One Piece & Jujutsu Kaisen Sales Confirm Manga Industry Is In Trouble

A report on the sales gap between One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen and all other manga shows that the industry still needs to find a solution to a big problem.

Significant difference in sales of currently published manga Weekly Shonen Jump He argues that this is a big problem for the Japanese comics industry, which is still dominated by a few big names like A piece and Jujutsu Kaiseneveryone else is struggling even to get close.

The so-called “big three” once dominated the manga scene: A piece, narutoand Bleach. These three people alone were responsible for popularizing Japanese contemporary culture around the world and for the unprecedented expansion of an industry in the early 2000s that included not only manga but also anime, merchandising, movies, and more. All three works are among the best-selling manga of all time. A piece comes first, naruto sixth and Bleach eleventh. Despite this, however, the sales volume of manga magazines and manga books in Japan has declined steadily over the past decade.


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An assessment of sales for currently published manga volumes Weekly Shonen Jump For the first week of April shared by Twitter user Jump to Oricon – Who is tracking the circulation of the Shueisha drama – showing what could be the biggest issue. The report, volume 102 A piece It sold 1,050,333 copies and volume 19 Jujutsu Kaisen It sold 1,160,230, two impressive numbers. But all the other series are so far behind that they seem to be in a completely different league. black clover Volume 32 did the best, with only 105,158 copies. This is a manga that has been around for seven years already, so the low number of sales cannot be attributed to a lack of knowledge among manga readers. This situation can be made for PPPPPP and Doron Dororon, volumes two and one, respectively, but their sales (13,970 and 4,936) still look incredibly low when compared to the giants of the industry. While these are not official figures, Jump Oricon is generally trusted by the manga community, and the implied gap in performance is huge.

It is known that the publishing industry in Japan is in trouble. sales in 2021 Weekly Shonen Jump Although it is still the most popular manga magazine in the country, it has fallen to its lowest point (1,422,766 copies per week in distribution) since the 1970s. For reference, in 1995 Weekly Shonen Jump Average 6.53 million copies per week in distribution. One reason for the declining sales in recent years may be the magazine’s greatest recent hits (demon hunter and saw maneven if the latter is on hiatus) ended in 2020 and was not an equally successful replacement.

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