Blade of the Immortal Volume 29: Beyond Good and Evil TPB

Media Release -- Dark Horse Comics' Blade of the Immortal Volume 29: Beyond Good and Evil was May's best-selling manga to comic book specialty retailers. In total, Dark Horse had two titles in the top ten.

Other publishers in the top ten include Kodansha Comics (three titles, led by Attack on Titan Volume 1 at #7), Seven Seas Entertainment (two titles, led by Monster Musume Volume 3 at #5), and VIZ Media (three titles, led by Vampire Knight Volume 18 at #3).

Please note that comics marked with an asterisk have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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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 usually 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.

Quantity Rank Retail Rank Index Diamond Code Title Publisher
1 2 1.51 JAN140208 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 29 BEYOND GOOD & EVIL (MR) DAR
2 3 0.96 JAN140204 SAMURAI EXECUTIONER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 DAR
3 8 0.88 MAR141446 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 18 VIZ
4 13 0.77 MAR141445 CLAYMORE GN VOL 24 VIZ
5 5 0.71 FEB141429 MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 03 (MR) ST.
6 4 0.68 MAR141196 THIS ONE SUMMER GN ST.
7 11 0.66 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 RAN
8 12 0.65 MAR141226 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 38 RAN
9 21 0.63 MAR141311 POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 22 RUBY SAPPHIRE VIZ
10 1 0.61 APR141263 ATTACK ON TITAN COLOSSAL ED TP VOL 01 RAN
11 14 0.61 MAR141235 MONSTER SOUL GN VOL 01 RAN
12 7 0.60 MAR141452 RANMA 1/2 2IN1 TP VOL 02 VIZ
13 26 0.57 MAR141442 NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 03 VIZ
14 9 0.57 FEB141425 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF HEARTS LOVE LABYRINTH OF THORNS GN (MR) ST.
15 19 0.52 MAR141227 GHOST IN SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX GN VOL 05 (MR) RAN
16 6 0.51 JAN140209 TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 DAR
17 15 0.49 FEB141426 DRAGONAR ACADEMY GN VOL 02 (MR) ST.
18 20 0.49 JUN121182 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 02 RAN
19 16 0.48 FEB141431 ZEROS FAMILIAR CHEVALIER GN VOL 01 (MR) ST.
20 17 0.45 MAR141443 NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 08 VIZ
21 24 0.45 MAR141454 GANGSTA GN VOL 02 (MR) VIZ
22 22 0.43 FEB141428 MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 06 (MR) ST.
23 42 0.40 MAR141438 PSYREN GN VOL 16 VIZ
24 31 0.40 MAR141237 SEVEN DEADLY SINS GN VOL 02 RAN
25 23 0.39 MAR141444 BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 08 VIZ
26 29 0.38 SEP121137 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 03 RAN
27 47 0.38 MAR141447 MIDNIGHT SECRETARY GN VOL 05 (MR) VIZ
28 27 0.38 MAR141479 SOUL EATER TP VOL 20 (MR) HAC
29 10 0.38 FEB141427 KANOKON GN COLL ED VOL 04 ST.
30 33 0.37 FEB141491 CARDFIGHT VANGUARD GN VOL 01 RAN
31 58 0.34 MAR141450 OTOMEN GN VOL 18 VIZ
32 18 0.34 MAR141276 WHISPERED WORDS GN VOL 01 SCB
33 43 0.33 MAR141423 FROM THE NEW WORLD GN VOL 04 RAN
34 40 0.33 MAR141236 MY LITTLE MONSTER GN VOL 02 RAN
35 53 0.33 MAR141451 PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE GN VOL 02 VIZ
36 32 0.32 MAR141466 HIGH SCHOOL DXD GN VOL 01 (MR) HAC
37 39 0.32 FEB141327 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 12 RAN
38 63 0.32 MAR141453 07 GHOST GN VOL 10 VIZ
39 46 0.30 JAN141232 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 01 RAN
40 49 0.29 JAN131196 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 04 RAN
41 51 0.29 NOV131124 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 11 RAN
42 35 0.28 MAR111301 BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 01 VIZ
43 44 0.28 MAR141125 TAKASUGI SANS OBENTO GN VOL 02 DIG
44 55 0.27 SEP131224 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 09 RAN
45 73 0.26 MAR141448 STROBE EDGE GN VOL 10 VIZ
46 50 0.26 MAR141181 PRIVATE TEACHER GN VOL 04 (MR) DIG
47 36 0.26 FEB141307 ANDROID ANGELS GN GEN
48 59 0.26 OCT131229 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 10 RAN
49 45 0.25 MAR141497 TRIAGE X GN VOL 06 (MR) HAC
50 65 0.25 MAR141225 CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 14 RAN