The month of October has come to an end, and we have the list of the best selling manga series for the month of October 2022! Like many otakus expected, SPY x FAMILY is at the number one spot for the most copies sold after Volume 10 was released in the same month. The total number of SPY x FAMILY copies sold stands at a whopping 1,732,983 for October 2022!
As per Oricon, following SPY x FAMILY at the number one spot, we have Chainsaw Man at the second spot with 1,200,048 copies sold in the last month. Then we have My Hero Academia at the third spot with 886,274 copies sold, Blue Lock at the fourth spot with 644,525 copies sold, and One Piece at the fifth spot with a total of 517,648 copies sold.
These five titles make up the top 5 best-selling manga series in October 2022, but the list will have some changes once we have the data for November 2022!
We are not ending the article here because I am going to list down the top 20 best-selling manga series at the moment, along with the number of copies sold and the latest volumes released. So, let’s keep going!
20 Best Selling Manga Series Right Now!
1. SPY x Family (1,732,983 Copies Sold)
Tatsuya Endo’s SPY x FAMILY is one of the best selling manga series, with more than 25 million copies in circulation as of August 2022. With the release of volume 10 on October 4, 2022, it became the month’s bestseller after selling 1,732,983 copies. With that number, it takes the number one spot on this list.
SPY x FAMILY got a significant boost in sales after the anime adaptation was announced and even more after it started airing and became immensely popular within a short time.
Going by the sales figure so far, it won’t be surprising to see the title in the top 5 or even the top 3 of the highest-selling manga series of the year 2022!
2. Chainsaw Man (1,200,048 Copies Sold)
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man is one of the most trending series of the year, so it is not really a surprise to see it at the number 2 spot on the list of the best-selling manga series of October 2022.
Chainsaw Man’s Part 1 concluded in December 2020, with the final volume, i.e., Volume 11, released on March 4, 2021. After that, no new volumes were released as the manga series was on a break in preparation for Part 2 of the series. And now that Part 2 of the manga has officially begun, and the anime adaptation is also airing, it’s no surprise that the sales figure has shot through the roof.
The first volume for Part 2, i.e., Volume 12, was released on October 4, 2022. The sales figure for the month stands at 1,200,048 copies sold, and with that number, it asserts its position as one of the most popular titles in the world right now!
3. My Hero Academia (886,274 Copies Sold)
Considered one of the most popular manga and anime series right now, Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia has earned its spot as one of the most popular titles in Shonen Jump.
The latest volume, i.e., Volume 36, was released on October 4, 2022, and it became the third highest-selling manga series in the month of October by selling 886,274 copies. The story of My Hero Academia is in the final arc, and there’s a war going on between heroes and villains, so fans are excited to read and see how it turns out!
So, expect these numbers to keep increasing as more volumes are released in the future, and don’t be surprised if this manga series ends up as one of the top-selling series of the year!
4. Blue Lock (644,525 Copies Sold)
Blue Lock was in the last spot in the September rankings, but that’s not the case anymore. With 644,525 copies sold, it’s the fourth best-selling manga series of October 2022, and there are valid reasons for that.
Volume 21 of the manga series was released on October 17, 2022, and the series’ anime adaptation started airing the same month. These reasons, coupled with the fact that the series was already popular, mean that it’s only natural for the series to become one of the highest-selling titles of the month.
5. One Piece (517,648 Copies Sold)
Published by Shueisha and created by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece has been at the top of the anime and manga rankings chart for decades, and it’s also no different this month.
Although the series was at the top of the rankings last month, it’s been pushed down to the fifth spot because newer manga volumes of other popular series were released just last month. Even then, with 517,648 copies sold, One Piece has let the world know that it still rules the hearts of otakus worldwide.
Since Luffy’s battle against Kaido began in One Piece anime, the animation has been top-notch, and fans worldwide appreciate this fact. This might be another reason why One Piece volume 103 has become one of the top-selling manga volumes of last month!
6. Kingdom (273,522 Copies Sold)
Yasuhisa Hara’s epic manga, Kingdom, has always managed to stay on the top-selling manga list for years, and the release of Volume 66 only did wonders for its sales.
