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    Bakuman's Manga Sales Ranking in Japan

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    Credits: http://myanimelist.net/ and http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/obc/w/
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    Old reason why I made this info:

    Some folks are worried if our Bakuman is doing good to have an anime...
    So when I got free time, I tried to gather data of manga sales ranking since
    questionnaires ranking are private to mangaka i guess? so here's the quick summary...

    Quick Summary:

    Volume 1:
    January 5-11, 2009 = 4th [154,675 (w/in stated Week), 154,675(Total)]
    January 12-18, 2009 = 9th [38,176 (w/in stated Week), 192,852(Total)]

    Volume 2:
    March 2-8, 2009 = 2nd [228,056 (w/in stated Week), 228,056 (Total)]
    March 9-15, 2009 = 7th [62,947 (w/in stated Week), 291,003 (Total)]

    Volume 3:
    July 1-7, 2009 = 4th [200,369 (w/in stated Week), 200,369 (Total)]
    July 8-14, 2009 = 6th [67,541 (w/in stated Week), 267,910 (Total)]

    Volume 4:
    Aug 3-9, 2009 = 3rd [242,745 (w/in stated Week), 242,745 (Total)]
    Aug 10-16, 2009 = 9th [66,110 (w/in stated Week), 308,855 (Total)]

    Volume 5:
    Nov 2-8, 2009 = 3rd [218,751 (w/in stated Week), 218,751 (Total)]
    Nov 9-15, 2009 = 4th [59,070 (w/in stated Week), 277,821 (Total)]

    Volume 6:
    Dec 28, 2009 - Jan 10, 2010 = 4th [259,867 (w/in stated Week), 259,867 (Total)]
    Jan 11-17, 2010 = 13th [44,290 (w/in stated Week), 304,157 (Total)]

    Volume 7:
    Mar 1-7, 2010 = 4th [217,531 (w/in stated Week), 217,531 (Total)]
    Mar 8-14, 2010 = 6th [78,635 (w/in stated Week), 296,166 (Total)]
    Mar 15-21, 2010 = 25th [28,843 (w/in stated Week), 325,009 (Total)]

    Volume 8:
    Apr 26-May 2, 2010 = 6th [182,267 (w/in stated Week), 182,267 (Total)]
    May 3-9, 2010 = 5th [119,802 (w/in stated Week), 302,069 (Total)]
    May 10-16, 2010 = 13th [29,979 (w/in stated Week), 332,048 (Total)]

    Fiscal Year Ranking by Volume
    2009, 1st Half = Volume 2 - 28th [394,567 (Total)]
    2009, 1st Half = Volume 1 - 29th [381,633 (Total)]
    2009, 2nd Half = Volume 3 - can't find it
    2009, 2nd Half = Volume 4 - can't find it
    2009, 2nd Half = Volume 5 - can't find it
    2010, 1st Half = Volume 6 - 34th [406,073 (Total)]
    2010, 1st Half = Volume 7 - 36th [386,759 (Total)]
    2010, 1st Half = Volume 8 - 39th [347,297 (Total)]

    Fiscal Year Ranking by Series
    2009, 1st Half = 19th
    2009, 2nd Half = can't find it
    2010, 1st Half = 10th

    Spoiler show
    Last edited by sekida; June 03, 2010 at 01:25 AM. Reason: New Update! Bakuman's Volume 7-8 Sales + Fiscal Year 2010 Rankings!

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    By questionnaires ranking, do you mean this?:
    http://members15.tsukaeru.net/hamada.../jump0927.html
    currently Bakuman("Man Bac" for anyone who wants to google translate it) is ranked 10.
    doesn't seem to be doing so bad, but not so great either

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kibate View Post
    By questionnaires ranking, do you mean this?:
    http://members15.tsukaeru.net/hamada.../jump0927.html
    currently Bakuman("Man Bac" for anyone who wants to google translate it) is ranked 10.
    doesn't seem to be doing so bad, but not so great either
    Oh thanks for the link, thought the real deal was private to mangakas.
    Probably kids pulling it down, they like actual fighting stuffs unlike bakuman but still they're doing good.

