Top 100 Manga: 2015

Originally published in the pages of Nintendo Power, the collected edition Shotaro Ishinomori's The Legend od Zelda: A Link to the Past, an adaptation of the best-selling Nintendo Entertainment System game, from VIZ Media was the best-selling manga title of 2015.

In total, VIZ Media had six titles in the top ten. Also among the top ten were Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 at #3, Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 at #4, One Punch Man Volume 1 at #7, Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 at #9, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Volume 7 at #10.

Kodansha Comics had three titles in the top ten, all part of the Attack on Titan franchise. Volume 1 ranked #2 for the year, Volume 15 ranked #5, and Volume 2 ranked 6.

Rounding out the top ten, Adam Warren's Empowered Volume 9 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #8.

TOP 100 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2015

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
GRAPHIC NOVEL
UNIT
RANK
OVERALL
GRAPHIC NOVEL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 105 92 5.99 MAR151495 LEGEND OF ZELDA LINK TO THE PAST GN $19.99 VIZ
2 145 279 5.03 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
3 149 272 4.97 APR151799 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ
4 320 615 2.91 JUN151640 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 02 $12.99 VIZ
5 330 672 2.87 FEB151487 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 15 $10.99 RAN
6 372 725 2.65 JUN121182 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
7 373 1004 2.64 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
8 383 502 2.58 APR150023 EMPOWERED TP VOL 09 $17.99 DAR
9 385 713 2.58 AUG151816 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ
10 417 1130 2.43 JAN151695 YU GI OH 5DS GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
11 434 794 2.36 NOV148159 BIG HERO 6 MANGA GN VOL 01 $12.00 HAC
12 435 957 2.36 APR150260 BATMAN THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA TP VOL 02 $12.99 DC
13 448 662 2.33 NOV101063 DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ
14 448 1200 2.33 JAN151694 NARUTO GN VOL 69 $9.99 VIZ
15 450 925 2.32 JUN151401 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 16 $10.99 RAN
16 461 1226 2.28 APR151805 NARUTO GN VOL 70 $9.99 VIZ
17 500 1273 2.18 AUG151802 NARUTO GN VOL 72 $9.99 VIZ
18 528 1270 2.12 MAR138188 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 01 OCARINA TIME PT 1 $9.99 VIZ
19 538 1006 2.11 JUL111150 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
20 572 1397 2.02 JUN158140 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
21 610 1176 1.95 SEP151460 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 17 $10.99 RAN
22 617 1487 1.94 JUN151648 NARUTO GN VOL 71 $9.99 VIZ
23 682 1189 1.81 OCT151775 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 04 $12.99 VIZ
24 683 1235 1.80 SEP121137 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 03 $10.99 RAN
25 685 1019 1.80 NOV141756 SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE GN VOL 01 $13.00 HAC
26 729 1143 1.74 JUN151580 KILL LA KILL GN VOL 01 $12.99 UDO
27 773 1627 1.67 DEC128232 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 03 MAJORAS MASK $9.99 VIZ
28 825 1168 1.59 SEP138279 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 01 NEW PTG $13.00 HAC
29 828 1482 1.59 JAN151496 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 04 $10.99 RAN
30 921 1536 1.48 APR141262 ATTACK ON TITAN NO REGRETS GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
31 942 1488 1.46 NOV140113 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 04 (MR) $13.99 DAR
32 964 1926 1.44 DEC141762 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
33 979 1888 1.42 NOV128187 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 02 OCARINA TIME PT 2 $9.99 VIZ
34 993 1975 1.40 AUG151810 YU GI OH 5DS GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
35 995 1543 1.40 FEB150113 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 05 (MR) $13.99 DAR
36 1001 1609 1.40 JAN131196 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 04 $10.99 RAN
37 1019 1492 1.38 AUG108203 BERSERK TP VOL 01 BLACK SWORDSMAN (MR) $14.99 DAR
38 1024 936 1.38 DEC141742 JOJOS BIZARRE ADV PHANTOM BLOOD HC VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ
39 1030 580 1.37 AUG090981 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 RAN
40 1057 2041 1.35 DEC141761 BLEACH GN VOL 63 $9.99 VIZ
41 1074 1670 1.34 SEP131224 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 09 $10.99 RAN
42 1079 2082 1.33 JUN151651 ONE PIECE GN VOL 75 $9.99 VIZ
43 1080 1239 1.33 FEB150045 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 29 TWO HUNDRED JIZO $17.99 DAR
44 1090 1136 1.32 APR151804 FRAGMENTS OF HORROR HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $17.99 VIZ