The manga series sold over 1.42 million copies till April 2022, with 273,522 copies sold in October alone. With this sales figure in mind, it won’t be wrong to assume that Kingdom’s sales figure will cross 2 million copies before the year ends.
And it deserves that because Kingdom is a wonderfully executed story focusing on the era of the Warring States period. As such, there are many battles between armies where war strategies precede everything else.
7. My Dress-Up Darling (260,601 Copies Sold)
Coming up next on the list of best-selling manga series is Shinichi Fukuda’s My Dress-Up Darling, the seinen manga series with romantic elements and loveable characters.
Following the overwhelming response to its anime adaptation, the manga series saw a surge in sales as the newer volumes ended up selling hundreds of thousands of copies. The latest volume, i.e., Volume 10, was released on September 24, 2022, and it’s become one of the best-selling volumes of the manga in October, selling 260,601 copies.
And if we talk about the numbers for the year, My Dress-Up Darling has sold more than 1.5 million copies till April 2022, so there’s no doubt that the number will probably be double that by now!
8. Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! (254,611 Copies Sold)
Making its way to the top 10 best-selling manga series of the month is Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! The latest manga volume, i.e., Volume 29, was released on October 6, 2022, and sold 254,611 copies throughout the month.
It’s already a popular series among fans, and the latest volume was released only recently. But the anime’s third season also started airing in October 2022, which helped the manga series gain an edge and helped achieve this insane sales figure.
9. Tokyo Revengers (249,890 Copies Sold)
Next up on the list is Tokyo Revengers by Ken Wakui, which managed to sell 249,890 copies in the month of October. This is thanks to the anime’s popularity and the hype surrounding the upcoming season 2 of the anime. The latest volume, i.e., Volume 29, was released on August 17, 2022, with Haruchiyo Sanzu on the cover!
This position doesn’t come as a surprise since Tokyo Revengers has cemented its place as one of the best manga series of all time, so it regularly appears on the best-selling list month after month. And the fact that the manga is in its final arc only solidifies its position more, as fans are eager to read how the story turns out.
With more than 6.6 million copies sold as of April 2022, it’s easily one of the best-selling manga series of 2022, and it will cross the 15 million mark by the time the year ends at the rate at which the sales figure is increasing!
10. Jujutsu Kaisen (225,595 Copies Sold)
Since the Shibuya Arc concluded in the manga, which was one of the best arcs of all time, fans have wondered if the title still holds weight. And let me tell you, Jujutsu Kaisen still deserves to be a part of the best manga lists, as we can see from its sales figure.
The last few volumes of this shonen manga have been some of the best-selling manga volumes of all time, quickly crossing several million copies sold. But that might not be evident with the sales figure you see here for Volume 20. But there’s a reason for that, and that reason is its release date.
The latest volume of the manga, i.e., Volume 20, was released on August 4, 2022, and it’s more than likely that it will top the sales charts once again as new volumes are released and its second season of the anime comes out!
11. Ao Ashi (193,516 Copies Sold)
With 193,516 copies sold, Ao Ashi manga became the 11th best-selling manga series in October 2022. Published by Shogakukan, this sports manga is written and illustrated by Yūgo Kobayashi and based on a concept by Naohiko Ueno.
Although this might be a big surprise for many otakus, except for Ao Ashi fans, the manga series got a significant boost in sales after it got an anime adaptation that started airing in April 2022. And the anime got an overwhelming response worldwide, which made many people pick up the series and start reading the manga.
The latest volume of Ao Ashi, i.e., Volume 29, was released on August 30, 2022, and it managed to become one of the best-selling volumes in the series.
12. Haikyuu!! (190,237 Copies Sold)
This sports manga is a beast and one of the best stories you’ll ever read. Even two years after it ended, as the final volume 45 was released on November 4, 2020, it still makes its way to several best-selling manga lists!
And that’s no different for October 2022 either because sitting comfortably at the 12th spot. With more than 190,000 copies sold, Haikyuu!! reminds you of what you are missing out on if you aren’t reading its manga.
I am sure this number will go up in the coming months when the Haikyuu movie releases and fans pick up the series to read it from start to end!
13. Slam Dunk (179,685 Copies Sold)
Making a comeback on the list of the best-selling manga volumes is the first volume of Slam Dunk Redesigned Edition. If you didn’t know about this, you know now!
