Blue Lock-Top selling manga of 2023 in Japan

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Blue Lock Manga Surpasses One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen, Tops 2023 Sales.

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In a surprising turn, Blue Lock manga has surpassed 2023 sales of both One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen. Given the immense commercial and cultural impact of these popular franchises, Muneyuki Kaneshiro’s work has undeniably achieved a noteworthy milestone.

The 2022 anime adaptation played a pivotal role in this success. Since its debut in 2018, Blue Lock has maintained remarkable consistency. The celebration of individualism, coupled with themes of unconventional thinking and self-prioritization for goal achievement. This has set it apart as a distinctive sports manga, resonating strongly with audiences.

Oricon, the renowned Japanese manga sales tracker, reports that Blue Lock has surpassed manga sales of popular series like One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen. Notably, the focus is on overall manga copies sold, not specific volumes. Interestingly, the latter two series outperformed Blue Lock in terms of individual volume sales.

With over 30 million copies sold since its debut in 2018, Blue Lock has achieved significant success. The anime adaptation by Eight Bit played a pivotal role in popularizing the series, introducing it to a wider audience. Notably, Blue Lock holds the distinction of being the first Kodansha series to lead the yearly rankings.

Blue Lock’s emphasis on football likely contributes to its commercial success, distinguishing it from One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen. Football’s global popularity attracts a broader audience, extending beyond dedicated manga enthusiasts and enhancing the series’ overall appeal.

About the Series

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Blue Lock’s success stems from its unique sports narrative. Yoichi Isagi, a talented teenage striker, grapples with decision-making challenges. Offered a spot in the Blue Lock project, he competes against Japan’s best young strikers for a place on the Under-20 national team. The high-stakes trials, where failure means the end of a football career, create a captivating narrative of competition and self-prioritization. Led by Ego, the project’s influential figure, players are encouraged to be selfish for individual success, shaping the series into an eat-or-be-eaten storyline. Blue Lock’s engaging plot unfolds with twists, turns, and Isagi’s remarkable development as he faces opponents with superior natural abilities.

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