Top 100 Manga: 2018

VIZ Media -- My Hero Academia Volume 1VIZ Media took all of the top ten spots on 2018's best-selling manga charts, and the first volume of Kouhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia, an immensely popular manga/anime franchise about a middle school student and a school for super-heroes, was the year's best-selling manga title.

Other titles from VIZ Media that charted in the top ten include One-Punch Man Volume 1 at #2, My Hero Academia Volume 2 at #3, Dragon Ball Super Volume 1 at #4, and Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 at #5.

DC Entertainment's Batman and the Justice League Volume 1 by Shiori Teshirogi was their top-selling manga at #18.

Kentaro Miura's Berserk Volume 1 was Dark Horse Comics' best-selling manga title of 2018 at #20.

Kodansha Comics' perennial best-seller Attack on Titan Volume 1 ranked #37 for the year.

TOP 100 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in 2018

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
GRAPHIC NOVEL
UNIT
RANK
OVERALL
GRAPHIC NOVEL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 47 169 8.38 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
2 117 429 5.03 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
3 133 498 4.68 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
4 136 506 4.60 MAR172201 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
5 140 346 4.54 APR151799 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
6 147 552 4.48 JAN182047 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
7 159 591 4.34 JAN182044 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
8 177 640 4.08 MAY182167 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
9 185 667 4.02 MAY182168 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ LLC
10 189 355 3.96 NOV172052 RWBY GN $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
11 195 707 3.89 JUN182184 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
12 206 750 3.82 FEB181932 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
13 211 708 3.78 OCT171954 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
14 213 762 3.74 APR181944 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
15 218 782 3.69 DEC171944 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
16 223 798 3.67 MAY182170 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ LLC
17 243 851 3.51 AUG182426 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
18 246 662 3.49 JUN180436 BATMAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE MANGA TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC COMICS
19 254 847 3.45 JAN172159 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
20 294 670 3.23 AUG108203 BERSERK TP VOL 01 BLACK SWORDSMAN (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
21 308 244 3.11 OCT171949 SHIVER HC JUNJI ITO $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
22 339 1095 2.95 OCT182065 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
23 393 1145 2.77 DEC151700 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
24 395 1131 2.77 MAR161872 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
25 413 1179 2.73 JUL182362 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
26 416 1154 2.72 JUN172127 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
27 418 329 2.72 AUG182424 FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
28 449 796 2.63 MAR180105 BERSERK TP VOL 39 (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
29 453 1220 2.62 JUN161950 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
30 461 688 2.60 NOV101063 DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
31 482 255 2.52 AUG131498 UZUMAKI 3IN1 DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $27.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
32 487 1246 2.52 JUN158140 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
33 489 921 2.51 DEC171946 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
34 499 1332 2.49 AUG182427 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
35 518 561 2.43 SEP162089 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 01 OCARINA TIME $17.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
36 519 957 2.43 APR181933 RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 01 RED LIKE ROSES (JAN1 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
37 520 1042 2.43 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
38 530 1402 2.39 FEB172092 BORUTO GN VOL 01 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
39 555 1010 2.31 JUN151640 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 02 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
40 563 1114 2.30 JUL111150 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
41 569 1495 2.27 JAN182050 BORUTO GN VOL 03 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
42 604 1204 2.19 SEP098115 BERSERK TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
43 607 1354 2.19 JUN180383 MOB PSYCHO 100 TP VOL 01 $11.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
44 614 1550 2.17 DEC162086 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
45 621 1577 2.15 SEP162091 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
46 631 1595 2.13 SEP172065 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
47 634 1637 2.12 SEP182163 DRAGON BALL THAT TIME REINCARNATED AS YAMCHA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
48 662 1208 2.05 FEB181933 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 04 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
49 667 3158 2.04 MAR182040 POKEMON SUN & MOON GN VOL 01 $4.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
50 674 373 2.02 AUG090981 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 KODANSHA COMICS
