Ao Ashi Volume 28 tops the TSUTAYA chart for the week between May 30 and June 5 in its first full week with expectation for it to sell well should be high as it now has an Anime adaptation that is being broadcasted. Previously, the Manga had 7 days of sales on three occasions. The 27th volume sold 105,060 copies between February 28 and March 6, which at the time was its best 7-day performance to date. To compare, Volume 20 was at 75,551 copies while Volume 25 was at 103,091 copies sold. Ao Ashi began its serialization journey in January 2015 through Big Comic Spirits, and it also has an ongoing spin-off title called Brotherfoot. You can check out its first chapter right here in Japanese for free. It was recently adapted into a TV Anime series by Production I.G and is set to last 24 episodes. In November 2016, Shogakukan released a promotional video to celebrate the Manga’s release, you can check it out down below.
One Punch-Man follows tightly behind at Number 2 with its 26th volume at 3 days of sales. Looking at its past trend, we may not see an improvement in copies sold considering the series being on a decline as of its latest volumes. Its past 3-day sales noted a direct 21.96% drop between the 150,678 copies sold for Volume 22 and the 117,584 copies sold for Volume 24. It is quite possible that it may drop even further, though finding a stable footing is crucial for its next few volumes (including Volume 26). But, with Volume 25 and Volume 26 being released so close to one another, it may see a good momentum, and if we are lucky, it may note a small increase. So do expect copies sold to hover between 114,000 to 120,000. The One Punch-Man series is a remake of ONE’s web comic which began serialization in 2012 via Tonari no Young Jump. The seinen title can be read for free right here in Japanese for some of its chapters. It was adapted into two Anime seasons that was broadcasted in 2015 and 2019.
Kuubo Ibuki: Great Game Volume 7 is next at Number 3 with 7 days of sales. Note that the series managed to chart for its past four volumes, but it failed to do so for Volumes 2 and 3. Its sales performance is expected to see above 70,000 copies sold or closer to 80,000 if all goes well based on its Volume 1 performance of 73,276 copies sold in its first 6 days. Kuubo Ibuki: Great Game is the sequel to Kaiji Kawaguchi’s 2014 title Kuubo Ibuki and has been serialized in Big Comic since December of 2019. You can check out its official Manga page right here and even read its first chapter for free in Japanese here. A year ago, it received a short promotional video on Youtube to celebrate its 4th volume. The video’s description also noted that the series has passed 7 million copies in printed circulation.
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.
Head over to Number 5 and you will find the 5th volume of Ao no Hako at 3 days of sales. The series has been performing great lately with its past volumes (from Volume 2 onward) being consistently placed on Oricon’s Top 30 charts in their debut weeks. Volume 5 should see a turnout closer to Volume 4 (as it too had 3 days of sales) and is expected to have between 40,000 to 45,000 copies sold. Ao no Hako (or also known as Blue Box) is serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine and first appeared back in April 2021. The series by Kouji Miura can also be accessed via its official page right here for more information while its first chapter is up for free in Japanese for you to read. Five months ago, it received a short promotional video titled “Ao no Hako x summertime” to commemorate the release of its 3rd volume (the song is great too, performed by cinnamons and evening cinema) and Shueisha also released a Youtube short to celebrate its one-year anniversary, published at around the same time. So do check them out! You can also read its chapter in English and Spanish for free through Manga Plus right here (but not all chapters are available).
As for Akuyaku Reijou wa Ringoku no Outaishi ni Dekiai sareru Volume 10 which is placed at Number 11 with 5 days of sales, this will not be the title’s first appearance on the sales chart. It was successfully charted before for Volumes 8 and 9 at 36,111 copies and 35,584 copies in their first 4 and 5 days respectively back in July and December of 2021. The series, which is actually an adaptation of the Light Novel of the same name first serialized in December 2017 (one year after the release of its Light Novel) through the B-s-LOG Comic magazine. The KADOKAWA title can also be read for free on Comic Walker for several of its chapters in Japanese. For about a month ago, it received a special promotional video voiced by Yuuichirou Umehara. You can check it out below.
Sakamoto Days is 16th on the list with its 7th volume in its first 3 days. The series has been performing great with its past three volumes which can be clearly seen when we put Volume 6 side by side with Volumes 4 and 5. The 4th volume had 25,357 copies sold in 3 days while Volume 5 was at 36,247 copies sold in its first 6 days. I suspect that it may see another jump in sales for Volume 7. The Shueisha title by Yuuto Suzuki was first serialized in November 2020 via the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine of which more information about the title can be found on its official page right here. Likewise, you can read its first chapter in Japanese by clicking on this link right here. Better yet, some of its chapters can be read for free in four languages (including English) through Manga Plus, so do check them out! Not to forget, its latest volume also received a promotional video released by Shueisha very recently on June 3rd. Do watch it below (it is really cool)!
Hikikomori Reijou wa Hanashi no Wakaru Seijuu-ban at Number 17 with its 4th volume in its first 6 days has never been featured on TSUTAYA’s charts nor Oricon Manga sales charts before this, however it was recently seen with its Light Novel on its respective Oricon chart between May 16 and May 22 at 4,081 copies sold in its first 3 days. The Manga was first serialized in December 2019 by artist Soto Ooniwa and is available through the Zero-Sum Online magazine. You can check out some of its chapters right here in Japanese (or click this link for easy access to Chapter 1). Two spots below is Saikyou no Kanteishi tte Dare no Koto?: Manpuku Gohan de Isekai Seikatsu Volume 7 in its first 5 days which makes its very first appearance on the TSUTAYA sales chart. The series has been serialized in the B’s-LOG Comic magazine since January 2018 with some of its chapters available for reading in Japanese for free right here. It also received a short commercial by KADOKAWA back in 2018, and you can watch the video down below.
Finally, we have Owari no Seraph Volume 27 at Number 20 with 3 days of sales. Well… the series has been having it rough with its sales performance clearly on a downtrend and it is being trapped in its decline stage. It has so far not seen a major recovery in copies sold other than the small improvement for Volume 26 which average sales per day went up to 11,000 copies compared to Volume 25. Note that the longer the days of sales go, the less average sales per day a volume would have. As such, had Volume 26 went on longer, it may see a similar average to Volume 25. As for its volume-to-volume comparison, the 3-day sales were by far stronger for Volumes 8 to 10 which were set before and during the Anime’s Season 1 and Season 2 broadcasts. Copies sold then continued to plunge, first for Volume 12 which is a 24.57% reduction from Volume 10, then for Volume 22 which further increased that gap to 58.81% before narrowing it down to 2.61% between Volumes 22 and 24. Ultimately, the 3-day sales for Volume 26 stumbled another 32.78% to 33,778 copies, which is perhaps its worst performance to date. Note that all the aforementioned comparisons were done among volumes that have 3 days of sales. Hopefully, we will see a hint of respite for Volume 27 as any continuity to its drop is abysmal for the series. Owari no Seraph started its serialization in 2012 and it can be found via the Jump SQ. magazine of which more information about the title can be accessed right here along its first chapter in Japanese. You can also check out some of its chapters that are available officially in English through Manga Plus right here.
1. Ao Ashi Vol. 28