New York Times Manga Best Seller List, June 6-12


The New York Times newspaper has listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on June 12. Young C. Kim’s graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampire novel stays at #1 in its 13th week on the separate Hardcover Graphic Books list.

MANGA BEST SELLER LIST Week of June 6-12 2010
This Week Weeks on List
1 NARUTO, VOL. 48, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The origins and true nature of Pain, Naruto’s arch nemesis, are revealed. 2
2 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 10, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The battle for Cross Academy continues as Headmaster Cross enters the fray. 2
3 BLEACH, VOL. 31, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Ichigo and his companions press on in their mission to rescue Orihime, but two arrancars and Espada Ulquiorra stand in their way. 2
4 HELLSING, VOL. 10, by Kohta Hirano. (Dark Horse Comics, $13.99.) No spoilers! After 13 years, Hirano’s epic genre mash-up reaches its conclusion. 2
5 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? 4
6 YU-GI-OH! R, VOL. 5, by Akira Ito. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) In the final volume of the spinoff series, Yugi must duel to the death to save Anzu’s soul. 2
7 ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 3, by Quinrose and Soumei Hoshino. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) Alice wanders into a very different part of Wonderland in this interpretation of the classic tale. 2
8 NEGIMA! MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 26, by Ken Akamatsu. (Del Rey, $10.99.) Negi, the boy wizard, vows to win the martial arts tournament and free his students from slavery. 3
9 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. 17
10 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA: LAST ORDER, VOL. 13, by Yukito Kishiro. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Alita is a powerful cyborg with a soft heart and a mysterious past. In this installment, Pissaro, a new villain, struts his stuff at the barbaric Z.O.T. Tournament! 1