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

by Jeff

APR121262 Diamond's Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels and TPs for July 2012Media Release — Naruto and his friends continued their ninja adventures in Naruto Volume 57, the latest volume of VIZ Media’s immensely popular manga and the best-selling manga title to the comic book specialty market in July 2012. In total, VIZ Media had eight of the month’s top ten manga titles.

Also in the top ten was Yen Press with two titles, led by Black Butler Volume 10 at #5.

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 Publisher
1 2 2.43 NARUTO TP VOL 57 VIZ
2 3 1.59 BLEACH TP VOL 43 VIZ
3 4 1.58 BLEACH TP VOL 42 VIZ
4 6 1.16 ONE PIECE TP VOL 63 VIZ
5 5 1.13 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 10 HAC
6 9 1.07 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 14 VIZ
7 11 0.99 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 09 VIZ
8 12 0.88 BAKUMAN TP VOL 12 VIZ
9 13 0.84 CLAYMORE TP VOL 20 VIZ
10 8 0.84 SOUL EATER NOT TP VOL 01 HAC
11 17 0.79 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 22 VIZ
12 10 0.78 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 21 VIZ
13 7 0.73 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 07 (MR) HAC
14 1 0.60 APPLE SELECTION SC VOL 02 UDO
15 16 0.60 DURARARA GN VOL 03 HAC
16 18 0.60 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 11 HAC
17 14 0.52 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 01 (MR) ST.
18 26 0.48 JIU JIU GN VOL 01 VIZ
19 28 0.46 RIN-NE GN VOL 09 VIZ
20 31 0.44 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 28 VIZ
21 24 0.43 AIR GEAR GN VOL 24 (MR) RAN
22 29 0.41 ZOMBIE KID DIARIES GN VOL 01 PLAYING DEAD ANT
23 22 0.41 JACK THE RIPPER HELL BLADE GN VOL 01 (MR) ST.
24 23 0.40 ANGEL PARA BELLUM GN VOL 01 (MR) ST.
25 30 0.40 ZOMBIE KID DIARIES GN VOL 02 GROSSERY GAMES ANT
26 34 0.39 PSYREN GN VOL 05 VIZ
27 15 0.38 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND RAN
28 20 0.36 TWILIGHT MANGA TP VOL 02 HAC
29 27 0.35 DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 12 (MR) ST.
30 37 0.35 DENGEKI DAISY GN VOL 10 VIZ
31 53 0.33 MAMESHIBA WE COULD BE HEROES GN VIZ
32 19 0.32 WANDERING SON HC VOL 03 FAN
33 54 0.31 WINX CLUB GN VOL 01 VIZ
34 21 0.30 SAKURAN GN VOL 01 RAN
35 41 0.30 NATSUMES BOOK OF FRIENDS TP VOL 12 VIZ
36 32 0.30 SECRETARYS JOB GN (MR) DIG
37 35 0.28 OOKU INNER CHAMBERS GN VOL 07 (MR) VIZ
38 33 0.28 FLUTTER GN (MR) DIG
39 57 0.27 WINX CLUB GN VOL 02 VIZ
40 50 0.26 CASE CLOSED GN VOL 43 VIZ
41 25 0.26 VELVET KISS GN VOL 01 (A) 801
42 38 0.25 AFTERSCHOOL CHARISMA TP VOL 06 VIZ
43 51 0.24 ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 09 VIZ
44 39 0.23 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CLAN GN VOL 01 HAC
45 73 0.23 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES IN 31ST CENTURY TP VOL 01 DC
46 42 0.22 IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 02 (MR) HAC
47 48 0.22 ARISA GN VOL 08 RAN
48 46 0.21 AWKWARD SILENCE VOL 01 (MR) VIZ
49 44 0.19 SKIP BEAT 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 03 VIZ
50 36 0.19 MY CUTE CROSSDRESSER GN (A) 801

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