Manga debuts on NYT bestseller list, led by Chainsaw Man
Manga made a big appearance on the last one New York Times List of best sellers. Five iconic franchises are at the top of the ranking, which ranks the 15 best-selling “graphic books and manga” for the month of October 2021.
Leading the manga was Man with chainsaw. Flight. 7, reaching number two on the list, a collection that includes Chapters 53-61. The Chapters include the first half of the International Assassins manga arc that features Chapter 59, made unavailable on VIZ Media’s iOS apps and Shonen Jump due to sexual content. (You can still view this chapter on Android or the web with a VIZ Media subscription.)
11 print volumes of Man with chainsaw are slated for release through 2022, constituting the first part of the current series. The first part ended in December 2020 with the announcement of an anime adaptation. Studio MAPPA released a trailer for the adaptation in June. While fans were hoping for a debut in 2021, we can expect to see the show next year.
The attack of the Titans Flight. 34 follows Man with chainsaw in third place, while Jujutsu kaisen Flight. 7 comes to number eight. Demon Sayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Flight. 1 was classified at number nine and Spy x FAMILY Flight. 6 made the cut at number 15.
This isn’t the first time manga has dominated the list recently. My hero university Flight. 29 came in at number two last month, while the first volume in the series ranked sixth. Man with chainsawPrint publications also featured prominently on the list. Flight. 6 reached fourth on the September bestseller list (reflecting August 2021 sales).
Topping the list is Dave Pilkey’s graphic novel Dog Man: Mothering Heights, a comic graphic novel intended for children. The ten-volume series is published by Scholastic.