Monday, January 17, 2005

'Negima' top bookstore sales list reports that Ken Akamatsu's Negima Vol. 4 is the No. 1-selling graphic novel in bookstores so far this year, according to BookScan, which curiously placed the volume on its children's book list.

The latest installment in Akamatsu's series sold some 5,700 copies when it debuted two weeks ago. In its second week, it sold more than 3,400 copies. The Top 10 bookstore graphic novels for the week ending Jan. 9 are:
  1. Negima Vol. 4 (Del Rey)
  2. Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 10 (Viz)
  3. Fruits Basket Vol. 6 (Tokyopop)
  4. Imadoki (Viz)
  5. Hellsing Vol. 5 (Dark Horse)
  6. DN Angel Vol. 5 (Tokyopop)
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Ani Manga (Viz)
  8. Naruto Vol. 5 (Viz)
  9. .hack: Legend of the Twilight Vol. 3 (Tokyopop)
  10. Saiyuki Vol. 6 (Tokyopop)
The first non-manga title on the list Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, which came in at No. 29.