"Naruto" and "Sailor Moon" Top List of 2011's Top 100 Best Selling Manga

Kondasha makes incursion into Viz's dominance of top 10

Diamond, which distributes books to specialty comic shops, followed their earlier list of top graphic novel sales for 2011 with an alternative, manga centric view of the data. This one grounds the manga releases, and captures some titles that didn't make their way onto the graphic novels. Below, see the story of how Sailor Moon and Naruto fought for the top spot.

 

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEXITEM CODEDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1 3 4.18 NOV101064 NARUTO TP VOL 50 $9.99 VIZ
2 1 4.03 JUL111150 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
3 6 3.65 MAR111299 NARUTO TP VOL 51 $9.99 VIZ
4 14 3.03 JUN111269 NARUTO TP VOL 52 $9.99 VIZ
5 7 2.87 JUL111144 CODENAME SAILOR V TP VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
6 12 2.70 SEP111140 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
7 4 2.66 NOV101099 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 HAC
8 21 2.54 SEP111276 NARUTO TP VOL 53 $9.99 VIZ
9 24 2.35 DEC101080 BLEACH TP VOL 34 $9.99 VIZ
10 2 2.25 SEP100113 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 23 SCARLET SWORDS $19.99 DAR
11 16 2.09 MAY110051 BERSERK TP VOL 35 $14.99 DAR
12 22 2.09 SEP111134 CODENAME SAILOR V TP VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
13 30 2.07 OCT101184 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 24 $9.99 VIZ
14 18 2.05 NOV101098 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 04 $11.99 HAC
15 13 2.01 FEB111218 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 02 (MR) $13.99 HAC
16 19 1.97 FEB111217 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 05 $11.99 HAC
17 33 1.96 MAR111314 BLEACH TP VOL 35 $9.99 VIZ
18 38 1.90 JUN111266 BLEACH TP VOL 36 $9.99 VIZ
19 37 1.89 DEC101082 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
20 15 1.85 MAR110027 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 25 FOX HUNT $16.99 DAR
21 5 1.85 JUL111296 TWILIGHT MANGA GN VOL 02 $19.99 HAC
22 45 1.80 MAR111305 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 25 $9.99 VIZ
23 47 1.77 SEP111272 BLEACH TP VOL 37 $9.99 VIZ
24 9 1.76 JUN110040 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 24 MASSACRE $19.99 DAR
25 32 1.64 MAR111186 NEGIMA GN VOL 29 (MR) $10.99 RAN
26 57 1.61 JUN111289 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 26 $9.99 VIZ
27 29 1.60 MAY111272 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 06 $11.99 HAC
28 23 1.60 MAY111275 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 03 (MR) $13.99 HAC
29 59 1.55 APR111224 YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
30 58 1.53 JUN110039 GATE 7 TP VOL 01 $10.99 DAR
31 61 1.52 SEP111285 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 27 $9.99 VIZ
32 41 1.52 SEP100116 GANTZ TP VOL 15 (MR) $12.99 DAR
33 40 1.51 APR110040 DRIFTERS VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 DAR
34 81 1.51 JUL053236 DEATH NOTE TP VOL 01 $7.99 VIZ
35 42 1.50 MAY111126 NEGIMA GN VOL 30 (MR) $10.99 RAN
36 63 1.49 OCT101183 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ
37 36 1.48 AUG111274 YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 10 $11.99 HAC
38 60 1.48 AUG100062 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 37 $10.99 DAR
39 46 1.46 JUL111147 NEGIMA GN VOL 31 (MR) $10.99 RAN
40 67 1.45 MAR111295 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
41 62 1.44 DEC100088 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 38 $10.99 DAR
42 48 1.43 NOV100048 GANTZ TP VOL 16 (MR) $12.99 DAR
43 27 1.41 AUG111268 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 04 (MR) $13.99 HAC
44 20 1.37 MAR110066 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA DARK HORSE OMNIBUS ED VOL 02 $19.99 DAR
45 44 1.37 AUG111264 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 07 $11.99 HAC
46 69 1.36 APR110041 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 39 $10.99 DAR
47 73 1.35 NOV101065 BAKUMAN TP VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
48 52 1.35 JAN110133 GANTZ TP VOL 17 (MR) $12.99 DAR
49 56 1.34 SEP111138 NEGIMA GN VOL 32 (MR) $10.99 RAN
