Manga stories often revolve around a fantasy world with superhero characters. But it is not uncommon for manga to talk about life in general such as school life, love stories, adventures, and so on. Launching from CBR , the manga style that exists today has been developing since about 70 years ago. Until now thousands of manga have been made with various genres and themes.
Here are the 10 most successful manga with the most sales:
1. One Piece
The most successful manga category with the most sales fell on One Piece. One Piece manga has at least sold more than 480 million copies which makes it the most successful manga ever. One Piece is the work of Eiichiro Oda who started the series in early 1997, and the One Piece manga series is still continuing.
Eiichiro Oda expects One Piece to end in 2025. This manga also managed to collect 11.3 billion US dollars from the production of manga, anime , games and merchandise. Luffy who seeks to become the next Pirate King. Luffy and his friends sailed to find the “One Piece” treasure.
2. Golgo 13
Takao Saito’s Golgo 13 is one of the oldest and longest-running manga still being published. It is also the only Seinen manga featured in the top sales. It has the highest number of publication volumes and has sold over 280 million copies. This manga focuses on the adventures of Golgo 13 or Duke Togo. Togo is a mysterious professional assassin who uses a special M16 rifle to run his business. The story of how Togo gets his job done is fun and varied.
3. Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball is a series by Akira Toriyama. The manga ran in 42 volumes released between 1984 and 1995 and has sold over 260 million copies. This manga was originally adapted into two anime series, but even now it continues to inspire new adaptations. The original Dragon Ball manga is also touted as the manga that has successfully inspired many other famous mangaka. Dragon Ball tells the story of Son Goku who adventures to find the Dragon Ball.
Naruto is one of the most popular manga with original manga adapted into spin-offs, sequels to the all-popular form of anime, manga and light novels. The original Naruto manga was first made by Masashi Kishimoto in 1999 and had been in attendance for 15 years before finally ending in 2014. Since its inception Naruto has sold more than 250 million volumes. Naruto story revolves around Naruto Uzumaki when he was a pre-teen and teenager. This story tells how Naruto’s life is in pursuing his dream of becoming Hokage, the leader of the village of Konoha.
5. Detective Conan
Detective Conan adalah manga Shonen buatan Gosho Aoyama. Launching from Gramedia , Manga Shonen is a manga aimed at boys aged 10-18 years. Since its inception in 1994, Detective Conan has published over 99 volumes and sold more than 230 million copies.
This manga revolves around Shinichi Kudo, a smart detective who is then transformed by a criminal gang into the body of a child. Throughout the story Kudo helps solve the case of detective Kogoro Mouri who is the father of his lover while trying to find the people who made his body shrink.
6. Black Jack
Black Jack is a manga by Osamu Tezuka. The manga only published 25 volumes over 10 years but is still one of the best-selling manga of all time with over 176 million volumes sold. This manga doesn’t have an overarching plot like most other mangas. This manga actually contains a lot of short stories with their respective plots.
The stories of this manga are about Doctor Black Jack who is a surgeon who doesn’t actually have a medical license but he still continues to help treat people. The story revolves around how Black Jack cures various mysterious or dangerous medical cases.
Doraemon was created by Fujiko F Fujio and published from 1969 to 1996. This series became a popular manga since it was first released and often won awards. The manga is also considered by many to be an icon of Japanese culture. Doraemon’s story is about a robotic cat from the future who travels back in time to help Nobita.