A report from Shueisha confirmed on Monday that the cumulative circulation of Gege Akutami’s “Jujutsu Kaisen” manga series, including print, digital version, and unsold copies, will have exceeded 55 million with the release of the 17th compiled book volume on October 4.
They have also announced the upcoming 17th Volume will have a whopping 2.15 million copies on the initial print run.
This is the biggest print run for a Weekly Shonen Jump series after One Piece‘s 4.05 million copy print run for its 67th volume, and Demon Slayer‘s print run of 3.95 million copies for its last volume.
The manga’s circulation rose about 650% since the premiere of its anime adaptation last October.
The first edition of the 15th Volume released on March 4 was alone about 1.5 million copies — the first time that any of the manga’s volumes has had more than 1 million copies in its initial run.
The 16th volume had 2 million copies in its initial run, putting the manga at 50 million copies in when it shipped on June 4.
Looking at the total circulation trend of the manga so far:
- 2.5million in November 2019
- 4.5million in May 2020
- 8.5 million on October 2, 2020
- 10 million on October 29, 2020
- 15 million on December 16, 2020
- 20 million on January 13, 2021
- 25 million on January 26, 2021
- 30 million on February 9, 2021
- 36 million on March 4, 2021
- 40 million on March 31, 2021
- 45 million on April 21, 2021
In commemoration of the release of volume 17, a special site for smartphone browsers “My Cursed Special Story Count” launched today.
“My Cursed Special Story Count” is a website where readers can choose stories that inspired them to become addicted to “Jujutsu Kaisen” and post them on Twitter along with special images and the hashtag “#私が呪われた特級話数”.
By posting on Twitter, users can also download special wallpapers and participate in a gift campaign where the original goods are won by lottery.
Source: Mantan Web