The manga industry has continued to gain popularity and reach a wider audience in recent years, thanks to the exceptional storytelling and compelling characters that have been introduced. The New York Times’ monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list is an excellent way to gauge which manga titles have been the most popular among readers in the United States.
The May list features three manga volumes that have captured the attention of readers and earned their place on the list. The seventh volume of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, a series that has been running since 1997, is ranked at #7. This volume follows the Straw Hat Pirates as they continue their adventures, this time on a mysterious island.
Naoya Matsumoto’s Kaiju No. 8, which is a relatively new manga series that has gained immense popularity, is ranked at #8. The sixth volume of the series sees the protagonist, Kafka Hibino, fight against a new and powerful enemy, raising the stakes even higher.
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At #13 is the ninth volume of Tatsuya Endō’s SPY x FAMILY, a series that has been captivating readers since its launch. This volume sees the family embroiled in a new mission that puts them in danger, and they must work together to complete it successfully.
It’s worth noting that the previous month’s list also featured several popular manga titles. Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man and Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba both made the list with their first volumes, highlighting the continued popularity of these series.
The popularity of manga in the United States continues to grow, and the monthly bestseller list is a testament to that. These lists provide insight into what readers are interested in and what is currently capturing their attention. With the continued success of these manga titles, it’s clear that the industry will continue to thrive, bringing more captivating stories and characters to readers around the world.
Source: Anime News Network