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Japan’s Weekly Manga & Light Novel Rankings for Apr 20 – 26

Here are the weekly Manga & Light Novel rankings for April 20th – 26th

Rank / This week’s sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

Manga

*1. 245,122 *,543,609 Nanatsu no Taizai Vol.14
*2. 182,431 *,386,783 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol.25
*3. 140,696 1,362,005 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.16
*4. 136,737 *,407,063 Detective Conan Vol.86
*5. 135,922 *,135,922 Giant Killing Vol.35
*6. 128,188 *,284,307 Kingdom Vol.38
*7. 103,106 *,103,822 Kamisama Hajimemashita Vol.21
*8. *96,232 *,*96,232 Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Vol.12
*9. *93,250 2,591,128 One Piece Vol.77
10. *84,289 *,173,712 Noragami Vol.13

11. *82,422 *,178,560 Magi: Sinbad no Bouken Vol.6
12. *77,795 *,*78,126 Oresama Teacher Vol.20
13. *74,187 *,*74,187 Isshuukan Friends. Vol.7
14. *68,318 *,314,620 Chihayafuru Vol.27
15. *66,591 *,*66,591 Toaru Majutsu no Index Vol.15
16. *63,587 *,*63,587 Tonari no Seki-kun Vol.7
17. *61,786 *,135,698 Hajime no Ippo Vol.110
18. *60,636 *,130,880 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Vol.5
19. *54,348 *,192,636 Suki tte Ii na yo. Vol.14
20. *53,958 *,*53,958 Kobayashi ga Kawai sugite Tsurai!! Vol.11

21. *47,234 *,105,410 Shura no Mon: Dai Ni Mon Vol.16
22. *40,877 *,*87,385 Mashiro no Oto Vol.13
23. *38,046 *,*38,046 Gurazeni: Tokyo Dome-hen Vol.2
24. *34,708 *,*75,060 Liar Game Vol.19
25. *34,567 *,*34,567 Dame na Watashi ni Koi Shite Kudasai Vol.6
26. *31,582 *,454,857 One Punch-Man Vol.8
27. *30,587 *,*30,587 Sugar*Soldier Vol.9
28. *30,086 *,*65,645 Minamoto-kun Monogatari Vol.7
29. *28,372 *,334,111 Shokugeki no Souma Vol.12
30. *28,293 *,*28,293 Tokimeki Tonight: Etou Moori no Kakeochi

31. *27,501 *,*59,260 Days Vol.11
32. *26,776 *,468,499 Arslan Senki Vol.3
33. *26,547 *,*26,547 Maoyuu Maou Yuusha: ‘Kono Watashi no Mono to Nare, Yuusha yo’ ‘Kotowaru!’ Vol.14
34. *25,398 *,*25,398 Kedamono Kareshi Vol.8
35. *25,379 *,492,367 Arslan Senki Vol.2
36. *25,225 *,*25,225 Honey Bitter Vol.11
37. *24,754 *,*24,754 Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost Vol.9
38. *24,675 *,531,408 Arslan Senki Vol.1
39. *24,639 *,*56,282 Gokukoku no Brynhildr Vol.13
40. *24,271 *,*50,898 Akechi Keibu no Jikenbo Vol.2

41. *23,900 *,*23,900 Itoshi no Muco Vol.7
42. *23,587 *,256,088 Owari no Seraph Vol.8
43. *21,935 *,349,083 Ore Monogatari! Vol.8
44. *21,703 *,459,695 Bleach Vol.67
45. *21,166 *,*47,847 Pumpkin Scissors Vol.19
46. *21,149 *,*71,280 Peace Maker Kurogane Vol.8
47. *20,793 *,*43,695 Tokiwa Kitareri!! Vol.2
48. *20,774 *,319,971 Nisekoi Vol.17
49. *20,454 *,*20,454 Takahashi-san ga Kiiteiru. Vol.5
50. *20,416 *,*20,416 Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator Vol.3

