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Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2022

by Snow
Dec 1, 2022 5:32 PM | 28 Comments
Here are the manga and light novel sales rankings for the fiscal year of 2022 (November 22, 2021 - November 20, 2022).

Manga Sales by Series
*1. 12,282,260 Jujutsu Kaisen
*2. 11,048,067 Tokyo卍Revengers
*3. 10,600,571 Spy x Family
*4. 10,364,102 One Piece
*5. *5,353,782 Boku no Hero Academia

Manga Sales by Volume
*1. 2,110,599 Jujutsu Kaisen Vol.18
*2. 2,007,590 One Piece Vol.101
*3. 1,976,427 One Piece Vol.103
*4. 1,946,333 One Piece Vol.102
*5. 1,839,622 Jujutsu Kaisen Vol.19
*6. 1,798,542 Spy x Family Vol.9
*7. 1,609,752 One Piece Vol.104
*8. 1,563,314 Jujutsu Kaisen Vol.20
*9. 1,367,092 Spy x Family Vol.10
10. 1,230,355 Spy x Family Vol.8

11. 1,204,451 Tokyo卍Revengers Vol.25
12. 1,102,081 Tokyo卍Revengers Vol.26
13. 1,024,112 Tokyo卍Revengers Vol.27
14. *,932,644 Tokyo卍Revengers Vol.28
15. *,921,429 Spy x Family Vol.7
16. *,918,547 Spy x Family Vol.4
17. *,910,915 Spy x Family Vol.5
18. *,904,190 Spy x Family Vol.6
19. *,868,511 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.33
20. *,834,159 Kaijuu 8-gou Vol.5

21. *,824,042 Tokyo卍Revengers Vol.29
22. *,803,288 Spy x Family Vol.1
23. *,789,640 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.34
24. *,775,092 Spy x Family Vol.2
25. *,760,424 Spy x Family Vol.3
26. *,731,886 Kaijuu 8-gou Vol.6
27. *,722,889 Kingdom Vol.64
28. *,721,792 Jujutsu Kaisen Vol.17
29. *,721,080 Hunter x Hunter Vol.37
30. *,717,645 Boku no Hero Academia Vol.35


Light Novel Sales by Series
*1. 536,635 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
*2. 492,711 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: 2-nensei-hen
*3. 487,565 Overlord
*4. 338,932 Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
*5. 294,454 Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Aalya-san

Light Novel Sales by Volumes
*1. 234,777 Shousetsu Suzume no Tojimari
*2. 158,391 Overlord Vol.16
*3. 158,202 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Vol.19
*4. 151,176 Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon Vol.19
*5. 150,367 Overlord Vol.15
*6. 142,610 Lycoris Recoil: Ordinary Days

Light Novels Separated by Specific Ranking

Source: Oricon

← Japan's Yearly Manga and Light Novel Rankings for 2021

20 of 28 Comments Recent Comments

Tokyo Revengers is one of those series where you definitely do want to go to the manga to see what happened. That cliffhanger.

BLue Lock domination, hype.

Surprised Shingeki and Demon Slayer fell off so much, was the 2nd season of Demon Slayer just that ineffective to putting it into One Piece territory

Dec 8, 2022 8:55 AM by 27CansOfTuna

Kinyoubi said:
I want to read most of these books. xD
Nice one. Really good to read

Dec 8, 2022 8:37 AM by Anago23

deg said:
more manga rankings here tracked or compiled by a fan https://twitter.com/ChompVGC/status/1596050895133093889



So happy for the manga sales of Jujutsu Kaisen, Spy x Family, One Piece, Boku no Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter, Tokyo卍Revengers, Chainsaw Man, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Sono Bisque Doll, Haikyuu, Shuumatsu no Walküre, One Punch Man, Dr. Stone, Kaguya-sama, Komi-san, Shingeki no Kyojin, Kakkou no Iinazuke, Dragon Ball Super, Black Clover and Kanojo, Okarishimasu.

Also very happy for the sales of the Classroom of the Elite light novels.

Dec 7, 2022 10:27 AM by Andan210

Congrats to Kaiju no. 8 for making it onto the list!

