Demon Slayer volume 19 has proven its worth again by taking the number one spot in Oricon’s weekly sales chart. The volume was released on February 4, 2020, in Japan and sold over 1.3 million copies in its first week.

This is the third time a manga volume sales have exceeded 1 million copies in the first week. The first two being One Piece and Attack on Titans. But for Demon Slayer, it is the first volume to exceed one million copies sold in the first week of release.

Demon Slayer dominated the top 10

Aside from Demon Slayer volume 19, other volumes of the same manga made it to the top 10. Volume 11, 10, 9, 2, 1, 14, 3, 12, and 13 entered the TOP10 and monopolized the 1st to 10th places in the ranking. It recorded the first-ever monopoly in the first to tenth places in Oricon’s weekly ranking.

The ranking period was from February 3-9, 2020. The charts are compiled from data drawn from some 39,700 retail outlets (as of April 2011). They provide sales rankings of music CDs, DVDs, electronic games, manga, and other entertainment products.

Demon Slayer success

Demon Slayer is a dark fantasy manga created by Koyoharu Gotoge. It depicts the battle between Demon Slayer Corps and demons in a world where human-eating demons live. The popularity has soared in the wake of its TV animation adaptation in 2019.

With its increasing popularity and demand, a movie version of Demon Slayer’s second arc, Mugen Train has been decided to be released this year.

Aside from the success of the manga, the anime adaptation of the Demon Slayer manga also garnered its own honors. In 2019, Demon Slayer ranked number one as the most viewed anime in the Chinese online streaming platform, bilibili.

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I am a university teacher who can't get enough of anime and manga. My class' group names are based on my favorite characters, especially from One Piece. I read manga or watch anime every chance I have. I started reading manga just a few years back and I was hooked the first day. I usually follow fan pages and am consistently given a Top Fan Badge. I also love baking and cake decorating and trying to make anime-themed cake designs.

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