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A classic manga title returned to North America with Sailor Moon Volume 6 from Kodansha Comics, the best-selling Manga title to the comics specialty market in August. In total, Kodansha Comics had two titles in the top ten for the month.

VIZ Media had four titles in the top ten, led by Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volume 9 at #9. Dark Horse Comics also had four titles in the top ten, with Blade of the Immortal Volume 25 the publisher's top book at #3.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 2.37 APR121134 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 06 $10.99 RAN
2 3 2.12 MAY121323 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
3 1 1.70 MAR120059 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 25 $19.99 DAR
4 4 1.65 MAY121325 BLEACH TP VOL 44 $9.99 VIZ
5 5 1.63 MAY121326 BLEACH TP VOL 45 $9.99 VIZ
6 6 1.28 APR120050 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 42 $12.99 DAR
7 7 1.16 APR121133 NEGIMA GN VOL 35 (MR) $10.99 RAN
8 8 1.11 APR120049 GANTZ TP VOL 24 $12.99 DAR
9 14 0.90 MAY121324 BAKUMAN TP VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
10 13 0.88 FEB120056 GATE 7 TP VOL 03 $10.99 DAR
11 9 0.87 JUN121364 SOUL EATER TP VOL 10 $11.99 HAC
12 11 0.87 MAR120060 DRIFTERS TP VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 DAR
13 15 0.60 JUN121363 PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA GN VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
14 16 0.59 JUN121360 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 13 $11.99 HAC
15 17 0.58 APR121131 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 20 $10.99 RAN
16 12 0.51 MAY121345 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 08 (MR) $17.99 VIZ
17 24 0.45 DEC111121 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04 $10.99 RAN
18 18 0.44 MAY121271 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 05 $12.99 ST.
19 26 0.42 MAY121191 AIR GEAR GN VOL 25 (MR) $10.99 RAN
20 23 0.42 JUN121362 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 08 (MR) $11.99 HAC
21 28 0.40 MAR121108 MILES EDGEWORTH ACE ATTORNEY GN VOL 01 (MR) $10.99 RAN
22 29 0.40 MAY121318 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 04 $10.95 RAN
23 22 0.37 JUN121359 BUNNY DROP GN VOL 06 $13.99 HAC
24 38 0.36 MAY121327 NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
25 42 0.34 MAY121329 TEGAMI BACHI GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
26 58 0.33 MAY121347 MAMESHIBA HOW TO BE BEST FRIEND EVER SC $6.99 VIZ
27 33 0.32 MAY121353 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CLAN GN VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
28 45 0.31 MAY121339 KAMISAMA KISS TP VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
29 47 0.31 MAY121336 DAWN OF THE ARCANA TP VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
30 32 0.30 MAY121096 MAN I PICKED UP GN (MR) $12.95 DIG
31 48 0.30 MAY121337 AI ORE GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
32 31 0.30 APR121307 GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 13 (MR) $12.95 RAN
33 34 0.30 MAY121095 IVE SEEN IT ALL GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.95 DIG
35 20 0.29 APR121277 X 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 03 $19.99 VIZ
34 40 0.29 MAR121102 CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 06 $10.99 RAN
36 51 0.29 MAY121331 ULTIMO GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
37 19 0.28 MAY121198 NEGIMA OMNIBUS GN VOL 05 (MR) $19.99 RAN
38 25 0.28 MAY121151 COLORFUL HARVEST GN (A) $17.95 801
40 21 0.28 JUN121358 BETRAYAL KNOWS MY NAME GN VOL 04 (MR) $18.99 HAC
39 53 0.28 MAY121335 DEVIL & HER LOVE SONG GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
41 37 0.27 JUN121357 BAMBOO BLADE TP VOL 14 $11.99 HAC
42 39 0.27 MAY121344 IKIGAMI ULTIMATE LIMIT GN VOL 08 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
43 54 0.27 JUL073962 UZUMAKI GN VOL 01 2ND ED (MR) $9.99 VIZ
44 27 0.27 MAY121272 I DONT LIKE YOU AT ALL BIG BROTHER GN COLL ED VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 ST.
45 30 0.26 MAY121332 INU YASHA VIZBIG ED GN VOL 12 $17.99 VIZ
46 43 0.26 JUL111150 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
47 46 0.26 JUN121184 FAIRY TAIL GN KODANSHA ED VOL 12 (NOTE PRICE) $10.99 RAN
48 72 0.26 JUN121353 VOLTRON FORCE GN VOL 03 $7.99 VIZ
49 44 0.25 MAY121343 DOROHEDORO GN VOL 07 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
50 57 0.25 FEB121080 SHUGO CHARA CHAN GN VOL 04 $8.99 RAN

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