Light Novels and Anime/Manga related books

*1. 25,357 *25,357 Saikyou Series Vol.1 “Jinrui Saikyou no Hatsukoi”
*2. 22,052 *22,052 Okitegami Kyouko no Suisenbun
*3. 19,005 *19,005 Campione! Vol.18
*4. 16,986 *16,986 Fairy Tail Chronicle Vol.7
*5. 16,182 *66,875 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.7
*6. 14,785 *25,689 Amagi Brilliant Park Vol.6
*7. 12,910 196,382 Kagerou Daze Vol.6
*8. 12,785 *22,531 Meitantei Conan: Gouka no Himawari
*9. 10,923 *10,923 NEET dakedo Hello Work ni Ittara Isekai ni Tsuretekareta Vol.6
10. *9,601 **9,601 Ochitekita Naga to Horobiyuku Majo no Kuni Vol.7

11. *8,740 122,973 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.1
12. *8,690 102,836 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.2
13. *8,449 *86,220 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.3
14. *8,245 *82,902 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.4
15. *7,707 *95,328 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.5
16. *7,329 *68,033 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.6
17. *7,116 *79,866 Naruto Hiden Vol.3
18. *6,813 **6,813 Mahou Sensou Vol.11
19. *6,798 158,764 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.10.5
20. *6,795 **6,795 Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai Vol.3

21. *6,458 *87,223 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Vol.12.5
22. *6,238 *20,010 Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Vol.4
23. *5,580 **5,580 Dungeon wo Tsukurou Vol.1
24. *5,291 **5,291 Net Auction Otoko no Tanoshii Isekai Boueki Vol.5
25. *4,479 **4,479 Ore to Kawazu-san no Isekai Hourouki Vol.7

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

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Gangsta. Action Manga Gets TV Anime

Junichi SuwabeKenjiro TsudaMamiko Noto return from drama CD to lead cast of adaptation ofKohske‘s manga


The wrap-around jacket band on the sixth compiled volume ofKohske‘s Gangsta. manga is announcing on Wednesday that a television anime adaptation has been green-lit. The band also lists that the cast from the manga’s drama CD will be returning, with Junichi Suwabe as Worick Arcangelo, Kenjiro Tsuda as Nicolas Brown, and Mamiko Noto as Alex Benedetto.

The manga revolves around Nick and Worick, two men who take on jobs from both the mafia and the police in the town of Ergastulum, a rotten town filled with mafia, hoodlums, prostitutes, and dirty cops.

Kohske launched the original manga in Shinchosha‘s Comic @ Bunch magazine in 2010.Viz has licensed the series for North American release, and will ship the third compiled volume in English on August 19.

Via 0takomu

Thanks to Shiori S., CeaseActivity for the news tip.

Strobe Edge Shōjo Romance Manga Gets Live-Action Film

Creator Io Sakisaka‘s Ao Haru Ride manga also inspires TV anime, live-action film


The August issue of Shueisha‘s Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing on Saturday that a live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka‘s Strobe Edge manga has been green-lit. The shōjoromance manga ran in Bessatsu Margaret from 2007 to 2009.Viz Media published the 10th and final volume of the manga in North America in May, and it describes the manga’s story:

 

What is love, anyway? Ninako Kinoshita’s friends tell her it’s one thing, but Ninako wonders what this mysterious feeling really is. When she meets Ren Ichinose, a handsome, enigmatic guy who all the girls worship, her life takes an unexpected turn. With just a few words and a smile, he changes her world…

American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association named the manga in its 2014 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Sakisaka is now serializing another manga called Ao Haru Ride inBessatsu Margaret, and that manga is inspiring both a television anime this summer and a live-actionfilm this December.

 

Sailor Moon Crystal Gets 1 Million Views on Niconico in 2 Days

Niconico‘s stream of the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal has been viewed more than 1 million times in two days, and has approximately 250,000 comments. The Japanese simulcast stream on Niconico had approximately 140,000 viewers alone. Niconico is streaming the series in 12 countries.

Niconico will post the second episode, which will feature Sailor Mercury, on July 19. The new 26-episode series will stream worldwide twice a month for one year with Kotono Mitsuishi reprising the starring title role. The anime will also star Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, Rina Satou as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter, and Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus.

Sailor Moon Crystal is also streaming in North America on Crunchyrolland Neon Alley/Hulu.

