Top 15 best selling mangas of Shonen magazine in Japan

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Top 15 best selling mangas of Shonen magazine in Japan

For those who still don’t know, Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ Shukan Shonen Janpu) is a weekly manga magazine in Japan. The magazine targets male readers and publish action and comedy oriented mangas. The first issue was released in 1968 and is still the best selling manga magazine in Japan. They published mangas like One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball, Kenshin, Hokuto no Ken, Bleach, Hunter x Hunter… and many others.

Here is the top 15 of Shonen Jump best selling mangas of all time in Japan:

15. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (90 million copies)

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Most commonly called “Jojo”, this manga tells the story of a family, whose members posses unique powers, each character will have to face their destiny and take down supernatural enemies. This manga has 113 volumes and has sold 90 million copies.

14. Hajime no Ippo (94 million copies)

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Tells the story of a young high school student dreaming of rising in the world of professional boxing. This manga has 110 volumes and sold over 94 million copies.

13. Touch (100 million copies)

Top 15 best selling mangas of Shonen magazine in Japan

Is a Japanese High School Baseball manga that tells the story of two twin brothers and a pretty girl next door. First published in 1981 This manga has only 26 volumes and has sold over 100 million copies.

12. Fist Of The North Star (100 million copies)

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The story centers on the character Kenshiro, he is the successor of a deadly martial art that he uses to protect the weak and the innocents in a post apocalyptic world filled with criminals and and ravagers. This manga was first published in 1983 counts 27 volumes and sold over 100 million copies.

11. Doraemon (100 million copies)

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Doraemon is a robot-cat sent from the future by the grandson of “Nobita” (the main character) to improve his life and the future of his family. The cat doraemon has a fourth dimensional pocket from which he produces gadgets, medicine, tools and all kinds of things to help Nobita with his day to day twists. This manga has 45 volumes and sold over 100 millions copies.

10. Astro Boy (100 million copies)

Top 15 best selling mangas of Shonen magazine in Japan

Astro Boy by the author Osamu Tezuka tells the story of Astro Boy a robot created by the head of the ministry of Science Dr.Tenma, to replaced his son Tobio who died in a car accident. After a while the new head of the department of science Dr. Ochanomizu notices Astro Boy and ecomes his legal guradian then Astro fights crime and evil using his super powers. This manga has 23 volumes and has sold over 100 million copies.

9. Slam Dunk (120 million copies)

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Is a Japanese high school basketball manga, that tells the story of Hanamichi Sakuragi a delinquant outcast that is very unpopular with girls and decides to join the basketball team to win the heart of his crush “Haruko”. This manga has 31 volumes and sold more than 120 million copies.

8. Oishinbo (130 million copies)

Top 15 best selling mangas of Shonen magazine in Japan

Is a cooking manga that has been running since 1983. This series tells the adventure of a culinary journalist and his partner. This manga has 111 volumes is still running and has sold 130 million copies.

7. Detective Conan (140 million copies)

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Is a Detective manga, it tells the story of a high school student that works with the police to solve cases. One day he gets attacked by a criminal organisation that forces him to drink an experimental poison to kill him without leaving any evidence. However a side effect transforms him into a child instead of killing him. He then hides his identity and helps the police to investigate this criminal organisation. The manga has 86 volumes, has sold 140 million and is still running.

6. Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kôen-mae Hashutsujo (156.5 million copies)

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Is a comedy manga that takes place in and around a neighborhood police station, and revolves around the misadventures of middle-aged cop Kankichi Ryotsu. This manga has 194 volumes, is still running and has sold 156.5 million copies.

5. Black Jack (176 million copies)

Top 15 best selling mangas of Shonen magazine in Japan

Tells the story of Black Jack doing some good deed, for which he rarely gets recognition, they sometimes end with a good, humane person enduring hardship, often unavoidable death, to save others. This manga has 17 volumes and sold 176 million copies.

4. Golgo 13 (200 million copies)

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Is the oldest manga still in publication, it tells the story of a professional assassin for hire e character is full of mystery and has a very quiet personality. This manga was first published in 1969, has 174 volumes, is still running and sold 200 million copies.

3. Naruto (205 million)

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It tells the story of Uzumaki Naruto, a young ninja who always searches for recognition. He dreams to become the strongest ninja in his village,  wants to be acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all (Hokage).

2. Dragon Ball (230 million)

Top 15 best selling mangas of Shonen magazine in Japan

 

Dragon Ball tell the story of Son Goku, from childhood to adulthood. Accompanied by many characters, he seeks repeatedly the seven Dragon Balls. Those magic balls allows, if they are met, bring up the dragon Shenron in charge to grant a wish. Throughout his life Goku is led to fight enemies growing stronger.

1. One Piece (32o million)

Top 15 best selling mangas of Shonen magazine in Japan

One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey.D Luffy, a young man whose body gains the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his diverse crew of pirates, Luffy explores the ocean in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” in order to become the next Pirate King.

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