Naruto TPB Vol. 59Media Release -- Naruto and his friends face new challenges in VIZ Media's Naruto Volume 59, the latest volume of the fan-favorite series and November's best-selling manga title to direct market retailers. In total, VIZ had eight of the month's top ten manga volumes.

Kodansha Comics rounded out the top ten with two titles, led by Sailor Moon Volume 8 at #2.

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QtyRank RetailRank Index Title VendName
1 3 1.94 NARUTO TP VOL 59 VIZ
2 4 1.56 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 08 RAN
3 5 1.30 BLEACH TP VOL 50 VIZ
4 6 1.28 BLEACH TP VOL 51 VIZ
5 10 1.00 ONE PIECE TP VOL 65 VIZ
6 8 0.86 NEGIMA GN VOL 36 (MR) RAN
7 13 0.85 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 15 VIZ
8 14 0.83 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 10 VIZ
9 17 0.73 BAKUMAN TP VOL 16 VIZ
10 18 0.72 BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 08 VIZ
11 19 0.71 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TP VOL 13 VIZ
12 12 0.70 SOUL EATER TP VOL 11 HAC
13 22 0.65 CLAYMORE TP VOL 21 VIZ
14 15 0.57 SPICE AND WOLF GN VOL 07 (MR) HAC
15 16 0.56 SOUL EATER NOT TP VOL 02 HAC
16 20 0.55 KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE TP VOL 13 (MR) DAR
17 9 0.51 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 ED VOL 01 VIZ
18 11 0.50 TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 DAR
19 7 0.50 INTERVIEW W/T VAMPIRE GN VOL 01 CLAUDIAS STORY HAC
20 26 0.44 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 22 RAN
21 1 0.43 NAUSICAA O/T VALLEY O/T WIND BOX SET VIZ
22 21 0.43 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 03 (MR) ( ST.
23 24 0.39 HAGANAI I HAVE NO FRIENDS GN VOL 01 ST.
24 30 0.37 IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 03 (MR) HAC
25 38 0.37 RIN-NE GN VOL 10 VIZ
26 32 0.37 MELANCHOLY OF SUZUMIYA HARUHI CHAN GN VOL 06 HAC
27 28 0.36 HENTAI PRINCE AND THE STONY CAT GN VOL 01 DIG
28 37 0.36 BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT TP VOL 03 DAR
29 31 0.34 SOULLESS MANGA GN VOL 02 HAC
30 34 0.34 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 09 (MR) HAC
31 36 0.33 AIR GEAR GN VOL 26 (MR) RAN
32 46 0.33 STROBE EDGE GN VOL 01 VIZ
33 50 0.31 KIMI NI TODOKE GN VOL 15 FROM ME TO YOU VIZ
34 49 0.31 PSYREN GN VOL 07 VIZ
35 33 0.30 BUNNY DROP GN VOL 07 HAC
36 40 0.29 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 06 RAN
37 57 0.28 07 GHOST GN VOL 01 VIZ
38 69 0.27 STREET FIGHTER X SANRIO STICKER BOOK VIZ
39 41 0.27 ANGEL PARA BELLUM GN VOL 02 (MR) ST.
40 61 0.27 TEGAMI BACHI GN VOL 11 VIZ
41 43 0.26 STREET FIGHTER X SANRIO WORLD VIEW HC VIZ
42 53 0.25 MISSIONS OF LOVE GN VOL 01 RAN
43 63 0.25 AI ORE GN VOL 07 VIZ
44 64 0.25 KAMISAMA KISS TP VOL 11 VIZ
45 65 0.25 EXCEL SAGA TP VOL 24 VIZ
46 25 0.24 LOVE HINA OMNIBUS TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04 RAN
47 29 0.24 UMINEKO WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 01 LEGEND GOLDEN WITCH PART 1 ( HAC
48 55 0.24 MILES EDGEWORTH ACE ATTORNEY GN VOL 03 (MR) RAN
49 45 0.23 GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 15 (MR) RAN
50 47 0.23 HONEY SMILE GN DIG