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Top 20 Manga Graphic Novels For 2020

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A world where only one publisher apparently exists.

Last year saw a significant increase in people buy books and graphic novels due to the pandemic, especially early on when there was a desire to get a lot of material to have on hand to read during the initial lockdowns. The folks at ICv2 have put out their look at how manga performed during the year through the NPD BookScan material and it is, well, the same as the monthly when you get down to it.

Viz Media continues to be a powerhouse publisher with access to the Shonen Jump line of books that everyone wants and it completely dominates as nineteen of the twenty slots are taken up by their books. And eleven of those are made up of My Hero AcademiaDemon Slayer takes up another four slots while the rest round out with the strong-selling Uzumaki along with the first volumes of Haikyu, Tokyo Ghoul, and The Promised Neverland.

Yen Press capture the thirteenth place slot with Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun.

NPD BookScan Top 20 Manga Graphic Novels – Full Year 2020 (1/5/20 – 1/2/21)
Rank Title Author Publisher
1 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 1 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
2 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 2 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
3 DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 1 KOYOHARU GOTOUGE VIZ MEDIA
4 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 24 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
5 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 3 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
6 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 23 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
7 UZUMAKI HC JUNJI ITO VIZ MEDIA
8 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 4 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
9 DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 2 KOYOHARU GOTOUGE VIZ MEDIA
10 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 5 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
11 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 25 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
12 HAIKYU!! VOL. 1 HARUICHI FURUDATE VIZ MEDIA
13 TOILET-BOUND HANAKO-KUN VOL. 1 AIDAIRO YEN PRESS
14 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 22 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
15 TOKYO GHOUL VOL. 1 SUI ISHIDA VIZ MEDIA
16 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 21 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
17 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 6 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
18 DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 3 KOYOHARU GOTOUGE VIZ MEDIA
19 THE PROMISED NEVERLAND VOL. 1 KAIU SHIRAI VIZ MEDIA
20 DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 7 KOYOHARU GOTOUGE VIZ MEDIA
Source: The NPD Group/BookScan
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