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Top 50 Manga Graphic Novels & TPs: May 2009

Dark Horse Comics' Berserk Volume 29 TP was the best-selling manga title in the month of May, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors. In total, the publisher took six of the top ten manga spots for the month.

Other publishers in the top ten include Viz Media, Digital Manga, and Tokyopop.

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TOP 50 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2009

Quantity Rank Dollar Rank Item Code Description Price Vendor
1 1 JAN090139 BERSERK TP VOL 29 (MR) $13.95 DAR
2 3 DEC080072 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 32 $10.95 DAR
3 5 FEB094515 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ
4 4 MAR094209 HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D GN VOL 03 (MR) $13.95 DIG
5 6 FEB090062 MPD PSYCHO TP VOL 09 (MR) $12.95 DAR
6 2 NOV080012 CLOVER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.95 DAR
7 7 FEB094456 RETURN TO LABYRINTH GN VOL 03 (OF 4) $12.99 TOK
8 13 FEB094493 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 13 $7.99 VIZ
9 8 JAN090138 BLOOD PLUS ADAGIO GN VOL 01 $10.95 DAR
10 9 JAN090140 KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE TP VOL 09 (MR) $10.95 DAR
11 17 FEB094503 NANA TP VOL 16 (MR) $8.99 VIZ
12 12 FEB094463 TRINITY BLOOD GN VOL 10 (OF 11) (MR) $10.99 TOK
13 22 FEB094491 BLACK CAT TP VOL 20 $7.99 VIZ
14 10 FEB094481 PLUTO URASAWA X TEZUKA GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ
15 11 FEB094227 AIR GEAR GN VOL 12 (MR) $10.99 RAN
16 15 FEB094464 PET SHOP OF HORRORS TOKYO GN VOL 04 (OF 5) (MR) $10.99 TOK
17 36 FEB094488 HIKARU NO GO TP VOL 15 $7.95 VIZ
18 24 FEB094483 VAGABOND TP VOL 29 (MR) $9.95 VIZ
19 18 FEB094238 WALLFLOWER GN VOL 19 (MR) $10.99 RAN
20 19 FEB094235 SCHOOL RUMBLE GN VOL 12 $10.99 RAN
21 20 FEB094229 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 06 $10.99 RAN
22 25 FEB094457 SGT FROG GN VOL 17 $10.99 TOK
23 14 FEB094514 IKIGAMI ULTIMATE LIMIT GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
24 48 FEB094496 KUROHIME TP VOL 11 $7.99 VIZ
25 30 JAN094524 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
27 27 FEB094455 FUTURE DIARY GN VOL 01 (OF 6) (MR) $10.99 TOK
26 39 JAN090292 GENGHIS KHAN TO THE ENDS OF EARTH AND SEA VOL 01 $9.99 DC 
28 41 FEB094504 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 18 $8.99 VIZ
29 46 FEB094499 SA GN VOL 10 $8.99 VIZ
30 47 FEB094502 HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT GN VOL 09 $8.99 VIZ
31 35 FEB094459 ANIMAL ACADEMY GN VOL 01 (OF 7) HAKOBUNE HAKUSHO $10.99 TOK
32 26 FEB094231 MAID WAR CHRONICLE GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
33 28 FEB094236 SHUGO CHARA GN VOL 06 $10.99 RAN
34 21 MAR094205 LIVING FOR TOMORROW GN (MR) $12.95 DIG
35 23 FEB094234 PARASYTE GN VOL 07 (OF 8) (MR) $12.99 RAN
36 40 FEB094458 BURST ANGEL MANGA VOL 03 (OF 3) (MR) $10.99 TOK
37 42 FEB094462 TOGAINU NO CHI GN VOL 02 (OF 5) (MR) $10.99 TOK
38 51 FEB094512 HAYATE COMBAT BUTLER TP VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
39 63 FEB094495 YU YU HAKUSHO TP VOL 17 $7.95 VIZ
40 64 FEB094486 DR SLUMP TP VOL 18 $7.99 VIZ
41 29 MAR094208 AWAKEN FOREST GN (MR) $12.95 DIG
42 59 FEB094498 OTOMEN GN VOL 02 $8.99 VIZ
44 33 JAN094525 DOGS TP VOL 00 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
43 56 FEB094505 LOVE COM TP VOL 12 $8.99 VIZ
45 34 FEB094482 OISHINBO GN VOL 03 RAMEN & GYOZA $12.99 VIZ
46 69 FEB094489 PRINCE OF TENNIS GN VOL 31 $7.95 VIZ
47 50 FEB094460 GAKUEN ALICE GN VOL 07 (OF 16) $10.99 TOK
48 16 JAN094528 VAGABOND VIZBIG ED GN VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 VIZ
49 61 FEB094497 CAPTIVE HEARTS GN VOL 04 $8.99 VIZ
51 32 MAR094206 BRILLIANT BLUE GN VOL 01 (OF 2) (MR) $12.95 DIG
50 44 APR091061 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 02 $10.99 HAC

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 4,000+ accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.