While we saw the overall month explored before with the general mix of graphic novels for the month of August 2023, ICv2 has now broken out the manga into its own category to explore and see how things went down. While the world of manga struggles with getting reprints out there for older volumes, especially for smaller series, this month also shows a rare change in that Viz dominates but we do get three slots that go to other publishers.
We’ve seen the natural cooling down of the Spy x Family property and only two volumes are in the top twenty at the moment but we’ll see if that picks up later this year with the new season and film coming out. Topping the chart is the latest Jujutsu Kaisen and it has a few other volumes in the mix as well as One Piece continuing to do well.
When it comes to non-Viz Media books, things are a bit better this month than some recent months as there are four books are on it that aren’t from Viz Media. Dark Horse continues to do well with the high-priced prestige first volume of Berserk as it’s been charting for what feels like forever now. Yen Press gets Toilet Bound Hanako-kun this month along Oshi no Ko while Kodansha gets in a book with Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.
|Circana BookScan Top 20 Manga Graphic Novels – August 2023 (7/30/23 – 8/26/23)|
|1||JUJUTSU KAISEN VOL. 20||GEGE AKUTAMI||VIZ MEDIA|
|2||ONE PIECE VOL. 103||EIICHIRO ODA||VIZ MEDIA|
|3||JUJUTSU KAISEN VOL. 1||GEGE AKUTAMI||VIZ MEDIA|
|4||SPY X FAMILY VOL. 1||TATSUYA ENDO||VIZ MEDIA|
|5||DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 1||KOYOHARU GOTOUGE||VIZ MEDIA|
|6||JUJUTSU KAISEN VOL. 0||GEGE AKUTAMI||VIZ MEDIA|
|7||CHAINSAW MAN VOL. 1||TATSUKI FUJIMOTO||VIZ MEDIA|
|8||KOMI CAN’T COMMUNICATE VOL. 26||TOMOHITO ODA||VIZ MEDIA|
|9||KAIJU NO. 8 VOL. 7||NAOYA MATSUMOTO||VIZ MEDIA|
|10||SPIDER-MAN: FAKE RED||YUSUKE OSAWA||VIZ MEDIA|
|11||TOILET-BOUND HANAKO-KUN VOL. 18||AIDAIRO||YEN PRESS|
|12||JUJUTSU KAISEN VOL. 2||GEGE AKUTAMI||VIZ MEDIA|
|13||SPY X FAMILY VOL. 2||TATSUYA ENDO||VIZ MEDIA|
|14||BERSERK DELUXE VOL. 1 HC||KENTARO MIURA||DARK HORSE|
|15||GOODBYE, ERI||TATSUKI FUJIMOTO||VIZ MEDIA|
|16||MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR VOL. 1||KOMA WARITA||KODANSHA COMICS|
|17||DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA–STORIES OF WATER AND FLAME||RYOJI HIRANO||VIZ MEDIA|
|18||SOICHI: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION||JUNJI ITO||VIZ MEDIA|
|19||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 1||KOHEI HORIKOSHI||VIZ MEDIA|
|20||[OSHI NO KO] VOL. 3||AKA AKASAKA||YEN PRESS|