Top 100 Best-Selling Manga of 2012′s First Half

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Oricon has published its manga sales charts for the first half of 2012, demonstrating with oppressive certainty that the overpowering dominance of One Piece is not about to end any time soon.

The 10 most purchased manga series for the period (2011/12/5 – 2012/5/28):

1. One Piece [13,833,116]

2. Naruto [3,081,822]

3. Hunter X Hunter [2,721,003]

4. Space Brothers [2,684,223]

5. Kimi ni Todoke [2,316,005]

6. Fairy Tail [2,271,497]

7. Bakuman [1,986,502]

8. Kuroko’s Basketball [1,969,727]

9. Shingeki no Kyojin [1,725,725]

10. Bokura ga Ita [1,715,410]

The 100 most purchased manga, by individual volume (tankobon):

1. One Piece 65 [3,161,123]

2. One Piece 66 [2,821,277]

3. Kimi ni Todoke 15 [1,186,970]

4. Naruto 59 [1,113,081]

5. Naruto 60 [1,045,584]

6. Hunter X Hunter 30 [965,515]

7. Kimi ni Todoke 16 [788,873]

8. Blue Exorcist 8 [762,604]

9. Shingeki no Kyojin 6 [736,761]

10. Thermae Romae IV [643,209]

11. Yotsubato! 11 [630,650]

12. Bleach 53 [624,801]

13. Bleach 54 [613,846]

14. Silver Spoon 2 [610,956]

15. Kuroshitsuji 13 [608,995]

16. March Comes in Like a Lion 7 [602,677]

17. Shingeki no Kyojin 7 [590,870]

18. One Piece 64 [561,250]

19. Fairy Tail 30 [558,691]

20. Bakuman 16 [558,531]

21. Bokura ga Ita 16 [555,501]

22. Case Closed 74 [548,258]

23. One Piece Blue Deep Characters World [529,499]

24. Bakuman 17 [527,471]

25. Silver Spoon 3 [492,198]

26. Fairy Tail 32 [487,598]

27. D.Gray-man 23 [482,770]

28. Gintama 43 [461,711]

29. Bakuman 18 [455,203]

30. Fairy Tail 31 [454,919]

31. Toriko 18 [444,737]

32. Natsume Yuujinchou 13 [442,974]

33. Glass Mask 48 [434,058]

34. Case Closed 75 [428,160]

35. Gintama 44 [422,391]

36. New Prince of Tennis 7 [420,435]

37. Ookiku Furikabutte 18 [415,573]

38. Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu 13 [412,940]

39. Reborn! 37 [411,625]

40. Jojolion 1 [410,099]

41. Toriko 19 [402,095]

42. To Love-Ru Darkness 4 [396,177]

43. Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu 14 [389,615]

44. Inu x Boku SS 6 [387,868]

45. Reborn! 38 [371,091]

46. Ao Haru Ride 3 [362,249]

47. A Certain Magical Index Gaiden A Certain Scientific Railgun 7 [362,009]

48. Chihayafuru 15 [359,927]

49. Silver Spoon 1 [358,665]

50. Moyashimon 11 [356,037]

51. Chihayafuru 16 [355,841]

52. Jojolion 2 [347,317]

53. Nurarihyon no Mago 19 [342,349]

54. Ao Haru Ride 4 [341,736]

55. Gantz 33 [340,406]

56. Space Brothers 16 [340,168]

57. Giant Killing 22 [332,215]

58. Space Brothers 17 [323,278]

59. Suki-tte Ii Na Yo 8 [321,919]

60. Nurarihyon no Mago 20 [321,381]

61. Ahiru no Sora 34 [314,078]

62. Kuroko’s Basketball 15 [305,915]

63. Nurarihyon no Mago 21 [301,283]

64. Giant Killing 23 [289,812]

65. Soul Eater 21 [289,214]

66. Kuroko’s Basketball 16 [287,829]

67. Skip Beat! 30 [287,455]

68. Kuroko’s Basketball 17 [279,317]

69. Sket Dance 22 [278,045]

70. Beelzebub 14 [277,529]

71. Sket Dance 23 [271,698]

72. Ace of Diamond 29 [269,201]

73. Worst 28 [267,690]

74. Thermae Romae I [264,568]

75. Beelzebub 15 [261,585]

76. Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin 23 -Encounters in Space- [260,799]

77. Suki Desu Suzuki-kun!! 14 [253,849]

78. Bastard!! 27 [253,019]

79. Ace of Diamond 30 [252,050]

80. Initial D 44 [249,896]

81. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou 5 [246,050]

82. Inu x Boku SS 1 [240,182]

83. Hajime no Ippo 98 [240,170]

84. Claymore 21 [238,629]

85. Suki Desu Suzuki-kun!! 15 [238,532]

86. Sket Dance 24 [237,335]

87. Gantz 34 [237,239]

88. Thermae Romae II [236,146]

89. Saki 9 [234,208]

90. One Piece 63 [232,883]

91. Inu x Boku SS 2 [228,437]

92. A Certain Magical Index 9 [222,140]

93. Maid Sama! 14 [221,729]

94. Inu x Boku SS 3 [220,130]

95. Air Gear 34 [219,121]

96. Thermae Romae III [216,178]

97. Inu x Boku SS 5 [215,035]

98. Inu x Boku SS 4 [214,435]

99. Noble Farmer 2 [213,541]

100. Hayate no Gotoku! 31 [211,154]


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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Only those filthy Americans think Bleach is good.

