Diamond’s Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels and TPs for March 2013

by Jeff

17292 Diamond's Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels and TPs for March 2013Media Release — Dark Horse Comics’ Blade of the Immortal Volume 26: Blizzard was the best-selling manga title to direct market retailers in March. In total, Dark Horse Comics had three titles in the top ten.

Other publishers in the top ten include VIZ Media (with 6 titles, led by One Piece Volume 66 at #2) and Yen Press (one title, Soul Eater Volume 13 at #7).

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 VendName
1 1 1.35 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 26 BLIZZARD (MR) DAR
2 4 1.06 ONE PIECE TP VOL 66 VIZ
3 2 0.97 TRIGUN MULTIPLE BULLETS TP DAR
4 10 0.85 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 11 VIZ
5 11 0.82 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 16 VIZ
6 6 0.82 BLOOD C GN VOL 01 DAR
7 5 0.80 SOUL EATER TP VOL 13 HAC
8 13 0.73 BAKUMAN TP VOL 18 VIZ
9 8 0.70 NAOKI URASAWA 21ST CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 02 VIZ
10 15 0.70 POKEMON ADVENTURES TP VOL 15 VIZ
11 3 0.63 TOKYO BABYLON GN VOL 01 DAR
12 21 0.56 BARRAGE TP VOL 01 VIZ
13 18 0.52 SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH MAGIC WITHIN TP VOL 01 ARC
14 22 0.52 POKEMON THE MOVIE KYUREM VS SWORD OF JUSTICE GN VIZ
15 7 0.49 ANGELIC LAYER TP BOOK 02 DAR
16 14 0.47 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 04 (MR) ( ST.
17 16 0.46 DURARARA SAIKA TP VOL 01 HAC
18 23 0.45 VAMPIRE HUNTER D NOVEL VOL 19 MERCENARY ROAD (MR) DAR
19 9 0.45 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 02 VIZ
20 26 0.40 RIN-NE GN VOL 11 VIZ
21 29 0.38 VAGABOND TP VOL 34 (MR) VIZ
22 19 0.38 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 04 VIZ
23 12 0.37 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 21 MASSACRE ARC PT 3 (NOTE PR HAC
24 24 0.32 MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 02 ST.
25 33 0.32 PSYREN GN VOL 09 VIZ
26 34 0.30 DEMON LOVE SPELL GN VOL 02 VIZ
27 35 0.29 FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN TP VOL 11 VIZ
28 31 0.28 BTOOOM GN VOL 01 (MR) HAC
29 17 0.27 NEGIMA OMNIBUS GN VOL 06 (MR) RAN
30 27 0.27 DARK HUNTERS INFINITY TP VOL 01 HAC
31 20 0.27 BLOOD LAD OMNIBUS GN VOL 02 HAC
32 30 0.26 WITCH & WIZARD MANGA GN VOL 03 HAC
33 37 0.26 07 GHOST GN VOL 03 VIZ
34 39 0.24 ARATA THE LEGEND TP VOL 13 VIZ
35 47 0.23 WINX CLUB GN VOL 06 VIZ
36 40 0.22 STROBE EDGE GN VOL 03 VIZ
37 42 0.21 ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 13 VIZ
38 28 0.20 COLORFUL DREAMS GN (A) 801
39 43 0.20 MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO GN VOL 03 VIZ
40 36 0.19 SKIP BEAT 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 04 VIZ
41 38 0.18 JACK FROST TP VOL 07 HAC
42 32 0.18 EXTRA JUICY GN (A) 801
43 25 0.18 PARADISE KISS TP VERTICAL INC ED VOL 03 RAN
44 41 0.17 HIS FAVORITE GN VOL 03 VIZ
45 44 0.15 HEROMAN GN VOL 03 RAN
46 46 0.14 GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON GN VOL 02 RAN
47 50 0.11 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 RAN
48 45 0.10 DEMONS SERMON ON THE MARTIAL ARTS GN RAN
49 68 0.10 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 01 OCARINA OF TIME PT 1 VIZ
50 75 0.09 DEATH NOTE TP VOL 01 VIZ

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