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This page provides lists of best-selling manga series to date. This list is limited to Japanese manga and does not include manhwa, manhua or original English-language manga. The series are listed according to the highest sales estimate of their collected tankōbon volumes as reported in reliable sources.

Currently ongoing series are highlighted in green, and all series are listed in their English official titles when available. Sources that provide the number of copies a series has in circulation/print, rather than actually sold are denoted by a "†".

At least 100 million copies

Manga series Author(s) Publisher Demographic No. of collected
volumes
Serialized Approximate sales
One Piece Eiichiro Oda Shueisha Shōnen 82 1997–present 380 million†[1]
Golgo 13 Takao Saito Shogakukan Seinen 177 1969–present 280 million[2]
Dragon Ball Akira Toriyama Shueisha Shōnen 42 1984–1995 230 million[3]
Naruto Masashi Kishimoto Shueisha Shōnen 72 1999–2014 220 million[4]
Black Jack Osamu Tezuka Akita Shoten Shōnen 17 1973–1983 176 million†[5]
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo Osamu Akimoto Shueisha Shōnen 198 1976–present 156.5 million†[6]
Case Closed Gosho Aoyama Shogakukan Shōnen 86 1994–present 150 million[7]
Oishinbo Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki Shogakukan Seinen 111 1983–present 130 million[8]
Slam Dunk Takehiko Inoue Shueisha Shōnen 31 1990–1996 120 million[9]
Astro Boy Osamu Tezuka Kobunsha Shōnen 23 1952–1968 100 million[10]
Doraemon Fujiko Fujio Shogakukan Children 45 1969–1996 100 million[11]
Fist of the North Star Buronson and Tetsuo Hara Shueisha Shōnen 27 1983–1988 100 million[12]
Touch Mitsuru Adachi Shogakukan Shōnen 26 1981–1986 100 million[13]

Between 50 million and 100 million copies

Manga series Author(s) Publisher Demographic No. of collected
volumes
Serialized Approximate sales
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Hirohiko Araki Shueisha Shōnen/Seinen 116 1986–present 95 million†[14]
Hajime no Ippo George Morikawa Kodansha Shōnen 113 1989–present 94 million[15]
Kindaichi Case Files Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Satō Kodansha Shōnen 70 1992–present 90 million[16]
Sazae-san Machiko Hasegawa Kodansha Josei 45 1946–1974 86 million[17]
Bleach Tite Kubo Shueisha Shōnen 73 2001–present 82 million[9]
Captain Tsubasa Yōichi Takahashi Shueisha Shōnen 92 1981–present 82 million†[note 1][6]
Vagabond Takehiko Inoue Kodansha Seinen 37 1998–present 82 million[18]
Kinnikuman Yudetamago Shueisha Shōnen/Seinen 51 1979–present 70 million†[19]
Rurouni Kenshin Nobuhiro Watsuki Shueisha Shōnen 28 1994–1999 70 million†[5]
Sangokushi Mitsuteru Yokoyama Ushio Shuppansha Shōnen 60 1971–1986 70 million[20]
Hunter × Hunter Yoshihiro Togashi Shueisha Shōnen 33 1998–present 66 million[9]
Fullmetal Alchemist Hiromu Arakawa Enix (2001-2003)
Square Enix (2003-2010)
Shōnen 27 2001–2010 64 million[21]
Boys Over Flowers Yoko Kamio Shueisha Shōjo 37 1992–2003 61 million†[22]
Baki the Grappler Keisuke Itagaki Akita Shoten Shōnen 121 1991–present 60 million[note 2][23]
Rokudenashi Blues Masanori Morita Shueisha Shōnen 42 1988–1997 60 million[24]
Shoot! Tsukasa Ooshima Kodansha Shōnen 33 1990–2003 60 million[25]
Bad Boys Hiroshi Tanaka Shōnen Gahōsha Shōnen 22 1988–1996 55 million†[6]
H2 Mitsuru Adachi Shogakukan Shōnen 34 1992–1999 55 million[25]
Major Takuya Mitsuda Shogakukan Shōnen 78 1994–2010 53 million†[26]
Minami no Teiō Dai Tennōji and Rikiya Gō Nihon Bungeisha Shōnen 130 1992–present 53 million[27]
Ranma ½ Rumiko Takahashi Shogakukan Shōnen 38 1987–1996 53 million†[6]
Attack on Titan Hajime Isayama Kodansha Shōnen 19 2009–present 52.5 million†[28]
The Prince of Tennis Takeshi Konomi Shueisha Shōnen 42 1999–2008 51 million[29]
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Riku Sanjo, Yuji Horii and Koji Inada Shueisha Shōnen 37 1989–1996 50 million[25]
Gin Tama Hideaki Sorachi Shueisha Shōnen 63 2003–present 50 million[30]
Glass Mask Suzue Miuchi Hakusensha Shōjo 49 1976–present 50 million[31]
Great Teacher Onizuka Tooru Fujisawa Kodansha Shōnen 25 1997–2002 50 million[32]
Rookies Masanori Morita Shueisha Shōnen 24 1998–2003 50 million[33]
YuYu Hakusho Yoshihiro Togashi Shueisha Shōnen 19 1990–1994 50 million[9]

