Mystery to Iu nakare is back this time with its 11th volume making its debut at 3 days of sales. The Shogakukan title was a hit before it was adapted into a live-action drama series (its latest volume was released on December 10, 2021) which starred Masaki Suda, airing between January the 10th and March the 28th this year, and we may just see a boost to its sales compared to its past volumes. Its final two volumes were released back in July and December last year to record 87,104 copies sold for Volume 9 and 102,331 copies sold for Volume 10, both in their first 3 days. As such, expect the turnout to be slightly higher than the two. A small drop is also possible considering sales have been rather slow lately for Manga in general. The series first serialized in the Monthly Flowers magazine back in November 2017 with more information about it can be found via its official webpage right here. You can also check out its first chapter for free in Japanese here. To celebrate its live-action drama adaptation, the first part of the first chapter was also released in a video format through Flower Comics Channel. You can check it out right below.
Following tightly behind is Arslan Senki’s 17th volume at 4 days of sales and it should see around 80,000 copies to 90,000 copies sold based on its previous volume’s performance. Note that Volume 16 did 85,858 copies in its first 4 days back in December last year. Releases are not that frequent for the title as it had only two volumes released the year before, and it most likely will have around two volumes this year as well. Copies sold were also a lot stronger for Volume 12 at 93,123 copies sold in its first 3 days before slumping 33.75% to 61,695 copies sold for Volume 13 in its first 3 days. Copies sold were still a little less promising for Volume 14 at 107,521 in its first 5 days, however an improvement was recorded for Volume 15 which jumped 2.30% to 110,047 copies sold in its first 5 days. The series began its serialization back in 2013 and is an adaptation of a novel of the same name. You can also check out its first chapter that is available for reading for free in Japanese right here (click here for easy access). In 2015, it received a 25-episode TV Anime series adaptation by SANZIGEN and LIDENFILMS. A follow up season ensued in 2016 which lasted for 8 episodes. While we are at it, Hiromu Arakawa is serving as the main artist for the series and is a name familiar to many. The author previously worked on the popular Fullmetal Alchemist series and prior to that spent nearly eight years on Gin no Saji. Interestingly enough, if you head down to Number 8, you will find her latest work Yomi no Tsugai making its maiden debut at 3 days of sales. The work can be found on Square Enix’s Shounen Gangan magazine with some of its chapters can be read for free in Japanese. So do check them out! The series also received a short commercial through Square Enix’s official Youtube page to promote its 1st volume.
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Going back up, at Number 4 is Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Volume 27 at 5 days of sales. Seeing that it has been having a positive trend, it may just note another increase in sales as long as the momentum remains there. So far, the only volume that has the same number of days of sales tracked by the Blog is Volume 16, however, its performance was just at the warming up stage at the time. It is very likely that it will achieve a turnout of around 90,000 copies if all goes well. Serialization began for the series in March of 2017 via Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shounen Champion with more information about the title can be obtained through its official webpage right here. At the same time, you can read its first chapter for free in Japanese right here. In October of 2019, the title was adapted into a 23-episode TV Anime series before a sequel was broadcasted between April and September 2021. The same month Season 2 ended, it was announced to receive a Season 3 which is slated to air this coming Fall Season. In the meantime, you can check out the announcement video of its 3rd season down below.
Wind Breaker makes its entrance with its 7th volume placing 5th on the chart at 4 days of sales. Its performance has been irregular with Volumes 3 and 4 managing to chart on Oricon’s Top 30 while Volume 5 missed out on a spot in its debut week, but it was seen the week after. That said, it does seem like the series is getting better. Note that Volume 6 made a promising start between March 7 and March 13 to push out 59,657 copies sold in its first 5 days which is much higher than the 37,992 copies sold it had for Volume 4 in it first 6 days. Considering the fact that volume 7 will have 4 days of sales, it may see around 45,000 copies to 50,000 copies sold. Wind Break is a Kodansha title that is serializing in Magazine pocket with its first fourteen chapters are now readable for free in Japanese right here. You can also check out its official English release’s first chapter preview on Kodansha Comics right here. To celebrate the series surpassing the 650,000 copies in printed circulation, a voiced promotional video was released back in November 2021. Do check it below! Note that another voiced promotional video was also released recently which features voice actors: Yuuma Uchida, Kouki Uchiyama, Nobunaga Shimazaki and Yuichi Nakamura.
