News One Piece #59 Manga Gets Record 3.2-Million Print Run (Updated)
posted on 2010-08-06 04:17 EDT
The Japanese publisher Shueisha is producing 3.2 million copies of the 59th 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 shipped on Wednesday. The previous volume, volume 58, held the former record of 3.1 million copies and sold at least 2,218,180 copies as of July 11. All told, over 190 million copies of the entire manga series have been printed; One Piece has had the highest number of copies printed of any Shueisha manga series.
The North America publisher Viz Media will publish the 55th manga volume in October. Funimation is releasing the television anime adaptation on DVD and via online streaming.
Source: Shinbunka [The source article is missing a character where it reports how many copies of the manga series were printed]
Update: Viz Media's next volume number corrected. Thanks, skafreak51.
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