New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list July 18-24th

New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list  for the week of July 18-24th

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.

1 BLACK BIRD, VOL. 9, 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? 1
2 THE WARRIORS: SKYCLAN AND THE STRANGER, VOL. 1, by Erin Hunter and James Barry. (HarperCollins Publishers, $6.99.) This is a manga adaptation of the best selling children’s series about ordinary housecats trying to fulfill extraordinary destinies. 1
3 DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND, VOL. 10, by Nozomu Tamaki. (Seven Seas Entertainment, $10.99.) Princess Mina has set up a haven, off the coast of Japan, for her vampire people, but danger lurks in the form of Lord Ivanovic who wants Mina as his vampire bride. 1
4 ROSARIO + VAMPIRE: SEASON II, VOL. 5, 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? 1
5 YU-GI-OH! 5D’S, VOL. 1, by Masahiro Hikokubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) 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!” 1
6 NARUTO, VOL. 51, by Masashi Kishimoto. (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? 5
7 SKIP BEAT!, VOL. 24, by Yoshiki Nakamura. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Fame, romance and broken hearts. In this installment, Valentine’s Day! 1
8 DENGEKI DAISY, VOL. 5, by Kyousuke Motomi. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) After the death of her brother, Teru Kurebayashi has been receiving comforting messages from Daisy, who communicates through her brother’s cell phone. In this installment, Teru survives a near-fatal incident. 1
9 TORADORA, VOL. 2, by Yuyuko Takemiya. (Seven Seas Entertainment, $10.99.) Running afoul of the most feared Taiga, the most feared girl in high school, has not been easy for Ryuji. Tensions have thawed, but now Minori, the girl Ryuji likes, thinks the former foes are a couple. 1
10 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 12, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Cross Academy has day and evening students, but the latter have a secret: they are vampires. 5