On the podium, we find the series One Piece, Demon Slayer and The attack of the Titans. You have to wait for the thirteenth position to find the first book that is not a Japanese comic strip: The Annotated Civil Code.
The twelve most purchased books thanks to the Culture Pass – which offers 300 euros to spend on young people reaching 18 – are all manga, according to figures revealed Thursday by the magazine Weekly Books . Japanese comics overwhelmingly dominate the ranking sent to the magazine by the company that manages this device, SAS Passe culture. 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 Civil Code annotated by Dalloz editions (18,804 copies, thirteenth in the ranking). For novels, it’s the saga The Bridgertons Chronicle the American Julia Quinn, adapted as a series by Netflix, which comes first (11,071 copies, seventeenth). She is ahead 365 days by Polonaise Blanka Lipinska (9,414 copies, twentieth), also adapted on Netflix, in film.
Very popular bestsellers on social networks are also in this ranking: Burn after writing (13,428 copies, fifteenth), a sort of giant Proust questionnaire that appeals to adolescents and young adults, and Always more + = + from the youtubeuse Léna Situations (11,634 copies, sixteenth).
The Culture Pass allows you to book almost all possible books online, with the exception of school or extracurricular books, for purchase in bookstores. SAS Passe culture specified that nearly 165,000 different works had been reserved. This device intended to promote “Knowledge of and access to cultural offers” will be extended to adolescents aged 15 and over from January 1.
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