Nobody expected such an explosion after an anime, yet Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba did it. Since the production of Ufotable, which will continue with the Demon Slayer Movie: Infinity Train, has ended, the manga has started to sell very high figures capable of making it compete with ONE PIECE.
Yesterday's news was that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba reached 60 million copies printed, figures impossible to think of last year when he had about five. These are combined with an initial edition of volume 20, soon on sale in Japan, which reaches 2.8 million copies.
Let's start from this last number: few works removed, that is ONE PIECE, Slam Dunk and Dragon Ball, it is the highest figure ever reached. Weekly Shonen Jump therefore once again confirms that it is a real hotbed of commercial success. The second figure, however, is what confirms that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is the biggest success of the last 25 years.
There circulation of 60 million for the first 20 volumes is unrivaled in this period. ONE PIECE reached 55 million copies only at tankobon number 21, while Yu degli Spettri reached 50 million with 19 volumes. Only Slam Dunk and Dragon Ball compete with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, making extremely similar numbers. The graph below gives an overview of the editions, with the names of the manga in Japanese, of the titles of Weekly Shonen Jump of the last few years.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will end with volume 23 and therefore could hardly beat the Slam Dunk record, which is the fastest manga to have reached a circulation of 100 million copies (reached with 31 volumes).
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