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JP comic sales, 6/16

Where’s 6/23? Ask Oricon, not me.

☆  *1  - *1 1  1,074,745  1,074,745  **410  One Piece 50
☆  *2  - *2 1  **387,543  **387,543  **410  D. Gray-man 15
☆  *3  - *3 1  **344,274  **344,274  **410  Reborn! 20
☆  *4  - *4 1  **202,555  **202,555  **410  Prince of Tennis 42
☆  *5  - *5 1  **170,685  **170,685  **410  Eyeshield 21 30

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Comics sales, catchup, 6/9

The good news: if I do tomorrow’s tomorrow, I’m caught up!
The bad news: Metal Gear. :suicide:

☆  *1  - *1 1  240,654  **240,654  **590  Black Butler 4
TOBOSO Yana, Monthly G Fantasy [G Fantasy Comics]
↑  *2  *3 *2 2  167,711  **381,495  **540  Okiku Furikabutte 10
HIGUCHI Asa, Monthly Afternoon [Afternoon KC]
↓  *3  *2 *2 2  154,124  **461,476  **560  Vagabond 28
INOUE Takehiko, Morning [Morning KC]
↓  *4  *1 *1 3  150,817  1,296,615  **410  NANA 19
YAZAWA Ai, Cookie [Ribbon Mascot Comics Cookie]
☆  *5  - *5 1  145,598  **145,598  **420  Cross Game 12
ADACHI Mitsuru, Weekly Shonen Sunday [Shonen Sunday Comics]

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Continuing catchup, comics 6/2.

☆  *1  *1 *1 2  358,579  1,145,798  **410  NANA 19
YAZAWA Ai, Cookie [Ribbon Mascot Comics Cookie]
☆  *2  - *2 1  307,352  **307,352  **560  Vagabond28
INOUE Takehiko, Morning [Morning KC]
☆  *3  - *3 1  213,784  **213,784  **540  Okiku Furikabutte 10
HIGUCHI Asa, Monthly Afternoon [Afternoon KC]
☆  *4  - *4 1  132,664  **132,664  **650  GANTZ 23
OKU Hiroya, Weekly Young Jump [Young Jump Comics]
↓  *5  *3 *3 2  *94,211  **192,518  **420  FAIRY TALE 10
MASHIMA Hiro, Weekly Shonen Magazine [KC Magazine]

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JP comics sales, 5/26

Continuing the catchup.

☆  *1  - *1 1  787,219  787,219  **410  NANA 19
YAZAWA Ai, Cookie [Ribbon Mascot Comics Cookie]
☆  *2  - *2 1  105,078  105,078  **420  Sprout 7
NANAMI Atsuko, Extra Friend [KC Friend]
☆  *3  - *3 1  *98,307  *98,307  **420  FAIRY TALE 10
MASHIMA Hiro, Weekly Shonen Magazine [KC Magazine]
↓  *4  *3 *3 2  *75,690  152,516  **530  Angel Heart 26
HOJO Tsukasa, Weekly Comic Bunch [Bunch Comics]
☆  *5  - *5 1  *75,327  *75,327  **420  MAJOR 67
MITSUDA Takuya, Weekly Shonen Sunday [SS Comics]

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JP weekly book sales for 5/19

As a side note for light novels, especially, to explain why they often have two volume numbers: They’re usually subtitled with the name of the current plot arc, each arc taking two or three books that are commonly called “upper” and “lower” or “upper”, “middle”, and “lower”. With no analogous English, it’s my opinion that the best usage is “Series (vol. #): Subtitle (arc vol. #)”.
As for Soul Eater’s appearance, note that all total sales are since Oricon (and coincidentally I) started tracking; apparently the TV adaption has made volume 1 sell steadily in the 10,000 range, and this week things were stale enough to let it poke through into the top 30.
Finally, take note of lack of word wrap; if something looks like it extends out of the text column, it probably -does-.

