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Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 2021 (First Half)

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Demon Slayer finale sells 4.98 million, followed by 5 more Demon Slayer books, 16 Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece, Attack on Titan, SPY×FAMILY

The 23rd and final volume of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga is the first manga volume to sell over 4 million copies in Oricon's half-year sales ranking charts since Oricon began posting rankings in 2008. The first volume in the series is the first manga volume to sell a cumulative total of over 5 million copies since 2008. As of May, 19 volumes in the series have each sold over 5 million copies.

Shueisha ran full-page-spread ads in Japan's top five newspapers (Yomiuri, Asahi, Mainichi, Sankei, Nihon Keizai) on the evening before and the morning of the final Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga volume's launch day.



This list covers sales of physical copies surveyed from November 23, 2020 to May 23, 2021.

Rank Title Author Estimated Sales
1 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 23 Koyoharu Gotouge 4,982,832
2 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Side Story Art: Ryōji Hirano/Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge 2,289,411
3 Jujutsu Kaisen 14 Gege Akutami 2,055,130
4 Jujutsu Kaisen 15 Gege Akutami 2,016,143
5 ONE PIECE 98 Eiichiro Oda 1,876,047
6 Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō Gege Akutami 1,640,157
7 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Official Fan Book II Koyoharu Gotouge 1,630,162
8 Jujutsu Kaisen 1 Gege Akutami 1,552,810
9 Jujutsu Kaisen 9 Gege Akutami 1,535,199
10 Jujutsu Kaisen 8 Gege Akutami 1,534,949
11 Jujutsu Kaisen 13 Gege Akutami 1,531,848
12 Jujutsu Kaisen 2 Gege Akutami 1,526,064
13 Jujutsu Kaisen 12 Gege Akutami 1,521,362
14 Jujutsu Kaisen 10 Gege Akutami 1,517,026
15 Jujutsu Kaisen 11 Gege Akutami 1,511,238
16 Jujutsu Kaisen 4 Gege Akutami 1,505,759
17 Jujutsu Kaisen 7 Gege Akutami 1,505,348
18 Jujutsu Kaisen 3 Gege Akutami 1,503,754
19 Jujutsu Kaisen 6 Gege Akutami 1,492,324
20 Jujutsu Kaisen 5 Gege Akutami 1,488,529
21 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 22 Koyoharu Gotouge 1,171,508
22 Attack on Titan 33 Hajime Isayama 1,094,178
23 SPY×FAMILY 6 Tatsuya Endō 1,086,102
24 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 19 Koyoharu Gotouge 1,005,455
25 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 18 Koyoharu Gotouge 1,005,265

Source: Oricon


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