Manga sales via TSUTAYA stores see many titles that made their debuts the week before steadfast in their positions, but the Spy x Family series has completely retreated from the Top 20 after weeks of dominance. Nevertheless, there are still many new releases to be found for the week between June 20 and June 29, starting with Shuumatsu no Walküre Volume 15 at Number 3 at 7 days of sales. The series has been consistently charting since its 6th volume on Oricon Top 30 sales charts and the last time it had a full week of sales was for Volumes 6 and 13 which copies sold were at 105,090 copies and 180,787 copies sold respectively back in April 2020 and December 2021. Serialization began for the title in November 2017 through Comic Zenon with some of its chapters available for reading right here in Japanese for free. The work was also adapted into a 12-episode Anime series by studio Graphinica which aired on June 17 last year. A sequel was also announced in August the same year bound for 2023.
Kusuriya no Hitorigoto which comes in 4th on the list is certainly a title to keep a close eye on considering its stellar performance as of its past four volumes. Prior to this, its 6-day sales for Volume 8 hit 225,257 copies sold back in May last year, slightly less than the 214,896 copies it had for Volume 7 at 5 days of sales, nevertheless still a welcoming turnout. Seeing its 10th volume will have 4 days of sales, copies sold may reach as high as 160,000 copies or more if all goes well. The work is an adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name which is being serialized in the Big Gangan magazine. More information about the title can be found on its official page here, at the same time, you can read its first chapter for free in Japanese through the same page right here. The 10th volume also received a short promotional video by Square Enix a few days ago of which you can watch below.
Skip Beat! is 9th on the list with its 48th volume at 7 days of sales as well. Its sales performance had seen a consistent placement of its 44th, 45th and 46th volume, but Volume 47 missed out on the Top 30 in its first 3 days of release, only to appear the week after at 51,469 copies sold. With a full week of sales, the number of copies sold is expected to achieve around 100,000. Skip Beat! is a long-running series published by Hakusensha that has been ongoing since February 2002. More about it can be learned through its official webpage right here while its first two chapters have been made freely available for reading here in Japanese. In October of 2008, it was adapted into a 25-episode TV Anime series by Hal Film Maker.
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At Number 12, you will find Majo Taisen: 32-nin no Isai no Majo wa Koroshiau‘s 4th volume at 7 days of sales. The Manga was last seen with its 3rd volume at 45,540 copies sold in its first week, as such do expect a similar turnout. Another Coamix title, the work first began serialization in October of 2020 via Comic Zenon where its first chapter can be read for free right here in Japanese. Coamix also released a short promotional video of the series through its official channel of which you can watch below.
A title you may be familiar with, Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu sits in at Number 13 with its 17th volume at 5 days of sales and should be able to hit close or more than 50,000 copies sold based on its 15th volume performance which sold 48,588 copies back between June 21 and June 27 in its first 5 days. The Manga adapts the Light Novel of the same name with several of its chapters available for you to read right here in Japanese for free. In 2021, it was given the Anime treatment, split into two cour and produced by Studio Bind. In March this year, the series was announced to be receiving a second season on an unannounced date.
Kindaichi 37-sai no Jikenbo Volume 13 makes its debut at Number 15 at 5 days of sales, and you can expect it to see roughly 50,000 copies sold based on its 10th volume performance that sold 50,330 copies in June last year. The work is a sequel to Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns which was serialized between November 2013 and October 2017, and it can be found on the Evening magazine where it has been serialized since January 2018. You can read its first 24 chapters for free (as of the time of writing) right here in Japanese. So, do check them out!
At Number 8 is Shuumatsu no Walküre: Lu Bu Housen Hishouden Volume 6 at 7 days of sales, a spin-off title to Shuumatsu no Walküre which focuses on Lu Bu Fengxiang. The last time it appeared, Volume 5 sold 40,926 copies in its first full week, therefore you can expect a similar amount for Volume 6 as well. The series is also available on Comic Zenon, where its first chapter can be read for free right here in Japanese.
Shuumatsu no Walküre: Lu Bu Housen Hishouden spread page from Chapter 1
You probably know of Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri which is placed 19th on the list with its 21st volume at 4 days of sales. The AlphaPolis title was adapted into a 2-cour TV Anime series in 2015 and is an adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name. You can check out some of the Manga chapters for free right here in Japanese. According to its latest Manga cover, the series has now surpassed 6.4 million copies in printed circulation.
Finally, a name known to many, Overlord is 20th on the list with its 17th volume at 3 days of sales, however, its appearance on the Oricon Top 30 sales charts has been rather irregular. It was last seen with its 15th volume at 38,833 copies sold in its first week between July 26 and August 1 of last year. The Manga is an adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name and its first chapter can be read here for free in Japanese. Its fourth Anime season will commence broadcasting soon in a week’s time (as of the time of writing) with its third promotional video watchable down below, so do check it out!
3. Shuumatsu no Walküre Vol. 15