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One Piece Manga #67 Gets Record 4.05-Million Print Run

posted on 2012-08-03 00:55 EDT
Tops #64, which had Japan's 1st 4-million print run

Japanese publisher Shueisha is producing 4.05 million copies of the 67th 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 is shipping on Friday.

The previous two volumes matched but did not beat the former record of 4 million copies set by volume 64 last November.

All told, over 270 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 in Japan.

One Piece has been setting records in first printings since volume 56, which held the manga record in December of 2009 for 2.85 million copies. Volume 57 was the first volume to hold the record for all books in Japan, since its 3-million-copy first printing topped Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix's 2.9 million. Since then, every volume, except volume 62 (published two months after the March 11 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster), 65, and 66, has set a new record in first printing.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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