This is the best-selling manga of all time

Revenge of the manga

Long decried, Japanese culture has finally found its audience for a decade. Sometimes almost banned in the 80s and 90s in France, now one in four books sold on French territory is a manga. A nice revenge. Mangakas have, over the years, been able to draw inspiration from the greatest works such as Naruto, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z or other pioneers, to create and design original and thrilling stories.

Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen and My Hero Academie are very clearly the future of manga and anime. Without forgetting Tokyo Revengers, Black Clover or Kingdom… Finally, there are so many different works that manage to delight fans. Today, everyone has their favorite manga.

Global successes

In France alone, One Piece has sold nearly 30 million copies, surpassing Dragon Ball Z’s record or Naruto, respectively at 26 and 25 million sales. Globally, the numbers become completely surreal. Worldwide, Eiichirō Oda’s manga has sold over 500 million volumes. Far ahead of Dragon Ball and Golgo 13 which peak at 300 million in sales. Namely that there are 19 manga that have exceeded the threshold of 100 million sales across the globe. Proof that this literary genre is finally recognized at its fair value.

And for comparison, One Piece is today a bigger success than the Harry Potter saga of JK Rowling, yet considered cult. The most represented genre is obviously Shōnen which depicts the advancement and rise of a young protagonist, climbing the ranks to become the most powerful and respected character in his story. This is the philosophy that manga inculcates. While waiting for other information, and so as not to miss anything in our news, subscribe now to our newsletter.