Sunday, August 21, 2011

Top 25 Manga in America

American publishing industry figures for the top selling manga franchises help underline the superior taste of American audiences when it comes to manga, and (rather more surprisingly) the fact that US manga fans have apparently forsaken the shonen manga holy trinity… The "Top 25" chart is based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.

The ranking, based on estimated manga sales in the first half of 2011:

    1. Naruto

    2. Bleach

    3. Vampire Knight

    4. Black Butler

    5. Death Note

    6. Blackbird

    7. Rosario + Vampire

    8. Fullmetal Alchemist

    9. Dragonball & DBZ

    10. Soul Eater

    11. One Piece

    12. Maximum Ride

    13. Alice in the Country of Hearts

    14. Hetalia

    15. Yu-Gi-Oh!

    16. Pandora Hearts

    17. Bakuman

    18. Fruits Basket

    19. Dendeki Daisy

    20. D. Gray Man

    21. Yotsuba!

    22. Ouran High School Host Club

    23. Shugo Chara

    24. K-On!

    25. High School of the Dead

That One Piece places so poorly, whilst K-ON! and Highschool of the Dead manage to make an appearance amidst the otherwise all but unchallenged shonen and shoujo domination, rather suggests (some) change is in the air.

via Sankakucomplex


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