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List of the best manga to read and buy [2022]

The fantastic world of the best selling manga.

Manga is an generic term for a wide variety of comic books and graphic novels originally produced and published in Japan.  Unlike American comic books, which are usually printed in full color, Japanese manga are almost always published in black and white. Full-color prints are often only used for special releases. The most successful manga stories are then produced inot anime series. In case you want to have a glance at them before reading the full manga story, you have better check our related article TOP RATED ANIME TO WATCH.

How to read a manga.

Japanese manga is read right-to-left rather than left-to-right, which is the norm for English language publications. In this article we want to focus on the best selling manga (up to now!). Moreover, as some of these titles may seem outdated, we provide a list of titles of the top manga to buy in 2022 (the most appreciated by teenagers and adults right now!)

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The best selling manga in 2022.

  • One Piece (480 million) – Author: Elichiro Oda

One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” to become the next King of the Pirates.

  • Golgo 13 – (300 million) – Author: Takao Saito

Golgo 13, created by Takao Saito, is both the oldest and longest-running manga still being published, as well as the only Seinen manga featured in the top sellers. It also has the highest number of volumes published (201) and has sold over 290 million copies.

  • Dragon Ball –  (300 million) – Author: Akira Toriyama

Many of you may know Dragon Ball as the famous animated TV series that was popular around the time Pokemon started achieving mainstream popularity, but its roots are in the manga. Dragon ball was inspired by Hong Kong martial arts films and the film Journey to the west and followed the adventures of Son Goku, who trains in martial arts so he can find seven dragon balls – magical orbs that summon wish-granting dragons.

  • Naruto – (250 million) – Author: Masashi Kisimoto

Naruto follows the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who wants recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. His story is told in two parts – the first set in Naruto’s pre-teen years, and the second in his teens. This manga is well-known for its strong character development, storylines and fight scenes.

  • Detective Conan – (230 million) – Author: Gosho Aoyama

Detective Conan, also known to some as Case Closed, is a story about a high school detective called Shinichi Kudo who turns into a child while investigating a particularly strange organization. It has sold an estimated 230 million copies and is still in print today, nearing its 100th volume.

The best selling manga to buy in 2022.

In the previous paragraph we listed the top selling manga of all time up to now (2022). However, those manga titles may be slightly different to which nowadays teenagers and adults appreciate. In fact, most of the top selling manga reported above started their serialization in late 90’s and 80’s and may appear a bit ‘outdated’ to the current generations. For this reason, in the list below we highlight the best manga to buy in 2022 which are in the ‘spotlight’.

  • One Piece (Vol. 102)

With over 480 million copies sold, One Piece is by far the most successful manga ever. Eiichiro Oda began this series in 1997 and is still publishing new chapters, though he has stated that he expects the series to finish by 2025. This steampunk manga is also part of one of the highest-grossing media franchises, accumulating a total of $11.3 billion between the manga, anime, video games, and merchandise.

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba (Full Box Set Vol. 1-23), 150 Million copies sold

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Top 10 Most Popular Manga of 2021; Jujutsu Kaisen and More

Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba is simultaneously one of the newest and shortest best-selling manga. Gotouge only published 23 volumes during the manga’s 4-year run but has sold over 150 million copies since it began in 2016. The manga has since been adapted into an anime series and a movie, which is also currently the highest-grossing anime film of all time.

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  • Jujutsu Kaisen (Vol.19)

Yuji Itadori is an expert at track and field. But he has zero interest running around in circles, he’s happy as a clam in the Occult Research Club. Although he’s only in the club for kicks, things get serious when a real spirit shows up at school!

When his grandfather is on his deathbed, Yuji makes a promise to him; that he will do kind deeds so that he dies surrounded by loved ones, unlike his grandfather.

However, Yuji’s life takes a sudden turn as he meets Megumi Fushiguro; a jujutsu sorcerer who tries to retrieve a cursed object. When Yuji’s friends open the cursed object that they found, things go south as the cursed spirits that it spawned start roaming in school. As Fushiguro and Yuji are almost defeated by one of the spirits, Yuji then swallows the cursed object and gains its power. As a result, Yuji becomes cursed by the object and gets dragged into Fushiguro’s thrilling world of jujutsu sorcerers and cursed spirits.

