The 10 best-selling manga series in 2022! (you might be surprised)

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A few years ago, the term “manga” was not very popular, but today, even if you don’t like it too much, you have already heard of these Japanese comics, which are selling like hot cakes in the whole world. Millions and millions of people enjoy reading manga in different languages, and every passing year sees an increase in sales.

Among the thousands of ongoing manga, a few have managed to top the others in terms of sales due to their unique concepts. The list of top-selling manga series in 2022 has been released by Oricon, a statistics company based in Japan. Here is the list of manga that stole the hearts of fans in 2022.

10) Kaiju No.8

Kaiju No. 8 is ranked tenth selling a total of 3,139,803 copies in 2022. The series is written by Naoya Matsumoto and publishes its weekly chapters at Shueisha. Most manga become immensely popular after receiving an anime adaptation, but Kaiju No.8 has yet to receive an anime adaptation. But he still managed to earn a spot on the list.

The series is set in Japan, which faces the destruction of humanity at the hands of monsters known as Kaiju. An organization known as the Defense Force was created to fight these monsters. Kafka Hibino and Mina Ashiro also joined her. But, after a strange incident, Kafka transforms into Kaiju while retaining his human consciousness. Using his new powers, he battles the Kaiju and saves humanity.

9) Do Not Say Mystery

Do Not Say Mystery won ninth place selling 3,140,861 copies. The series also won the 67th Shogakukan Manga Award this year. There’s no anime adaptation of the series yet, and it doesn’t look like there will be one anytime soon.. However, a twelve-episode TV series was released in January this year.

Do Not Say Mystery is your best bet if you enjoy reading mystery and crime themed manga. The main protagonist of the series, Totonou Kunou, is arrested by the police as a suspect in the murder of his classmate. The evidence against him continues to mount and Totonou must solve the mystery to clear his name.

8) Chainsaw Man

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Who would have thought that a simple tool like a chainsaw could become such an important part of the anime world? The Chainsaw Man manga started serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018, and in a short time, it became one of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s most renowned works. Chainsaw Man has sold 3,438,930 copies this year, managing to slip into the list of best-selling manga of 2022.

Chainsaw Man is set in a bizarre world where humans can make contracts with Demons in exchange for something. Denji lives with his pet/Demon Pochita, who merges with him when the boy is about to die. This gives Denji Chainsaw Demon powers, which helps him enlist in the Demon Hunter organization and save mankind by fighting other Demons.

7) Blue Lock

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The sports genre is not the most loved anime genrebut surprisingly, Blue Lock outranked several manga to rank seventh on the list selling 3,548,238 copies. Blue Lock is a football-based anime that also won the 45th Kodansha Manga Award, and the anime adaptation of the series is getting equal love from fans.

After finishing 16th at the FIFA World Cup in 2018, theJapan Football Union has hired Ego Jinpachiwho imagined Blue Lock, a diet designed to create the best selfish striker in the world. Three hundred players, including Yoichi Isagiare selected to be part of the scheme.

6) Kingdom


Kingdom is one of the biggest names in the historical and military genre. With 92 million copies in circulation as of September 2022, it is already one of the best-selling manga of all time, and with 3,832,688 copies sold this yearhe proved that the fans still love him so much after so many years.

Xin is an orphan from the Kingdom of Qin who trains hard with his best friend Piao and other friends to fulfill his dream of becoming the Great General of Heaven. By becoming general, they hope to unify China for the first time in 500 years.

5) My Hero Academia

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Shonen is considered the most popular category of anime, and the biggest names in the world of anime belong to this category. One such shonen anime is My Hero Academia, which has been entertaining fans since 2014. This year, the series sold 5,353,782 copies and reserved the fifth place in the list of best-selling manga..

After the appearance of the superpower known as the Quirks, most of humanity gains supernatural abilities, and only a select few are deprived of this power; Izuku Midoriya is one of those people. But his fate brings him closer to his idol, All Might, who transmits his Quirk to Izuku.

4) One Piece

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Even if you haven’t watched a single anime in your life and don’t consider manga your cup of tea, it’s hard to believe you haven’t heard of One Piece. With an impressive 516.5 million copies in circulation as of August 2022, it’s the best selling manga in the world. And this year, the franchise added another 10,364,102 copies to its huge circulation.

Monkey D. Luffy, the main protagonist of the seriesgoes on an adventure with his pirate crew to find the greatest treasure known as “One Piece”, left by the famous pirate Gold Roger. But finding the treasure is no child’s play. Powerful pirates from all over the world are looking for this treasure.

3) Spy X Family

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Spy X Family is a special case in the spy genre. Unlike most shows which follow an intense theme with the detective following a murder trail and solving a mystery, Spy X Family brings the concept of spy and detective in a comic way. The Spy X Family anime adaptation is also in the worksand she is just as beloved by fans as her manga. This year, Spy X Family sold 10,600,571 copies in total.

Loud is a secret agent who calls himself Twilight. He is responsible for keeping the peace between two nations: Westalis and Ostania. To carry out his mission, Loid creates a fake family by adopting a young girl named Anya and marrying a woman named Yor. Each person in the house has a little secret, which makes the show more entertaining.

2) Tokyo Revengers

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Selling 11,048,067 copies in 2022, Tokyo Revengers grabbed the second place in the list of best-selling manga. The series finally came to an end with its 30th volume in November 2022. The second season of Tokyo Revengers will be released on January 8, 2023 and will adopt the series’ Christmas Showdown arc.. So if you haven’t watched the series yet, the timing couldn’t be better.

Hanagaki Takemichi used to live a hectic life. He had a girlfriend and a few friends and was enjoying life to the fullest. But, today, he is considered a loser. The second before he is about to die on a moving train, he has the opportunity to one day live 12 years back. He takes this chance to tell his girlfriend’s brother to save his sister, and the present is now surprisingly altered.

1) Jujutsu Kaisen

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Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen began serialization in 2018, and in no time at all, it became a fan favorite, leaving all the ongoing manga behind for years. Jujutsu Kaisen has sold 12,282,260 copies in 2022, far more than Tokyo Revengers and the other entries on the list, which goes to show how madly in love fans are with Gege’s artwork.

The life of Yuji Itadori takes a sudden turn when he swallows a cursed object that also makes him cursed. To everyone’s surprise, the curse fails to take full control of Yuji’s body, making him a special case. He is then enrolled in the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, where he will learn to refine his powers alongside other Jujutsu wizards.