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New York Times Manga Best Seller List: July 10-16, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of July 10-16, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 moves back up seven spots to number one in its 46th week on the list.

2. One-Punch Man Volume 7 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 7 falls one spot to number two in its second week on the list.

3. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up three spots to number three in its 54th week on the list.

4. Orange: The Complete Collection Volume 2 by Ichigo Takano

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Orange: The Complete Collection Volume 2 re-enters at number four in its fifth week on the list.

5. Bleach Volume 67 by Tite Kubo

VIZ Media’s release of Bleach Volume 67 falls two spots to number five in its second week on the list.

6. Orange: The Complete Collection Volume 1 by Ichigo Takano

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Orange: The Complete Collection Volume 1 enters the list at number six.

7. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate

VIZ Media’s release of Haikyu!! Volume 1 falls five spots to number seven in its second week on the list.

8. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 7 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 7 falls three spots to number eight in its fourth week on the list.

9. Assassination Classroom Volume 10 by Yusei Matsui

VIZ Media’s release of Assassination Classroom Volume 10 re-enters at number nine in its third week on the list.

10. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 falls one spot to number ten in its 33rd week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: July 3-9, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of July 3-9, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. One-Punch Man Volume 7 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 7 enters the list at number one.

2. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate

VIZ Media’s release of Haikyu!! Volume 1 enters the list at number two.

3. Bleach Volume 67 by Tite Kubo

VIZ Media’s release of Bleach Volume 67 enters the list at number three.

4. The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 5 by Kore Yamazaki

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 5 enters the list at number four.

5. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 7 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 7 falls four spots to number five in its third week on the list.

6. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 falls three spots to number six in its 53rd week on the list.

7. Nisekoi: False Love Volume 16 by Naoshi Komi

VIZ Media’s release of Nisekoi: False Love Volume 16 enters the list at number seven.

8. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls four spots to number eight in its 45th week on the list.

9. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 falls four spots to number nine in its 32nd week on the list.

10. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 re-enters at number ten in its 15th week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

Manga Review: “Bleach” Volume 15

Bleach Volume 15 focuses on Ichigo Kurosaki, a 15-year-old boy who has the ability to see ghosts. His life changes when he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki and accidentally absorbs all of her spiritual power in order to save his family from a Hollow. Unfortunately, Rukia is taken back to Soul Society to face punishment for transferring her powers to a human. She faces execution, and Ichigo and friends go to Soul Society in an attempt to rescue her.

Bleach Volume 15

Written by: Tite Kubo
Publisher: Shueisha
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: October 3, 2006

Volume 15 continues the battle between Uryu and Mayuri, and it also includes some important backstory for Uryu. I appreciated getting to see this backstory, because it helped me to better understand Uryu and his motivations as a character. The climax of their battle is rather surprising, especially Nemu’s reactions to what transpired.

Another important development in Bleach Volume 15 is the training that Yoruichi has Ichigo undergo. While this takes him out of the main action, the point of it is for Ichigo to become stronger and to be better able to fight with Zangetsu. This section also provides an important piece of information about Kisuke Urahara, as well as an amusing bit of humor between Ichigo and Yoruichi. In a lot of respects, this section featuring on the training provides a nice break from the fighting that’s been taking place in Soul Society.

Some of the Soul Reapers find themselves embroiled in the investigation into the murder of Aizen, and this section of the story includes some unexpected twists and turns. This volume begins to shed some light on some of the various Soul Reapers that seemed to start popping up left and right when Ichigo and the others entered Soul Society. If there’s one issue with Bleach at this point, it’s the fact that during this story arc, a whole bunch of new characters started showing up in rapid-fire succession, with little to no character development given to any of them. Fortunately, Volume 15 begins providing some slow but steady development for some of these characters.

At the end of Bleach Volume 15, there’s a standalone story included that takes place in Soul Society in the past. It focuses on Izuru, Momo, and Renji in the elite class as they’re starting out at the Soul Reaper Academy. We get to see them participating in training the World of the Living, and how it goes horribly wrong. This standalone story adds even more development for characters like Momo, Izuru, and Renji, especially in how Gin and Aizen played an important role in a couple of these characters’ lives. It also explains a lot about Izuru’s reaction to something he did in an earlier volume of the series. But my favorite part of this standalone story was getting to see Izuru, Momo, and Renji when they were much younger. Izuru was the most interesting one, though, because he looks so drastically different here than he does in the present time in the series.

While it may not feel like when you’re reading Volume 15, you realize after you’re done that a lot has actually happened and that important pieces of information have been revealed. And with the way this volume ends, it’s becoming clearer that this story arc appears to be rapidly heading toward its climax. And I get the feeling that Ichigo’s training is going to play an important role in the next volume of the series.

