Things are a little quieter on the list front now that New Years has long passed, but there's still plenty to work with.
- Not a lot of news in the States-- Naruto #33 has fallen to the 140spot on the USA Today booklist.
- Meanwhile, Amazon.com's bestselling anime this particular hour, excluding stuff that is really not anime (Open Season? What?!), are Resident Evil: Degeneration and Ghost in the Shell: Innocence on Blu-Ray, as with last week, followed by Howl's Moving Castle, Resident Evil on regular DVD, and the Avatar Book 3 Collection.
- Another new addition: Amazon's top-sellers list for manga. Is this what you would have expected? Topping the list are TOKYOPOP's Warriors (volume 2), Japanese in Mangaland: Basic Japanese Course Using Manga, Scott McCloud's Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, Junjo Romantica volume 8, and of course, Naruto volume 33. Yes, a yaoi manga is currently outselling Naruto. I have to admit, it kind of made me grin.
- The number one movie in Japan for this weekend is Kansen Rettou, a live-action adaptation of Masasumi Kakizaki's seinen horror manga. It bumped Wall-E and Che down to numbers 2 and 3 respectively. Good times!
Aaaaaand we're moving on to Oricon!
The number one DVD in Japan is the V6 Live Tour 2008 Vibesconcert DVD. You remember V6, right? First OP for InuYasha(“Change the World”)? Eyeshield 21's “Breakthrough”? Clannad After Story volume 2 is also the #5 DVD in Japan this week.
This week's top-viewed anime list is rather odd...apparently there was a big Anime Major marathon, because the show has six of the top ten slots, all for showings on January 3. Also, the Doraemon 30 anniversary special that aired on December 31 hit 8.7% ratings, taking the #3 spot on the list. (As usual, Sazae-san and Chibi Maruko-chan took first and second.)
Last but not least, the week's best-selling manga features new volumes in all of the top five: Eyeshield 21 #33 in first place, followed by Natsume Yuujinchou #7, To-LoveRu #12, Bakuman. #1, and Nurarihyon no Mago #3.