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One Piece Manga vol.57 Establishes New Japan Record of First Printing

by dtshyk
Mar 2, 2010 5:08 PM | 51 Comments
According to Mainichi news, the first printing of the volume 57 of One Piece manga were three million copies and it broke the Japanese record of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2.9 million copies in 2004). The total number of the printings of the whole series are 185.6 million copies.

Source: Mainichi

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Oh yes baby.

Oct 29, 2011 7:03 PM by iLostReason

One Piece = something I easily got into from the first few chapters.

Well, it will probably be going for a while longer. Considering they're only half-way thru the Grand Line, and that took 14 years... atleast another 14? o.o

Oct 28, 2011 8:43 PM by Mirorin

Jure said:
Zuminori said:
@Jure: You rate it with a 3 but still read more than 500+ chapters...
Found the mistake?
I already said I dropped it a while ago but decided to catch up because everyone was saying that latest chapters are epic. I will drop the manga again when current arc ends (which will be soon I guess).


it seems you like manga's that are more seinen or involve more complicated plots... Not into comedy? or comedy adventure maybe...

and btw- people have told me to read bleach- i tried- and i only was able to read 250 chapters. I couldnt go even one chapter further- no matter how much people prodded me. I rated it a 7 at the end, because i was able to read that much- and it wasnt bad- i just didnt like it. That doesnt mean it was bad- just that it wasnt my cup of tea. If you were able to read over 500 chapters (with or without prodding and people telling you to read it), then i think it deserves more then a 3. If you were able to catch up then it deserves at least a 5. Anything below a 5 is something that you couldnt click next chapter no matter how much people told you too.

anyway- OP is awesome and i really do hope it goes on forever (or well- i wanna see the ending before i die but im 15 so i got plenty of time - and it better end before i die but not for a hellova long time :P)
Even if the story can get a little repetitive, as the characters grow, the entire arc changes to fit the new and evolved characters. It makes it interesting nonetheless :D

Sep 26, 2011 9:20 PM by DarkAngelz

Zuminori said:
@Jure: You rate it with a 3 but still read more than 500+ chapters...
Found the mistake?
I already said I dropped it a while ago but decided to catch up because everyone was saying that latest chapters are epic. I will drop the manga again when current arc ends (which will be soon I guess).

Mar 4, 2010 10:01 AM by Jure

Congrats One Piece!!!

Mar 4, 2010 8:49 AM by AnimeGURU475

ShadowVari said:
smokes said:
3 million or 300 million ? ))
edit please)
There isn't even 300 million people in Japan (the population is around 125 million). It's unheard of for a first printing to be near 3 million, which is why this is a big deal.


ah sorry, its just on the cover its written 300 with a 万, which means 10,000
so 300 per 10000 means 3 million xD

my bad

Mar 4, 2010 7:00 AM by smokes

Acrata said:
One Piece will rule the world.
Anyone dude that?


For one thing, One Piece should have already ruled the world, if it wasn't for the 4kids dub -__-

Mar 4, 2010 3:54 AM by ShiraKiryuu

Acrata said:
One Piece will rule the world.
Anyone dude that?


u better believe it son

Mar 3, 2010 3:27 PM by Mr_Gutts

One Piece will rule the world.
Anyone dude that?

Mar 3, 2010 3:22 PM by Acrata

Jure said:
rolddy said:
u got some nerves son saying one piece is not a masterpiece don't u see the statistics before ur eyes
I see the statistic, but being popular doesn't necessary mean it's a masterpiece.

slippy said:
would you mind telling me some shounen manga you do like? so i can try to understand why you like them and not one piece
Uh... my list is public and anyone can see it.


Sorry for going off topic.


ah man that's no good u know u gotta recognize a masterpiece when u see one

Mar 3, 2010 3:18 PM by Mr_Gutts

rolddy said:
u got some nerves son saying one piece is not a masterpiece don't u see the statistics before ur eyes
I see the statistic, but being popular doesn't necessary mean it's a masterpiece.

slippy said:
would you mind telling me some shounen manga you do like? so i can try to understand why you like them and not one piece
Uh... my list is public and anyone can see it.


