Manga in Mercado Libre leads sales

The acceleration of eCommerce in Chile since the arrival of the pandemic is a reality, and is reflected in the sales volumes of multiple categories on the Mercado Libre platform. And we’re not just talking about electronics, fashion, technology and equipment for the home: the sleeve It is one of the most popular phenomena in Japan and the world, and the rage seems to have reached ecommerce as well. And it is that from Mercado Libre, they declare that during these last three months (December, January and February), these japanese comics have shown a high increase in their sales, which is mainly explained by the recent broadcasts of the animated versions of Shingeki No Kyojin and Kimetsu No Yaiba, among other.

According to the data collected by the platform, the upward trend in this segment has been recorded since last year.

“It is interesting what has happened with this phenomenon. If we analyze the number of units sold during 2021, we see that there is a growth of more than 600% compared to 2020. In other words, in 2021, the category sold 7 times what it sold in 2020 in our marketplace”, explains Ignacio Hevia , Senior Director of Mercado Libre Chile.

In relation to the best-selling and user-favorite manga, the established Naruto Shippuden, which tells the story of a teenage ninja who dreams of becoming the hokage of his people, takes first place. Followed by other slightly newer stories such as Tokyo Revengers, Kimetsu No Yaiba, and My Hero Academia that are also among the first places in the ranking.

Continuing with the list of manga that appear among the first places as the users’ favorites, there is volume number 33 of Shingeki No Kyojin, corresponding to the penultimate volume of this saga and volume number 9 of Jujutsu Kaizen, edition that gives continuation of the recently broadcast first season of the animated series.

Top 10 best-selling manga in Mercado Libre:

  1. Manga Naruto Uzumaki Planet #1 – Naruto Shippuden Kishimoto
  2. Tokyo Revengers #01 (Ivrea Argentina)
  3. Demon Slayer Manga Kimetsu No Yaiba Volume 1
  4. Manga Tokyo Revengers – Volume 01 – Ivrea Argentina + Gift
  5. Manga My Hero Academia – #1
  6. Shingeki No Kyojin Attack On Titan Attack On Titan #33
  7. Goodnight Punpun #1 Inio Asano
  8. Guardians of the night Kimetsu No Yaiba #03
  9. Jujutsu Kaisen 9
  10. Jujutsu Kaisen 3

From the site they called on all fans of this genre to take advantage of the different benefits of online shopping: “On our platform we have multiple items related to Manga and Anime, from classic comics to accessories associated with the genre, which has clearly acquired great popularity this last period.

They will be able to acquire them with a single click, with the possibility of paying with any means of payment and in easy installments and, most importantly, with shipments in 48 hours to all regions of the country”, concludes the executive.