The Japanese portal Oricon revealed the five manga franchises with the most cumulative copies sold during the period from November 23, 2020 to November 21, 2021, with Jujutsu Kaisen taking the first position. This is the usual annual list of the platform, where the most successful franchises so far are reviewed.
Before listing, it should be noted that in the mentioned period there was no new compilation volume for the main line of the manga written and illustrated by Gege Akutami, Kimetsu no Yaibabut just illustration book releases and spin-off projects from the franchise. So the fact that Kimetsu no Yaiba has occupied the second position is definitely considered a greater success than the series that achieved the first, especially because of the little difference between one and the other.
Regarding the latter, the first book of official illustrations, entitled “Kimetsu no Yaiba: Koyoharu Gashuu – Ikuseisou“, It got the third position in the ranking of general books, with 491,007 copies sold. “Kimetsu no Yaiba: Nuriehon – Ao (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book: Blue) ”Achieved the seventh with 414,523 copies sold, and Kimetsu no Yaiba: Nuriehon – Aka (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book: Red) the ninth with 370,460 copies sold.
Ranking of manga franchises with the highest number of copies sold in 2021
5. Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi – 7,020,361 copies sold.
4. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama – 7,332,398 copies sold. [4.44% más que el puesto anterior]
3. Tokyo Revengers, written and illustrated by Ken Wakui – 24,981,486 copies sold. [240.70% más que el puesto anterior]
2. Kimetsu no Yaiba, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge – 29,511,021 copies sold. [18.13% más que el puesto anterior]
1. Jujutsu Kaisen, written and illustrated by Gege Akutami – 30,917,746 copies sold. [4.77% más que el puesto anterior]
Gege Akutami manga publication began Jujutsu Kaisen in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in March 2018. The play inspired an anime adaptation released during the Fall-2021 season (October-December) and which ended with a total of twenty-four episodes, produced by the studios. MAP under the direction of Seong-Hu Park and scripts written by Hiroshi Seko. It should be remembered that the video game for smartphones Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade will be available soon in the catalog of QooApp on this link.
Sinopsis de Jujutsu Kaisen
High school student Yuuji Itadori, who idly indulges in baseless paranormal activities with the Occult Club, spends his days in the clubroom or hospital, where he visits his bedridden grandfather. However, this leisurely lifestyle soon takes a turn for the bizarre when he unknowingly comes across a cursed object. Unleashing a chain of supernatural events, Yuuji finds himself suddenly thrust into the world of Curses, terrible beings formed by human malice and negativity, after swallowing said item, which is revealed to be a finger belonging to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the ” King of Curses ”. Yuuji experiences firsthand the threat these curses pose to society when he discovers his own newly acquired powers. Introduced to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical College of Magic, he begins to walk a path from which he cannot return: the path of a Jujutsu wizard.
(c) Gege Akutami / Shueisha