I am pretty sure that you read a lot of manga, or watch a lot of anime, because if you don’t then you seriously need to start doing it ASAP! There are several amazing titles on sale right now featuring the characters and story lines that will get you hooked from the beginning chapters. The manga culture has spread all around the world, and not just in Japan, as people all over the world enjoy this work of art and wait for their favorite manga series to get the latest chapter update.
In this article, we list down the best selling manga series of 2017 (the first half of the year). The survey was done by Oricon and it takes into account the copies that where sold between November 21, 2016 to May 21, 2017.
15. P to JK (1,000,886 Copies Sold)
Kako is a 16-year old high school girl who goes to a mixer pretending to be a 22-year old. There she meets Kouta, who seems intimidating at first, but later saves her from an awkward situation. They both get interested and want to know more about each other, until Kouta learns that Kako is just 16-year old.
14. March Comes in Like a Lion (1,090,487 Copies Sold)
The story revolves around Rei, a 17-year old shogi player, who lives all alone and does not go to school. He is acquainted with a family of a young woman, two young girls and several cats.
13. Fairy Tail (1,204,705 Copies Sold)
The manga series revolves around the exploits of Natsu Dragneel, and his guild Fairy Tail, who is looking for his foster father – the Fire Dragon Igneel. Natsu, a fire mage joins hands with Lucy Heartfilia, a celestial mage along with Grey Fullbuster and Erza Scarlet to go on missions and save the world from the dark forces.
12. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (1,357,012 Copies Sold)
Aladdin is a boy, who after being trapped in a room, sets out to explore the world along with his best friend, a flute with a Djinn in it named Ugo. Soon enough, he discovers that he is “Magi”, a magician who chooses kings that follow he righteous path and keep the balance of the world in check.
11. Ao No Exorcist (1,366,004 Copies Sold)
Ao No Exorcist (or Blue Exorcist) is the story of Rin Okumura whose life is transformed when he learns that he is the son of the demon lord Satan, the demonic ruler of Gehenna. After his foster father is possessed and killer by Satan, he vows to become an exorcist and join the knights of the True Cross in order to take revenge on the demon lord.
10. Shokugeki no Soma (1,469,092 Copies Sold)
Fifteen year old Souma Yukihira has helped his father in his restaurant ever since he was a child and only dreams about becoming the head chef of the restaurant someday. However, when his father suddenly decides to close the restaurant, he sends Souma to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite school famous for its “Shokugeki” or “food wars” and where only 10 percent of the students graduate.
9. Detective Conan (1,653,403 Copies Sold)
Kuduo Shinchi is a 17-year old high school detective, who is famous as “Modern Sherlock Holmes”. One day, after a date with his childhood sweetheart, he witnesses an illegal trade going on and is caught off his guard. He’s knocked unconscious and then administered a drug that’s supposed to kill him, but he wakes up as a 7-year old boy. Now, he must track down the men who did this to him and figure out a way to live like this!
8. The Seven Deadly Sins (1,881,062 Copies Sold)
The “Seven Deadly Sins” were a group of evil knights who were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights of the kingdom of Britannia, although some claimed otherwise. 10 years later, the Holy Knights stages a coup d’état to capture the king and become the tyrannical ruler of the kingdom forcing the Elizabeth, the king’s third daughter, to set out to find the “Seven Deadly Sins” and enlist their help to take the kingdom back.
7. One Punch Man (1,982,356 Copies Sold)
The story revolves around an ordinary guy Saitama, who after rigorously training for 3 years, has gained immeasurable amount of strength that allows him to take down monsters with just one punch. He decides to put his strength to use and becomes a hero but is soon bored out of his senses as there are no monsters strong enough to challenge him.
6. My Hero Academia (2,097,088 Copies Sold)
Izuki Midoriya lives in a world where 80-percent of the population wields superpowers known as quirks. His dreams of becoming a hero one day are shattered when he learns that he was born “quirkless”. However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero, All Might, who chooses him as his successor and inheritor of his power and trains him to become the strongest hero in the world.
5. Tokyo Ghoul:re (2,154,752 Copies Sold)
2 years have passed since the raid of CCG on Anteiku and the ghouls have acknowledged the growing threat CCG poses to their existence. In the midst of this, a special team is formed known as the “Quinx Squad” consisting of humans who have undergone surgeries in order to gain special abilities to combat the ghouls and eradicate the monsters that lurk in the streets. The leader of this squad is Haise Sasaki – a half ghoul, half human – and there’s more to this man than meets the eye.
4. Haikyuu!! (3,086,097 Copies Sold)
Haikyuu!! is a story of Shouyou Hinata, a small statured boy who wants to follow in the footsteps of the “Little Giant”, who overcomes all the problems faced by guys with short heights in the game of volleyball and becomes one of the best players.
3. Kingdom (3,244,618 Copies Sold)
Xin Li and Piao are two youngsters who dream of becoming the Great Generals despite their background as orphaned slaves. One day, they both part ways promising each other to become the greatest generals in the world; but after a coup d’état occurs in the palace, Xin meets a dying Piao whose last words spring him into action and lead him to meet the young and soon-to-be-king of Qin, Zheng Ying. Against the constant battle of the states and political unrest, the two endeavor towards achieving their goals!
2. Attack on Titan (3,974,437 Copies Sold)
Shingeki no Kyojin (or, Attack on Titan) is set in a world where horrifying creatures appeared hundreds of years ago. These mindless giants, called “Titans”, proved to be a threat to the human existence as most of the mankind was wiped out. The remaining mankind was forced to barricade themselves within large walls to save themselves from these Titans. The people are living peacefully within the walls as there haven’t been any Titans sighting within the last few years, but all that changes as one day a massive Titan appears and breaks down the wall. The story revolves around Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlett as they join forces to fight against these titans and wipe them out completely.
1. One Piece (5,969,851 Copies Sold)
One of the longest running and most popular manga series of all time, One Piece, revolves around the exploits of the Strawhat Pirates and its captain, Monkey D. Luffy. 22 years ago, Gol D. Roger, the man known as the “Pirate King”, confirmed the existence of the greatest treasure, One Piece, which is located somewhere in the Grand Line just before his execution and now, the young man named Monkey D. Luffy embarkes on a journey to find that treasure and become the Pirate King himself.
These were the best selling manga series of 2017 (so far)! So, did your favorite manga made it to the list? Let us know in the comments below.