Jump ToC Rankings (Issue 51, 2014)

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Japanese Issue 51

WSJ Cover 51 2014

Takujo no AGEHA: The Table Tennis of AGEHA (Cover, Lead Colour Page, New Series)
1. Assasination Classroom
2. One Piece
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (Center Colour, Anime Cast Announcement)
3. Haikyuu!!
4. My Hero Academia
Hinomaru Zumō (Center Colour)
5. PSI Kusuo Saiki
6. Toriko
7. Gin Tama
8. World Trigger
Isobe Isobee Monogatari (Center Colour)
9. Nisekoi: False Love
10. Bleach
Moto Yōkai Pochimaru (One-Shot)
11. Judos
12. Kochikame
13. Hi-Fi CLUSTER
14. Sporting Salt

Food Wars! seiyuu: Erina is voiced by Risa Taneda, Megumi is voiced by Minami Takahashi, Nikumi is voiced by Shizuka Ishigami.

I would just like to bring further attention to how much of a veritable monster My Hero Academia is being. I said volume 1 sold out? Sales numbers for the week were 71,575. I found this chart online:
Feb 2008 - Nov 2014 Debut Series DataIt shows that, with a 6-day debut week, it’s the third-fastest-selling of all new Jump manga for their debut weeks since February 2008. However, if you factor in the amount of days, it’s 4th behind Food Wars!, which it only beat by 200 despite being on the shelf for two more days. Either way, a huge deal. Not to mention that the digital version is selling like hotcakes on Amazon. In a country that doesn’t usually embrace digital distribution.

What I’m saying here is that, if you were still holding back out of fear of cancellation, there’s no need. It’s safe.

On the other hand, take a look at the sales of Hinomaru Zumō. Fairly low by Jump standards, and volume 2 saw very little growth at 28,864 as of this week. This doesn’t necessarily make it an unsafe follow. Jump has been known to prop up a series with slow-selling tankōbon if they’re doing well in the rankings. On the other end of the scale, series that do poorly in the rankings may receive leniency if they’re the sort that does better as a tankōbon or anime, but this is rarer and requires truly exceptional performance (see: Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, To Love-Ru).

So Hinomaru Zumō is also safe, but it’s in danger if its rankings slip before sales rise.

Japanese Issue 52

Cover, Lead Colour: E-Robot (New Series)
Center Colour: My Hero Academia, Nisekoi: False Love, Takujo no AGEHA: The Table Tennis of AGEHA

English Issue 50

English Jump Cover 50 2014Naruto (Chapter 699, Cover, Lead Colour)
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
One Piece
Toriko
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
Hi-Fi CLUSTER
Blue Exorcist
World Trigger
Nisekoi: False Love
Bleach
Naruto (Jump Back)
Naruto (Chapter 700, Full Colour, Final Chapter)

Amusingly, the Jump Back for Naruto this issue was chapter 2, which introduces Konohamaru, and Naruto makes a subtle reference to that chapter’s events towards the end of chapter 700.

E-Robot will, in fact, be running in the English magazine for Jump Start, as confirmed by the editor set for that series. Next week is Takujo no AGEHA: The Table Tennis of AGEHA, though. And yes, that’s the English title. I’m using the full thing for consistency since I always use the official English titles.

The next promo card is Elemental HERO Core.

This week’s Nihongo Lesson explains the term “otsukaresama deshita”, thanks to how ubiquitous it is in this week’s comments:

English Jump Comments 50 2014

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