Everything is going so well for Tokyo Revengers that it seems to have already broken a record set by Shingeki no Kyojin about eight years ago.
After the end of Shingeki no Kyojin, whose last volume was published last June, Kodansha lost one of its most popular series. In other times maybe that would mean trouble, but Tokyo Revengers entered the scene.
This manga, which is born from the pen of Ken Wakui, has become one of the favorites of the Japanese youth. Their numbers have grown tremendously: the latest report revealed that they exceeded all 32 million copies.
Today, some believe it may already be at 40 million. Imagine that full details will be revealed in a few days. But in the meantime, recently it became known that the adventures in the time of Takemichi Hanagaki broke records than those of Eren Jaeger established years ago.
This one is related to the sales of their respective manga, and the information comes from Oricon, which collects this type of data in Japan.
With 14 weeks left before oricon fiscal year ends for 2021, Tokyo Revengers has become the best selling Kodansha manga within a 1 year period with 16,532,610 Copies beating Attack on Titan’s 2013 record of 15,933,801 Copies!
— Shonen Magazine News (@WSM_manga) August 18, 2021
As revealed, 14 weeks before the end of the fiscal year of Oricon, Tokyo Revengers is the best-selling manga of Kodansha in one year. So far it has 16,532,610, which exceeds the mark of Shingeki no Kyojin.
This was achieved in 2013, and remained in 15,933,801. It is a great achievement for the work of Wakui, which has managed to keep readers’ interest in his work alive. The anime has helped a lot to achieve such numbers.
The demand for the manga is so great that on August 16 it was reported that all the volumes of the manga, 23 in total, will be reprinted. To understand the success of this series, you have to understand that it is not only reaching traditional demographics.
Usually works shounen They are focused on the male audience, such as adolescents and young adults. But in this case other consumers have been reached.
Apparently many of the copies are bought by women. It is thanks to the readers that Tokyo Revengers He’s achieving such success, which is great. Instead, Shingeki no Kyojin it did not have such support, or at least, it was never heard of something like that.
It is to be imagined that the good sales of the series will continue until the anime ends, which will be at the end of the summer. But its success could ensure a long-awaited second season.
Obviously, in total sales you win Shingeki no Kyojin. Has an accumulated of 100 million approximately. It is still a brand that has yet to be reached Tokyo Revengers, and may never succeed, as his end draws near. Thanks to @WSM_manga for the information.