50 113 1.33 JUL084337 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 01 OCARINA OF TIME PT 1 $7.99 VIZ
51 74 1.32 MAY111247 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
52 54 1.32 APR110038 GANTZ TP VOL 18 (MR) $12.99 DAR
53 79 1.28 JAN111367 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
54 51 1.26 SEP108189 SOUL EATER TP VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
55 143 1.25 NOV101073 POKEMON ADVENTURES PLATINUM GN VOL 01 $7.99 VIZ
56 82 1.25 NOV101067 ONE PIECE TP VOL 56 $9.99 VIZ
57 55 1.22 APR111245 SOUL EATER TP VOL 06 $11.99 HAC
58 105 1.21 NOV100046 NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 08 $9.99 DAR
59 90 1.21 JUL111277 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
60 64 1.21 JUN110041 GANTZ TP VOL 19 $12.99 DAR
61 50 1.21 MAR111279 MEGA MAN GIGAMIX TP VOL 01 $12.95 UDO
62 66 1.21 APR111079 GHOST IN SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX GN VOL 01 (MR) $10.99 RAN
63 97 1.17 MAR111302 BAKUMAN TP VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
64 87 1.17 SEP100117 NGE CAMPUS APOCALYSE TP VOL 02 $10.99 DAR
65 100 1.17 JUL111264 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
66 98 1.16 MAR111325 ONE PIECE TP VOL 57 $9.99 VIZ
67 110 1.16 OCT101186 CLAYMORE TP VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ
68 103 1.15 APR111223 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
69 104 1.15 JAN111363 BAKUMAN TP VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
70 70 1.14 AUG110047 GANTZ TP VOL 20 $12.99 DAR
71 163 1.13 STAR19164 NARUTO TP VOL 01 $7.95 VIZ
72 94 1.12 MAR110920 LUCKY STAR GN VOL 08 $10.99 BAN
73 102 1.11 AUG110048 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 40 $10.99 DAR
74 121 1.09 SEP111273 ONE PIECE TP VOL 59 $9.99 VIZ
75 178 1.08 SEP084329 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 02 OCARINA OF TIME PT 2 $7.99 VIZ
76 77 1.08 DEC101055 WARCRAFT SHADOW WING GN VOL 02 NEXUS POINT $12.99 TOK
77 53 1.08 NOV101063 DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP $14.99 VIZ
78 112 1.08 NOV100047 NGE CAMPUS APOCALYSE TP VOL 03 $10.99 DAR
79 31 1.08 MAR110065 MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH DH OMNIBUS ED VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
80 34 1.07 MAR100080 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA DARK HORSE OMNIBUS ED VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
81 129 1.06 JUL111278 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
82 72 1.06 AUG111271 SOUL EATER TP VOL 07 $11.99 HAC
83 131 1.06 JUL111271 ONE PIECE TP VOL 58 $9.99 VIZ
84 127 1.05 MAY111244 BAKUMAN TP VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
85 137 1.03 OCT101177 INU YASHA TP VOL 56 $9.99 VIZ
86 142 1.03 MAR111294 OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ
87 76 1.02 NOV101102 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 04 $11.99 HAC
88 8 1.02 FEB111074 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 06 (MR) $29.99 RAN
89 140 1.01 DEC101078 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
90 130 1.01 FEB110040 NGE CAMPUS APOCALYSE TP VOL 04 $10.99 DAR
91 43 0.99 MAR111309 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 VIZ
92 78 0.99 NOV101060 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 13 $12.99 VIZ
93 153 0.98 MAR111317 CLAYMORE VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ
94 65 0.97 MAR111300 NARUTO 3-IN-1 ED VOL 01 (NOTE PRICE) $14.99 VIZ
95 28 0.97 SEP090040 CHOBITS DARK HORSE OMNIBUS ED VOL 01 $24.99 DAR
96 68 0.95 JUL111251 MEGA MAN GIGAMIX TP VOL 03 $13.95 UDO
97 215 0.95 AUG053265 DEATH NOTE TP VOL 02 $7.99 VIZ
98 80 0.95 JAN111394 K ON GN VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
99 75 0.95 MAY111238 MEGA MAN GIGAMIX TP VOL 02 $12.95 UDO
100 93 0.95 SEP098121 HELLSING TP VOL 01 $13.99 DAR

 

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

 

Unit and retail dollar sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

 

The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Batman remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles' ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

 

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