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Here are the manga and light novel sales rankings for the fiscal year of 2019 (November 19, 2018 to November 17, 2019).

Manga Sales by Series
*1. 12,057,628 Kimetsu no Yaiba
*2. 10,134,232 One Piece
*3. *7,661,361 Kingdom
*4. *7,454,745 Yakusoku no Neverland
*5. *5,895,000 5-toubun no Hanayome
*6. *5,047,574 Boku no Hero Academia
*7. *4,704,234 Shingeki no Kyojin
*8. *4,514,838 Haikyuu!!
*9. *4,096,492 Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
10. *3,414,482 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Manga Sales by Volume
*1. 2,388,243 One Piece Vol.91
*2. 2,200,000 One Piece Vol.93
*3. 2,112,734 One Piece Vol.92
*4. 1,880,146 One Piece Vol.94
*5. 1,344,500 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.27
*6. 1,172,448 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.28
*7. *,955,124 Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.29
*8. *,926,446 Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol.17
*9. *,877,366 Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol.16
10. *,863,994 Kingdom Vol.53

11. *,850,606 Kingdom Vol.54
12. *,833,472 Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol.15
13. *,831,797 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.21
14. *,821,222 Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol.14
15. *,809,855 Kingdom Vol.55
16. *,801,584 Yakusoku no Neverland Vol.12
17. *,775,064 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.22
18. *,741,903 Yakusoku no Neverland Vol.14
19. *,698,372 Haikyuu!! Vol.35
20. *,695,864 One Punch-Man Vol.18

Rank 21 - 50



Light Novel Sales by Series
*1. 879,734 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
*2. 634,151 Tenki no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*3. 615,363 Sword Art Online
*4. 550,202 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*5. 536,494 Seishun Buta Yarou Series
*6. 461,024 Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
*7. 434,034 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
*8. 429,217 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
*9. 420,573 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
10. 407,640 Kimetsu no Yaiba: Shiawase no Hana

Light Novel Sales by Volumes
*1. 511,159 Tenki no Ko (Kadokawa Bunko)
*2. 253,739 Sword Art Online Vol.21
*3. 210,966 Kimetsu no Yaiba: Shiawase no Hana
*4. 209,031 Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikarikagayaku
*5. 196,674 Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kataha no Chou
*6. 171,203 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Vol.13
*7. 157,440 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.14
*8. 147,259 Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
*9. 143,769 Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Vol.15
10. 140,405 Sword Art Online Vol.22

11. 135,239 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.14
12. 130,320 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.28
13. 124,651 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.29

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Kickstarter for Rokujouma is fully funded. Good work everyone. Lets wait for the result of our hard work together.
 
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#BringBackWeeklySalesThread !!!

Another successful year for manga and light novel series.
 
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Hopefully a fan war between OP and KnY won’t happen in this thread

Anyway, #BringBackWeeklySalesThread
 
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Good to see an increase for manga sales for the top series, 9 mil of last years' overtaken by a whooping 12 mil this year!

One Piece has finally been beaten and I'm sure most people were seeing this coming, in all honesty. Rumors of this were abuzz but actually seeing it happen was a little tough to come to terms with, even now to this point in fact. But hey, One Piece obviously wasn't going to retain that position forever so it's more like the start of a new era for the manga industry now (or is it?).

Pleasing to see Gotoubun no Hanayome and Kaguya-sama: Love is War join the ranks now too, credits to both the teams behind the respective anime to propel both of these to the top 10. Can't wait to see Season 2 of both of these!

Surprised that Shingeki no Kyojin manga sales have decreased, albeit slightly, from last year though. I've been keeping away from the manga intentionally so I don't know the specifics but I've been hearing a lot of rumors, speculations and reactions so I figured it was going to be in the top 5 actually. A little disappointed by this, to be frank, but I'm glad it's still in the list. It better be in the top 3 next year!

Didn't think the ln version of Tenki no Ko would fare this well either, nice surprise. Happy to see Re:Zero, Seishun Buta Yarou and Mahouka in the list too. Curious on "Kusuriya no Hitorigoto" though, hopefully an anime adaption of this is in the working so anime-onlies like I can have a go at this story.

And of course #BringBackWeeklySalesThread, thanks for reminding NeoAnkara!

