New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list July 25th-31st


New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list  for the week of July 25th-31st

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 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? 2
2 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? 2
3 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? 6
4 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!” 2
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. 6
6 SKIP BEAT!, VOL. 24, by Yoshiki Nakamura. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Fame, romance and broken hearts. In this installment, Valentine’s Day! 2
7 SOUL EATER, VOL. 6, by Atsushi Ohkubo. (Yen Press, $11.99.) Maka, an arms expert, wants to turn the Soul Eater, her living scythe, into the ultimate weapon for Death. 8
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. 2
9 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. 1
10 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. 2