The list of the top 10 highest-selling manga of 2021 is here. Are you excited to know which manga series sold the highest number of copies in 2021? we all love animes based on mangas. There are many people who prefer manga over anime.
This is the official list of the top 10 highest-selling manga of 2021 released by Oricon. Oricon is a japan based statistics gathering organization. It has recently released its yearly ranking of best-selling manga.
copies sold – 4,345,443
Haikyu!! is a sports manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Haruichi Furudate. The story follows a boy named Shoyo Hinata who wants to become a great volleyball player despite his small stature. This manga series consists of 45 volumes that were serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 2012 to 2020. It also got an anime adaptation in 2014. It was animated by the animation studio “Production I.G”. This anime consists of 4 seasons, 4 movies, and 5 OVAs.
Genre – comedy, sports
copies sold – 4,672,612
Kingdom is a manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhisa Hara. Its story is a fictional adaptation of the Chinese history period known as the Warring States period. This manga series consists of 63 volumes as of November 2021. kingdom got an anime adaptation in 2012. Its anime adaptation has 3 seasons and 4th season is scheduled for April 2022.
Genre – Epic, Historical, Military
8. Spy x family
copies sold – 4,973,402
Spy X family is written and illustrated by the Japanese manga artist Tatsuya Endo. Its story follows a spy who has to “build a fake family” to execute a mission, not realizing that the girl he adopts as a daughter is a mind reader and the woman who agrees to be his fake wife is an assassin. As of November 2021, spy x family has released 8 volumes. Recently an anime adaptation of this manga series has been announced and it is said to be premiered in April 2022.
Genre – Action, Comedy, Spy
7. Chainsaw man
copies sold – 5,212,578
Chainsaw man is a manga series written and illustrated by the Japanese manga artist Tatsuki Fujimoto. Its story follows a guy named Denji who is working to clear off his father’s massive debt to the yakuza. Aiding him on his journey is a Devil in disguise as a dog named Pochita. This series consists of 11 volumes and its second part will be serialized in Q3 2022. Because of this manga’s success, it is also getting an anime adaptation which is scheduled to premiere in 2022.
Genre – Action, Dark Fantasy, Comedy horror
6. One piece
copies sold – 7,002,583
One piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. Its individual chapters are compiled into 101 volumes as of December 2021. Its story follows a boy named Monkey D Luffy who gained the properties of rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew of pirates, Luffy goes on an adventurous trip in search of the world’s ultimate treasure Known as “one Piece” in order to become the next king of the pirates. Toei Animation produced an anime series based on this manga. Its first episode was aired on October 20, 1999. Its anime consists of more than 1000 episodes and is still continuing.
Genre – Adventure, Fantasy
5. My hero academia
copies sold – 7,020,361
My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by the Japanese manga artist Kohei Horikoshi. It follows the story of a boy named Izuku Midoriya who lives in a world where 80% of people have some kind of superpowers. So there are many superheroes in this world. And Midoriya also wants to become a superhero but he doesn’t have any superpower. As of October 2021, it has 32 volumes released. It also has an anime adaptation which consists of 5 seasons and Its 6th season is also announced.
Genre – Adventure, Science Fantasy, Superhero
4. Attack on titan
copies sold – 7,332,398
Attack on Titan is a manga series written and illustrated by the Japanese manga artist Hajime Isayama. There are 34 volumes of attack on titan manga. Its story is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by three gigantic walls that protect them from the man-eating humanoids creatures referred to as Titans. The story follows a boy named Eren Yeager, who vows to kill all titans after a titan destroyed his hometown and killed his mother. Its anime adaptation was produced by Wit Studio (season 1-3) and MAPPA (season 4). It is one of the most famous anime worldwide.
Genre – Action, Dark Fantasy, Post-apocalyptic
3. Tokyo revengers
copies sold – 24,981,486
Tokyo Revengers is a famous manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. It consists of 25 volumes. the story follows Takemichi Hanagaki. one day he learns that his girlfriend from way back from middle school named Hinata Tachibana has been killed by a villainous group Tokyo manji Gang. Later he somehow gets the power to return to the past. Then he decides to crush the Tokyo manji gang from the past in order to change the future and save Hinata Tachibana. It also got an anime adaptation which was aired from April to September 2021.
Genre – Action Thriller, Science Fiction, supernatural
2. Kimetsu no yaiba
copies sold – 29,511,021
Kimetsu no yaiba popularly known as Demon slayer is written and illustrated by the Japanese manga artist Koyoharu Gotouge. It,s story follows a young boy named Tanjiro kamado, who,s family got massacred by a demon, and his sister Nezuko Kamado was turned into a demon. Then he strives to become a Demon Slayer and kill that demon and turn his sister back to human. Kimetsu No Yaiba chapters were collected in 23 volumes. It got worldwide popularity because of its anime adaptation. it is one of the most famous anime series in the world. After the release of the first season, it also got a sequel movie “Demon slayer-The movie: Mugen Train” which became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time. it is the 2nd highest selling manga of 2021.
Genre – Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Martial arts
1. Jujutsu kaisen
copies sold – 30,917,746
Jujutsu Kaisen is written and illustrated by the Japanese manga artist Gege Akutami. it is the highest selling manga of 2021 with a total of 30,917,746 copies sold. There are a total of 18 volumes released as of December 2021. The story follows Yuji Itadori who joins a secret organization of jujutsu Sorcerers in order to kill a powerful Curse named Ryomen Sukuna. It got an anime adaptation by the MAPPA studio and a movie titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0 which was released on 24 December 2021. It is one of the most famous anime series in the world.
Genre – Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Supernatural