Hajime Isamaya’s ruthless action-adventure manga “Attack on Titan” has enjoyed tremendous success since the release of its first volume in 2009. The popularity of the manga had led to the creation of a critically acclaimed anime series. Recently, the franchise has added another milestone to its list of accolades!
Set in a dystopian world, the story follows the adventures of Eren Yeager and his friends as they try to combat the assault of the giant Titans. Fans have loved the character development of Eren and have praised the well-choreographed fight scenes that appear throughout the manga.
The 33rd volume of Attack on Titan has been ranked number 5 in The New York Times’ List of Best Selling Graphic Books and Manga for June.
3 manga volumes were in the top of the New York Times monthly bestsellers.
Volume 33 of #AttackOnTitan is 5th.
Volume 1 of #MyHeroAcademia is 12th.
Volume 8 of #DemonSlayer is 15th.English Translation, Twitter Translate
The list also features the first volume of Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia at #12. Volume 8 of Koyoharu Gatouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been ranked #15 in the same list. This praiseworthy performance simply shows how popular manga is getting in the US markets.
Meanwhile, on the US Monthly Bookscan List for May, the top 20 spots have been occupied by various manga titles, with Attack on Titan’s volume 33 at #1!
The top 5 spots in the list are as follows:
|1||Attack on Titan Volume 33||Hajime Isamaya||Kodansha Comics|
|2||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 8||Koyoharu Gatouge||Viz Media|
|3||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 9||Koyoharu Gatouge||Viz Media|
|4||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 10||Koyoharu Gatouge||Viz Media|
|5||My Hero Academia Volume 1||Kohei Horikoshi||Viz Media|
The original Japanese version of Attack on Titan concluded back in April. Before the English edition is released in the US, the franchise’s fans are eager to finish the penultimate volume-#33. This is the primary reason why the sales have skyrocketed in the past month.
Season 4 of the anime adaptation of “Attack on Titan” started airing in December 2020, and the first cour ended earlier this year. The second cour of the season is all set to premiere in the winter of 2022. It will be the final season of the anime and will draw the curtains to the top-rated franchise.
The recent data in the US bestsellers list shows the tremendous growth of manga outside Japan. We hope that the manga culture keeps on flourishing and more fans discover these fantastic titles!
About Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. Kodansha publishes it in the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.
The manga began serialization on September 9th, 2009, and continues to date with 30 tankōbom formats.
Attack on Titan follows humanity settled within three concentric walls to protect themselves from the terrifying titans that prey on them. Eren Yeager is a young boy that believes that a caged life is similar to that of cattle and aspires to go beyond the walls one day, just like his heroes, the Survey Corps. The emergence of a deadly Titan unleashes chaos.