While last week's top 10 was dominated by five volumes of One Piece by Eiichiro Oda, this week's New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller List, finds that the pirate invasion was a short one, as most of the prior week's top sellers have returned to reclaim their spots.
For the second week in a row, the first volume of Rosario + Vampire Season II hangs on to the top of the charts. Meanwhile, proving that every dog has his day, the sci-fi action thriller Dogs: Bullets and Carnage and the ever-popular (and very long running) fantasy series InuYasha grabbed the #5 and #7 spots respectively.
Five weeks after its debut. Twilight The Graphic Novel continues to rule the graphic novels hardcover list. Take that Kick-Ass!
Here's the rest of the New York Times Graphic Books Manga Top 10 for the week ending April 17, 2010.
|1||2 ↔||2 wks||Rosario + Vampire: Season II Volume 1||Akihisa Ikeda||Shonen Jump Advanced / VIZ Media|
|2||3 ↑||11 wks||Naruto Volume 47||Masashi Kishimoto||Shonen Jump / VIZ Media|
|3||4 ↑||2 wks||The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross Volume 11||Arina Tanemura||Shojo Beat / VIZ Media|
|4||2 ↓||2 wks||Yu-Gi-Oh! R Volume 4||Kazuki Takahashi and Akira Ito||Shonen Jump / VIZ Media|
|5||NEW||1 wk||Dogs: Bullets & Carnage Volume 3||Shirow Miwa||VIZ Signature / VIZ Media|
|6||10 ↑||12 wks||Black Butler Volume 1||Yana Toboso||Yen Press|
|7||NEW||1 wk||InuYasha Volume 47||Rumiko Takahashi||Shonen Sunday / VIZ Media|
|8||RET||10 wks||Vampire Knight Volume 9||Matsuri Hino||Shojo Beat / VIZ Media|
|9||RET||7 wks||Soul Eater Volume 2||Yana Toboso||Yen Press|
|10||RET||6 wks||Bleach Volume 30||Tite Kubo||Shonen Jump/ VIZ Media|
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 credits: ROSARIO TO VAMPIRE SEASON 2 © 2007 by Akihisa Ikeda / SHUEISHA Inc..