One Piece: Strong World took the top spot in the Japanese box office for the weekend of Dec. 12-13. New One Piece movies are always a sure hit with Japanese audiences, and Strong World had a couple things going for it: Namely a prologue manga giveaway and Manga-ka Eiichiro Oda taking a more active role in its production.
Vampires still hold strong in the manga listings, with Vampire Knight, Vol. 8 in the No. 2 spot and Rosario Vampire, Vol. 10 right behind at No. 3. Bleach, Vol. 29 takes the top spot this week.
Keisuke Kuwata tops the Oricon charts this week, in a lineup that’s completely new from the previous chart.