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    Comment by Cytryz
    03:09 03/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    i find that comment funny. Bleach was good to a point (last fight between ichigo and ulqiorra) But who is it that made bleach? not the americans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 03/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Bleach was good only till, save Rukia Arc. after that........................

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 03/06/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    seriously, now that you reminded me, Ichigo charging into SS was best thing ever. I remember how hyped i was, re-watched those few episodes several times.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 03/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    well said, sir

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:39 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Actually, when the Visored and Arrancars were introduced, it was kind of interesting. But then the way their stories were played out was really disappointing... Tito has some cool designs for characters, but he fails at making them interesting so you don't really care what happens to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:38 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ichigo, ss arc, if it ended there with a small 2 or 4 chapter epilogue, it would have been great.

    kind of think DNA2 anime end, without the oav.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    bleach is over...its finished..done..and yet u seams to think its not on the list becaus only americans think bleach is good xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only those filthy (whatever country your from) would bring up another country for no reason other than to try to be an internet bully.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol u mad amerifag? u fags are the ones that always talk trash about the rest and when someone bad mouths yours you get way over butt hurt and start blurting out the typical bullshit we hear all the time from your fucked up minds. GG go fuck yourselves you bunch of KKK!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:37 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    12. Bleach 53 [624,801]
    13. Bleach 54 [613,846]

    Really? At least 600k+ Japanese seem to disagree.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:06 06/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm actually impressed that Bleach is still going strong

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which is why its still running in Japan of course.

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    Comment by Silver Wolf Vaden
    03:24 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And where pray-tell did Bleach come from...?

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    Comment by shotacat
    05:21 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I believe what he's trying to say is that only Americans with their sub-par tastes in manga and anime would be able to enjoy Bleach (and a number of other series Japan wouldn't bat an eye at). Bleach originating in Japan is already a given and the point is that the native audience appreciates it far less than the foreign audiences, namely the Americans in this case and I agree.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:11 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So you have a problem with reading comprehension. The Oricon charts represent Japanese sales and Bleach is at 12 out of the top 100, purchased by Japanese.

    By the way One piece and Naruto are on top which says all there needs to be said about Japanese taste in manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @7:11

    The overall point from the original comment is that American fans hold Bleach in a much higher regard than the Japanese fans. To put it more simply, where Bleach is #12/13 in this ranking it may be #3/#4 in America (provided they buy their own shit instead of just reading online scanlations) considering how they still deem it part of "the big three".

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I agree, Americans are stupid".
    Keep up with the mental masturbation you fags. Keep repeating that to yourself and maybe one day you'll get an orgasm out of it. When losers like you make generalizations about Americans it's perfectly ok, but when one American makes a comment the entire country is racist and ignorant.Do the world a favor and fucking kill yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "By the way One piece and Naruto are on top which says all there needs to be said about Japanese taste in manga."

    Yeah, and that is they have excellent taste! :]

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:59 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're all fighting shounen. No big difference there. Maybe one piece is the better fighting shounen. Who cares?

    But one piece is also kind of a phenomenon. Like Pkmn. Everybody knows it. And if you skip the filler it's actually still fun to watch. Emphasis on _still_. Bleach ain't any fun anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    One Piece has a completely different feel to it than other fighting shonen. Also, the anime doesn't have filler. It's just dragged out to infinity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 04/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    about 15 or 20 episodes of filler...unlike Bleach and Naruto with the 200 Episodes of Filler Each. Which is another point why One Piece is better. But it is also the reason why Americans don't get it, because they are too stupid to understand well thought out stories.

    In other words, Anime like One Piece & Hunter X Hunter is loved by everyone outside the U.S.A. Every time a Anime is released in America, they always say it suck, but the international community would think differently.

    Stupid Americans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:06 04/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was about 14 episodes of Filler when they came back to the grandline after Skypiea. After that filler it was "The Foxy Pirates Arc" before Water 7 Arc. The Foxy Pirate Arc was about 13 episodes cannon, however after the boxing fight with "Afro" Luffy against Foxy. The Strawhats were challenged again by the Foxy Pirates which was short, I say maybe around 9 - 10 episodes and then they met Admiral Aokiji which started the Water 7 Arc.

    One Piece was minor filler, which went with the flow of the storyline unlike Bleach which was all over the ****ing place. Kubo sucks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, almost right. One pieve does have filler.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 04/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say OP has more than 20 episodes of filler. Maybe 40?

