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ICv2 Guide: Top 25 Manga Properties Fall 2008

From ICv2 Guide #62: Manga & Anime

Published: 12/29/2008, Last Updated: 12/30/2008 02:30am

This chart of the ICv2 “Top 25 Manga Properties” reflects sales in all channels in September, October and the first two weeks of November, 2008.  The “Top 25” 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.


Rank

Property

Publisher

Type

Creator(s)

Rating

1

Naruto

Viz Media

Shonen

M. Kissimoto

13+

2

Vampire Knight

Viz Media

Shojo

M. Hino

16+

3

Fruits Basket

Tokyopop

Shojo

N. Takaya

13+

4

Bleach

Viz Media

Shonen

T. Kubo

13+

5

In Odd We Trust

Del Rey

OEL

D. Koontz

13+

6

Death Note

Viz Media

Shonen

T. Obata

16+

7

Loveless

Tokyopop

Shojo

Y. Kouga

16+

8

Rosario & Vampire

Viz Media

Shonen

A. Ikeda

16+

9

Negima

Del Rey

Shonen

K. Akamatsu

16+

10

Full Metal Alchemist

Viz Media

Shonen

H. Arakawa

13+

11

Chibi Vampire

Tokyopop

Shonen

Y. Kagesaki

16+

12

Wanted

Viz Media

Shojo

M. Hino

16+

13

NORA: Last Chronicle of Devildom

Viz Media

Shonen

K. Kakei

16+

14

Ral Grad

Viz Media

Shonen

T. Takano

16+

15

One Piece

Viz Media

Shonen

E. Oda

13+

16

.hack//G.U.

Tokyopop

Shonen

Y. Morita

13+

17

Fairy Tale

Del Rey

Shonen

H. Mashima

13+

18

Berserk

Dark Horse

Seinen

K. Miura

18+

19

Plus Anima

Tokyopop

Shonen

N. Makai

13+

20

Kitchen Princess

Del Rey

Shojo

N. Ando

13+

21

Hellsing

Dark Horse

Shonen

H. Kohta

16+

22

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Del Rey

Shonen

Capcom

13+

23

Beauty Pop

Viz Media

Shojo

K. Arai

13+

24

Ouran High School Host Club

Viz Media

Shojo

B. Hatori

13+

25

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yen Press

Shonen

N. Tanigawa

16+


For more information on the manga market for Fall 2008, see "Projected Manga Releases Down in 2009."

For more information on the release of the ICv2 Guide #62: Manga/Anime, and information on how to get the ICv2 Guide, see "ICv2 Releases 'ICv2 Guide #62: Manga/Anime'."

 
 
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