Between 30 million and 50 million copies

Manga series Author(s) Publisher Demographic No. of collected
volumes
Serialized Approximate sales
Dokaben Shinji Mizushima Akita Shoten Shōnen 48 1972–1981 48 million†[6]
Initial D Shuichi Shigeno Kodansha Seinen 48 1995–2013 48 million[34]
Crows Hiroshi Takahashi Akita Shoten Shōnen 26 1990–1998 46 million[35]
Inuyasha Rumiko Takahashi Shogakukan Shōnen 56 1998–2008 45 million[36]
Shizukanaru Don – Yakuza Side Story Tatsuo Nitta Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha Seinen 108 1988–2013 44 million[18]
Nana Ai Yazawa Shueisha Shoujo 21 2000–2009 (on hiatus) 43 million[37]
Crayon Shin-chan Yoshito Usui Futabasha Seinen 50 1990–2010 43 million[25]
Be-Bop High School Kazuhiro Kiuchi Kodansha Seinen 48 1983–2003 40 million[38]
City Hunter Tsukasa Hojo Shueisha Shōnen 35 1985–1991 40 million[39]
Kachō Kōsaku Shima Kenshi Hirokane Kodansha Seinen 83 1983–present 40 million[note 3][40]
Cobra Buichi Terasawa Shueisha Shōnen 18 1978–1984 40 million[41]
Kyō Kara Ore Wa!! Hiroyuki Nishimori Shogakukan Shōnen 38 1988–1997 40 million[42]
Tsurikichi Sanpei Takao Yaguchi Kodansha Shōnen 65 1973–1983 40 million[43]
Berserk Kentaro Miura Hakusensha Seinen 37 1990–present 40 million†[44]
Yu-Gi-Oh! Kazuki Takahashi Shueisha Shōnen 38 1996–2004 40 million†[6]
Nodame Cantabile Tomoko Ninomiya Kodansha Josei 23 2001–2009 37 million†[45]
20th Century Boys Naoki Urasawa Shogakukan Seinen 22 1999–2006 36 million†[6]
Cooking Papa Tochi Ueyama Kodansha Seinen 132 1985–present 36 million[46]
Crest of the Royal Family Chieko Hosokawa Akita Shoten Shōjo 59 1976–present 36 million[25]
Dr. Slump Akira Toriyama Shueisha Shōnen 18 1980–1984 35 million†[47]
Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Kodansha Shōjo 18 1991–1997 35 million[48]
Saint Seiya Masami Kurumada Shueisha Shōnen 28 1986–1990 34 million[49]
3×3 Eyes Yuzo Takada Kodansha Seinen 40 1987–2002 33 million†[50]
Chibi Maruko-chan Momoko Sakura Shueisha Shōjo 16 1986–2009 32 million†[51]
Bastard‼ Kazushi Hagiwara Shueisha Shōnen/Seinen 27 1988–present 30 million†[47]
Chameleon Atsushi Kase Kodansha Shōnen 47 1990–1999 30 million[52]
Death Note Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata Shueisha Shōnen 12 2003–2006 30 million†[53]
Gaki Deka Tatsuhiko Yamagami Akita Shoten Shōnen 26 1974–1980 30 million[54]
Jarinko Chie Etsumi Haruki Futabasha Seinen 67 1978–1997 30 million†[6]
Salaryman Kintarō Hiroshi Motomiya Shueisha Seinen 30 1994–2002 30 million[55]
Shura no Mon Masatoshi Kawahara Kodansha Shōnen 31 1987–1996 30 million†[56]
Urusei Yatsura Rumiko Takahashi Shogakukan Shōnen 34 1978–1987 30 million†[6]
Kuroko's Basketball Tadatoshi Fujimaki Shueisha Shōnen 30 2008–2014 30 million†[57]
Ushio and Tora Kazuhiro Fujita Shogakukan Shōnen 33 1990–1996 30 million†[58]

