Blue Exorcist Manga #7 Gets 1-Mllion-Copy Print Run

posted on by Egan Loo
Print runs grow 7+ times larger after anime; 1st Jump Square manga to reach milestone

Shueisha is making a first printing of one million copies for the seventh volume of Kazue Katō's Blue Exorcist manga. It is the first manga from Jump Square magazine to reach this milestone. Since the television anime version premiered this past April, the print runs for this manga's first printings have grown more than seven times larger.

Shortly after the anime was announced, the fifth manga volume shipped with a first printing of 140,000 copies last December. Just before the anime premiered on April 17, the sixth manga volume shipped with a 260,000-copy first printing. Due to bookstores reporting that they were selling out of earlier volumes, Shueisha decided to dramatically increase the print run for the seventh volume.

There were 1 million copies of the first five volumes of the manga before the anime, but there are now 7 million copies of the manga (including volume 7).

Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and Aniplex is streaming the anime.

Sources: Comic Natalie, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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