45 1102 3488 1.31 OCT141609 POKEMON XY GN VOL 01 $4.99 VIZ
46 1103 1105 1.31 NOV140103 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 31 FINAL CURTAIN (MR) $19.99 DAR
47 1104 2114 1.31 FEB151696 ONE PIECE GN VOL 74 $9.99 VIZ
48 1107 3468 1.30 JAN151563 POKEMON XY GN VOL 02 $4.99 VIZ
49 1144 2156 1.26 JUL151713 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
50 1148 2111 1.26 OCT141718 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
51 1157 1770 1.25 JAN141232 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
52 1179 2110 1.24 MAR138186 DEATH NOTE GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
53 1181 2189 1.24 DEC141760 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
54 1196 1753 1.22 JUN151638 ULTRAMAN GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ
55 1212 2243 1.22 MAY151640 BLEACH GN VOL 64 $9.99 VIZ
56 1226 1752 1.21 MAY150106 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 06 (MR) $13.99 DAR
57 1243 1858 1.20 APR131170 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 05 $10.99 RAN
58 1248 1567 1.19 DEC101081 DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP VOL 02 $14.99 VIZ
59 1280 1982 1.16 JUN151403 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 05 $10.99 RAN
60 1323 1840 1.14 SEP140283 BATMAN THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
61 1330 2395 1.13 SEP151699 ONE PIECE GN VOL 76 $9.99 VIZ
62 1347 1985 1.12 OCT131229 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 10 $10.99 RAN
63 1348 1902 1.12 AUG150077 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 07 (MR) $13.99 DAR
64 1359 832 1.11 AUG131498 UZUMAKI 3IN1 DLX ED HC $27.99 VIZ
65 1363 1669 1.11 MAR111300 NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ
66 1372 2360 1.10 DEC131338 DEADMAN WONDERLAND GN VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
67 1377 1228 1.10 MAR141196 THIS ONE SUMMER GN $17.99 ST.
68 1381 2438 1.10 SEP151709 BLEACH GN VOL 65 $9.99 VIZ
69 1382 1764 1.10 FEB151746 SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE GN VOL 02 $13.00 HAC
70 1388 2446 1.09 FEB138619 POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 01 RED BLUE $9.99 VIZ
71 1394 2022 1.09 SEP111140 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
72 1402 1063 1.08 FEB151687 GYO 2IN1 DLX ED HC $22.99 VIZ
73 1459 3993 1.03 APR151657 POKEMON XY GN VOL 03 $4.99 VIZ
74 1470 2127 1.03 JUN138211 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 08 $10.99 RAN
75 1473 2134 1.03 AUG141541 ATTACK ON TITAN NO REGRETS GN VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
76 1479 2137 1.02 SEP141478 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 14 $10.99 RAN
77 1488 2145 1.02 NOV131124 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 11 $10.99 RAN
78 1496 2154 1.01 JUL131180 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 06 $10.99 RAN
79 1508 1527 1.00 FEB151488 ATTACK ON TITAN JUNIOR HIGH GN VOL 03 $16.99 RAN
80 1509 1927 1.00 DEC141656 MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 06 (MR) $12.99 ST.
81 1513 2593 1.00 DEC141790 DEADMAN WONDERLAND GN VOL 07 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
82 1521 2619 0.99 SEP151697 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
83 1521 2074 0.99 JUN158305 BIG HERO 6 MANGA GN VOL 02 $12.00 HAC
84 1525 1534 0.99 DEC140172 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 08 $19.99 DAR
85 1566 1556 0.97 MAY150105 ASTRO BOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
86 1584 1937 0.96 MAR111306 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3IN1 TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ
87 1586 2354 0.95 SEP151462 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 06 $10.99 RAN
88 1601 2672 0.95 JAN138349 ONE PIECE GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
89 1608 2039 0.94 APR151688 PANDORA IN THE CRIMSON SHELL GHOST URN GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 ST.
90 1622 2318 0.93 JUN141304 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 13 $10.99 RAN
91 1635 1622 0.92 MAR150098 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 09 $19.99 DAR
92 1639 2340 0.92 JUN138210 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 07 $10.99 RAN
93 1639 2030 0.92 NOV141746 AKAME GA KILL GN VOL 01 $13.00 HAC
94 1645 1976 0.92 SEP141737 ALL YOU NEED IS KILL 2IN1 MANGA GN $14.99 VIZ
95 1648 2771 0.92 APR151808 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
96 1655 2773 0.92 APR151800 DEADMAN WONDERLAND GN VOL 09 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
97 1661 2362 0.91 FEB141327 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 12 $10.99 RAN
98 1665 2198 0.91 SEP098115 BERSERK TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 DAR
99 1670 2813 0.90 JUN151647 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
100 1675 4369 0.90 JUL151711 POKEMON XY GN VOL 04 $4.99 VIZ

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