Most manga readers grew up with the myth of Dragon Ball, but also with the famous Big 3, a title given by western fans to three manga that hit the weekly Shonen Jump charts during the same period, namely sales of crowds and television programs: ONE PIECE, Naruto and Bleach.
Kishimoto and Kubo's manga has been completed for several years, while ONE PIECE seems to be nearing completion. These three made Weekly Shonen Jump lucky and have drawn a lot more people into the world of manga and anime. However, with the generation that has changed, other titles have received high praise from the public, and at the moment we have identified three new titles that are doing well in the magazine.
With that ONE PIECE away, Weekly Shonen Jump's three standout titles are right now My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen and Black Clover. Twitter user Josuke decided to collect some data to see what the six Weekly Shonen Jump titles are doing and to compare the two generations. In the first graph below you can see the dates of the first 28 volumes of ONE PIECE, My Hero Academia, Naruto and Bleach, the first 26 volumes of Black Clover and the first 15 (including Volume 0) of Jujutsu Kaisen.
As can be seen from the trends ONE PIECE is unrivaled and Naruto is above the other too. Then there's Bleach, but recently overtaken by Jujutsu Kaisen, who appears to have had a much more solid explosion than My Hero Academia with the anime just received. After all Closing the sextet is Black Clover. As a result, the new generation is selling much less than the historical one, even if Jujutsu Kaisen could have a higher final projection than Bleach.
And if we add too Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to the list? Gotouge's record manga annihilates every competitor, as can be seen in the second graphic. In fact, the anime had a very steep growth with its departure that is unparalleled in the history of the manga.
SHONEN JUMP BIG 3 and NEW GENERATION- 寿 三井 (@Josu_ke) December 16, 2020
A comparison of their development in printed copies.
The first thing that comes into view is the dominance of One Piece. Second, the great growth of Jujutsu Kaisen, a bright future ahead. pic.twitter.com/bEtE4bYuEi
A quick addition from Kimetsu no Yaiba ajhsfglajf pic.twitter.com/QGqZ5EvX2S- 寿 三井 (@Josu_ke) December 16, 2020