    Here I go again, did summarize the questionnaire's ranking:

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    BAKUMAN's Rank in Questionnaires:

    Chapter 01 = 1st (of coarse, It's a new manga from Death Note creators! + catchy story line)
    Chapter 02 = 4th
    Chapter 03 = 8th
    Chapter 04 = 7th
    Chapter 05 = 5th
    Chapter 06 = 13th
    Chapter 07 = 13th
    Chapter 08 = 14th
    Chapter 09 = 7th
    Chapter 10 = 16th
    Chapter 11 = 14th
    Chapter 12 = 10th
    Chapter 13 = 1st (When Money & Intelligence entered in Akamaru and with ending of Eiji joining akamaru as well.)
    Chapter 14 = 10th
    Chapter 15 = 3rd (Azuki's moving + Saiko's curiosity of Azuki's short text messages, Money and Intelligence got published in Akamaru and ending with Hattori's declaration of their victory)
    Chapter 16 = 9th
    Chapter 17 = 5th
    Chapter 18 = 5th
    Chapter 19 = 4th
    Chapter 20 = 8th
    Chapter 21 = 7th
    Chapter 22 = 10th
    Chapter 23 = 4th
    Chapter 24 = 7th
    Chapter 25 = 7th
    Chapter 26 = 12th
    Chapter 27 = 8th
    Chapter 28 = 4th
    Chapter 29 = 1st (They entered Golden Future Cup + ending with KOOGY 'rock'er? appearance)
    Chapter 30 = 13th
    Chapter 31 = 14th
    Chapter 32 = 12th
    Chapter 33 = 8th
    Chapter 34 = 1st (When they finally got serialized + Eiji's promised + Azuki's Photobook + ending with Miura's (who the hell are you?) appearance)
    Chapter 35 = 7th
    Chapter 36 = 8th
    Chapter 37 = 13th
    Chapter 38 = 12th
    Chapter 39 = 13th
    Chapter 40 = no data yet...

    got idea to do with this ranking stuff,
    with this we can analyze how those questionnaires react to bakuman chapter by chapter...
    I'm pumped to reread lol.

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    MY CONCLUSION: (for now, with GOOD and BAD ranks)
    Seems like questionnaire rankings are bulls***, It only ranks up when main characters got progress.

    GOOD RANKS:
    - (1st) Money & Intelligence entered in Akamaru.
    - (3rd) Money & Intelligence got published + Hattori's declaration of their Victory in Akamaru.
    - (1st) They entered Golden Future Cup.
    - (1st) They got serialized.

    BAD RANKS:
    - (16th) They can't make a good name until they come up with 100,000,000 minutes and got published but it didn't make past Final 8.

    and yeah, kibate made a good point there is it also because the chapter have colored page? >.<

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    Last edited by sekida; June 12, 2009 at 08:54 PM.

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    interresting, all those chapters that got 1.place had color pages, also its the only chapters that got more than 1color page(though chaper11 and 40 he could have had 2 color pages too, but apparently he didn't made it in time and only drew black/white pages(you can tell those apart from the usual b/w pages by seeing them in a way better quality than the usual black/white pages)

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    Quote Quote:
    MY CONCLUSION: (for now)
    Seems like questionnaire rankings are bulls***,
    It ranks up only when main characters got progress.
    - Money & Intelligence got published.
    - They entered Golden Future Cup.
    - They got serialized.
    Isn't this the order that the chapters appeared in in the magazine, not the ranking they received...?

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    Quote Originally Posted by emba View Post
    Isn't this the order that the chapters appeared in in the magazine, not the ranking they received...?
    I'm sure it's not. Because there's an averaging stuff on their table, besides that there's a point difference as well. This point difference shows if the current average goes up or down from previous average.

    Sorry I can't put in a better english but I hope you get what I'm trying to say. ^^
    You may take a look at it as well: Questionnaire's Ranking - Google Translated

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    You do realize that the TOC doesn't rate the last chapter but the chapter 8 issues before? So the real ranking starts at chapter 9, everything before that gets placed by jump. Furthermore, series that have colour and/or title are not really ranked, but have fixed positions in the TOC.
    Just take a look in the Otaku Cafe WSJ 2009 discussion tread.

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    I think Bakuman is safe, until it pisses off someone in Jump with a joke gone too far or something. Then they are screwed, no matter how well they do on the questionnaires.

