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Top 13 Highest Selling Manga of All Time

(Last Updated On: November 14, 2021)

Do you want to know the highest-selling manga of all time? The success of any product depends on who much it earns. Some manga is popular but not the best sellers.

Today we are going to take a look at the best-selling manga. All over the world and also how much they sell.

Anime and Manga are one of the major sources of entertainment in Japan. And from the past few years, it has started to become popular in other countries too.

Magas is a type of comic book made in Japan. The creators of manga are known as Mangaka. The majority of anime are adapted from popular mangas. In other words, mangas are original creations.

And in every case, ORIGINALS are much better than secondary creation. Let’s start the list of the highest-selling manga of all time. The source of this data is Wikipedia.

13. Slam Dunk

The first manga on the list is Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue. A sports manga about Basketball.

The approximate sales of Slam Dunk manga sold 120 million copies. It started publishing in 1990 and ended in 1996. Contains a total of 31 volumes. This means 3.87 million sales per volume.

Slam Dunk is one of the most popular sports manga. Not just manga it also has many adaptations like anime, movies, and video games.

Few mangas sold more than 100 million copies despite a short amount of running time. And Slam Dunk is among them.

12. Bleach

The next manga is Bleach by Tite Kubo. It is an adventure and supernatural     Shōnen manga.

The approximate sales of Bleach manga also sold around 120 million copies. It started publishing in 2001 and ended in 2016. Contains a total of 74 volumes. This means 1.62 million sales per volume.

The story is about a boy who has the power of a soul reaper. One of the best action-packed manga series of all time. Bleach is about the adventure of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kuroda.

Bleach is one of the three biggest shonen manga and anime of all time (others are One Piece and Naruto).

11. Oishinbo

Oishinbo is illustrated by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki. It is a cooking manga about people who love to eat.

The approximate sales of Oishinbo manga sold around 135 million copies. It started publishing in 1983 and ended in 2014. Contains a total of 111 volumes. This means 1.21 million sales per volume.

It is one of the longest-running manga of all time. And contain the highest number of volumes and chapters.

This manga is on hold for now. But creators say they will start this series again. And give a proper ending.

10. Crayon Shin-chan

One of the most popular manga among all ages of people. Crayon Shin-chan is a Seinen manga by Yoshito Usui.

The approximate sales of Crayon Shin-chan manga sold around 148 million copies. It started publishing in 1983 and is still releasing the latest chapters. Currently has a total of 58 volumes. This means 2.55 million sales per volume.

Crayon Shin-chan is a collection of stories of a 5-year-old boy, his family, friends, and failures.

It is a super successful manga. And also have many adaptations like a long-running anime series with over 1000 episodes. And 26 anime movies.

9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

One of the most popular manga, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It is an adventure and dark fantasy manga series.

The approximate sales of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga sold around 148 million copies. It starts publishing in 2016 and ends in 2020. It Has a total of 23 volumes. This means 6.52 million sales per volume.

Demon Slayer has an anime adaptation. And the movie named Mugen Train – The highest-grossing movie in 2020.

They sold over 100 million copies in a short amount of time. And Demon Slayer is one of few.

8. KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops

The manga KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops by Osamu Akimoto. It is a comedy-shounen manga series.

The approximate sales of  KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops manga sold around 156.5 million copies. It started publishing in 1976 and ended in 2016. Have a total of 201 volumes. This means 0.77 million sales per volume.

This manga also has adaptations like a long-running anime series, anime movies, and also live-action films.

KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops is among the longest-running anime. And have one of the largest volumes.

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7. Doraemon

The creator of Doraemon manga is Fujiko F. Fujio. It is a comedy and science fiction manga.

The approximate sales of  Doraemon manga sold around 170 million copies. It started publishing in 1969 and ended in 1996. Have a total of 45 volumes. This makes 3.77 million sales per volume.

It contains a collection of stories of a robot Doraemon. Who comes from the future to help Nobita – A primary schooler.

Doraemon is the only children manga who sold more than 100 million copies. And its adaptation of manga is the most popular in India.

6. Black Jack

Black Jack is the creation of one of the most popular mangaka Osamu Tezuka. It is a medical thriller manga series.

The approximate sales of Black Jack manga sold around 176 million copies. It started publishing in 1973 and ended in 1983. Have a total of 25 volumes. This makes 7.04 million sales per volume. The highest average sales record.

It is also a collection of multiple short stories. It also has an anime adaptation. Both follow the same storyline.  

Black Jack – “A surgeon without a license. Who solves medical cases”.

5. Detective Conan

The next highest-selling manga is Detective Conan by Gosho Aoyama. It is a mystery thriller manga series.

The approximate sales of Detective Conan manga sold around 230 million copies. It started publishing in 1994 and is still releasing the latest chapters. Currently have a total of 100 volumes. This means 2.30 million sales per volume.

It is also known as a Closed Case in America due to Copyright policy. Detective Conan is one of 5 manga that sold more than 200 million copies.

Not just manga it also has many adaptations like anime with 15 seasons, 24 full-length movies, and video games.

4. Naruto

Masashi Kishimoto is the creator of Naruto manga. One of the best manga of all time. It is a fantasy comedy manga series.

The approximate sales of Naruto manga sold around 250 million copies. It started publishing in 1999 and ended in 2014. It Has a total of 72 volumes. This means 3.47 million sales per volume.

Naruto is popular with all its adaptations. It has an anime with 220 episodes and 11 full-length movies.

Only manga in this list has Light Novels based on the original stories. Naruto has a total of 26 Light Levels.  

3. Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball Akira Toriyama is an extremely popular manga of all time. It is an adventure fantasy manga series.

The approximate sales of Dragon Ball manga sold around 260 million copies. It started publishing in 1984 and ended in 1995. It Has a total of 42 volumes. This means 6.19 million sales per volume.

Dragon Ball manga’s adaptation is two popular anime series, anime movies, and video games.

Despite being an old manga, Dragon Ball is still popular among its fans. Due to its immense popularity, the story is still running.

2. Golgo 13

The second highest-selling manga is Golgo 13 by Takao Saito. It is one of the best action-thriller manga you have ever read.

The approximate sales of Golgo 13 manga sold around 300 million copies. It started publishing in 1968 and is still releasing the latest chapters. Currently has a total of 201 volumes. This means 1.49 million sales per volume.

Golgo 13 is the only Seinen with that huge popularity. It is one of the oldest manga.

Golgo 13 has multiple adaptations of its manga because of its popularity. Some of them are anime series, movies, live-action series, and video games.

1. One Piece

The highest-selling manga of all time is One Piece Eiichiro Oda. It is the best adventure fantasy manga of all time.

The approximate sales of One Piece manga sold around 490 million copies. It started publishing in 1997 and is still releasing the latest chapters. Currently have a total of 100 volumes. This means 4.90 million sales per volume.

One Piece is the most trending manga in 2021. Especially when it enters its Wano country arc.

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It also has one of the longest-running anime series with 1000 episodes, movies, theater films, light novels, and extremely popular video games.

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