Source: Oricon

Tonari no Seki-kun Manga Has Over 3 Million Copies in Print

The August issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Flapper magazine announced on Saturday that Takuma Morishige‘s Tonari no Seki-kun(My Neighbor Seki) manga has over three million copies in print.

The original manga revolves around a girl named Yokoi who sits next to a boy only known as “Seki-kun.” During class, Seki-kun continues to not pay attention and instead creates amazingly thorough little distractions, such as a detailed golf course with the course’s hole being a dent in his desk, or an entire dramatic war being played out by paper shogi pieces.

Morishige began his manga in Media Factory‘s Comic Flappermagazine in 2010, and it inspired an anime earlier this year. The manga was nominated in the 5th Manga Taisho Awards in 2012. Kadokawa will ship the sixth compiled volume of the series in Japan on July 23. Vertical has licensed the manga for North American release under the title My Neighbor Seki.

 

Viz’s Shonen Jump to Publish Rurouni Kenshin’s Shishio Spinoff

2-chapter manga tells story of how Shishio Makoto & Yumi Komagata met

The July 14 issue of Viz‘s English Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine will publish the first chapter of Nobuhiro Watsuki‘s “Honō wo Suberu –Rurouni Kenshin: Uramaku-” (Controlling Flame –Rurouni Kenshin: Hidden Chapter-) spinoff manga. The second and final chapter will run about one month later.

The two-chapter manga tells the story of how Shishio Makoto and Yumi Komagata met. The manga also tells the secret of how Shishio formed his organization, the Juppongatana. Shueisha published the first chapter in the August issue of Jump SQ. on Friday.

Shueisha revealed the manga in the June issue of Jump SQ. The tagline on the announcement read: “The flag-raising of the evil that evil fell in love with is finally being revealed.” Watsuki is penning the all-new work to accompany the two live-action films that are slated to open on August 1 and September 13 in Japan.

Novelist Kaworu Kurosaki had revealed at Otakon Las Vegas in January that her husband Watsuki is penning a manga about enemy characters.

Watsuki is put his Embalming manga on hiatus to draw the new manga, and he plans to resume the series with the start of the final arc this fall.

Watase: ‘Aiming to Resume Arata: The Legend This Fall’

Creator put Weekly Shonen Sunday series on hiatus in February

Manga creator Yuu Watase announced on her blog on Saturday that she is aiming to resume serialization of her Arata Kangatari(Arata: The Legend) manga in the fall, as well as release the fourth deluxe volume of the series at the same time. Watase later added that more specifically, she intends to aim for October. The manga has been on hiatus in Shogakukan‘sWeekly Shonen Sunday magazine since February.

Watase launched Arata: The Legend in Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2008, and the 23nd compiled volume shipped in Japan in April. Viz Mediapublishes the manga in North America, and it will ship the 19th compiled volume on September 9. Watase had mentioned in January that the manga’s story is heading toward the climax.

Viz Media describes the manga’s story as follows:

 

In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, Arata has the unfortunate honor of being the successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan. This means he has to pretend to be a girl or face death if his true gender is discovered! On the day of his inauguration, an assassination plot forces him to flee – and he somehow winds up in modern-day Japan! Meanwhile, a boy named Arata Hinohara gets sucked into the first Arata’s world and finds himself dealing with people after his life!

The manga received a 12-episode anime adaptation last spring, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Watase published several one-shots last year, including “Honma Kaidan” (Real Ghost Storiesand“Ano Koneko no Mirai wo Watashi wa Shiranai” (I Don’t Know That Kitten’s Future). Watase also endedher Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden manga spinoff in February 2013 after nearly 10 years of serialization.

Ao Haru Ride Anime’s 3rd Promo Prepares for July 7 Premiere

TV anime will adapt Io Sakisaka‘s youthful love story

The official website for the anime adaptation of Io Sakisaka‘s Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride)shojo manga began streaming the third promotional video for the show on Friday. The video introduces the supporting cast and features the opening theme song “Sekai wa Koi ni Ochiteiru” (The World is Falling in Love) by Chico with HoneyWorks and ending theme song “Blue” by Fujifabric.

Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has licensed the series for North America.

