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One Piece Manga Is 1st to Sell 100 Million Since 2008

posted on 2012-05-10 08:30 EDT

In the May 14 edition of its book sales rankings, Oricon reports that the 66th One Piece manga volume, which was released on May 2, sold 2,275,453 copies to become the top-selling comic of the week and the fifth consecutive One Piece volume to sell over 2 million copies in its first week.

After this week's sales, Oricon has calculated that over 100 million copies of One Piece have been sold in four years — making it the first series in any book category to break 100 million in sales since the company began publishing its ranking charts in April 2008. (Oricon does not report on sales figures before April 2008.) 4 million copies of the 66th volume were printed in total, making it the third consecutive One Piece volume to receive a first printing of that scale.


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