Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Cumulative Circulation Exceeds 65 Million Copies

The popularity of the manga rose exponentially up to 7.6 times after the broadcast of the TV anime in 2020.

A report from Shueisha on Monday, March 28, 2022, confirmed that the cumulative circulation of Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen manga series, including print, digital version, and unsold copies, will exceed 65 million with the release of the 19th compiled book volume on April 4.

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The cumulative circulation recorded before the animation was 8.5million. And after the broadcast of the TV anime in October 2020, the popularity of the manga rose exponentially up to 7.6 times while the total circulation rose 1.6 times from 40 million copies in March 2021.

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
  • 50 million on May 31, 2021

The official Twitter account of the TV anime confirmed that Jujutsu Kaisen will be getting a season 2 which will be broadcast in 2023. The franchise also released a new visual for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 featuring Yuji Itadori and Ryomen Sukuna at the “Jujutsu Kaisen” Special Stage at AnimeJapan 2022.

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. It is currently being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018. The Jujutsu Kaisen chapters are collected and published by Shueisha, with eighteen tankōbon volumes released as of December 2021.

A 24-episode anime television series adaptation by MAPPA aired on MBS from October 2020 to March 2021.

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film has sold a total of 9.28 million tickets to earn more than 13 billion yen (about US$108 million) since it opened in Japan on Dec 24, 2021, and is currently the 20th highest-grossing film in Japan of all time.

It surpassed Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time to become the highest grossing film at the Japanese-box office that released in 2021.

The movie grossed US$14.8 million in its first weekend in the North American box office, racking up an average of US$6,482 per screen at 2,286 locations. It had earned US$8.68 million in 2,340 theaters on its opening day Friday, March 18, 2022, in the United States.

Source: Oricon

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