The Top 60+ Best Selling Manga Of All Time Might Surprise You (Worldwide Sales)

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Manga has always dominated when it comes to sales. Look at One Piece, the best-selling manga of all time. It sells more than comics like Spiderman, and other manga have reached high levels in the sales department.

We’ll look at the top sales for:

  • Manga that sells over 100 million.
  • And manga that sells LESS than 100 million (50 million, etc).

And most of the manga will be related to:

  • Shounen.
  • Action.
  • Isekai.
  • Supernatural.
  • Comedy.

And other genres that make it to these kinds of numbers in the first place.

From 1969 to 2023 and beyond.

Let’s get into it.

 

The top-selling manga of all time by sales (ranking order):

 

1. One Piece (516.6M+)

One Piece Manga Volume 1

 

2. Golgo 13 (300M+)

golgo anime

 

3. Detective Conan (270M+)

9781591163275 manga Case Closed Detective Conan Graphic Novel 1 primary

 

4. Dragon Ball (260M+)

9781421520599 manga Dragon Ball BIG Edition Graphic Novel 1 1 3

 

5. Doraemon (250M+)

Doraemon

 

6. Naruto (250M+)

9781569319000 manga naruto volume 1 primary

 

7. Slam Dunk (170M+)

9781421506791 manga Slam Dunk Graphic Novel 1

 

8. KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops (156.5M+)

KochiKame

 

9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (150M+)

kimetsu no yaiba cover

 

10. Oishinbo (135M+)

Oishinbo

 

11. Bleach (130M+)

Bleach

 

12. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (120M+)

JoJos Bizarre Adventure

 

13. Attack On Titan (110M+)

9781646513741 manga attack on titan omnibus volume 1 primary

 

14. Astro Boy (100M+)

9781616558604 books Astro Boy GN Omnibus 01

 

15. Fist of the North Star (100M+)

9781974721566 manga fist of the north star volume 1 hardcover primary

 

16. Hajime no Ippo (100M+)

hajime no ippo manga

 

17. The Kindaichi Case Files (100M+)

The Kindaichi Case Files

 

18. Touch (100M+)

touch manga vol 26

 

19. Kingdom (95M+)

Kingdom

 

20. Sazae-san (86M+)

Sazae san

 

21. Baki the Grappler (85M+)

Baki the Grappler

 

22. My Hero Academia (85M+)

9781421582696 manga My Hero Academia Graphic Novel 1 primary

 

23. Hunter × Hunter (84M+)

hunter x hunter manga

 

24. Captain Tsubasa (82M+)

captain tsubasa manga

 

25. Vagabond (82M+)

Vagabond

 

26. Fullmetal Alchemist (80M+)

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27. Sangokushi (80M+)

sangokushi manga

 

28. YuYu Hakusho (78M+)

9781569319048 manga yu yu hakusho volume 1 primary

 

29. Kinnikuman (77M+)

Kinnikuman

 

30. Fairy Tail (72M+)

Fairy Tail

 

31. Rurouni Kenshin (72M+)

9781421592459 manga rurouni kenshin 3 in 1 edition 1 primary

 

32. Jujutsu Kaisen (70M+)

jujutsu kaisen manga

 

33. Tokyo Revengers (70M+)

tokyo revengers manga cover

 

34. Boys Over Flowers (61M+)

Boys Over Flowers

 

35. Major (60.5M+)

major manga

 

36. Prince Of Tennis (60M+)

Prince Of Tennis

 

37. Rokudenashi Blues (60M+)

Rokudenashi Blues

 

38. Crayon Shin-chan (58M+)

Crayon Shin chan manga

 

39. Initial D (56M+)

Initial D

 

40. Gintama (55.5M+)

gintama manga

 

41. Bad Boys (55M+)

bad boys manga

 

42. Berserk (55M+)

Berserk

 

43.H2 (55M+)

h2 manga

 

44. Haikyu!! (55M+)

Haikyu

 

45. Ranma ½ (55M+)

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46. Minami no Teiō (53M+)

Minami no teio

 

47. Super Radical Gag Family (51M+)

Super Radical Gag Family manga

 

48. Black Jack (50M+)

Black Jack

 

49. City Hunter (50M+)

City Hunter

 

50. Cobra (50M+)

Cobra

 

51. Devilman (50M+)

Devilman

 

52. Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (50M+)

Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai

 

53. Fisherman Sanpei (50M+)

Fisherman Sanpei manga

 

54. Glass Mask (50M+)

Glass Mask manga

 

55. Great Teacher Onizuka (50M+)

Great Teacher Onizuka

 

56. Inuyasha (55M+)

inuyasha manga

 

57. NANA (50M+)

nana manga vol 7

 

58. Saint Seiya (50M+)

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59. Shoot! (50M+)

shoot manga

 

60. Dokaben (48M+)

Dokaben manga

 

61. Kosaku Shima (47M+)

Kosaku Shima manga

 

62. Tokyo Ghoul (47M+)

9781421580364 manga Tokyo Ghoul Graphic Novel 1 primary

 

Breaking down the results:

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  • One Piece is the #1 selling manga, which isn’t a surprise to anyone.
  • Many top sellers on the list are old-school manga.
  • Some manga on the list is relatively unknown compared to series like Naruto, Dragon Ball, etc.
    • Golgo 13 is an example. This is in spite of its top 10 seller list.
  • If you never grew up in the 1980s or 70s, you may not know half of the manga on this list.
  • My Hero Academia has come a long way to reach its seller status. And Attack On Titan even more so (not far off from reaching Naruto).
  • NANA is a surprise on this list, at least for me. The anime itself isn’t the most known, but the manga is a different story.
  • Great Teacher Onizuka proves it’s an OG with sales to back it up (just like City Hunter and more).
  • Detective Conan isn’t the most praised in the anime world, but the manga absolutely dominates.

And of course, Fullmetal Alchemist has done well to hold its spot after so many years, despite only having ONE season (aside from the FMAB anime remake).

 

top 7 best selling manga all time

Source: Wikipedia Manga Sales Breakdown

And that’s all there is to it.

What do you think?

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