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
|1||Demon Slayer||Koyoharu Gotouge||45,297,633|
|2||One Piece||Eiichiro Oda||4,885,538|
|3||The Quintuplets Quintessential||Story: Kaiu Shirai/Art: Posuka Demizu||4,240,192|
|5||My Hero Academia||Kōhei Horikoshi||3,339,656|
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.