Paperbacks

☆  *2  - *2 1  *28,553  *28,553  **536  Spice and Wolf Vol. 8 : Village of Opposition Vol. 1
HASEKURA Isuna (A)/AYAKURA Ju (I) [Dengeki Bunko]
☆  *4  - *4 1  *22,349  *22,349  **515  Meg and Seron Vol. 2 : Summer Vacation, 3305 Vol. 2
SIGSAWA Keiichi (A)/KUROBOSHI Kohaku (I) [Dengeki Bunko]
↓  10  *1 *1 3  *16,985  *92,754  **500  Saiunkoku Monogatari: Sparkle of Amber at Dawn
YUKINO Sai (A)/YURA Kairi (I), The Beans (Kadokawa Beans Paperbacks)
↑  25  41 25 5  **8,580  *35,963  **480  Monster Hunter Portable 2nd: Slashing + Bow Weapons Handbook 1 - Greatswords, Katana, One-Handed Swords, Dual Swords, Bows -
- (CAPCOM)
☆  28  - 28 1  **7,872  **7,872  **578  Lucky Chance! 3
ARISAWA Mamizu (A)/QP:flapper (I) [Dengeki Bunko]
☆  29  - 29 1  **7,792  **7,792  **578  DRAGONBUSTER 1
AKIYAMA Mizuhito (A)/FUJISHIRO Akira (I) [Dengeki Bunko]

General

↑  10  18 10 3  *11,579  *33,755  1,260  Pokemon National All-Character Encyclopedia
Supersonic (Comp.)/Shogakukan Production (Coll.)/KIMURA Mitsuo (I) (Big Korotan)

Comics

-  *1  *1 *1 2  264,862  770,368  **410  NARUTO 42
KISHIMOTO Masashi, Weekly Shonen Jump [Jump Comics]
☆  *2  - *2 1  149,358  149,358  **420  WORST 20
TAKAHASHI Hiroshi, Weekly Shonen Champion [Shonen Champion Comics]
☆  *3  - *3 1  *76,826  *76,826  **530  Angel Heart 26
HOJO Tsukasa, Weekly Comic Bunch [Bunch Comics]
↑  *4  *5 *4 2  *75,728  171,352  **410  CLAYMORE 14
YAGI Norihiro, Jump Square [Jump Comics]
↑  *5  *6 *5 2  *65,364  146,295  **410  To LOVEru 9
YABUKI Kentaro (I)/HASEMI Saki (A), Weekly Shonen Jump [Jump Comics]

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JP weekly book sales for 5/12

From this week, I’m covering paperback, general, and comics sales. Since the first two have relatively few relevant books, they’re above the fold; as usual, comics 6-30 are after.

Paperback

↑  *1  *5 *1 2  *49,853  *75,769  **500  Saiunkoku Monogatari: Sparkle of Amber at Dawn
YUKINO Sai (A)/YURA Kairi (I), The Beans (Kadokawa Beans Paperbacks)
↓  25  *4 *4 2  **9,201  *35,273  **500  Kurenai ~Foul Festival vol. 2~
KATAYAMA Kentaro (A)/YAMAMOTO Yamato (I) (Super Dash Paperbacks)

General

☆  *9  - *9 1  *12,322  *14,187  1,680  Warriors Orochi: Rebirth of the Demon Lord Complete Guide vol. 1
ω-Force (Koei)
↑  13  17 *1 6  *11,440  201,103  1,300  Monster Hunter 2nd G Official Grade-Up Book
V Jump Editorial Staff (Shueisha)
↑  18  32 18 2  *10,506  *22,176  1,260  Pokemon National All-Character Encyclopedia
Supersonic (Comp.)/Shogakukan Production (Coll.)/KIMURA Mitsuo (I) (Big Korotan)
↓  21  *8 *8 2  **9,768  *24,402  **672  Mobile Suit Gundam UC 4  Battle of Palau
FUKUI Harutoshi, Gundam Ace (Kadokawa Comics Ace)

Comic

☆  *1  - *1 1  505,506  505,506  **410  NARUTO 42
KISHIMOTO Masashi, Weekly Shonen Jump (Jump Comics)
☆  *2  - *2 1  179,515  179,515  **550  Initial D 37
SHIGENO Hideaki, Weekly Young Magazine (Young Magazine Comics)
↓  *3  *1 *1 2  118,195  229,471  **510  High School Debut 11
KAWAHARA Kazune, Extra Margaret (Margaret Comics)
↓  *4  *2 *2 2  113,594  216,374  **420  I’ll Give You My First Love 11
AOKI Kotomi, Shojo Comic (Flower Comics)
☆  *5  - *5 1  *95,264  *95,264  **410  CLAYMORE 14
YAGI Norihiro, Jump Square (Jump Comics)

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JP weekly comic sales for 5/5

The new formatting software is beginning to pay off; this was basically a background activity while catching the too many shows that are on Thursday night. Notable today are my NOT forgetting the relevant non-comic publications, and the general lack of huge releases.
Perhaps it’d be better if I listed author and imprint, followed by parenthesized syndicating magazine? It’s more in line with how things are organized in terms of books, but when deciding format I thought English-speakers are more familiar, and more concerned, with the magazines than the imprints.

