Jujutsu Kaisen remains the Best-Selling Manga of 2022 selling more than 9.6 million copies this year so far. Meanwhile, Spy x Family continues to close in on Tokyo Revengers
1. Jujutsu Kaisen
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.
2. Tokyo Revengers
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.
3. SPY x FAMILY
Best-Selling Manga of 2022 so far: Spy x Family
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.
4. One Piece
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.
5. My Hero Academia
The latest volume of My Hero Academia was released last month 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.
Volume 32 still holds the record for the biggest debut figures as it sold over 452,000 copies within its first week.
With the premiere of Season 6 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.
6. Mystery to Iu Nakare
Mystery to Iu Nakare has now left Demon Slayer behind to nab the sixth spot with the release of its latest tankobon volume last week.
The manga initially shot to popularity with 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 2.73 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+.
7. Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer has dominated the Oricon charts for the last two and a half years but with the conclusion of the Entertainment District Arc in Feburary, the series has now fallen to the sixth spot in yearly charts selling over 2.65 million copies this year so far.
8. Kaiju No. 8
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 1.93 million copies, as it remains the only manga in the Top 10 without a TV adaptation.
9. My Dress-Up Darling
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.
10. Blue Lock
Blue Lock takes the final place in the Top 10 and is currently Japan’s 10th Best-Selling Manga of the fiscal year of 2022. The series continues to enjoy a consistent and solid boost in the sales of its backlogs that it has gotten ever 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 1.72 million copies this year.
The latest volume of Blue Lock was released last month and has already sold 143,941 copies within just 20 days of its release.
With the series showing so much potential before the anime, it would not be wrong to say that it might even challenge Kodansha’s blockbuster hit, Tokyo Revengers, once the anime starts its broadcast.
Best-Selling Manga of 2022 so far: One-Punch Man and Ao Ashi climb into the Top 20.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime kicks off the latter half of the list. The previous volume of the series was released in March and sold over 480,000 copies, bringing the total for the series to just above 1.525 million copies for this year.
Meanwhile, Kingdom is in the 12th spot. The latest volume of Kingdom was released in February and sold over 650,000 copies, bringing the yearly total of the manga series to over 1.475 Million Copies.
Haikyuu!! is also in the Top 15 and has even outdone popular ongoing mangas such as World Trigger and Dr. Stone, selling over an estimated 1.25 million copies so far. 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.
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 in July.
Both Ao Ashi and One Punch Man have now sold over a million copies this year so far.
Volume 25 of One-Punch Man has sold over 315,000 copies in the month of its release while Volume 26 debuted with over 96,000 copies sold in its first three days. Ao Ashi has been doing a pretty decent run of backlogs sales ever since the debut of the anime and its latest volume, which was released recently sold over 109,000 copies in its first week.
Attack on Titan has sold over 955,000 copies in backlogs thanks to the broadcast of Part 2 of the anime’s fourth and final season. The series is currently in 21st 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 nine chapters of the manga series
Meanwhile, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun has re-entered the Top 25 following the release of Volume 27 of the series this month. Volume 26 was released in April and sold over 130,000 copies and also led an impressive clearance of backlogs.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War has now fallen even further and is at the bottom of the list. The manga has sold over an estimated 850,000 copies during this fiscal year, with the latest volume of the series selling over 225,000 copies within its first month.You can see the complete list below.
Top 25 Best-Selling Manga Series of 2022 So Far (As of June 12):
- Jujutsu Kaisen; 9,620,696
- Tokyo Revengers; 7,445,926
- SPY x FAMILY; 5,850,313
- One Piece; 4,200,000
- My Hero Academia; 3,040,000
- Mystery to Iu Nakare~ 2,730,000
- Demon Slayer~ 2,650,000
- Kaiju No. 8~ 1,930,000
- My Dress-Up Darling~ 1,800,000
- Blue Lock~ 1,721,000
- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime~ 1,525,000
- Kingdom~ 1,475,000
- Haikyuu!!~ 1,250,000
- World Trigger~ 1,230,000
- Dr. Stone~ 1,225,000
- Golden Kamuy~ 1,215,000
- Record of Ragnarok~ 1,125,000
- Ao Ashi~ 1,118,000
- One Punch Man~ 1,085,000
- Uma Musume Cinderella Gray~ 1,060,000
- Attack on Titan~ 955,000
- Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End~ 945,000
- The Apothecary Diaries~ 935,000
- Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun~ 895,000
- Kaguya-sama: Love is War~ 850,000.
Source: Oricon Charts.
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