Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba decimates 2020 manga sales, One Piece dethroned!!

One Piece falls the third place for the first time since 2011!

Tanjiro and company are must be eyeing the competition as hard as the demons they hunt! According to Oricon reports, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has dominated manga sales for the year 2020, which are up from 2019. Selling over 82 million physical copies thus far, the dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge has dethroned Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece as the top selling manga, bumping that series down to third place. Oricon has collected data for the past year revealing the top selling manga series and top selling manga volumes.

Note: The rankings are based on estimated physical copies sold in Japan and does not include digital copies. The data has been collected from November 18, 2019 to November 22, 2020.

Top 5 best selling manga series

1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (82,345,447 copies)

2. Kingdom (8,251,058 copies)

3. One Piece (7,709,667 copies)

4. Haikyu!! (7,212,099 copies)

5. JUJUTSU KAISEN (6,702,736 copies

Top 25 best selling volumes

1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 18 (4,393,137 copies sold)

2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 19 (4,243,312 copies sold)

3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 1 (3,703,309 copies sold)

4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 8 (3,645,580 copies sold)

5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 7 (3,636,822 copies sold)

6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 9 (3,622,257 copies sold)

7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 11 (3,616,800 copies sold)

8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 2 (3,613,001 copies sold)

9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 10 (3,609,676 copies sold)

10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 12 (3,606,418 copies sold)

11. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 14 (3,588,193 copies sold)

12. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 3 (3,584,243 copies sold)

13. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 13 (3,580,286 copies sold)

14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 15 (3,554,931 copies sold)

15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 4 (3,551,955 copies sold)

16. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 6 (3,546,800 copies sold)

17. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 5 (3,546,548 copies sold)

18. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 16 (3,510,596 copies sold)

19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 17 (3,469,660 copies sold)

20. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 22 (3,105,812 copies sold)

21. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 20 (2,759,462 copies sold)

22. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 21 (2,654,558 copies sold)

23. One Piece volume 95 (2,054,642 copies sold)

24. One Piece volume 96 (1,898,453 copies sold)

25. One Piece volume 97 (1,806,133 copies sold)

As you can see, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba shows no signs of slowing down. With Demon Slayer: Flower of Happiness selling 923,139 copies, the series is the first to hold the manga and book top spots in history. With over 85 million copies sold, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has had the best selling year, destroying One Piece’s 2011 yearly sales record of nearly 38 million copies sold. This, coupled with the anime film sequel, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Movie – Mugen Train tearing up the Japanese box office, proves without a doubt that this year belongs to Tanjiro and Nezuko.

Source: Oricon