The week between August 1 and August 7 is filled with big names, particularly those from Shueisha with One Piece and a few of its other related titles being placed on the Top 20, taking four out of the twenty spots. The list starts off with the release of One Piece Volume 103 in its first 4 days which based on its recent performance should net it around 1.1 million to 1.2 million copies in sales. Prior to this, the series witnessed a strong turnout of 1.3 million and 1.2 million copies each for Volumes 93 and 98, however, considering the decline trend that it has been experiencing, it is very likely that copies sold will not be as high as the aforementioned volumes, though the events that occur in the latest volume may prove otherwise. One Piece is being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine and it recently hit another publication record with 416,566,000 copies in circulation, being the most published comic series by a single author (Source: Natalie). It sees 410 million copies being circulated within Japan whereas the remaining 100 million plus has been circulated outside of the nation. More information about One Piece can be obtained via its official website right here and for its Manga chapters, you can check them out here for free in Japanese or through Manga Plus, available in six different languages. To commemorate the release of Volume 103, a short video was released on its official Youtube channel of which you can watch below, so do check it out!
Continuing on with One Piece, its other related titles on the week’s chart include the One Piece: Episode A series with both Volumes 1 and 2 at Number 4 and 6, a work that was drawn by Boichi, the original artist of Dr. Stone. You can actually read the first chapter of it right here in Japanese through Shounen Jump+. Then, at Number 8 is Shokugeki no Sanji taking the 8th spot on the list, a one-shot title that was written by the creators of Shokugeki no Souma to celebrate One Piece’s 21st anniversary. For this particular work, you can read its first chapter in Japanese for free right here.
One Piece: Episode A’s 1st chapter colour spread page
Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 20 makes a double appearance with both its Regular and Special Editions making it onto the chart with the Regular Edition sitting behind One Piece Volume 3 at Number 2 whereas the Special Edition which comes with twenty pins is placed 18th on the list, both in their first 4 days. Copies sold continue to stay strong for its volumes after the broadcast of its Anime, but have slowed down quite a bit after the strong performances recorded for Volumes 15 and 16 which sold 1,138,798 copies and 1,165,681 copies in just 4 days and 3 days respectively. Volumes 17 and 19 went on sales much longer when they were on the charts, but both had debut sales of 1,096,464 copies and 1,160,230 copies in their first 7 days. Nevertheless, the small bump in sales for Volume 19 over Volume 17 is certainly assuring. Will Volume 20 record an improvement over Volume 15’s 4 days of sales? That is quite hard to say based on its last three volumes performances since they were not as big as Volumes 15 and 16. That said, the potential to climb may not be as likely, and a slight drop from the performance of Volume 15 is more plausible. The series is serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump by Shueisha and has more than 70 million copies in circulation including digital (Source: AnimeAnime). More information about the work can be obtained here and its first chapter can be read for free right here in Japanese or you can read the chapters through Manga Plus, available in five different languages.. The work was adapted into a 24-episode TV Anime series by MAPPA in 2020 and a prequel film was released in December 2021. It is set to receive a follow up season in 2023, though the exact date is still unknown.
Dragon Ball Super is also here, placing 3rd with its 19th volume in its first 4 days which should allow it to observe roughly 55,000 copies sold and above if all goes well. It does not have any equivalent volumes that are in their first 4 days in the graph below with most volumes in their first 3 days. As for its trend, the 3-day sales of Volumes 14, 15 and 17 are indicating a fall. The sequel title to the hit series Dragon Ball is serialized in the V-Jump magazine by Shueisha with some of its chapters available for reading right here in Japanese for free. You can also check it out on Manga Plus for free in both English and Spanish. The series was also adapted into a TV Anime series by Toei Animation that aired between July 2015 and March 2018.
Dandadan makes an appearance on the week’s list with its latest and 6th volume at Number 5 in its first 4 days with copies expected to stabilise at around 60,000 copies sold based on its latest trend. With more than 1.2 million copies in circulation (Source: Yahoo), the work by Yukinobu Tatsu is serialized in the Shounen Jump+ magazine of which some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. Better yet, all of its chapters are out for free on Manga Plus in three different languages for you to read here so do check them out. In August 2021, Shuiesha released a video of an interview with the creator talking about the drawing of the series, “Monsters clashing with monsters, I thought that would be really cool and nice,” as he said of which you can watch below!
