NEW YORK TIMES’s MANGA BEST SELLER LIST
THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19,2009
The New York Times newspaper has listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on December 19.
[NEW LOOK TO LIST]The New Format For the Listings will be in Place Permanently in January 2010, as well with a New Logo.
|This Week||Weeks on List|
|1||NARUTO, VOL. 46, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Naruto’s friends are threatened, the mysteries of Pain deepen and Naruto must fight to protect his village.||12|
|2||BLEACH, VOL. 29, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Ichigo Kurosaki sees dead people and must help usher them safely into the afterlife.||3|
|3||VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 8, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Cross Academy has day and evening students, but the latter have a secret: they are vampires.||7|
|4||MAXIMUM RIDE, VOL. 2, by James Patterson and NaRae Lee. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Who knew having wings would be such a problem? Max and her gang travel to New York in search of answers about their past.||8|
|5||MAXIMUM RIDE, VOL. 1, by James Patterson and NaRae Lee. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Shouldn’t having wings be fun? That’s not the case for 14-year-old Maximum Ride and her friends who are hunted by a organization called “The School.”||2|
|6||DEATH NOTE: L, CHANGE THE WORLD, by M. (VIZ Media, $17.99.) The detective known as L is scheduled to die in 23 days. That leaves him with 22 days to stop a terrorist group from unleashing a virus upon the world.||7|
|7||FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, VOL. 21, by Hiromu Arakawa. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Two brothers harmed in a ritual that was half magic/half science seek the legendary Philosopher’s Stone to make things right. But others seek the weapon of alchemy for their own nefarious means.||5|
|8||SOUL EATER, VOL. 1, by Atsushi Ohkubo. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Maka, an arms expert, wants to turn the Soul Eater, her living scythe, into the ultimate weapon for Death.||8|
|9||YOTSUBA &!, VOL.7, by Kiyohiko Azuma. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Yotsuba, a little girl with a big personality, sees the wonder in everything. In this installment, she learns about cows.||1[ NEW TO LIST]|
|10||D. N. ANGEL, VOL. 13, by Yukiru Sugisaki. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) More about the curse of the phantom thief is revealed. And when Risa’s life is threatened, will Daisuke Niwa be able to save her?||3|