Manga still has a bright future ahead of them. In recent years, the industry has experienced a revolution. What started out as the delirium of a few people has largely entered pop culture. Some manga are very popular, to the point of appearing in Top Trending on social networks. It is precisely on the social network Twitter that the WSJ Oricon disclosed the list of manga that made the best sales from 2008 to the present day.
The battle for first place
From the WSJ ranking, we note the presence of the two most popular manga of the moment: One Piece and Demon Slayer. The two fought hard for first place. Even if Demon Slayer is by far the youngest of One Piece, the manga is right behind him when it comes to sales. But One Piece is one step ahead of Demon Slayer, which has worked in its favor. Recall that One Piece began in 1997, against 2016 for Demon Slayer.
In addition, Oda announced that there are still 5 years before One Piece ends. While Demon Slayer ended in 2020. These different elements therefore allow One Piece to largely take the first place now, and probably in the future. Its figures are estimated at 215,392,563 sales, compared to 126,586,331 for Demon Slayer. Despite his second place, Demon Slayer has nothing to envy One Piece, because he will have succeeded in a short time when others have failed.
These manga have sold less than 100 million
Following Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan comes in third place with 78,091,099 works sold. Kingdom is in fourth place with 54,560,220, and Haikyu has 49,752,786, with a comfortable 5e place.
The 4 other bestsellers are respectively Naruto (46,433,985), Jujutsu Kaisen (39,445,785), My Hero Academia (38,019,355) and Seven Deadly Sins (33,532,282). Tenth place in this ranking is occupied by Fairy Tail, ie 34,096,779 sales.
The big surprise of this ranking was to note that very popular manga made less than one hundred million sales. This is the case with Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, and even Naruto. However, the quality of a work cannot be appreciated only with the numbers.