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One Piece #57 Manga Gets Record 3-Million Print Run

posted on 2010-02-12 03:23 EST

The Japanese publisher Shueisha is producing 3 million copies of the 57th volume of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga — the latest volume in the series to set a manga record for the most copies in its first printing. The volume will ship on March 4. The previous volume, volume 56, held the former record of 2.85 million copies and sold at least 2,016,841 copies as of January 17.

The North America publisher Viz Media is publishing volumes 24 to 53 of the manga between January and June. Funimation is releasing the television anime adaptation on DVD and via online streaming. The 10th theatrical anime film, One Piece Film Strong World, opened in Japan on December 12 and boosted sales not only of volume 56, but of all previous volumes into Japan's weekly top 200 manga chart.

Source: Kokuritsu Jinbundai via Temple Knights


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