free in Japanese right here through Comic Walker. Note that according to a Tweet by the artist, the series has surpassed 5 million copies in print. To promote its latest volume, a short commercial video voiced by Suzuko Mimori was also released around a week ago of which you can watch below. It was also blessed with a 24-episode Anime adaptation by studio Sunrise that aired between April and September of 2018.
At Number 11 is Gokushufudou Volume 10 in its first 4 days, which should allow it to achieve around 70,000 copies sold based on its Volume 8 performance. Serialized in the Kurage Bunch magazine, the Manga has been ongoing since February of 2018 and was even adapted into a 10-episode Anime series that aired in a split-cour in April and October 2021. You can read some of its chapters for free in Japanese right here. While Volume 10 did not receive a promotional video, it did receive one for Volume 9 in March this year, so do watch it below!
Number 12 places Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken – Yuusha Avan to Gokuen no Maou Volume 5 in its first 7 days, another Shueisha title on the list and has the potential to go beyond the 50,000 copies sold mark if everything goes well. The Manga was last seen for its 3rd and 4th volumes that made their debuts at 30,069 copies and 26,594 copies sold in their first 4 days and 3 days. Serialized in the V-Jump magazine, the title is the direct sequel to the Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken series which ran from October 1989 to November 1996. Some of its chapters are available for free right here, so do check them out! The series also received a short promotional video released by V-Jump last month. You can watch the video down below.
At Number 13 is Kizoku Tensei: Megumareta Umare kara Saikyou no Chikara wo Eru Volume 5 in its first 4 days, another Manga adaptation of a Light Novel of the same name. Its appearances on the Oricon Top 30 sales charts were irregular, but it successfully breached the chart back in December last year for Volume 4 which sold 31,433 copies in its first 6 days. Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken by artist Shiba is 15th on the list with Volume 6 in its first 4 days. The spin-off title to Number 3’s Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken last made its mark with Volume 5 which recorded 44,875 copies sold in its first 5 days in March last year. Gakuen Babysitters Volume 23 is 16th in its first 6 days, which it should see a similar turnout to its 22nd volume that had 36,818 copies sold back in October 2021 in its first 6 days. Finally, Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama makes its 36th volume debut at Number 19 at 7 days of sales.
1. Boku no Hero Academia Vol. 35