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Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2019

by Snow
Nov 28, 7:29 AM | 107 Comments
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

Light Novels Separated by Specific Ranking


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ItachiDxD said:
Slimcoder said:


You are aware Japan is the primary marketplace for manga right? You succeed in Japan, you are a success in general which transfers to other countries as a result.

I've seen plenty of people around my college talking about Kimetsu for instance. It was even announced by the official English localizers of the manga that they are speeding up releases of the manga which is a sign that its in high demand around here.


Well I know for a fact that around 16M mangas were sold in France in 2018 and KNY isn't that popular there, so it won't be that surprising that One Piece could catch up KNY in overall yearly sales


Well yeah One Piece will inevitably catch up because these sales for Kimetsu are primarily binge sales. Its anime this year shot up its popularity & caused everyone to buy every single volume in quick succession.

Of course it won't have as high numbers next year. By that point everyone will be caught up & the sales will stabalize. That's how buisness works.

Dec 5, 6:07 AM by Slimcoder

demon slayer going strong god damn

Dec 5, 4:32 AM by TwitchyAU

Slimcoder said:
ItachiDxD said:
KNY beats One Piece in Japan but it's only a country , the most important numbers are sales around the world :)


You are aware Japan is the primary marketplace for manga right? You succeed in Japan, you are a success in general which transfers to other countries as a result.

I've seen plenty of people around my college talking about Kimetsu for instance. It was even announced by the official English localizers of the manga that they are speeding up releases of the manga which is a sign that its in high demand around here.


Well I know for a fact that around 16M mangas were sold in France in 2018 and KNY isn't that popular there, so it won't be that surprising that One Piece could catch up KNY in overall yearly sales

Dec 5, 1:44 AM by ItachiDxD

ItachiDxD said:
KNY beats One Piece in Japan but it's only a country , the most important numbers are sales around the world :)


You are aware Japan is the primary marketplace for manga right? You succeed in Japan, you are a success in general which transfers to other countries as a result.

I've seen plenty of people around my college talking about Kimetsu for instance. It was even announced by the official English localizers of the manga that they are speeding up releases of the manga which is a sign that its in high demand around here.

Dec 4, 8:24 PM by Slimcoder

Dab1za9 said:
ItachiDxD said:
KNY beats One Piece in Japan but it's only a country , the most important numbers are sales around the world :)


Manga market outside of Japan is pretty small other than France .


I'm french and I don't see many people around me talking about KNY so idk

Dec 4, 12:41 PM by ItachiDxD

ItachiDxD said:
KNY beats One Piece in Japan but it's only a country , the most important numbers are sales around the world :)


Manga market outside of Japan is pretty small other than France .

Dec 4, 11:09 AM by Dab1za9

KNY beats One Piece in Japan but it's only a country , the most important numbers are sales around the world :)

Dec 4, 12:17 AM by ItachiDxD

shadowblaster5 said:
BLCD said:
12m in a year... what is even the selling point of kimetsu no yaiba?
isnt it just a demon slaying shounen?
nezuko and the hype from the anime
ppl are so easily swayed

Dec 1, 5:54 PM by BLCD

Kimetsu no Yaiba is much more powerful manga and is new one piece to this day!

Dec 1, 7:31 AM by hotsushikun

keragamming said:
Kuma said:


it is world wide sales, and the correct number is 86 million. 76 million for japan, in 2018.

http://www.iza.ne.jp/kiji/entertainments/news/181031/ent18103108000013-n1.html


I can't read japanese, but that is dated 2018 of October. So I'm pretty sure the sales has gone up since then with the release of 3 more volumes.

yes, from 76 to 84 million.

Nov 30, 8:07 PM by Kuma

Kuma said:
keragamming said:


I was going base off this, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_manga perhaps its world wide.


it is world wide sales, and the correct number is 86 million. 76 million for japan, in 2018.

http://www.iza.ne.jp/kiji/entertainments/news/181031/ent18103108000013-n1.html


I can't read japanese, but that is dated 2018 of October. So I'm pretty sure the sales has gone up since then with the release of 3 more volumes.

Nov 30, 7:53 PM by keragamming

keragamming said:
Kuma said:


AOT is 84 million in circulation. but oricon has it in 67 million.

https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2144000/full/


I was going base off this, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_manga perhaps its world wide.


it is world wide sales, and the correct number is 86 million. 76 million for japan, in 2018.

http://www.iza.ne.jp/kiji/entertainments/news/181031/ent18103108000013-n1.html

Nov 30, 6:32 PM by Kuma

Kuma said:
keragamming said:


lol if that is correct attack on titan has sold more than bleach with only 29 volumes.


