Tsubasa #23 Sales Report, NOBODY KNOWS cover

A week after the release of Tsubasa #23, let’s take a look at its performance in the most important japanese charts.


Tsubasa #23 Sales Report:

•E-hon Daily Comics Ranking:

03/20:

1st – Nodame Contabile #20
2nd – Fairy Tail #9
3rd – Ahiro no Sora #19
4th – Tsubasa #23

03/22:

1st – Konjiki no Gash!! #32
2nd – Nodame Contabile #20
3rd – Tsubasa #23

03/23:

1st – Fullmetal Alchemist #19
2nd – Nodame Contabile #20
3rd – Konjiki no Gash!! #32
4th – Tsubasa #23

03/24:

1st – Fullmetal Alchemist #19
2nd – Nodame Contabile #20
3rd – Konjiki no Gash!! #32
4th – Tsubasa #23

•Yahoo Books Weekly Ranking:

03/10~03/17:

1st – Nodame Contabile #20
2nd – Junjou Romantica – Limited edition #10
3rd – ARIA #12
8th – Tsubasa #23

•Taiyosha Weekly Ranking:

03/17~03/23:

1st – Fullmetal Alchemist #19
2nd – Minamike #5
3rd – Nodame Contabile #20
4th – Tsubasa #23

•Tohan Weekly Ranking:

03/19~03/26:

1st – Nodame Contabile #20
2nd – Fullmetal Alchemist #19
3rd – Tsubasa #23

•Oricon Weekly Ranking:

03/24~03/31:

1st – Nodame Contabile #20
2nd – Fullmetal Alchemist #19
3rd – Tsubasa #23

•Animate Weekly Ranking:

03/17~03/23:

1st – Fullmetal Alchemist #19
2nd – Tsubasa #23
3rd – Minamike #5

Notice that neither the deluxe nor the DVD-limited editions appeared in any of the rankings, not even in Animate’s, where usually Tsubasa does its best (it was also where Tsubasa grossed the highest position this time around).

Nodame Contabile and Fullmetal Alchemist were the winners this time, both very strong opponents. Maybe next week there will be another twist just like last time and Tsubasa will appear in a higher position.

On a side note about XXXHOLiC, Newtype has their version of the promotional article about the new season. According to that article, the sales of XXXHOLiC comics have reached 8 million! Congratulations to XXXHOLiC! Last time we heard (February 2007, on Wanna Gonna) CLAMP had sold over 92 million tankoubons, and adding to that amount the recent Tsubasa, XXXHOLiC and Kobato. sales, I would say that they are very close to the 100 million mark. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I think it’ll match with their 20th anniversary.

Still on XXXHOLiC, a little old news by now that I wasn’t able to post earlier but, CDJapan has added the cover of NOBODY KNOWS special edition, whose jacket illustration was drawn by CLAMP:

Thank you kokoro-chan2001 for the information =)

I’m curious about that mask… wonder if has anything to do with the song lyrics. I’m also curious about the back side of the jacket (if there’s one).

NOBODY KNOWS by Suga Shikao will be released on May 14.

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31 thoughts on “Tsubasa #23 Sales Report, NOBODY KNOWS cover

  1. Yo, Chibi-Yuuto!!

    Tsubasa had steady rankings which is all right. ^^
    Ah, thanks for the article link. *bows* It was good to see Ohara and Nakai.
    I certainly know who’s going to be happy to see his picture… *giggles*
    Demo ne, I certainly love the picture of Yuuko with that mask! ^o^

    Thanks for the latest TRC and HOLiC updates as always! *glomps*

    Ja ne!
    Nyanko-san ^__^

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    • I had posted a link to that article before, only in Famitsu. In this one the picture is a bit bigger, though ^^

      >Demo ne, I certainly love the picture of Yuuko with that mask! ^o^

      Me too! ^^

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  2. >Nodame Contabile and Fullmetal Alchemist were the winners this time, both very strong opponents. Maybe next week there will be another twist just like last time and Tsubasa will appear in a higher position.

    That’s highly possible, people short on money would likely prefer to buy fma first, because there is original stuff in the tankoubon while the standard version of Tsubasa is pretty much the same as what you get from the magazine. So a massive rush on Tsubasa for the next week would be possible.

    >I’m also curious about the back side of the jacket (if there’s one).

    I think so, the black thing on the far right of the picture with the continuation of Yuuko’s dress’s butterflies must be Watanuki. ^_^ Or if there’s no back side to the jacket, there must be one for the booklet.

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    • But wouldn’t people rush to get Tsubasa too since the DVD is a first-edition limitation? If they let it for the next week, there might not be more limited editions available.

