Best Selling Manga In The United States In January 2022

Demon Slayer and Chainsaw Man topped the best selling charts.

The American newspaper company, New York Times, and POS tracking giant, NPD BookScan, released the monthly “Graphic Books & Manga” and “Adult Graphic novels” list respectively for January 2022. Both the lists feature Japanese manga taking most of the spots in the United States.

The rankings show sales of manga by volume as calculated by these two agencies.

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba—Stories of Water and Flame manga by Koyoharu Gotouge and Ryoji Hirano was placed #2 on The New York Times monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early February.

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A total of 10 out of 15 spots were occupied by manga, with Tatsuki Fujimoto‘s Chainsaw Man placing itself in four spots alone.

RankTitleVolumeAuthorPublisher
#2Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba—Stories of Water and FlameKoyoharu Gotouge & Ryoji HiranoVIZ Media
#4Chainsaw Man1Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
#5Jujutsu Kaisen 0Gege AkutamiVIZ Media
#7Chainsaw Man2Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
#8Jujutsu Kaisen 1Gege AkutamiVIZ Media
#9Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba1Koyoharu GotougeVIZ Media
#10Chainsaw Man4Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
#11Chainsaw Man3Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
#12Dragon Ball Super15Akira Toriyama & ToyotarouVIZ Media
#14Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba2Koyoharu GotougeVIZ Media

Furthermore, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba—Stories of Water and Flame also ranked #1 on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for the first month of 2022.

Among the big titles, the chart includes seven volumes of Chainsaw Man, four of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and three of Jujutsu Kaisen.

RankTitleVolumeAuthorPublisher
1Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba—Stories of Water and FlameKoyoharu Gotouge & Ryoji HiranoVIZ Media
2Chainsaw Man1Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
3Jujutsu Kaisen 0Gege AkutamiVIZ Media
4Jujutsu Kaisen 1Gege AkutamiVIZ Media
5Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba1Koyoharu GotougeVIZ Media
6Chainsaw Man2Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
7Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba2Koyoharu GotougeVIZ Media
8Dragon Ball Super15Akira Toriyama & ToyotarouVIZ Media
9Chainsaw Man4Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
10Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba3Koyoharu GotougeVIZ Media
11Chainsaw Man3Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
12SPY x FAMILY1Tatsuya EndoVIZ Media
13Chainsaw Man5Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
14My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions 2Kouhei Horikoshi & Yoko AkiyamaVIZ Media
15Attack on Titan34Hajime IsayamaKodansha Comics
16Chainsaw Man8Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
17My Hero Academia1Kouhei HorikoshiVIZ Media
18Chainsaw Man6Tatsuki FujimotoVIZ Media
19Jujutsu Kaisen 13Gege AkutamiVIZ Media
20Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun12Iro AidaYen Press

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.

Source:  ICv2, The New York Times Graphic Books and Manga list

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