Otaku USA Magazine
Demon Slayer Manga Is Selling Better Than All Other Comics in Japan

If you looked at the top spots for Japan’s Oricon’s comic sales list covering the week of October 19-25, you might think there was a mistake. But there wasn’t — the Demon Slayer manga is doing so well that its 22 volumes fill up every number on the list from 1 to 22. It has crowded out all competition for the time being.

According to Anime News Network, this is “the first time any series has accomplished this feat since Oricon began publishing its book sales charts in April 2008.”

Volume 22, being the most recent release, was at the number one spot. It alone has already sold 326,000 copies.

In February 2020, the 19 volumes of the manga also took the top 19 spots on the Oricon list.

Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train has also been doing impressively, being the most successful movie in the global box office.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.