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Kuroko's Basketball Manga Sells Nearly 20 Million Copies

posted on 2013-10-18 00:07 EDT

The 24 volumes of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's popular Kuroko's Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) manga have sold 19.924 million copies as of Sunday, October 13, according to the market research firm Oricon. The 24th volume spent two weeks at #1 on Oricon's weekly manga ranking chart.

It will be the eighth manga series to top 20 million copies since Oricon began posting its book ranking charts in 2008. The other series include Attack on Titan (which accomplished the feat with the 11th volume last month), Kimi ni Todoke, One Piece, and Naruto.

The Kuroko's Basketball TV Anime Navigation Book Kuro Navi ranked #3 on the overall book ranking chart the previous week, and it only dropped to #4 in the more recent weekly chart. The original manga series is poised to be the third highest-selling manga series this year, after One Piece and Attack on Titan.

The 24th volume of Kuroko no Basuke went on sale October 4 and had a one-million-print run. The second season of the Kuroko's Basketball anime premiered on October 5 and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

Source: Oricon


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