7 Best-Selling Manga of All Time

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One Piece - 500 Million Copies

‘One Piece’, written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, first published in 1997 in the Weekly Shōnen Jump (a manga magazine) is currently the most popular manga of all time with more than 500 million copies in worldwide circulation.

Gogol 13 - 300 Million Copies

One of the oldest manga, still in publication after 55 years, ‘Gogol 13’ by Takao Saito, is about a mysterious laconic assassin for hire often hunted by multiple intelligence agencies be it CIA, FBI or the US Military. The manga illustrated in the stylistic noir style and its action and mystery packed narrative has appealed to generations of readers with more than 300 million copies in circulation.  

Detective Conan - 270 Million Copies

Gosho Aoyama’s ‘Case Closed’ or ‘Detective Conan’ about the virtuoso high school detective who shrinks into an elementary school kid due to an experimental drug who fights the crime syndicate Black Organization has sold more than 270 million copies.

Dragon Ball Z - 300 Million Copies

Dragon Ball Z is one of the most loved anime and manga selling more than 300 million copies. Inspired by Hong Kong martial arts and Wuxia films, it is illustrated with beautifully designed action sequences and complex relationships between eccentric characters.

Naruto - 250 Million Copies

Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto is an epic manga that tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki a young ninja, it uses imagery from Japanese mythology, folk tales and tenets of Confucianism. It still enjoys immense popularity after being adapted to anime series, selling more than 250 million copies.

Doraemon - 250 Million Copies

A very famous children’s anime series now, the manga was first published in 1969. It has sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. The adventures of Nobita and Doraemon have been relatable to children dealing with the relentlessness of school for decades.

Slam Dunk - 170 Million Copies

Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk has sold around 170 million copies total, one of the most popular manga in the sports genre telling the story of a high school delinquent who joins the basketball team.  

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