Just looking at the lists, it makes me so happy that we're currently at a time where each and every of the manga shows are either getting a continuation of some format or currently airing already. A fair number of light novels too, to make things even better.

And of course #BringBackWeeklySalesThread, thanks for reminding @NeoAnkara!
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Damn, that surge that Kimetsu No Yaiba got, definitely deserved. What I’m even more happier about is the Quintessential Quintuplets and Kaguya Sama:Love Is War. Both of these anime’s were great, Kaguya-Sama being on of my favourites of the year, and it’s amazing seeing the surge in popularity and sales for these two, can’t wait to see their second seasons!!! Also, where’s Dr.Stone, The Promised Neverland, Shield Hero and Beastars? Lol
 
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Damn, that surge that Kimetsu No Yaiba got, definitely deserved. What I’m even more happier about is the Quintessential Quintuplets and Kaguya Sama:Love Is War. Both of these anime’s were great, Kaguya-Sama being on of my favourites of the year, and it’s amazing seeing the surge in popularity and sales for these two, can’t wait to see their second seasons!!! Also, where’s Dr.Stone, The Promised Neverland, Shield Hero and Beastars? Lol

Look closely...the Promised Neverland is there.
 
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*1. 12,057,628 Kimetsu no Yaiba
*2. 10,134,232 One Piece


Finally
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*5. *5,895,000 5-toubun no Hanayome
*6. *5,047,574 Boku no Hero Academia
*7. *4,704,234 Shingeki no Kyojin

MHA and AoT are beaten by harem manga
 
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12m in a year... what is even the selling point of kimetsu no yaiba?
isnt it just a demon slaying shounen?
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safe to say One Punch Man is top 15 then even with that bad season 2 of an anime

and Sword Art Online is still selling like hotcakes but i heard its the final arc of the series

and found an explanation about the question of who should we trust between Shueisha and Oricon https://twitter.com/TwtOtaku_My/status/1199927077664780288
 
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And so finally OP was beaten after 11 years.

I have mixed thoughts. On one hand I like both of the shows. Both are 8/10 for me. But I have seen and I am more connected to characters in OP than Demon Slayer. But I know that it will change over the period of time.

And yeah, happy for TenSura.
 
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Still the light novel sales are much lower than the manga sales. Even popular series like Sao cannot compete with similarly popular series like aot and mha. Would like to see an increase there as some light novels are much better than mangas thus giving us more light novel animes. 😁
 
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demon overratedslayer on no1 is very yikes, a garbage harem manga being this high is also????

mha shouldn't be there either, snk should be higher

rest is the same as usual.

@light_of_amphy shield hero is at the place where it belongs, in the trash
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big numbers! (⊙o⊙)
 
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KnY overrated as fuck. Be grateful to Ufotable because of one episode.
 
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I don't care but #BringBackWeeklySalesThread
 
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mootjee said:
KnY overrated as fuck. Be grateful to Ufotable because of one episode.


Salty that OP was beaten? That's just how it it, more popular/better manga according to Japs won, deal with it.
 
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OP isn't on top for once, but KnY had a huge year with its anime adaptation so this isn't too surprising. Of course this thread has the obligatory salt, it wouldn't be a MAL thread without it xD.

Also I agree, #BringBackWeeklySalesThread.
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just adding to the echo here #BringBackWeeklySalesThread
 
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Salty that OP was beaten? That's just how it it, more popular/better manga according to Japs won, deal with it.


Nah, I like KnY (the anime at least, didn't read the manga yet) but it had everything going in their favor. It got a new anime and the anime was adapted by fucking ufotable which is like a godsent gift. Then, seeing as it was its first anime season it had MANY people wanting more, so maaaany people started buying every volume available which is obviously a huge factor.
By now OP mostly gets its numbers from the newly released volumes (just look at the top selling volumes, damn 1st through 4th place) and since Oda takes his breaks every few weeks, there are not THAT many volumes per year.

I'm not shitting on KnY but to see if it really surpassed OP in popularity can only be seen in next year's sales when most of the newer fanbase caught up with the currently available volumes and at that point, I don't think it can beat OP (yet).


tl;dr: high quantity with good quality (KnY) will almost always beat low quantity with great quality (OP)


also #BringBackWeeklySalesThread
 
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Happy to see that 3-gatsu is doing well. Season 3 when?

