In a popular Japanese commentary forum, a theory called "The reason Kimetsu no Yaiba didn't print more than 4 million copies in the first edition of his latest volume"Where users discussed the recently announced first pass of the final volume of the manga from Koyoharu Gotouge, Kimetsu no yaiba. This first edition was set at 3.95 million copies so that the work could not exceed 4.05 million copies of the sixty-seventh compilation volume of the manga of Eiichiro Oda, One piece.

The ranking is structured as follows:

  1. One Piece - Volume 67 (4.05 million copies).
  2. One Piece - Volume 64 (4 million copies).
  3. One Piece - Volume 65 (4 million copies).
  4. One Piece - Volume 66 (4 million copies).
  5. One Piece - Volume 68 (4 million copies).
  6. One Piece - Volume 69 (4 million copies).
  7. One Piece - Volume 70 (4 million copies).
  8. One Piece - Volume 71 (4 million copies).
  9. One Piece - Volume 72 (4 million copies).
  10. One Piece - Volume 73 (4 million copies).
  11. One Piece - Volume 74 (4 million copies).
  12. One Piece - Volume 75 (4 million copies).
  13. One Piece - Volume 76 (4 million copies).
  14. Kimetsu no Yaiba - Volume 23 (3.95 million copies).
  15. One Piece - Volume 63 (3.90 million copies).

The users emphasized that the publisher had already planned a reprint of the twenty-third volume of the manga for next December 10th, just seven days after the first publication. From the foregoing, it can be seen that they had already considered that this initial run would not be enough to meet demand and that they deliberately chose to stop printing in order to keep the record made by One Piece.

For his part, Koyoharu Gotouge began to publish the manga in the magazine Weekly shonen jump from the publisher Shueisha in February 2016 and completed in May 2020. The publisher released the twenty-second compiled volume on October 2 in Japan. The work recently reached 120 million copies in circulation.

Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba

In the Taisho era in Japan, Tanjirou Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives in the mountains with his family. Tanjirou 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 one day when he returns home after a night out, he discovers that his family has been killed by a demon. Tanjirou and her sister Nezuko are the only survivors now, but she has been turned into a demon, though surprisingly she still shows emotion and appears to have a sense of reason. After meeting Giyuu Tomioka, a demon hunter; Tanjirou He 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: Yaraon!

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