An anime adaptation often turns a manga from a relative unknown and into a global phenomenon. Notable examples include Attack on Titan and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Manga such as these have seen drastic increases in both sales and circulation. And from the looks of things, Jujutsu Kaisen has just joined them thanks to its successful anime adaptation.
According to Shueisha, the initial run for the upcoming Volume 16 of Gege Akutami’s manga will have 2 million copies. They also revealed that the manga’s circulation has rose to over 50 million copies. That includes print copies, as well as digital ones and copies not yet sold. This would be a 590% rise in the manga’s number of circulated copies since the anime adaptation first aired in October.
According to Anime News Network, here’s how much copies the manga has had in circulation since October 2020:
- 8.5 million in early October
- 10 million on October 29
- 15 million on December 16
- 20 million on January 13
- 25 million on January 26
- 30 million on February 9
- 35 million on March 4
- 40 million on March 31
- 45 million on April 21
Now that is certainly a huge increase in the number of copies. However, do note that this is the number of copies, not the number of copies sold. Though how much of the manga is being sold right now also speaks to how well a series is doing.
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