According to the latest Oricon weekly sales charts, the 19th volume of Koyoharu Gotoge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba dark fantasy manga, released in Japan on February 4, sold impressive 1.378 million copies in its first week of reelase, taking No.1 spot on the charts for the third time in the series. The volume's first edition was reportedly printed 1.5 million copies.
The volume has also become the first volume in the series to have sold more than one million copies in a week. Now Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is the third series that has broken the one million weekly sales record in Oricon's history, following Eiichiro Oda's One Piece (45 volumes) and Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan (two volumes).
Meanwhile, the manga's 11th, 10th, ninth, second, first, 14th, third, 12th, and 13th volumes also ranked in this week's top 10. This is also the first time in Oricon's history that one series has dominated its top 10 for two consecutive weeks.
The manga has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since February 2016. Its cumulative circulation (including digital edition) has exceeded 40 million copies.
1st and 19th tankobon volume covers:
February 13, 2020
Source: Oricon News