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2008's Top-Selling Manga in Japan, by Series
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Posted 1/2/09 , edited 1/2/09


One Piece is the Golden Boy of Shonen Jump since Dragon Ball

Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-02/2008-top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-series
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Aha, I knew that One Piece would be on top, although I don't really like it very much personally. Naruto, Nana, Bleach, etc.... those are given. I didn't know that 20th Century Boys and Rookies were that popular 0.0 No wonder the J-drama of Rookies was so highly rated. And let's not forget Nodame.

Question about the Gintama one... why is it just that volume? It seems really weird that just one volume of a series is so popular. Gintama itself is pretty popular in Japan, though...
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Posted 1/2/09
i thought naruto wuz #1
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Posted 1/2/09 , edited 1/2/09
Good to see soul eater up there.
I'm sure naruto is more successful internationally than one piece is.
It's a bit disproportionate though, as some manga release many volumes a year and some only one.
I doubt they divided their total by the amount of novels released during the year

Top 50 singular graphic novels are as follows, strangely enough, soul eater isn't even there, so this is some very strange information, someone is wrong.

1. One piece
2. One piece
3. Nana
4. One piece
5. Nana
6. Nodame Cantabile
7. Nodame Cantabile
8. Naruto
9. Naruto
10. Full Metal Alchemist
11. Full Metal Alchemist
12. Bleach
13. Hunter X Hunter
14. Hunter X Hunter
15. Boys over flowers
16. Naruto
17. Bleach
18. Bleach
19. Naruto
20. Kimi ni Todoke
21. Kimi ni Todoke
22. D.Gray-man
23. Pluto
24. Vagabond
25. Detective Conan
26. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
27. D.Gray-man
28. Detective Conan
29. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
30. D.Gray-man
31. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
32. Ookiku Furikabutte
33. Kuroshitsuji
34. Gintama
35. Bleach
36. Ouran High School Host Club
37. Ouran High School Host Club
38. Gintama
39. Kuroshitsuji
40. Real
41. Gintama
42. Yotsuba&!
43. xxxHOLiC
44. Detroit Metal City
45. Detective Conan
46. Saint Young Men
47. Ookiku Furikabutte
48. Saint Young Men
49. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
50. Detroit Metal City
Posted 1/2/09
I see NANA.
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i guess a lot of these manga readers are boys. . .
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Posted 1/3/09

gelz_143 wrote:

i guess a lot of these manga readers are boys. . .


It would seem shoujo does better internationally than it does within Japan.

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Posted 1/3/09
I guess One Piece really is popular in Japan, though I don't care about it that much.
So these are mostly on the Shounen genre, eh?
Hurrah to Reborn and Soul Eater =D
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Posted 1/3/09
Yeah, good old One Piece at the top.

NANA is a good piece also, good one.
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Posted 1/3/09
All the top 10 have either a movie or anime series and the top 50 singular are pretty much the same to my knowledge.
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Posted 1/3/09
yey.. NANA!
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Posted 1/3/09
not surprised about one piece
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Posted 1/5/09

gelz_143 wrote:

i guess a lot of these manga readers are boys. . .


It's more based on the thought that females are fine with action, but boys with shoujo (especially high school mushy cheesy love romance) ...not so much. 'Shonen' just naturally has a broader audience.
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Posted 2/28/09
OnePiece is best
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Posted 2/28/09
i like none of those listed except...Bleach, Nana and Naruto
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