New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list August 1st-7th


New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list for the week of August 1st-7th 

How are the books are ranked?

Rankings reflect weekly sales for books sold in both print and electronic formats as reported by vendors offering a wide range of general interest titles. The sales venues for print books include independent book retailers; national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket and discount department stores; and newsstands. E-book rankings reflect sales from leading online vendors of e-books in a variety of popular e-reader formats.

Symbols to Know

The Previous rating will be marked with the #P(revious rating of the week before) symbol and the #W(eeks on list) represent the number of weeks the books has been on the list and will be shown as this [#W, #P]

1. BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 6, by Yana Toboso. [NEW TO LIST, 1W] (Yen Press, $11.99.) 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? In this volume: a mystery at the circus.

2. NEGIMA! MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 30, by Ken Akamatsu. [1W, 1P] (Kodansha Comics, $10.99.) Negi, the boy wizard, learns the truth about his parents. Will he now seek revenge? Is dark magic tainting him?1

3. NARUTO, VOL. 51, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) [7P, Unchanged] Political intrigue abounds! What happened between Danzo, the leader of Konoha, and his brother, Itachi? And where does Naruto fit in?

4. BLACK BIRD, VOL. 9, by Kanoko Sakurakoji. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) [3W] 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?

5. VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 12, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) [7W] Cross Academy has day and evening students, but the latter have a secret: they are vampires.

6. ROSARIO + VAMPIRE: SEASON II, VOL. 5, by Akihisa Ikeda. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) [3W] 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?

7. PANDORA HEARTS, VOL. 6, by Jun Mochizuki. (Yen Press, $11.99.) [NEW TO LIST, 1W] Oz, who is condemned for a mysterious sin, reunites with his sister, but evil lurks around the corner.

8. YU-GI-OH! 5D’S, VOL. 1, by Masahiro Hikokubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) [3W] From the publisher: “A high-speed Turbo Duel through the streets of Satellite brings Yusei Fudo and his friend Sect face-to-face with an urban legend incarnate!”

9. SOUL EATER, VOL. 6, by Atsushi Ohkubo. (Yen Press, $11.99.) [9W] Maka, an arms expert, wants to turn the Soul Eater, her living scythe, into the ultimate weapon for Death.

10. SHUGO CHARA!, VOL. 11, by Peach-Pit. (Kodansha Comics, $10.99.) [2W] Amu has three guardians who are helping her discover her true self. In this volume: the guardians disappear on the eve of graduation and Amu must find them.

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