For years, manga has been ubiquitous in many countries' best-selling books or comics, and growing demand has led to a dramatic increase in circulation. Especially in the United States, the Japanese comics market is growing steadily, the latest joint data shows.
Every month The New York Times, one of the country's most popular Stars and Stripes newspapers and loved by many readers outside of US borders, mandates an updated list for sale of manga, comics and graphic novels. The latest April 9, 2023 update shows how manga are getting closer and closer to covering most of them Most bought and read publicationsand how anime and sometimes even the culture of hype greatly fuels the market and demand for certain series.
Among the fifteen best-selling volumes in the month of March and up to the first days of April are five manga, apart from the very popular series Dog Man and Moon Rising. In third place is the ninth volume of Spy x FamilySpy manga written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo, followed in sixth place by the 19th edition of Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami, which will return in Summer 2023 with the second season of the anime produced by MAPPA.
My Hero Academia 33, which ranked third in March 2023, is now in ninth place and is still proving to be one of American's most read series. Deku's superhero adventure then leaves room for first volume of the brutal and gory Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto.
To close the ranking, in fifteenth place, we find Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 1the first volume in the Koyoharu Gotoge series, which sales have been fueled by the immense popularity of the past few years and the recent debut of the third season of the Ufotable anime.
Finally we leave you the controversy about too many Isekai on the market and the details of K Manga, the digital platform where you can read Kodansha's manga.