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Top-Selling Manga in Japan: 2018 (Whole Year)

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  1. Platypus Retired Staff

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    2018 (First Half) Here
    2017 (Whole Year) Here

    This list covers sales surveyed from November 20, 2017 to November 18, 2018 and doesn't include digital sales.


    By series
    1. | 8,113,317 | One Piece
    2. | 6,718,185 | My Hero Academia
    3. | 5,235,963 | Attack on Titan
    4. | 5,214,085 | Slam Dunk
    5. | 5,030,624 | Haikyuu!!
    6. | 4,970,171 | Kingdom
    7. | 4,867,680 | The Seven Deadly Sins
    8. | 4,246,955 | The Promised Neverland
    9. | 3,460,066 | That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
    10. | 3,267,843 | Tokyo Ghoul:re
    . | 3,144,809 | Black Clover
    . | 2,745,511 | Hunter x Hunter
    . | 1,720,714 | Food Wars
    . | 1,470,328 | Dragon Ball Super
    . | 1,345,053 | Kimetsu no Yaiba
    . | 1,307,420 | Gintama
    . | 1,146,175 | The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
    . | *,852,528 | We Never Learn​


    By volume
    1. | 2,476,305 | One Piece 88
    2. | 2,167,146 | One Piece 89
    3. | 2,074,623 | One Piece 90
    4. | 1,486,038 | Attack on Titan 24
    5. | 1,358,623 | Attack on Titan 25
    6. | 1,226,619 | Attack on Titan 26
    7. | 1,090,958 | Hunter x Hunter 35
    8. | *,892,834 | Hunter x Hunter 36
    9. | *,846,414 | Kingdom 50
    10. | *,845,862 | Kingdom 49
    11. | *,821,501 | My Hero Academia 17
    12. | *,812,204 | My Hero Academia 18
    13. | *,790,286 | Kingdom 51
    14. | *,787,332 | Tokyo Ghoul:re 14
    15. | *,771,570 | Haikyuu!! 29
    16. | *,758,175 | My Hero Academia 19
    17. | *,756,335 | Tokyo Ghoul:re 15
    18. | *,750,139 | Haikyuu!! 30
    19. | *,743,333 | One-Punch Man 15
    20. | *,739,230 | Tokyo Ghoul:re 16
    21. | *,734,221 | Haikyuu!! 31
    22. | *,685,613 | Haikyuu!! 32
    23. | *,685,423 | My Hero Academia 20
    24. | *,685,336 | One-Punch Man 16
    25. | *,680,923 | Haikyuu!! 33
    26. | *,674,894 | Yotsuba&! 14
    27. | *,662,253 | Kingdom 52
    28. | *,644,683 | Detective Conan 94
    29. | *,637,055 | Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 5
    30. | *,619,989 | The Seven Deadly Sins 29
    31. | *,619,826 | One-Punch Man 17
    32. | *,617,935 | Detective Conan 95
    33. | *,598,018 | Black Butler 26
    34. | *,591,218 | Haikyuu!! 34
    35. | *,582,170 | The Seven Deadly Sins 30
    36. | *,565,177 | The Seven Deadly Sins 31
    37. | *,555,634 | Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 6
    38. | *,553,626 | The Promised Neverland 7
    39. | *,545,568 | The Promised Neverland 8
    40. | *,528,521 | Black Butler 27
    41. | *,521,110 | The Seven Deadly Sins 32
    42. | *,521,077 | Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time 1
    43. | *,507,966 | The Promised Neverland 9
    44. | *,504,464 | Delicious in Dungeon 6
    45. | *,499,087 | That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 7
    46. | *,496,779 | That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 6
    47. | *,493,036 | One Piece 87
    48. | *,492,689 | The Promised Neverland 10
    49. | *,470,293 | That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 8
    50. | *,469,663 | The Seven Deadly Sins 33


    Source: https://www.oricon.co.jp/confidence/special/52166/1/ https://twitter.com/iceemperor_mh/
     
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    I am surprised the Slime Isekai manga is that high

    Good to see Promised Neverland is doing well

    Nerd Academia is definitely selling too well :doge
     
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    One Piece continues to dominate the toilet paper industry. Fascinating business model to make wiping your ass fun by putting finger paint drawings on the paper.
     
