Jujutsu Kaisen, Frieren Leading Oricon Sales In 2024 So Far

One Piece and Chainsaw Man ranking low on the list due to no volume released in 2024 so far and figures mentioned are of backlog sales.

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As of Feb 4, 2024, Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen manga, Kanehito Yamada’s Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End manga, Natsu Hyuuga and Nekokurage’s The Apothecary Diaries manga rank #1, #2 and #3 respectively, in Oricon’s top 10 list of the highest-selling manga series so far in 2024.

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen – 2,507,245
  2. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End – 2,185,885
  3. The Apothecary Diaries – 1,958,214
  4. Blue Lock – 883,823
  5. Oshi no Ko – 632,407
  6. Delicious in Dungeon – 616,248
  7. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime – 546,968
  8. One Piece – 498,497
  9. Chainsaw Man – 491,109
  10. Kingdom – 462,786

If you’re a One Piece fan and wondering, “Why is the series so low on the list?” Well, there hasn’t been a new volume released this year until the writing of this article. The last volume (volume 107) was released on November 2, 2023 and volume 108 will come out on March 4, 2024. That means, the numbers mentioned in this list are backlog sales for volume 107.

Meanwhile, Frieren didn’t have a volume released this year so far as well, and it’s backlog sales surpass One Piece’s, thereby ranking at #2.

However, Jujutsu Kaisen had already released a volume for this year. Volume 25 came out on January 4, 2024, so sales for that are going strong, thereby ranking at #1.

About Jujutsu Kaisen:

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018, with its chapters collected and published in 25 tankōbon volumes as of January 2024.

Studio MAPPA brought the world of JJK into anime by airing 24 episodes of season 1 from October 2020 to March 2021 and a second season that premiered in July 2023. A sequel covering the “Culling Game” arc has been announced.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Jujutsu Kaisen as:

Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life.

One day, to save a classmate who has been attacked by curses, he eats the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, taking the curse into his own soul.

From then on, he shares one body with Ryomen Sukuna.

Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a curse to exorcise a curse, a life from which he could never turn back.

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