The Results are in for Oricon’s Mid-Year Manga and Light Novel Rankings, Demon Slayer stands tall

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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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