GATE 7 #3 sales report

It’s been a week since the release of the third volume of GATE 7, it landed at position 4 in Oricon’s weekly ranking on its first week of sales. This is the highest position achieved by a GATE 7 volume to date.

04/30/2012~05/06/2012:

1st – One Piece #66
2nd – Naruto #60
3rd – Bakuman #18
4th – GATE 7 #3

According to Oricon, GATE 7 #3 sold 131.347 copies in its first week. In contrast, the previous GATE 7 volume sold 98.914 copies. This represents an outstanding 32% growth on first week sales!!

In Tayosha’s ranking, GATE 7 #3 also appeared on the 4th position:

1st – One Piece #66
2nd – Naruto #60
3rd – Bakuman #18
4th – GATE 7 #3

Also, Shueisha revealed that the first two volumes of GATE 7 already sold 900.000 copies to date.

GATE 7 is definitely on the right road to become another CLAMP hit! Congratulations to GATE 7 and CLAMP!

I’ll be back next week with the follow up!

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “GATE 7 #3 sales report

      • *nods* I think, more than anything, the problem is the main characters for me. There’s nothing fresh about them. I feel like I’ve seen them all so many times before, nothing they do or say seems that interesting.
        A couple of the supporting characters have promise, but so far there aren’t really any characters that I like that much and no pairings I ship.

        Like

        • I’m surprised that GATE 7 is doing so well. This story isn’t very good, and unfortunately neither is Drug and Drop.

          A couple interesting things about volume three are that CLAMP added a few new pages to one of the chapters and combined three chapters into one, so now the monthly serial numbering doesn’t match the book numbering.

          Like

          • I think the story is slowing getting good. I think it has the potential of being really tragic 😉

            and combined three chapters into one, so now the monthly serial numbering doesn’t match the book numbering.

            Really? Man, I hate when they do that >.

            Like

            • Yeah, I hate when they combine stories, mostly because it means that some of the serialized pages are missing. So the exact changes in Book three are:

              1) From what I can tell from scanlations (since I can’t find the raws and I don’t buy SQ Jump), four new pages were added to chapter 8 (Yukimura’s Power). Some of the original serialized artwork was used but split among different pages.

              2) The color tobira-e (splashpage) for chapter 9 (Chikahito and Iemitsu) has been replaced with the tobira-e for chapter 12 (Kurikara).

              3) Chapters 11-13 are now one chapter under the title “Masamune and Garasha”. Originally they were “Masamune and Garasha,” “Kurikara,” and “Hana’s Promise.”

              4) The tobira-e for Chapter 13 (Hana’s Promise) is not printed in the book.

              5) Chapter 14 is now Chapter 12, but the title still remains the same.

              CLAMP did do some touch-ups to certain pages, but that seems to be common ever since they started publishing.

              Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s