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

by Jeff

APR121134 Diamond's Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels and TPs for August 2012Media Release — A classic manga title returned to North America with Sailor Moon Volume 6 from Kodansha Comics, the best-selling Manga title to the comics specialty market in August. In total, Kodansha Comics had two titles in the top ten for the month.

VIZ Media had four titles in the top ten, led by Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volume 9 at #9. Dark Horse Comics also had four titles in the top ten, with Blade of the Immortal Volume 25 the publisher’s top book at #3.

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.

QtyRank RetailRank Index Title Vendor
1 2 2.37 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 06 RAN
2 3 2.12 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 09 VIZ
3 1 1.70 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 25 DAR
4 4 1.65 BLEACH TP VOL 44 VIZ
5 5 1.63 BLEACH TP VOL 45 VIZ
6 6 1.28 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 42 DAR
7 7 1.16 NEGIMA GN VOL 35 (MR) RAN
8 8 1.11 GANTZ TP VOL 24 DAR
9 14 0.90 BAKUMAN TP VOL 13 VIZ
10 13 0.88 GATE 7 TP VOL 03 DAR
11 9 0.87 SOUL EATER TP VOL 10 HAC
12 11 0.87 DRIFTERS TP VOL 02 (MR) DAR
13 15 0.60 PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA GN VOL 02 HAC
14 16 0.59 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 13 HAC
15 17 0.58 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 20 RAN
16 12 0.51 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 08 (MR) VIZ
17 24 0.45 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04 RAN
18 18 0.44 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 05 ST.
19 26 0.42 AIR GEAR GN VOL 25 (MR) RAN
20 23 0.42 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 08 (MR) HAC
21 28 0.40 MILES EDGEWORTH ACE ATTORNEY GN VOL 01 (MR) RAN
22 29 0.40 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 04 RAN
23 22 0.37 BUNNY DROP GN VOL 06 HAC
24 38 0.36 NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 10 VIZ
25 42 0.34 TEGAMI BACHI GN VOL 10 VIZ
26 58 0.33 MAMESHIBA HOW TO BE BEST FRIEND EVER SC VIZ
27 33 0.32 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CLAN GN VOL 01 HAC
28 45 0.31 KAMISAMA KISS TP VOL 10 VIZ
29 47 0.31 DAWN OF THE ARCANA TP VOL 05 VIZ
30 32 0.30 MAN I PICKED UP GN (MR) DIG
31 48 0.30 AI ORE GN VOL 06 VIZ
32 31 0.30 GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 13 (MR) RAN
33 34 0.30 IVE SEEN IT ALL GN VOL 01 (MR) DIG
35 20 0.29 X 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 03 VIZ
34 40 0.29 CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 06 RAN
36 51 0.29 ULTIMO GN VOL 07 VIZ
37 19 0.28 NEGIMA OMNIBUS GN VOL 05 (MR) RAN
38 25 0.28 COLORFUL HARVEST GN (A) 801
40 21 0.28 BETRAYAL KNOWS MY NAME GN VOL 04 (MR) HAC
39 53 0.28 DEVIL & HER LOVE SONG GN VOL 04 VIZ
41 37 0.27 BAMBOO BLADE TP VOL 14 HAC
42 39 0.27 IKIGAMI ULTIMATE LIMIT GN VOL 08 (MR) VIZ
43 54 0.27 UZUMAKI GN VOL 01 2ND ED (MR) VIZ
44 27 0.27 I DONT LIKE YOU AT ALL BIG BROTHER GN COLL ED VOL 01 (MR) ST.
45 30 0.26 INU YASHA VIZBIG ED GN VOL 12 VIZ
46 43 0.26 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 RAN
47 46 0.26 FAIRY TAIL GN KODANSHA ED VOL 12 (NOTE PRICE) RAN
48 72 0.26 VOLTRON FORCE GN VOL 03 VIZ
49 44 0.25 DOROHEDORO GN VOL 07 (MR) VIZ
50 57 0.25 SHUGO CHARA CHAN GN VOL 04 RAN

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