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New York Times Manga Best Seller List: November 27-December 3, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of November 27-December 3, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 1 by Akira Himekawa

VIZ Media’s release of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 1 holds steady at number one in its fifth week on the list.

2. One-Punch Man Volume 9 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 9 moves back up three spots to number two in its fifth week on the list.

3. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 falls one spot to number three in its 74th week on the list.

4. Dragons Rioting Volume 5 by Tsuyoshi Watanabe

Yen Press’ release of Dragons Rioting Volume 5 enters the list at number four.

5. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 moves back up one spot to number five in its 65th week on the list.

6. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 falls two spots to number six in its seventh week on the list.

7. Black Butler Volume 23 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 23 falls four spots to number seven in its second week on the list.

8. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 re-enters at number eight in its 42nd week on the list.

9. Black Butler Volume 1 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 1 falls two spots at number nine in its 47th week on the list.

10. Fairy Tail Volume 57 by Hiro Mashima

Kodansha Comics’ release of Fairy Tail Volume 57 enters the list at number ten.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: June 12-18, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of June 12-18, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 holds steady at number one in its 50th week on the list.

2. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 moves back up three spots to number two in its 42nd week on the list.

3. Assassination Classroom Volume 10 by Yusei Matsui

VIZ Media’s release of Assassination Classroom Volume 10 moves up three spots to number three in its second week on the list.

4. Food Wars! Volume 12 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki and Yuki Morisaki

VIZ Media’s release of Food Wars! Volume 12 holds steady at number four in its second week on the list.

5. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 moves back up two spots to number five in its 29th week on the list.

6. Black Butler Volume 22 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 22 falls three spots to number six in its fourth week on the list.

7. Orange: The Complete Collection by Ichigo Takano

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Orange: The Complete Collection Volume 2 falls five spots to number seven in its third week on the list.

8. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 moves back up two spots to number eight in its ninth week on the list.

9. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

VIZ Media’s release of Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 re-enters at number nine in its eighth week on the list.

10. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 re-enters at number ten in its 14th week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: June 5-11, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of June 5-11, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up five spots spots to number one in its 49th week on the list.

2. Orange: The Complete Collection by Ichigo Takano

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Orange: The Complete Collection Volume 2 falls one spot to number two in its second week on the list.

3. Black Butler Volume 22 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 22 moves back up five spots to number three in its third week on the list.

4. Food Wars! Volume 12 by Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki and Yuki Morisaki

VIZ Media’s release of Food Wars! Volume 12 enters the list at number four.

5. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls one spot to number five in its 41st week on the list.

6. Assassination Classroom Volume 10 by Yusei Matsui

VIZ Media’s release of Assassination Classroom Volume 10 enters the list at number six.

7. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 moves back up three spots to number seven in its 28th week on the list.

8. A Silent Voice Volume 7 by Yoshitoki Oima

Kodansha Comics’ release of A Silent Voice Volume 7 falls six spots to number eight in its second week on the list.

9. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 9 by Takaya Kagami and Yamato Yamamoto

VIZ Media’s release of Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 9 enters the list at number nine.

10. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 falls five spots to number ten in its eighth week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List:May 29-June 4, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of May 29-June 4, 2016, according to The New York Times.

1. Orange: The Complete Collection by Ichigo Takano

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Orange: The Complete Collection Volume 2 enters the list at number one.

2. A Silent Voice Volume 7 by Yoshitoki Oima

Kodansha Comics’ release of A Silent Voice Volume 7 enters the list at number two.

3. Yotsuba&! Volume 13 by Kiyohiko Azuma

Yen Press’ release of Yotsuba&! Volume 13 falls two spots to number three in its second week on the list.

4. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 moves back up one spot to number four in its 40th week on the list.

5. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 moves back up five spots to number five in its seventh week on the list.

6. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 falls three spots to number six in its 48th week on the list.

7. Monster Musume: I Heart Monster Girls Volume 1 by OKAYADO

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Monster Musume: I Heart Monster Girls moves back up two spots to number seven in its third week on the list.

8. Black Butler Volume 22 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 22 falls six spots to number eight in its second week on the list.

9. One-Punch Man Volume 6 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 6 falls five spots to number nine in its fifth week on the list.

10. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 re-enters at number ten in its 27th week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: May 22-28, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of May 22-28, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Yotsuba&! Volume 13 by Kiyohiko Azuma

Yen Press’ release of Yotsuba&! Volume 13 enters the list at number one.

2. Black Butler Volume 22 by Yana Toboso

Yen Press’ release of Black Butler Volume 22 enters the list at number two.

3. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up three spots to number three in its 47th week on the list.

4. One-Punch Man Volume 6 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 6 falls two spots to number four in its fourth week on the list.

5. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls one spot to number five in its 39th week on the list.

6. Trinity Seven Volume 5 by Kenji Saitou and Akinari Nao

Yen Press’ release of Trinity Seven Volume 5 enters the list at number six.

