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Japan’s Manga Sales Set Records High Of 677 Billion Yen ($5 billion) In 2022

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Japan's Manga Sales Set records High Of 677 Billion Yen ($5 billion) In 2022

(CTN NEWS) – TOKYO – According to industry data released on Friday, sales of manga comic books and magazines in Japan were estimated to have reached a record high of 677 billion yen ($5 billion) in 2022.

However, the increase was only marginal as fewer people stayed indoors than in the early years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sales, both in print and digital format, reached a record high for the third consecutive year, although they were only up 0.2% from the year before, significantly less than the 10% year-over-year growth observed in 2021, according to the Research Institute for Publications.

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Spy x Family Was More Popular Online In Japan

Sales of comic books and magazines fell by 13.4% to 229.1 billion yen from the previous year, while those of digital comics increased by 8.9% to 447.9 billion yen, according to the Tokyo-based institution.

According to the institute, manga sales made up 41.5 percent of the nation’s publishing market, surpassing 40 percent for the second year in a row.

Popular manga series like “Spy x Family,” a comedy about an assassin, a mind reader, and a spy who poses as a family, were more well-liked online than in the non-digital format.


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Alishba Waris is an independent journalist working for CTN News. She brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail to her reporting. With a knack for uncovering the truth, Waris isn't afraid to ask tough questions and hold those in power accountable. Her writing is clear, concise, and cuts through the noise, delivering the facts readers need to stay informed. Waris's dedication to ethical journalism shines through in her hard-hitting yet fair coverage of important issues.

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