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PostSubject: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:11 pm

Oricon Manga sales from November 22, 2010 to May 22, 2011.

Top-Selling Manga by Series

1 One Piece -- Eiichiro Oda -- 23,366,030 -- Shueisha
2 Gantz -- Hiroya Oku -- 3,110,842 -- Shueisha
3 Naruto -- Masashi Kishimoto -- 3,035,593 -- Shueisha
4 Shingeki no Kyojin -- Hajime Isayama -- 2,613,851-- Kodansha
5 Fairy Tail Hiro Mashima -- 2,501,768 -- Kodansha
6 Bakuman. Story: Tsugumi Ohba / Art: Takeshi Obata -- 2,471,448 -- Shueisha
7 Kimi ni Todoke -- Karuho Shiina -- 2,421,162 -- Shueisha
8 Gintama -- Hideaki Sorachi -- 2,332,55 -- Shueisha
9 Bleach Tite Kubo -- 1,980,234 -- Shueisha
10 Toriko #12 -- Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro -- 1,836,000 -- Shueisha

Top-Selling Manga by Volume

1 One Piece #61 -- Eiichiro Oda -- 3,133,092 -- Shueisha
2 One Piece #62 -- Eiichiro Oda -- 2,698,663 -- Shueisha
3 Naruto #54 -- Masashi Kishimoto -- 1,178,643 -- Shueisha
4 Kimi ni Todoke #13 -- Karuho Shiina -- 1,120,177 -- Shueisha
5 Fullmetal Alchemist #27 -- Hiromu Arakawa -- 1,113,444 -- Square Enix
6 Naruto #55 -- Masashi Kishimoto -- 997,927 -- Shueisha
7 Nodame Cantabile #25 -- Tomoko Ninomiya -- 981,451 -- Kodansha
8 Saint Young Men (Saint O-nii-san) #6 -- Hikaru Nakamura -- 942,762 -- Kodansha
9 Bleach #48 -- Tite Kubo -- 822,941 -- Shueisha
10 Shingeki no Kyojin #3 -- Hajime Isayama -- 791,207 -- Kodansha
11 Bleach #49 -- Tite Kubo -- 646,700 -- Shueisha
12 Shingeki no Kyojin #4 -- Hajime Isayama -- 629,164 -- Kodansha
13 Shingeki no Kyojin #1 -- Hajime Isayama -- 605,915 -- Kodansha
14 One Piece #60 -- Eiichiro Oda -- 604,485 -- Shueisha
15 Yotsuba&! #10 -- Kiyohiko Azuma -- 593,878 -- ASCII Media Works/ Kadokawa Group Publishing
16 Shingeki no Kyojin #2 -- Hajime Isayama -- 587,565 -- Kodansha
17 Bakuman. #11 -- Story: Tsugumi Ohba / Art: Takeshi Obata -- 586,726 -- Shueisha
18 Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) #11 -- Yana Toboso -- 559,916 -- Square Enix
19 REAL #10 -- Takehiko Inoue -- 557,236 -- Shueisha
20 March comes in like a lion [Sangatsu no Lion] #5 -- Chika Umino -- 553,245 -- Hakusensha

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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:39 pm

Saint Young Men did that good? Thank God!
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:30 pm

Lol at the 20,000,000 jump from Gantz to One Piece.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:26 am

Should I start seriously reading One Piece?
Been reading other overly long shonen series, but hardly touched that one
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:10 am

Yes.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:07 pm

Kaio wrote:
Yes.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:09 pm

Maybe.

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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:11 pm

Nah.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:52 pm

Wait what is there more FMA?

I thought it had finished

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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:53 pm

I think that's just the final volume still selling.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:14 pm

I read that Thermae Romae is doing well, and that also pleases me. I wish they would just translate that, Voynich Hotel and Gisèle Alain.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:32 am

Hell yes Gantz!

Thats all I have to say.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:31 pm

Gantz is insanely awful unless you read it in a "this is so ridiculously stupid, it's great" kind of way.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:54 pm

Best manga ever made bub.

Well after Berserk.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:56 pm

Gantz' author's only accomplishment is that he is somehow able to make his characters look like the Uncanny Valley. Which is quite a feat, sad as it may be.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:02 pm

He uses computer editing and 3d effects in his manga. Nobody else really does that. It adds to the realism his art already has. If you've read it from the beginning to where it's at now hes gone a long way.

Plus he actually knows how nipples should look. lol I had to say that.

I could defend Gantz all day man.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:03 pm

Ace wrote:
He uses computer editing and 3d effects in his manga.

There are other mangaka who do that and those don't look like creepy Robert Zemeckis rejects.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:12 pm

And those manga artists are as successful as Oka Hiroya? Also he was the first iirc. His manga before Gantz, Zero One had a lot more but failed.

I just like how he borrows from pop culture and doesn't hide it at all. Hes an every mans man, and actively tries to please his fans. Unlike everyone else in your list.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:12 pm

Gantz isn't special, deep, or selective. It's like someone took Berserk, carefully cut around anything interesting and creative, shook out the fat and gristle into a bowl, and made a manga out of it. It's a bad manga written by a huge manchild.

This dude sucks so bad he managed to make an illustration affect the Uncanny Valley, THE FUCKING UNCANNY VALLEY. Which is all the worse because his inability to draw faces lines up with his inability to write people who feel human in either a cartoony or realistic sense.
Gantz is unnervingly inhuman. And not just the facial expressions but the body language too, the backgrounds, the lighting

Everything feels dead and sterile

I actually think it's a genuinely depressing manga, which would be fine if it was the intent, but it obviously isn't since it's supposed to be some sort of HUFF HUFF TITS AND GORE fanservice orgy.

I guess Gantz was sort of OK in a bad action movie way for awhile, but some really bad signs started filtering in like that ridiculous stupidity with the Lara Croft girl. But after everyone except the awful protagonist got killed by Buddha aliens the series completely flew off the tracks and straight into hysterical garbage.

Gantz is sort of the seinen version of Bleach, except at least Bleach's over the top character expressions don't come straight out of a horror film.

I don't have a problem with people liking Gantz because the author apparantly just wants to do some ridiculous shit and that's sort of entertaining to read (and very unlike Bleach where Kubo thinks he's writing Literary Nobel Prize material), but saying it's some kind of deep or well told story or something is ridiculous. It's pulp.
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:14 pm

Battle Angel Alita Last Order and Bastard!! had cgi art, yetsomehow these manga don't look like a gritty cgi version of the Thunderbirds, imagine that!
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PostSubject: Re: Japanese manga sales, first half of 2011   Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:26 pm

On the contrary. The dark and bleak way it looks was supposed to be that way. Every character up to the 3rd mission WAS supposed to die. He wanted to kill them and replace them with more attractive characters, which he did. Adding in Vampires, Psychics, Kung fu geniuses, Socio paths and psycho killers.

I personally like reading manga that takes place in the real world in a what if all this sci fi shit was happening atmosphere. It's realistic on that take. And it's fun and randomized nicely with the kills. Anyone can die, try say that about ANY manga. You can't.

Being in a Death game, attaining super powers, and fighting monsters. In and out of your real life. The art is also fantastic, and very well done to detail later in the series. I'm guessing you just read up to the Buddha mission and stopped. Which is the worst place. The anime and movie studios did the same thing.
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