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NY Times Manga Bestsellers: Rosario + Vampire Rules, Dogs and Inuyasha Debut

By April 23, 2010

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Rosario + Vampire Season II  Vol. 1While 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.

This
Week
Last
Week
Weeks
on List
TitleAuthor/ArtistPublisher
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..

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