With the advent of the internet, manga sales have been able to increase dramatically as new markets are able to dive into some of the biggest series around in ways they couldn’t before. Now, a point of sale has taken the opportunity to show which franchises have sold the most print stories since 2008, with some of the listed franchises perhaps coming as a surprise to fans of the anime and worlds worlds. manga and others being inevitable.
In recent years, one of the biggest battles that has taken place between two of the most popular Shonen series of One Piece and Demon Slayer. Looking at these numbers, fans might be surprised that Luffy and his team have a big lead over Tanjiro and his friends, given that the two are at war with each other in terms of overall sales. Sure, A piece has a good head start on the members of the Demon Slayer Corps, with the Eiichiro Oda series premiere in 1997 and Demon slayer debut in 2020. With Demon slayer the manga is already coming to an end, A piece also has the advantage that the story of the Straw Hats will continue for at least a few more years, increasing its sales.
Twitter Outlet WSJ_Oricon shared sales figures for some of the biggest manga series sales since 2008, including One Piece, Demon Slayer, Attack On Titan, Kingdom, Haikyu and Naruto to name a few, with sales numbers reaching hundreds of millions over the years:
Top 10 best-selling manga since 2008:
(As of November 21, 2021)
– WSJ Oricon (@WSJOricon) December 12, 2021
In the rankings, A piece won gold as the best-selling manga series since 2008, selling 21,392,563 copies of its manga, with Demon slayer arriving at number two with 126,586,331, which is impressive considering that the story of Tanjiro and the Demon Slayer Corps only arrived about five years ago at this point. Series such as Attack on Titan, Kingdom, Naruto and My Hero Academia have been unable to cross the 100 million copies sold mark, but their popularity certainly speaks for itself.
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