Sorry for going off topic.

Mar 3, 2010 3:07 PM by Jure

smokes said:
3 million or 300 million ? ))
edit please)
There isn't even 300 million people in Japan (the population is around 125 million). It's unheard of for a first printing to be near 3 million, which is why this is a big deal.

Mar 3, 2010 3:00 PM by -Celestial-

^ok stop the offtop seriously o_O
we got that.

Mar 3, 2010 2:42 PM by smokes

Jure said:
slippy said:
Jure said:
Sigh... I seriously can't see what is so good about One Piece. I dropped the manga two years ago but decided to catch up few months ago just because everyone was saying how awesome were latest chapters. What a waste of time.


maybe you don't like shounen
Nope, that is certainly not the case. I just can't really see what exactly is so good about One Piece. I understand that long-running shounens usually have a horde of fans, but 3 million copies in first printing... that's just too much.

gomu_ninguen said:
Jure said:
Sigh... I seriously can't see what is so good about One Piece. I dropped the manga two years ago but decided to catch up few months ago just because everyone was saying how awesome were latest chapters. What a waste of time.

It seems you just can't enjoy a masterpiece...
Oh, I do know how to enjoy a masterpiece. It's just that One Piece isn't one.

would you mind telling me some shounen manga you do like? so i can try to understand why you like them and not one piece

Mar 3, 2010 2:39 PM by slippy

Jure said:
slippy said:
Jure said:
Sigh... I seriously can't see what is so good about One Piece. I dropped the manga two years ago but decided to catch up few months ago just because everyone was saying how awesome were latest chapters. What a waste of time.


maybe you don't like shounen
Nope, that is certainly not the case. I just can't really see what exactly is so good about One Piece. I understand that long-running shounens usually have a horde of fans, but 3 million copies in first printing... that's just too much.

gomu_ninguen said:
Jure said:
Sigh... I seriously can't see what is so good about One Piece. I dropped the manga two years ago but decided to catch up few months ago just because everyone was saying how awesome were latest chapters. What a waste of time.

It seems you just can't enjoy a masterpiece...
Oh, I do know how to enjoy a masterpiece. It's just that One Piece isn't one.


u got some nerves son saying one piece is not a masterpiece don't u see the statistics before ur eyes

Mar 3, 2010 2:26 PM by Mr_Gutts

slippy said:
Jure said:
Sigh... I seriously can't see what is so good about One Piece. I dropped the manga two years ago but decided to catch up few months ago just because everyone was saying how awesome were latest chapters. What a waste of time.


maybe you don't like shounen
Nope, that is certainly not the case. I just can't really see what exactly is so good about One Piece. I understand that long-running shounens usually have a horde of fans, but 3 million copies in first printing... that's just too much.

gomu_ninguen said:
Jure said:
Sigh... I seriously can't see what is so good about One Piece. I dropped the manga two years ago but decided to catch up few months ago just because everyone was saying how awesome were latest chapters. What a waste of time.

It seems you just can't enjoy a masterpiece...
Oh, I do know how to enjoy a masterpiece. It's just that One Piece isn't one.

Mar 3, 2010 2:03 PM by Jure

Jure said:
Sigh... I seriously can't see what is so good about One Piece. I dropped the manga two years ago but decided to catch up few months ago just because everyone was saying how awesome were latest chapters. What a waste of time.


maybe you don't like shounen

Mar 3, 2010 1:25 PM by slippy

dtshyk said:
According to Mainichi news, the first printing of the volume 57 of One Piece manga were three million copies and it broke the Japanese record of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2.9 million copies in 2004). The total number of the printings of the whole series are 185.6 million copies.


3 million or 300 million ? ))
edit please)

Mar 3, 2010 11:36 AM by smokes

loli_slayer said:
is because someone finally biting the dust and its not a flashback, and its awesome.


nah) its because of the Whitebeard)


anyway next volumes will make another records for sure..
especially the last chapters...

Mar 3, 2010 11:34 AM by smokes

The only this is selling more than usual is because someone finally biting the dust and its not a flashback, and its awesome.

Mar 3, 2010 11:14 AM by pitman

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