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo View Post
    You do realize that the TOC doesn't rate the last chapter but the chapter 8 issues before? So the real ranking starts at chapter 9, everything before that gets placed by jump. Furthermore, series that have colour and/or title are not really ranked, but have fixed positions in the TOC.
    Just take a look in the Otaku Cafe WSJ 2009 discussion tread.
    that doesn't make any sense, they state clearly in bakuman that the first few chapters DO get votes and everything. Remember this whole "with his first chapter he got 1st. then on his second chapter 3rd. while i got with my first chapter 1st. too but on my second 9th. (and so on) etc.

    and it would be pretty dumb to let color chapters get first just like that. I think they mentioned in bakuman too that color pages gives you a boost because the readers like them

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    UPDATE: Japan's Manga Sales Ranking for Fiscal Year

    Fiscal Year
    2009, 1st Half = Volume 2 - 28th [394,567 (Total)]
    2009, 1st Half = Volume 1 - 29th [381,633 (Total)]

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    *1, 1,801,877 One Piece vol.53
    *2, 1,778,239 One Piece vol.52
    *3, 1,418,089 NANA vol.21
    *4, 1,170,718 Fullmetal Alchemist vol.21
    *5, 1,131,145 Naruto vol.45
    *6, 1,068,430 Fullmetal Alchemist vol.22
    *7, *,927,610 Bleach vol.36
    *8, *,907,714 Bleach vol.35
    *9, *,864,708 Naruto vol.46
    10, *,822,238 Bleach vol.38

    11, *,685,186 Kimi ni Todoke vol.8
    12, *,677,411 Saint Young Men vol.3
    13, *,619,501 Kuroshitsuji vol.6
    14, *,611,100 D.Gray-man vol.17
    15, *,598,192 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! vol.23
    16, *,593,589 Detective Conan vol.64
    17, *,589,656 Pluto vol.7
    18, *,572,946 Vagabond vol.29
    19, *,557,839 Gintama vol.26
    20, *,493,768 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! vol.24

    21, *,551,920 Glass Mask vol.43
    22, *,545,496 Gintama vol.27
    23, *,493,768 Gintama vol.28
    24, *,465,760 xxxHOLiC vol.14
    25, *,441,939 3 Gatsu no Lion vol.2
    26, *,402,965 Moyashimon vol.7
    27, *,394,567 Bakuman vol.2
    28, *,381,633 Bakuman vol.1

    29, *,376,340 Hayate The Combat Butler! vol.18
    30, *,374,257 Ouran High School Host Club vol.14

    Another Update: Weekly Manga Sales Ranking for second week of volume 3 as well.
    Last edited by sekida; June 17, 2009 at 09:07 PM.

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    Ohbata tekeshi'S art has been lacking recently....his art is almost having an identity crisis..........and i dont mean when he started bakuman either, i mean recently in the series...

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    Quote Originally Posted by romaninja View Post
    Ohbata tekeshi'S art has been lacking recently....his art is almost having an identity crisis..........and i dont mean when he started bakuman either, i mean recently in the series...
    i don't think this is the right place to discuss that, but i don't see much difference between ch1 and the current one. Not to mention that the current chapter actually had only one panel that was drawn differently(the joke panel with hiramura)

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kibate View Post
    i don't think this is the right place to discuss that, but i don't see much difference between ch1 and the current one. Not to mention that the current chapter actually had only one panel that was drawn differently(the joke panel with hiramura)
    i mean that may be why his volumes arent selling as well....oh the current one is good, but some of the ones right before it, had some weird looking characters... myoshi's eyes were not normal, neither were any other characters(but in a smaller way)and faces were drawn sometimes oddly.....mostly myoshi's been looking different though......

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    intresting sales ranking and stuff i was looking for it on my own coudlnt find it.... i thought naruto would be more popular lol

    Currently following One Piece, Fairy Tail, Bakuman, Naruto, Bleach, & FMA

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    Re: Bakuman Rank (@ Japan's Weekly Manga Sales Ranking)

    Thanks for the stats, it seems Bakuman won't be cancelled anytime soon...
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Mojito View Post
    intresting sales ranking and stuff i was looking for it on my own coudlnt find it.... i thought naruto would be more popular lol
    OP is more popular in Japan, the rest of the world seems to think that Naruto is the best manga around, sigh.

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