One Piece Has Dominated Japan's Yearly Manga Sales Ranking for 11 Consecutive Years

Kugane Maruyama's "Overlord" becomes the top-selling light novel series of 2018

Oricon, a data compiling company specializing in providing data for the Japanese music/book industry, has  announced the best-selling book annual rankings of 2018, which were compiled between November 20, 2017, and November 18, 2018.

 

As expected, Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular series One Piece has maintained its No. 1 position for 11 consecutive years since 2008. But its yearly sales of 8,113,317 copies is 3.38 million copies less than last year (mainly because one less volumes were released this year). Meanwhile, Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia jumped up to second place from fourth by selling 865,000 more copies this year, in place of last year's second top-selling title, Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan.

 

In the light novel sales ranking, Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online Progressive, last year's most popular

series Sword Art Online's sequel ranked seventh place. Instead, Kugane Maruyama's Overlord jumped up

to the top position from last year's ninth, selling almost twice more than it did in 2017.

  


 

2018 Manga Sales Ranking Top 10 (by series)

 

1 (1). "One Piece" - 8,113,317 (11,495,532 in 2017)

2 (4). "My Hero Academia" - 6,718,185 (5,852,310)

3 (2). "Attack on Titan" - 5,235,963 (6,622,781)

4 (-). "Slam Dunk" - 5,214,085

5 (6). "Haikyu!!" - 5,030,624 (5,067,939)

6 (3). "Kingdom" - 4,970,171 (6,184,214)

7 (7). "The Seven Deadly Sins" - 4,867,680 (3,592,571)

8 (-). "The Promised Neverland" - 4,246,955

9 (-). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" manga edition - 3,460,066

10 (5). "Tokyo Ghoul:re" - 3,267,843 (5,303,514)

  


 

2018 Manga Sales Ranking Top 25 (by volume)


1. "One Piece" 88 - 2,476,305

2. "One Piece" 89 - 2,167,146

3. "One Piece" 90 - 2,074,623

4. "Attack on Titan" 24 - 1,486,038

5. "Attack on Titan" 25 - 1,358,623

6. "Attack on Titan" 26 - 1,226,619

7. "Hunter X Hunter" 35 - 1,090,958

8. "Hunter X Hunter" 36 - 892,834

9. "Kingdom" 50 - 846,414

10. "Kingdom" 49 - 845,862

11. "My Hero Academia" 17 - 821,501

12. "My Hero Academia" 18 - 812,204

13. "Kingdom" 51 - 790,286

14. "Tokyo Goul:re" 14 - 787,332

15. "Haikyu!!" 29 - 771,570

16. "My Hero Academia" 19 - 758,175

17. "Tokyo Goul:re" 15 - 756,335

18. "Haikyu!!" 30 - 750,139

19.  "One-Punch Man" 15 - 743,333

20. "Tokyo Goul:re" 16 - 739,230

21. "Haikyu!!" 31 - 734,221

22. "Haikyu!!" 32 - 685,613

23. "My Hero Academia" 19 - 685,423

24.  "One-Punch Man" 16 - 685,336

25. "Haikyu!!" 33 - 680,923

 


 

2018 Light Novel Sales Ranking Top 10 (by series)

 

1 (9). "Overlord" - 807,693 (426,706)

2 (2). "Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!" - 630,889 (960,418)

3 (4). "The Irregular at Magic High School" - 626,952 (809,636)

4 (3). "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" - 619,031 (925,671)

5 (-). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" - 539,277

6 (-). "The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!" - 478,242

7 (-). "Sword Art Online Progressive" - 426,794 

8 (2). "Classroom of the Elite" - 393,949 (564,642)

9 (1). "Sword Art Online" - 371,626 (1,173,096) 

10 (-). "No Game No Life" - 350,960

 


 

Source: Oricon

 

One Piece image © Eiichro Oda/Shueisha


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