Here are the 20 most popular manga


Confirmed: Pirates beat assassins

Last week on a post about the Attack on Titan manga reaching 30 million volumes sold, I wondered what the numbers were for other popular series. Several days later, Mangazenken posts which are the top 20 manga series based on their publication numbers. Coincidence? Yeah, most definitely. However, still fortuitous in the pursuit of strange knowledge.

According to that list, the most popular manga series is none other than One Piece, the long running shonen series about awesome pirates. Eiichiro Oda's cash cow has published 300 million copies of manga. That's insane on so many levels. Following the pirates is the most famous of stoic assassins, Golgo 13. He's put away 200 million copies of manga. For the rest of the list, hit the jump to see what else is on the list.

What surprised me here is the location of some of the bigger titles. Dragon Ball is fourth with 157 million, Naruto is in seventh place with 135 million and Bleach is 18th with 74.6 million. It's pretty neat to see just where the audiences flow. While there may be decent numbers in other series, it seems that everybody reads One Piece. Hey, that's alright in my book! Any of your favorites make it on the list?

[via Anime News Network]

1. One Piece - 300 Million

2. Golgo 13 - 200 Million

3. Black Jack - 176 Million

4. Dragon Ball - 157 Million

5. Kochikame - 155.3 Million

6. Detective Conan - 140 Million

7. Naruto - 135 Million

8. Oishinbo - 130 Million

9. Slam Dunk - 119 Million

10. Doraemon - 100 Million

10. Astro Boy - 100 Million

10. Touch - 100 Million

10. Fist of the North Star - 100 Million

14. Kindaichi Case Files - 90 Million

15. Sazae-san - 86 Million

16. Captain Tsubasa - 80 Million

17. Hajime no Ippo - 75.5 Million

18. Bleach - 74.6 Million

19. Sangokushi - 70 Million

19. Ruroni Kenshin - 70 Million

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