Top 10 Best-Selling Manga of All Time
About our top 10 best-selling manga of all time list! Although manga is considered a niche market for comics and graphic novels in the United Kingdom, it is very popular in its home Japan.
France accounts for over 40% of the European manga market, and it is gaining popularity in Germany as well.
We expect that manga will continue to increase in popularity in the West, so we produced a list of the top-selling manga of all time so you can get a sense of how popular manga is and what titles sell the best. Here is our the Top 10 best-selling manga of all time list!
1. One Piece – Elichiro Oda (480 million)
One Piece chronicles the exploits of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man whose unintended consumption of a Devil Fruit gave his body the characteristics of rubber.
To become the next King of the Pirates, Luffy wanders the Grand Line with his band of pirates, the Straw Hat Pirates, in search of the world’s greatest treasure, known as “One Piece.”
2. Golgo 13 – Takao Saito
Duke Togo, who is often called “Golgo 13,” is a killer. No one knows his age, where he was born, or any other information that could help identify him. It is a mystery. He does most of his work with a custom-made M16 rifle.
He has killed several people, and the CIA, FBI, and US Army are all looking for him. It must also watch his back, because other assassins are planning to kill him in clever and different ways.
3. Dragon Ball – Akira Toriyama
Many of you may be familiar with Dragon Ball as the iconic animated TV series that aired around the time Pokemon became popular, but its origins are in the manga.
Dragon Ball was inspired by Hong Kong martial arts flicks and the film Journey to the West, and it chronicled the exploits of Son Goku, who trains in martial arts in order to obtain seven dragon balls, which are magical spheres that summon wish-granting dragons.
4. Naruto – Masashi Kisimoto
Naruto tells the narrative of Naruto Uzumaki, a teenage ninja who wants to be recognized by his peers and aspires to become the Hokage, or village leader. His tale is divided into two sections, the first taking place during Naruto’s pre-teen years and the second throughout his adolescence. This manga is well-known for its compelling character development, plot lines, and combat sequences.
5. Detective Conan – Gosho Aoyama
Detective Conan, popularly known as Case Closed, is a Japanese detective manga series that has reached the halfway mark. The plot revolves on Shinichi Kudo (or Jimmy Kudo in English translations), a high school investigator who was changed into a kid while researching a secret organization and solved several crimes while impersonating his childhood best friend’s father.
6. Black Jack – Osama Tezuka
Black Jack is set in the 1970s and follows the main character, ‘Black Jack,’ on his medical adventures. The majority of the plots include the doctor doing a nice act for which he is seldom recognized. He’ll often aid the destitute or teach the haughty a lesson or two, and sometimes the tales feature a good person dying or going through suffering to rescue others.
7. Slam Dunk – Takehiko Inoue
Slam Dunk is a sports manga series about a Japanese basketball team from Shhoku High School in Japan’s Shnan region. There is romance, rivalry, and strife as the team strives to become one of the greatest in Japan.
8. KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops – Osamu Akimoto (157 million)
KochiKame is a manga comedy that takes place in and around a Tokyo neighborhood police station in the present day. It’s about a middle-aged policeman named Kankichi Ryotsu and his bad luck.
Most of the stories are about Kankichi coming up with a new tool or way to make money, only for things to go wrong and for him to lose everything. The characters are known for how little they know about police work, which is never explained.
9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Koyoharu Gotouge (150 million)
In this manga series, the main character is a young man named Tanjiro Kamado. His family was killed, so he wants to become a demon slayer. Nezuko, who was younger than him, was turned into a demon. Tanjiro and his sister join the Demon Slayer Corps, a secret group that has been killing demons for hundreds of years.
10. Crayon Shin Chan – Yoshito Usui
Shina Chan is about what 5-year-old Shinnosuke Nohara, his parents, baby sister, doga and best friends, and neighbors get up to. In Japan, the manga series takes place in Kasukabe, which is in the Saitama Prefecture.
Many of the jokes in the show come from Shin Chan’s strange and inappropriate use of language. Many of the jokes can’t be translated and are only funny to people who read Japanese.