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Naruto and his friends continue their adventures in VIZ Media's Naruto Volume 58, the best-selling manga title to direct market retailers in September.

In total, VIZ Media had five titles in the top ten, including Bleach Volume 46 at #4, Bleach Volume 47 at E5, One Piece Volume 64 at #7, and Bakuman Volume 14 at #10.

Kodansha Comics had one title in the top ten with Sailor Moon Volume 7 at #3.

Dark Horse Comics had three titles in the top ten — Berserk Volume 36 at #3, Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus Volume 4 at #8, adn Oreimo Volume 1 at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Yen Press' Yotsuba & ! Volume 11 ranked #6.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 1.85 JUN121344 NARUTO TP VOL 58 $9.99 VIZ
2 1 1.62 JUN121186 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 07 $10.99 RAN
3 2 1.36 MAY120066 BERSERK TP VOL 36 $14.99 DAR
4 7 1.25 JUN121345 BLEACH TP VOL 46 $9.99 VIZ
5 8 1.24 JUN121346 BLEACH TP VOL 47 $9.99 VIZ
6 6 1.00 JUL121308 YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 11 $11.99 HAC
7 11 0.92 JUN121342 ONE PIECE TP VOL 64 $9.99 VIZ
8 5 0.81 MAY120065 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA DARK HORSE OMNIBUS TP VOL 04 $19.99 DAR
9 12 0.78 MAY120064 OREIMO TP VOL 01 $10.99 DAR
10 15 0.71 JUN121341 BAKUMAN TP VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ
11 13 0.62 MAY121342 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 22 $12.99 VIZ
12 10 0.57 MAY120063 ANGELIC LAYER TP BOOK 01 $19.99 DAR
13 4 0.54 JUN121332 TEZUKA MESSAGE TO ADOLF GN VOL 01 (MR) $26.95 RAN
14 14 0.52 JUN121315 CHI SWEET HOME GN VOL 09 $13.95 RAN
15 20 0.50 JUN121335 LOVELESS GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
16 9 0.50 JUN121083 BARBARA GN (MR) $19.95 DIG
17 21 0.47 MAY120067 VAMPIRE HUNTER D NOVEL VOL 18 FORTRESS O/T ELDER GOD $10.99 DAR
18 19 0.43 JUN121185 GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
19 18 0.40 JUN121269 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 02 (MR) ( $13.99 ST.
20 17 0.33 JUL121302 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 19 MASSACRE ARC PT 1 $18.99 HAC
21 24 0.33 JUL121305 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 00 (MR) $11.99 HAC
22 26 0.31 JUN121272 TORADORA GN VOL 05 $11.99 ST.
23 30 0.30 JUN121338 FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN TP VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
24 32 0.29 JUN121343 PSYREN GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
25 33 0.28 JUN121336 EARL AND FAIRY GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
26 34 0.27 JUN121339 LIBRARY WARS LOVE & WAR VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
27 22 0.26 JUN121271 GUNSLINGER GIRL OMNIBUS TP VOL 05 $16.99 ST.
28 35 0.26 JUN121340 OTOMEN GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
29 36 0.25 JUN121349 HAYATE COMBAT BUTLER TP VOL 20 $9.99 VIZ
30 31 0.25 MAY121197 MILES EDGEWORTH ACE ATTORNEY GN VOL 02 (MR) $10.99 RAN
31 28 0.24 JUN121085 TYRANT FALLS IN LOVE GN VOL 07 (MR) $12.95 DIG
32 38 0.23 JUN121347 HUNTER X HUNTER TP VOL 28 $9.99 VIZ
33 29 0.23 JUN121316 GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 14 (MR) $12.95 RAN
34 25 0.21 JUL121306 UNTIL DEATH DO US PART GN VOL 02 $18.99 HAC
35 23 0.20 JUL121131 GENSHIKEN OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 $19.99 RAN
36 44 0.19 JUN121337 ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
37 37 0.19 MAY121192 BLOODY MONDAY GN VOL 07 $10.99 RAN
38 39 0.18 JUN121087 ONLY THE RING FINGER KNOWS NOVEL VOL 05 $10.95 DIG
39 27 0.18 JUN121116 IDEAL DAY TO FALL IN LOVE GN (A) $17.95 801
40 58 0.17 JUN121352 WINX CLUB GN VOL 03 $6.99 VIZ
41 57 0.16 JUN121355 FLUFFY FLUFFY CINNAMOROLL GN VOL 05 $7.99 VIZ
42 41 0.15 JUN121350 HOUSE OF FIVE LEAVES TP VOL 08 $12.99 VIZ
43 54 0.15 JUN121348 ARATA THE LEGEND TP VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
44 43 0.15 JUL121303 JACK FROST TP VOL 06 (NOTE PRICE) $11.99 HAC
45 45 0.15 JUN121288 HIS FAVORITE VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ
46 47 0.15 JUN121182 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
47 16 0.14 JUN121351 POKEMON ADVENTURES GN BOX SET VOL 02 $49.99 VIZ
48 53 0.13 JUN121306 CLOCKWORK SKY VOL 01 $10.99 ST.
49 42 0.13 JUL121309 TALE OF WANING MOON GN VOL 03 (MR) $13.99 HAC
50 50 0.12 APR120979 ZEUS & THE RISE OF OLYMPIANS CAMPFIRE GN $11.99 RAN

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