Oricon has just released The Top 10 best selling manga for the first half of 2013. The list takes the manga sales for each series from December 12, 2012 until May 27, 2013. The number of copies sold is an estimate for the total number of sales from the time period.


1) ONE PIECE by Eichiro Oda
published by Shueisha
7,944,680 copies sold


2) Magi by Shinobu Ohtaka
published by Shogakukan
4,787,519 sold


3) Kuroko no Basket by Tadatoshi Fujimaki
published by Shueisha
4,712,773 copies sold


4) Shingeki no Kyojin by Hajime Isayama
published by Kodansha
4,292,208 copies sold


5) Hunter X Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi
published by Shueisha
3,616,288 copies sold


6) Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

published by Shueisha

2,860,385 copies sold.


7) Ansatsu Kyoushitsu by Matsui Yuusei
published by Shueisha
2,504,200 copies sold


8) Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa
published by Shogakukan
1,926,298 copies sold


9) Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima
published by Kodansha
1,853,510 copies sold


10) Terra Formars by Yu Sogasa (story) and Kenichi Tachibana (art)
published by Shueisha
1,721,651 copies sold


Topping the list is unsurprisingly, One Piece. The series hasn’t slowed down even with its writer Eichiro Oda being hospitalized and the series going on hiatus for a week. Also in the list are Magi and Shingeki no Kyojin who each received an anime adaptation. And it seems that even the one month hiatus for Magi wasn’t able to slow the series as well as Magi takes the #2 spot. Among the top selling series in the top 10 are the always-popular Naruto and Fairy Tail whose anime adaptation just ended last season.

Hunter X Hunter which has been plagued by hiatuses also makes it into the list. The manga has been on hiatus since March 2012 which makes it on hiatus for more than a year now. It seems that the 2011 anime reboot has done wonders for the series even with such a long hiatus. Silver Spoon, which will have its anime adaptation premiere in July also makes it to the list. However, mangas with no anime adaptations also made it like Ansatsu Kyoushitsu and Terra Formars.


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