Diamond’s Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels and TPs for April 2012

by Jeff

JAN121283 Diamond's Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels and TPs for April 2012Media Release — More warriors enter the fray on both sides in the battle for Karakura Town in Bleach Volume 39, the latest volume of the popular series from VIZ Media and the best-selling Manga sold to comics retailers in April 2012. In total, VIZ Media had five of the month’s top ten best-selling Manga titles.

Other publishers in the top ten include Dark Horse Comics (three titles, led by Oh My Goddess! Volume 41 at #4) and Yen Press (two titles, led by High School of the Dead Volume 6 at #2).

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics’ monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

QUANTITY RANK RETAIL RANK INDEX TITLE PUBLISHER
1 2 1.70 BLEACH TP VOL 39 VIZ
2 1 1.32 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 06 (MR) HAC
3 3 1.23 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 09 HAC
4 4 1.23 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 41 DAR
5 6 1.10 GANTZ TP VOL 22 DAR
6 8 1.03 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 08 VIZ
7 10 0.97 BAKUMAN TP VOL 10 VIZ
8 13 0.89 BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 07 VIZ
9 9 0.78 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 20 VIZ
10 7 0.75 KATSUYA TERADA THE MONKEY KING TP VOL 02 DAR
11 5 0.72 MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH DARK HORSE OMNIBUS ED VOL 02 DAR
12 12 0.67 DURARARA GN VOL 02 HAC
13 25 0.63 VOLTRON FORCE GN VOL 01 VIZ
14 18 0.53 CODE GEASS QUEEN GN VOL 05 BAN
15 15 0.48 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 06 (MR) VIZ
16 17 0.47 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 18 ATONEMENT ARC PT 4 HAC
17 26 0.45 CODE GEASS KNIGHT GN VOL 05 BAN
18 31 0.43 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 27 VIZ
19 14 0.41 SENGOKU BASARA SAMURAI LEGENDS GN VOL 01 UDO
20 22 0.40 TORADORA GN VOL 04 ST.
21 27 0.39 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 RAN
22 28 0.38 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 02 RAN
23 29 0.38 AIR GEAR GN VOL 23 (MR) RAN
24 41 0.34 SAKURA HIME LEGEND OF PRINCESS SAKURA GN VOL 07 VIZ
25 43 0.33 NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 08 VIZ
26 16 0.32 CAPTAIN COMMANDO GN VOL 01 UDO
27 19 0.31 X 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 02 VIZ
28 24 0.31 DROPS OF GOD GN VOL 03 RAN
29 49 0.31 EXCEL SAGA TP VOL 23 VIZ
30 38 0.31 SAYONARA ZETSUBOU SENSEI GN VOL 14 RAN
31 21 0.29 BETRAYAL KNOWS MY NAME GN VOL 03 (MR) HAC
32 52 0.29 KAMISAMA KISS TP VOL 08 VIZ
33 37 0.28 YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 01 HAC
34 55 0.28 DAWN OF THE ARCANA TP VOL 03 VIZ
35 54 0.28 CASE CLOSED GN VOL 42 VIZ
36 20 0.28 NEGIMA OMNIBUS GN VOL 04 (MR) RAN
37 33 0.27 GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 12 (MR) RAN
38 45 0.27 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04 RAN
39 23 0.27 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA DARK HORSE OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 DAR
40 30 0.27 USAGI YOJIMBO SC VOL 01 RONIN FAN
41 46 0.26 BLOODY MONDAY GN VOL 05 RAN
42 36 0.25 CROSS GAME TP VOL 07 VIZ
43 40 0.25 COUNTDOWN 7 DAYS GN VOL 02 DIG
44 44 0.24 BLOOD ALONE GN VOL 06 ST.
45 53 0.24 CODENAME SAILOR V TP VOL 01 RAN
46 47 0.23 REPLICA GN VOL 02 DIG
47 79 0.23 MR BUMP IN LIGHTS CAMERA BUMP GN VIZ
48 56 0.22 CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 05 RAN
49 65 0.22 DEVIL & HER LOVE SONG GN VOL 02 VIZ
50 48 0.22 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 01 (MR) HAC

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