Oricon unveils Japan’s Top-Selling Manga and Light Novel Lists for the First Half of 2020

It’s that time of the year, Oricon has unveiled its Top-Selling Lists for Manga and Light Novels for the first half of 2020. Here’s what categories that we’re looking at Top-Selling Manga and Light Novels by Series and by Volume. Last year, One Piece took the No.1 spot with a whopping 5,015,325; but One Piece was also running on the success of its 20th Anniversary Film, without further ado, let’s get down to the Lists.


Top-Selling Manga: By Series

*PLEASE NOTE* The Lists Provided surveyed the sales from November 18th, 2019 to May 17th, 2020.

  1. Koyoharu Gōtoge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- 45,297,633
  2. Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece- 4,885,538
  3. Negi Harubas The Quintessential Quintuplets- 4,240,192
  4. Yasuhisa Hara’s Kingdom- 3,512,571
  5. Kōhei Horikoshi’s Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)- 3,339,656

Top-Selling Manga: By Volume

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 18: 3,035,555
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 19: 2,829,174
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1: 2,267,744
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 12: 2,237,092
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 11: 2,234,515
  6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 14: 2,233,412
  7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 13: 2,223,961
  8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 7: 2,223,867
  9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 8: 2,218,826
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 9: 2,216,999
  11. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2: 2,211,701
  12. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 10: 2,209,598
  13. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 15: 2,194,060
  14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3: 2,192,013
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 4: 2,175,936
  16. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 5: 2,167,490
  17. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 6: 2,166,372
  18. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 7: 2,156,356
  19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 17: 2,113,520
  20. One Piece 95: 1,955,897
  21. One Piece 96: 1,688,363
  22. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 20: 1,086,350
  23. Attack on Titan 30: 911,246
  24. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 20 with Special Bundled Postcard Set: 904,092
  25. Kingdom 56: 811,856

Top-Selling Light Novels: By Series

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Novelization- Original Story by Koyoharu Gōtoge, Novel by Aya Yajima 1,199,863
  2. Sword Art Online– Written by Reki Kawahara, Illustrated by Abec 377,493
  3. That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime! Written by Fuse, Illustrated by Mitz Vah 327,191
  4. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto Written by Hyūngantsu Illustrated by Kashiwa Miyako 317,749
  5. Overlord Written by Kugane Maruyama Illustrated by So-Bin 264,875
  6. RE: Zero Starting Life in Another World Written by Tappei Nagatsuki, Illustrated by: Shinichirou Otsuka 264,458
  7. My Teenage Romantic Comedy SNAFU Written by Wataru Watari, Illustrated by Ponkan8 256,704
  8. Konasuba God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World Written by Natsume Akatsuki, Illustrated by Kurone Mishima 223,657
  9. Seishun Buta Yarō Series (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Senpai) Written by Hajime Kamoshida, Illustrated by Keeji Mizoguchi 173,391
  10. Classroom of the Elite Written by Syohgo Kinugasa, Illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose 150,689

Top-Selling Light Novels: By Volume

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kataha no Chō- Original Story by Koyoharu Gōtoge, Novel by Aya Yajima 601,101
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Shiawase no Hana- Original Story by Koyoharu Gōtoge, Novel by Aya Yajima 598,762
  3. Overlord 14 Written by Kugane Maruyama Illustrated by So-Bin 207,298
  4. Sword Art Online 23 Unital Ring II Written by Reki Kawahara, Illustrated by Abec 172,604
  5. My Teenage Romantic Comedy SNAFU 14 Written by Wataru Watari, Illustrated by Ponkan8 170,974
  6. That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime! 16 Written by Fuse, Illustrated by Mitz Vah 121,268
  7. Classroom of the Elite 2- Nensei-Hei Written by Written by Syohgo Kinugasa, Illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose 108,521
  8. The Irregular at Magic High School Written by Tsutomu Satou, Illustrated by Kana Ishida 86,959
  9. Sword Art Online 24 Unital Ring III Written by Reki Kawahara, Illustrated by Abec 81,994
  10. Konasuba God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! 17 Written by Natsume Akatsuki, Illustrated by Kurone Mishima 79,137

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