Best-Selling Manga Series of 2022 So Far; My Hero Academia Surpasses Demon Slayer

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Top 10 Most Popular Manga of 2021; Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer & More

Jujutsu Kaisen remains the Top-Selling Manga of 2022 as it has now sold more than 9 million copies this year. Meanwhile, My Hero Academia has surpassed Demon Slayer.

The latest volume of My Hero Academia was released last week in Japan selling over a massive 448,000 copies in its debut week, which makes the debut of Volume 34 of the series, its Second Best-Selling Manga Volume ever within the first week. 

Top 25 Best-Selling Manga 2022; My Hero Academia

Volume 32 still holds the record for the biggest debut figures as it sold over 452,000 copies within its first week. 

My Hero Academia has now surpassed Demon Slayer and is now amongst the Top 5 Best-Selling Manga of 2022 in Japan selling over 2.7 million copies within the first five months of this fiscal year.

Meanwhile, the Jujutsu Kaisen manga has now sold more than 9.2 million copies this year and with the release of Volume 19 of the series last month, it comfortably sits atop the Oricon Yearly Charts. The latest instalment in the series has become the third Best-Selling Manga Volume released in 2022 as it has sold more than 1.69 million copies in just over a month surpassing One Piece Volume 102 which is yet to cross the 1.6 million mark in the same time frame. 

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 18, which was released in December 2021 is currently the Best Selling Manga Volume for the fiscal year of 2022 with more than 1.985 million copies sold. 

Jujutsu Kaisen has also notably sold over 5.3 million copies in backlogs this year with the help of the boost in sales the series has gotten ever since the release of the prequel movie, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, continuing its incredibly consistent run from 2021.

 

The movie, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, has been a huge success and is already the 9th Highest-Grossing Japanese Movie Ever at the Domestic Box Office making over 13.5 Billion Yen.

The film was also highly successful in North America and made over $31 million within a month of its release on the big screens making it the fourth highest-grossing anime film ever at the American Box Office. Additionally, the film also made over $1.6 million in the UK and $4 million in France.

The movie has now crossed over $170 million at the global box office, and the Second Season of the anime is currently in production at MAPPA and is scheduled to come out in 2023.

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Tokyo Revengers has dominated the Oricon Monthly Charts for the last twelve months as it has been the top-selling manga series for eight of those. The series has released three volumes this year with Volume 25, which was released in December, being the Best-Selling Volume of the year so far for the manga, selling over 1.05 million copies as of March.

Volume 26 of the series has sold 984,000 copies as of May 6. While Volume 27, which was released last month has already sold over 785,000 copies within the first four weeks of its release.

The manga is currently in its final arc on Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.

One Piece is currently at the third spot with the release of Volume 102 of the series in April, but SPY x FAMILY surpassing it next week is imminent. The series sold over 1.5 million copies in April including backlogs and was the third Best-Selling Manga Series of the month.

The previous volume of One Piece was released in December and sold more than 1.7 million copies. Volume 101 currently remains the Second Best-Selling Manga Volume for the fiscal year. 

 

Manga Top Sellers 2022: SPY x FAMILY has surpassed 4 million copies in sales for the year.

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With the anime off to a staggering start and the release of Volume 9 of the manga series coinciding with the premiere of the anime as well, SPY x FAMILY has now become the 4th Best-Selling Manga of the year in Japan and was also the Best-Selling Manga Series for the month of April.

The series has sold over 4 million copies this year and sold over 2.3 million copies just in April and over 650,000 copies in May already.

SPY x FAMILY has sold over 2.9 million copies in backlogs this year while Volume 9 has now sold over 1.1 million copies in just over a month. Yes, that is more than any of the three volumes of Tokyo Revengers released this year.

All the previous volumes of SPY x FAMILY have also been consistently charting amongst the Top 20 Manga in Oricon every week now, with the very first volume now having sold more than 1.9 million copies.

The series now has over 18 million copies in circulation in Japan and with its humongous success, it certainly wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the series is well on its way to crossing 10 million copies in sales for 2022 by the end of this fiscal year.

Meanwhile, Demon Slayer has now fallen to the sixth spot in yearly charts selling over 2.525 million copies this year so far.

Mystery to Iu Nakare is now also out of the Top 5 following the conclusion of the broadcast of the immensely successful Television Drama Adaptation which premiered in January on Fuji TV. 

The TV Series starring Masaki Suda scored more than 20 million viewers every week with Live+7 DVR viewing as the manga reached 15 million copies in circulation during the broadcast.

Mystery to Iu Nakare (Do Not Say Mystery) has sold over 2.475 million copies in the fiscal year of 2022. The series has also been nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize alongside Young Jump’s Oshi no Ko, JoJolion (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8), and Kaiju No. 8 from Jump+.

Kaiju No. 8 has continued its remarkable run and is currently in 8th place on the list following the release of its latest volume in March which has already sold over an insane 650,000 copies. The series’ estimated total for this fiscal year is now more than 1.81 million copies, as it remains the only manga in the Top 10 without a TV adaptation.

Kaiju No. 8 also won the Next Manga Awards of 2021 for Best Manga (Digital Category).

My Dress-Up Darling is the Top-Selling Romance Manga of 2022 right now.

