Did anyone believe thatone piece“I was going to stop stepping on the accelerator just to achieve a simple achievement like having in distribution more than 500 million copies of manga? If that’s what you thought, then you’re dead wrong, because in the same week as the premiere of “One Piece Film Red” has reached some brutal manga sales figures. No kidding, even if other manga like “Jujutsu Kaisen” have also had a great week, Luffy and company have devastated the beast.
The One Piece manga does not let up even in its 500 million distributed copies
That said, I leave you below with the sales table corresponding to August 1 to 7, 2022 in Japan, courtesy of the WSJ_Manga team:
I think the figures speak for themselves but, in case there is any doubt, I comment them quickly:
- Yes, One Piece is the undisputed king of this last week with over 1.4 million copies sold. An atrocity. ❗
- Jujutsu Kaisen, Spy x Family and Tokyo Revengers continue to exercise that dominance with which they have been for several months now, showing that they are consolidated modern jewels. ✔️
- Secondly Dragon Ball Super, which usually does not appear in the rankings, sneaks in through the release of its 19th volume. Although it only happens with the release of each new volume, it’s nice to see that the work of Akira Toriyama and Toyotaro can still hold their own. ✔️
If every ‘X’ time “One Piece” is getting these kinds of weeks, added to what it usually sells week after week, it seems to me that that next goal of 600 million copies of manga in distribution may not be as myth as it seems. That is to say, at this point the manga must already be over 520 million with the latest data that has been given plus these news from Japan. Now that we are entering the final stretch and that surely we have more than one film ahead of us, Eiichiro Oda has it really good to continue making history like no mangaka has achieved.
Synopsis for One Pieceand
The story follows Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who absorbs the powers of the rubber devil fruit and is inspired by the red-haired pirate, Shanks, to sail the seas. After the shocking statement from Gol D. Roger, the previous king of the pirates who put at their disposal the ‘One Piece’, the treasure that would crown the next monarch, hundreds of pirates decided to start their great adventure. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates will try to make history as new candidates.