Slam Dunk is one of the most popular series of all time; it ran from October 1990 to June 1996, with the chapters collected into 31 tankōbon volumes. It was a popular series when it was being serialized; it was popular when it ended, and now that the first volume of the redesigned edition has been released, it’s still popular. I mean, look at the sales numbers, and you’ll know that I’m not lying!
14. Kaguya-sama: Love is War! (171,829 Copies Sold)
This top-rated romance manga series which is loved by fans all over the world, and has practically no haters, is now a part of the best-selling manga series for the month of October 2022.
Volume 27 of Aka Akasaka’s Kaguya-sama: Love is War was released on October 19, 2022, and in just a few days, it sold over 171,000 copies. I am sure that this number will increase in the coming weeks, and when I update the list to include the best-selling manga of November 2022, you will see Kaguya-sama manga in a higher position.
And, just for your information, the recently released volume 27 is the penultimate volume, with the upcoming volume 28 being the last!
15. The Summer Hikaru Died (171,597 Copies Sold)
I was surprised to see this manga series among the best-selling titles of October 2022 because I had never heard of it. It’s a new manga series, with only two volumes released so far, and Volume 2 ended up selling over 171,000 copies in under a month.
Mokumoku Ren’s The Summer Hikaru Died is a BL manga with elements of horror and supernatural heavily influencing the premise. It’s the story of Yoshiki and Hikaru, who have been best friends all their lives. But one summer, Yoshiki notices that something’s changed in Hikaru’s demeanor, but he cannot let go of his best friend and tries to make things work.
16. Blue Box (150,690 Copies Sold)
Sports manga series have always been popular, but with titles like Ao Ashi and Blue Lock gaining prominence, other titles in the genre are also reaping the benefits.
Kouji Miura’s Blue Box is one such title that made it to the list of the 20 best-selling manga series of October 2022. The latest volume, i.e., Volume 7, was released on October 4, 2022, and has sold over 150,000 copies since then.
17. Record of Ragnarok (149,890 Copies Sold)
If you are looking for action and fantastic fight scenes with god-tier art, there’s nothing better than Record of Ragnarok, and its sales numbers clearly tell you how well-loved it is!
Not only was Record of Ragnarok one of the best-selling series of September 2022, as Volume 16 was released on September 20, 2022, but it is also among the highest-selling manga volumes in the month of October 2022.
The story of this series is pretty simple. The Gods have finally decided to eradicate humankind, but the Valkyrie intervenes and proposes God give humans a chance by having Ragnarok – a tournament where Gods and humans will fight, and if the humans win the tournament, humankind will keep on living.
18. What Did You Eat Yesterday? (147,140 Copies Sold)
This is an amazing slice-of-life manga series about a gay couple, Shirou Kakei and Kenji Yabuki, who happens to live together. Their story is told through the lens of food preparation as Shirou prepares gourmet food for his carefree partner, Kenji.
Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday? is an award-winning seinen series, and its Volume 20, which was released on October 21, 2022, managed to sell 147,140 copies in just about ten days.
19. Dandadan (143,264 Copies Sold)
Dandadan happens to be one of my favorite manga series right now, and it’s no surprise to see it among the best-selling manga series of the month.
Yukinobu Tatsu’s Dandadan is a supernatural, sci-fi manga series that combines the elements of science fiction with horror and comedy to deliver a masterpiece, unlike anything you’ve ever read. And it’s a fairly new manga series with fantastic art, a gripping storyline, and some of the most loveable characters you will find.
So, with the release of volume 7, Dandadan ended up on the bestsellers list, and I am extremely confident that as more volumes are released in the future, we will see it climb higher and higher on this list!
20. We Are The Main Characters of the Demon World (141,438 Copies Sold)
This particular manga, titled We Are The Main Characters of the Demon World, is a spin-off of the hugely successful manga series, Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun. So, it’s no surprise that it also sells exceptionally well.
There are a total of 11 volumes in this story at the time, with Volume 11 released on October 6, 2022, and ended up selling over 141,000 copies in under a month.
That brings us to the end of the article featuring the best selling manga series right now! And before you leave, let me tell you that this article will be updated every month so that you always see the latest information and find out which manga sells the most!
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