The Japanese animation industry has never been better and new franchises are exploding in the eyes of the world. Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man, Spy x Family, these three titles are not unknown to manga fans. For several years, these mangas have occupied an important place in the Japanese industry and the fervor around these works has already spread to the rest of the world.
The success is such that the New York Times ranks them among the top three bestsellers.
The New York Times Bestseller List
The publisher Shueisha really has a knack for unveiling exceptional titles year after year and it’s not manga fans who will say otherwise. This month, three of the publisher’s popular franchises make the New York Times bestseller list.
Chainsaw Man Volume 10 has risen to No. 10 graphic novels and manga top sellers in the world during the month of April. It is followed in the ranking by Jujutsu Kaisen (volume 15) and Spy x Family (volume 7). Without the presence of Cat Kid Comic Cluc, David Pilkey’s series, the three Japanese representatives would sit proudly on the podium.
If the ranking of Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen seems more than justified, the good surprise is the presence of Spy x Family. Besides this surprise effect, nothing would taint its presence in the rankings in view of the resounding success of the manga and its animated series.
The rising stars of Shonen Jump
Apart from the behemoths of One Piece, Naruto, Bleach or the illustrious Dragon Ball, a new generation is trying to shake up the hierarchy. Attack on Titan was one of the very first to upend that status quo, and other franchises have followed suit. As such, we can cite My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen.
Created in 2018 by mangaka Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen has established itself as one of the leaders in the manga and anime market. Tatsuki Fujimoto also launched his Chainsaw Man the same year to wide acclaim. His manga will soon be entitled to an anime adaptation, which will be produced by the Mappa studio. The latter is also in charge of the production of Jujutsu Kaisen.
As for the Spy x Family manga created by Tatsuya Endo, it debuted in 2019, a year after the other two franchises. In just three years, it has sold over 17 million copies worldwide. Its popularity earned it an anime adaptation in 2022 made by Wit Studio.
What do you think of these three franchises? Which one do you prefer ? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
Source : CBR