I don’t follow sales charts as religiously as I used to, but this item is certainly worth noting: The 16th volume of Natsuki Takaya’s popular Fruits Basket series
debuts at jumps to No. 15 on USA Today’s Top 150 list of best-sellers, marking what blogger Brigid Alverson says is the best-ever showing for a manga.
The volume debuted last week at No. 122.
Naruto, Vol. 11, previously had peaked at No. 21 on the newspaper’s list, which tracks all genres and types of books sold in some 4,700 brick-and-mortar and online stores.
The current volume of Naruto, Vol. 13, fell from No. 84 to No. 118 on this week’s chart.
No American graphic novels made the list, but Peter David’s novelization of Spider-Man 3 charted at No. 108, followed by Spider-Man 3: The Junior Novel at No. 110.