Between 20 million and 30 million copies

Manga series Author(s) Publisher Demographic No. of collected
volumes
Serialized Approximate sales
Hayate Densetsu Tokkō no Taku Hiroto Saki and Jūzō Tokoro Kodansha Shōnen 27 1991–1997 29 million†[6]
Tokimeki Tonight Koi Ikeno Shueisha Shōjo 30 1982–1994 28 million†[6]
Worst Hiroshi Takahashi Akita Shoten Shōnen 31 2002–2013 28 million[59]
Itazura na Kiss Kaoru Tada Shueisha Shōjo 23 1990–1999 27 million†[6]
Yūkan Club Yukari Ichijo Shueisha Shōjo 19 1982–2002 27 million[25]
Asari-chan Mayumi Muroyama Shogakukan Shōjo 100 1978–2014 26.5 million†[60]
Reborn! Akira Amano Shueisha Shōnen 42 2004–2012 26.5 million[61]
Baribari Legend Shuichi Shigeno Kodansha Shōnen 38 1983–1991 26 million†[6]
Sakigake!! Otokojuku Akira Miyashita Shueisha Shōnen 34 1985–1991 26 million†[47]
Shaman King Hiroyuki Takei Shueisha Shōnen 32 1998–2004 26 million[62]
Angel Heart Tsukasa Hojo Shinchosha (first series)
Tokuma Shoten (second series)
Seinen 45 2001–present 25 million†[note 4][6]
Boys Be... Masahiro Itabashi and Hiroyuki Tamakoshi Kodansha Shōnen 32 1991–1997 25 million†[6]
Fairy Tail Hiro Mashima Kodansha Shōnen 54 2006–present 25 million[63]
Hikaru no Go Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata Shueisha Shōnen 23 1998–2003 25 million[64]
Maison Ikkoku Rumiko Takahashi Shogakukan Seinen 15 1980–1987 25 million[65]
Miyuki Mitsuru Adachi Shogakukan Shōnen 12 1980–1984 25 million[66]
Seito Shokun! Yoko Shoji Kodansha Shōjo 65 1977–present 25 million[note 5][67]
Tsuribaka Nisshi Jūzō Yamasaki and Kenichi Kitami Shogakukan Seinen 91 1979–present 25 million[68]
Futari Ecchi Katsu Aki Hakusensha Seinen 64 1997–present 24 million[69]
Ace of Diamond Yuji Terajima Kodansha Shōnen 47 2006–2015 23 million[70]
Neon Genesis Evangelion Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Kadokawa Shoten Shōnen 14 1994–2013 23 million[71]
Abu-san Shinji Mizushima Shogakukan Seinen 107 1973–2014 22 million[72]
Patalliro! Mineo Maya Hakusensha Shōjo 94 1979–present 22 million†[60]
Zatch Bell! Makoto Raiku Shogakukan Shōnen 33 2001–2007 22 million[73]
Dōbutsu no Oisha-san Noriko Sasaki Hakusensha Shōnen 12 1987–1993 21.6 million†[6]
Eyeshield 21 Riichiro Inagaki and Yusuke Murata Shueisha Shōnen 37 2002–2009 21.6 million†[6]
Ashita no Joe Ikki Kajiwara and Tetsuya Chiba Kodansha Shōnen 20 1968–1973 20 million[74]
Assassination Classroom Yūsei Matsui Shueisha Shōnen 19 2012–2016 20 million†[75]
Black Butler Yana Toboso Square Enix Shōnen 21 2006–present 20 million[21]
D.Gray-man Katsura Hoshino Shueisha Shōnen 24 2004–present 20 million†[6]
