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Yuma's quest to collect all one hundred Numbers Cards to restore her brother continues in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 2 from VIZ Media, the best-selling manga to comics specialty retailers in December. In total, VIZ Media had six of the month's top ten books.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in December's top ten, led by Oh My Goddess! Volume 43 at #5. Also in the top ten were Kodansha Comics with Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Volume 16 at #6 and Yen Press with Puella Magi Madoka Magica Volume 3 at #10.

TOP 50 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 1.42 SEP121242 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
2 3 1.26 SEP121245 BLEACH TP VOL 52 $9.99 VIZ
3 4 1.24 SEP121246 BLEACH TP VOL 53 $9.99 VIZ
4 5 1.20 OCT121253 BLEACH TP VOL 54 $9.99 VIZ
5 6 0.92 AUG120087 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 43 $12.99 DAR
6 7 0.80 SEP121138 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 16 $10.99 RAN
7 11 0.75 AUG120088 NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 12 $9.99 DAR
8 13 0.69 SEP121243 BAKUMAN TP VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ
9 17 0.65 SEP121244 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 23 $9.99 VIZ
10 9 0.56 OCT121275 PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA GN VOL 03 $11.99 HAC
11 15 0.51 OCT121268 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF HEARTS MY FANATIC RABBIT GN VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
12 16 0.50 OCT121274 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 13 $11.99 HAC
13 18 0.49 OCT121273 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 14 $11.99 HAC
14 2 0.47 SEP121235 TEZUKA MESSAGE TO ADOLF GN VOL 02 (OF 2) (MR) $26.95 RAN
15 10 0.41 SEP121249 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 10 (MR) $17.99 VIZ
16 20 0.38 SEP121189 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 06 $12.99 ST.
17 28 0.37 SEP121239 DEMON LOVE SPELL GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
18 8 0.36 OCT121271 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 20 MASSACRE ARC PT 2 $18.99 HAC
19 12 0.35 SEP121247 VAGABOND VIZBIG ED GN VOL 11 (MR) $19.99 VIZ
20 31 0.34 SEP121261 BLACK BIRD GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
21 14 0.33 OCT121269 BLOOD LAD GN VOL 01 $18.99 HAC
22 24 0.31 SEP121191 MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
23 25 0.30 AUG121353 NAOKI URASAWA 21ST CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ
24 35 0.30 OCT121254 PSYREN GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
25 36 0.30 SEP121252 EARL AND FAIRY GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
26 38 0.29 OCT121258 DENGEKI DAISY GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
27 39 0.29 SEP121254 NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
28 41 0.28 OCT121267 OTOMEN GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ
29 42 0.27 SEP121260 DAWN OF THE ARCANA TP VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
30 19 0.27 SEP121190 DANCE I/T VAMPIRE BUND OMNIBUS VOL 01 $19.99 ST.
31 29 0.27 OCT121277 SPICE AND WOLF NOVEL VOL 07 $11.99 HAC
32 21 0.26 NOV121357 TEZUKA BOOK OF HUMAN INSECTS TP (MR) $16.95 RAN
33 22 0.24 OCT121272 KAORU MORI ANYTHING & SOMETHING HC $16.99 HAC
34 47 0.24 OCT121257 JIU JIU GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
35 30 0.24 SEP121047 LOVE MAKES EVERYTHING RIGHT GN (MR) $12.95 DIG
36 32 0.24 SEP121045 CARAMEL GN (MR) $12.95 DIG
37 48 0.23 OCT121264 HUNTER X HUNTER TP VOL 29 $9.99 VIZ
38 49 0.22 SEP121262 NATSUMES BOOK OF FRIENDS TP VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
39 50 0.22 SEP121259 DEVIL & HER LOVE SONG GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
40 33 0.22 SEP121046 IVE SEEN IT ALL GN VOL 02 (OF 2) (MR) $12.95 DIG
41 34 0.22 SEP121048 NINTH LIFE LOVE GN $12.95 DIG
42 64 0.21 OCT121263 WINX CLUB GN VOL 05 $6.99 VIZ
43 23 0.21 MAY121307 CAPTAIN COMMANDO GN VOL 02 (OF 2) $19.99 UDO
44 45 0.21 SEP121137 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 03 $10.99 RAN
45 51 0.21 OCT121265 ULTIMO GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
46 52 0.21 SEP121257 ARATA THE LEGEND TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
47 43 0.21 SEP121248 DOROHEDORO GN VOL 08 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
48 46 0.20 JUL121127 CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 08 $10.99 RAN
49 54 0.20 OCT121266 ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
50 53 0.20 OCT121256 STROBE EDGE GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ

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About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Batman remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles' ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.