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finally they revealed the yearly sales of other weekly jump's manga
wow doctor stone did better than world trigger and black clover
- Dr. Stone: 1 821 993 copies
- Black Clover: 1 741 052 copies
- Jujutsu Kaisen: 1 571 697 copies (with volume 0: 1 807 628 copies)
- World Trigger: 1 406 852 copies
- Shokugeki no souma: 1 364 003 copies
- Dragon Ball Super: 1 321 679 copies
- bokutachi wa benkyou ga dekinai: 1 253 699 copies
- Act-Age: 1 235 954 copies
- Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Hokkaido-Hen: 942 079 copias
- Jigokuraku: 927 019 copies
- Slam Dunk: 877 945 copies
- spy x family: 754 067 copies
- Boruto: 600 845 copies
- Chainsaw-Man: 410 753 copies (does not include fourth volume sales)
- D. Gray-Man: 336 841 copies (just one volume)
source: https://twitter.com/ani_for_arabs/status/1200146583435849729
ps: please follow this dude he did have good news from time to time.
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Still the light novel sales are much lower than the manga sales. Even popular series like Sao cannot compete with similarly popular series like aot and mha. Would like to see an increase there as some light novels are much better than mangas thus giving us more light novel animes. 😁


Light novel market is much smaller compared to manga. It's why the manga adaptation of slime sells much more than the LN, for example (which is not that normal btw, manga adaptations of LN don't make big numbers like that)

 
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It would have been cool to see One Piece complete a 20 year winning streak, but congrats to KNY.

I think the volume sales are the real indicator on which are the 10 best yearly sellers and "who is beating who".


I forgot why MAL stopped posting the weekly sales, but
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demon overratedslayer on no1 is very yikes, a garbage harem manga being this high is also????

mha shouldn't be there either, snk should be higher

rest is the same as usual.

@light_of_amphy shield hero is at the place where it belongs, in the trash


Booohooo baby is salty that AOT got beaten out by a harem manga & other "overrated" series. That is hilarious. XD
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Fuutarou's harem beating Eren's harem...


I mean it's the Quintuplets vs. the Titans. It's anyone's guess who would be winning, lol.
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Congrats to Kimetsu, it's finally getting the recognition and love it deserves.
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Holy shit I didnt know kaguya was that huge, I'm sure its from the anime boost but still jesus, Aka has come a long way from making a canceled angsty action manga

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Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

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Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
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Freakin' finally Wan Piss lost its undeserved crown after a long time.
 
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NeoAnkara said:
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Preach it!

Congratulation to Kimetsu no Yaiba for beating One Piece. I'm a fan of both manga. Kingdom at number 3. Brilliant. Look forward for season 3.
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#BringBackWeeklySalesThread

back then, i was like "well, there is still ANN but then they also stop reporting it and then fuck me. the only way to found them is browsing hard to search forum post in mangahelper. god, what a disaster.

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KnY overrated as fuck. Be grateful to Ufotable because of one episode.


good adaptation didn't automatically give original source sales. as well bad adaptation either.
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Ufotable did a hell of a job boosting interest in the manga and getting people to buy over 7M of the manga's previous volumes. I can image Shounen Jump will be using them as much as they can in the future.

Still OP is selling well over 2M a volume and KNY is yet to break 1M a volume.
It'll be interesting the see if the interest in the series increases next year too.

On a side note: It's interesting that OP last year and this year sold 4 volumes, but sales have gone up by 2M, no doubt down to Wano.
If you look at MHA, last year is sold 4 volumes, this year 5 and it's sales have gone down almost 2M.

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Freakin' finally Wan Piss lost its undeserved crown after a long time.


I'm so sad that Oda making a mint selling millions of his acclaimed manga series pains you so much. It must be really hard for you .........
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Congrats to Kimetsu no Yaiba! Ufo adaptation was top tier even though the story was basically "non-stop shonen fights" and it's not a good thing honestly.
 
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If only we could get the weekly manga volume sales list, MAL would be back to its glory days. We looked forward to those sales list so much. Please, please, PLEASE bring them back!
 
