New York Times Manga Best Seller List, August 15-21


The New York Times' Top 10 Manga Best Seller List

The New York Times's Manga Best Seller List of The Week

The New York Times newspaper has listed the manga bestsellers in the United States for the week ending on August 21. Young C. Kim’s graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampire novel stayed at #6 in its 23nd week on the separate Hardcover Graphic Books list.

MANGA BEST SELLER LIST } WEEK OF AUGUST 15-21
This Week Weeks on List
1 MAXIMUM RIDE, VOL. 3, by James Patterson and NaRae Lee. (Yen Press, $12.99.) Isn’t being a kid hard enough? For this group, who are also part bird, nothing comes easy. An F.B.I. agent steps in to help, but the evil “erasers” lurk around the corner. 1
2 ROSARIO + VAMPIRE: SEASON II, VOL. 2, by Akihisa Ikeda. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Tsukune Aono’s new school is filled with vampires and werewolves. And the girl he is interested seems to have eyes for him, but is it his blood she’s after? 3
3 BLACK BIRD, VOL. 5, by Kanoko Sakurakoji. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Misao Harada can see into a magical realm where she is the bride demon of prophecy. How will she survive the pursuit of demons who want the power in her blood? 3
4 NARUTO, VOL. 48, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The origins and true nature of Pain, Naruto’s arch nemesis, are revealed. 12
5 NEGIMA! MAGISTER NEGI MAGI, VOL. 27, by Ken Akamatsu. (Del Rey, $10.99.) Can Negi win the tournament of champions against Jack Ravan, a martial arts legend? 4
6 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, VOL. 23, 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. 4
7 BAKUMAN, VOL. 1, by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) This manga series is about Moritaka Mashiro, who enjoys drawing and Akito Takagi, a would-be writer, who team up to create a manga series. Will they survive the world of publishing? 3
8 D. GRAY-MAN, VOL. 18, by Katsura Hoshino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The protagonist: 15-year-old Allen Walker. The setting: 19th century England. His mission: to find Innocence, a substance used to create weapons to destroy the akuma demons. 3
9 VAMPIRE KNIGHT, VOL. 10, by Matsuri Hino. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The battle for Cross Academy continues as Headmaster Cross enters the fray. 11
10 BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 2, by Yana Toboso. (Yen Press, $10.99.) Sebastian is a loyal butler who moves easily from dinner parties to the underworld. Is he too good to be true? Is he even human? 12
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