Dec 6, 2022 12:10 PM by AzureWeeb

AntwanMantilla said:
Based JJK dominating like the peak shounen it is. But god damn, I didn't think Slime would outsell CoTE or Overlord.

They split COTE into 2 series though. If you count all the COTE series then it didn't.

Dec 4, 2022 6:48 PM by stone616

Nice to see Spy x Family putting up numbers like that.

Dec 4, 2022 10:05 AM by thebrentinator24

AddaeAkono said:

The thing with Tensura is that the LN is in its final arc(maybe ending sometime next year, but don't quote me on that) so it makes sense that the LN would get a huge boost along with the movie being out right now. The manga version of Tensura is still popular too. What's surprising is that Re: Zero is no longer in the Top 5 in LN sales compared to last year when Overlord and CoTE wasn't there.


Re zero looks to be in a bad situation now. Season 3 is confirmed not to be in production. So there is practically very little now to hype the series going forward. Mushoku and konosuba have fallen off the map and with both series ended with nothing new, so they don't have a chance against tensura and classroom of the elite. Plus they have too much left to cover making a full adaptation somewhat of a pipe dream.

Tensura is basically the next sao for light novel series success since they are on their fifth cour plus have a movie and spin off anime

Dec 3, 2022 12:20 PM by icefirestone23

I want to read most of these books. xD

Dec 3, 2022 9:34 AM by Kinyoubi

So JJK takes the top spot that was vacated by Demon Slayer. We'll see how long that lasts since I feel like JJK has another two years before that manga ends. Tokyo Revengers is still selling due to the manga being in the final arc. Blue Lock is still riding the World Cup hype so no surprise there. I expect Kaiju No 8. to blow in manga sales one the anime adaptation gets a release date.

AntwanMantilla said:
Based JJK dominating like the peak shounen it is. But god damn, I didn't think Slime would outsell CoTE or Overlord.


The thing with Tensura is that the LN is in its final arc(maybe ending sometime next year, but don't quote me on that) so it makes sense that the LN would get a huge boost along with the movie being out right now. The manga version of Tensura is still popular too. What's surprising is that Re: Zero is no longer in the Top 5 in LN sales compared to last year when Overlord and CoTE wasn't there.

Dec 3, 2022 6:02 AM by AddaeAkono

more manga rankings here tracked or compiled by a fan https://twitter.com/ChompVGC/status/1596050895133093889

Dec 2, 2022 3:42 PM by deg

Slime dominating truly the Dragon Ball/One piece of Isekai when it comes to popularity inside Japan.

Dec 2, 2022 7:58 AM by AnimeFA78N

BLUE LOCK SUPREMECY BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 2, 2022 7:06 AM by Tokoya

Dec 2, 2022 6:59 AM by deg

Happy to see Spy Family be the next series to beat One Piece lol

Dec 2, 2022 6:42 AM by Tokoya

One Piece is KING.

Dec 2, 2022 6:41 AM by Ramkec

Gege be eating good

Dec 2, 2022 4:22 AM by Viz

Softhenic03 said:
>Tokyo Revengers
> #2

Okay no need to trust these rankings.

Yes, you can trust them. It is works that sold well, which also means that they are quite popular among Japanese people.
Koshi_Inaba said:
Softhenic03 said:
>Tokyo Revengers
> #2

Okay no need to trust these rankings.


This is sales rankings not "best-of" rankings. Tokyo Revengers is a best seller, regardless of it's quality

Yes, you are right. It is sold pretty well.

Dec 2, 2022 4:03 AM by Memore

Better year for one piece unlike the previous one.

Dec 2, 2022 3:58 AM by Sakuta002766

Based JJK dominating like the peak shounen it is. But god damn, I didn't think Slime would outsell CoTE or Overlord.

Dec 2, 2022 3:53 AM by AntwanMantilla

Softhenic03 said:
>Tokyo Revengers
> #2

Okay no need to trust these rankings.


This is sales rankings not "best-of" rankings. Tokyo Revengers is a best seller, regardless of it's quality

Dec 2, 2022 3:33 AM by Koshi_Inaba