Top 20 Manga Series in 2012 Based on Sales

Posted by Dawn Bryant
Tags: Bleach, Information, Naruto, One Piece

Japanese statistics company Oricon has revealed the best selling manga series of 2012! Between the period of November 21, 2011 and November 18, 2012, they reveal One Piece is the number one selling manga series, with an estimated 23,464,866 copies sold. Naruto comes in at third with 6,495,240 in estimated sales, while Bleach is in 12th with 2,974,750.

Below are the top 20 manga series in 2012 based on sales in Japan.

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Rank Estimated
Copies Sold
Title Publisher
Creator
1 23,464,866 One Piece Shueisha
Eiichiro Oda
2 8,070,446 Kuroko’s Basketball Shueisha
Tadatoshi Fujimaki
3 6,495,240 Naruto Shueisha
Masashi Kishimoto
4 5,413,899 Space Brothers (Uchu Kyodai) Kodansha
Chuya Koyama
5 4,128,665 Fairy Tail Kodansha
Hiro Mashima
6 4,039,715 Kimi ni Todoke Shueisha
Karuho Shiina
7 3,603,710 Silver Spoon Shogakukan
Hiromu Arakawa
8 3,439,839 Hunter X Hunter Shueisha
Yoshihiro Togashi
9 3,437,182 Magi Shogakukan
Shinobu Ohtaka
10 3,211,191 Bakuman. Shueisha
Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
11 3,005,339 Toriko Shueisha
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
12 2,974,750 Bleach Shueisha
Tite Kubo
13 2,850,072 Gintama Shueisha
Hideaki Sorachi
14 2,786,109 Sket Dance Shueisha
Kenta Shinohara
15 2,682,504 Attack on Titan Kodansha
Hajime Isayama
16 2,481,385 Chihayafuru Kodansha
Yuki Suetsugu
17 2,430,572 Detective Conan (Case Closed) Shogakukan
Gosho Aoyama
18 2,262,565 Blue Exorcist Shueisha
Kazue Kato
19 2,231,198 Thermae Romae Enterbrain
Mari Yamazaki
20 2,153,552 Inu × Boku SS Square Enix
Cocoa Fujiwara

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Source: Oricon via ANN