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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Is 1st Manga to Take Japan's Entire Weekly Top 19

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
All 19 volumes rank, with volume 19 at #1 with 254,000 sold in 2nd week

All 19 volumes of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga occupied the entire top 19 of Oricon's weekly print sales chart for the February 10-16 week, with the 19th volume at #1. This is the first time since Oricon launched its weekly print sales chart in 2008 that a single manga series has occupied the top 19 ranks, and the third consecutive week that the manga series occupied the entire top 10.

The 19th volume sold an estimated 254,000 copies in its second week. The volume sold an estimated 1.378 million copies in its first week, making Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the third manga series to have a single print volume sell more than 1 million copies in its first week since Oricon launched its weekly print sales chart in 2008. The first two series to accomplish this feat were One Piece (45 times) and Attack on Titan (two times).

Oricon estimates the franchise as whole earned 1.4635 billion yen (about US$13.06 million) from physical print publications, CDs, Blu-ray Discs, and DVDs in just that week.

As of the February 4 debut of the 19th manga volume, the franchise as a whole (including print and digital releases) has 40 million copies in circulation.

Shueisha revealed last November that the series was 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 manga volumes in the period from November 19, 2018 to November 17, 2019. Meanwhile, One Piece sold 12.7 million manga volumes during the same time period. Shueisha did not specify if these numbers include digital sales.

Gotouge launched Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2016. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered last April, and aired its 26th and final episode last September. 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 last October. The anime will receive a sequel anime film.

Source: Oricon

Update: Oricon posted the top-selling manga volumes and estimated number of copies each sold in that week:

Rank Title Estimated Copies Sold
in Period
1 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 19 254,425
2 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 1 183,035
3 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 18 178,401
4 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 8 166,925
5 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 7 162,541
6 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2 161,387
7 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 9 157,472
8 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 10 155,388
9 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 3 153,167
10 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 11 148,282
11 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 12 147,802
12 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 4 146,856
13 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 17 146,346
14 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 5 143,945
15 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 13 143,622
16 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 14 143,165
17 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 15 141,229
18 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 6 141,155
19 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 16 135,462
20 Mix 16 127,416


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