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The Most Popular Countries for Online Manga, According to Shonen Jump+

Spy x Family

Yūta Momiyama, the deputy editor-in-chief of Shonen Jump+, sent out a chain of tweets about how MANGA Plus is doing around the world. MANGA Plus is an app that allows people to read select titles from Shonen Jump.

Noting that there was a conference on MANGA Plus overseas, Momiyama said that sales continue to go up, and called out Kaiju No. 8 and Spy x Family for doing especially well. It used to be that a manga needed an anime adaptation to do well abroad, but that isn’t necessarily true anymore. And, he said, the really popular manga get about a million readers around the world.

According to a translation by Anime News Network, he also listed off which countries had the most MANGA Plus readers in September:

  1. USA
  2. Thailand
  3. Indonesia
  4. Mexico
  5. Philippines
  6. Spain
  7. Malaysia
  8. Brazil
  9. Peru
  10. Germany
  11. Italy
  12. Argentina
  13. Chile
  14. Colombia
  15. France
  16. India
  17. Canada
  18. UK
  19. Vietnam
  20. Singapore

Japan, China, and South Korea do not use MANGA Plus. Have you read your manga using this app?

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.