Manga is a type of comic book and graphic novel that is less common in the United Kingdom, but it is very well-liked in its country of origin, Japan.
It is estimated that France accounts for approximately forty percent of the manga market in Europe, and its popularity in Germany is also on the rise.
Because we believe that the number of people reading manga in the Western world will continue to increase, we have compiled a list of the all-time best-selling manga titles in order to give you an idea of how popular manga is and which titles are the most successful in terms of sales.
1. Elichiro Oda – One Piece (480 Million)
Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy whose body became endowed with the properties of rubber after unintentionally consuming a Devil Fruit, is the protagonist of the manga and anime series One Piece.
Luffy and his crew of pirates, who call themselves the Straw Hat Pirates, sail the Grand Line in search of the world’s greatest treasure, which is known as “One Piece.” Luffy’s ultimate goal is to become the next King of the Pirates by acquiring this treasure.
2. Golgo 13 – Takao Saito (300 Million)
An assassin with the codename Golgo 13, also known as Duke Togo. Nobody knows his age or where he was born, let alone any other identifying details about him. He is shrouded in secrecy. The majority of his assignments are completed using a modified version of the M16 rifle.He is wanted by the CIA, the FBI, and the United States Army for a variety of murders that he has committed. A number of other assassins are after him and are planning to kill him in a wide variety of inventive ways, so he needs to watch his back.
3. Dragon Ball – Akira Toriyama (250-300 Million)
Although most of you probably know Dragon Ball as the well-known animated TV series that was popular around the same time that Pokemon started achieving mainstream popularity, the manga is where the series got its start.
Dragon Ball was inspired by Hong Kong martial arts films as well as the film Journey to the West. It followed the adventures of Son Goku, who trains in martial arts in order to find seven dragon balls – magical orbs that summon wish-granting dragons – and the series followed his journeys.
4. Naruto – Masashi Kisimoto (250 Million)
The story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village, and seeks recognition from his fellow ninjas, is told in the anime and manga series Naruto.
His tale is told in two parts, the first of which takes place during Naruto’s pre-teen years and the second of which takes place during his teenage years. Character growth, plot progression, and action sequences are all areas in which this manga excels, making it a fan favorite.
5. Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan (Detective Conan) (230 Million)
The Japanese detective manga series Detective Conan, also referred to as Case Closed, has reached the halfway point at this point. The protagonist of the story is a high school detective named Shinichi Kudo, also known as Jimmy Kudo in English translations.
During the course of his investigation into a mysterious organization, Shinichi was transformed into a child, and he went on to solve a number of cases by pretending to be his childhood best friend’s father.
6. Black Jack – Osama Tezuka (176 Million)
Black Jack is a medical drama that takes place in the 1970s and focuses on the exploits of the title character, also known as “Black Jack.” The majority of the plots revolve around the doctor doing a selfless act, despite the fact that he rarely receives any praise for his efforts.
A lot of the time, he’ll help the needy or teach the haughty a thing or two, and occasionally, the tales will be about selfless people who gave their lives or suffered greatly in order to save others.
7. Slam Dunk – Takehiko Inoue (157 Million)
A basketball team from Shhoku High School, located in the Shinan region of Japan, is the focus of the manga series Slam Dunk, which has a strong emphasis on sports as its theme. In the midst of the group’s efforts to become one of the best teams in Japan, there is romance, rivalry among the teams, and struggle.
8. KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops – Osamu Akimoto (157 Million)
KochiKame is a comedy manga series that is set in the present day in and around a neighborhood police station in Tokyo. The story takes place in and around the station. The main character is a middle-aged cop named Kankichi Ryotsu, who gets himself into all sorts of precarious situations.
The majority of the plots revolve around Kankichi developing a new device or money-making scheme, only for things to go awry and cause him to lose all of his wealth in the end. It is not made clear in any context why the characters have such a striking lack of policing knowledge; however, this trait is well known.
9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Koyoharu Gotouge (150 Million)
After the brutal murder of his family, the protagonist of this manga series, Tanjiro Kamado, decides he wants to train to become a demon slayer. Nezuko, his younger sister, was corrupted and changed into a demon.
Tanjiro and his sister end up becoming members of a shadowy organization known as the Demon Slayer Corps, which has been active for hundreds of years and specializes in the extermination of demons.
10. Yoshito Usui’s Crayon Shin Chan comes in at number ten (148 Million)
Shina Chan chronicles the exploits of Shinnosuke Nohara, a young boy of five years old, as well as those of his parents, younger sister, dog, neighbors, and closest friends. The action of the manga takes place in Kasukabe, which is located in the Japanese prefecture of Saitama.
The absurd and ill-fitting language that Shin Chan uses in response to various situations is the source of many of the series’ jokes. Many of the jokes cannot be translated and can only be appreciated by those who are familiar with the Japanese language.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the most popular manga of all time?
As of September 2019, Japanese author and illustrator Eiichiro Oda’s ‘One Piece’ was the best-selling manga series in the world, having sold 454 million copies worldwide.
Who is the most wealthy mangaka?
It’s not shocking. Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the all-time best-selling manga, One Piece, is also the industry’s wealthiest mangaka. Since its debut in 1997, Straw Hat Pirates has sold well over 450 million tankbon volumes, approximately 150 million more than Dragon Ball.
What are the three best anime?
Description. The Big Three refers to Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece, three extremely long and popular anime series. One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach were referred to as The Big Three during their golden age in the mid-2000s when Jump was at its peak popularity.
For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of the best-selling manga titles of all time to give you an idea of how well-known manga is and which titles are the most successful in terms of sales in the Western world.