"Naruto" Manga Last Volume Tops Weekly Manga Chart in Japan

Masashi Kishimoto's illustration book ranks 3rd in the book chart

According to the latest Oricon weekly manga sales chart, the last 72nd volume of Masashi Kishimoto's long-running action manga series Naruto, which was released in Japan on February 4, sold an impressive 874,120 copies in its first week, becoming the top-selling manga of the week. Kishimoto finished the manga's 15-year serialization with 700 chapters on Weekly Shonen Jump last November.

 

The second popular manga was Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi 16th volume with 196,123 copies. As a reference, the last 30th volume of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's basketball-themed manga Kuroko's Basketball sold 337,000 copies in its first week in December 2014.

 

In addition, Akira Higashiyama's novelization "-Naruto- Kakashi Hiden Hyouten no Ikazuchi" ranked 2nd

in the weekly book sales chart selling 60,611 copies, alongside Kishimoto's own "-Naruto- Illustration

Collection: Uzumaki Naruto" in 3rd with 42,812 copies.

 

 

"Naruto" 72nd volume

 

"-Naruto- Kakashi Hiden Hyouten no Ikazuchi"

 

"-Naruto- Illustration Collection: Uzumaki Naruto"

 

Source: Oricon

 

© Masashi Kishimoto Scott/Shueisha

 

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