Not only does Nodame Cantabile lead the animation DVD chart this week, but its original manga's volume 18 also leads the comic ranking chart. Even the limited edition of that volume, with its higher price and Puririn mascot figurine, placed #8. Clamp's Tsubasa only reached #3 with volume 19, but the much anticipated Tsubasa manga/DVD packs arrive later this year. Despite all the new Kodansha volumes, Naruto and Bleach stayed in the top ten for a third week. While Slam Dunk is a distant memory, basketball manga is still going strong with both Ahiru no Sora and Dear Boys Act II in the top ten.
Rank Prev. Rank Title Author Publisher Price 1 - Nodame Cantabile #18 Tomoko Ninomiya Kodansha Y410 2 1 Naruto #38 Masashi Kishimoto Shueisha Y410 3 - Tsubasa #19 CLAMP Kodansha Y420 4 2 Bleach #28 Kubotite Shueisha Y410 5 - Ahiru no Sora #16 Takeshi Hinata Kodansha Y420 6 - Beck #30 Harold Sakuishi Kodansha Y530 7 - School Rumble #17 Jin Kobayashi Kodansha Y420 8 - Limited Edition: Nodame Cantabile #18 Tomoko Ninomiya Kodansha Y1100 9 - Dear Boys Act II #25 Hiroki Yagami Kodansha Y420 10 3 The Prince of Tennis #38 Takeshi Konomi Shueisha Y410
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