Demon Slayer has been dominating the Shounen genre in 2019 since the anime released.
The truth is though – the Manga it comes from was already doing well before the anime came out.
The anime series took it to new heights and now it’s soaring so high that it surpassed One Piece in 2019. Outselling the Shounen king by over 200,000+ copies!
Kimetsu no Yaiba is currently the best selling manga series of 2019, it’s currently ahead of One Piece by 200k. pic.twitter.com/Qn8CvfvFk5
— Kimetsu no Yaiba (@KnYSource) November 1, 2019
This isn’t surprising when not too long ago – Otakomu reported that bookstores in Japan “panicked” because Demon Slayer was selling TOO much.
Assuming Demon Slayer keeps up the pace and all of the Manga volumes are adapted in years to come, it has a chance of becoming the #1 best selling shounen of ALL TIME.
But that’s yet to be seen. Even still – it deserves a round of applause and a standing ovation.
For more of a breakdown on sales figures, read these tweets:
Volume 94 of OP has sold 1,711,240 copies in its first three weeks.
There seems to be the misinformation that Kimetsu no Yaiba’s latest volume is outselling Vol. 94 and thus the series being more popular, but that’s a bit of a misunderstanding. Allow me to clarify it here: pic.twitter.com/QhNSG8sMxt
— Artur – Library of Ohara (@newworldartur) October 30, 2019
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