Naruto continues its slide back down USA Today’s Top 150 Books list as Vol. 18 slips 24 spots to No. 74, Vol. 17 falls 28 spots to No. 100, and Vol. 16 drops 21 spots to No. 117.
Don’t cry too much for Masashi Kishimoto’s little ninja: The next three volumes from the hit international manga series likely will debut on the book chart next week as part of Viz Media’s “Naruto Nation” campaign. That initiative continues through the end of the year, with three volumes released each month to catch up with the Japanese series in time for the start of a major new story arc with Vol. 28.
The USA Today list tracks all genres and types of books sold in some 4,700 brick-and-mortar and online stores.