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Jul 12

Other Manga/Anime News #19 (2012)

Instead of cluttering up the previous news post with addition of the Oricon sales figures, I thought I’d just make a new one. Plus there are a few bits of news concerning anime and that came out recently so yet again the format of the post will be slightly different. Also as a congratulations, this news post is celebrating Hiromu Arakawa-sensei’s success and is thus the “Silver Spoon Edition”

Here’s what’s what:

 

Another 1 million for Hiromu Arakawa-sensei

It has been announced that the 4th volume of Gin no Saji – Silver Spoon – will be receiving an initial printing of 1 million. This makes it the fastest ever 1 million printing achieved by any series published by Shogagukan and also signifies Hiromu Arakawa-sensei’s second work to pass the 1 million per volume printing milestone (the first was the monster hit Fullmetal Alchemist).

With very few manga actually receiving such insane printing figures and the ones that do include One Piece and Naruto, so it’s safe to assume that we’ll see an anime adaptation very soon.

 

 

 

A Nyaruko Part 2

According to the twitter account of the series, a higher up for the series mentioned that the anime Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is at a “turning point.” This may not mean much but it could very well be a sign of a possible season 2 for the series which just ended its run.

 

 

 

 

 

Hayate’s New Adaptation

We’ve already had confirmation from Shonen Sunday and the manga artist Kenjirou Hata-sensei that the Hayate no Gotoku (Hayate the Combat Butler) anime set to air this October (Fall 2012 season) is NOT a season 3 but a completely new adaptation.

Hata-sensei is involved with this anime and posted that the anime will follow the Heaven is A Place on Earth (anime movie for the series) methodology. He also mentioned how he’s busy with drawing the layouts for the new anime.

 

 

 

 

Anime Adaptation of Game

Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox, the new game developed by NIS (Nippon Ichi Software) has an anime in development.

[Source for All: ANN]

 

 

 

 

Shonen Champion’s 5 New Series

Akita Shoten’s Shonen Champion Magazine will have 5 new series running:

  1. Panda no Ko by Hikari Sumi
  2. Vs Earth by Yoshihiko Watanabe and Kazutomo Ichitomo
  3. Lalalalive by Sabu
  4. Ikiiki Gonbo by Eiji Mutsushi
  5. Meitantei Marnie by Katsuhisa Kigitsu

[Source: Manga New Japon]

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Oricon Sales Figures Jul 2nd – July 8th

01. Bakuman #20 – 331,355

02. Gintama #45 – 260,286

03. Toriko #20 – 248,708

04. Kuroko no Basket #18 – 246,605

05. Natsume Yuujinchou #14 – 222,711

06. Shin Tennis no Oujisama #8 – 206,609

07. Nurarihyon no Mago #22 – 167,832

08. Sket Dance #25 – 136,077

09. Medaka Box #16 – 112,216

10. Kuroko no Basket Official Fanbook – 96,890

11. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! #15 – 90,866

12. Nisekoi #2 – 73,216

13. Tajuu Jinkaku Tantei Psycho #17 – 58,925 (62,934)

14. Kaze Densetsu Bukkomi no Taku Gaiden Early Day’s #3 – 46,182

15. Sukidesu Suzuki-kun!! #16 – 44,132 (171,103)

16. Ookiku Furikabutte (Big Windup!) #19 – 42,537 (343,060)

17. Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) #18 – 41,254 (330,606)

18. Hanma Baki #35 – 41,148

19. Inu Boku SS #7 – 36,352 (322,634)

20. Binbougami ga! #13 – 34,406

21. Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan/Case Closed) #76 – 33,618 (449,098)

22. Kiss sis #10 – 33,455

23. Last Game #2 – 32,307

24. 360 Material #7 – 31,698 (131,710)

25. Kurogane #4 – 30,210

26. Black Bird #16 – 28,992 (126,379)

27. Kurosaki Shitai Takuhaibin #16 – 28,334 (30,018)

28. Psychometrer #5 – 26,368

29. Saki #10 – 25,202 (217,170)

30. Fairy Tail #33 – 24,568 (386,606)

[Source: Oricon]

A few things to note:

-The top 10 spots are held by Shonen Jump manga (New Prince of Tennis is in Jump SQ and the number 10 spot is Kuroko no Basket’s fanbook)

-Nisekoi’s second volume sold over 70,000 copies and this is apparently with some printing issues. It’s first week sales figures for it’s second volume also happened to be greater than Beelzebub’s and Toriko’s (to name a few).

-Bakuman’s last volume topped the chart as expected.

-Kuroko no Basket’s first week sales figures have gone up considerably since the anime started.

-Big Windup! and Space Brothers are now in their 3rd week in the top 30 and both have sold over 300,000 copies.

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