With the twenty-second compilation volume of the manga, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge, Kimetsu no yaibaThe work published today officially has more than 100 million copies in circulation. It's worth noting that by the end of September 2019 (at the end of the anime adaptation), the manga had more than 12 million copies in circulation, increasing from 88 million copies in just one year.

The first edition of this manga to break a self-imposed mark was the twenty-first volume with three million first editions. However, the twenty-second volume had an initial circulation of 3.7 million copies, making it the largest first edition of Kimetsu no Yaiba. In fact, few mangas had such a large first edition, as it is the fifty-seventh compiled volume of the manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, One piece, published March 2010, the first with a circulation of more than 3 million copies.

The development of the collected copies of Kimetsu no Yaiba was very interesting with 40 million in February, 60 million in May, 80 million in July and thus a constant increase of 20 million copies practically every two months. On the other hand, it is worth noting that only a few works have reached a circulation of 100 million copies Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo, Dragon ball, Jojo's bizarre adventure, Slam dunk, One piece, Naruto Y. bleaching, this in the magazine Weekly shonen jump.

Finally, it should be noted that a hugely popular anime adaptation, which will air between April and September 2019, and a full-length sequel are set to premiere in Japan on October 16. The first compiled volume was released in June 2016, and the announcement of the adaptation was made in June 2018, when the manga already had 2.5 million copies in circulation. Most likely due to the anime customization phenomenon, sales have seen an exponential increase, which is summarized in the list below:

  • April 6, 2019 (beginning of anime adaptation): 3.5 million copies in circulation.
  • End of September 2019 (end of anime adaptation): 12 million copies in circulation.
  • December 4, 2019: 25 million copies in circulation.
  • February 4, 2020: 40 million copies in circulation.
  • May 13, 2020: 60 million copies in circulation.
  • July 3, 2020: 80 million copies in circulation.
  • October 2, 2020: 100 million copies in circulation.

Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba

In the Taisho era in Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives in the mountains with his family. Tanjiro became the head of his family after the death of his father and makes constant trips to the village at the foot of the mountain to sell firewood and charcoal.

However, his life changes when he returns home one day after a night out and finds that his family has been killed by a demon. Tanjiro and her sister Nezuko are the only survivors, but she has been turned into a demon, although surprisingly, she still shows emotion and appears to have a sense of reason.

After meeting Giyuu Tomioka, a demon hunter; Tanjiro decides to become a demon hunter in order to hunt down his family's killer and find a way to get Nezuko back to normal.

Source: Oricon News

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