  • JOJO magazine 2022 SPRING

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2022. In the midst of a wide range of developments, including anime, TV dramas, and original art exhibitions, “JOJO magazine” will be published, with each volume consisting entirely of “Jojo”!

  • Tokyo Revengers (Vol. 27)

Tokyo Revengers has sold over 30 million copies. When it was first serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, it was lauded for its super-cool characters, Takemichi as a protagonist who grows as he time leaps, the strong bonds between characters, and the many moving lines that are said throughout the story.

The story follows Takemichi Hanagaki, who lives in a run-down apartment and is treated like a fool by his boss who is younger than him. While watching the news, Takemichi learns that his girlfriend from way back from middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has been killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. One day, he finds himself transported back 10 years to his middle school days where he must save Hinata, turns his life around, and chase down the Kanto region’s most evil gang.

  • Takopi’s Original Sin (Vol.1)

Takopi travels from his home of Happy Planet to spread happiness across Earth, but meets the unsmiling Shizuka upon landing. Her friends at school and home life seem to be the source of her somber expression—and the pure-hearted Takopi is determined to change things for the better! But what truths await him when the curtains rise in this shocking drama?!

  • Kaiju No.8 (Vol.6)

Kaiju No. 8 is a story about monster hunters. In the near future, the Japanese Defense Force faces a continual onslaught of monstrous kaiju. They fight and defeat these monsters using a wide range of powerful weaponry and suits which can magnify their capabilities. Our hero Kafka Hibino is part of the Japanese Defense Force, but not exactly on the “defense” side of things. Instead, he is part of the cleanup crew, relegated to cleaning up monster guts in the aftermath of battles after having long ago flunked out of the trials, while his childhood friend Mina Ashiro went on to become a star kaiju fighter. However, his life changes when a small kaiju flies into his open mouth and he gains the secret ability to transform into a kaiju himself. Now that the Japanese Defense Force is opening trials for the combat team once again, Kafka gets another shot at fulfilling his lifelong dream.

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  • Spy × Family (Vol.9)

Agent Twilight, the greatest spy for the nation of Westalis, has to infiltrate an elite private school. In order to do so he assumes the identity of psychiatrist Loid Forger, adopts an orphan girl, and marries a city hall employee. Unknown to him, his daughter Anya is a telepath and his wife Yor is an assassin. The three learn to become a family while working to complete Twilight’s missions and maintain world peace.

  • Dr. Stone (Vol.25)

After five years of harboring unspoken feelings, high-schooler Taiju Ooki is finally ready to confess his love to Yuzuriha Ogawa. Just when Taiju begins his confession however, a blinding green light strikes the Earth and petrifies mankind around the world—turning every single human into stone.

Several millennia later, Taiju awakens to find the modern world completely nonexistent, as nature has flourished in the years humanity stood still. Among a stone world of statues, Taiju encounters one other living human: his science-loving friend Senkuu, who has been active for a few months. Taiju learns that Senkuu has developed a grand scheme—to launch the complete revival of civilization with science. Taiju’s brawn and Senkuu’s brains combine to forge a formidable partnership, and they soon uncover a method to revive those petrified.

However, Senkuu’s master plan is threatened when his ideologies are challenged by those who awaken. All the while, the reason for mankind’s petrification remains unknown.

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Which are the best selling manga by series in Japan in 2021?

Here below, we write down the stunnning numbers of the most successful manga in 2021. The titles are ordered by sold copies.

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen (30,917,746)
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (29,511,021)
  3. Tokyo Revengers (24,981,486)
  4. Shingeki No Kyojin (7,332,398)
  5. My Hero Academia (7,020,361)

Check the best selling manga to buy [2022 OFFER]

  • Jujutsu Kaisen Series Vol 6 – 13 Books Collection Set : check it here
  • One Piece: Ace’s Story: special Amazon offer here

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol-1-12 Special Collection Set, see this link

  • Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 1, check this amazin novel story on Amazon (here)

  • Jujutsu Kaisen Series Vol 2-6 Books Collection Set here

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