The POS tracking giant, NPD BookScan, released the monthly Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels list for February 2022. The list features Japanese manga taking all 20 spots in the United States.
Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man volume 9 took the top spot. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba also followed suit with four volumes on the chart.
|1||Chainsaw Man||9||Tatsuki Fujimoto|
|2||Jujutsu Kaisen||14||Gege Akutami|
|3||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba||1||Koyoharu Gotouge|
|4||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Stories of Water and Flame||–||Koyoharu Gotouge & Ryoji Hirano|
|5||Chainsaw Man||1||Tatsuki Fujimoto|
|6||Chainsaw Man||2||Tatsuki Fujimoto|
|7||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba||2||Koyoharu Gotouge|
|8||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba||3||Koyoharu Gotouge|
|9||My Hero Academia||1||Kohei Horikoshi|
|10||Jujutsu Kaisen||1||Gege Akutami|
|11||Chainsaw Man||4||Tatsuki Fujimoto|
|12||Chainsaw Man||3||Tatsuki Fujimoto|
|13||Chainsaw Man||5||Tatsuki Fujimoto|
|14||Kaiju No. 8||1||Naoya Matsumoto|
|15||My Hero Academia||2||Kohei Horikoshi|
|16||Komi Can’t Communicate||17||Tomohito Oda|
|17||Jujutsu Kaisen||0||Gege Akutami|
|18||SPY x FAMILY||1||Tatsuya Endo|
|19||Attack on Titan||34||Hajime Isayama|
|20||Chainsaw Man||6||Tatsuki Fujimoto|
In January 2022, a total of 10 out of 15 spots was occupied by manga, with Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man placing itself in four spots alone.
In December 2021, almost half the chart was taken up by two series: five volumes of Jujutsu Kaisen and four volumes of Chainsaw Man.
According to NPD BookScan, manga sales made up over 76% of sales by volume of the overall comics and graphic novel category in the United States in 2021.
Experts say this was the direct result of the boom in anime, with pandemic-stricken readers going into a manga buying spree. The anime effect was clearly visible, as the top manga series by sales were closely linked to the most popular anime series on OTT platforms like Hulu, Netflix, and Crunchyroll.