Here are Carlsen’s own bestsellers for 2008. I was surprised to see Neon Genesis Evangelion and Chibi Vampire rank so high, but besides that, nothing else strikes my eyes. If you wonder why Bleach isn’t on the list, the answer is because it’s Tokyopop.de’s license!


Ranking (only the best-sold volume of each series was counted):
1. (-) Naruto
2. (-) One Piece
3. (5) Vampire Knight
4. (3) DAISUKI
5. (New) Naruto – Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood
6. (8) Junjo Romantica
7. (15) Chibi Vampire
8. (New) Wanted!
9. (6) Futari Ecchi
10. (New) Ludwig Revolution
11. (New) Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
12. (New) Love Mode
13. (New) Neon Genesis Evangelion
14. (19) Fruits Basket
15. (New) Kyo Kara Maoh! Light Novel
16. (New) Blood Hound Special
17. (New) Only The Ring Finger Knows Light Novel
18. (14) Crown
19. (New) Rin!
20. (New) Special A
21. (New) Black Cat
22. (New) Nousatsu Junkie
23. (New) Personal Paradise
24. (New) Shaman King
25. (New) Love Hustler

Total
Seinen: 2 (+1) | Shounen: 5 (+2) | Josei: 0 (-) | Shoujo: 10 (+3) | Shoujo Ai: 0 | Shounen Ai: 4 (-1) | Light Novels: 3 (+3) | Art-books: 0 (-) | Global: 1 (-3) | Other: 0 (-)

Note: The number in the brackets indicate the rank it previously had in last year’s list, which only was composed of 20 titles.