It was followed by the 23rd and final volume of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket, which entered at number 53.
Naruto #45 had already topped The New York Times’ manga bestseller list, with Fruits Basket in second place.
Viz Media’s Naruto, written by Masashi Kisimoto, has made numerous appearances on the USA Today list and was the first manga to win a Quill Award in 2006. Millions of volumes of the manga have been sold across the world since its release.
Naruto tells the story of a young misfit ninja as he tries to gain acceptance and respect from his peers.