New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list July 11-17th

New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list for the week of July 11-17th

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. NARUTO, VOL. 51, by Masashi Kishimoto. [4W, 1P] (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Political intrigue abounds! What happened between Danzo, the leader of Konoha, and his brother, Itachi? And where does Naruto fit in?4

2. VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 12, by Matsuri Hino. [4W, 2P] (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Cross Academy has day and evening students, but the latter have a secret: they are vampires.

3. SOUL EATER, VOL. 6, by Atsushi Ohkubo. [7W,  Unchanged] (Yen Press, $11.99.) Maka, an arms expert, wants to turn the Soul Eater, her living scythe, into the ultimate weapon for Death.7

4. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, VOL. 25,by Hiromu Arakawa. [4W, 3P] (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Two brothers harmed in a ritual that was half magic/half science seek the legendary Philosopher’s Stone to make things right.

5. OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, VOL. 16, by Bisco Hatori. [4W, 4P] (VIZ Media, $9.99.) In this romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich school, is forced to work — as a boy — for the school’s all-male club.

6. BLEACH, VOL. 35, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) [4W, 6P] Ichigo Kurosaki sees dead people and must help usher them safely into the afterlife.

7. BLUE EXORCIST, VOL. 2, by Kato Kazue. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) [4W, 5P] Rin Okumura joins an exorcist academy in order to control his inner demon. Will his classmates find out about his satanic bloodline?

8. BLUE EXORCIST, VOL. 1, by Kazue Kato. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) [11W, 10P] Rin Okumura joins an exorcist academy in order to control his inner demon. Will his classmates find out about his satanic bloodline?11

9. MAXIMUM RIDE, VOL. 4by James Patterson and NaRae Lee. [10W, 8P] (Yen Press, $12.99.) Isn’t being a kid hard enough? For this group, who are also part bird, nothing comes easy. In this volume: has the temporary safe haven dulled their edge? No worries, there are secrets even here.

10. BLACK BIRD, VOL. 8, by Kanoko Sakurakoji. [unchanged rank, 7W] (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?