Print View

ICv2 Top 50 Manga--Summer 2008

From 'ICv2 Guide #59'

Published: 09/08/2008 12:00am

This chart of the ICv2 Top 50 Manga Properties reflects sales in all channels in May, June, and the first half of July 2008.  The Top 50 chart is based on interviews with retailers and distributors, information provided by Nielsen BookScan (in the form of monthly Top 20 lists (for example see “Bookscan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels for August 2008) of graphic novels sold in bookstores, and ICv2’s own analysis of information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors on graphic novel sales in comic stores.

 

   Property  Publisher  Type  Creators  Rating
 1  Naruto  Viz Media  Shonen  M. Kisimoto  13+
 2  Fruits Basket  Tokyopop  Shojo  N. Takaya  13+
 3  Death Note  Viz Media  Shonen  T. Obata  16+
 4  Bleach  Viz Media  Shonen  T. Kubo  13+
 5  Vampire Knight  Viz Media  Shojo  M. Hino  16+
 6  Kingdom Hearts II  Tokyopop  Kodomo  S. Amano  all ages
 7  Negima  Del Rey  Shonen  K.Akamatsu  16+
 8  Absolute Boyfriend  Viz Media  Shojo  Y.Watase  16+
 9  Chibi Vampire  Tokyopop  Shonen  Y. Kagesaki  16+
 10  Tsubasa  Del Rey  Shonen  Clamp  13+
 11  In Odd We Trust  Del Rey  OEL  D. Koontz  13+
 12  Gentlemen’s Alliance  Viz Media  Shojo  A.Tanemura  16+
 13  Rosario & Vampire  Viz Media  Shonen  A. Ikeda  16+
 14  D. Gray-Man  Viz Media  Shonen  K. Hoshino  16+
 15  Black Cat  Viz Media  Shonen  K. Yabuki  16+
 16  Kitchen Princess  Del Rey  Shojo  N. Ando  13+
 17  One Piece  Viz Media  Shonen  E. Oda  13+
 18  Wild Ones  Viz Media  Shojo  K. Fujiwara  13+
 19  Skip Beat  Viz Media  Shojo  Y.Nakamura  13+
 20  High School Debut  Viz Media  Shojo  K. Kawahara  13+
 21  S.A.  Viz Media  Shojo  M. Minami  13+
 22  Fullmetal Alchemist  Viz Media  Shonen  H. Arakawa  13+
 23  Plus Anima  Tokyopop  Shonen  N. Makai  13+
 24  Berserk  Dark Horse  Seinen  K. Miura  18+
 25  Batman: Gotham Knight  Penguin  OEL  L. Simonson  13+
 26  Nana  Viz Media  Josei  A. Yazawa  18+
 27  Shugo Chara  Del Rey  Shojo  Peach-Pit  13+
 28  Beauty Pop  Viz Media  Shojo  K. Arai  13+
 29  Yurara  Viz Media  Shojo  C. Shiomi  16+
 30  .hackXXXX  Tokyopop  Shonen  H.Matsuyama  13+
 31  xxxHolic  Del Rey  Shonen  Clamp,
 Nisiosin
 13+
 32  Tail of the Moon  Viz Media  Shojo  R. Ueda  16+
 33  Fairy Tail  Del Rey  Shonen  H. Mashima  13+
 34  Trinity Blood   Tokyopop  Shojo  K. Kyuiyo  16+
 35  Pokemon  Viz Media  Kodomo  S. Ihara  all ages
 36  Blood+  Dark Horse  Shonen  A.Katsura  16+
 37  Record of a Fallen
 Vampire
 Viz Media  Shonen  K. Shirodaira  13+
 38  Hana Kimi  Viz Media  Shojo  H. Nakajo  16+
 39  Fushigi Yugi Genbu
 Kaiden
 Viz Media  Shojo  Y. Watase  16+
 40  La Corda d’Oro  Viz Media  Shojo  Y. Kure  13+
 41  Ouran H.S.Host Club  Viz Media  Shojo  B. Hatori  13+
 42  Claymore  Viz Media  Shonen  N.Yagi  16+
 43  Mamotte Shugogetten  Tokyopop  Shonen  M. Sakurano  13+
 44  Dragon Drive  Viz Media  Shonen  K. Sakura  all ages
 45  ION  Viz Media  Shojo  A.Tanemura  13+
 46  Saiyuki Reload  Tokyopop  Shonen  K. Minekura  13+
 47  Oh My Goddess  Dark Horse  Shonen  K. Fujishima  16+
 48  Time Stranger Kyoko  Viz Media  Shojo  A. Tanemura  16+
 49  Pet Shop of Horrors:
 Tokyo
 Tokyopop  Josei  M. Akino  16+
 50  Gantz  Dark Horse  Seinen  H. Oku  18+

 

For more information on the manga market in early summer 2008, see “FUNimation Anime Share Nearly One Third.”

                                                           

For information on the release of ICv2 Guide #59: Anime/Manga, and information on how to get the ICv2 Guide, see “ICv2 Releases ICv2 Guide #59.”

 
 
Superhero TV Round-Up
'Powers' Pic; DC/Marvel Strategy; Casting News
The first pic from Powers, a comparison of Marvel and DC TV strategy, and casting news.