New York Times Manga Best Seller List, May 16-22


The New York Times newspaper has listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on May 22. Young C. Kim’s graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampire novel rises back from #2 to #1 in its tenth week on the separate Hardcover Graphic Books list.

MANGA BEST SELLER LIST Week of May 16-22
This Week Weeks on List
1 BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 2, by Yana Toboso. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Sebastian is a loyal butler who moves easily from dinner parties to the underworld. Is he too good to be true? Is he even human? 1
2 BLACK BIRD, VOL. 4, by Kanoko Sakurakoji. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Misao Harada can see into a magical realm where she is the bride demon of prophecy. How will she survive the pursuit of demons who want the power in her blood? 3
3 PANDORA HEARTS, VOL. 2, by Jun Mochizuki. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Oz, who is condemned to an abyss for a mysterious sin, sets out to investigate with an Alice, an equally mysterious girl he met in exile. 1
4 NARUTO, VOL. 47, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Naruto learns more secrets from his past and moves closer to discovering the identity of his nemesis, Pain. 15
5 BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 1, by Yana Toboso. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Sebastian is a loyal butler who moves easily from dinner parties to the underworld. Is he too good to be true? Is he even human? 16
6 D. GRAY-MAN, VOL. 17, by Katsura Hoshino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The protagonist: 15-year-old Allen Walker. The setting: 19th century England. His mission: to find Innocence, a substance used to create weapons to destroy the akuma demons. 3
7 KOBATO, VOL. 1, by Clamp. (Yen Press, $11.99.) Kobato Hanato is a girl on a mission: to have a single wish granted. But she must first pass various trials that test her common sense which, alas, seems to be lacking. 1
8 RIN-NE, VOL. 3, by Rumiko Takahashi. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) High school dating has just gotten worse. Sakura Mamiya, who can see ghosts, finds herself pursued by a living boy and a dead one. 1
9 YOTSUBA&!, VOL. 8, by Kiyohiko Azuma. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Yotsuba goes to a festival and learns about the magic of cake! 5
10 ROSARIO VAMPIRE: SEASON II, VOL. 1, by Akihisa Ikeda. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Tsukune Aono’s new school is filled with vampires and werewolves. And the girl he is interested seems to have eyes for him, but is it his blood she’s after? 6
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