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Top 50 Best-Selling Manga of 2019

VIZ Media -- My Hero Academia Volume 1To help educators and librarians to be informed about what their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 50 Manga for 2019. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and manga based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

The first volume of Kouhei Horikoshi's immensely popular manga My Hero Academia, published by VIZ Media, was the best-selling manga title of 2019.

VIZ Media had a strong year in 2019, with eight of the year's ten best-selling manga titles. Fully six of those eight were volumes of My Hero Academia; in addition to volume 1 at the top of the charts, volume 2 ranked #4 for the year, volume 17 ranked #5, volume 3 ranked #6, volume 8 ranked #8, and volume 9 ranked #19. Also in the top ten for VIZ Media, One and Yusuke Murata's One-Punch Man Volume 1 ranked #7 and Junji Ito's Smashed collection ranked #9. In total, VIZ accounted for 77 of the top 100 best-selling manga titles of the year.

Tokyopop had two volumes of Disney Descendants: Evie's Wicked Runway, a manga based on the popular Disney Channel series of films, in the top ten; Volume 1 ranked #2 and Volume 2 ranked #3.

Also of note, Dark Horse Comics Berserk Deluxe Edition, an oversized, hardcover omnibus of Kentaro Miura's sword-and-sorcery manga, was their top manga at #12 for the year, and DC Comics' Batman and the Justice League Volume 2 ranked #54.

Other publishers in the top hundred for the year include Kodansha Comics and Yen On.

TOP 50 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2019

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421582696 JUN151643
2 DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 01 $15.99 TOKYOPOP 9781427859907 JAN192254
3 DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 02 $15.99 TOKYOPOP 9781427861467 FEB192149
4 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421582702 SEP151698
5 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974702565 DEC182240
6 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421585109 DEC151700
7 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421585642 JUN158141
8 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704378 FEB192177
9 SMASHED JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION HC (MR) $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421598468 FEB192164
10 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 19 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704606 APR192159
11 UZUMAKI 3IN1 DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $27.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421561325 AUG131498
12 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01 (MR) $49.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506711980 OCT180363
13 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 20 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974707737 JUN192124
14 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 21 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974709502 AUG192431
15 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421585116 MAR161872
16 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974702237 NOV182135
17 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704613 MAR192172
18 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704583 MAR192171
19 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421580364 APR151799
20 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421587028 JUN161950
21 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421592541 MAR172201
22 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974701599 MAY182167
23 SHIVER HC JUNJI ITO $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421596938 OCT171949
24 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421588667 SEP162091
25 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974707454 JUN192125
26 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 02 (MR) $49.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506711997 FEB190389
27 OVERLORD LIGHT NOVEL HC VOL 11 (C: 1-1-2) $20.00 YEN ON 9780316445016 JUL192435
28 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974701001 AUG182426
29 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421585659 JUN158140
30 TOMIE COMPLETE DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $34.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421590561 OCT162014
31 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974705641 MAY192138
32 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421590400 DEC162086
33 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974702572 NOV182137
34 MY HERO ACADEMIA SMASH GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974708666 JUN192119
35 FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974703760 AUG182424
36 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421599472 JUN182184
37 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 KODANSHA COMICS 9781935429005 AUG090981
38 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974702558 OCT182065
39 BERSERK TP VOL 01 BLACK SWORDSMAN (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781593070205 AUG108203
40 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704361 FEB192176
41 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974705207 JUL192408
42 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421593470 JAN172159
43 NO GAME NO LIFE LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 09 $14.00 YEN ON 9780316471343 MAY192173
44 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974701445 NOV182136
45 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 01 OCARINA TIME $17.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421589596 SEP162089
46 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974707720 MAY192135
47 BERSERK TP VOL 40 $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506714981 MAY190290
48 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421591674 MAR172203
49 JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 4 DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE HC VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974706525 MAR192169
50 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421596471 OCT171954

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.