AOT is 84 million in circulation. but oricon has it in 67 million.

https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2144000/full/


I was going base off this, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_manga perhaps its world wide.

Nov 30, 6:19 PM by keragamming

keragamming said:
Kuma said:


japan publisher didn't release worldwide sales in general.

tho the latest data from japan

BLEACH (Vol. 1 to 74) 90 million copies

http://comicdata.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-5.html



anime didn't sales manga, anime advertise manga. does it enough to make people buy the manga is different matter.


lol if that is correct attack on titan has sold more than bleach with only 29 volumes.


AOT is 84 million in circulation. but oricon has it in 67 million.

https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2144000/full/

Nov 30, 6:05 PM by Kuma

Kuma said:
ichii_1 said:
The shueisha guy posted 12 million for OP and 10 million for kny, the oppisote of Oricon.
This is impossible since even oricon's limited data is above 12 million for kny so it can't be lower by the offical ranking, shueisha doesn't release their hard data either except for this case.

I still don't know what bleach's worldwide sales are.


japan publisher didn't release worldwide sales in general.

tho the latest data from japan

BLEACH (Vol. 1 to 74) 90 million copies

http://comicdata.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-5.html

shadowblaster5 said:
nezuko and the hype from the anime


anime didn't sales manga, anime advertise manga. does it enough to make people buy the manga is different matter.


lol if that is correct attack on titan has sold more than bleach with only 29 volumes.

Nov 30, 4:37 PM by keragamming

ichii_1 said:
The shueisha guy posted 12 million for OP and 10 million for kny, the oppisote of Oricon.
This is impossible since even oricon's limited data is above 12 million for kny so it can't be lower by the offical ranking, shueisha doesn't release their hard data either except for this case.

I still don't know what bleach's worldwide sales are.


japan publisher didn't release worldwide sales in general.

tho the latest data from japan

BLEACH (Vol. 1 to 74) 90 million copies

http://comicdata.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-5.html

shadowblaster5 said:
BLCD said:
12m in a year... what is even the selling point of kimetsu no yaiba?
isnt it just a demon slaying shounen?
nezuko and the hype from the anime


anime didn't sales manga, anime advertise manga. does it enough to make people buy the manga is different matter.

Nov 30, 4:24 PM by Kuma

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if KnY beat One Piece after Shueisha clears this shit up considering all of the hype around it this year.
One Piece will just begin its reign again in 2020 zzz

Nov 30, 2:33 PM by shadowblaster5

BLCD said:
12m in a year... what is even the selling point of kimetsu no yaiba?
isnt it just a demon slaying shounen?
nezuko and the hype from the anime

Nov 30, 2:24 PM by shadowblaster5

The shueisha guy posted 12 million for OP and 10 million for kny, the oppisote of Oricon.
This is impossible since even oricon's limited data is above 12 million for kny so it can't be lower by the offical ranking, shueisha doesn't release their hard data either except for this case.

I still don't know what bleach's worldwide sales are.

Nov 30, 12:13 PM by ichii_1

keragamming said:
Kuma said:


i have to disagree here, it's not fake, just misleading at some part. already posting about it above, but to explain again.

1. it was question by reporter, not that shueisha them self announced it. shueisha official twitter do repost the article, but it's common practice to do.
2. it was interview with OP editor, so it's need to be noted there. not from shueisha editorial, nor other series involved.
3. the number is for franchise, not comic volume only (including spin-off, fanbook, novel, etc). so understandable oricon number is lower.

so the guy who usually being sales nerd conclude, the OP number is correct (because match with circulation number for volume 94), it just the OP editor has outdated KnY number given to reporter, and reporter didn't bother to verify KnY number. KnY data actually match with volume 17 circulation number, IN SEPTEMBER! (who would expect KnY to increase circulation by 4 million in just 1 month? no one!).


Oh, I see what you are saying. But still though, I don't know why they didn't just wait on oricon results like they always do.

exactlly, that's the weird part. my guess probably editor hyping things up as usual. like his recent "op will end in 5 year" things. would be butcher the ending if it does happen, which i really hope not.

Nov 30, 10:13 AM by Kuma