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These are the best-selling manga in Japan during the first half of 2021

  • by Alba luz Leal

Kimetsu no Yaiba, Jujutsu Kaisen and other industry benchmarks topped the list The manga and anime industries are inevitably linked, and if without the first the second would hardly exist, it is the second that manages to finish catapulting the success of the first. We have seen it recently with works like “Kimetsu no Yaiba” or even less for a long time with “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Now we know which manga readers have acquired the most in Japan over the past semester. Kimetsu no Yaiba continues to dominate overall manga sales Kimetsu no Yaiba remains the leader despite the conclusion of his manga about a year ago The figures, which come from the hand of the Oricon firm (via ANN), include the estimated results from November 23, 2020 to May 23, 2021. We can see the following: Kimetsu no Yaiba: 26.3 million copies sold. Jujutsu Kaisen: 23.7 million copies sold. Tokyo Revengers: 5 million copies sold. Shingeki no Kyojin: 4.6 million copies sold Chainsaw Man: 4.1 million copies sold As can be seen, “Kimetsu no Yaiba” continues to be the leader in manga sales despite the fact that “Jujutsu Kaisen “hit a steady pace in the first few months of 2021, a pace that has been slowly declining in recent months. . weeks. Still, it’s worth noting that Gege Akutami’s work has increased sales by almost 600% since the release of his anime adaptation, which we believe is once again a key factor. In fact, among the works listed, only “Chainsaw Man” does not have its own TV adaptation … On the other hand, the presence of “Tokyo Revengers” is also a result of the success of its anime, which is the one of the highlights of the spring shows given the interesting story proposed by Ken Wakui – from a technical point of view these are in fact by far the less important productions. We’ll see how the fiscal year of sales ends once we return to November, although it seems pretty obvious at this point that the record of 82 million sales set by “Kimetsu no Yaiba” in 2020 will be the one that clearly remains. intact. Either way, it will be worth paying attention to any possible fluctuations that the birth of a new sales baseline may mean.