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Japan's Yearly Manga Rankings for Fiscal 2012

by dtshyk
Dec 2, 2012 5:59 PM | 84 Comments
Here are the yearly manga sales rankings for fiscal 2012. (Nov 21 2011 - Nov 18 2012)

Series by series
*1, 23,464,866 One Piece
*2, *8,070,446 Kuroko no Basket
*3, *6,495,240 Naruto
*4, *5,413,899 Uchuu Kyoudai
*5, *4,128,665 Fairy Tail
*6, *4,039,715 Kimi ni Todoke
*7, *3,603,710 Gin no Saji
*8, *3,439,839 Hunter x Hunter
*9, *3,437,182 Magi
10, *3,211,191 Bakuman

11, *3,005,339 Toriko
12, *2,974,750 Bleach
13, *2,850,072 Gintama
14, *2,786,109 SKET Dance
15, *2,682,504 Shingeki no Kyojin
16, *2,481,385 Chihayafuru
17, *2,430,572 Detective Conan
18, *2,262,565 Ao no Exorcist
19, *2,231,198 Thermae Romae
20, *2,153,552 Inu x Boku SS

21, *2,008,593 Kuroshitsuji
22, *1,901,204 Bokura ga Ita
23, *1,879,120 Nurarihyon no Mago
24, *1,844,824 Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
25, *1,838,940 Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu
26, *1,714,931 Beelzebub
27, *1,685,194 Ace of Diamond
28, *1,625,233 Natsume Yuujinchou
29, *1,607,178 Suki desu Suzuki-kun!!
30, *1,607,121 Giant Killing

Volume by volume
*1, 3,336,992 One Piece vol.65
*2, 3,320,744 One Piece vol.66
*3, 3,044,901 One Piece vol.67
*4, 2,390,625 One Piece vol.68
*5, 1,281,309 Naruto vol.61
*6, 1,266,244 Naruto vol.60
*7, 1,242,035 Kimi ni Todoke vol.15
*8, 1,212,883 Kimi ni Todoke vol.16
*9, 1,192,100 Naruto vol.59
10, 1,090,309 Hunter x Hunter vol.30

11, 1,088,947 Kimi ni Todoke vol.17
12, 1,055,220 Naruto vol.62
13, *,865,836 Ao no Exorcist vol.8
14, *,813,989 Gin no Saji vol.2
15, *,777,445 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.6
16, *,743,381 Ao no Exorcist vol.9
17, *,742,823 Bleach vol.55
18, *,721,456 Thermae Romae vol.4
19, *,710,387 Gin no Saji vol.3
20, *,690,233 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.7

21, *,682,057 One Piece vol.64
22, *,673,210 Gin no Saji vol.4
23, *,653,085 Bleach vol.54
24, *,647,556 Yotsuba&! vol.11
25, *,640,938 Bleach vol.53
26, *,638,108 Kuroshitsuji vol.13
27, *,635,166 3 Gatsu no Lion vol.7
28, *,624,020 Shingeki no Kyojin vol.8
29, *,615,540 Kuroshitsuji vol.14
30, *,601,825 Kuroko no Basket vol.18

31, *,600,915 Bleach vol.56
32, *,599,938 Kuroko no Basket vol.17
33, *,599,566 Kuroko no Basket vol.15
34, *,595,550 One Piece Blue Deep Character World
35, *,587,550 Kuroko no Basket vol.19
36, *,586,015 Fairy Tail vol.30
37, *,584,477 Bokura ga Ita vol.16
38, *,582,307 Kuroko no Basket vol.16
39, *,581,767 Fairy Tail vol.32
40, *,571,291 Bakuman vol.16

41, *,565,901 Detective Conan vol.74
42, *,561,466 Gin no Saji vol.1
43, *,556,179 Detective Conan vol.76
44, *,548,148 Bakuman vol.17
45, *,542,903 D.Gray-man vol.23
46, *,534,996 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion vol.1
47, *,534,838 Bakuman vol.18
48, *,526,022 Gin no Saji vol.5
49, *,524,328 Detective Conan vol.77
50, *,521,929 Thermae Romae vol.5
51st - 100th

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 84 Comments Recent Comments

ARGH!!! I'm so pissed off... all of the ongoing mangas on the lists have got an anime adaptation or at least they have it planned... Y NO AO HARU RIDE ANIME T_T

Mar 14, 2013 1:49 PM by WasabiDL

Progeusz said:
I can't wait for Shingeki no Kyojin numbers in 2013 after anime airs. Manga is great, I hope anime does it justice, PVs look promising.


Shingeki no kyojin already sells between 600k ~ 700k per volume by default .Ocassionally just below 800k.

The anime might boost that figure to 1.2 million ~ 1.5 million per volume.Only few mangas have passed the 1 million mark.
Shingeki no kyojin does seem to have the potential to achieve that.