51 675 1688 2.02 JUN172118 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
52 708 1736 1.95 OCT141718 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
53 711 1449 1.95 FEB181626 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 24 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
54 #N/A #N/A 1.94 JUL182378 OVERLORD LIGHT NOVEL HC VOL 08 $20.00 YEN ON
55 725 1250 1.93 AUG172154 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
56 738 840 1.92 JAN172160 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 03 MAJORA MASK LINK PAST $17.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
57 766 1807 1.86 SEP151697 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
58 768 1409 1.84 APR181936 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 05 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
59 788 1437 1.82 JUN182190 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 06 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
60 789 1580 1.82 MAY182234 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 25 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
61 818 1919 1.78 MAR172203 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
62 833 1443 1.76 AUG151816 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
63 835 1988 1.75 OCT171964 SPLATOON MANGA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
64 839 1196 1.75 MAR111300 NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
65 928 2140 1.64 JUL182345 BORUTO GN VOL 04 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
66 950 935 1.61 MAR182019 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FULLMETAL ED HC VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
67 961 380 1.59 OCT162014 TOMIE COMPLETE DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $34.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
68 974 491 1.57 JUL182438 SAILOR MOON ETERNAL ED VOL 01 (RES) $27.99 KODANSHA COMICS
69 988 1707 1.55 JAN188006 RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 02 MIRROR MIRROR $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
70 991 2250 1.55 MAY182181 POKEMON HORIZON SUN & MOON GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ LLC
71 1007 1904 1.54 DEC171657 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA MARS CHRONICLE GN VOL 01 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
72 1021 2342 1.52 FEB138619 POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 01 RED BLUE $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
73 1036 1467 1.51 AUG162108 SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES GN $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
74 #N/A #N/A 1.48 MAR188458 OVERLORD LIGHT NOVEL HC VOL 07 $20.00 YEN ON
75 1066 1839 1.48 AUG182431 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 07 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
76 1089 2365 1.47 DEC171948 ONE PIECE GN VOL 85 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
77 1092 2318 1.46 NOV151742 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
78 1098 1774 1.46 OCT171955 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 02 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
79 1102 1514 1.46 OCT091135 ONE PIECE 3IN1 TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
80 1105 2334 1.45 JUL162091 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
81 1120 1418 1.45 MAR181889 MY SOLO EXCHANGE DIARY GN VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
82 1129 2378 1.44 JUL172303 BORUTO GN VOL 02 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
83 1143 2369 1.43 JUL172299 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
84 1174 540 1.40 JUL182431-M GHOST IN SHELL GLOBAL NEURAL NETWORK HC (MR) $29.99 KODANSHA COMICS
85 1189 1278 1.39 DEC150147 I AM A HERO OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
86 1199 1993 1.38 OCT182073 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 08 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
87 1201 923 1.38 FEB151687 GYO 2IN1 DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
88 1211 1893 1.37 OCT151775 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 04 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
89 1217 2153 1.36 OCT182158 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 26 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
90 1222 2509 1.36 MAR182033 ONE PIECE GN VOL 86 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
91 #N/A #N/A 1.35 APR181974 NO GAME NO LIFE LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 07 (MR) $14.00 YEN ON
92 1257 2590 1.32 JUN182186 ONE PIECE GN VOL 87 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
93 1259 2226 1.32 AUG108204 BERSERK TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
94 1272 2540 1.31 SEP162090 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
95 1280 2555 1.31 NOV161974 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
96 1283 1575 1.30 FEB180059 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 32 $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
97 #N/A #N/A 1.29 MAR172270 YOUR NAME HC LIGHT NOVEL $20.00 YEN ON
98 1309 2630 1.28 JAN182057 SPLATOON MANGA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
99 1311 1989 1.28 JAN181891 WORLDS END HAREM GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS GHOST SHIP
100 1318 1779 1.28 MAR111306 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3IN1 TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC

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Publisher Market Shares: April 2019

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in April 2019, with Marvel Comics leading in both Retailer Dollars and Units Shipped.