The Ameba Manga platform breaks down the leaders of the manga market in Japan by sex
A few weeks ago we received the news that “Blue Lock” had become the best-selling manga of 2023, at least in terms of the physical market data contemplated by the Oricon firm. But are the results the same in digital format? Well, apparently there could be a certain gap in this sense, and the brand Manga Amoeba has now provided YOUR data regarding best-selling sleeves among men and women in 2023. And no, it’s not “Blue Lock” king in this case.
The 10 best-selling manga for men in 2023
Next I leave you with the list that Ameba Manga has shared (via MangaMogura) in terms of digital manga sales he has seen recorded among men:
- One Piece
- Jujutsu Kaisen
- Blue Lock
- Tokyo Revengers
- Oshi no Ko
- Ao Ashi
- My Hero Academia
- Detective Conan
- One Piece (Color Edition)
Indeed, in digital sales of Ameba Manga it is “Kingdom” the manga that is shown as the best seller of all of 2023 among men. And the truth is, I couldn’t be happier about it. While it is true that Yasuhisa Hara’s work has been gaining increasing recognition over time, I still think that on a global level it is still far below what a work like this deserves. With any luck, 2024 will help keep “Kingdom” expanding at a good pace.
The 10 best-selling sleeves for women in 2023
As you can imagine, the sales recorded in the male audience have little to do with the data that is handled for the female audience. Below I leave you with the classification (via MangaMogura):
- Akatsuki no Yona
- The Apothecary Diaries
- Loving Yamada-kun at LV999!
- Honey Lemon Soda
- Mystery to iu nakare
- A Sign of Affection
- Namaiki Zakari
- Ashita wa watashi dareka no kanojo
- Uruwashi no yoi no tsuki
- Shujinkou Nikki
The “Akatsuki no Yona” manga has been in publication for almost 15 years, and it must do things very well so that after so much time it can emerge as the leader in the women’s sales market. On the other hand, I’m not surprised to see something like “The Apothecary Diaries” on that list (although some consider that due to genre and demographics it doesn’t fit too much). Usually a classification that can be easily understood.
Do the lists add up? Did everything make more sense with the Oricon data? The truth is that The proper names haven’t changed too much, just the order, and it can make all the sense in the world.. At the end of the day, I understand who might prefer to buy something like “Kingdom” in digital format taking into account the multitude of volumes that have been published at this point, and obviously it is not “One Piece.” In any case, I will personally say that I generally find Ameba Manga’s data to be very logical.
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