Hayate Tops Off Weekly Oricon Charts!

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Out of the blue this week, Hayate tops off the Japanese Manga Sales Charts (by Oricon) in 1st place with its recent release of Volume 20, selling over 160,000 copies after the first week. Compared to Cross Game Volume 15 following second, selling around 100,000 copies. But even still I’m quite impressed with the results.

ANN – Japanese Comic Ranking, July 13-July 19

1 – Hayate the Combat Butler #20 (Kenjiro Hata)  160,108 copies

2 – Cross Game #15 (Mitsuru Adachi) 106,240 copies

3 – Fairy Tail #16 (Hiro Mashima) 101,480 copies

4 – Azumanga Daioh 2 Newest Version (Kiyohiko Azuma) 79,812 copies

5 – Shijou Saikyou no Denshi Kenichi #34 (Shin Matsuena) 79,759 copies

6 – Zettai Karen Children #17 (Takeshi Shiina) 71,091 copies

7 – Sakura Hima-Kaiden #2 (Arina Tanemura) 58,509 copies

8 – Gakuen Ace #19 (Tachibana Higuchi) 57,917 copies

9 – Kami no Mizu Shiru Sekai #5 (Tamiki Wakiki) 56,837 copies

10 – Angel Heart #30 (Tsukasa Hojou) 54,576 copies (166,415 total copies)

Take that! Bleach and Naruto! Even though non of them are on the charts…