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    I'm surprised at how Kingdom sells well yet you don't see much people talk about it or even acknowledge it.
     
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    Wtf Slam Dunk sold like 5 million within 6 months. What's up with that?

    Huge boost for MHA. This is most likely the peak imo.

    Black Clover still doesn't manage to sell 450K per volume on a yearly basis. Anime will probably end after 100 eps.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised Black Clover is out of top10, it was doing quite well in the first half of 2018 sellings.
    Happy to see The Promised Neverland in top10 :blobuwu
     
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    It got a re-release with new covers by Inoue which has been selling like hotcakes since June-ish basically, often dominating Oricon's weekly/monthly charts.
     
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    As expected from One Piece
    I'm a bit surprised about NnT, I thought it would take a higher place.
     
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    My Hero Academia that popular?

    Should re-start it after I dumped it after 5 chapters.
     
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    I'm not, the anime is brilliant and I hear it is very consistent with the manga.

    I'm more surprised with how well Kingdom is doing.
     
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    I have a feeling Wano will boost up One Piece sales again. Japan has been hyped for it for years. An its basically an arc set in fictional Japan.
     
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  13. Zensuki Sasuke > your fav

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    It warms my heart seeing Slam Dunk sell so well.

    People forget it is a top tier shounen.
     
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    AoT getting close to OP :mjpls
    MHA getting close to that million mark :mako
     
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    I see MHA having potential to surpass One Piece in sales.

    That is it really. Although maybe not because now the backlogg is caught up.
     
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    Its first volumes already passed the one million mark a while ago.
     
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    Boruto isn't even my favorite manga, I just love the NF forum of it so much! :skully


    Anime be the real money maker anyways!

    If they forgot it was a top tier shonen, it wouldn't be selling now, would it?
     
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    Nah.

    Like you say, its backlog had a massive boost due to the successes of the movie, anime, etc. but you got to remember that OP volumes still sell around 2 mil copies in a month as opposed to MHA's 600k. Even tho the former's initial sales are declining and the latter's increasing, that's still too much ground MHA has to cover.
     
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    Well to be honest aren't One Piece volumes selling low because the last couple years the 4th volume comes out later.

    It use to be the 4th came out in November now it comes out in December, because the whole Oda breaks and stuff. So maybe it might catch a break MHA? Idk all the manga sells are down from years ago.
     
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    I highly doubt MHA would surpass OP in sales
     
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    I mean in a year. Def not overrall. :lmao

    But like I said. Only MHA has that potential, and even so it probably won't.
     
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    Probably because it's not as famous outside of Japan and it being Seinen.
     
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    Happy to see Slime Isekai on the list. Which reminds me that I need to catch up on it.
     
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    Seems like sales are dropping year on year. Surprised but relieved Kingdomu is still selling so well despite this year having been fairly lacklustre. Disappointed OPM has dropped out of the Top 10 too, particularly when the current arc is a great one.
     
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    OP volumes sell 4 times as much as MHA volumes. MHA has no chance.
     
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    I'm flattered you instantly thought of me. believe it or not, unlike you I actually have other favourite series' outside of this franchise. :mjlol
    besides, Boruto manga not being in the top 10 series / top 50 volumes is no surprise to me so hop off my nuts. :catskully that chart covers sales from 20 November 2017~18 November 2018. Boruto released a whooping 2 volumes in that time period whereas series like MHA released 4. that is not to say Boruto would top the charts if a hypothetical weekly format had comparable sales to the current format, just that it's not an apt comparison.
    also funny how you tag me now but run away every other time we argue about the series' contents. no wonder people don't take you seriously. :oldshrug
     
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    Damn thats a long winded reply to essentially just admit Boruto selling like shit :Mshad
     
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    They still did better than Nanatsu no Taizai in sales per volume.
     
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    Sasuga Tensai
     
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