Every new season there are so many new anime and manga being released. The two go hand in hand in terms of the number of releases.
Every now and then, fans ask themselves “Which manga or anime do I start on?” since most probably don’t have the time nor resources to go through all of them while risking the fact that they might not be all that commendable. What do the fans turn to in these situations?
Fellow anime and manga fans, the Internet’s many reviews, fansite rankings, website ratings, etc. there are so many ways. But how reliable are these sources?
Tastes and opinions differ, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Rest assured, as per manga, there is a pretty solid way of knowing what one can go for, based on statistics and unbiased reasoning. These are the Best Selling Manga Rankings straight from Japan.
Japanese people use four well-known ranking systems to discover Trending Shonen Manga, Most Popular Digital Manga, Best Selling Shoujo Manga, Best Selling Manga (year based), and Best Selling Light Novels (year based).
These four systems use quantitative values to rank the best; Rakuten, Mangazenkan, CMOA, and Oricon.
Oricon rankings are posted annually for Best Selling Light Novels, Books, and Manga. To add to their credibility, the numbers presented by MAL’s Top 5 series tally with them as well.
From November 19th, 2019 to November 20th, 2020, they have compiled the best of 2020 for fans worldwide, ranking the best 30 and Top 5. Starting from the best-selling manga series in Japan; Demon Slayer is also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba takes the throne by selling 82,345,447 units.
Followed up by Kingdom, One Piece, Haikyu!! and Jujutsu Kaisen respectively.
For the best selling manga by volume Demon Slayer Volume, 18 and 19 take the throne. Best selling Light Novel by Volume was Demon Slayer Shiawase no Hana and Demon Slayer Yaiba Kataha no Cha.
Best selling Light Novel series? Demon Slayer up top, followed by Re: ZERO Starting Life in Another World and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
Throughout their history, when considering the bigger picture, the manga series that have dominated the rankings and continue to do so are none other than timeless masterpieces such as One Piece, Shingeki No Kyojin, The Promised Neverland, Boku No Hero Academia, Blue Exorcist, Fairy Tail, Kimi No Todoke, and Naruto.
However, now it is evident that new, up and coming series like Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen has risen through the ranks especially fast these recent years.
The rate of the ascend is unprecedented and quite remarkable. Yet can they stand the test of time, many fans wonder.
Well, Oricon rankings (Oricon Chart) keep the database updated on all these changes.
As such the charts present very accurate statistics regarding the current leading manga series, bringing to light series which are gaining popularity slowly yet steadily as well as Spy X Family.
Not sure which manga to start on next? Well check out the full Oricon rankings (Oricon Chart) before deciding, and fans will most likely not be disappointed with the outcome.
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