Manga in Japan = Naruto

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Detractors of hit manga Naruto will be gnashing their teeth in anguished frustration with the news that the manga sales charts for the first weeks of May show a spectacular showing from the orange ninja in Japan, with his compiled adventures crushing all comers…

The ranking below shows the sales volume for each title in the week in question, along with the running total and the number of weeks since release:

Rank

Sales

Total

Weeks

Title

1

291,155

795,179

2

NARUTO 46

2

165,719

324,053

2

Ouran High School Host Club 14

3

85,933

181,233

2

CLAYMORE 16

4

80,171

183,504

2

Eyeshield 21 35

5

66,271

149,487

2

Toriko 4

6

57,201

136,882

2

Gintama Character Book 2

7

54,085

54,085

1

Grappler Baki 18

8

45,085

99,798

2

Yu☆Gi☆Oh GX 5

9

43,852

43,852

1

Baki Gaiden 5

10

42,569

88,444

2

Senoku Tenseiki 5

11

40,188

94,313

2

kure-nai 3

12

39,379

77,390

2

Hana Yorimo Hana no Gotoku 7

13

36,712

1,049,424

5

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi 22

14

34,701

82,451

2

Kōen-mae Hashutsujo 164

15

32,980

79,814

2

Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro 21

16

29,008

219,923

3

Mei-chan no Shitsuji 9

17

24,261

42,644

2

Kenka Shoubai 15

18

24,096

129,298

3

Bokutachi wa Shitteshimatta 6

19

23,277

135,999

6

K-ON! 1

20

22,561

136,334

7

K-ON! 2

21

21,663

232,283

4

Ace of Diamond 15

22

21,440

50,431

2

Dorabase 17

23

21,368

262,148

4

Kekkaishi 24

24

20,402

44,215

2

Aishiteru 1

25

20,237

43,620

2

Aishiteru 2

26

19,996

215,358

4

Life 20

27

19,792

663,040

7

Sei☆Oniisan 3

28

19,588

1,789,091

10

ONE PIECE 53

29

18,307

18,307

1

Flat 2

30

18,207

311,774

4

Hayate no Gotoku! 19

And here is the ranking adjusted to show the number of copies sold per week of release (perhaps this favours newly released manga, as they tend to make most of their sales in the initial weeks, but it is illustrative enough):

Rank

Sales

Title

1

397,590

NARUTO 46

2

209,885

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi 22

3

178,909

ONE PIECE 53

4

162,027

Ouran High School Host Club 14

5

94,720

Sei☆Oniisan 3

6

91,752

Eyeshield 21 35

7

90,617

CLAYMORE 16

8

77,944

Hayate no Gotoku! 19

9

74,744

Toriko 4

10

73,308

Mei-chan no Shitsuji 9

11

68,441

Gintama Character Book 2

12

65,537

Kekkaishi 24

13

58,071

Ace of Diamond 15

14

54,085

Grappler Baki 18

15

53,840

Life 20

16

49,899

Yu☆Gi☆Oh GX 5

17

47,157

kure-nai 3

18

44,222

Senoku Tenseiki 5

19

43,852

Baki Gaiden 5

20

43,099

Bokutachi wa Shitteshimatta 6

21

41,226

Kōen-mae Hashutsujo 164

22

39,907

Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro 21

23

38,695

Hana Yorimo Hana no Gotoku 7

24

25,216

Dorabase 17

25

22,667

K-ON! 1

26

22,108

Aishiteru 1

27

21,810

Aishiteru 2

28

21,322

Kenka Shoubai 15

29

19,476

K-ON! 2

30

18,307

Flat 2

Whilst the dominance of Naruto is no where near the monopoly the title possesses over western markets, it is still a spectacularly strong showing which puts it amongst the greatest shonen heavyweights, perhaps deservedly so.

Those who despair in the unassailable hegemony Naruto enjoys over international manga markets can at least take solace in the fact that even in Japan his popularity is booming…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 30/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    OMG TSUNADE OMG THIS IS TOO MUCH

    * FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP *

    Comment by Anonymoose
    04:58 24/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'd hit that old granny.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Anything with huge tits deserves to be on top, by my terms ^_~

    Kind of makes me wish Bleach had been in Naruto's place.

