Oricon's 2020 list of best selling Manga and Light novel series (1 Viewer)


29 July 2020
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(Oricon collected data for the period of November 2019 to November 2020, that's why this is getting publish a month before the year ends)

Total domination by Kimetsu No Yaiba :sj_weary:

Best selling Manga by series

Best selling Manga by volume

RankTitleAuthorEstimated Sales
1Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 18Koyoharu Gotouge4,393,137
2Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 19Koyoharu Gotouge4,243,312
3Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 1Koyoharu Gotouge3,703,309
4Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 8Koyoharu Gotouge3,645,580
5Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 7Koyoharu Gotouge3,636,822
6Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 9Koyoharu Gotouge3,622,257
7Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 11Koyoharu Gotouge3,616,800
8Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2Koyoharu Gotouge3,613,001
9Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 10Koyoharu Gotouge3,609,676
10Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 12Koyoharu Gotouge3,606,418
11Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 14Koyoharu Gotouge3,588,193
12Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 3Koyoharu Gotouge3,584,243
13Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 13Koyoharu Gotouge3,580,286
14Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 15Koyoharu Gotouge3,554,931
15Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 4Koyoharu Gotouge3,551,955
16Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 6Koyoharu Gotouge3,546,800
17Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 5Koyoharu Gotouge3,546,548
18Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 16Koyoharu Gotouge3,510,596
19Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 17Koyoharu Gotouge3,469,660
20Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 22Koyoharu Gotouge3,105,812
21Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 20Koyoharu Gotouge2,759,462
22Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 21Koyoharu Gotouge2,654,558
23ONE PIECE 95Eiichiro Oda2,054,642
24ONE PIECE 96Eiichiro Oda1,898,453
25ONE PIECE 97Eiichiro Oda1,806,133
26Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 20 Special Edition Bundled With Postcard SetKoyoharu Gotouge1,637,005
27Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 21 Special Edition Bundled With Seal SetKoyoharu Gotouge1,629,582
28SPY×FAMILY 3Tatsuya Endō1,063,724
29Attack on Titan 30Hajime Isayama1,021,684
30SPY×FAMILY 4Tatsuya Endō977,058

Best selling Light novels by series

RankTitleAuthorEstimated Sales
1Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba NovelizationOriginal Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima2,752,593
2Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-Writer: Tappei Nagatsuki/Illustration: Shinichirou Otsuka732,314
3That Time I Got Reincarnated as a SlimeWriter: Fuse/Illustration: Mitz Vah606,700
4Sword Art OnlineWriter: Reki Kawahara/Illustration: abec564,235
5Kusuriya no HitorigotoWriter: Hyūnganatsu /Illustration: Kashiwa Miyako527,950

Best selling Light novels by volume

RankTitleAuthorEstimated Sales
1Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Shiawase no HanaOriginal Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima923,139
2Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kataha no ChōOriginal Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima913,388
3Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kaze no MichishirubeOriginal Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima607,347
4Overlord 14Writer: Kugane Maruyama/Illustration: so-bin228,628
5Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train NovelizationOriginal Story: Koyoharu Gotouge/Novel: Aya Yajima/Script: ufotable197,397


  • Kimetsu No Yaiba broke the record for most manga issues sold in a single year by more than two times the previous amount
  • The previous record holder was One Piece who in 2011 sold 38 million issues
  • This is the first time since 2005 that One Piece fails to top the list of best selling series (it was beaten by Nana)
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