Jujutsu Kaisen Slays Demon Slayer in New Oricon Yearly Sales Data for Best-Selling Manga of 2021

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Last year, Koyoharu Gōtoge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba destroyed its competition in Oricon’s Top-Selling Manga of 2020, now it finds itself is taking second place to its Weekly Shonen Jump Roommate Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen which took Number One in this year’s Oricon Top-Selling Manga of 2021. Recently, Oricon released its yearly sales data for Last Year, which include the franchise sales numbers as well as the top individual manga volume sales numbers, while it takes second place to Jujutsu Kaisen for Top Series, Demon Slayer still has a firm grip on the industry with the final volume currently number one in the Top 25 Volume Sales.

Please Note: These rankings are only estimates from Japan’s top data collection agency based on physical sales, digital sales are not included. The data is compiled from November 23, 2020, to November 21, 2021. 

Top Five Manga Series:

  1. JUJUTSU KAISEN (30,917,746 copies)
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (29,511,021 copies)
  3. Tokyo Revengers (24,981,486 copies)
  4. Attack on Titan (7,332,398 copies)
  5. My Hero Academia (7,020,361 copies)
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Top Twenty-Five by Volume Sales:

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 23 (5,171,440 copies sold)
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Stories of Water and Flame (2,374,621 copies sold)
  3. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 14 (2,312,250 copies sold)
  4. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 15 (2,306,950 copies sold)
  5. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 16 (2,098,087 copies sold)
  6. One Piece volume 98 (2,018,042 copies sold)
  7. JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 (1,930,831 copies sold)
  8. One Piece volume 99 (1,863,574 copies sold)
  9. One Piece volume 100 (1,839,886 copies sold)
  10. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 13 (1,772,617 copies sold)
  11.  JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 9 (1,772,331 copies sold)
  12. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 8 (1,770,228 copies sold)
  13.  JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 1 (1,765,995 copies sold)
  14. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 12 (1,759,287 copies sold)
  15. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 10 (1,749,558 copies sold)
  16. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 11 (1,748,084 copies sold)
  17. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 2 (1,732,361 copies sold)
  18. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 7 (1,710,326 copies sold)
  19. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 4 (1,705,266 copies sold)
  20. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 3 (1,702,581 copies sold)
  21. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Fan Book 2 (1,700,316 copies sold)
  22. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 6 (1,694,028 copies sold)
  23. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 5 (1,688,854 copies sold)
  24. JUJUTSU KAISEN volume 17 (1,628,943 copies sold)
  25. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 22 (1,340,233 copies sold)

SOURCE: Crunchyroll, Oricon

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