    I don't even watch/read either one. but... BUT BOOBS *_*

    Comment by Aldwin30
    11:51 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well humans like looking at things that aren't in their lives or in reality.

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    Comment by sunshinesan
    09:23 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I mean, ninjas are hard to dislike. Even if they're wearing orange.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its so nice, the most-loved manga Naruto is not better than One Piece in any way, but if you surf the net, you are alway confronted with that shitty orange ninja.
    only beacuse it´s more booming right now, it doesnt mean that it´s actually better.
    that´s what we alle know, and that´s why I dont complain about it.
    because I know, that there are so many people out there, who are dumb, or just dont know anything else, which is raising Narutos score dramatically.

    its so good to know, that there are hundreds of better Mangas/Animes than naruto.

    but I think, sankaku complex is more "in depth otaku" then some shitty anime-site, so we all know that.

    peace,
    spiral ^^

    Comment by blue_blue
    09:00 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    retards covered 90% of the world's population
    this is somewhat natural

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do everyone think that ninjas used black suits or something... Study more idiots

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:48 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda funny that you're saying that, seeing how the black suit thing is something invented for the movies.

    They blended in, by appearing like ordinary folks. The gardener working in the garden, the cook in the kitchen etc.

    A quick thrust and twist of a knife or the usage of poison as opposed to fancy swordplay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    study what? about ninjas?? *sigh...

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    Comment by asianprostitute1500
    08:46 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its more like: All manga in every country=Naruto.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    08:32 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    THE NARUTO SALES ARE OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!

    BELIEVE IT~!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:28 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey Art, take this crap down! If Naruto sales are worst than the last volume's, One Piece still sells more at a quicker pace and sells the most overall doesn't this make this article completel bullshit? Or are you a narutard? This is actually an illogical argument with enough evidence of One Piece selling more than Naruto so your claims are false.

    I don't understand how your mind works but this crap is wrong so take it down. Japan is for One Piece and Dragonball. America is Narutard land but that's an unfortunate truth. The American perspective towards manga and anime makes their expectations and judgment towards One Piece weird and distorted, they don't even try to read it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhm.. This is HIS site, he can put up what he damned well pleases.

    You don't call the shots, he does.

    His house, his rules, his articles. You don't like it, then either skip it or you know where the door is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well if he wants people to take him seriously he needs to take the DAMN lies off it. Can't help but think this guy might have some sort of problem in his head if he can't do basic math or use simple logic.
    And calm the crap down, you're not fighting for some mystical cause, hero.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why you rage so much?

    If someone reads the article COMPLETELY, he/she will notice that One Piece sells more than Naruto by himself/herself.

    If another person just rush to the comments to say: "First!" or "LOL NARUTO IS THE BEST MANGA OF ALL TIMEZZZZZ" then probably his/her objective is to troll or simply they don't know how to read.

    So why don't you enjoy One Piece as much as other people do and let the fanboys/fangirls of Naruto be happy with the title of the article?

    Personally I find both titles pretty entertaining, so I don't mind who's first or second.

    Oh, and BTW, there are better ways to ask someone to correct their mistakes, I find that all this "take the article down" is a little too extreme IMHO.

    Peace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 23/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the website is his house? O_o

    Comment by Kamurotetsu
    12:25 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, Onemanga is an ENGLISH site, and English is not The World's Language... I mean, it could be an standard (I'm Mexican) but look at the charts from other sites, Naruto is a really awesome manga, but One Piece rulz over Italy, France, and Spain (And of course, Japan), and if it is so fucked up in the US, it's just 'cause those shitty 4kidz censored it.

    Just as an example, to read ANY manga, I recomend my spanish-speaking friends to read it in OneManga... I've got the same response from every one of them: "Neh! Está en Inglés! No le entiendo..." ("Neh, It's in English, I don't understand it...")

    Conclussion: OneManga rules over ENGLISH people. Most of ENGLISH people are from the US (Where Naruto rules).

    Use your brain dude, don't think that an English ".com" site will give you the answers of "The World" -Felt like Dio Brando, lolz-.

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    Comment by Vegio
    23:53 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So sad, so true. I'm reading from onemanga aswell, and i'm from italy. everytime i find something cool, i link it to my friends, but since it's in english, very few of them read it.

