Jujutsu Kaisen Manga's Circulation Jumps by 5 Million More Copies in 13 Days
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shueisha reported on Tuesday that Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga has 25 million copies in circulation (not sold), including print and digital copies. It has only been 13 days since Shueisha reported on January 13 that the series had 20 million copies in circulation.
The manga's number of copies in circulation has risen over 290% in less than four months, since the premiere of its anime adaptation last October. The manga had 8.5 million in early October, 10 million on October 29, 15 million on December 16, and then 20 million on January 13.
All 15 volumes of the manga (including the volume 0 prequel) ranked in the top 16 spots on Oricon's print manga sales chart for the January 11-17 week. The 14th and most recent volume of the manga sold 190,724 print copies in the week, for a total of 845,366 since the volume released on January 4.
Viz Media publishes the manga in English and it describes the story:
In a world where demons feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryoma Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna's body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the supernatural!
Yuji Itadori is high schooler who spends his days visiting his bedridden grandfather. Although he looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object, but little do they know the terror they'll unleash when they break the seal...
Viz Media published the manga's first three chapters in English simultaneously with Japan as part of its Jump Start initiative. When Viz then switched to its new Shonen Jump model in December 2018, the company began publishing new chapters of the manga digitally. Shueisha is also publishing the manga on its MANGA Plus website.
The manga inspired MAPPA's television anime that premiered on October 2 and will have 24 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime outside of Asia as the anime airs in Japan, and is also streaming dubs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web