To help educators and librarians to be informed about what their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 25 Manga titles for October. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales Invoiced to comic book specialty shops.
Six fantasy archetypes come together for an epic dungeon crawl adventure in Atlus and Yuztan's Dragon's Crown Volume 1 from UDON Entertainment, the best-selling manga title of October.
VIZ Media had four titles in the top ten: One-Punch Man Volume 1 at #2, My Hero Academia Volume 9 at #5, Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 at #6, and Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 at #9.
Dark Horse Comics' Hatsune Miku: Rin-Chan Now Volume 1 ranked #3.
Seven Seas Entertainment had three titles in the top ten: Testament of Sister New Devil Storm Volume 1 at #4, Hatsune Mike Presents: Everyday Vocaloid Paradise Volume 1 at #7, adn Spirit Circle Volume 1 at #10.
Finally, Yen Press had one title in the top ten, Black Butler Volume 24 at #8.
TOP 25 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2017
|1||DRAGONS CROWN GN VOL 01||$12.99||UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC||9781772940480||AUG172102|
|2||ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01||$9.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421585642||JUN158141|
|3||HATSUNE MIKU RIN-CHAN NOW TP VOL 03||$10.99||DARK HORSE COMICS||9781506703152||APR170105|
|4||TESTAMENT OF SISTER NEW DEVIL STORM GN VOL 01||$12.99||SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC||9781626926066||JUN171919|
|5||MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 09||$9.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421593401||JUN172118|
|6||TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01||$12.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421580364||APR151799|
|7||HATSUNE MIKU PRESENTS EVERYDAY VOCALOID PARADISE GN VOL 01 (||$14.99||SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC||9781626926158||JUL172095|
|8||BLACK BUTLER GN VOL 24||$13.00||YEN PRESS||9780316511209||AUG172200|
|9||DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP VOL 01||$14.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421539645||NOV101063|
|10||SPIRIT CIRCLE GN VOL 01||$12.99||SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC||9781626926011||JUL172104|
|11||DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01||$9.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421592541||MAR172201|
|12||LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 01 OCARINA TIME||$17.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421589596||SEP162089|
|13||TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 01||$12.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421594965||AUG172154|
|14||ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 12||$9.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421596204||JUL172299|
|15||YOKAI RENTAL SHOP GN VOL 01||$12.99||SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC||9781626926424||JUL172106|
|16||FRAU FAUST GN VOL 01||$12.99||KODANSHA COMICS||9781632364807||JUL171983|
|17||CLOCKWORK PLANET GN VOL 05||$12.99||KODANSHA COMICS||9781632364661||AUG171819|
|18||IMPERFECT GIRL GN VOL 01 (MR)||$12.95||VERTICAL COMICS||9781945054600||AUG172153|
|19||OH MY GODDESS OMNIBUS TP VOL 06||$19.99||DARK HORSE COMICS||9781506705323||JUN170115|
|20||BERSERK TP VOL 01 BLACK SWORDSMAN (MR)||$14.99||DARK HORSE COMICS||9781593070205||AUG108203|
|21||ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 02||$10.99||KODANSHA COMICS||9781612620251||JUN121182|
|22||TALES OF ZESTIRIA GN VOL 02||$12.99||SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC||9781626926042||JUN171918|
|23||ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02||$9.99||VIZ MEDIA LLC||9781421585659||JUN158140|
|24||PLEASE TELL ME GALKO CHAN GN VOL 04||$14.99||SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC||9781626925571||JUL172102|
|25||HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN GN VOL 07||$10.99||KODANSHA COMICS||9781632363510||AUG171821|
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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.