Demon Slayer has returned to the Top 3 leaving One Piece behind while Jujutsu Kaisen remains the Most Popular Manga Series of 2022.
Jujutsu Kaisen has gotten an exciting boost in the sales of its backlogs ever since the release of the prequel movie, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which has helped the series in continuing its incredibly consistent run from 2021.
And just as this incredible start of the year finally looks to have settled down for Jujutsu Kaisen, the manga series will be releasing its next tankobon volume next month, which is sure to add a couple more million copies in sales to the more than 6.5 million copies it has already sold within the first four months of the fiscal year of 2022.
Needless to say, Jujutsu Kaisen remains the Most Popular Ongoing Manga Series in Japan.
Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 18, which was released in December 2021 is the only volume released from the series so far this year and is currently the Best Selling Manga Volume for the fiscal year of 2022 with more than 1.875 million copies sold.
The series also saw a huge 288% boost in the sales of its backlogs within the first week of the release of the prequel anime movie. The movie has been a huge success and is already the 20th Highest Grossing Japanese Movie Ever at the Domestic Box Office making over 13 Billion Yen.
The film is now out in North America where it made $17.69 million in its first weekend, which is the second-biggest debut for an anime film in the American Box Office ever only behind Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train. Additionally, the film has made $1.08 million in the UK and $2.2 million in France with its release last week.
The movie has also made over $7.15 million in Taiwan and $4 million in Korea alongside its $108 million in Japan, bringing its worldwide total to a massive $140 million.
Jujutsu Kaisen has also officially confirmed that the Second Season of the anime is in production at MAPPA and is scheduled to come out in 2023.
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Tokyo Revengers, which had been at the top of the Oricon Monthly Charts for six consecutive months prior to January returned to the first spot once again with the release of Volume 26 of the series in February and is very likely to top the charts for March as well.
The latest volume has already sold 833,000 copies within the first 25 days of release.
Tokyo Revengers had been seeing a steady decline ever since the anime aired its last episode in September but with the release of Volume 25 of the series in Mid-December, which has sold over 1.04 million copies as of March 6, even the backlogs have gotten yet another significant boost.
The manga series sold 1.411 million copies during February which is on par with the previous month and has sold 550,000 copies in March as of Sunday, March 20th.
Meanwhile, with the conclusion of the broadcast of the Entertainment District Arc, Demon Slayer has moved up to the third spot crossing over 2.15 million copies in sales for the year.
One Piece is currently on the fourth spot with Volume 101 being released in December. Volume 101 has sold more than 1.65 million copies in Japan so far and is the Second Best-Selling Manga Volume for the fiscal year right now. The series has also sold over 300,0o0 copies in backlogs during this fiscal year, once again proving that the One Piece hype train never exactly goes off steam.
Mystery to Iu Nakare is the 5th Most Popular Manga in Japan right now and has crossed over 15 million copies in circulation following the success of its Television Drama Adaptation which premiered in January on Fuji TV.
The TV Series starring Masaki Suda has been scoring more than 20 million viewers every week with Live+7 DVR viewing and the manga series has already sold over 2 Million Copies in the fiscal year of 2022.
Mystery to Iu Nakare 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+.
Most Popular Manga Series of 2022 So Far: Kaiju No. 8 continues to have a remarkable run while My Hero Academia pushes past its previous volumes.
Kaiju No. 8 has continued its remarkable run and is currently in 7th place in the list following the release of its latest volume earlier this month which has already sold over 434,000 copies in just 10 days. The series’ estimated total for this fiscal year is now more than 1.575 million copies.
Kaiju No. 8 also won the Next Manga Awards of 2021 for Best Manga (Digital Category) and is the only manga in the Top 10 without a TV adaptation.
Oshi no Ko, which won the Next Manga Awards of 2021 for Best Manga (Print Category) is in the 24th spot selling over 475,000 copies.
Meanwhile, My Hero Academia is coming off from its most successful year yet in 2021 where it even outdid One Piece to become the 5th Best-Selling Manga Series of the year. Volume 33 of My Hero Academia was released on the first Friday of February and according to Weekly Oricon Charts, the volume has already sold 711,000 copies, which is the series’ best-performing volume ever within that time frame.
