2020 Saw Manga Sales Increase by 44%

Graphic novels are also up 72 percent.

By
Entertainment
5,032 Hypes 6 Comments

NPD BookScan has just reported that 2020 saw an increase in manga sales of 44 percent. Tracking the volume of book chains, online retailers, and mass merchants, the trend also appears to be continuing into 2021.

Graphic novels are following suit, showing a similar rise in popularity with Diamond Comic reporting a 72% increase in sales to comic stores. Some of the more popular names that have been flying off shelves are Tomie from the mangaka horror artist Junji Ito along with Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte.

This growing trend can be attributed largely to the extra time people are spending at home and the added attention from streaming platforms as they bring more anime to the masses.

In other manga news, Dr. STONE manga chapters are now free to read.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Burberry Sees 30% Increase in Sales Since December 2020
Fashion 

Burberry Sees 30% Increase in Sales Since December 2020

Exceeding market forecasts for profits and revenues in Q4.

'Death Note' Manga’s First New Volume in 14 Years Set To Release
Entertainment

'Death Note' Manga’s First New Volume in 14 Years Set To Release

A collected printing of original collected material from author Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata.

Microsoft Sees Profits Surge By 44% Over Latest Quarter to $15.5 Billion USD
Tech 

Microsoft Sees Profits Surge By 44% Over Latest Quarter to $15.5 Billion USD

Revenues also went up 19 percent.


Malaysia Censors 'Attack On Titan' Manga With Underwear
Entertainment

Malaysia Censors 'Attack On Titan' Manga With Underwear

What size do you think the Colossal Titan wears?

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Deliver 'UNLOCKED 1.5' Remix Project
Music

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Deliver 'UNLOCKED 1.5' Remix Project

Featuring appearances from Benny The Butcher, Joey Bada$$, The Alchemist and more.

Samsung and Mastercard Are Developing a Fingerprint Payment Card
Tech

Samsung and Mastercard Are Developing a Fingerprint Payment Card

Expected to roll out in South Korea first later this 2021.

Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars Drop Silk Sonic's Debut Single "Leave the Door Open"
Music

Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars Drop Silk Sonic's Debut Single "Leave the Door Open"

‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ drops later this 2021.


Listen to Drake's 'Scary Hours 2' EP
Music

Listen to Drake's 'Scary Hours 2' EP

Featuring Lil Baby and Rick Ross.

Dunkin’ Joins Frankford Candy For Iced Coffee-Flavored Jelly Beans
Food & Beverage

Dunkin’ Joins Frankford Candy For Iced Coffee-Flavored Jelly Beans

Seeing Dunkin’ classics like French Vanilla, Caramel Latte, Butter Pecan, and Toasted Coconut.

Super7 Releases a Clear 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' Megazord
Design

Super7 Releases a Clear 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' Megazord

Mastodon! Pterodactyl! Triceratops! Saber-toothed tiger! Tyrannosaurus!

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.