Viz Media unleashed “Naruto Nation” last week, releasing three volumes of Masashi Kishimoto’s international phenomenon into the book market. So, it should surprise absolutely no one that all three cracked USA Today’s Top 150 Books list: Vol. 18 at No. 116, Vol. 17 at No. 123, and Vol. 16 at 131.
Meanwhile, the 17th volume of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket fell 42 spots at No. 76.
The USA Today list tracks all genres and types of books sold in some 4,700 brick-and-mortar and online stores.
“Naruto Nation” continues through the end of the year, with Viz releasing three new volumes each month to catch up with the Japanese series in time for the start of a major new story arc with Vol. 28.
The three new volumes of Naruto are due in comics shops next week.