Oricon Manga sales figures for the year 2021 are here and looks like there’s a surprise upset! A famous Manga series has overtaken Demon Slayer as the best-selling Manga in Japan in 2021! And it’s none other than Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen.
After Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba completely smashed manga records in 2020, Weekly Shonen Jump series Jujutsu Kaisen has surpassed Koyoharu Gotouge’s Manga by a few digits.
Oricon today released its yearly sales data for the previous year, including franchise sales numbers as well as the top individual manga volume numbers, demonstrating that, despite the fact that Demon Slayer released its last volume nearly a year ago, it still wields significant power in the industry.
In 2020, there was a big gap between Demon Slayer and Kingdom. We can see the dominance the new generation series has to this day.
Please keep in mind that these rankings are simply estimations from Japan’s top data collection agency based on physical sales; digital sales are not included. The data is compiled from November 23, 2020, to November 21, 2021.
In this year, a new entry has taken 3rd place (24,981,486 copies), pushing One Piece to 6th (7,002,583 copies) (and pushing The Promised Neverland out of the top 10).
Ken Wakui’s Tokyo Revengers has gained quite the traction ever since the Anime adaptation was released this year. It consistently topped weekly Manga sales charts for a long time.
Another new entry, Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man has entered the race and has replaced The Quintessential Quintuplets, ranking at 7th (5,212,578 copies). The Anime Adaptation of Chainsaw Man will release in 2022.
Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia push higher to the 4th and 5th ranking respectively from the 10th and 8th position compared to last year (7,332,398 & 7,020,361 copies respectively). It sent Kingdom and Haikyu!! to the 9th and 10th positions.
Volume-wise, here are the top 30 best-selling in the year 2021:
|1||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 23||Koyoharu Gotouge||5,171,440|
|2||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba–Stories of Water and Flame||Art: Ryōji Hirano/Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge||2,374,621|
|3||Jujutsu Kaisen 14||Gege Akutami||2,312,250|
|4||Jujutsu Kaisen 15||Gege Akutami||2,306,950|
|5||Jujutsu Kaisen 16||Gege Akutami||2,098,087|
|6||ONE PIECE 98||Eiichiro Oda||2,018,042|
|7||Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō||Gege Akutami||1,930,831|
|8||ONE PIECE 99||Eiichiro Oda||1,863,574|
|9||ONE PIECE 100||Eiichiro Oda||1,839,886|
|10||Jujutsu Kaisen 13||Gege Akutami||1,772,617|
|11||Jujutsu Kaisen 9||Gege Akutami||1,772,331|
|12||Jujutsu Kaisen 8||Gege Akutami||1,770,228|
|13||Jujutsu Kaisen 1||Gege Akutami||1,765,995|
|14||Jujutsu Kaisen 12||Gege Akutami||1,759,287|
|15||Jujutsu Kaisen 10||Gege Akutami||1,749,558|
|16||Jujutsu Kaisen 11||Gege Akutami||1,748,084|
|17||Jujutsu Kaisen 2||Gege Akutami||1,732,361|
|18||Jujutsu Kaisen 7||Gege Akutami||1,710,326|
|19||Jujutsu Kaisen 4||Gege Akutami||1,705,266|
|20||Jujutsu Kaisen 3||Gege Akutami||1,702,581|
|21||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Official Fan Book II||Koyoharu Gotouge||1,700,316|
|22||Jujutsu Kaisen 6||Gege Akutami||1,694,028|
|23||Jujutsu Kaisen 5||Gege Akutami||1,688,854|
|24||Jujutsu Kaisen 17||Gege Akutami||1,628,943|
|25||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 22||Koyoharu Gotouge||1,340,233|
|26||Attack on Titan 33||Hajime Isayama||1,256,922|
|27||SPY×FAMILY 6||Tatsuya Endō||1,229,131|
|28||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 19||Koyoharu Gotouge||1,158,245|
|29||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 18||Koyoharu Gotouge||1,157,633|
|30||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 20||Koyoharu Gotouge||1,130,381|
Demon Slayer tops the volume-wise Manga list followed by Jujutsu Kaisen. Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 is currently airing with the Entertainment District Arc coming up this Sunday.