One Piece keeps beating records; volume 65 will be printed 4 millon times

One Piece volume 65 will be released in Japan on February 3rd; 4 million volumes will go on sale beating the previous record of 3.8 million volumes, also held by another One Piece volume. If you do the math that means that around 3% of the Japanese population is reading One Piece at the moment, most likely even more.

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One Piece volume 65 cover. The volume will be released at the end of this week

Selling more than a million volumes is considered a huge success for a manga in Japan. There are not many manga series that can achieve such a feat: Nodame Cantabile, Bleach, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist and Kimi no Todoke.

Regarding total volume sales since the beginning of a manga series, One Piece is the number 1 manga series in the historical ranking having sold 250 million volumes in Japan, followed by Kochi no kame and Dragon Ball both having sold nearly 200 volumes.

1 Comment
  • Felneymike

    February 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    LOL. The most “runaway success” comics in Britain ever sold just over 1 million copies. Mind you said copy was only on sale for a week… and one of them was in 1950 when the population was smaller XD. Today a comic would be “doing amazingly well” if it sold 100,000 copies of an issue. I need to write some sort of angry tabloid berating the British people for letting this artform and once ‘huge’ part of our culture slide so badly. Oh wait I was doing that and left it half finished XD