    Comment by sevenskyfever
    12:35 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ZA WAAARUUDOOOO!!!!!!

    "soshite toki wa ugokidasu."

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gintama is still awesome =D

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    Comment by sevenskyfever
    12:33 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    third

    and fourth

    Comment by BakaDI
    08:54 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't like the anime - the manga is decent - but people complaining about the clothe's colors... They're magic ninjas, they don't use that much stealth actually, when they need they use genjutsu and other tricks. They were never supposed to be like real life ninjas. You people miss the point entirely.

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    Comment by Mr.Demon
    07:25 23/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sure that the current sales on the Naruto Manga are because the EMOtive saga that's currently on the jump...xD and equal... the sales are lowing...

    wait for One piece 54 and compare then...xD it will break records... I'm sure of it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 03/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am so happy for Ouran! It deserves to be up there.

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    Comment by tyciol
    02:38 15/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't mind the success, I just hate spoilers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 04/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm it seems there are more kids in Japan than we realised....

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    top selling mangas in japan in 2008:

    one piece
    nana
    nodame cantabile
    fullmetal alchemist
    naruto
    hunter x hunter
    bleach

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    01:37 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    See I no longer understand this shit....I thought the anime with the hottest girls is the most popular....but besides Tsunade, Anko, and Kurernai.....where are the hotties. The action isn't even that cool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 08/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    is it just me but if u look at the total sales its not that big compared to some other ones look at op 53 sold like 1.7 mil total

    Comment by omfg
    14:27 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    MOE GOOD, SHONEN BAD!

    Oh sry, just wanted to fit in with all the cool kids here

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait...how did Yugioh GX get in that chart??

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    Comment by Bill
    13:48 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Believe it. Naruto manga and anime suck.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FHAP FHAP FHAP FHAP FHAP FHAP !!

    Comment by SaruDa
    15:39 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "...manga sales charts for the first weeks of May show a spectacular showing from the orange ninja in Japan, with his compiled adventures crushing all boners…"

    *fixed(?)

    Comment by Kyo
    18:07 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ouran = ghey

    Comment by megane
    10:31 23/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    people who spell ghey = gay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish there wasn't a leash in that picture :(

    But obviously I saved it anyways.

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    Comment by Atma
    15:49 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on Claymore, show your SJ superiority and crush that fucking ninja. YOU'RE SO CLOSE CLARE, DAMMIT

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:53 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    JUST LET IT DIE YOU NARUTARD FUCKHEADS!

    Ok, he's a blond headed loudmouth ninja who clearly has down syndrome, and to top it off he wears bright orange. Seriously... Just let it die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    see, he's street cone orange because people instinctively avoid street cones. it's like that episode of szs, he's stealthy because he's absurdly obvious

    Comment by De JaY
    05:58 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Narutards are everywhere. D:

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    05:59 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Believe it!!!"......., meh.

    Kinda surprised Kojikan and Bamboo Blade (possibly the most underrated franchise ever existed in AMG history) aren't there..

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    Comment by Shanyy
    08:37 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I saw the Kojikan animu, and some episode of Bamboo Blade, they was just massive fanservices, nothing remarkable at all. The manga of Kojikan was actually good, but I don't think it's underrated. Not everyone are lolicons, like us... :P

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    11:27 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When i said "underrated", I'm actually only referring about Bamboo Blade.. and speaking of fanservice, Bamboo Blade is possibly the most modest series despite featuring a lot of cute girls. Too modest that it makes you think Lucky Star is a hentai show.

    Comment by liveevil
    05:53 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you know where i can find a "in the past x years" sales chart ?

    Comment by M I N N
    05:54 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    America is more of the action junkie country - so its only right that naruto be on top and share the same fame dbz enjoyed in America. so when things like k-on go to america its like (k-on wtf gtfo girly shit)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 08/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    more like k-on = mindless moe shit. The manga is 100% useless. I mean, it's doesn't have a plot and isn't even funny. The anime is marginally better becuase it's actually got some music in there, but it isn't better by much. *yes, i have watched k-on. About 4 episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm... I wonder how well Bakuman sells when it releases...

    Comment by Tobbzn
    06:26 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering both the author and the artist were the creators of Death Note, I'd expect it to sell quite well. I think it'll be animated too, but not for a while.






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