There is no doubt that Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) is already a global phenomenon. The story of the tormented demon hunter, Tanjiro kamado (Kamado Tanjiro) has conquered thousands of viewers and readers around the planet, making him one of the most successful manganimes in all of History. These figures are precisely what brings us here today, since Demon Slayer continues to snatch records from other must-have franchises in the industry.
According to data from Shonen jump, Demon Slayer has managed to surpass Dragon Ball as a manga franchise with the most copies sold by volume, achieving a devastating 6.52 globally, compared to 6.19 for the manga created by Akira toriyama (Toriyama Akira).
Internally in Japan, the differences are even greater, with Kimetsu no yaiba enjoying that 6.52 versus 4.29 from Dragon Ball. Naturally, that 4.29 is tremendously worthwhile, if we compare it with the rest of the figures on the list.
Following the release of Night’s Watch: Infinity Train in Japan, the Demon Slayer film snatched the title of highest-grossing anime film from Spirited Away after 20 years. It also pulverized the figures for Dragon Ball Super: Broly in the United States, which is extremely commendable for a relatively young franchise.
Ranking of all the Shonen Jump series based on number of copies per volume (here there are only the ones with positive rate aka the ones with +1). For Jojo, Kinnikuman, Captain Tsubasa and Prince of Tennis I’ve tried to use only the numbers for the amount of volumes run in Jump. pic.twitter.com/tzjdAbpt4u
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What do you think of the sales figures for Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) released by Shonen Jump?