What One Ton Of Manga Looks Like

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Have you ever wondered what a ton of manga looks like? You know, as in 2,204.62 pounds (the “ton” that people pretty much everywhere outside the U.S. use) of manga. It looks like this, apparently.

Twitter user Pekin-san has a collection of Weekly Jump manga spanning 30 years.


Another Twitter user did the math, calculating that each issue weighs about 700 grams and that 49 issues are published each year. Over 30 years, that’s over 1,000 kilograms, or around 1.1 tons.

That’s a lot of manga! No, it’s a ton of manga.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I could bunker down there with an electric cooker and food processor, pretty much just to live down there. Wait no, no I don’t.