Top Selling Manga of 2023 in North America Revealed

Manga sales in North America are on the rise, paralleling the growth of the anime industry in recent years. The coronavirus pandemic spurred a surge in manga and anime consumption among fans in quarantine, with numbers continuing to climb even after the initial spike. A recent report unveils the top-selling manga series in North America for 2023.

Although North American manga sales are increasing, they still lag behind Japan’s robust market. In 2023, Japan’s top-selling manga was Blue Lock, exceeding ten and a half million copies sold, with Jujutsu Kaisen and One Piece following closely behind.

However, the top-selling manga in North America differs significantly from Japan, with Blue Lock absent from the top five rankings.

Demon Slayer Season 4 (Credits: Ufotable)

In North America, Demon Slayer reclaimed its position as the best-selling manga, outpacing even perennial favorite One Piece. The rankings for 2023 were as follows:

1. Demon Slayer – 2,050,000
2. One Piece – 1,900,000
3. Chainsaw Man – 1,235,000
4. Jujutsu Kaisen – 1,080,000
5. My Hero Academia – 900,000

Demon Slayer’s resurgence can be attributed to new readers discovering the series, with its first volume emerging as the top-selling individual volume in North America. Meanwhile, One Piece’s enduring popularity, coupled with its extensive volume count, contributed to its strong sales performance.