Next at Number 7 is Ao no Hako Volume 6 in its first 4 days which should see it doing slightly better than Volumes 4 and 5 that sold 42,934 copies and 40,659 copies each in their first 3 days. Serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine by Shueisha, the series has more than 1.3 million copies in circulation according to its latest volume cover. You can obtain more information about the work via its official web page here and read the first Manga chapter in Japanese for free right here. It is also available on Manga Plus in English and Spanish. To promote its latest volume, Shueisha released three videos with the first one titled “Sorezore no Natsu” or “Their respective summers” of which you can watch below. The other two videos are made specifically for the main characters Chinatsu and Hina, so do check them all out!
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Sakamoto Days can be found at Number 9 with its 8th volume in its first 4 days, which if all goes well should be able to push out almost 40,000 copies in sales. The last time a volume of the series was at 4 days of sales was for Volume 4 which sold 25,357 copies back in November 2021. Seeing its trend is moving upward, we can expect more than that. The series by Yuuto Suzuki is serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine with more than 1.7 million copies in circulation according to its official Twitter account. You can read some of its chapters for free in Japanese right here or head down to Manga Plus and read all of its chapters for free in four different languages. A short video was also released by Shuiesha on August 3 to promote the latest volume of which you can watch below.
At Number 11 is Grand Blue Volume 19 in its first 3 days with an expected sales of around 70,000 copies or more can be reached if all goes well. The series did experience a slight drop of sales between Volumes 13 and 15, however, the 3-day sales recovered for Volume 16 by 19.18% over Volume 16. The Kodansha title by the duo, Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka is serialized in good! Afternoon where more information about it can be obtained here. You can also read the first few chapters for free in Japanese via Comic Days or check out the preview of Volume 1 in English via Kodansha Comics right here. According to an announcement by Kodansha in March this year, the series has reached 7 million copies in circulation. The work was also adapted into a 12-episode TV Anime series by Zero-G in 2018 and a live-action film was released in 2020 starring Ryo Ryusei and Yuki Yoda.
Right below at Number 12 is Kinnikuman Volume 79 making its debut with 4 days of sales with sales are predicted to hit close to 60,000 copies sold based on its 71st volume performance. The Manga has been serialized since May of 1979 and can be found via ShuuPlay News with more information about it can be found here through its official web page. It was also adapted into a TV Anime series in 1983 by Toei Animation. As of July 2021, the series has surpassed 77 million copies in circulation (Source: Renote).
The Fable: The Second Contact Volume 4 makes its debut at Number 13 on the list in its first 3 days and may see around 50,000 copies sold based on its previous volume performance. In May this year, Volume 3 sold 51,120 copies in its first 3 days. The Fable: The Second Contact is a sequel to the 2014 Manga series, The Fable and is now being serialized in the Weekly Young Magazine by Kodansha of which some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. Kekkai Sensen: Back 2 Back Volume 10 is 14th in its first 4 days and was last seen for Volume 8 which sold 47,868 copies back in September 2020 in its first 3 days. Volume 9 unfortunately failed to chart in its debut week. The work is serialized in Jump SQ.19 with more information about the work can be obtained right here via its official page. Not to forget, Getsuyoubi no Tawawa Volume 5 at Number 16 in its first week and is expected to sell approximately 40,000 copies if all goes well. The work is serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine of which some of its chapters can be read for free right here in Japanese. It was also adapted into an Anime series by studio Pine Jam, initially in 2016 with the follow up season happening in September of 2021. As of its latest volume, the series has surpassed 1 million copies in print.
At Number 17 is Yuukoku no Moriarty Volume 18 in its first 4 days and it is predicted to sell around 40,000 copies sold or more if all goes well based on its latest track record. The work is serialized in Jump SQ. with more information about it can be found right here via its official web page. Note, you can also read the Manga first chapter there by clicking on the 第1話. It was adapted into a 2-cour TV Anime series with the first cour taking place in October of 2020 and the other in April of 2021. It recently received a 2-episode OVA in April this year. As of its latest volume, the series has passed 6 million copies in circulation.
Finally, we have Nige Jouzu no Wakagimi near the edge of the list at Number 19 with its 7th volume in its first 4 days with copies sold expected to reach more than 40,000 copies sold based on its Volume 3 performance which sold 41,251 copies in its first 4 days back in November last year. The work is serialized in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine with more information about it can be found here via its official web page. You can read its first Manga chapter for free in Japanese right here or check out some of its chapters for free in four different languages on Manga Plus. As of its 6th volume, printed circulation has passed 1 million copies according to its official Twitter account.
1. One Piece Vol. 103