December numbers and manga chart

It’s that time of the month again: ICv2 brings us the December direct market sales numbers for pamphlets and graphic novels. The short version is that comics were up 3 percent and GNs rose 11 percent, yielding a 4 percent gain overall.

Anyway, we’re all about the manga here, so here are the top-selling manga, pulled from ICv2′s graphic novel chart (the number in parentheses before the title is the ranking on the overall GN chart; the number after the title is estimated sales in comics shops only). Enjoy!

1. (4) Naruto, vol. 27 (4,862)
2. (5) Naruto, vol. 26 (4,777)
3. (6) Naruto, vol. 25, (4,755)
4. (15) Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 15 (3,353)
5. (47) Appleseed (1,879)
6. (52) Gunsmith Cats Omnibus, vol. 4 (1,801)
7. (66) Oh My Goddess, vol. 7 (1,509)
8. (71) Robot, vol. 4 (1,417)
9. (72) Welcome to the NHK, vol. 5 (1,367)
10. (73) Genshiken, vol. 9 (1,360)
11. (80) Gakuen Alice, vol. 1 (1,253)
12. (82) Dramacon, vol. 3 (1,246)
13. (90) Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, vol. 5 (1,160)
14. (93) Girls Bravo, vol. 10 (1,125)
15. (95) Naruto, vol. 23 (1,075)
15. (98) Air Gear, vol. 6 (1,061)
16. (100) Hana Kimi, vol. 21 (1,046)

It’s unusual to have more than one manga in the top ten, but Naruto conquers all. On the other hand, the rest of the list seems rather sparse. But then again, this is comics stores only.

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