VIZ Sweeps Latest NY Times Manga Bestseller List – Twice in Month

Posted on September 23, 2011
Tags: Bleach, Naruto

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Latest NARUTO Edition Takes #1 Spot And Is Complemented By Other Top Manga Properties Including BLEACH, BLACK BIRD, BLUE EXORCIST, ULTIMO, DEATH NOTE And More!

San Francisco, CA, September 21, 2011 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has swept the latest Top 10 on the New York Times Manga Bestseller list for the week of September 10th. This is the second time the company has dominated the list in less than a month; VIZ Media previously swept all Top 10 spots for the week of August 20th.

The top selling VIZ Media manga (graphic novel) titles included:

  1. NARUTO Vol. 52
  2. BLEACH Vol. 36
  3. BLACK BIRD Vol. 10
  4. DENGEKI DIASY Vol. 6
  5. KIMI NO TODOKE: FROM ME TO YOU Vol. 10
  6. LIBRARY WARS: LOVE & WAR Vol. 6
  7. BLUE EXORCIST Vol. 1
  8. BUTTERFLIES, FLOWERS Vol. 8
  9. ULTIMO Vol. 6
  10. DEATH NOTE BLACK EDITION Vol. 5
  11. The New York Times Bestseller lists are an expanded version of those appearing in the September 25th, 2011 print edition of the Book Review, reflecting sales for the week ending September 10th, 2011. Rankings reflect weekly sales for books sold in both print and electronic formats.

    “We’re very happy to see such a diverse roster of manga titles dominate the latest New York Times manga bestseller list for the second time in a month,” says Leyla Aker, Vice President, Publishing. “The titles range from science fiction to fantasy to romance to suspense, and are a good representation of the breadth of VIZ Media’s catalog. We look forward to continuing to offer fans the most extensive and varied manga catalog of any publisher in the industry!”

    For more information on VIZ Media manga titles, please visit: www.VIZ.com.