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Japan's Yearly Manga Rankings for 2011

by dtshyk
Nov 30, 2011 4:52 PM | 69 Comments
Here are the yearly manga sales rankings for fiscal 2011. (Nov 22nd 2010 - Nov 20th 2011)

Series by series
*1, 37,996,373 One Piece
*2, *6,874,840 Naruto
*3, *5,223,712 Ao no Exorcist
*4, *4,701,596 Fairy Tail
*5, *4,665,634 Toriko
*6, *4,415,491 Gintama
*7, *4,399,938 Bakuman
*8, *4,187,258 Bleach
*9, *4,109,481 Kimi ni Todoke
10, *4,056,981 Gantz
11, *3,766,194 Shingeki no Kyojin
12, *3,157,012 SKET Dance
13, *2,922,876 Hunter x Hunter
14, *2,853,552 Nurarihyon no Mago
15, *2,607,474 Beelzebub
16, *2,597,768 Saint Young Men
17, *2,550,542 Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
18, *2,464,282 Giant Killing
19, *2,120,091 Detective Conan
20, *1,853,198 Deadman Wonderland
21, *1,848,586 Fullmetal Alchemist
22, *1,800,132 Uchuu Kyoudai
23, *1,739,105 Ahiru no Sora
24, *1,712,983 Kuroko no Basket
25, *1,711,607 Ace of Diamond

26th - 50th


Volume by volume
*1, 3,382,588 One Piece vol.61
*2, 3,207,568 One Piece vol.62
*3, 3,073,175 One Piece vol.63
*4, 2,652,700 One Piece vol.64
*5, 1,229,170 Naruto vol.54
*6, 1,228,692 Kimi ni Todoke vol.13
*7, 1,189,589 Kimi ni Todoke vol.14
*8, 1,144,295 Fullmetal Alchemist vol.27
*9, 1,131,672 Naruto vol.55
10, 1,090,567 Naruto vol.57
11, 1,060,121 Naruto vol.56
12, 1,043,782 Hunter x Hunter vol.29
13, 1,011,766 Hunter x Hunter vol.28
14, 1,009,965 Saint Young Men vol.6
15, 1,000,071 Nodame Cantabile vol.25
16, *,933,239 Naruto vol.58
17, *,895,268 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.3
18, *,845,791 Bleach vol.48
19, *,824,872 Saint Young Men vol.7
20, *,800,037 Ao no Exorcist vol.6
21, *,788,496 Ao no Exorcist vol.5
22, *,795,573 Ao no Exorcist vol.7
23, *,786,660 One Piece vol.60
24, *,772,412 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.4
25, *,734,548 Ao no Exorcist vol.1

26th - 50th


Source: Oricon

20 of 69 Comments Recent Comments

VongolaXEspada said:
ZoroFan said:
Takashi981 said:
Is One Piece even that good?? I mean it obviously sells well...maybe I'll start reading it....
Well one piece is the best shonen jump read it and u will enjoy it


One Piece isn't even close to the best shonen jump series...


Maybe when compared to Hunter X Hunter, but the others in WSJ aren't even at One Piece's level yet.

Jan 29, 2012 2:31 PM by MasterKingJC

ZoroFan said:
Takashi981 said:
Is One Piece even that good?? I mean it obviously sells well...maybe I'll start reading it....
Well one piece is the best shonen jump read it and u will enjoy it


One Piece isn't even close to the best shonen jump series...

Jan 28, 2012 3:15 PM by VongolaXEspada

Great!!! >.<

Dec 29, 2011 5:01 AM by tetsuhiro143

I see bakuman has been getting more popular through the years. Seventh place for a non-mainstream manga is incredible.

Dec 27, 2011 8:27 PM by Royce

Haha at #50 in the volume by volume rankings. Amazing

Dec 13, 2011 4:28 AM by APTX

One Piece is absolutely killing the sales :X

everything comes a distant second ahaha

Dec 12, 2011 12:57 PM by JesusMcAllah

Higashi_no_Kaze said:

Shingeki no Kyojin should get an adaption. Seeing as the majority of those mangas have an adaption I hope it's only a matter of time.

Shingeki no Kyojin is already going to get a live-action movie adaptation in the fall of 2013. If you are talking about an anime adaptation, I wholeheartedly agree. But Shingeki no Kyojin seems to share the same fate as 20th Century Boys: No anime adaptation, only live-action ones.

