Tokyo Revengers does not stop! The manga surpasses My Hero Academia in sales | Photo: Liden Films / Bones
Yesterday it was announced that the series of Ken Wakui, Tokyo Revengers, obtained a new record of copies of his manga, managing to exceed 40 million in Japanese territory and becoming a great success for the industry and the Kodansha publishing house.
With the success of its first season that began in April this year and the resounding success of its live action in Japanese cinemas, the sales of the Wakui manga had an increase of almost four times more than the total copies sold that it accumulated at the beginning of this year.
In September of last year, Tokyo Revengers had managed to sell 5 million copies, counting until that moment with 19 volumes available for sale in Japanese territory. After the premiere of its animated adaptation was confirmed, sales had a slight increase, achieving an approximate of 8 million copies by February 10 of this year.
After six months of the launch of its volume 19 and a few days before the premiere of the anime, Wakui’s work managed to double its sales, recording a record of around 10 million copies, something that would be the beginning of the rise in sales in the following months.
From May to June of this year, the manga’s sales rose by almost 10 million copies, confirming that for the month of June the series reached the record of 25 million copies sold, increased to 32 million in the month of July, with the release of its 23rd volume and the premiere of its live action film in Japanese theaters.
Although the series’ sales growth has been a bit slow since then, it may be that with the release of its 24th volume, the end of its anime, and the Japan Revengers special event, the series will gain a new boost in sales and can shorten the distance he has with Kimetsu no Yaiba to snatch the second place of the best-selling manga of 2021.
Outsold My Hero Academia
Reaching 40 million copies, Tokyo Revengers has managed to surpass famous series such as Nanatsu no Taizai, Shaman King y Yu-Gi-Oh !. However, the series that stands out the most on this list is that of Kohei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia, which so far has 30 volumes and five anime seasons.
According to the statistics of his last registration this year, the manga of My Hero Academia has achieved 37 million in Japanese territory, including all of its spinoff manga and light novels. Usually this number is increased by 13 million copies that it has sold abroad, so it is placed that the series has 50 million copies sold.
However, based on its sales records purely from Japan, Tokyo Revengers with fewer volumes has had more copies sold than the work of Horikoshi. Even the average sales of the My Hero Academia world record is lower than that of the Japanese sales of Tokyo Revengers, since the first has 1.6 million copies sold per volume, while that of Wakui has an average of 1.66 million.
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