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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    Quote Originally Posted by hehey View Post
    ^^Then why not just make a shojo magazine featuring action and nice art?, those things are not by any means exclusive to shonen or seinen (they are only a demographics).

    "Shonen manga for girls" doesn't make any sense, the whole point of the term shonen is that its made for boys.

    Also, girls are the only mostly buying the D-Grayman tanks too, but D-Grayman is still a shonen manga (it means nothing).
    GFantasy doesn't specify a demographic. It's not officially marketed to boys or girls. So it is technically neither shonen or shojo. Kuroshitsuji is explicitly for slash fans. Quite a bit of that anthology is aimed at fans of BL pairings.
    Last edited by Kaiten; April 18, 2010 at 01:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verilance View Post
    because if you forget the "ghastly" and almost unwatchable anime, Rosario + Vampire" it is actually a really good story.

    I have loved it since I first came across it and for the record I usually detest anything with the word "Vampire" in it.
    I only seen few episodes of the anime...so yeah (which was a panty-feast), so please excuse me for my description of it . I only watched it for Mizuki Nana anyway, CHURU CHURU PAYAPA ~ Disco lady ~ Disco Lazy ~

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten.Sama
    Kuroshitsuji is explicitly for slash fans. Quite a bit of that anthology is aimed at fans of BL pairings.
    Exactly. I remember a while ago, when Nabari no Ou anime was announced. Everyone who disliked BL ran away from it.

    GFantasy is just a magazine who isn't afraid to panda to fangirls. And it works, look at how sucessful Kuroshitsuji is (commercially). It also hires more female mangakas then your usual shounen magazine too (I think...). But has GFantasy turned away male fans? I know alot of male fans would dislike a series with any noticable BL understones. I don't care about yuri undertones in mahou shoujos...points at sig

    I wanted a totally girly sigature...

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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    I don't know about Japan but there are plenty of male Kuroshitsuji and Nabari no Ou fans online. I even know some guys who like Zero-Sum comics. Not everyone notices and a good story trumps all, I guess.

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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    @hehey
    I just found an article of an interview with the producer of Square Enix.
    Quote Originally Posted by ANN
    While he noted that Square Enix is planning a second season of the fujoshi anime Kuroshitsuji, he added that fujoshi is a difficult genre.
    I love how the producer actually admits a 'shounen' anime is a 'fujoshi' genre. He is made of win. Sqaure Enix has no shame in milking fujoshis...

    This part of the interview is relevant to this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by ANN
    After Fullmetal Alchemist aired, Fullmetal Alchemist and Naruto were among the top-selling comics in America. However, their American sales were about 1/20th to 1/10th the size of their Japanese sales.
    Not surprised at all. Even Twilight Graphic Novel only sold 55k (correct me if I'm wrong), and it's pretty darn big in America (or so I heard)

    I wanted a totally girly sigature...

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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    I don't think 55k is that bad (and remember, that was only the first week sales). In 2009, Yen Press sold a grand total of 330,962 graphic novels, so they are definitely on track to beat their entire 2009 revenue with the first volume of the Twilight Graphic Novel alone.

    You also have to consider the Eclipse movie coming up, and the hype machine that will accompany it. There's also the second Graphic Novel that should be out by the end of the year.

    I'd say that Yen Press is in good shape right about now.

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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    The graphic novel market is still small. Watch: over the next couple of years more and more money will go into promotion. The teen/young adult market is huge, quite a lot of manga is targeted to that age group. If VIZ has it's way seinen will cut into the American graphic novel market, which is predominantly older readers. Sink some actual money into promotion, partner with a book store and it could happen. As for the recent article about manga sales going down the last two years: all of retail slumped. Worst economic down turn since the depression will do that. Sales will rebound as retail rebounds.

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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    Well since it hasn't been posted here yet and I actually noticed it:

    April 11-17


    1. Rosario + Vampire Season II vol.1 1 Week

    2. Naruto vol.47 11 Weeks

    3. The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross vol.11 2 Weeks

    4. Yu-Gi-Oh! R vol.4 2 Weeks

    5. Dogs: Bullets & Carnage vol.3 1 Week

    6. Black Butler vol.1 12 Weeks

    7. Inuyasha vol.47 1 Week

    8. Vampire Knight vol.9 10 Weeks

    9. Soul Eater vol.2 7 Weeks

    10. Bleach vol.30 6 Weeks

    Really cool that Dogs is selling so well over here.


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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    No One Piece??

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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    This is the week after the One Piece take over. So I guess none of them stayed on for long.


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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    Wow, that was a fast guest appearance on the list by OP.

