“#Tokyo Revengers Manga Punches Through 14.5 Million Copy Print Run”
Image via the official Tokyo Revengers website
After reporting the other day that the manga for Tokyo Revengers has sold gangbusters since the anime started airing, with Kodansha claiming that one volume was selling every 2.4 seconds, it was finally revealed that the manga series by Ken Wakui has had a decent 14.5 million copies printed (physically) and sold (digitally), up 4.5 million copies since the last milestone of 10 million copies on March 31.
Though Mantan Web notes that the series has sold 6 million copies since the anime started (up from their 8.5 million number), the official Twitter account for the manga series reported 10 million copies on March 31, just a few days before the anime started, and even celebrated with special illustration from the manga creator.
Though this doesn’t diminish the fact that in the last month and a half, Tokyo Revengers has sold more copies (including reprints of previous volumes) than some series do by year. For reference, KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR sold 4,096,492 million copies in 2019 and was the 9th highest-selling manga of that year in the Oricon charts.
According to Oricon, who tracks physical sales of media in Japan, Tokyo Revengers has stayed in the top manga selling charts, being the 9th highest-selling series in March, and jumped to 2nd place (and above Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) in April. The live-action film is scheduled to be released in Japan on July 10.
The TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Revengers is streamed on Crunchyroll every Saturday, who describes the series as such:
Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that’s reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had in his life that he dated in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he’s standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he’s about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow had gone back in time 12 years. Now that he’s back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life by saving his girlfriend and changing himself that he’d been running away from.
Source: Mantan Web
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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