Top 50 Manga: August 2018

VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 14 VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 14 was August's best-selling manga title and one of the seven titles from VIZ among the month's top ten.

Also in the top ten for VIZ were My Hero Academia Volume 1 at #2, RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 2 at #3, Tokyo Ghoul Re Volume 6 at #4, Black Torch Volume 1 at #5, Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 2 at #7, and One Piece Volume 87 at #8.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten: the Gantz Omnibus Volume 1 ranked #6 and the I Am a Hero Omnibus Volume 7 ranked #9.

Finally, Yen On's light novel, Sword Art Online Volume 14 ranked #10 for the month.

TOP 50 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2018

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
GRAPHIC NOVEL
UNIT
RANK
OVERALL
GRAPHIC NOVEL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 45 131 1.53 JUN182184 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
2 97 207 0.98 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
3 115 173 0.90 JAN188006 RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 02 MIRROR MIRROR $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
4 117 179 0.89 JUN182190 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 06 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
5 129 263 0.80 JUN182196 BLACK TORCH GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
6 154 119 0.72 APR180031 GANTZ OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
7 163 151 0.68 JUN182188 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FULLMETAL ED HC VOL 02 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
8 173 315 0.64 JUN182186 ONE PIECE GN VOL 87 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
9 180 172 0.62 APR180032 I AM A HERO OMNIBUS TP VOL 07 $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
10 #N/A #N/A 0.55 JUN182223 SWORD ART ONLINE NOVEL SC VOL 14 ALICIZATION DIVIDING $14.00 YEN ON
11 205 373 0.55 JUN182193 FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 25 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
12 232 386 0.50 MAY182167 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ LLC
13 236 215 0.49 JUN182189 JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 3 STARDUST CRUSADERS HC VOL 08 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
14 246 402 0.47 MAY182168 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ LLC
15 255 414 0.46 JAN182047 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
16 255 363 0.46 JUN182265 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 14 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
17 262 312 0.45 AUG108203 BERSERK TP VOL 01 BLACK SWORDSMAN (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
18 266 323 0.44 JUN182228 BLACK BUTLER GN VOL 26 $13.00 YEN PRESS
19 271 423 0.44 MAR172201 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
20 274 429 0.43 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
21 276 445 0.43 JAN172159 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
22 279 419 0.43 JUN182183 THAT BLUE SKY FEELING GN VOL 01 $10.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
23 #N/A #N/A 0.42 MAY182195 SAGA OF TANYA EVIL LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 03 $14.00 YEN ON
24 #N/A #N/A 0.42 JUN182220 KONOSUBA LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 06 $14.00 YEN ON
25 291 361 0.41 APR151799 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
26 292 465 0.40 JUN172127 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
27 300 489 0.40 JUN182185 PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
28 303 468 0.39 APR181944 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
29 305 472 0.39 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
30 315 509 0.38 JUN182187 PLATINUM END GN VOL 06 (MR) $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
31 339 368 0.36 JUN182212 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT GN VOL 08 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
32 345 371 0.36 JUN182176 PERSONA 4 GN VOL 07 $13.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
33 346 526 0.36 OCT171954 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
34 349 377 0.35 JUN182285 CITRUS GN VOL 08 (MR) $13.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
35 350 540 0.35 MAY182170 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ LLC
36 357 182 0.35 MAY182232 UROTSUKIDOJJ LEGEND OF OVERFIEND GN VOL 01 (A) $29.95 FAKKU BOOKS
37 358 583 0.35 JUN182194 BLACK CLOVER GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
38 360 588 0.34 JUN182203 SHORTCAKE CAKE GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
39 364 433 0.34 APR182102 YUUNA & HAUNTED HOT SPRINGS GN VOL 03 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS GHOST SHIP
40 374 613 0.33 JUN182205 VAMPIRE KNIGHT MEMORIES GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
41 383 494 0.33 MAY182239 FAIRY TAIL BLUE MISTRAL GN VOL 04 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
42 387 426 0.32 MAY182269 HOW TO BUILD DUNGEON BOOK OF DEMON KING GN VOL 04 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
43 392 223 0.32 AUG131498 UZUMAKI 3IN1 DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $27.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
44 394 435 0.32 NOV171880 ULTRA KAIJU ANTHROPOMORPHIC PROJECT GN VOL 01 $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
45 404 626 0.31 JUN161950 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
46 407 628 0.31 FEB181932 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
47 418 459 0.30 MAY182266 DEVILMAN VS HADES GN VOL 02 $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
48 428 664 0.29 MAR161872 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
49 434 479 0.29 APR182082 CAPTAIN HARLOCK DIMENSIONAL VOYAGE GN VOL 05 $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
50 #N/A #N/A 0.28 MAY182196 SO IM SPIDER SO WHAT LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 03 $14.00 YEN ON

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