Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen manga and Kanehito Yamada’s Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End manga rank #1 and #2, respectively, in Oricon’s top 20 list of the highest-selling manga series for January 2024.
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.
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.
Without further ado, here’s the full list of Oricon’s top 20 manga for the month of January 2024:
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.