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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    Well the fact that so many were on the list is impressive. Especially considering how many are being released at a time right now (5 a month for those who don't know). When VIZ gets back to putting out one at a time, you can probably bet that it will hang around on the list a bit longer.


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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    Quote Originally Posted by Drmke View Post
    This is the week after the One Piece take over. So I guess none of them stayed on for long.
    anyone that wanted one already bought it the moment it came out so no sales the next week

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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    April 18-24



    (1) 3 wks (Rosario + Vampire Season Ⅱ 1) VIZ

    (2) 1 wk (Yotsuba&! 8) YEN PRESS

    (3) 12 wks (Naruto 47) VIZ

    (4) 1 wk (Spice and Wolf 1) YEN PRESS

    (5) 13 wks (Black Butler 1) YEN PRESS

    (6) 3 wks (The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross 11)

    (7) 3 wks (Yu-Gi-Oh! R 4) VIZ

    (8) 1 wk (Nightschool 3) YEN PRESS

    (9) 9 wks (Alice in the Country of Hearts Volume 1) TOKYOPOP

    (10) 8 wks (Soul Eater Volume 2) YEN PRESS


    April 25 - May 1



    (1) 1 wk (Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE 26) DEL REY

    (2) 13 wks (Naruto 47) VIZ

    (3) 2 wks (Yotsuba&! 8) YEN PRESS

    (4) 4 wks (Rosario + Vampire Season Ⅱ 1) VIZ

    (5) 14 wks (Black Butler 1) YEN PRESS

    (6) 1 wk (Fruits Basket: Banquet) TOKYOPOP

    (7) 4 wks (Yu-Gi-Oh! R 4) VIZ

    (8) 2 wks (Spice and Wolf 1) YEN PRESS

    (9) 2 wks (Nightschool 3) YEN PRESS

    (10) 9 wks (Soul Eater Volume 2) YEN PRESS


    May 2 - May 8



    (1) 1 wk (Black Bird 4) VIZ

    (2) 1 wk (Otomen 6) VIZ

    (3) 1 wk (D.Gray-man 17) VIZ

    (4) 1 wk (One Piece 44) VIZ

    (5) 3 wks (Yotsuba&! 8) YEN PRESS

    (6) 1 wk (One Piece 46) VIZ

    (7) 1 wk (One Piece 45) VIZ

    (8) 2 wks (Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE 26) DEL REY

    (9) 1 wk (One Piece 47) VIZ

    (10) 1 wk (One Piece 48) VIZ


    May 9 - May 15



    (1) 2 wks (Black Bird 4) VIZ

    (2) 14 wks (Naruto 47) VIZ

    (3) 2 wks (D.Gray-man 17) VIZ

    (4) 1 wk (InuYasha 48) VIZ

    (5) 15 wks (Black Butler 1) YEN PRESS

    (6) 5 wks (Rosario + Vampire Season Ⅱ 1) VIZ

    (7) 2 wks (Otomen 6) VIZ

    (8) 1 wk (Biomega 2) VIZ

    (9) 4 wks (Yotsuba&! 8) YEN PRESS

    (10) 2 wks (One Piece 46) VIZ


    May 16 - May 22



    (1) 1 wk (Black Butler 2) YEN PRESS

    (2) 3 wks (Black Bird 4) VIZ

    (3) 1 wk (Pandora Hearts 2) YEN PRESS

    (4) 15 wks (Naruto 47) VIZ

    (5) 16 wks (Black Butler 1) YEN PRESS

    (6) 3 wks (D.Gray-man 17) VIZ

    (7) 1 wk (Kobuto. 1) YEN PRESS

    (8) 1 wk (RIN-NE 3) VIZ

    (9) 5 wks (Yotsuba&! 8) YEN PRESS

    (10) 6 wks (Rosario + Vampire Season Ⅱ 1) VIZ
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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    Imma post to break this chain of double-posting :3

    I like seeing D. Gray-man up there...wish my damn bookstore would get volume 12

    Also, seems like Rosario + Vampire II is gonna sell as good as the first season.


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    Re: New York Times Manga Best Sellers

    Glad to see Rinne up there. I hope this means the whole same day release thing is working out for Viz. Maybe it would encourage them to do the same with other series. Plus, I like Rinne so there's also that .

    Oh, and from looking at the covers (as I haven't read most of the manga on these lists) I notice American's seem to be into the whole bishounen character design (well with a few exceptions *cough* One Piece *cough*). It's kind of weird when I'm looking at the covers and see all these serious looking "pretty" characters and then you see a cover with a guy who's a skeleton and has an afro .
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