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Viz Media's Naruto TP Volume 32 was the best-selling manga title based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops for November 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. Viz also took the #6 & #9-#10. TOKYOPOP netted the #2, #5 & #8 slots, while Dark Horse snagged #3-#4 and Random House earned the #7 spot. 

Please Note: This information can also be found in the Industry Statistics section of Diamond Online's Retailer Services Area.
 

TOP 50 MANGA
Based on Actual Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2008 

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Qty Rank

Retail Rank

Code

Description

Price

Ven

1

3

AUG084366

NARUTO TP VOL 32

$7.95

VIZ

2

2

AUG084307

FRUITS BASKET GN VOL 21 (Of 23)

$9.99

TOK

3

1

JUL080067

BERSERK TP VOL 26

$13.95

DAR

4

6

JUL080068

TRIGUN MAXIMUM TP VOL 13 DOUBLE DUEL

$9.95

DAR

5

4

JUL084252

WARCRAFT LEGENDS GN VOL 02 (Of 5)

$10.99

TOK

6

8

AUG084369

YU GI OH GX GN VOL 02

$7.99

VIZ

7

5

SEP083950

TSUBASA GN VOL 19

$10.95

RAN

8

7

AUG084310

CHIBI VAMPIRE GN VOL 11 (Of 13) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

9

10

AUG084385

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 11

$8.99

VIZ

10

11

AUG084399

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TP VOL 11

$9.99

VIZ

11

16

AUG084379

D GRAY MAN GN VOL 11

$7.99

VIZ

12

14

AUG083806

CODE GEASS LELOUCH O/REBELLION GN VOL 02

$9.99

BAN

13

12

JUN080102

OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 10

$10.95

DAR

14

21

AUG084377

CLAYMORE TP VOL 13

$7.99

VIZ

15

15

AUG084311

TRINITY BLOOD GN VOL 08 (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

16

18

AUG084395

NANA TP VOL 13 (MR)

$8.99

VIZ

17

28

AUG084370

BLACK CAT TP VOL 17

$7.99

VIZ

18

13

AUG084317

GTO EARLY YEARS SHONAN JUNAI GUMI GN VOL 09 (Of 15) (MR)

$12.99

TOK

19

35

AUG084374

SHAMAN KING TP VOL 19

$7.95

VIZ

20

26

JUL084356

INU YASHA TP VOL 35

$8.95

VIZ

21

30

AUG084391

FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN TP VOL 07

$8.99

VIZ

22

23

OCT084383

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO GN VOL 31 (Of 38) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

23

9

JAN080101

STYLE SCHOOL GN VOL 03

$16.95

DAR

24

24

AUG084318

ROSE HIP ROSE GN VOL 03 (Of 4) (MR)

$10.99

TOK

25

17

AUG083989

VAMPIRES PORTRAIT GN VOL 01 (Of 2) (MR)

$12.95

DIG

26

29

SEP083946

SCHOOL RUMBLE GN VOL 11

$10.95

RAN

27

49

AUG084383

CAPTIVE HEARTS GN VOL 01

$8.99

VIZ

28

43

AUG084312

VASSALORD GN VOL 02 (Of 2) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

29

57

AUG084380

HUNTER X HUNTER TP VOL 23

$7.99

VIZ

30

25

JUL083926

KABUKI GN VOL 01 (Of 4) FLOWER (MR)

$12.95

DIG

31

62

AUG084381

KUROHIME TP VOL 08

$7.99

VIZ

32

48

AUG084313

PEACE MAKER GN VOL 05 (Of 5) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

33

39

AUG084319

TOKKO GN VOL 02 (MR)

$10.99

TOK

34

27

JUL083929

ROMANTIC ILLUSIONS GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

35

42

SEP083943

GANKUTSUOU GN VOL 01

$10.95

RAN

36

44

AUG083963

AIR GEAR GN VOL 10 (MR)

$10.95

RAN

37

53

AUG084393

SA GN VOL 07

$8.99

VIZ

38

31

AUG083985

SIGHING KISS GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

39

33

JUL083928

PATHOS GN VOL 02 (Of 2) (MR)

$12.95

DIG

40

58

AUG084392

SKIP BEAT TP VOL 15

$8.99

VIZ

41

61

AUG084388

HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT GN VOL 06

$8.99

VIZ

42

36

SEP083962

DAWN O/LOVE GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

43

63

AUG084384

WE WERE THERE GN VOL 01

$8.99

VIZ

44

38

JUL083930

SUNFLOWER GN VOL 02 (Of 2) (MR)

$12.95

DIG

45

40

AUG083997

BAREFOOT WALTZ GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

46

56

AUG084321

YOUR & MY SECRET GN VOL 03 (Of 4)

$9.99

TOK

47

84

AUG084373

PRINCE O/TENNIS GN VOL 28

$7.95

VIZ

48

59

AUG084314

KING O/THORN GN VOL 06 (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

49

85

JUL084337

LEGEND O/ZELDA GN VOL 01

$7.99

VIZ

50

45

JUL083924

RED ANGEL GN VOL 02 (Of 2) (MR)

$12.95

DIG


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