New York Times Manga Best Seller List, September 19-25


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 September 25. Young C. Kim’s graphic novel adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight vampire novel dropped from #7 off the separate Hardcover Graphic Books list. It is the first time in 28 weeks that this book has not appeared on the list.

MANGA BEST SELLER LIST | SEPTEMBER 19-25 2010
This Week Weeks on List
1 HETALIA AXIS POWERS, VOL. 1, by Hidekaz Himaruya. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) From the publisher: “Get ready to brush up on world history with these handsome and hysterical personifications of the Axis Powers as they meet, become friends and form one of the most powerful alliances the world has ever seen.” 1
2 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. 6
3 BLEACH, VOL. 32, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) Ichigo Kurosaki sees dead people and must help usher them safely into the afterlife. 4
4 ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF HEARTS, VOL. 4, by Quinrose and Hoshino Soumei. (TOKYOPOP, $10.99.) Alice wanders into a very different part of Wonderland in this interpretation of the classic tale. In this new area of the fantasy land, every man is in love with Alice… and firearms. 4
5 NARUTO, VOL. 48, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) The origins and true nature of Pain, Naruto’s arch nemesis, are revealed. 17
6 DOGS, VOL. 4, by Shirow Miwa. (VIZ Media, $12.99.) In this dark future, the required elements for survival are sword, gun, courage and luck. 2
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? 8
8 SHAKUGAN NO SHANA, VOL. 6, by Yashichiro Takahashi and Ayato Sasakura. (VIZ Media, $9.99.) In the concluding chapter of this series, Shana, who wields a deadly sword, may be in for the battle of her life. 1
9 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? 14
10 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? 6
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