Jujutsu Kaisen Tops Oricon’s 2021 Manga Sales Ranking In Japan, Demon Slayer Close 2nd

Jujutsu Kaisen tops overall yearly Manga Sales whereas Demon Slayer remains at the top with volume-wise yearly Manga Sales.


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.

Top 10 Oricon Manga Sales for the year 2020

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.

Top 10 Oricon Manga Sales for the year 2021

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.

Check out our Anime release guide article for more details!

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.

Attack on Titan the Final Season Part 2 is set to release in Jan, 2021. Check out the new Visuals and PV, along with staff members by clicking here and here!

Volume-wise, here are the top 30 best-selling in the year 2021:

RankTitleAuthorEstimated Sales
1Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 23Koyoharu Gotouge5,171,440
2Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba–Stories of Water and FlameArt: Ryōji Hirano/Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge2,374,621
3Jujutsu Kaisen 14Gege Akutami2,312,250
4Jujutsu Kaisen 15Gege Akutami2,306,950
5Jujutsu Kaisen 16Gege Akutami2,098,087
6ONE PIECE 98Eiichiro Oda2,018,042
7Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon GakkōGege Akutami1,930,831
8ONE PIECE 99Eiichiro Oda1,863,574
9ONE PIECE 100Eiichiro Oda1,839,886
10Jujutsu Kaisen 13Gege Akutami1,772,617
11Jujutsu Kaisen 9Gege Akutami1,772,331
12Jujutsu Kaisen 8Gege Akutami1,770,228
13Jujutsu Kaisen 1Gege Akutami1,765,995
14Jujutsu Kaisen 12Gege Akutami1,759,287
15Jujutsu Kaisen 10Gege Akutami1,749,558
16Jujutsu Kaisen 11Gege Akutami1,748,084
17Jujutsu Kaisen 2Gege Akutami1,732,361
18Jujutsu Kaisen 7Gege Akutami1,710,326
19Jujutsu Kaisen 4Gege Akutami1,705,266
20Jujutsu Kaisen 3Gege Akutami1,702,581
21Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Official Fan Book IIKoyoharu Gotouge1,700,316
22Jujutsu Kaisen 6Gege Akutami1,694,028
23Jujutsu Kaisen 5Gege Akutami1,688,854
24Jujutsu Kaisen 17Gege Akutami1,628,943
25Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 22Koyoharu Gotouge1,340,233
26Attack on Titan 33Hajime Isayama1,256,922
27SPY×FAMILY 6Tatsuya Endō1,229,131
28Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 19Koyoharu Gotouge1,158,245
29Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 18Koyoharu Gotouge1,157,633
30Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 20Koyoharu Gotouge1,130,381

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.

Source: Oricon via Crunchyroll & ANN

Leave a Reply