Well, this is looking to be a really intense week with the number of popular titles making it onto the TSUTAYA Top 20 list for the week between June 13 and June 19. Tokyo Revengers is ahead of the rest with its 28th volume at 3 days of sales which should see it at around 420,000 copies to 450,000 copies sold, though the potential for it to go further is still there. A related work of the series can be found at Number 14, Tokyo Revengers Character Book: Tenjiku-hen (or the Tenjiku Arc) which comes before the Bonten Arc. The character book should cover events that occur within Chapters 122 to Chapter 188 of the Manga. The series has had multiple appearances with 3 days of sales. Volumes 22 to 25, and Volume 27 all had 3 days of sales in their debut weeks in the graph you see below. Sales for Volume 25 remains as its best-seller among volumes with 3 days of sales at 500,480 copies, however, with the decline observed for Volume 27, it is quite hard to say whether Volume 28 will see a similar turnout. Tokyo Revengers has been serialized in the Weekly Shounen Magazine since March of 2017 of which more information can be accessed about it right here. Via the same page, you can also give its first chapter a try in Japanese. The work is being published by Kodansha Comics in English with the preview of its first chapter available here. The individual volumes are available only in digital format, but Kodansha Comics is releasing its physicals in the omnibus format slated to arrive soon in July. In 2021, it was adapted into a TV Anime series by LIDENFILMS and a sequel is confirmed to air in Winter of 2023. You can check out its announcement video down below.
Coming in at Number 2 is Kingdom Volume 65 by Yasuhisa Hara at 3 days of sales. Its sales performance so far has been stagnant for its past three volumes, unable to repeat the performances of Volumes 58 to 60. Note that all the aforementioned volumes were at 3 days of sales. The drop in performance is most felt with Volume 64 which noted its weakest 3-day sales performance thus far since Volume 55. The 347,918 copies sold in February 2022 was 18.50% lower than the 426,897 copies sold for Volume 60 in December 2020. Seeing its latest trend, we may see another small drop in sales. The title began its serialization journey back in January of 2006 via Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine with more information about the work can be found on its official page right here. You can also check out its first chapter that are up for free in Japanese right here. It received an Anime adaptation in 2013, produced by Pierrot, which later worked on its sequel. Season 3 was then produced by Studio Signpost that is currently producing its fourth season.
At Number 3 is another familiar title that has been making the waves as of recent. Sousou no Frieren Volume 8 is 3rd and at 3 days of sales which if all goes well, it may see itself charting on Oricon Top 30 at between 165,000 copies to 180,000 copies sold. Its latest 3-day sales performance belongs to Volume 5 which in July 2021 sold 177,334 copies. The title is serialized in the Shounen Sunday magazine with more information about it can be accessed via its official page right here. Its first two chapters can also be read for free right here in Japanese, so do check them out! Sousou no Frieren has also won two awards throughout its serialization. It won the 14th Manga Taisho Awards back in March 2021 and in April the same year, it bagged the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for New Creator. The series was also nominated for 46th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards for the Best Shounen Manga category. The 8th volume received a short TV commercial video by Shogakukan to promote it of which you can watch below. Note that, the video also announced that the series has surpassed 6 million copies in printed circulation.
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Golden Kamuy Volume 30 is next on the list at Number 4 at 3 days of sales as well. Its sales performance has not been looking too hot since Volume 21 being on the decline trajectory. To compare, you can look at the 3-day sales of Volumes 26 to 28 and Volumes 22 to 24. Although there is slight improvement between Volumes 23 and 27, copies sold are weaker for Volumes 26 to 28 against Volumes 22 and 24. Volume 29 which had 158,914 copies sold in its first 6 days only noted a small improvement in its performance when compared to the 4 days of sales of Volumes 19 to 21. The Manga was serialized in the Young Jump magazine before it officially came to an end on April 28 this year. Unfortunately, its chapters are no longer available for reading through its webpage here, but its official website, dedicated to its Manga is still up right here. The series was adapted into three TV Anime seasons by Geno Studio with the first airing in 2018. It is set for a sequel this coming Fall Season. If you missed out on its promotional video, do check it below!
Then, at Number 7 we have Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen Volume 26, also in its first 3 days. However, I do not count on much for it to do as well as its previous volumes, particularly Volumes 17 to 19 which had a strong turnout of above 100,000 copies sold in their first 3 days. Of the three volumes, including Volumes 15 and 21 (which also have 3 days of sales), Volume 19 so far is the best performing volume at 3 days of sales. In comparison, Volumes 24 and 25 could not breach the 100,000 mark, only to sell 94,252 copies and 85,677 copies in their first 3 days. Ergo, do expect its latest, 26th volume to sell between the 85,000 copies to 95,000 copies range, but with the Anime’s latest season still being broadcasted, there is a chance that sales may bounce to net 100,000 copies sold (or more). The series has been serialized in the Young Jump magazine by Aka Akasaka since May 2015 with more information about the work can be accessed via its official page right here. It was adapted into a TV Anime series by A-1 Pictures with the first season airing in 2020. Its third season titled “Ultra Romantic” is currently ongoing and will end this 25th of June. It also received a live-action film adaptation in September 2019 which starred Sho Hirano and Kanna Hashimoto.
