Demon Slayer Is Shueisha's 2nd Highest-Selling Manga After One Piece in 2019
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Shueisha revealed on Monday that Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga is the company's second highest-selling manga in 2019, second only to Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba sold 10.8 million volumes in the period from November 19, 2018 to November 17, 2019. Meanwhile, One Piece sold 12.7 million volumes in the same time period.
The manga inspired a television anime that premiered on April 6, and aired its 26th and final episode on Saturday. Aniplex of America has licensed the series and is streaming the show on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow. Adult Swim's Toonami programming block premiered the television anime on October 12. The anime will receive a sequel anime film.
Oda began serializing the One Piece manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump manga on July 19, 1997. The manga will have more than 460 million copies in print worldwide when the 95th volume ships on December 28. That total includes 390 million copies in print in Japan, and 70 million copies in print outside of Japan across 42 territories. The manga won the 41st Japan Cartoonist Awards in 2012, and set a Guinness World Record in 2015 for "the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author."
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web