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Beamcast – October 18

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In this week’s show:

News
Level E to be adapted into anime by Studio Pierrot
Saijou no Meii live action adaptation

Weekly Oricon rankings (10/4 – 10/10)

New releases

[anime]
Hayate the Combat Butler (Sub.DVD 7) $39.98
Naruto Shippuden (DVD box 4) $49.98
Naruto Shippuden Special Edition (DVD box 4) $69.98

[manga]
Rin-ne (vol. 5) $9.99

[non-shonen]
20th Century Boys (vol. 11) $12.99
Vagabond (vol. 33) $9.95
Vagabond – VIZBIG Edition (vol. 9) $19.99

Discussion / Weekly Poll
Last week’s results:

Which of these Fall 2010 shonen anime are you watching?
1. Bakuman (50%)
2. The World God Only Knows (25%)
3. To Aru Majutsu no Index II (15%)
4. Shinryaku! Ika Musume (10%)

This week:
Which among the Jump “Super Legends” is your favorite author?
(Akimoto Osamu, Kishimoto Masashi, Konomi Takeshi, Sorachi Hideaki, Toriyama Akira, Usuta Kyousuke)

The Great Shonen Tier List
Characters re-tiered:

Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)
Yoshina Ageha (Psyren)

Characters added:
Magellan (One Piece)
Hyuuga Neji (Naruto)
Black Star & Tsubaki (Soul Eater)
Sannomiya Shiho (Zettai Karen Children)
Senji “Crow” Kiyomasa (Deadman Wonderland)
Yamamoto Takeshi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)

Anime Discussion
Nurarihyon no Mago (ep. 15)
Shinryaku! Ika Musume (ep. 2)
To Aru Majutsu no Index II (ep. 2)
The World God Only Knows (ep. 2)
Bakuman (ep. 2)

This Week in Manga
0:41:20 – Soul Eater 79
0:46:30 – One Piece 600
0:57:27 – Naruto 513
1:03:44 – Bakuman 105
1:09:31 – Fairy Tail 205
1:13:41 – Hayate no Gotoku! 292
1:18:18 – Kekkaishi 325
1:20:45 – AR∀GO 39
1:24:11 – Toriko 114
1:27:33 – The World God Only Knows 117
1:30:36 – Defense Devil 69
1:32:29 – Mahou Sensei Negima! 304-305
1:37:32 – Psyren 139
1:40:51 – Nurarihyon no Mago 126-127
1:46:35 – Zettai Karen Children 234
1:49:30 – Kimi no Iru Machi 109
1:52:08 – SWOT 12
1:54:52 – Enigma 5
1:59:07 – Air Gear 291
2:00:41 – Bloody Monday: Season 2 – 43
2:01:18 – Gintama 326-327
2:02:27 – Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 310

Chapters of the Week

Final Flash

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Oricon Manga Sales Rankings: First Half 2010

Oricon has released their figures for manga sales in Japan for the first half of 2010.

Top 10 Series – First Half 2010 (Dec. 7, 2009 – May 31, 2010)

Rank
Series
Volumes Sold
Magazine
1 One Piece 15,220,095 Shonen Jump
2 Naruto 4,178,597 Shonen Jump
3 Fairy Tail 3,616,942 Shonen Magazine
4 Fullmetal Alchemist 3,169,048 Shonen Gangan
5 Nodame Cantabile 3,029,300 Kiss
6 Bleach 2,626,932 Shonen Jump
7 Kimi ni Todoke 2,533,556 Bessatsu Margaret
8 Gintama 2,376,060 Shonen Jump
9 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 2,083,508 Shonen Jump
10 Bakuman 1,574,448 Shonen Jump

The most notable series on the list is One Piece, which not only outsold the next best-selling series (Naruto) by a ludicrous amount, but within a half-year has already outsold its entire previous year’s worth of sales (14,721,241). Weekly Shonen Jump dominates the list, with the only shonen competition coming from Fairy Tail, which has seen a surge in sales thanks to its anime, and Fullmetal Alchemist. Bakuman is the most surprising entrant in this list; having sold this many copies with only eight volumes available to date, and with an anime adaptation coming this fall, it’s a series on the rise.

Top 25 Volumes – First Half 2010 (Dec. 7, 2009 – May 31, 2010)

Rank
Volume
Volumes Sold
Magazine
1 One Piece 57 2,305,594 Shonen Jump
2 One Piece 56 2,276,013 Shonen Jump
3 Fullmetal Alchemist 24 1,251,949 Shonen Gangan
4 Nodame Cantabile 23 1,223,488 Kiss
5 Fullmetal Alchemist 25 1,208,345 Shonen Gangan
6 Naruto 49 1,152,551 Shonen Jump
7 Naruto 50 1,119,029 Shonen Jump
8 Naruto 51 952,072 Shonen Jump
9 Kimi ni Todoke 10 939,831 Bessatsu Margaret
10 Hunter x Hunter 27 918,059 Shonen Jump
11 Nodame Cantabile 24 838,322 Kiss
12 Bleach 42 803,252 Shonen Jump
13 Neon Genesis Evangelion 12 771,680 Young Ace
14 Bleach 43 729,335 Shonen Jump
15 Bleach 44 716,829 Shonen Jump
16 Black Butler 8 612,185 Monthly GFantasy
17 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 27 583,082 Shonen Jump
18 Detective Conan 67 566,216 Shonen Sunday
19 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 28 554,355 Shonen Jump
20 Real 9 552,049 Young Jump
21 D.Gray-man 19 547,988 Jump SQ
22 Yotsuba&! 9 529,316 Dengeki Daioh
23 Ookiku Furikubatte 13 514,474 Afternoon
24 Vagabond 32 505,964 Weekly Morning
25 Gintama 32 487,694 Shonen Jump

Weekly Shonen Jump again controls the list, with 48% of the top 25. Of the top 25, 18 are shonen releases, and 12 of those (67%) are Shonen Jump titles. Surprisingly, despite Fairy Tail placing in the Top 10 Series chart for the same time period, no volumes of Fairy Tail or any other Shonen Magazine series placed in this list, while only one Shonen Sunday release did (Detective Conan 67).

Source: Oricon (Series, Volumes)