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Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series (September) - Updated

posted on 2018-09-29 23:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Publishers will often reveal how many copies of a manga or light novel series volumes are in print. The following are print counts ANN has found recently, listed in order of how many volumes are available. The numbers are for Japan totals only unless otherwise specified.

Manga

Manga # of Copies in Print # of Volumes in Print Source
Berserk 40 million (worldwide total) 40 Video description of live-action promotional video (September 28)
Haikyu!! 31 million 34 (as of October 4) Haikyu!!.com website's official Twitter account (September 28)
Deep Love franchise 8.4 million (manga and novels combined), 2.7 million (novels only) 30 (4 novel volumes, 26 manga volumes split across 5 manga series) Comic Days website (link 2) (September 9)
DAYS 6.8 million 29 Wraparound jacket band on 29th volume (September 14)
Trinity Seven franchise 3.3 million 29 (19 volumes for main manga, 3 volumes for Trinity Seven: Levi Ninden, 3 volumes for Trinity Seven: Liese Chronicle, 1 volume for Trinity Seven-san, 3 novel volumes) Monthly Dragon Age October issue (September 7)
My Hero Academia and My Hero Academia: Vigilantes 17 million 25 (20 for main manga, 5 for spinoff) Weekly Shonen Jump issue 42 (September 15)
Peace Maker Kurogane / Shinsengumi Imon Peace Maker 6 million 20 (6 for Shinsengumi Imon Peace Maker, 14 for Peace Maker Kurogane) Stage event description for KyoMAF event (September 15)
Banana Fish 12 million 19 Stage event at KyoMAF event (September 16)
Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii 2 million 19 (20th volume out on October 19) Hana to Yume issue 20
Hot Gimmick 4.5 million 12 Live-action film announcement (September 25)
Kagerou Daze (manga only) 4.3 million 12 12th volume (September 27)
The Promised Neverland 6 million 10 Yahoo! News (September 14)
Channel wa Sono Mama! 1 million 6 Big Comic Spirits issue 41 (September 10)
The Quintessential Quintuplets 950,000 6 Weekly Shōnen Magazine issue 42 (September 19)
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 2.2 million 5 (fifth volume shipped on September 3) Nakayoshi October issue (September 3)
Bloom Into You 700,000 5 (sixth volume shipped on September 27) Anime's second promotional video (September 20)
Witch Hat Atelier 1 million (includes digital sales) 4 Amazon listing for the manga's fourth volume (September 21)

Light Novels

Novel Title # of Copies in Print # of Volumes in Print Source
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (light novels and manga) 5 million 41 (23 novel volumes, 18 manga volumes including comic anthologies) 17th novel volume (September 25)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (light novels and manga) 6.5 million 28 (14 novel volumes (including volume 8.5), 14 manga volumes) Bandai's listing of the anime's first home video release (accessed on October 1)
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (light novels and manga) 2 million 18 (11 novel volumes (as of October 2), 7 manga volumes) Twitter post by author Yukiya Murasaki (September 27)
In Another World With My Smartphone (light novels and manga) 1.4 million 18 (14 novel volumes (as of September 22), 4 manga volumes) Twitter post by author Patora Fuyuhara (September 14)

Update: Updated the totals for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime from 6 million to 6.5 million.

Thanks to Morgan for the Witch Hat Atelier news tip.

In Another World With My Smartphone and How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord print counts via Otakomu (link 2)


This article has a follow-up: Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series - October 2018 (2018-11-03 12:00)
follow-up of Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series (July-August)
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