BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels for April
Naruto Vol. 28 Tops Again
Published: 04/30/2008, Last Updated: 05/01/2008 05:39pm
Naruto Vol. 28 held the top spot in the monthly Top 20 Graphic Novel rankings for April. The rankings, provided by Nielsen BookScan, track the bestselling
Manga maintained its share of the Top 20, with 18 out of the top 20 titles. Viz Media had 16 of those 18 manga slots, behind Naruto (four volumes), Death Note (three), Vampire Night (three), Pokemon (one), and several other properties. Tokyopop (Fruits Basket) and Del Rey (Fairy Tail) each had one manga volume in the Top 20.
The biggest “new” American title on the list was Batman: The Killing Joke, a new hardcover edition of the Alan Moore and Brian Bolland story. It charted at #4, joining Alan
Eleven volumes from six properties (Naruto, Fruits Basket, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Watchmen, and Pokemon) repeated in the Top 20 from March. Nine volumes from six properties, Vampire Knight, The Batman: Killing Joke, Hana-Kimi, Fairy Tail, I.O.N. and Tail of the Moon, were new to the Top 20 in April.
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