Jan 4, 2013 1:32 AM by XLR

OG-3 said:
dtshyk said:
*1, 23,464,866 One Piece
*2, *8,070,446 Kuroko no Basket


Dude, the margin between 1st and 2nd place is quite amazing. Well, that's expected from One Piece.
But I couldn't believe that Kuroko no Basuke is doing THAT well.
Kuroko got those numbers only because ALL volumes got boost thanks to anime, people seem to forget about it. Before it aired, volumes sold ~200k, now it's 600k.
14 volumes from previous years getting almost 400k boost + 5 new volumes selling 600k results in 8M for 2012. Kuroko will likely fall out of top10 (e: maybe it will be #8-10) next year even though its volumes will be selling slightly better than now.
One Piece, Naruto, Kimi ni Todoke, Hunter x Hunter, Ao no Exorcist, Gin no Saji, Bleach, Thermae Romae, Shingeki no Kyojin, Yotsuba, Kuroshitsuji, 3 Gaatsu no Lion - all those manga sell better than Kuroko in reality, it's just that majority of Kuroko sales were cramped up in 2012 even though the series is like, five years old?
Kuroko will be above some of them next year thanks to bigger number of volumes released yearly but will lose to other series getting huge boost thanks to anime like probably Magi. I can't wait for Shingeki no Kyojin numbers in 2013 after anime airs. Manga is great, I hope anime does it justice, PVs look promising.

Jan 3, 2013 4:40 AM by Progeusz

Raikenzera said:
No big surprises here.


not even Kuroko no Basket's going up by almost 6.5 million volumes in one year??

Jan 2, 2013 8:06 PM by Gurreninja

dtshyk said:
*1, 23,464,866 One Piece
*2, *8,070,446 Kuroko no Basket


Dude, the margin between 1st and 2nd place is quite amazing. Well, that's expected from One Piece.
But I couldn't believe that Kuroko no Basuke is doing THAT well.

Dec 4, 2012 11:42 AM by OG-3

I'm so happy about kurobasu being 2nd-------- !!
//rolls everywhere

Dec 4, 2012 10:58 AM by Tricchi

OP in another level as expected.I seriously need to start reading the manga.

Wow KnB second??!!!I didn't know it sold so well.Seems that the anime gave it a powerful boost.I am waiting for S2 announcement.

Glad to see FT in the top 5,Shingeki no Kyojin and Ao no Exorcist.

Dec 4, 2012 1:05 AM by yuyyuka

JkImpulse said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
Of course it is all volumes combined, but the number of new volumes has a significant impact.

If an extra naruto volume had come out on the last week of the year, that would have probably given it an extra 600k sales, putting it above the figure for last year.

And one piece DID drop. The reason for the drop doesn't change the fact that its sales did go down significantly.


You do realize that OP had 1 less volume also? Same as Bleach and Naruto.


Last year OP vol 61-64, this year OP vol 65-68
That's four both years. And with both years also having similar amounts of residue sales from the last volume of the previous year.

Bleach did have one less volume, though, yes.

Dec 4, 2012 12:16 AM by kuuderes_shadow

lol Bleach. Thought it would've sold more since the final arc is rather good.

Dec 3, 2012 10:38 PM by soulless4now

FYEAH ONE PIECE ヽ(*´∀`)ノ♪

Dec 3, 2012 10:23 PM by Hirieoshi

Glad to see KnB, SKET Dance, Uchuu Kyoudai and Magi up there :)

Dec 3, 2012 9:23 PM by hiromee

I know all the manga titles. :D

Well, no surprise with One Piece. (Volume 65 could be #8 on it's own) and Kuroko did surprising well.

Uchuu Kyoudai selling more than Fairy Tail makes me happy.

Glad that SKET Dance and Chihayafuru are doing well too.

IceBurn said:
Damnnnn ,OP completely dominates the manga industry it's hilarious really. Selling over 1,404,220,000 US dollars(excluding this year) and over 273 million copies there is no contest for OP whatsoever.


Though the highest selling volume isn't the most recent one, so it may be going down a bit.
There's always one that dominates an industry. (Harry Potter? :O)

Dec 3, 2012 7:34 PM by Mirorin

Damnnnn ,OP completely dominates the manga industry it's hilarious really. Selling over 1,404,220,000 US dollars(excluding this year) and over 273 million copies there is no contest for OP whatsoever.

Dec 3, 2012 7:15 PM by IciBurn

go Bakuman! You made the top 10! XD

Dec 3, 2012 6:32 PM by Atikal

Damn OP is on another level as expected, but glad to see KuroBasu owning the big guys such as Naruto and Fairy Tail.

Also seeing Bakuman and Magi doing good is not bad either.

Dec 3, 2012 5:16 PM by Ramkec

kuuderes_shadow said:
Of course it is all volumes combined, but the number of new volumes has a significant impact.

If an extra naruto volume had come out on the last week of the year, that would have probably given it an extra 600k sales, putting it above the figure for last year.

And one piece DID drop. The reason for the drop doesn't change the fact that its sales did go down significantly.


You do realize that OP had 1 less volume also? Same as Bleach and Naruto.

Dec 3, 2012 3:40 PM by SoftServe

_Megatron_ said:
haha This is just a game to see who can be number 2. Will these rankings include Decembers numbers later on?
They included last year's December, and the rankings of 2013 will include this December.

Dec 3, 2012 3:14 PM by Candor

haha This is just a game to see who can be number 2. Will these rankings include Decembers numbers later on?

Dec 3, 2012 2:47 PM by Megacchi

;) Ahhhhhhhh...One Piece. I think I'll watch the whole series again just for kicks!

Dec 3, 2012 1:49 PM by Meruru_Arls

I'm so happy to see that KuroBas is number 2 on the list. It makes me so happy to know that one of my favorite mangs is so popular and selling well.

Now they just have to announce a season two.

Dec 3, 2012 1:32 PM by kaykenner54

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