      I was very surprised with the rankings, not a single appearance of the limited edition. This is bad for the OAD’s continuation.

      Not to mention the deluxe edition, its sales are decreasing significantly, it’s the second time straight that it doesn’t show in the top 10.

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      • >But wouldn’t people rush to get Tsubasa too since the DVD is a first-edition limitation?

        That’s why I wrote “people short on money” XD
        Obviously, if you can’t buy both tsubasa and hagaren (410 + 390 = 800¥), you can’t affort the first-edition with DVD (2980¥).

        For the first edition, that depend how they count the pre-order. I remember I saw the first edition of Tsubasa 23 in the top ten on comics list of amazon.co.jp a few months ago. So if you count the pre-order months before the actual release, on that day, only the lossely interested last minute buyers are counted.

        For the deluxe edition, I wouldn’t worry, its selling are bad because people that can put more money on Tsubasa will definitely priorize the first edition over the usual deluxe edition. They will also buy the deluxe edition, like they use to do, but that can wait another week or two.

        If the deluxe’s salling is lower, that means the first edition with DVD’s selling is getting more popular.

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        • >I remember I saw the first edition of Tsubasa 23 in the top ten on comics list of amazon.co.jp a few months ago. So if you count the pre-order months before the actual release, on that day, only the lossely interested last minute buyers are counted.

          I considered that too, and I think that’s what happened. Since it’s a limited first edition, people probably were crazy for pre-ordering it.

          I still find it amusing that CLAMP’s got a deluxe edition that will be printed forever (instead of first print limitation). No one, or barely no one, managed to do such a feat on Shonen Magazine.

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    • It really is, so is FMA. I guess Tsubasa sales didn’t drop or anything, more like Nodame and FMA sold more.

      By the way, I love your icon, I’m a assumed Jate shipper xD

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        • I could also rant it for hours xDDDDDDD They are just perfect X3
          Really? There are lots of surprises for you coming up then, have fun catching up, you won’t be disappointed with this fantastic series.

          And may Jake and Kate be together in the very end xD

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          • Oh i thought i was the only one crazy then! That makes us two! XD

            It is a great show, especially in S2 and onwards. S1 was ok i guess.

            The Others are interesting and there seems that there will be a lot of twists.

            And ok, i’m done spamming the entry with Lost stuff. XD
            It’s just good to know that Jate gets a bit of love too, not only Sawyer/Kate. {Sawyer is amazing but i’m a Jate fan when it comes to the couples!

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            • Don’t worry! I love LOST and it’s a pity I don’t get to talk much about it in LJ xD

              >It’s just good to know that Jate gets a bit of love too, not only Sawyer/Kate. {Sawyer is amazing but i’m a Jate fan when it comes to the couples!

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  3. oh very beatiful image of Yuuko. I’m pretty sure there is a back cover and I agree with , on the other side will be Watanuki and maybe he will carry a similar mask ^__^ We will see ^^

    Thank you as always for the interesting info ^__^

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  4. Is it just my imagination, or does that wisp of smoke have no source, or rather, isn’t it coming out from between Yuuko’s legs? She is spread a little wide for that dress…

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  5. Oh my, wisp of smoke is coming from between Yuuko-san’ leg what CLAMP are thinking……..

    Yuuko-san is so lovely as usual. I bet Watanuki or Doumeki is on another side of cover. Can’t wait to have that in HQ.

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  6. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I think it’ll match with their 20th anniversary.
    > i hope so. but million is a big number. and 20th anniversary is next year right? see how fast the time flies. ;D

    I’m curious about that mask… wonder if has anything to do with the song lyrics. I’m also curious about the back side of the jacket.
    >well, the song is NOBODY KNOWS rite? if yuko wear the mask, nobody will know her. like hell its true.. ;P and its definitely gotta be watanuki at the back of the jacket. maybe we can see him heterochromatic-eyed. ;P or, maybe with somebody else too. coughlikecoughdoumekicough

    cant wait to watch the new season! XDDD

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    • Yeah, but they are very near 100 million, I think it’ll happen.

      >well, the song is NOBODY KNOWS rite? if yuko wear the mask, nobody will know her.

      That’s what I thought, too. I think it has to do with the lyrics. We’ll see ^^

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  7. chapters

    I’m glad that Tsubasa is so popular…
    But I was wondering… do u have any idea about chapter 153 from xxxHolic?? I couldn’t even seen the raw scans anywhere…
    I CLAMP NO LUMIERE haven’t uploaded drop 6 from Kobato in english yet.
    Anyway, I’m only frustraited cause I couldn’t read any new chapter this week…
    See ya
    Marilyn

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