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

 

“I want to start up 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 you might 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 2019
  • Best selling light novel in 2019
  • and more!

 

This post is based on quantitative data!

 

If you are looking for manga recommendations, you will love this post.

 

Let’s get started!

 

 

Rakuten

 

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

 

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

 

Shonen Jump

 

 

Top-selling shonen manga by volume in March are:

 

  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer (Vol. 19)
  2. One Piece (Vol.96)
  3. Haikyuu!! (Vol. 42)
  4. Shingeki No Kyojin (Vol. 40)
  5. The Promised Neverland (Vol. 17)
  6. Boku No Hero Academia (Vol. 26)
  7. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer (Vol. 19)
  8. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer (Vol. 15)
  9. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer (Vol. 28)
  10. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer (Vol. 12)

 

Haikyuu!! (Vol. 42)

 

Shingeki No Kyojin (Vol. 40)

 

The Promised Neverland (Vol. 17)

 

 

The website is in Japanese, so Google Translate will be your friend here.

 

The complete top-selling list here.

 

 

Mangazenkan

 

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

 

You can filter by digital & physical manga!

 

The most popular digital manga in Japan right now are:

 

  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer (Vol. 19)
  2. Promised Neverland (Vol. 17)
  3. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer (Vol. 1-18)
  4. Tsugumomo (Vol. 1-5)
  5. Space Brothers (Vol. 37)
  6. Dr. Stone (Vol. 14)
  7. Kimi ga Bokura wo Akuma to Yonda Koro
  8. Silver Spoon (Vol.15)
  9. MIX (Vol. 16)
  10. Lupin The Third

 

Dr. Stone (Vol. 14)

 

Space Brothers (Vol. 37)

 

Tsugumomo

 

The complete top-selling list here.

 

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. Snow White with the Red Hair
  2. Seirou opera
  3. Koi To Dangan
  4. Nee Sensei, Shiranai No?
  5. Itsuwari no Freya

 

 

Snow White with the Red Hair

 

Seirou opera

 

Note: Most of the above hasn’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 in 2019.

 

The following cover from November 19, 2018 to November 17, 2019.

 

Best selling manga by series in Japan (2019):

 

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (12,057,628)
  2. One Piece (10,134,232)
  3. Kingdom (7,661,361)
  4. The Promised Neverland (7,454,745)
  5. The Quintessential Quintuplets (5,895,000)
  6. My Hero Academia (5,047,574)
  7. Shingeki No Kyojin: Attack On Titan (4,704,234)
  8. Haikyu!! (4,514,838)
  9. Kaguya-sama: Love is War (4,096,492)
  10. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime manga (3,414,482)

 

The complete top-selling list here.

 

 

Best selling manga by volume in Japan (2019):

 

  1. One Piece (Vol. 91)
  2. One Piece (Vol. 93)
  3. One Piece (Vol. 92)
  4. One Piece (Vol. 94)
  5. Shingeki No Kyojin: Attack On Titan (Vol. 27)
  6. Shingeki No Kyojin: Attack On Titan (Vol. 28)
  7. Shingeki No Kyojin: Attack On Titan (Vol. 29)
  8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol. 17)
  9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba  (Vol. 16)
  10. Kingdom (Vol. 53)
  11. Kingdom (Vol. 54)

 

 

The complete top-selling list here.

 

 

Best selling light novel in Japan by Volume (2019):

 

  1. Weathering With You: Tenki No Ko
  2. Sword Art Online 21 Unital Ring Ⅰ
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Shiawase no Hana
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kataha no Chō
  5. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 13
  6. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 14
  7. Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
  8. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 15
  9. Sword Art Online 22
  10. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 14

 

 

The complete top-selling list here.

 

Best selling light novel in Japan by Series (2019):

 

  1. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  2. Weathering With You: Tenki No Ko
  3. Sword Art Online
  4. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World
  5. Seishun Buta Yaro (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
  6. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
  7. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  8. The Irregular at Magic High School
  9. Classroom of the Elite
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kataha no Chō

 

 

 

 

The complete top-selling list here.

 

 

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Which Manga are you watching now? Let me know right now in the comments below!