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Naruto and his friends continued their ninja adventures in Naruto Volume 57, the latest volume of VIZ Media's immensely popular manga and the best-selling manga title to the comic book specialty market in July 2012. In total, VIZ Media had eight of the month's top ten manga titles.

Also in the top ten was Yen Pres with two titles, led by Black Butler Volume 10 at #5.

TOP 50 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 2.43 APR121262 NARUTO TP VOL 57 $9.99 VIZ
2 3 1.59 APR121264 BLEACH TP VOL 43 $9.99 VIZ
3 4 1.58 APR121263 BLEACH TP VOL 42 $9.99 VIZ
4 6 1.16 APR121259 ONE PIECE TP VOL 63 $9.99 VIZ
5 5 1.13 MAY121352 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 10 $11.99 HAC
6 9 1.07 APR121273 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ
7 11 0.99 APR121268 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
8 12 0.88 APR121260 BAKUMAN TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
9 13 0.84 APR121265 CLAYMORE TP VOL 20 $9.99 VIZ
10 8 0.84 MAY121350 SOUL EATER NOT TP VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
11 17 0.79 APR121266 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 22 $9.99 VIZ
12 10 0.78 MAR121257 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 21 $12.99 VIZ
13 7 0.73 MAY121355 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 07 (MR) $13.99 HAC
14 1 0.60 AUG111223 APPLE SELECTION SC VOL 02 $39.99 UDO
15 16 0.60 MAY121354 DURARARA GN VOL 03 $11.99 HAC
16 18 0.60 MAY121357 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 11 $11.99 HAC
17 14 0.52 APR121215 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 ST.
18 26 0.48 APR121272 JIU JIU GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
19 28 0.46 APR121271 RIN-NE GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
20 31 0.44 APR121279 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 28 $9.99 VIZ
21 24 0.43 MAR121099 AIR GEAR GN VOL 24 (MR) $10.99 RAN
22 29 0.41 MAR128245 ZOMBIE KID DIARIES GN VOL 01 PLAYING DEAD $10.99 ANT
23 22 0.41 APR121217 JACK THE RIPPER HELL BLADE GN VOL 01 (MR) $11.99 ST.
24 23 0.40 APR121216 ANGEL PARA BELLUM GN VOL 01 (MR) $11.99 ST.
25 30 0.40 MAR128246 ZOMBIE KID DIARIES GN VOL 02 GROSSERY GAMES $10.99 ANT
26 34 0.39 APR121267 PSYREN GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
27 15 0.38 APR121305 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND $18.95 RAN
28 20 0.36 MAY121358 TWILIGHT MANGA TP VOL 02 $14.99 HAC
29 27 0.35 MAR121182 DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 12 (MR) $11.99 ST.
30 37 0.35 APR121274 DENGEKI DAISY GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
31 53 0.33 APR121287 MAMESHIBA WE COULD BE HEROES GN $6.99 VIZ
32 19 0.32 MAR121062 WANDERING SON HC VOL 03 $19.99 FAN
33 54 0.31 APR121284 WINX CLUB GN VOL 01 $6.99 VIZ
34 21 0.30 MAY121319 SAKURAN GN VOL 01 $16.95 RAN
35 41 0.30 APR121276 NATSUMES BOOK OF FRIENDS TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
36 32 0.30 APR121067 SECRETARYS JOB GN (MR) $12.95 DIG
37 35 0.28 APR121303 OOKU INNER CHAMBERS GN VOL 07 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
38 33 0.28 APR121066 FLUTTER GN (MR) $12.95 DIG
39 57 0.27 APR121285 WINX CLUB GN VOL 02 $6.99 VIZ
40 50 0.26 APR121270 CASE CLOSED GN VOL 43 $9.99 VIZ
41 25 0.26 APR121078 VELVET KISS GN VOL 01 (A) $17.95 801
42 38 0.25 APR121302 AFTERSCHOOL CHARISMA TP VOL 06 $12.99 VIZ
43 51 0.24 APR121278 ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
44 39 0.23 MAY121353 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CLAN GN VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
45 73 0.23 DEC070265 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES IN 31ST CENTURY TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC 
46 42 0.22 MAY121356 IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 02 (MR) $11.99 HAC
47 48 0.22 APR121130 ARISA GN VOL 08 $10.99 RAN
48 46 0.21 APR121226 AWKWARD SILENCE VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
49 44 0.19 APR121280 SKIP BEAT 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 03 $14.99 VIZ
50 36 0.19 APR121077 MY CUTE CROSSDRESSER GN (A) $17.95 801

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