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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

2014 Emerging Manga in Japan

Entertainment

The following list shows the best selling manga which series started in 2014. Actually some of them had already published as magazine articles in 2013, but their vol.1 books were published in 2014. A publications distributor Nippan released this data. 

All images are linked to Amazon.

 

No. 10

Title: いちえふ

Title: Ichiefu

Note: The author is working at destroyed Fukushima 1 nuclear plant (which is called Ichiefu) to clean up the plant, and reporting it.

いちえふ 福島第一原子力発電所労働記(1) (モーニング KC)

いちえふ 福島第一原子力発電所労働記(1) (モーニング KC)

 

 

No. 9

かつて魔法少女と悪は敵対していた。

Katsute Maho Shojo Ha Aku To Tekitai Shiteita (Magical girl and the evil used to have hostile relation)

 

No. 8

ReLIFE

(redo the life)

ReLIFE (アース・スター コミックス)

ReLIFE (アース・スター コミックス)

 

 

No. 7

僕のヒーローアカデミア

Boku No Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

 

No. 6

田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka Kun Ha Itsumo Kedaruge (Mr. Tanaka always looks like listless)

  

No. 5

いぬやしき

Inuyashiki (Mr. Inuyashiki)

One day an old man Mr. Inuyashiki turned into the secret super hero.

いぬやしき(1)

いぬやしき(1)

 

 

No. 4

磯部磯兵衛物語〜浮世はつらいよ〜

Isobe Isobee Monogatari (Story of Mr. Isobe Isobee)

Story of a lazy samurai Mr. Isobe.

磯部磯兵衛物語〜浮世はつらいよ〜 1 (ジャンプコミックス)

磯部磯兵衛物語〜浮世はつらいよ〜 1 (ジャンプコミックス)

 

  

No. 3

ニーチェ先生~コンビニに、さとり世代の新人が舞い降りた~

Nietzsche Sensei (Mr. Nietzsche)

Story of an eccentric clerk at a convenience store.

  

No. 2

魔法使いの嫁

Mahou Tsukai No Yome (Bride of the warlock)

魔法使いの嫁 1 (BLADE COMICS)

魔法使いの嫁 1 (BLADE COMICS)

 

 

No. 1

アルスラーン戦記

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

アルスラーン戦記(1) (講談社コミックス)
 

 

 Source is Asahi shimbun article on Dec 23, 2014.

 

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.