Jujutsu Kaisen is the best-selling manga so far

Jujutsu Kaisen is the best-selling manga so far

A new report has revealed that "Jujutsu Kaisen" dominated the first half of 2024, with its manga sales outpacing "One Piece" by a whopping two to one. Through Twitter, Oricon announced the best-selling titles during the first half of 2024. "Jujutsu Kaisen" (4,630,685 copies) narrowly beat an insurgent "Sousou no Frieren" (4,350,795 copies) and "The Apothecary Diaries" (3,790,236 copies).

  • 1. Jujutsu Kaisen – 4,630,685 copies sold.
  • 2. Sousou no Frieren (Frieren: Beyond Journey's End) – 4,350,795 copies sold.
  • 3. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto (The Apothecary Diaries) – 3,790,236 copies sold.
  • 4. One Piece – 2,189,898 copies sold.
  • 5. Blue Lock – 2,149,862 copies sold.
  • 6. Haikyu!! – 1,863,720 copies sold.
  • 7. SPY x FAMILY – 1,607,838 copies sold.
  • 8. Kingdom – 1,607,465 copies sold.
  • 9. MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES – 1,275,234 copies sold.
  • 10. Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) – 1,265,073 copies sold.
Jujutsu Kaisen is the best-selling manga so far

The anime adaptation played a key role in the mastery of "Jujutsu Kaisen". Last year's semi-annual ranking, for example, put "Blue Lock" in the top position, with more than eight million sales. "Chainsaw Man" came in second with nearly $4.5 million. Although "Jujutsu Kaisen" and "Sousou no Frieren" are currently in a two-horse race, the classification is likely to be very different by the end of the year, as both Shogakukan's "Sousou no Frieren" and "The Apothecary Diaries" have been put on hold. While the latter returns this summer, the hiatus of "Sousou no Frieren" is indefinite.

Both have been favored by their anime adaptations, as has "MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES," whose average sales have increased tenfold thanks to the second season. While it's unclear how long "Boku no Hero Academia" and "Jujutsu Kaisen" will continue, the latter volumes typically generate big sales, and "Jujutsu Kaisen" will likely end in 2024, according to its creator, Gege Akutami. As always, "One Piece's" strong reception among fans is likely to see the series hover near the top spot by the end of the year.

Fans of many of the aforementioned manga series have a lot to look forward to when it comes to anime adaptations. "Jujutsu Kaisen" will have a sequel at an unconfirmed date. "Blue Lock" and "The Apothecary Diaries" will return to television in October 2024 and sometime in 2025, respectively, and the return of "MASHLE: MAGIC AND MUSCLES" for a sequel was recently announced.

Source: WSJ_Manga