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Oricon Reveals Best-Selling Manga for the First Half of 2023

Oricon, a Japanese company known for its sales statistics charts, revealed a list of best-selling manga for the first half of 2023. Two charts are available for manga, one details top-selling volumes while the other focuses on the series as a whole. One thing is for certain – Blue Lock had a very successful six months. Let’s take a look at the full stats.

Top-Selling Manga Volumes – First Half of 2023

Title, VolumeCopies Sold
1One Piece, Vol. 105 (Eiichiro Oda)1,758,255
2Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 21 (Gege Akutami)1,553,984
3Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 22 (Gege Akutami)1,318,536
4SPY x FAMILY, Vol. 11 (Tatsuya Endo)1,177,254
5Tokyo Revengers, Vol. 31 (Ken Wakui)846,297
6My Hero Academia, Vol. 37 (Kohei Horikoshi)726,883
7Chainsaw Man, Vol. 13 (Tatsuki Fujimoto)698,001
8Kingdom, Vol. 67 (Yasuhisa Hara)618,955
9That Time I Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 22 (Taiki Kawakami, Fuse)529,770
10Blue Lock, Vol. 22 (Mineyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura)518,277

Blue Lock, Kingdom, Tokyo Revengers, One Piece, and Chainsaw Man continue to appear in the top 30, but they are also joined by some other titles such as The Apothecary Diaries (Vol. 11), Detective Conan (Vol. 103), and Don’t Call it Mystery (Vol. 12) – the winner of the 67th Shogakukan Manga Award. Kaiju No.8 ranked 14th and THE FIRST SLAM DUNK re:SOURCE ranked 15th, with 453,197 and 448,680 copies sold, respectively.

Best-Selling Manga Titles- First Half of 2023

Title, AuthorCopies Sold
1Blue Lock (Mineyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura)8,046,032
2Chainsaw Man (Tatsuki Fujimoto)4,492,906
3Slam Dunk (Takehiko Inoue)4,199,966
4Jujutsu Kaisen (Gege Akutami)3,757,215
5One Piece (Eiichiro Oda)3,550,097

Blue Lock absolutely crushed the competition, as Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man has over three million fewer sold copies. What’s interesting to note is that these five titles all have very successful anime adaptations.

Source: Oricon – Best Selling Volumes, Best Selling Titles
Featured image: Blue Lock © Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, Kodansha; Jujutsu Kaisen ©Gege Akutami, Shueisha;, Chainsaw Man ©Tatsuki Fujimoto, Shueisha

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