It doesn't matter if the manga is over or if the anime isn't running with a new season: Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba will continue to make sales. It has done so over the course of 2020 and is still doing so now, which also makes it one of the best-selling mangas of the year.
Oricon company has returned to share its ranking and to confirm these dates. Among other things, Demon Slayer's victory had been in the air since May, when the title was wiped out in the partial classification. After the end of the Japanese editorial in 2020, Oricon took stock and communicated the top 10 best-selling mangas of 2020.
- Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba: 82,345,447 copies sold;;
- Kingdom: 8,251,058 copies sold;
- ONE PIECE: 7,709,667 copies sold;;
- Haikyu !!: 7,212,099 copies sold;
- Jujutsu Kaisen: 6,702,736 copies sold;
- The Promised Neverland: 6,368,445 copies sold;
- The Quintessential Quintuplets: 6,145,591 copies sold;
- My Hero Academia: 6,003,589 copies sold;;
- Spy x Family: 4,541,589 copies sold;
- Shingeki no Kyojin - Attack of the Giants: 4,306,012 copies sold.
It can be seen immediately how the ranking is dominated by the Shueisha series, 8 out of 10 while the other two belong to Kodansha. And even more visible is the supremacy of Weekly Shonen Jump, a magazine that has been creating success after success for years.
For the first time, ONE PIECE is in third place, even surpassed by the records of his kingdom. Also noteworthy are Jujutsu Kaisen, which has seen a remarkable sales acceleration in recent weeks thanks to the anime, and Spy x Family, which, while not having an anime yet, is one of the most promising and best-selling manga. But obviously the result that catches the eye is how Demon Slayer won, but with that ten times as many copies of the manga in second place, an extraordinary and unique result in history.
We won't see many of these titles next year, which will certainly lead to much tougher competition.
Oricons Annual Sales Ranking 2020 - Top 10. pic.twitter.com/8l8GStEYjv- Shonen Jump News - Unofficial (@WSJ_manga) November 29, 2020