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I guess this is a little late considering that I already posted Carlsen‘s overall Top 25 for 2008. However, if you love charts you might like these ones nonetheless. Here are more of Carlsen‘s manga bestsellers and this time for October, November and December.

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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!

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Here are the rest of Tokyopop.de‘s Top 20 for last year. I was too lazy to count the different demographics for each week, so you just have them in ‘raw’ form. There aren’t too many differences between them anyways. Death Note does still sell well. Finder is a guaranteed bestseller. And the rest are mainly shoujo titles, like Rockin’ Heaven, Mitsu x Mitsu Drops or Shinshi Doumei Cross. And I bet Ellen Schreiber is a BILLIONAIRE by now! It’s a GIRL’s world, after all!
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(My desktop PC and notebook both are malfunctioning, which is why I didn’t post this ~ a week earlier. This is how I browsed the net for more than a week! Violet/magenta/pink/fuchsia/whatever lines and a resolution of 640*480! My eyes still hurt!)

Tokyopop‘s December newsletter not only contained information that Kodansha let their license expire, but addressed two more matters. First, the usual list of January releases (I’ll post them once I’m at my university residence again), but more importantly: their new manga licenses for summer 2009.

Before I’ll post their list of new licenses, here are my thoughts on the “cancellation” of Tokyopop‘s titles from Kodansha.

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I’ll make it short, because I should be working on a presentation. The top 20 are dominated by shoujo and shounen series, which is to be expected as that’s pretty much what Tokyopop.de publishes. Vampire Kisses is still doing surprisingly well, with just one week off the charts and even managing a Top 3 place.

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And still no charts byMedia Control GfK charts! I wish they would finally introduce them, so I don’t have to post 5 charts per month (1 from Carlsen& 4 from Tokyopop.de). Here are Carlsen‘s 25 bestsellers for September:

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We have a new number one in week #37! The OEL manga Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber dethroned Finder. Gratz! I’m sure Tokyopop will be very happy. Tokyopop will also be very happy that Freche Mädchen – freche Manga volume #1 managed to stay in the top 20 for 16 consecutive weeks and thereby is the manga with the longest run in Top 20 so far. That’s not bad at all for an original German production. This is just Tokyopop’s own chart, but those two, plus the Warcraft and Starcraft manga, still indicate a trend towards a broader acceptance of Global Manga.

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Tokyopop’s ranking for 36th week of 2008 is nearly just shoujo. A shoujo list, with a rape yaoi (source: female friend, her comment: “There are much better yaoi series out there, this series contains one rape after another.”) at the top. And girls complain about moe and loli?! Come on, get rid of those double standards (Article is in English)! No seinen found its way into the Top 20, which is no surprise, as Tokyopop doesn’t have many in its line to begin with. Full list below.

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Still no manga charts by Media Control GfK. I wonder how long it’ll take for them to get into business! Instead, Carlsen posts their own bestsellers once more.

The previous rank doesn’t relate to the actual volume, but to the respective series. Each series is only represented by one volume. I use the RE, as re-entry into the list.

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More charts! After Carlsen‘s own monthly bestselling list, here comes Tokyopop.de’s weekly top 20. In their charts they don’t only rank the bestselling volume for each series, but every volume that sold enough copies to be on the list. I didn’t add the genre for each manga, because that seem useless and if you’re interested about the divergence you still can check the information provided below each ranking. Tokyopop.de‘s weekly top 20 have been in existence since week 18 in 2007.
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