The breakout hit of the Winter 2022 Anime Season, My Dress-Up Darling, has now sold over 1.675 million copies with the conclusion of the broadcast of the TV Anime and the release of its latest volume in March. The series has become the Top-Selling Romance Manga of 2022 and is also one of the biggest rom-com of recent years.

Volume 9 debuted with a whopping 127,089 copies in its first three days even surpassing both the volumes of Kaguya-sama: Love is War released this year, which sold over 90,000 and 85,000 copies respectively in the same time frame. The only Romance Manga series that has managed to sell over 100,000 copies in just three days over the last couple of years aside from the former two is The Quintessential Quintuplets and Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku.

Volume 9 has now sold over a whopping 290,000 copies, achieving a very rare and incredible feat for a romance manga. 

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime concludes the first half of the list with the release of Volume 20 of the series in March. The latest volume of the manga has already sold over 450,000 copies bringing the total for the series to just above 1.435 million copies for this year. 

 

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Kingdom is in the 11th spot following the release of Volume 64 of the series in February. The latest volume of Kingdom has sold over 615,000 copies so far, bringing the yearly total of the manga series to over 1.425 Million Copies.

Meanwhile, Blue Lock is currently the 12th Top-Selling Manga of the fiscal year of 2022 in Japan as it continues to enjoy a solid boost in the sales of its backlogs the series has gotten since the announcement of the anime adaptation by Studio 8bit. The anime is still a few months away with the series set to air this fall but the manga has already sold over 1.4 million copies this year.

The latest volume of Blue Lock was released in Mid-March and went on to sell a massive 185,000 copies within the first four weeks of its release.

With the series showing so much potential prior to the anime, it would not be wrong to say that it might just even challenge Kodansha’s blockbuster hit, Tokyo Revengers, once the anime starts its broadcast.

Another notable entry in the bottom half of the list is Dr. Stone, which is in 14th place selling over 1.14 million copies within this fiscal year. Volume 24 of Dr. Stone was released in January where it sold 204,992 copies in its first month while Volume 25 of the series has sold over 215,000 copies within the same timeframe.

The manga came to an end in the Weekly Shonen Jump earlier in March. Volume 26 will be the last tankobon volume for the series and will be released on July.

One-Punch Man re-enters the Top 25 Manga for 2022 with Volume 25 while Attack on Titan stays strong.

Haikyuu!! is also in the Top 15 selling over an estimated 1.125 million copies so far. The series recently announced a bunch of upcoming projects including a new One-Shot that was released last month on Weekly Shonen Jump and featured a match between all the major cast members.

The final volume of the series was released in November 2020 while the latest season of the anime concluded in December 2020 and despite that, the series continues to have a very strong presence in the Japanese market. The fifth season of Haikyuu!! has not been announced yet.

Meanwhile, Attack on Titan has sold over 855,000 copies in backlogs thanks to the broadcast of Part 2 of the anime’s fourth and final season. The series is currently in 19th place on the list.

Part 2 of Attack on Titan Season 4 came to an end on April 3 with the 87th episode of the series as the anime is set to wrap up its run with a third and final part next year that will cover the remaining 9 chapters of the manga series.

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Kaguya-sama: Love is War is just shy of the Top 20 but with the release of Volume 25 in March and the return of the anime with its third season last month, the manga has sold over an estimated 750,000 copies during this fiscal year. The latest volume of the series sold over 225,000 copies within its first month.

One Punch Man is in the 23rd place as it has sold over 745,000 copies already during this fiscal year with the help of the release of the latest volume of the series last week. Volume 25 has sold over 214,000 copies in the week of its release and is currently the Second Top-Selling Manga Volume of May.

Komi Can’t Communicate has enjoyed a consistent steady boost thanks to the anime and with the return of the series for its second cour, the manga series is once again back at Oricon Monthly Charts selling over 180,000 copies in April, bringing the series back to the Top 25. Meanwhile, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun goes further down but has still enjoyed an impressive streak of backlog sales alongside a stellar first month for Volume 26, which sold over 130,000 copies in April. You can see the full list below.

Top 25 Best-Selling Manga Series of 2022 So Far (As of May 8):

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen; 9,214,042
  2. Tokyo Revengers; 7,022,849
  3. One Piece~ 4,090,000
  4. SPY x FAMILY; 4,021,080
  5. My Hero Academia; 2,701,060
  6. Demon Slayer~ 2,525,000
  7. Mystery to Iu Nakare~ 2,475,000
  8. Kaiju No. 8~ 1,815,000
  9. My Dress-Up Darling~ 1,675,000
  10. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime~ 1,435,000
  11. Kingdom~ 1,425,000
  12. Blue Lock~ 1,400,000
  13. World Trigger~ 1,175,000
  14. Dr. Stone~ 1,140,000
  15. Haikyuu!!~ 1,125,000
  16. Record of Ragnarok~ 1,075,000
  17. Golden Kamuy~ 935,000.
  18. The Apothecary Diaries~ 865,000
  19. Attack on Titan~ 855,000
  20. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End~ 850,000
  21. Uma Musume Cinderella Gray~ 845,000
  22. Kaguya-sama: Love is War~ 750,000
  23. One Punch Man~ 745,000
  24. Welcome to Demon-School! Iruma-kun~ 740,000
  25. Komi Can’t Communicate~ 735,000.

Source: Oricon Charts.

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