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Good for Demon Slayer, Kaguya-sama, and Quintuplets, you kids deserve it, especially since all three of you won't last too long, since romance series don't last too long these days and Kimetsu no Yaiba seems as though it's pretty far along, or so I've heard
 
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That's surprising
 
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Good for Kaguya-sama and The Quintessential Quintuplets
 
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One Piece bros hold me, how could this happen for us to get beaten by some trash ass demons killing manga.

This can't be happening.

Btw glad for Kingdom at no.3, slowly but steadily rising up.
 
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Good Demon slayers top one well deserve better than shitty mainstream shounen like one piece and most of them are overrated anyway.

Glad too see SNK is up there Still awesome :)
 
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Hopefully a fan war between OP and KnY won’t happen in this thread

Anyway, #BringBackWeeklySalesThread
Let it happen if the fans wanna do it. Otherwise it will be too quiet and not much people will know about it but I will like to see op and kny fans being intelligent more than Stoopid tho.
 
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Levi_Ackerman_30 said:
Good Demon slayers top one well deserve better than shitty mainstream shounen like one piece and most of them are overrated anyway.

Glad too see SNK is up there Still awesome :)
How do you define overrated 😂. People rating it highly due to liking?
 
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One Piece bros hold me, how could this happen for us to get beaten by some trash ass demons killing manga.

This can't be happening.

Btw glad for Kingdom at no.3, slowly but steadily rising up.
It can happen if you op Bros underestimate everything. 😑😑
 
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back then, i was like "well, there is still ANN but then they also stop reporting it and then fuck me. the only way to found them is browsing hard to search forum post in mangahelper. god, what a disaster.

mootjee said:
KnY overrated as fuck. Be grateful to Ufotable because of one episode.


good adaptation didn't automatically give original source sales. as well bad adaptation either.
Ask Tokyo ghoul's stupid adaptation. Many fans read the manga of it. Adaptation of KNY increased it's sales by a lot.
 
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Freakin' finally Wan Piss lost its undeserved crown after a long time.
You know nothing about Wan piss. It was made by Japan in 19th century and ruled consistently over a century for back to back 101 years. It lost its crown in 1905 but again gained it in 1935 for 851 days. Then it ended. It retired with the crown. After WW2 it's volumes and author hot destroyed. New crown was then made. One piece is not even close to Wan Piss.
 
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i really dislike people discredit manga success "well, it's anime works". as much as good anime is, if people disinterested with manga, they wouldn't buy it (look at you Fire force). this not special to KnY. as hard as a company put advertise, if the product is not satisfying, it wouldn't sell. people have been saying this for years.
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Nick-Knight said:
Freakin' finally Wan Piss lost its undeserved crown after a long time.
You know nothing about Wan piss. It was made by Japan in 19th century and ruled consistently over a century for back to back 101 years. It lost its crown in 1905 but again gained it in 1935 for 851 days. Then it ended. It retired with the crown. After WW2 it's volumes and author hot destroyed. New crown was then made. One piece is not even close to Wan Piss.


Thanks for the lesson sensei.
 
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demon overratedslayer on no1 is very yikes, a garbage harem manga being this high is also????

mha shouldn't be there either, snk should be higher

rest is the same as usual.

@light_of_amphy shield hero is at the place where it belongs, in the trash
Calm down. Your ass is burning. Control it or it will catch up to your baby maker.

One thing I do agree with you: Why Snk didn't sell more as I heard it's getting better and better in the manga?
 
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Peeti said:
BestBoiEren said:
demon overratedslayer on no1 is very yikes, a garbage harem manga being this high is also????

mha shouldn't be there either, snk should be higher

rest is the same as usual.

@light_of_amphy shield hero is at the place where it belongs, in the trash
Calm down. Your ass is burning. Control it or it will catch up to your baby maker.

One thing I do agree with you: Why Snk didn't sell more as I heard it's getting better and better in the manga?
Because digital market is on the rise, not many people are buying physical copies anymore as they use to. Attack on Titan does well in digital sales too.
 
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Peeti said:
Calm down. Your ass is burning. Control it or it will catch up to your baby maker.

One thing I do agree with you: Why Snk didn't sell more as I heard it's getting better and better in the manga?
Because digital market is on the rise, not many people are buying physical copies anymore as they use to. Attack on Titan does well in digital sales too.
Oh, thanks for the information.
 
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