New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list August 8th-14th


New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list for the week of August  8th-14th

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.

THIS WEEK MANGA WEEKS
ON LIST
1 BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 6, by Yana Toboso. (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
2 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? 8
3 NEGIMA! MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 30, by Ken Akamatsu. (Kodansha Comics, $10.99.) Negi, the boy wizard, learns the truth about his parents. Will he now seek revenge? Is dark magic tainting him? 2
4 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? 4
5 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. 8
6 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!” 4
7 PANDORA HEARTS, VOL. 6, by Jun Mochizuki. (Yen Press, $11.99.) Oz, who is condemned for a mysterious sin, reunites with his sister, but evil lurks around the corner. 2
8 SHUGO CHARA!, VOL. 11, by Peach-Pit. (Kodansha Comics, $10.99.) 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. 3
9 BLUE EXORCIST, VOL. 1, by Kazue Kato. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Rin Okumura joins an exorcist academy in order to control his inner demon. Will his classmates find out about his satanic bloodline? 12
10 I AM HERE!, VOL. 2, by Ema Toyama. (Kodansha Comics, $17.99.) Hikage Sumino is an eighth grader with no self-esteem and whose social interaction comes from her blog. In this volume, when her worlds intersect, she learns about “friendship, love and forgiveness.” 1