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Naruto and his friends face new challenges in VIZ Media's Naruto Volume 59, the latest volume of the fan-favorite series and November's best-selling manga title to direct market retailers. In total, VIZ had eight of the month's top ten manga volumes.

Kodansha Comics rounded out the top ten with two titles, led by Sailor Moon Volume 8 at #2.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 1.94 AUG121347 NARUTO TP VOL 59 $9.99 VIZ
2 4 1.56 AUG121202 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 08 $10.99 RAN
3 5 1.30 AUG121350 BLEACH TP VOL 50 $9.99 VIZ
4 6 1.28 AUG121351 BLEACH TP VOL 51 $9.99 VIZ
5 10 1.00 AUG121349 ONE PIECE TP VOL 65 $9.99 VIZ
6 8 0.86 JUL121135 NEGIMA GN VOL 36 (MR) $10.99 RAN
7 13 0.85 AUG121343 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
8 14 0.83 AUG121352 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
9 17 0.73 AUG121348 BAKUMAN TP VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ
10 18 0.72 AUG121346 BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
11 19 0.71 JUL128200 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TP VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
12 12 0.70 SEP121276 SOUL EATER TP VOL 11 $11.99 HAC
13 22 0.65 AUG121367 CLAYMORE TP VOL 21 $9.99 VIZ
14 15 0.57 SEP121278 SPICE AND WOLF GN VOL 07 (MR) $12.99 HAC
15 16 0.56 AUG121397 SOUL EATER NOT TP VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
16 20 0.55 JUL120063 KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE TP VOL 13 (MR) $12.99 DAR
17 9 0.51 SEP121236 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 ED VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ
18 11 0.50 JUL120062 TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
19 7 0.50 SEP121270 INTERVIEW W/T VAMPIRE GN VOL 01 CLAUDIAS STORY $19.99 HAC
20 26 0.44 SEP121140 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 22 $10.99 RAN
21 1 0.43 AUG121358 NAUSICAA O/T VALLEY O/T WIND BOX SET $60.00 VIZ
22 21 0.43 AUG121291 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 03 (MR) ( $13.99 ST.
23 24 0.39 AUG121293 HAGANAI I HAVE NO FRIENDS GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
24 30 0.37 SEP121269 IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 03 (MR) $11.99 HAC
25 38 0.37 AUG121371 RIN-NE GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
26 32 0.37 SEP121272 MELANCHOLY OF SUZUMIYA HARUHI CHAN GN VOL 06 $11.99 HAC
27 28 0.36 AUG121072 HENTAI PRINCE AND THE STONY CAT GN VOL 01 $12.95 DIG
28 37 0.36 JUL120061 BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT TP VOL 03 $10.99 DAR
29 31 0.34 SEP121277 SOULLESS MANGA GN VOL 02 $12.99 HAC
30 34 0.34 SEP121274 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 09 (MR) $11.99 HAC
31 36 0.33 JUL121125 AIR GEAR GN VOL 26 (MR) $10.99 RAN
32 46 0.33 AUG121342 STROBE EDGE GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
33 50 0.31 AUG121373 KIMI NI TODOKE GN VOL 15 FROM ME TO YOU $9.99 VIZ
34 49 0.31 AUG121368 PSYREN GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
35 33 0.30 SEP121268 BUNNY DROP GN VOL 07 $13.99 HAC
36 40 0.29 SEP121232 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 06 $10.95 RAN
37 57 0.28 SEP121238 07 GHOST GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
38 69 0.27 SEP121241 STREET FIGHTER X SANRIO STICKER BOOK $7.99 VIZ
39 41 0.27 AUG121292 ANGEL PARA BELLUM GN VOL 02 (MR) $11.99 ST.
40 61 0.27 AUG121369 TEGAMI BACHI GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
41 43 0.26 SEP121240 STREET FIGHTER X SANRIO WORLD VIEW HC $12.99 VIZ
42 53 0.25 AUG121200 MISSIONS OF LOVE GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
43 63 0.25 AUG121344 AI ORE GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
44 64 0.25 AUG121372 KAMISAMA KISS TP VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
45 65 0.25 AUG121376 EXCEL SAGA TP VOL 24 $9.99 VIZ
46 25 0.24 MAY121196 LOVE HINA OMNIBUS TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04 $19.99 RAN
47 29 0.24 SEP121280 UMINEKO WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 01 LEGEND GOLDEN WITCH PART 1 ( $18.99 HAC
48 55 0.24 JUL121134 MILES EDGEWORTH ACE ATTORNEY GN VOL 03 (MR) $10.99 RAN
49 45 0.23 AUG121387 GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 15 (MR) $12.95 RAN
50 47 0.23 AUG121074 HONEY SMILE GN $12.95 DIG

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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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