Culture Pass or Manga Pass? From the launch of the Culture Pass at the end of May, the question arose and you even testified here, on 20 Minutes: “With 300 euros, that’s more than 30 volumes, you can take all My Hero Academia”. Confirmation today with the figures revealed Thursday by the magazine Weekly Books. The 12 most purchased books thanks to the Culture Pass, and its 300 euros offered to young people reaching 18, are all manga. They dominate in an overwhelming way the classification transmitted to the magazine by the company which manages this device, SAS Pass Culture.
“Bridgerton” and “365 days” for the novels
The podium consists of the series One Piece (308,743 copies, all volumes combined), Demon Slayer (196,114 copies) and The attack of the Titans (186,578 copies). Follow My Hero Academia (152.729), Jujutsu Kaisen (115.892), Berserk (109.189) and Naruto (105.571), before four other series with less than 100,000 copies.
Apart from manga, the most purchased book with the Culture Pass interests law students: the annotated Civil Code of Dalloz editions (18,804 copies, 13th in the ranking). As for the novel, it is the saga The Chronicle of the Bridgertons by American Julia Quinn, adapted as a series by Netflix, which comes first (11,071 copies, 17th). She is ahead 365 days by Polonaise Blanka Lipinska (9,414 copies, 20th), also adapted on Netflix, in film.
A pass soon to be extended to 15-year-olds
Very popular bestsellers on social networks are also in this ranking: Burn after writing (13,428 copies, 15th), a sort of giant Proust questionnaire that appeals to adolescents and young adults, et Always more + = + by Youtubeuse Léna Situations (11,634 copies, 16th).
The Culture Pass allows you to book almost all possible books online, with the exception of school or extracurricular books, for purchase in bookstores. According to SAS Pass Culture, nearly 165,000 different books have been reserved and the system will be extended to adolescents aged 15 and over from January 1.