By The Worm Brush
– Published on May 30, 2022 at 08:00
More and more manga are adapted to the anime format. But have you ever wondered after how many chapters the best manga had their anime?
the Weekly Shōnen Jump has allowed audiences to experience some of the biggest manga franchises. Series like dragonball, One Piece, My Hero Academia, Bleach Where Demon Slayer debuted in the preprint magazine of the Shueisha. When a title finds significant success in the magazine, it is common for an anime adaptation to be announced more or less quickly, allowing the series to reach an even wider audience.
A Twitter user named @Cer_Clover was rightly interested in animated adaptations and more particularly the number of chapters it took for the biggest titles to be adapted on the small screen. He focused on eight licenses in particular and it is interesting to see that it took some time for some titles to have their adaptation.
How many chapters before an adaptation?
The first issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump was published on August 1, 1968, 54 years ago. Since this launch, the Japanese publisher Shuueisha has created other pre-publication magazines offering other titles and other publication rhythms such as the Monthly Shonen Jumpthe Weekly Young Jump or theUltra Jump. Since, the Weekly Shōnen Jump has become a real reference in the world of manga.
A few days ago, Twitter user @Cer_Clover was particularly interested in some of the biggest licenses of the Weekly Shōnen Jump. In particular, he sought to know how many chapters had been released before the series was adapted into an anime.
Here’s a look at how many chapters it took for some Jump series to get their anime announced:
MHA – 65 Chapters
Haikyuu – 80 chapters
Dr. Stone – 83 Chapters
JJK – 85 Chapters
TPN – 88 chapters
BC – 89 chapters
CSM – 97 chapters
KNY – 112 chapters pic.twitter.com/VSh6pO0zpc
— Cer (@Cer_clover) May 14, 2022
As a general rule, the announcement of an anime adaptation allows the title to gain more popularity and therefore increase its sales. We have seen it in particular with SPY X FAMILYwhose manga has exceeded 18 million copies sold worldwide. Demon Slayer is certainly the best example. The editor Panini had already tried in the past to publish the title in France, without meeting the success it has today. It was at the announcement of the animated adaptation that the title gained in power. With the arrival this year of anime Blue Lock Where chain saw manalready very popular titles, it is not risky to say that manga sales should explode.