Shueisha confirms that Demon Slayer has reached the important milestone of 150 million copies in circulation, a number that allows him to finish eighth in the ranking of the best-selling manga of all time. With only 23 volumes printed, Koyoharu has officially surpassed Gotouge's work Bleach (74 volumes), Slam Dunk (31 volumes) and even Doraemon (45 volumes).
To give you an idea of the manga's growth, let us remind you that October 24, 2019, the demon slayer was counting approximately 16 million copies soldAn exorbitant number considering it's a 2016 manga. Less than a month later, on November 22nd to be precise, it was confirmed that the total number of specimens in circulation was around 20 million. The demolition of the 25 million wall was officially confirmed on November 26th and the 60 million wall in May 2020. The series has continued to grow. reached 120 million in November and more than 150 today.
However, the numbers reported by Shueisha may be partial, or at least not updated in January, as Oricon estimates that 17.1 million copies were printed in 2021 alone. The manga had difficulty reprinting, making it difficult to get an accurate estimate, but it is still possible that over 12.9 million copies were placed between November and December. In all cases, the number is enough to set a new record.
A few hours ago, Ufotable announced the release date of Demon Slayer's second season, and there is likely to be another sales spurt between the film and the TV series. To get into the top 5 of the best-selling manga Demon Slayer, Detective Conan must be overcome, who is currently in the serialization phase with 98 volumes and 230 million copies in circulation. A challenge that seems less and less impossible.
Kimetsu no Yaiba has circulated 150,000,000 copies. https://t.co/01srusCqWd- Shonen Jump News - Unofficial (@WSJ_manga) February 14, 2021