I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

 

“I want to start a great new manga but having thousands of different ones every season, I don’t know which one to read.”

 

Or am I wrong?

 

What you might do is ask a friend, or possibly just head to Google and search “popular manga in Japan” or “best selling manga in Japan.”

 

I noticed that the second method isn’t all that efficient. The results you get from search engines are not entirely accurate.

 

Well, in this post, I will show four rankings that Japanese people use to discover:

 

  • Trending shonen manga in Japan
  • Most popular digital manga in Japan
  • Best selling shoujo manga in Japan
  • Best selling manga in 2020
  • and more!

 

This post is based on quantitative data!

 

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Let’s get started!

 

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Jujutsu Kaisen (Vol.15)

 

Rakuten

 

I think that you’ll have heard of Rakuten, it’s probably the biggest e-commerce company in Japan. It’s often called “Japanese Amazon”.

 

They actually have a manga ranking where you can see the top-selling manga on Rakuten.

 

Top-selling shonen manga by volume in May are:

 

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen (Vol.16)
  2. One Piece (Vol.9)
  3. Shingeki No Kyojin (Vol.34)
  4. Spy x Family (Vol.7)
  5. Kaiju No. 8  (Vol.3)
  6. Boruto (Vol.14)
  7. Detective Conan (Vol.99)
  8. Jujutsu Kaisen (Vol.15)
  9. Tokyo Revengers (Vol.22)
  10. Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku (Vol.13)

 

Boruto (Vol.14)

 

Tokyo Revengers (Vol.22)

 

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku (Vol.13)

 

 

The complete top-selling list can be seen here (in Japanese).

 

 

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Mangazenkan

 

Mangazenkan is a popular site in Japan to buy manga. They also have their own ranking based on their top-sellers.

 

You can filter by digital & physical manga!

 

The most popular digital manga in Japan right now are:

 

  1. Kingdom (Vol.61)
  2. Boruto (Vol.14)
  3. To Your Eternity (Vol.1-2)
  4. Tokyo Revengers (Vol.1)
  5. Tokyo Revengers (Vol.22)
  6. Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon (Vol.16)
  7. Tokyo Revengers (Vol.2-10)
  8. Prison School (Vol.1)
  9. Tokyo Revengers (Vol.11-21)
  10. Nichoume Rojiura Tantei Kitan (Vol.2)

 

Tokyo Revengers (Vol.1)

 

Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon (Vol.16)

 

Prison School (Vol.1)

 

The complete top-selling list can be seen here (in Japanese).

 

 

CMOA

 

Another fantastic manga ranking is CMOA.

 

Compared with the other rankings, CMOA focuses more on teenage girls and adult women.

 

You can filter by Shoujo, Aoi, Josei manga, etc.

 

The highest rated shoujo manga (teenage girls manga) are:

 

  1. Yakuza Lover (Vol.45)
  2. Seijo ni Naru no de Nidoume no Jinsei wa Katte ni Sasetemoraimasu: Outaishi wa, Zensei de Watashi wo Futta Koibito Deshita (Vol.4)
  3. Watashi Kono Tabi, Oukoku Kishi Dokushinryou no Kaseifu wo Suru Koto ni Narimashita (Vol.4)
  4. Yona of the Dawn(Vol.35)
  5. Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon (Vol.16)
  6. Boku ni Hana no Melancholy (Vol.13)
  7. Marika-chan to Yasashii Koi no Dorei (Vol.7)
  8. Who Made Me a Princess(Vol. )
  9. Kyou mo Superstar ni Kyuukon Saretemasu (Vol.8)
  10. The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent (Vol.5)

 

Seijo ni Naru no de Nidoume no Jinsei wa Katte ni Sasetemoraimasu: Outaishi wa, Zensei de Watashi wo Futta Koibito Deshita (Vol.4)

 

Yona of the Dawn(Vol.35)

 

The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent (Vol.5)

 

Note: Most of the above haven’t been translated into English.

 

The complete top-ranking list is here.

 

Oricon

 

The last ranking that I would like to show is Oricon. You can find there the best selling light novel, manga & books in general for 2020.

 

The following covers from November 18, 2019, to November 22, 2020.

 

 

Best selling manga by series in Japan (2020):

 

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (82,345,447)
  2. Kingdom (8,251,058)
  3. One Piece (7,709,667)
  4. Haikyu!! (7,212,099)
  5. Jujutsu Kaisen (6,702,736)

 

Haikyu!! (Vol.45)
Haikyu!! (Vol.45)

 

Source

 

 

Best selling manga by volume in Japan (2020):

 

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.18 )
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.19 )
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.1 )
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.8 )
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.7 )
  6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.9 )
  7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.11 )
  8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.2 )
  9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.10 )
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol.12 )

 

 

The complete top-selling list can be seen here.

 

 

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