Gantz Hiroya Oku Shueisha Seinen 37 2000–2013 20 million[76]
Ginga Legend Weed Yoshihiro Takahashi Nihon Bungeisha Seinen 90 1999–present 20 million[note 6][77]
Hell Teacher Nūbē Shō Makura and Takeshi Okano Shueisha Shōnen 31 1993–1999 20 million†[47]
Kaiji Nobuyuki Fukumoto Kodansha Seinen 49 1996–2009 20 million[note 7][78]
Kimagure Orange Road Izumi Matsumoto Shueisha Shōnen 18 1984–1987 20 million†[47]
Kimi ni Todoke Karuho Shiina Shueisha Shōjo 23 2005–present 20 million†[79]
Kingdom Yasuhisa Hara Shueisha Seinen 41 2006–present 20 million†[80]
Monster Naoki Urasawa Shogakukan Seinen 18 1994–2001 20 million[81]
Negima! Magister Negi Magi Ken Akamatsu Kodansha Shōnen 38 2003–2012 20 million[82]
Oh My Goddess! Kōsuke Fujishima Kodansha Seinen 48 1988–2014 20 million[83]
The Rose of Versailles Riyoko Ikeda Shueisha Shōjo 10 1972–1973 20 million[25]
Sukeban Deka Shinji Wada Hakusensha Shōjo 22 1976–1982 20 million[84]
Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari Tatsuya Egawa Shogakukan Seinen 34 1992–2001 20 million[85]
Toriko Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro Shueisha Shōnen 38 2008–present 20 million†[86]
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Clamp Kodansha Shōnen 28 2003–2009 20 million[87]

See also

Notes

  1. Includes Captain Tsubasa and its sequel series; Captain Tsubasa: World Youth, Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002, Captain Tsubasa: Golden-23, Captain Tsubasa: Kaigai Gekito Hen, and Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun.
  2. Includes Grappler Baki's sequel series; Grappler Baki Gaiden, Baki, Baki Tokubetsu-hen Saga, Hanma Baki, Baki Gaiden: Scarface, Baki Gaiden: Kizudzura, and Baki Gaiden: Kenjin.
  3. Includes Kachō Kōsaku Shima's sequel series; Buchō Kōsaku Shima, Torishimariyaku Kōsaku Shima, Jōmu Kōsaku Shima, Senmu Kōsaku Shima, Shachō Kōsaku Shima, Young Kōsaku Shima, Kakarichō Kōsaku Shima, Kaichō Kōsaku Shima, and Gakusei Shima Kōsaku.
  4. Includes Angel Heart (published by Shinchosha) by and Angel Heart: 2nd Season (published by Tokuma Shoten).
  5. Includes Seito Shokun!'s sequel series Seito Shokun! Kyoshi-hen.
  6. Includes Ginga Legend Weed's sequel series Ginga Legend Weed: Orion.
  7. Includes Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji's sequel series; Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji, Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji, and Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Kazuya-Hen.

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