Dec 11, 2011 11:02 PM by NeoFireHawk

One piece is 1#, because its One piece.

Dec 11, 2011 8:40 PM by iLostReason

PhantomEX said:
Agree mate, I've dropped One Piece because more nonsenses keep coming. Oh, also suddenly there were text walls all over the panels. I felt like reading Detective Conan.

I guess you love bleach's huge panels with few dialogues that can be read in under a minute.

One Piece does have pretty deep story not just Luffy wanted to be a pirate king.

Take a read about void century - http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Void_Century

Dec 11, 2011 8:14 PM by sekida

And One Piece steals first place again. what the people that dont watch or understand about One Piece is that it may not have the huge fan base in North America that Naruto or Bleach has but One Piece fans are the most loyal of any series as you can see by looking at how it takes up 4 of the top five highest selling volumes of the year

Dec 11, 2011 6:09 PM by Gurreninja

Good to see so many better shounens before Bleach.

One Piece dominance is to be expected and justified.

Shingeki no Kyojin should get an adaption. Seeing as the majority of those mangas have an adaption I hope it's only a matter of time.

Same for Saint Young Men.

But most of all I hope for an adaption of Uchuu Kyoudai.

Dec 11, 2011 6:07 PM by Pullman

Wow huge difference between OP and Naruto....!!!!!!!(And OP and the others)
Ao no Exorcist and FT in top 5(Yes I love them)
And of course Shingeki no Kyojin and Beelzebub which I start recently reading them....

Dec 11, 2011 6:06 AM by yuyyuka

so one piece is top oh

Dec 5, 2011 6:45 PM by FUCKTHISSITEPORN

I'm glad Gintama is doing better than last year ^^

Being a sports manga fan... I'm glad to see Giant Killing and Daiya no Ace up there.
Since I haven't read Ahiru no Sora.. I can't comment much on that but.. I'm surprised to see Kuroko no Basket up there.

Dec 5, 2011 12:14 PM by chan-chan

it's great that HxH was on hiatus for half of the year and still sold that many :)

Dec 3, 2011 11:51 PM by x5exotic

PhantomEX said:
How one piece gets so many sales..i'll never know..
the latest arc was pretty boring (overpowered...)

Though, happy to see Shingeki no Kyoujin is still there


Agree mate, I've dropped One Piece because more nonsenses keep coming. Oh, also suddenly there were text walls all over the panels. I felt like reading Detective Conan.

Dec 3, 2011 10:23 PM by Innoxious

Geolga9 said:
This is more proof of how One Piece is awesome.

<img src="http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr107/Geolga9/One%20Piece/thmoneyLuffy.gif" />


at this rate Luffy won't have to be a pirate to be a king!

jayquizz said:
Wow! I mean cmon,look at the difference in sales between One Piece and Bleach and Naruto. One Piece > both of them.


not surprised. there are less fans of naruto in the eastern world and Bleach was dropped by most people after Aizen. until that person showed up again.

Naruto was probably only popular because it show the western stereotype/conception of ninjas

Dec 3, 2011 10:21 PM by GodlyKyon

RyanSaotome said:
20, *1,853,198 Deadman Wonderland

Its weird how the manga sells so well but its anime was a massive flop and barely even charted. I guess the demographics who buy manga and anime are different.


Well yes. However you have to consider the fact that the anime was slower than the manga. and it ended in shit.(or so I heard)

game8910 said:
28, *1,494,817 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai


It sells so well...yet it hasnt been licensed yet...WHAT THE FUCK MAN!!


Because of the cultural difference. I am sure most people in American has barely even acknowledge the existence of Galge

Oh yeah, and Shingeki no Kyojin on top is great, it's the most interesting out of them(I haven't read much into One Piece, but it must be interesting if it has so many views)

Dec 3, 2011 10:15 PM by GodlyKyon

How one piece gets so many sales..i'll never know..
the latest arc was pretty boring (overpowered...)

Though, happy to see Shingeki no Kyoujin is still there

Dec 3, 2011 11:38 AM by OrangePal

1 & 2

I am disappoint.

Dec 2, 2011 8:39 AM by Yodelman

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