Manga sales increased thanks to the anime

Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular anime today, and the manga written and illustrated by Gege Akutami was praised from the start for its plot. The series, which has been growing for some time, has seen such a surge in sales that it has exceeded all expectations in the matter. While this goes well on its own, the increase in profits from manga owes a lot to the anime, as a graphic on the subject shows (via ComicBook).

The graph, posted by Shonen Salto on Twitter, shows how many volumes of the manga Jujutsu have sold in the first four weeks since its launch.

Thus, it is possible to see that sales were already increasing, but that they are increasing strongly from volume 13 to 14, going from an average of between 100 and 200 thousand to more than 600 thousand copies sold in the first week.

What catches the most attention, however, is the number of sales made by Volume 15 of the series. According to the data presented, in just one week 1,138,789 copies were sold, not only far above what previous volumes had achieved, but also an astonishing amount in and of itself.

You can consult the table below:

The graph shows the number of copies sold of each volume of Jujutsu Kaisen, from the week of launch until the fourth week of sale.

It’s important to mention that volumes 14 and 15 were the only ones to be released after the premiere of the anime, with volume 13 being released the day before the first episode aired.

The phenomenon should come as no surprise to manga fans, who may have seen in practice how much a successful anime impacts the sales of the titles it is related to. Still, Jujutsu has more than doubled the number of copies sold between one volume and another, which is still a great success for the work.

Episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen are available on Crunchyroll.

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