• 'Jujutsu Kaisen' Tops Charts in Oricon Mid-Year Comic Ranking
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'Jujutsu Kaisen' Tops Charts in Oricon Mid-Year Comic Ranking

Japanese research company Oricon announced the "Oricon Mid-Year 'Book' Ranking" on the 30th. In the "Comic Ranking," which targets comics released in Japan, "Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 25" sold 1.455 million copies, securing the first place. This marks the second time the series has topped the charts since 2022.

Oricon Mid-Year 'Comic Book' Ranking

Oricon Mid-Year 'Comic Book' Ranking

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Oricon Comic Ranking Summary

Additionally, the latest comic in the series, Volume 26 (released on April 4th), sold 1.196 million copies during the period, earning the third place. With two works ranking in the top 10, the results underscore the series' high popularity.

The anime adaptation of this series, which began its first season in 2021, was recently registered in the Guinness World Records as "the most in-demand TV anime series worldwide," and the production of the third season has also been confirmed. Both the original manga and the anime are worth keeping an eye on for their future developments.

The 25th volume of the manga 'Jujutsu Kaisen'

The 25th volume of the manga 'Jujutsu Kaisen' (C) Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The 26th volume of the manga 'Jujutsu Kaisen'

The 26th volume of the manga 'Jujutsu Kaisen' (C) Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In second place was "ONE PIECE Volume 108," which sold 1.408 million copies. Since its serialization began in 1997, the series has reached a worldwide circulation of 510 million copies as of 2022. As the story approaches its climax, the enthusiasm of the fans continues to rise.

Additionally, it has been reported that NETFLIX will be fully remaking the anime, and we eagerly await further updates.

Ranking fourth was "SPY x FAMILY Volume 13," and fifth was "Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Volume 12." Both series enjoyed high popularity both domestically and internationally, with their anime adaptations airing from 2023 to 2024. "SPY x FAMILY" also recently had a successful theatrical release in the winter of 2023.

Many other notable works also ranked, each selling over 400,000 copies per volume, with the top three surpassing one million copies. This highlights the strong popularity of manga in Japan once again.

Japan Anime News will continue to focus on the manga market, as well as providing information on anime adaptations and voice actors. Stay tuned for more updates.