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The Biggest Selling Manga Issues of 2015

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I know, I know, 2015 isn’t over yet, but the Oricon charts (think Billboard, but for Japan) have listed the biggest selling manga of this year.

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According to Oricon, the 2015 figure is from December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015 (in actuality, the numbers are collected from November 17, 2014 to November 2015, because obviously, we don’t yet know the total sales numbers for total).

There might be some surprises in this list. There might not. Let’s have a look and find out.

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10. Tokyo Ghoul:re Issue #1

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[Image via Kinokuniya | Shueisha]

Estimated sales: 3,758,541 copies

9. Prison School Vol 6 (Limited Edition First Printing)

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[Image via Bic Camera | Kodansha]

Estimated sales: 4,058,119

8. Terra Formars Issue #12

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[Image via Amazon | Shueisha]

Estimated sales: 4,188,158

7. Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma*

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[Image via Shonen Jump | Shueisha]

Estimated sales: 4,321,830

6. Haikyu!! Issue #14

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[Image via Shonen Jump | Shueisha]

Estimated sales: 6,531,508 copies

5. Kingdom Issue #19

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[Image via Rakuten | Shueisha]

Estimated sales: 8,569,215

4. Assassination Classroom #12

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[Image via Shonen Jump | Shueisha]

Estimated sales: 8,605,861

3. Attack on Titan Issue #15

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[Image via Amazon | Kodansha]

Estimated sales: 8,778,048

2. The Seven Deadly Sins Issue #13

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[Image via Kinokuniya | Kodansha]

Estimated sales: 10,304,112

1. One Piece Issue #76

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[Image via Crunchyroll | Shueisha]

Estimated sales: 14,102,521

*Oricon didn’t specify which issue.

Remember this only for the year Oricon is marking 2015 and since these are best estimates, there might be some fluidity either way with these numbers—though, I’m guessing not too much.

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To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.


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