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san Volume 18 is next on the list at Number 7 at 5 days of sales. As for its sales performance, it has not been looking so good in Japan as copies sold continues to be on decline from Volume 11 onward. First, let us look at the 5-day sales performance of its past volumes, starting with Volume 4 which in October 2016 saw 71,496 copies sold, then one of its recent, Volume 14 which was released in August 2020 was able to push that number slightly higher to 72,602 copies sold, however, its 5-day performance crashed for Volume 17 which recorded 50,666 copies sold, down by 29.13% and 30.21% from Volumes 4 and 14 respectively. This was happening despite it having its 3rd season Anime adaptation airing at the time. It is quite likely that the series may fall further, though there is also a chance that sales may pick up seeing its Anime ending may drive people to purchase its latest volume. Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san was first serialized in June 2012 in the Gessan magazine with more information about the title can be obtained here through its official page. You can also read its first chapter via the same platform for free by clicking here. On June 10 this year, the Anime received an original film and if you missed out on it, you can watch its trailer down below!
Head over to Number 11 and you will find Darwin’s Game Volume 26 at 5 days of sales. Note that the title was last seen for its 21st volume and 24th volume at 41,325 copies sold and 43,265 copies sold in their first 4 days and 5 days. As such it is quite possible that we will get to see a number closer to Volume 24, so do expect Volume 26 to have between 40,000 copies to 45,000 copies sold. The title has been serialized since December of 2012 and in 2020, it received a 12-episode Anime adaptation by studio Nexus. Dekiru Neko wa Kyou mo Yuuutsu at Number 12 with its 6th volume at 4 days of sales is a series you may want to keep an eye out seeing it will be adapted into Anime in 2023. Its last appearance on Oricon’s Top 30 chart was for its 5th volume which at the time sold 38,325 copies in its first 5 days. You can find the title on Suiyoubi no Sirius magazine of which more information about it can be obtained here through its official page. You can read the first chapter for free in Japanese right here.
The first few pages of Dekiru Neko wa Kyou mo Yuuutsu’s 1st chapter
Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san which comes in 13th at 5 days of sales is a spin-off title of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san. Previously, the title saw its 14th and 15th volumes at 32,830 copies and 21,586 copies sold back in their first 5 days and 4 days. You can expect its performance to be similar to that of Volume 14. The Manga is serialized in MangaONE with its first three chapters available for free in Japanese right here. Around five months ago, it received a promotional video featuring Rie Takahashi to promote its 14th volume. Do check it out down below! Note that in the video’s description, the series is mentioned to have reached 10 million copies in printed circulation.
Finally, we have Toshokan no Daimajutsushi Volume 6 at 6 days of sales, its first appearance on the TSUTAYA’s chart since the Blog started tracking, however it did appear on Oricon’s chart with its 5th volume at 36,425 copies sold in its first week. The work has been serialised in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine since November 2017 and its first four chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. The Manga is also being published in English by Kodansha Comics with its 5th volume now up for grabs. You can check out its first chapter preview via Kodansha right here for free. Without further ado, the full list is as follows:
1. One Punch-Man Vol. 26 (↑1)
by (Story) ONE and (Art) Yusuke Murata
Release Date: June 3, 2022
Previous: 96,674 copies
Series: May 30 – June 5, 2022
Link (JPN): Vol. 26
Link (ENG): Right Stuf; Amazon
2. Mystery to Iu nakare Vol. 11