The highly-anticipated 13th volume of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series was finally released in Japan on November 27, two years and eight months after the previous 12th was released in March 2013. As expected, it easily tops the Oricon weekly manga sale chart selling an impressive 361,407 copies in its first week. The series has now a total of 13 million print run worldwide, and 2 million of which are published outside of Japan, including the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In addition, Kaiyodo' Revoltech Danboard Mini Amazon.co.jp Box ver., based on the series' famous cardboard box robot character, is chosen as the top-selling item of 2015 in the online store's figure section. It is the 7th crown for the character following 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
1st and 13th volume covers
Revoltech Danboard Mini Amazon.co.jp Box ver.
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