Jujutsu Kaisen is no longer one of the best-selling manga in Japan for the first time in… A LONG time

It is always said that the most difficult thing in terms of success is not to arrive, but to stay, and if it is always said it is precisely because it is true. “jujutsu kaisen” It is a work that, precisely, has proven to be a cross-cutting reality at the level of success at this point, both for its anime and manga, and even recently the impact of “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” in cinema. However, for the first time in a very long time it cannot be seen among the most sought-after works by the Japanese.

Jujutsu Kaisen falls out of Japan’s top 10 manga sales

Then I leave you with the manga sales data from Japan (this last week) according to the Oricon firm (via WSJ_Manga):

We are going to review the list a bit because, at first, there are changes of considerable weight:

  • To get started, Spy x Family loses the lead in weekly sales for the first time since the spring anime began practically (or without practically). He had clearly been the biggest beneficiary of a television proposal that has fallen in love with everyone. ❗❗❗
  • Instead Tokyo Avengers and Kingdom take the first and second position. I don’t know the details, but surely the announcement of the anime (T2) of Tokyo Revengers, as well as the proximity of a new live-action for Kingdom, have revived the hype for both franchises in style. ✔️✔️✔️
  • This leaves us with, in effect, Jujutsu Kaisen ended up not appearing nowhere in the top 10 sales of the manga. What if, this moment is so unique that it attracts as much attention as the comeback of others. Without going into specifics, we are quietly talking about months, perhaps dozens, since something like this did not happen. ❗❗❗

Let no one think that this starts the “Jujutsu Kaisen” debacle or anything similar. I am convinced that it is a weekly curiosity and that next week it will enter that top 10 again, but it seems to me necessary to highlight the brutal modern pillar in which the work of Gege Akutami has become so as to be noted when it is not among the best-selling works. In any case, I would say that this bump and the flashiness of it is more a sign of its success than the beginning of the end.

Synopsis of Jujutsu Kaisen

Yuji Itadori is a young man with enormous physical strength, although that does not prevent him from leading a normal student life. One day, in order to save a friend who is being attacked by Curses, he eats Two-Face Specter’s finger, embedding his Curse into his own soul. From that moment on, he shares a body with the Specter of Two Faces. With the guidance of the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Technical School of Magic, an organization that fights against Curses… and thus begins the heroic story of a young man who became a capable Curse. of exorcising Curses, a life from which he can never retire.