7. Devils’ Line Volume 1 by Ryo Hanada

Vertical Comics’ release of Devils’ Line Volume 1 enters the list at number seven.

8. Noragami: Stray God Volume 14 by Adachitoka

Kodansha Comics’ release of Noragami: Stray God Volume 14 falls five spots to number eight in this second week on the list.

9. Monster Musume: I Heart Monster Girls Volume 1 by OKAYADO

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Monster Musume: I Heart Monster Girls falls eight spots to number nine in its second week on the list.

10. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 bu Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 falls two spots to number ten in its sixth week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

English Cast Revealed for Black Butler: Book of Circus and Black Butler: Book of Murder

The English cast for Black Butler: Book of Circus and Black Butler: Book of Murder were announced during FUNimation’s panel at Katsucon.

The English cast for Black Butler: Book of Circus includes:

  • J. Michael Tatum is Sebastian
  • Brina Palencia is Ciel
  • Matthew Mercer is Joker
  • Tia Ballard is Beast
  • Mikaela Krantz is Doll
  • Michael Sinterniklaas is Dagger
  • Spike Spencer is Snake
  • Vic Mignogna is Peter
  • Rachel Robinson is Wendy
  • Christopher R. Sabat is Jumbo
  • Alex Organ is Doc

Ian Sinclair is directing.

Black Butler: Book of Circus will ship on April 19, 2016 in a limited edition Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo as well as in a standard edition.

The English cast for Black Butler: Book of Murder includes:

  • J. Michael Tatum is Sebastian
  • Brina Palencia is Ciel
  • Taliesin Axelrod is Arthur
  • Clifford Chapin is Charles Grey
  • Brandon Potter is Charles Phips
  • Aaron Roberts is Grimsby Keane
  • David Wald is Carl Woodley
  • Jamie Marchi is Irene Diaz
  • Tyson Rinehart is Georg von Siemens
  • Brandon McInnis is Patrick Phelps

Ian Sinclair is directing.

Black Butler: Book of Murder will ship on May 17, 2016 in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo.

Source: ANN

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Is Highest Ranking Manga on Diamond’s Graphic Novels List for 2015

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced its list of the 1,000 bestselling comics and graphic novels for 2015. VIZ Media’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by Shotaro Ishinomori ranked at #105 on the list of top graphic novels, making it the highest placed manga on the list.

The following manga also appeared on Diamond’s list:

  • #145: Attack on Titan 1 by Hajime Isayama
  • #149: Tokyo Ghoul 1 by Sui Ishida
  • #320: Tokyo Ghoul 2 by Sui Ishida
  • #330: Attack on Titan 15 by Hajime Isayama
  • #373: Attack on Titan 2 by Hajime Isayama
  • #374: One-Punch Man 1 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE
  • #386: Tokyo Ghoul 3 by Sui Ishida
  • #418 (tie): Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 7 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
  • #435: Big Hero 6 1 by Haruki Ueno
  • #436: Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga 2 by Jiro Kuwata
  • #449 (tie): Death Note Black Edition 1 by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba
  • #449 (tie): Naruto 69 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #451 (tie): Attack on Titan 16 by Hajime Isayama
  • #462 (tie): Naruto 70 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #500: Naruto 72 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #528: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1 by Akira Himekawa
  • #538: Sailor Moon 1 (Kodansha Edition) by Naoko Takeuchi
  • #572 (tie): One-Punch Man 2 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE
  • #610: Attack on Titan 17 by Hajime Isayama
  • #617: Naruto 71 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #682: Tokyo Ghoul 4 by Sui Ishida
  • #683 (tie): Attack on Titan 3 by Hajime Isayama
  • #685 (tie): Sword Art Online: Progressive 1 by Reki Kawahara and Kiseki Himura
  • #729 (tie): Kill la Kill 1 by Kazuki Nakashima and Ryou Akizuki
  • #773 (tie): The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask by Akira Himekawa
  • #825: Black Butler 1 by Yana Toboso
  • #828 (tie): Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 4 by Ryo Suzukaze and THORES Shibamoto
  • #921: Attack on Titan: No Regrets 1 by Hajime Isayama, Hikaru Suruga, and Gun Snark
  • #942: New Lone Wolf and Cub 4 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, and Hideki Mori
  • #964 (tie): Assassination Classroom 2 by Yusei Matsui
  • #979 (tie): The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 2 by Akira Himekawa
  • #993 (tie): Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 8 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
  • #995 (tie): New Lone Wolf and Cub 5 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, and Hideki Mori

Diamond also reported that VIZ Media ranked as the 10th highest-selling comic book and graphic novel publisher in 2015, with a 0.93% retail dollar share and 0.35% unit share for the year. The publisher shipped 270 graphic novel titles in 2015.

Diamond’s rankings include sales made to comic book specialty shops worldwide, and may also include sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores.

Source: ANN