Top 50 Manga: May 2019

VIZ Media -- My Hero Academia Volume 18 VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 18, the latest volume of the best-selling series about a school for super-heros, was May's best-selling manga title.

VIZ Media had a strong month in May, taking nine of the top ten spots on the best-sellers charts and seventeen of the top twenty-five. One-Punch Man Volume 16 ranked #2; Dragon Ball Super Volume 5 ranked #3; Smashed: The Junji Ito Story Collection ranked #4; My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 4 ranked #5; My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 1, a prose short story collection based on the manga, ranked #6; One Piece Volume 90 ranked #7; JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 1, the first chapter of the fourth series in the long-running franchise, ranked #8; and Tokyo Ghoul:Re Volume 10 ranked #9.

Also in the top ten, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 8 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #10.

TOP 50 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2019

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
GRAPHIC NOVEL
UNIT
RANK
OVERALL
GRAPHIC NOVEL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 13 56 3.63 FEB192177 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
2 22 73 3.04 MAR192172 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
3 26 81 2.82 MAR192171 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
4 27 18 2.81 FEB192164 SMASHED JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION HC (MR) $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
5 36 117 2.21 FEB192176 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
6 #N/A #N/A 1.38 FEB192175 MY HERO ACADEMIA SCHOOL BRIEFS NOVEL SC VOL 01 $10.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
7 75 198 1.33 MAR192173 ONE PIECE GN VOL 90 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
8 79 91 1.28 MAR192169 JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 4 DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE HC VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
9 82 165 1.23 FEB192172 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 10 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
10 98 94 1.08 JAN190473 USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA TP VOL 08 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
11 #N/A #N/A 0.94 MAR192224 OVERLORD LIGHT NOVEL HC VOL 10 (MR) $20.00 YEN ON
12 129 95 0.82 FEB192282 SAILOR MOON ETERNAL ED VOL 04 $27.99 KODANSHA COMICS
13 137 248 0.80 FEB192274 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA MARS CHRONICLE GN VOL 06 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
14 152 147 0.76 JAN190483 ELFEN LIED OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
15 154 362 0.74 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
16 164 371 0.69 MAR192174 SNOW WHITE WITH RED HAIR GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
17 169 195 0.67 MAR192196 URUSEI YATSURA GN VOL 02 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
18 171 253 0.66 JAN190484 EMANON TP VOL 01 MEMORIES OF EMANON $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
19 177 209 0.64 MAR192170 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FULLMETAL EDITION HC VOL 05 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
20 185 386 0.61 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
21 186 388 0.61 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
22 189 79 0.60 OCT180363 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01 (MR) $49.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
23 190 406 0.60 FEB192171 PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
24 193 411 0.60 FEB192173 FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 29 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
25 193 385 0.60 MAR192250 LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA GN VOL 03 $10.00 JY
26 #N/A #N/A 0.59 MAR192227 SWORD ART ONLINE NOVEL SC VOL 16 $14.00 YEN ON
27 198 294 0.57 MAR192134 CREATURE GIRLS HANDS ON FIELD JOURNAL WORLD GN VOL 01 (MR) ( $13.99 GHOST SHIP
28 199 855 0.56 MAR192198 POKEMON SUN & MOON GN VOL 04 $4.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
29 212 215 0.53 DEC180419 GANTZ OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
30 216 345 0.52 MAR192135 WORLDS END HAREM GN VOL 05 (MR) $12.99 GHOST SHIP
31 220 479 0.51 MAR192192 BLACK CLOVER GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
32 #N/A #N/A 0.50 MAR192223 GOBLIN SLAYER LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 07 $14.00 YEN ON
33 225 456 0.50 DEC151700 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
34 242 193 0.48 AUG090981 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 KODANSHA COMICS
35 246 426 0.47 MAR192291 IM STANDING ON MILLION LIVES GN (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
36 257 389 0.45 MAR192241 OVERLORD GN VOL 10 (MR) $13.00 YEN PRESS
37 262 394 0.44 MAR192246 SWORD ART ONLINE HOLLOW REALIZATION GN VOL 03 $13.00 YEN PRESS
38 266 379 0.44 FEB192178 DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION GN VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
39 268 564 0.44 MAR192191 DR STONE GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
40 274 544 0.43 MAR172201 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
41 #N/A #N/A 0.43 FEB192192 NIER AUTOMATA SHORT STORY LONG NOVEL SC $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
42 282 434 0.42 MAR192298 RISING OF THE SHIELD HERO GN VOL 11 MANGA $11.95 ONE PEACE BOOKS
43 283 440 0.42 MAR192329 CHI SWEET ADVENTURES GN VOL 04 $11.95 VERTICAL COMICS
44 285 442 0.42 AUG108203 BERSERK TP VOL 01 BLACK SWORDSMAN (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
45 293 219 0.41 AUG131498 UZUMAKI 3IN1 DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $27.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
46 294 604 0.41 MAR192190 BLACK TORCH GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
47 301 430 0.40 MAR192287 GLEIPNIR GN VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 KODANSHA COMICS
48 303 405 0.39 FEB192298 BLANK CANVAS SO CALLED ARTISTS JOURNEY GN VOL 01 $13.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
49 310 607 0.39 DEC182240 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
50 310 422 0.39 MAR192218 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT GN VOL 11 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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 usually 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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