Oricon recently featured the best-selling manga ranking in January 2021, and apparently a real "jujutsu kaisen mania" has broken out in Japan. Indeed, Gege Akutami's manga dominated the ranking last weekend and occupied 15 of the top 16 positionsHowever, it took first place in Volume 33 of The Attack of the Giants.

Jujutsu Kaisen therefore controlled all positions in the overall standings from second to sixteenth, including, Selling a total of around 2 million copies in around seven days. The attack of the giants, however, managed for the first time in more than a year to land at the top of the ranking and defeat the demon slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Demon Slayer, however it is not only included in the ranking because all quantities are sold out in Japanand Shueisha is still busy with one more reprint. Despite one weekend less, Demon Slayer is still the manga that sold the most in January 2021 17.1 million copies were placed against the 6.2 million of Jujutsu Kaisen.

Jujutsu Kaisen, however, saw a 235% increase in sales, a chilling number that certainly owes some of the credit to MAPPA's excellent work on the anime series. Beating the demon slayer remains utopian, but these numbers A good sign for the anime's second season renewal.

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