best selling manga of all time anime fma
Avatar of Theo J Ellis

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

Table of contents

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+)



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+)



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

kimetsu no yaiba cover


10. Oishinbo (135M+)



11. Bleach (130M+)



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+)



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+)



26. Fullmetal Alchemist (80M+)

fma manga


27. Sangokushi (80M+)

sangokushi manga


28. YuYu Hakusho (78M+)

9781569319048 manga yu yu hakusho volume 1 primary


29. Kinnikuman (77M+)



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+)



43.H2 (55M+)

h2 manga


44. Haikyu!! (55M+)



45. Ranma ½ (55M+)

9781421565941 manga ranma 1 2 omnibus 1 2 primary


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+)



51. Devilman (50M+)



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+)

9781626927520 manga saint seiya saintia sho volume 1 primary


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:

anime magnifying glass smug anya

  • 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?

Recommended Next:

The Top 41 Best Selling Anime Light Novels Of All Time