Readers who have been reading and following the series from the first volume should be able to appreciate everything that takes place in Bleach Volumr 15. And the way this volume ends, it makes the reader want to continue on in order to find out what’s going to happen to several of the characters.

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: March 13-19, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of March 13-19, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Goodnight Punpun Volume 1 by Inio Asano

VIZ Media’s release of Goodnight Punpun Volume 1 enters the list at number one.

2. One-Punch Man Volume 5 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 5 holds steady at number two in its third week on the list.

3. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 8 by Shin Yoshida and Naohito Miyoshi

VIZ Media’s release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 8 falls two spots to number three in its third week on the list.

4. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up one spot to number five in its 38th week on the list.

5. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls two spots to number five in its 29th week on the list.

6. Bleach Volume 66 by Tite Kubo

VIZ Media’s release of Bleach Volume 66 moves back up three spots to number six in its third week on the list.

7. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5 falls three spots to number seven in its fifth week on the list.

8. One-Punch Man Volume 2 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 2 re-enters at number eight in its 18th week on the list.

9. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 moves back up one spot to number nine in its 23rd week on the list.

10. Monster Musume Volume 8 by OKAYADO

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Monster Musume Volume 8 falls three spots to number ten in its fifth week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: March 6-12, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga for the week of March 6-12, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 8 by Shin Yoshida and Naohito Miyoshi

VIZ Media’s release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 8 moves up one spot to number two in its second week on the list.

2. One-Punch Man Volume 5 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 5 falls one spot to number two in its second week on the list.

3. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 moves back up seven spots to number three in its 28th week on the list.

4. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5 holds steady at number four in its fourth week on the list.

5. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up four spots to number five in its 37th week on the list.

6. Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 8 by Takaya Kagami and Yamato Yamamoto

VIZ Media’s release of Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 8 enters the list at number six.

7. Monster Musume Volume 8 by OKAYADO

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Monster Musume Volume 8 re-enters at number seven in its fourth week on the list.

8. Persona 4 Volume 1 by Shuji Sogabe and Atlus

Udon Entertainment’s release of Persona 4 Volume 1 enters the list at number eight.

9. Bleach Volume 66 by Tite Kubo

VIZ Media’s release of Bleach Volume 66 falls six spots to number nine in its second week on the list.

10. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 re-enters at number ten in its 22nd week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: February 28-March 5, 2016

Here are the ten best selling manga in the United States for the week of February 28-March 5, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. One-Punch Man Volume 5 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 5 enters the list at number one.

2. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 8 by Shin Yoshida and Naohito Miyoshi

VIZ Media’s release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 8 enters the list at number two.

3. Bleach Volume 66 by Tite Kubo

VIZ Media’s release of Bleach Volume 66 enters the list at number three.

4. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5 falls three spots to number four in its third week on the list.

5. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 4 by Fujino Omori and Kunieda

Yen Press’ release of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 4 holds steady at number five in its second week on the list.

6. Fairy Tail Volume 52 by Hiro Mashima

Kodansha Comics’ release of Fairy Tail Volume 52 falls two spots to number six in its second week on the list.

7. Demonizer Zilch Volume 1 by Milan Matra

Yen Press’ release of Demonizer Zilch Volume 1 enters the list at number seven.

8. Noragami: Stray God Volume 11 by Adachitoka

Kodansha Comics’ release of Noragami: Stray God Volume 11 moves up two spots to number eight in its second week on the list.

9. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 falls seven spots to number nine in its 36th week on the list.

10. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls seven spots to number ten in its 27th week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: November 8-14, 2015

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of November 8-14, 2015, according to the New York Times.

1. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up six spots to number one in its 22nd week on the list.

2. One Piece Volume 76 by Eiichiro Oda

VIZ Media’s release of One Piece Volume 76 enters the list at number two.

3. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 moves back up three spots to number three in its 11th week on the list.

4. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 3 holds steady at number four in its fourth week on the list.

5. One-Punch Man Volume 2 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 2 re-enters at number five in its sixth week on the list.

6. Bleach Volume 65 by Tite Kubo

VIZ Media’s release of Bleach Volume 65 falls one spot to number six in its second week on this list.

7. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kouhei Horikoshi

VIZ Media’s release of My Hero Academia Volume 2 falls four spots to number seven in its second week on the list.

8. Naruto Volume 72 by Masashi Kishimoto

VIZ Media’s release of Naruto Volume 72 moves back up two spots to number eight in its sixth week on the list.

9. One-Punch Man Volume 3 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 3 falls eight spots to number nine in its second week on the list.

10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency Volume 1 by Hirohiko Araki

VIZ Media’s release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency Volume 1 falls eight spots to number ten in its second week on the list.

Source: The New York Times