Japan Top Weekly Manga Ranking: January 3, 2022 ~ January 9, 2022

Manga sales chart between January 3 and January 9 is still witnessing strong sales by Jujutsu Kaisen volumes, but the intensity has lessened compared to the week before. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 18 retains its Number 1 spot at 255,961 copies, bringing its lifetime sales (excluding the Limited Edition) to 1,421,958 copies sold. As for other past releases,  Tokyo Revengers Volume 25’s lifetime sales are at 869,682 copies, and Shuumatsu no Walküre Volume 13, which places 27th on the list, is at 275,388 copies.

The Top 10 list is occupied by mostly new releases that is led by the 24th volume of Dr. Stone which 6-day sales are at 131,933 copies. Copies sold have slowed down a little as since Volume 19 amid weaker sales by Volume 24 compared to Volume 22 which 5-day sales were at 135,352 copies. This is nevertheless, a lot better than most of its past volumes, particularly before Volume 18, of which sales were seemingly weaker, such as the 6-day sales for Volume 14 which were only at 93,505 copies sold.

Right after is Black Clover Volume 31 at 94,977 copies sold in its first 6 days. There are currently no direct comparisons to make with its other volumes, however, copies sold have steadily weakened. Note that Volumes 22 and 25 in particular had 3-day sales of above 80,000 copies. And its 2-day sales performance for Volume 23 was great, seeing 71,457 copies sold at the time. That said, the number of copies produced by its 31st volume is quite consistent with its previous volume, of which it made 113,418 copies sold in 7 days. 

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Things are also not looking so great for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The 16th volume of the series does a commendable job of getting 73,406 copies within its first 6 days, but copies sold were much stronger for its earlier volumes. In particular Volume 11 at 83,613 copies in its first 5 days. The title witnessed a small recovery between Volume 14 and 15, where 3-day sales had a small jump of 9.94% to 50,631 copies for Volume 15. It was earlier assumed that Volume 16 would have witnessed similar respite with its sales performance, but that did not happen. There is still a chance that next the volume could see a turnaround, so do keep a lookout!

Then, at Number 6 is Ao no Hako Volume 3 which 6-day sales is a slight improvement over Volume 2’s 7-day sales of 74,740 copies. Note that the title is currently being released in English by Viz Media via Manga Plus, so be sure to check it out right here!

MF Ghost Volume 13 is 7th for the week at 59,532 copies sold in its first 4 days. The performance of its 13th volume is a direct improvement of Volume 8 which 4-day sales were at 55,486 copies, however it is 5.20% weaker than Volume 11, which 4-day sales were at 62,799 copies. Looks like the Anime announcement has yet to make an impact on its sales, perhaps we will see some boost to its future volumes. If that does not happen, we will have to wait for the broadcast of its Anime to commence to see any changes to its Manga sales performance.

Head over to Number 9 and you will find the latest volume of Kinnikuman. The 77th volume did quite well to see 59,060 copies in its first 6 days, which could be a small improvement over the 7-day sales of Volume 76 which at the time saw 64,467 copies sold. Unfortunately, its previous volumes remain relatively stronger than its latest, especially those after Volume 73. For instance, Volume 70 had 66,820 copies sold in just 5 days while Volume 71 was 58,282 copies sold in 4 days.

Manga Weekly Top 10


1. Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 18 (↓48.62%)
by Gege Akutami
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: December 25, 2021
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 255,961
Link (JPN): Vol. 18
Link (ENG): Catalogue


2. Dr. Stone Vol. 24 (NEW)
by (Story) Riichiro Inagaki and (Art) Boichi
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: January 4, 2022
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 131,933
Link (JPN): Vol. 25
Link (ENG): Catalogue


3. Black Clover Vol. 31 (NEW)
by Yuuki Tabata
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: January 4, 2022
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 94,977
Link (JPN): Vol. 31
Link (ENG): Catalogue


4. Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 17 (↓5.00%)
by Gege Akutami
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: October 4, 2021
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 81,316
Link (JPN): Vol. 17


5. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Vol. 16 (NEW)
by (Story) Ukyou Kodachi and (Art) Mikio Ikemoto
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: January 4, 2022
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 73,406
Link (JPN): Vol. 16
Link (ENG): Catalogue


6. Ao no Hako Vol. 3 (NEW)
by Kouji Miura
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: January 4, 2022
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 73,171
Link (JPN): Vol. 3


7. MF Ghost Vol. 13 (NEW)
by Shuuichi Shigeno
Publisher: Kodansha
Release date: January 6, 2022
Price: 730 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 59,532
Link (JPN): Vol. 13


8. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Koutou Senmon Gakkou (↓2.77%)
by Gege Akutami
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: December 4, 2018
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 59,258
Link (JPN): Vol. 0
Link (ENG):
Vol. 0


9. Kinnikuman Vol. 77 (NEW)
by Yudetamago
Publisher: Shueisha
Release date: January 4, 2022
Price: 440 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 59,060
Link (JPN): Vol. 77


10. Tokyo Revengers Vol. 25 (↓37.42%)
by Ken Wakui
Publisher: Kodansha
Release date: December 17, 2021
Price: 480 yen
Estimated number of copies sold: 57,338
Link (JPN): Vol. 25
Link (ENG): Catalogue


As for the lower 11 to 30, Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Volume 25 leads the pack at 11th place with 55,076 copies sold in just 3 days! This is a direct improvement over Volume 23 which 3-day sales were at 51,467 copies sold. Note that ever since the release of its Anime adaptation, copies sold have been very strong for the series with numbers between 60,000 to 80,000 copies sold recorded for volumes that had 6 and 7 days on the charts. Do remember that it is slated to receive a 3rd Anime season on an unannounced date.

Then at Number 13 is Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi Volume 4 at a healthy 50,819 copies sold in 6 days, however this is lower than the 5-day sales made by its 2nd volume which had 53,483 copies sold in just 5 days. Viz Media is also having a simulpub release of the title in English through Manga Plus, so be sure to give it a try right here.

Another related title of Mairimashita! Iruma-kun, Makai no Shuyaku wa Wareware da! Volume 8 can be seen at Number 16 with 42,715 copies sold in just 3 days, however this is a downgrade from Volume 6’s 50,574 copies sold within the same number of days. The series performance has gradually become weaker since Volume 5, of which previous volumes did considerably better such as Volumes 2 and 3 that saw higher copies sold in their first 6 days than Volume 7.

And as expected, Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san would be on the list. This time would be for its 11th volume at 35,266 copies sold in just 3 days, a small improvement over Volume 10’s 33,310 copies sold. Sales were still slightly better for its prior volumes, in particular Volumes 6 to 8, all of which had 3 days of sales. 

There are several other notable new releases on the chart, first would be the debut volume of Kimetsu Gakuen! at 53,363 copies sold in its first 6 days, which is a spin-off title of the Kimetsu no Yaiba series. Ayakashi Triangle Volume 7 is 15th with 42,812 copies sold, and 3 spots below would be Shuumatsu no Harem Volume 14 at 41,196 copies, both at 6 days of sales. Of course, not to forget! Sakamoto Days Volume 5 which places 26th at 36,247 copies sold in its first 6 days.

Manga Weekly Top 11 – 30

Rank Status Title Copies Sold
11 NEW Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Vol. 25 55,076
12 NEW Kimetsu Gakuen! Vol. 1 53,363
13 NEW Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi Vol. 4 50,819
14   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 16 48,944
15 NEW Ayakashi Triangle Vol. 7 42,812
16 NEW Makai no Shuyaku wa Wareware da! Vol. 8 42,715
17   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 9 42,246
18 NEW Shuumatsu no Harem Vol. 14 41,196
19   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 10 40,768
20   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 11 40,177
21   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 12 39,731
22   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 8 39,591
23   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 13 39,364
24   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 15 39,072
25   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 14 38,981
26 NEW Sakamoto Days Vol. 5 36,247
27   Shuumatsu no Walküre Vol. 13 35,330
28 NEW Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san Vol. 11 35,266
29   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 1 34,609
30   Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 2 34,020

As for sales for the week, both Jujutsu Kaisen and Tokyo Revengers remain steadfast on their 1st and 2nd spots, though estimated sales are down for both. Sales are at 609.6 million yen (≈5.36 million USD) for Jujutsu Kaisen series while Tokyo Revengers are at 212.9 million yen (≈1.87 millions USD),  33.39% and 22.44% lower week-on-week.

Weekly Ranking by Series
(As of 3rd Week of January 2022)


1. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 18
Type: Manga
Total amount of sales during the period:
609.6 million yen (tax included)
548.64 million yen (without tax)


2. Tokyo Revengers
Tokyo Revengers Vol. 25
Type: Comic
Total amount of sales during the period:
212.9 million yen (tax included)
191.61 million yen (without tax)


3. Touken Ranbu
Musical “Touken Ranbu” Tokyo Shinkaku
Type: Anime
Total amount of sales during the period:
167.9 million yen (tax included)
151.11 million yen (without tax)


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Source: Oricon

Google Chart(s):
Dr. Stone
Black Clover
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
MF Ghost
Kinnikuman
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun
Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi
Makai no Shuyaku wa Wareware da!
Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san

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