First off, the three non-comic-trade books this week that charted:

☆  *8  - *8 1  *14,634  *14,634  **672  Mobile Suit Gundam UC 4  Battle of Palau
FUKUI Harutoshi, Gundam Ace (Kadokawa Comics Ace)
☆  14  - 14 1  *11,005  *11,005  1,260  Mobile Suit Gundam UC 4  Battle of Palau (with MG Unicorn weapons)
FUKUI Harutoshi, Gundam Ace (Kadokawa Comics Ace)
↓  17  *6 *1 5  *10,520  189,663  1,300  Monster Hunter 2nd G Official Grade-Up Book
V Jump Editorial Staff, Shueisha

And, top 30 comics:

☆  *1  - *1 1  111,276  111,276  **410  High School Debut 11
KAWAHARA Kazune, Extra Margaret (Margaret Comics)
☆  *2  - *2 1  102,780  102,780  **420  I’ll Give You My First Love 11
AOKI Kotomi, Shojo Comic (Flower Comics)
↓  *3  *1 *1 2  *90,161  237,806  **420  Hayate the Combat Butler 15
HATA Kenjiro, Weekly Shonen Sunday (SS Comics)
↓  *4  *3 *3 2  *89,113  196,834  **420  Kekkaishi 20
TANABE Yellow, Weekly Shonen Sunday (SS Comics)
☆  *5  - *5 1  *82,055  *82,055  **693  Emma 10
MORI Kaoru, Comic Beam (Beam Comix)

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JP comics sales, weekly for 4/28

Late this week due to spending 4 days writing a programming to do my layout rather than an hour doing it by hand. It’s pretty dead, and there’s a whole load of Flower and Dream. Also, slight format changes: a star now denotes new entries, and I’ve revised publication name translation more towards proper names and less toward beating home the target audience.

☆  *1  - *1 1  147,645  147,645  420  Hayate the Combat Butler 15
HATA Kenjiro, Weekly Shonen Sunday (SS Comics)
☆  *2  - *2 1  144,601  144,601  420  Negima! 22
AKAMATSU Ken, Weekly Shonen Magazine (Shonen Magazine Comics)
☆  *3  - *3 1  107,721  107,721  420  Kekkaishi 20
TANABE Yellow, Weekly Shonen Sunday (SS Comics)
☆  *4  - *4 1  *99,504  *99,504  420  Diamond Ace 10
TERAJIMA Yuji, Weekly Shonen Magazine (Shonen Magazine Comics)
☆  *5  - *5 1  *77,469  *77,469  410  OtoMen 5
KANNO Aya, Extra Flower and Dream (Flower and Dream Comics)

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JP weekly comic sales for 4/14

Updating the format; it’s now Rank; Last Week; Best; Weeks; Sales; Total Sales; Price; Title.

-  *1  - *1 1  430,081  430,081  **410  BLEACH 33
KUBO Tite, Weekly Boys’ Jump
-  *2  - *2 1  334,695  334,695  **420  Detective Conan 61
AOYAMA Gosho, Weekly Boys’ Sunday
-  *3  - *3 1  250,179  250,179  **410  REBORN! 19
AMANO Akira, Weekly Boys’ Jump
-  *4  - *4 1  191,108  191,108  **410  Gintama 23
SORACHI Hideaki, Weekly Boys’ Jump
-  *5  - *5 1  137,134  137,134  **410  Ouran Host Club 12
HATORI Bisco, LaLa

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JP weekly comic sales for 4/7

Oricon’s now providing book sales, with exact numbers, down to 30. I’m now despairing over my doomed free time.

*1  -  347,826  347,826  **410  1  To You 6
SHIINA Karuho, Extra Margaret
*2 - 317,252 317,252 **410 1 Fullmetal Alchemist 19
ARAKAWA Hiromu, Boys’ Gangan
*3 - 118,994 118,994 **420 1 Nodame Cantabile 20
NINOMIYA Tomoko, Kiss
*4 - 104,365 104,365 **530 1 BAMBOO BLADE 8
IGARASHI Aguri (I)/TOTSUKA Masahiro (W), Young Gangan
*5 — *98,344 *98,344 **630 1 Lunar Legend Tsukihime 6
SASAKI Shonen (I)/TYPE-MOON (W), Comic Dengeki Daioh
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