In its second week of release, the 21st volume of Naruto climbs 30 places to No. 39 on USA Today’s Top 150 Books list. It’s followed by Vol. 20, up 23 spots at No. 54, and Vol. 19, up five places at No. 77.
The three volumes of Masashi Kishimoto’s hit fight manga are the second wave of Viz Media’s “Naruto Nation” campaign. The 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 21st volume of Tite Kubo’s Bleach, which held the 109th spot last week, fell off the chart.
The USA Today list tracks all genres and types of books sold in some 4,700 brick-and-mortar and online stores.