Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga, Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen, and Tatsuya Endō’s SPY×FAMILY ranked on the monthly list of graphic books and manga Best sellers from The New York Times published at the beginning of May, which denotes a turn in the current publishing market. Well, contrary to what happened in years past, the world of comics led by Marvel and DC Comics was left out of the list.
In fact, these three franchises appear with different volumes in the list of best-selling books, that is, individual sales of each number are counted. This change may mean a direct change in the publishing market, since The United States used to be the main source of creation in the world of comics. by publishers such as Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, among others. So much so that even its own local market seems to be losing interest in its own superheroes.
As for the manga that are in this top ten best-selling books of The New York Times, they are the tenth volume of Chainsaw Man ranked second. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 15 was ranked #1. #3 SPY×FAMILY Volume 7 ranked #5 and its first volume at #7. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 ranked at #14. In total, the manga industry through VIZ Media is occupying the middle of the ranking with five positions in total.
This change could be due to some external factors such as the anime adaptations that each of these series are having (with the exception of Chainsaw Man, which is not yet released, but is expected to arrive in 2022). It may also be due to the accessibility they have., according to some comments on Reddit, the simple fact of “not knowing what comic issue to start with” becomes an impassable wall. Other comments talk about the diversity of themes and that most works have a definite beginning and end.
Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man and SPY x FAMILY, the marked growth of the manga industry in the West
The New York Times published its first new manga and graphic book bestseller list in October 2019, and it is a category of the newspaper’s new lists. However, they allow us to see How has the publishing market changed? beyond Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen and SPY x FAMILY.
For example, My Hero Academia volume 30 ranked third in April. The first volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was ranked at number 7, the first volume of Chainsaw Man was ranked at number 10, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Stories of Water and Flame was ranked at number 11 on the list.
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