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Ichigo seeks a way to end the eternal conflict in VIZ Media's Bleach Volume 48, October's best-selling manga title to direct market retailers.

In total, VIZ had five of the month's top ten best-selling manga titles, including Bleach Volume 49 at #2, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DS Volume 3 at #3, Bakuman Volume 15 at #6, and Pokemon Adventures Platinum Volume 6 at #7.

Yen Press had three titles in the top ten — Black Butler Volume 11 ranked #4, Pandora Hearts Volume 12 ranked #8, and Durarara Volume 4 ranked #9.

Dark Horse Comics' Gantz Volume 25 ranked #5. And rounding out the top ten, Kodansha Comics' Fairy Tale Volume 21 ranked #10.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 1.35 JUL121266 BLEACH TP VOL 48 $9.99 VIZ
2 2 1.34 JUL121267 BLEACH TP VOL 49 $9.99 VIZ
3 5 1.10 JUL121265 YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
4 3 0.97 AUG121391 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 11 $11.99 HAC
5 4 0.93 JUN120053 GANTZ TP VOL 25 (MR) $12.99 DAR
6 8 0.77 JUL121268 BAKUMAN TP VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
7 18 0.65 JUL121291 POKEMON ADVENTURES PLATINUM GN VOL 06 $7.99 VIZ
8 12 0.51 AUG121396 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 12 $11.99 HAC
9 13 0.50 AUG121394 DURARARA GN VOL 04 $11.99 HAC
10 15 0.50 JUL121130 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 21 $10.99 RAN
11 9 0.49 AUG121398 TRIAGE X GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 HAC
12 24 0.47 JUN120052 BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 12 $9.99 DAR
13 14 0.46 JUL121211 DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 13 (MR) $11.99 ST.
14 6 0.46 JUL121132 GHOST IN THE SHELL GN VOL 1.5 (MR) $17.99 RAN
15 7 0.43 JUL121278 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 09 (MR) $17.99 VIZ
16 28 0.36 JUL121281 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 29 $9.99 VIZ
17 21 0.36 AUG121393 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CLAN GN VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
18 16 0.36 JUL121271 LOVELESS 2-IN-1 ED TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ
19 11 0.34 JUL121213 GIRL FRIENDS COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 ST.
20 22 0.33 AUG121395 INFERNAL DEVICES CLOCKWORK ANGEL GN VOL 01 $12.99 HAC
21 26 0.33 JUL121296 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 05 $10.95 RAN
22 19 0.33 MAY121355 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 07 (MR) $13.99 HAC
23 27 0.32 JUL121297 LIMIT GN VOL 01 $10.95 RAN
24 32 0.30 JUL121269 NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
25 33 0.29 JUL121273 JIU JIU GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
26 23 0.28 JUL121295 DROPS OF GOD GN VOL 05 $14.95 RAN
27 37 0.26 JUL121279 DAWN OF THE ARCANA TP VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
28 30 0.24 JUL121270 MARCH STORY TP VOL 04 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
29 17 0.24 JUL121298 PARADISE KISS TP VERTICAL INC ED VOL 01 $19.95 RAN
30 25 0.23 JUL121056 WITH A DICTIONARY AND NO SKIRT GN (A) $17.95 801
31 35 0.23 MAY121193 CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 07 $10.99 RAN
32 44 0.22 JUL121280 DEVIL & HER LOVE SONG GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
33 47 0.21 JUL121282 STEPPING ON ROSES GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
34 45 0.21 JUL121276 CASE CLOSED GN VOL 44 $9.99 VIZ
35 36 0.20 JUL121214 JACK THE RIPPER HELL BLADE GN VOL 02 (MR) $11.99 ST.
36 40 0.20 JUL121128 BLOODY MONDAY GN VOL 08 $10.99 RAN
38 10 0.20 JUL121292 POKEMON BLACK & WHITE BOX SET $34.99 VIZ
37 49 0.20 JUL121283 STORY OF SAIUNKOKU GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
39 34 0.19 AUG121392 BLACK GOD TP VOL 17 $12.99 HAC
40 42 0.19 JUL121126 ARISA GN VOL 09 $10.99 RAN
41 69 0.18 JUL121290 REDAKAI GN VOL 01 $7.99 VIZ
42 53 0.18 JUL121274 SLAM DUNK GN VOL 24 $9.99 VIZ
43 20 0.18 AUG121400 TWILIGHT MANGA COLLECTORS ED GN $24.99 HAC
44 68 0.17 JUL084337 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 01 OCARINA OF TIME PT 1 $7.99 VIZ
45 48 0.17 JUL111150 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
46 58 0.17 JUL121277 KEKKAISHI GN VOL 34 $9.99 VIZ
47 39 0.17 MAY120066 BERSERK TP VOL 36 $14.99 DAR
48 29 0.17 JUL121217 WITCH HUNTER COLL TP VOL 02 BOOK 3-4 (MR) $16.99 ST.
49 81 0.16 JUL121293 LITTLE MISS DAREDEVIL INCREDIBLE RACE GN $6.99 VIZ
50 62 0.16 JUL121275 TORIKO GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ

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About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Batman remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles' ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

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