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New York Times Lists Manga Best Sellers

The New York Time makes a list of manga best sellers in the US from December 16 - 22.


1. MAXIMUM RIDE, VOL. 6, by James Patterson. (Yen Press, $12.99)

2. PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, VOL. 3, Magica Quartet. (Yen Press, $11.99)

3. NARUTO, VOL. 59, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99)

4. BAKUMAN, VOL. 17, by Tsugumi Ohba. (VIZ Media, $9.99)

5. YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL, VOL. 2, by Kazuki Takahashi. (VIZ Media, $9.99)

6. YOTSUBA&!, VOL. 11, by Kiyohiko Azuma. (Yen Press, $11.99)

7. BLACK BIRD, VOL. 15, by Kanoko Sakurakouji. (VIZ Media, $9.99)

8. BLEACH, VOL. 52, by Tite Kubo. (VIZ Media, $9.99)

9. NARUTO, VOL. 58, by Masashi Kishimoto. (VIZ Media, $9.99)

10. SPICE AND WOLF, VOL. 7, by Isuna Hasekura. (Yen Press, $12.99)

Did the list go as you expected?


lovely_tunes 31st-Dec-2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
no One Piece? they don't seem to have any taste...
kumiko_0503 31st-Dec-2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
MTE... where's one piece???
queryz 1st-Jan-2013 11:35 am (UTC)
yeah. Why?
crystalluvshun 1st-Jan-2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
well it is an adaption of a series of fantasy novels written by an American writer that were already very popular over there, so I'm sure that alone generated alot of buzz around the manga version. If it were not adapted from some famous American novel, I doubt it would sell that much.

btw even though the artist is Korean, the adaption is actually a OEL manga (as in original english language manga)...not manhwa, and neither is it a original japanese language manga either.

You don't necessarily need to be Japanese in order to create mangas, and just because the artist is Korean does not automatically make it a manhwa.
Authentic japanese mangas are created in Japan, while authentic manhwas come from Korea. But this OEL manga adaption of 'Maximum Ride' came from neither countries.

Edited at 2013-01-01 05:10 pm (UTC)
terrorpinguchib 1st-Jan-2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
crystalluvshun 3rd-Jan-2013 08:24 am (UTC)
you have your own opinion and preference of course, if mangas created elsewhere besides Japan is considered "tacky", then sure, your opinion.

But your opinion does not impact on the fact that nowadays, there seems to be different kinds of graphic novel styles that are considered "manga", but like I said, authentic Japanese mangas are still works produced in Japan. Another type that is considered as "mangas" nowadays are what I mentioned before as OEL mangas, which uses similar styles to the 'true' manga, but they are "mangas" created in America (or any other english speaking country) & originally published in english.

You are entitled to your own opinion of course, but the reality is, nowadays there's other kinds of graphic novels similar to 'true' japanese mangas that are also classified as 'manga'...these days, 'mangas' seems to have evolved into a slightly broader term & artwork, it's no longer reserved to just 'authentic' japanese mangas created in Japan.
crystalluvshun 4th-Jan-2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
your personal ignorant slander of me is not needed, thank you. I was merely stating the facts in a civil manner, and here you are suddenly making groundless and utterly nonsensical insults.

If what I said was such nonsense, then explain to me why there are such things called OEL mangas? I bet you haven't even heard of the 'International manga' genre either, right? Or "American mangas"? "Nouvelle mangas"? Perhaps you should do some research yourself, because it doesn't sound like you have...and seriously, fix up your attitude because your hypocrisy is not doing you any favors, it only makes you look worse and makes you sound like a ignorant arse who hasn't even done the proper research.

Although there are some disputes over the terms "OEL manga" and 'International manga' genre, since 'manga' is still foremost a term for 'japanese comics' specifically, but that does not change the fact that "OEL manga" and "International manga" etc are still widely used terms to refer to some non-Japanese graphic novels/comics which were inspired from the japanese manga style. Also, 'Nouvelle manga' was actually a term coined by a Japanese manga artist, and the term 'International manga' is used by Japan's ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is also used by some Americans.
But I don't suppose you know all these either, right? If you had done some research, then you would've known all these facts, without me having to explain them all to you. Who's really full of shit?

A bit of advice, the next time you want to insult someone, make sure you do the proper research first to make sure your argument is creditable otherwise it's just a load of bullsh*t and makes you look stupid.

Edited at 2013-01-05 01:47 am (UTC)
pumpkinskin 31st-Dec-2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
Yes! @ Yotsuba&!
crystalluvshun 1st-Jan-2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
where's One Piece? I'm shocked it's not up there...
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