Detective Conan: Zero no Tea Time is 8th on the list with its 6th volume at 3 days of sales. As for the title’s sales performance, it has appeared twice before this on Oricon’s Top 30 charts, however not on the week of their releases. Instead, they are found the week after selling 29,123 copies for Volume 4 and 24,949 copies for Volume 5. Note that as of the time of writing, the series has just ended the broadcast of its Anime adaptation, therefore we may see better sales performance for its 8th volume. Serializing in the Shounen Sunday magazine since May 2018, the work is a spin-off title of the Detective Conan series by author Takahiro Arai who was previously involved in the AR∀GO: London Shikei Tokushu Hanzai Sousakan and Darren Shan series. More information about Zero no Tea Time can be obtained on its official page right here with all of its chapters now up for free in Japanese here for a limited time (for three days until June 22).
“Oshi no Ko” Volume 8 is 9th on the list at 3 days of sales and may see a turnout of 60,000 copies sold or more when it charts on the Oricon Top 30 chart this coming Friday. If all goes well, we may see it hit closer to the 70,000 mark range or perhaps slightly more considering it is slated for an Anime adaptation by Doga Kobo on an unannounced date. Previously, the series had 3 days of sales for its volumes on three occasions. The first being Volume 3’s 52,701 copies in February of 2021 before a 13.93% jump experienced by Volume 6 to 61,230 copies in November the same year. Then, it sold 62,426 copies for Volume 7, a small, but welcoming upgrade over Volume 6 by 1.92%. Aka Akasaka (the author of Kaguya-sama) is working on the series alongside Mengo Yokoyari and the work won the Next Manga Award 2021 for the “Print Category”. The series can be found on the Young Jump magazine where it has been serialized since April 2020 and a slew of its chapters can be read here for free in Japanese. Worry not as a number of its chapters are also available for free in English via Manga Plus right here, so do check them out! The 8th volume also received a short promotional video a couple of days ago of which you can watch down below.
At Number 11, you will find Diamond no Ace Act II Volume 31 at 3 days of sales with sales capable of hitting between 55,000 copies to 65,000 copies based on its past performance. In December 2021, it saw copies sold at 61,349 copies in its first 3 days, up by 3.62% from Volume 21’s 59,128 copies, but a fall of 14.05% and 0.06% compared to Volumes 20’s 71,374 copies and Volume 22’s 61,383 copies. The title is a sequel to Diamond no Ace which was serialized between May 2006 and July 2015 and has been ongoing since August 2015 with some of its chapters can be read freely right here in Japanese. In April of 2019, it was adapted into a 52-episode TV Anime series by studio Madhouse.
Shoujo Manga, Nanoni, Chigira-kun ga Amasugiru. is 13th with its 7th volume, its first ever appearance on the TSUTAYA chart since the Blog started tracking, however it did appear on Oricon’s Top 30 chart between December 13 and December 19 last year when Volume 6 sold 41,269 copies in its first 7 days. The work by Kujira Anan has been serialised in the Dessert magazine since May 2017 with its first chapter available right here for reading in Japanese. More information about the title can also be accessed via its official page right here and an introduction video was released by Kodansha to promote the work can be found down below, so do check it out!
Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou Volume 14 is 15th at 3 days of sales and should see around 50,000 copies sold or more if all goes well. In February this year, the title’s 13th volume sold 52,034 copies in its first 3 days, an improvement of 14.45% over Volume 11’s 44,517 copies sold in June of 2021. The alternative title to Kusuriya no Hitorigoto can be found in the Sunday Gene-X magazine where it has been serialized since August 2017. More about the work can be obtained from its official page here while its first two chapters can be read for free in Japanese right here. You can also check out a promotional video released back in February 2019 to promote the title down below.
The final new release for the week is JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Crazy Diamond no Akuryou-teki Shitsuren Volume 1, which is a spin-off title to JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 4: Diamond wa Kudakenai that was first serialized in December of last year. The work is a collaboration between author Kouhei Kadono and artist Tasuku Karasuma. More info about it can be found here through its official page while the first chapter can be read for free in Japanese right here, so do check it out!
The colour spread page of JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Crazy Diamond no Akuryou-teki Shitsuren’s 1st chapter
1. Tokyo Revengers Vol. 28