The anime will star:

 

Maaya Uchida (Noragami‘s Hiyori, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live‘s Wakana) as Futaba Yoshioka 


Yuuki Kaji (Guilty Crown‘s Shu, Attack on Titan‘s Eren) as Kō Mabuchi

Ai Kayano (Nagi no Asukara‘s Chisaki, Guilty Crown‘s Inori) as Yūri Makita

Mikako Komatsu (Nagi no Asukara‘s Miuna, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live‘s Ito) as Shūko Murao

Kenn (Samurai Flamenco‘s Anji, Hunter x Hunter‘s Phinks) as Aya Kominato

Daisuke Hirakawa (The Familiar of Zero‘s Julio Cesare, Hōzuki no Reitetsu‘s Momotaro) as Yōichi Tanaka

Ao Haru Ride revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kō Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kō again, this time under the name of Kō Mabuchi.

Ai Yoshimura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is directing the series at Production I.G.Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni TodokeUta no Prince-sama – Maji Love 1000%Sunday Without God,) is in charge of the scripts.

The 11th compiled volume of the manga will bundle an original anime DVD.

Sakisaka began her Ao Haru Ride manga in the magazine in 2011, and Shueisha is shipping the 10th compiled volume in Japan on Friday with a bundled drama CD. The manga was alsoranked as one of the top 20 shojo manga recommended by professionals in the fields of manga and publishing. Viz publishes Sakisaka’s Strobe Edge manga in North America.

Ore ga Ojō-Sama Gakkō ni ‘Shomin Sample’ Toshite Usarareta Ken Light Novel Gets Anime

Manga adaptation of romantic comedy story currently running in Comic Rex

Ichijinsha announced on Thursday that Takafumi Nanatsuki’s light novel Ore ga Ojō-Sama Gakkō ni ‘Shomin Sample’ Toshite Usarareta Ken (Story in Which I Was Kidnapped by a Young Lady’s School to be a “Sample of the Common People”) will get an anime adaptation.

Ichijinsha published the first volume of the light novel series in March, 2013, and it ran for eight volumes. A special edition of the seventh volume bundled a drama CD. Gekka Urūdesigned the characters for the light novel and Risumai draws a manga adaptation that is serialized in Ichijinsha‘s Monthly Comic Rex. The fifth compiled volume will ship on July 18 in Japan.

In the romantic comedy’s story, an ordinary high school boy is kidnapped by an elite young lady’s academy to be a “sample of the common people.” The school is full of sheltered girls who have never met male peers before.

Source: Comic Natalie

Akatsuki no Yona Shōjo Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime

Chiwa Saito plays princess in Pierrot anime of story by Mugen Spiral‘s Kusanagi

This year’s 15th issue of Hakusensha‘s Hana to Yume magazine is announcing on Saturday that a television anime adaptation ofMizuho Kusanagi‘s shōjo manga Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn or Yona, the girl standing in the blush of dawn) has been green-lit.

The manga is an “epic fantasy romance set in a country in ruins.” Since Yona is the only princess of a grand kingdom, she has been raised with great care by her doting father and protected by her childhood friend/guard Hak and others. However, her fate changes on her 16th birthday, when her beloved cousin Soo-won murders her father to claim the throne. She flees the castle to Hak’s hometown and begins her new life.

The anime will reunite the cast from the earlier drama CD adaptation, with new cast members:

 

Kazuhiro Yoneda (technical director on Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Rising-Aquarion Evol) is directing the anime at Studio Pierrot (The World Is Still Beautiful). Shinichi Inotsume (Hayate the Combat ButlerZettai Karen Children) is in charge of the series scripts, and Maho Yoshikawa(Amnesia) is designing the characters. Kunihiko Ryo (The Twelve KingdomsEmma) is composing the music with sound director Yukio Nagasaki (Ao Haru RideLove Live!).

Mizuho Kusanagi, the creator of Mugen SpiralGame X Rush, and NG Lifelaunched the Akatsuki no Yona manga in 2009, and Hakusensha published the 14th volume in April. The ninth manga volume bundled the drama CD adaptation.

Tokyopop published the two volumes of Mugen Spiral in North America in 2007, and also publishedGame X Rush and NG Life.