“Black Butler” 24th Volume Tops Japan’s End-of-Year Manga Sales Chart


According to the newest Oricon sales report for the week ended January 1, 2017, the 24th volume of Yana Toboso’s dark fantasy manga series Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler, released on December 27, sold a very good 326,163 copies in its first week, becoming the top-selling manga in the last week of 2016 in Japan.

 

The manga has been serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly G Fantasy since October 2006 and has printed over 23 million copies around the world. Its latest anime film adaptation, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic is set for a release in Japan on January 21.

 

 

“Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic” main visual

© Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX © Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX,Project Atlantic

 


 

Top 10 manga (December 26, 2016 – Januar 1, 2017)

 

 

1. “Black Butler” vol.24 – 326,163 copies

2. “Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii” vol.3 – 175,234 copies

 

 

3. “Blue Exorcist” vol.18 – 133,736 copies

4. “Tokyo Ghoul:re” vol.9 – 128,535 copies

 

 

5. “Shokugeki no Soma” vol.22 – 107,682 copies

6. “Attack on Titan” vol.21 regular edition – 96,536 copies

 

 

7. “Seraph of the end” vol.13 – 91,425 copies

8. “Toriko” vol.43 – 87,414 copies

 

 

9. “Gintama” vol. 67 – 84,551 copies

10. “Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru” vol. 21 – 80,717 copies

 

Source: Oricon

 

 

 



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