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

by Jeff

NOV111126 Diamond's Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels and TPs for January 2012Media Release — Naruto finds himself between warring factions in Naruto Volume 54 from VIZ Media, the best-selling Manga to comics retailers in January. Overall, VIZ had four of the top ten Manga titles for the month.

Other publishers in the top ten include Dark Horse Comics, Digital Manga, Kodansha Comics, and Yen Press.

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 3 2.39 NARUTO TP VOL 54 VIZ
2 2 2.21 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 03 RAN
3 7 1.24 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 08 VIZ
4 6 1.24 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 08 HAC
5 5 1.20 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 05 (MR) HAC
6 9 1.06 ONE PIECE TP VOL 60 VIZ
7 4 1.02 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA DARK HORSE OMNIBUS ED TP VOL 03 DAR
8 11 1.00 NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 10 DAR
9 10 0.98 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 07 VIZ
10 8 0.72 HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D GN VOL 06 DIG
11 1 0.70 APPLE SELECTION SC VOL 01 UDO
12 13 0.60 DURARARA GN VOL 01 HAC
13 14 0.60 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 08 HAC
14 17 0.50 DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 11 (MR) ST.
15 24 0.48 BLACK BIRD GN VOL 12 VIZ
16 18 0.48 KANNAGI GN VOL 03 (OF 6) BAN
17 22 0.47 CODE GEASS QUEEN GN VOL 04 (RES) BAN
18 28 0.44 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 26 VIZ
19 12 0.40 LOVE HINA OMNIBUS TP KODANSHA ED VOL 02 RAN
20 25 0.38 MONSTER HUNTER ORAGE TP VOL 03 (MR) RAN
21 33 0.37 KIMI NI TODOKE GN VOL 12 FROM ME TO YOU VIZ
22 34 0.36 PSYREN GN VOL 02 VIZ
23 19 0.36 TWILIGHT MANGA TP VOL 01 HAC
24 36 0.35 DENGEKI DAISY GN VOL 08 VIZ
25 23 0.35 STORM FLOWER GN DIG
26 44 0.35 FLUFFY FLUFFY CINNAMOROLL GN VOL 01 VIZ
27 15 0.33 NEGIMA OMNIBUS GN VOL 03 (MR) RAN
28 16 0.33 WANDERING SON HC VOL 02 FAN
29 27 0.31 MR CONVENIENCE GN (MR) DIG
30 29 0.30 TYRANT FALLS IN LOVE GN VOL 05 (MR) DIG
31 30 0.30 ABOUT LOVE GN DIG
32 31 0.29 SECRECY O/T SHIVERING NIGHT GN DIG
33 37 0.28 CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 03 RAN
34 21 0.28 THREE P GN (A) 801
35 32 0.27 PRIVATE TEACHER GN VOL 02 (OF 2) (MR) DIG
36 35 0.26 ONLY SERIOUS ABOUT YOU GN VOL 02 (OF 2) DIG
37 47 0.25 CASE CLOSED GN VOL 41 VIZ
38 49 0.24 ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 06 VIZ
39 26 0.24 EMBRACE & BLOOM GN (A) 801
40 42 0.24 ARISA GN VOL 06 RAN
41 40 0.23 BLACK GOD TP VOL 15 HAC
42 39 0.22 KABUKI GN VOL 04 GREEN (MR) DIG
43 43 0.21 ZOMBIE LOAN TP VOL 13 HAC
44 45 0.21 JORMUNGAND GN VOL 08 (MR) VIZ
45 46 0.20 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 RAN
46 48 0.20 BLOOD ALONE VOL 4 GN INF
47 56 0.20 MOON & BLOOD GN VOL 02 (OF 4) DIG
48 41 0.19 TWIN SPICA GN VOL 11 RAN
49 50 0.17 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 02 RAN
50 54 0.17 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 40 DAR

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