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Manga, Anime, and Comics: Top 10 Charts for of the week: Oct 08, 2007

Before I post "Dogs of War" comics update.

In search for what is the art trend and what's going on in the industry. I decide I should post some top ten of what I am interested in and post it.

Note* I was trying to find any top ten on Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, but I couldn't find any info on the US comics chart on regular US comics

Top 10 Comics (Manga, USA) (source Publisher Weekly.)

1. Bleach, Volume 20. Tite Kubo. Viz Media
A story of a high school student that can see ghosts, Bleach is also broadcast on the Adult Swim block on the Cartoon Network.

2. Fruits Basket, Volume 17. Natsuki Takaya. Tokyopop.

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeff Kinney. Abrams.

4. Naruto, Volume 15. Mashashi Kishimoto. (I heard of this one all over the website, is it that good?)

5. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 1.
Laurell K. Hamilton. Art by Brett Booth. Marvel Comics (Finally, feel like home a little)

6. Absolute Boyfriend, Volume 4. Yuu Watase. Viz Media

7. Full Metal Alchemist, Volume 14. Hiromu Arakawa. Viz Media

8. Hellsing, Volume 8. Kohta Hirano. Dark Horse.
* Dark Horse has sold more than 20,000 copies of Hellsing vol. 8 since July, said DH publicity director Jeremy Atkins. But vol. 7, which sold more than 30,000 copies, was published in 2005. DH published the first seven volumes of the licensed manga series so quickly they caught up with Japanese publishing schedule and had to hold back.

9. Kingdom Hearts II, Volume 1. Shiro Amano. Tokyopop.

10. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Volume 14. Clamp Del Rey.

Top 10 Japanese Manga for the week ending 9/19: (According to Tohan)

1. Nana, vol. 18
2. One Piece, vol. 47
3. Life, vol. 16
4. Ouran High School Host Club, vol. 11
5. Lucky☆Star, vol. 5
6. Ahiru no Sora, vol. 17
7. Fairy Tail, vol. 6
8. Fist of the Blue Sky, vol. 17
9. Hajime no Ippo, vol. 81
10. Tantei Gakuen Q Premium

Top 10 Anime: ( I still have no idea what most of these are about)

1: Bokura no
2: Kaze no Shoujo Emily
3: Seirei no Moribito
4: Toward the Terra
5: Ooedo Rocket
6: Baccano!
7: El Cazador de la Bruja
8: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
9: Les Miserables
10: Darker than Black

Now I too have to go find my personal favorite and catch up with the rest of the world.


Anyway,here is "Karmen Rider" or "Mask Rider", the classic stuff I grew up with watching the 3rd or 4th rerun so many time, it is very inspiring to see every time even now. It is actually the great grandfather of all these new Stupid Ranger Team stuff. Once in a while there will be good ones, but again those are for kids. As long as it inspire them to do some goods, then it's cool.

This one might be a remake or so...? Looks so much better and it has the old cool retro design to it.