Oricon Inc., a data compilation website specialize in providing statistical information on Japanese music/manga/light novel industry today published the names of 5 manga series which dominated the japanese market in the first half of 2020. It includes the estimated number of individual copies sold by a manga series between December 12, 2019 to May 25, 2020. Here are the results:

2020’s Highest Selling manga series in Japan in its first half

PositionNameAuthorEstimated sale
1Demon SlayerKoyoharu Gotouge45,297,633
2One PieceEiichiro Oda4,885,538
3The Quintuplets QuintessentialStory: Kaiu Shirai/Art: Posuka Demizu4,240,192
4kingdomYasuhisa Hara3,512,571
5My Hero AcademiaKōhei Horikoshi3,339,656

It is surprising to see how Koyoharu Gotouge’s Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer outsold Eichiro Oda’s One Piece by such a huge margin. Not only that but the its individual volumes has monopolized first nineteen positions with volume 18 ranked #1 with 3,035,555 copies sold.

Negi Haruba’s Quintuplets Quintessential which ended previously this year is ranked #3 in the first half of 2020. A second season is on its way for January 2021. Also Haru’s historical manga Kingdom sold 3,512,571. My hero academia stands last in the ranking with more than 3 million copies sold. The fourth season surely boosted its popularity and fifth season is expected to do the same.

That’s all for today. Also read our article on Edens Zero anime and Fire Punch anime.