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Yesterday, the Japanese Statistics Company Oricon released their estimated numbers for most-sold Manga and Light Novels, this covers the first half of 2021. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba dominated both spots but its rival Jujutsu Kaisen is right behind them with the individual manga rankings, with the present-day series taking the top light novel slots, a fun rivalry between the two new Weekly Shonen Jump powerhouses. Oricon tracks the physical releases of books in Japan from the period of November 23, 2020, to May 23, 2021, and doesn’t factor in digital sales.

Manga (Individual Volumes Sold):

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabia Volume 18 (1,005,265)
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabia Volume 19 (1,005,455)
  3. SPY x FAMILY Volume 6 (1,086,102)
  4. Attack on Titan Volume 33 (1,094,178)
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabia Volume 22 (1,171,508)
  6. JUJUTSU KAISENN Volume 5 (1,488,529)
  7. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 6 (1,492,324)
  8. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 3 (1,503,754)
  9. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 7 (1,505,348)
  10. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 4 (1,505,759)
  11. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 11 (1,511,238)
  12. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 10 (1,517,026)
  13. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 12 (1,521,362)
  14. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 2 (1,526,064)
  15. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 13 (1,531,848)
  16. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 8 (1,534,949)
  17. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 9 (1,535,199)
  18. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 1 (1,552,810)
  19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabia Official Fan Book II (1,630,162)
  20. JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 (1,640,157)
  21. One Piece Volume 98 (1,876,047)
  22. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 15 (2,016,143)
  23. JUJUTSU KAISEN Volume 14 (2,055,130)
  24. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabia Side Story (2,289,411)
  25. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabia Volume 23 (4,982,832)
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Manga (by Series, Copies Sold):

  1. Chainsaw Man (4,181,650)
  2. Attack on Titan (4,635,754)
  3. Tokyo Revengers (5,007,825)
  4. JUJUTSU KAISEN (23,797,483)
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabia (26,351,483)

Light Novel (By Volume):

  1. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train Novel (123,984)
  2. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 18 (126,789)
  3. The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya (132,813)
  4. Sword Art Online Volume 25 (138,775)
  5. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train Novel Mirai Bunko Edition (146,841)
  6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kataha no Cho (162,810)
  7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Shiawase no Hana (166,085)
  8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kaze no Michishirube (190,945)
  9. JUJUTSU KAISEN: Yoake no Ibara Michi (206,059)
  10. JUJUTSU KAISEN: Iku Natsu to Kaeru Aki (235,170)
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Light Novel (By Series):

  1. Sword Art Online (177,732)
  2. Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose (185,751)
  3. JUJUTSU KAISEN: Yoake no Ibara Michi (206,059)
  4. Haikyu!! (225,002)
  5. JUJUTSU KAISEN: Iku Natsu to Kaeru Aki (235,170)
  6. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train Novel (270,825) [both editions added together]
  7. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (301,196)
  8. The Apothecary Diaries (350,043)
  9. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (357,852)
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabia (651,358)

Source: Oricon, Crunchyroll

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