This week's edition of the New York Times Graphic Books list, is out this morning, and lo and behold -- the latest volume of Full Metal Alchemist (which made its top 10 debut last week) was able to knock Bleach Volume 28 off its 3-week stint at #1. Also new and notable: the final volume of Chibi Vampire by Yuna Kagesaki, which debuted this week at #4.
At last week's TokyoPop Insider webcast, they broadcast the video trailer for this climatic final chapter. Check it out on TokyoPop's YouTube channel. You can also read a sample chapter from Chibi Vampire Vol. 14 on TokyoPop.com. Chibi Vampire is just one of two vampire-themed books from TokyoPop that made its debut this week. The other is the third volume of Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber, Elisa Kwon and Rem, an original graphic novel created as part of TokyoPop's partnership with Harper Collins.
Also worth noting: If you've been following the New York Times Manga Bestseller List like I have, check out Erica Friedman's open letter to the editors asking about their apparent lack of interest in manga.
Here's the rest of the New York Times Manga Bestseller list for the week ending September 26, 2009:
|1||5 ↑||2 wks||Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 20||Hiromu Arakawa||VIZ Media|
|2||1 ↓||4 wk||Bleach Volume 28||Tite Kubo||Shonen Jump / VIZ Media|
|3||3 ↔||2 wks||Yotsuba&! Volume 6||Kiyohiko Azuma||Yen Press|
|4||NEW||1 wk||Chibi Vampire Volume 14||Yuna Kagesaki||TOKYOPOP|
|5||2 ↓||13 wks||Naruto Volume 45||Masashi Kishimoto||Shonen Jump / VIZ Media|
|6||6 ↔||7 wks||Vampire Knight Volume 7||Matsuri Hino||Shojo Beat / VIZ Media|
|7||10 ↑||22 wks||Naruto Volume 43||Masashi Kishimoto||Shonen Jump / VIZ Media|
|8||9 ↑||8 wks||Black Bird Volume 1||Kanako Sakurakoji||Shojo Beat / VIZ Media|
|9||NEW||1 wk||Vampire Kisses Volume 3||Ellen Schreiber, Elisa Kwon and rem||TOKYOPOP|
|10||7 ↓||13 wks||Fruits Basket Volume 23||Natsuki Takaya||TOKYOPOP|
NOTE: "RET" means that a title has returned to the Top 10 after an absence of a week or more. Weeks on the chart are counted as weeks on the Top 10.
Image credit: © Yuna Kagesaki