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The groundbreaking samurai manga Lone Wolf & Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima returned to store shelves in June as Dark Horse Comics released the 700-page Lone Wolf & Cub Omnibus Volume 1, giving the publisher the best-selling manga to direct market specialty retailers. In total, Dark Horse Comics had five titles in the top ten.

Other publishers in the top ten include Digital Manga (Atomcat at #5) and VIZ Media (four titles, led by Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 3 at #2).

TOP 50 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 1.65 OCT128088 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
2 4 1.58 MAR131369 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
3 2 1.42 FEB130039 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 27 TOWN CALLED HELL $16.99 DAR
4 7 1.02 MAR131367 ONE PIECE TP VOL 67 $9.99 VIZ
5 6 0.80 FEB130980 ATOMCAT GN $12.95 DIG
6 5 0.79 APR131290 DRAGON BALL 3IN1 ED TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ
7 3 0.75 FEB130070 LONE WOLF 2100 OMNIBUS $24.99 DAR
8 11 0.68 FEB130069 OREIMO TP VOL 03 $10.99 DAR
9 12 0.66 MAR131356 RUROUNI KENSHIN RESTORATION GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
10 10 0.59 FEB130068 BLOOD C GN VOL 02 $12.99 DAR
11 16 0.57 MAR131382 POKEMON ADV PLATINUM GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
12 8 0.50 APR131225 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF CLOVER ACE OF HEARTS GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 ST.
13 14 0.50 MAR131205 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 26 $10.99 RAN
14 13 0.48 MAR131392 SOUL EATER TP VOL 14 (MR) $11.99 HAC
15 28 0.41 MAR131380 LOVELESS GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
16 18 0.39 MAR131275 HAGANAI I HAVE NO FRIENDS GN VOL 03 $12.99 ST.
17 19 0.38 APR131325 SPICE AND WOLF GN VOL 08 (MR) $12.99 HAC
18 9 0.35 MAR131277 KISSES SIGHS & CHERRY BLOSSOMS PINK COMPLETE COLL TP (MR) $18.99 ST.
19 36 0.35 MAR131375 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 31 $9.99 VIZ
20 22 0.35 APR131324 PUELLA MAGI KAZUMI MAGICA GN VOL 01 INNOCENT MALICE $11.99 HAC
21 29 0.34 APR131175 SANKAREA GN VOL 01 UNDYING LOVE $10.99 RAN
23 21 0.32 APR131326 TRIAGE X GN VOL 03 (MR) $13.99 HAC
22 31 0.32 APR131169 AIR GEAR GN VOL 28 (MR) $10.99 RAN
24 33 0.31 MAR131347 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 09 $10.95 RAN
25 34 0.31 APR131174 NO 6 GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
26 25 0.30 APR131314 KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 03 $12.95 RAN
27 17 0.29 FEB131009 KNOCK ME UP GN (A) $17.95 801
28 23 0.29 MAR131278 SACRED BLACKSMITH GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 ST.
29 27 0.29 FEB131125 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF JOKER CIRCUS & LIARS GAME VOL 02 $12.99 ST.
30 47 0.28 MAR131370 NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
31 20 0.27 FEB131010 LOVE INFUSION GN (A) $17.95 801
32 48 0.27 MAR131378 SAKURA HIME LEGEND OF PRINCESS SAKURA GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
33 49 0.27 MAR131376 DAWN OF THE ARCANA TP VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
34 15 0.27 MAR131203 AIR GEAR OMNIBUS GN VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 RAN
35 37 0.26 MAR131389 DURARARA SAIKA TP VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
36 30 0.26 MAR131368 ONE PIECE COLL TP 3IN1 VOL 06 $14.99 VIZ
37 51 0.26 MAR131374 DEMON LOVE SPELL GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
38 41 0.24 APR131323 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 16 $11.99 HAC
39 42 0.23 MAR131390 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 10 (MR) $11.99 HAC
40 45 0.23 APR131170 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 05 $10.99 RAN
41 57 0.23 APR131327 DISSOCIATION OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA SC $8.99 HAC
42 44 0.22 MAR131384 ARE YOU ALICE GN VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
43 24 0.22 MAR131349 UTSUBORA STORY OF A NOVELIST OMNIBUS TP $18.95 RAN
44 60 0.21 MAR131377 DEVIL & HER LOVE SONG GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
45 52 0.21 FEB131061 MISSIONS OF LOVE GN VOL 03 $10.99 RAN
46 61 0.20 MAR131373 ARATA THE LEGEND TP VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ
47 50 0.20 MAR131387 BTOOOM GN VOL 02 (MR) $11.99 HAC
48 46 0.20 MAR131388 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CHAN GN VOL 04 $12.99 HAC
49 68 0.19 MAR131366 MONSUNO GN VOL 01 $7.99 VIZ
50 56 0.19 MAR131207 MARDOCK SCRAMBLE GN VOL 07 $10.99 RAN

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