New York Times’s Manga Best-sellers list July 4-10th


This Manga Best-sellers list is for the Week of July 4th-10th

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 LAST WEEK MANGA WEEKS
ON LIST
1 1 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? 3
2 2 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. 3
3 3 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, VOL. 25,by Hiromu Arakawa. (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. 3
4 4 OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, VOL. 16, by Bisco Hatori. (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. 3
5 6 BLUE EXORCIST, VOL. 2, by Kato Kazue. (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? 3
6 5 BLEACH, VOL. 35, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Ichigo Kurosaki sees dead people and must help usher them safely into the afterlife. 3
7 8 BAKUMAN, VOL. 5, by Tsugumi Ohba. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) This series is about grade-school boys who want to become professionals in the manga industry. Do they have what it takes? 3
8 7 MAXIMUM RIDE, VOL. 4, by James Patterson and NaRae Lee. (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. 9
9 9 ONE PIECE, VOL. 57, by Eiichiro Oda. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Monkey D. Luffy, who has the power to stretch like rubber, searches with a motley crew of would-be pirates for a legendary treasure called “One Piece.” 3
10 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? 10