The world has witnessed the introduction of different comics. One of the famous comics that is thriving today is Manga. Manga was developed and introduced in Japan. It was designed in conformity with the style developed in Japan in the latter years of the 19th century.
Manga refers to both cartoons and comics. Manga is a comic that is fast-growing in popularity. It is designed with huge varieties of genres ranging from business, action and adventure, science fiction, romance, sports, and horror. As of today, Manga has attracted huge attention from different countries in the continent of Asia and other continents of the world. It is among the fastest selling comics all over the world. In 2012, the amount earned from the sales of Manga was estimated at $250 million. At this time, it became the major publishing wing in the Republic of Japan. The wide acceptance and incredible sales recorded on Manga necessitates the need to discuss the best selling among them.
The table below summarizes the best selling Manga and their estimated sales.
|Best Selling Manga||Sales|
|One Piece||$380 million|
|Golgo 13||$280 million|
|Dragon Ball||$240 million|
|Kochira Katsushika-Ku Kameari Koen-Mae Hashutsujo||$156.5 million|
|Case Closed||$150 million|
|Slam Dunk||$120 million|
|Astro Boy||$100 million|
With that said, today, I will be telling you the best selling Manga.
Top on the list of the best selling manga is One Piece. It started its print run in 1997. Since then, the company has never ceased operation. After several years of launching its Manga, One Piece got the best hit that ranked as the best selling output. It produced an action comedy-drama that was written by Oda Eichiro. The Manga followed the adventures of Monkey D Luffy. Monkey D Luffy is a man that ate Devil Fruit by mistake to gain the properties of rubber. The character has a set of pirates named the Straw Hat pirates. The Straw Hat pirates explored the Grand Line to search for the One Piece. The storyline gives the position of the King of the Pirate to the character that holds the One Piece. The One Piece Manga was transformed into an anime series to increase its popularity in 1998. The One Piece Manga has recorded an estimated sales of $380,000.
2. Golgo 13
The second best selling Manga on the list is the Golgo 13 Manga. It was written and illustrated by the brilliant Takao Saito. The action Manga was published in October 1968. The comic of Golgo 13 follows the main title character who acted as a professional assassin. Golgo 13 made its way into the TV series in 2008, thereby making it more popular among Manga lovers. Golgo 13 made the list because it has been published and running for a long time. It has recorded an estimated sales of $280 million.
Third, on the list of the best selling Manga is Dragon Ball. The exciting comic was written and illustrated by the intelligent Akira Toriyama. It was originally serialized across 45 volumes from 1984 and 1995. In Dragon Ball, Son Goku acted as the protagonist. It captured his life through his developmental stages. He also acquired training in martial arts. Son Goku explored the world in search of the Dragon Balls. Today, Dragon Ball is ranked among the most successful anime and Manga that has been published in the entertainment world. Since it was published, Dragon Ball has recorded an estimated sales of $240 million.
Another comic that made the list of the best selling manga is Naruto. The fantasy and action anime was written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It was published in 1997. In the Naruto Manga, Naruto Uzamaki acted as the main character. Naruto is a teenage ninja that dreams of becoming a powerful Hokage. Naruto Uzamaki is also interested in becoming the strongest ninja available in his village. Naruto has become famous and about $220 million worth of this Manga has been sold.
This is a Manga that contains comedy content. It was launched in September 1976 and stopped in September 2016. Before it was stopped, the comedy Manga has become popular among the entire populace. It was written, illustrated, and published by Osamu Akimoto. The comedy Manga was first staged in Tokyo. The middle-aged Kankichi Ryotsu was the main character. It has a total of 1960 chapters making it the highest number of volumes of Manga series published. Since it was published, it has recorded an estimated sales of $156.5 million.
Launched in January 1994, Case Closed is a detective fiction Manga that has continued running and is widely enjoyed by Manga lovers. It is ranked as the sixth best selling Manga worldwide. Case Closed, is also called Detective Conan. It was written and directed by Gosho Aoyama. The storyline follows the lifestyle of an amateur detective that was transformed into a child when some strange organization was investigated. In the fiction, he was able to solve different cases throughout the years. In 2003, Case Closed was licensed in the United States as an anime series. It was subjected to screening in 2013. Case Closed has recorded an estimated sales of $150 million.
Present on the list of the best selling Manga is Oishinbo. It literally means "The Gourment." The manga focuses on albeit and cookery as a drama. It was written by Tetsu Kariya and illustrated by Akira Hanasaki. Oishinbo is among the long-running Manga worldwide. It started running in October 1983. As of today, Oishinbo is still published and attracts the attention of new and existing Manga lovers. The Oishinbo comic focuses on the life of Shiro Yamaoka, a cookery journalist. It also captures the activities of his wife Yuko Kurita. Oishinbo has made this list with an estimated sales of $130 million.
Slam Dunk is another Manga that has made the best selling list. The exemplary and exciting Manga is a sports-based themed content written by Takehiki Inoue. The storyline contains the activity of a basketball team owned by Shohoku High Schoo l. Slam Dunk is famous all over the world because the theme is designed to be recognized easily by kids. Slam Dunk originally ran as Manga from October 1990 to June 1996. At this time, the exciting Manga was transmitted as an anime TV series. It ran for 101 episodes from October 1993 to March 1996. Slam Dunk was widely viewed on television stations in the vast majority of Asian countries. A huge number of copies were also sold in Europe. The storyline in the Slam Dunk Manga involves Hanamichi Sakuragi who acted as the highest-ranked leader of a gang. His personality is shunned by his schoolmates. Hanamichi Sakuragi meets the lady of his dream. Her name is Haruko Akagi. The lady introduced him to the members of the school's basketball team. She believed Hanamichi Sakuragi is a skillful and talented basketball player. However, Hanamichi Sakuragi does not believe basketball to be a cool game. He later had a plan to win the national championship with his team. Since it was published, Slam Dunk has recorded an estimated sales of $120 million.
Astro Boy is a popular name that is known all over the world. It originated in Japan. Astro Boy was written and directed by Osamu Tezuka from 1952 to 1968. It is a science fiction Manga that is widely cherished by the vast majority of Manga followers. The science fiction Manga has Astro Boy also called Mighty Atom as its main character. Astro Boy is streamed as television series and movies to inspire its viewers. Astro Boy was the first Japanese animated television series that transformed to become anime. The storyline illustrates a world where humans live alongside robots. Astro Boy featured in two newspapers between 1980 and 1981 and 1972 to 1973. This increased its widespread popularity. Astro Boy has made the list of the best selling Manga with $100 million.
Doraemon is a Manga that ran from December 1969 to 1996. It was written and directed by Fujio F Fujiko. The Manga was known to be a successful anime series ever published. Doraemon is a robotic cat that acted as the main character. It can travel back to assist a teenage boy named Nobita Nobi. Since it was published, a total sum of 1345 stories was written and illustrated in the series. The series extended to about 45 volumes. Doraemon has received different awards since it was released into the entertainment world. Some of the awards include the Anime Ambassador given by the Japanese Foreign Ministry. Its role is to motivate and encourage people living abroad about Japanese culture so that they can pay regular visits to the country. Doraemon appeared in the 2016 Olympics to help the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, plant water pipes from the Shibuya crossing to the famous Maracana Stadium. Doraemon has recorded an estimated sales of $100 million.
Today, I have discussed the best selling Manga. Enjoy reading!