The volume market in Japan was bubbling at this early stage of 2021. Sales increased and there were interesting challenges that Oricon reported about week after week. But now it's time to pull the first numbers of the year with you the company that published the data of ONE PIECE, Demon Slayer and other manga.

Here she is Top 10 best-selling manga in Japan in the first half of 2021, which runs from the end of November 2020 to the end of May 2021:

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: 26,351,483
  2. Jujutsu Kaisen: 23,797,483
  3. Tokyo Revengers: 5,007,825
  4. Shingeki no Kyojin - Attack of the Giants: 4,635,754
  5. Chainsaw man: 4,181,650
  6. The Promised Neverland: 3,191,416
  7. My Hero Academia: 3,045,057
  8. Haikyu !!: 2,944,002
  9. Kingdom: 2,596,395
  10. One piece: 2.573.010

Demon Slayer arrives first at this stage of the year for the second straight year, but this time he really risked a lot. In fact, in second place there is a Jujutsu Kaisen in large and constant growth, which with a few weeks would have dangerously undermined the first position. Gege Akutami's manga still has 6 months to make up for this. Tokyo Revengers manages to stand out despite the fact that the anime started recently, and by the end of the year it also managed to achieve excellent loot. It is followed by The Attack of the Giants, which will release its latest volume, and Chainsaw man who will continue to explode as the anime begins.

In the second part of the top 10 there is The Promised Neverland and Haikyu !!, two mangas that ended in 2020 but still have a large following. In addition to My Hero Academia and Kingdom, a When closing the top 10 there is ONE PIECEin one of the lowest positions ever.

Instead, here is the following Top 50 of the best-selling individual volumes in the first half of 2021 in Japan:

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 23 (4.982.832)
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Gaiden (2.289.411)
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen # 14 (2,055,130)
  4. Jujutsu Kaisen # 15 (2,016,143)
  5. One Piece # 98 (1,876,047)
  6. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (1,640,157)
  7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Official Fanbook vol. 2 (1,630,162)
  8. Jujutsu Kaisen # 01 (1,552,810)
  9. Jujutsu Kaisen # 09 (1.535.199)
  10. Jujutsu Kaisen # 08 (1,534,949)
  11. Jujutsu Kaisen # 13 (1,531,848)
  12. Jujutsu Kaisen # 02 (1,526,064)
  13. Jujutsu Kaisen # 12 (1,521,362)
  14. Jujutsu Kaisen # 10 (1,517,026)
  15. Jujutsu Kaisen # 11 (1,511,238)
  16. Jujutsu Kaisen # 04 (1,505,759)
  17. Jujutsu Kaisen # 07 (1,505,348)
  18. Jujutsu Kaisen # 03 (1,503,754)
  19. Jujutsu Kaisen # 06 (1,492,324)
  20. Jujutsu Kaisen # 05 (1,488,529)
  21. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 22 (1,171,508)
  22. Shingeki no Kyojin - Attack on Titan # 33 (1,094,178)
  23. SPY x FAMILY # 06 (1.086.109)
  24. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 19 (1.005.455)
  25. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 18 (1.005.265)
  26. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 17 (977,598)
  27. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 20 (976.877)
  28. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 12 (964.489)
  29. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 16 (964,109)
  30. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 14 (960.390)
  31. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 15 (959,557)
  32. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 08 (957,993)
  33. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 13 (956,145)
  34. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 11 (953,286)
  35. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 09 (947.906)
  36. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 21 (944,125)
  37. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 10 (943.549)
  38. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 07 (908,371)
  39. Kingdom No. 60 (828,365)
  40. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 06 (826.786)
  41. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 01 (821.878)
  42. Monster No. 8 # 01 (818.102)
  43. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 05 (812.770)
  44. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 04 (807.804)
  45. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 02 (806,512)
  46. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba # 03 (805,301)
  47. Jujutsu Kaisen Official Fan Book (738.178)
  48. Monster # 8 # 02 (727.001)
  49. My Hero Academia # 29 (699.137)
  50. Kingdom no.61 (671.902)
There is one strength in this ranking, however Dominance of Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer , with extras from Monster No. 8, My Hero Academia, Kingdom, ONE PIECE and Spy x Family.

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