    By the way, the filler right after Skypiea was hilarious and it had some cool characters too. Too bad it's not canon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're not all Fighting shounen, Kuroko is a Sports shounen, epic matches i tell you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wait, it's not an Index/Railgun spinoff about everyone's beloved lecherous lesbian teleporter girl?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watch? Wait are you talking of animes? This is a list of the most sold mangas of 2012.
    You're comment is irrelevant.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @02:58 Another Piece tard frustrated because bleach manga wasn't cancelled.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 03/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Bleach is good. Of course, piece tards will deny it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 03/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Bleach is a piece of shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 04/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @4:52

    Dude you always going to get booed out of the competition to even say Bleach beats those Shonen titles.

    Which means you have no taste in "Shonen" Anime that is good, period.

    The reason why Japanese love One Piece more is because it has so many different ranges to it's story. It's Dragon Ball Franchise's predecessor for one thing. Just like Dragon Ball, Japanese people can tell that One Piece is a series that can inspire future mangakas to do their own manga. That's what One Piece represents.

    Bleach and Kubo Tite horribly fails in that category with his inconsistent storylines whereas Dragon Ball and One Piece didn't because they are prime examples of how manga should be.

    What I'm saying is, for future mangakas that want to make "great" manga, they should follow Eiichiro Oda and Akira Toriyama footsteps whether it's a harem, action, drama, or a mecha anime.

    And that's why the One Piece and Dragon Ball franchises will forever be on top of Anime and Manga World for all time.

    And the only ones that will never understand that fact are Americans, because they are too stupid to realize that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 04/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    05:40

    One Piece IS the best, in it's own genre :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:40 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol what a fucking joker. If someone says OP is the best ever, yeah they're wrong. (Although at least they're on the right track with advocating a comic that deserves it.) Series like Nausicaa and LWC prove it. But One Piece isn't supposed to be some masterful work. It's like Indiana Jones (Cept for maybe the last one), just a bunch of well written fun and adventure. It's not the best ever, but it sure as hell shits on Bleach. (HxH and OP are easily better than Naruto, Reborn, and Fairy Tail too for that matter.)

    Hell, Bleach fails on it's very premise.

    http://www.apforums.net/showthread.php?t=29130&page=437&p=2167130&viewfull=1#post2167130 [http://www.apforums.net/showthread.php?t=29130&page=437&p=2167130&viewfull=1#post2167130]

    The Fullbring and Nazi Quincy arcs? Proof that Kubo's series is collapsing in on itself as it clearly shouldn't have continued past Aizen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bleach, One Piece, Naruto, tbh they all suck atm.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Bleach >>>>>>> Naruto/One Piece. Period.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 03/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Only a retarded like you think Bleach is bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 03/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "Only a retarded"

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    Comment by qsdqsdqsd
    02:55 03/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Wow, most of those are Shounen o_o
    Well, i guess reading an epic nakama hax fighting story on a manga is better than watching it incomplete in anime form.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Shounen & Shoujo manga sells way more than more mature-minded manga works.
    Conclusion-> the Japanese are kids.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Shounens? Do you mean DBZ Clones like One Piece, Naruto and HxH?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 03/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Better clones than all the BS DC and Marvel pull

    Comment by Anonymous

    LMFAO! WELL SAID MY GOOD SIR!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No, i mean manga targeted at Young boys. as in Shounen.
    Although i'm sure other audiences read and buy them aswell, for some reason Shounen is pretty popular in manga form o.o

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:02 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Less filler.

    Pretty sure all chapters, for example, of one piece fit into about 150 episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only similarity between kuroko and slam dunk is that they are both about basketball and high school basketball tournaments. Also the dunks they do like in every basketball manga and the shooting and the dribbles.

    Not sure what you are saying about the anime form of kuroko on amazon barely making 4k sales but aren't ppl in japan watching kuroko on tv since its a new and currently airing tv show only on episode 9. Doubt you can buy the complete blurays or dvds on amazon right now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    one piece only have 70 filler episodes out of 550 episode,first time in shounen history lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    exactly, take for example Kuroko, The manga is pretty good, it's nearly the same as Slam dunk, the story is decent and the matches are well done, no fillers also. and it sold nearly 2 mil copies (Although for a 18 volume manga it's not really that impressive, still decent nonetheless)
    But in anime form, it's barely at 4k sales pts on amazon, and that says alot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    okay first of all you called it DBZ in as far as the manga is concerned it only exists as Dragonball. second, to this day its widely considered to be one of the best in its genre it's only natural people try to emulate it in some form (especially since the mangaka of those respective series hold Toriyama in high regard). third, one piece, naruto, bleach, and hunterxhunter all have unique stories in their own right and different things they were based off of hard to call them clones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 04/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    thank you. One Piece is the closest in feel to Dragonball to me, because of sense of grand adventure and the excellent mix of comedy and epic action, but they're all their own beast.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    One Piece is NOT a DBZ clone, because if it was it would suck horribly, which it doesn´t!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 05/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say ,I take OP any day over DB.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:48 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's your opinion. I'd take DB over OP every day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 03/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    hurrrrr durrrrrr







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