Japan’s manga sales hit a record high, but growth slows as more people go out


Sales of Japanese comic books and magazines are estimated to hit a record ¥677 billion ($5 billion) in 2022, but fewer people stay indoors than in the early years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase was negligible because there was less Data showed Friday.

Sales in both print and digital formats hit record highs for the third year in a row, but grew only 0.2% year-over-year, well below the 10% year-over-year increase in 2021. Published by Publishing Research Institute.

File photos show copies of the 34th and final volumes of Hajime Isayama’s hit manga series Attack on Titan (Attack on Titan) in Japan on a bookshelf in a store in Tokyo in June 2021. I’m here. (Joint)

Sales of comic books and magazines decreased 13.4% year-on-year to 229.1 billion yen, while sales of digital comics increased 8.9% to 447.9 billion yen.

Manga sales accounted for 41.5% of the country’s publishing market, surpassing 40% for the second year in a row, according to the institute.

Popular cartoon series such as the comedy Spy x Family, which depicts a spy, an assassin, and a mind-reader pretending to be a family member, were more popular online than in non-digital formats.

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