The series is currently in the 6th spot selling over 1.85 million copies within the first four months of this fiscal year.
Kingdom is in the 8th spot following the release of Volume 64 of the series. The latest volume of the series has sold over 577,000 copies within 17 days of its release, bringing the yearly total of the manga series to over 1.3 Million Copies.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is in the 9th spot with the release of Volume 20 of the series last week. The latest volume of the manga has already sold over 256,000 copies bringing the total for the series to just above 1.1 million copies this year.
World Trigger concludes the first half of the list as it is currently the 10th Most Popular Manga of the year with the conclusion of the third season of anime triggering the sales of the backlogs of the series. The manga also released a new volume in December which has helped the series in already selling over an estimated 1,050,000 copies this year.
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Blue Lock has been enjoying a solid boost in the sales of its backlogs ever since the announcement of the anime adaptation by Studio 8bit and is currently the 11th Most Popular Manga of the fiscal year of 2022 in Japan selling over 1 million copies already.
With the series showing this much potential already, it would not be wrong to say that it might just even challenge Kodansha’s blockbuster hit, Tokyo Revengers.
The breakout hit of Winter 2022 Anime Season, My Dress-Up Darling has now sold over 975,000 copies ever since the start of the anime and is currently in the 12th spot in Oricon’s yearly charts. And although it might not be as huge of a hit as Kaguya-sama: Love is War or The Quintessential Quintuplets, with less than 10 volumes out, the series is turning out to be the next big Romance-Comedy of this generation.
My Dress-Up Darling Volume 9 was released today in Japan while the first volume has now sold a cumulative total of over 350,000 copies.
Another notable entry in the bottom half of the list is Dr. Stone, which is in the 13th place selling over 925,000 copies within this fiscal year already. 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 already sold over 158,000 copies in its first ten days of release.
The manga came to an end in the Weekly Shonen Jump earlier this month.
Haikyuu!! is in 14th place selling over 875,000 copies so far. The series recently announced a bunch of upcoming projects including a new One-Shot during the manga’s 10th anniversary. 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 solid and praiseworthy run in Oricon every month.
SPY x FAMILY takes 15th spot selling over 850,000 copies and even more fitting so as it has crossed over 15 million copies in circulation, which is the highest number for any Shonen series prior to the broadcast of its anime adaptation.
Meanwhile, Attack on Titan has sold over 675,000 copies in backlogs thanks to the commencement of the broadcast of Part 2 of the anime’s fourth and final season, the series is currently in 19th place on the list.
The ongoing season of Attack on Titan will end on April 3 with the 87th episode of the series as the anime is said to be revealing new information about the continuation of the series within the next week or so.
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Meanwhile, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun is in the 21st spot with the manga releasing Volume 25 of the series in January and an impressive streak of backlog sales. You can see the full list below.
Top 25 Best-Selling Manga Series of 2022 So Far (As of March 20th):
- Jujutsu Kaisen; 6,678,173
- Tokyo Revengers; 5,426,171
- Demon Slayer~ 2,150,000
- One Piece~ 2,100,000
- Mystery to Iu Nakare~ 2,050,000
- My Hero Academia~ 1,850,000
- Kaiju No. 8~ 1,575,000
- Kingdom~ 1,300,000
- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime~ 1,105,000
- World Trigger~ 1,050,000
- Blue Lock~ 1,040,000
- My Dress-Up Darling~ 975,000
- Dr. Stone~ 925,000
- Haikyuu!!~ 875,000
- SPY x FAMILY~ 850,000
- The Apothecary Diaries~ 780,000
- Uma Musume Cinderella Gray~ 750,000
- Record of Ragnarok~ 740,000
- Attack on Titan~ 675,000
- One Punch Man~ 505,000
- Welcome to Demon-School! Iruma-kun~ 500,000
- Komi Can’t Communicate~ 490,000
- Golden Kamuy~ 480,000
- Oshi no Ko~ 475,000
- Kaguya-sama: Love is War~ 450,000.
Source: Oricon Charts.
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