On 11 July 2022, the 54 years of Weekly Shonen Jump. During these decades, the Shueisha newspaper has welcomed among its pages works that have become famous and influential, such as Dragon Ball or Ken the Warrior, leading the sector to grow, and to record incredible numbers of copies in circulation of today’s manga.
Thanks to the data collected by Oricon, and to the infographic shared by @WSJ_manga that you can see at the bottom of the news, it is possible to have an overall view of the trend of the most popular series of the moment of the magazine. Compared to the previous update, dating back to March 2022, the top positions have remained almost the same, with 490 million copies of ONE PIECE in circulation, the pirate epic of Eiichiro Oda still appears immovable. Interesting to note are instead a significant increase in sales of Hunter x Hunterof 5 million in just over 3 months, and the growth of the Jujutsu Kaisen phenomenon, which currently has 65 million copies in circulation, such as My Hero Academia.
Dr. Stone was removed from the chart as it is now closed, and Mashle took over the top 6, whose sales remained almost identical. The success received by Sakamoto Days, the work of Yuto Suzuki recently arrived in Italy thanks to Planet Manga, which from half a million copies in circulation in March, it reached 1.4 million in the first days of July. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.