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article imageAttack on Titan top One Piece in 2014 first-half manga sales

By Armando Tamayo     Jun 5, 2014 in Entertainment
Hajime Isayama’s manga series “Attack on Titan” top the 2014 first half sales of manga comics, selling more than 8.3 million copies according to the official count of Oricon sales chart.
The feat ends Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece five year helm at No.1 from 2009-2013 as the best-selling comic series. One Piece settles in at second spot selling more than 4.9 million copies.
The book ranking chart by Japan’s Oricon Entertainment cover the sales from November 2013 to May 2014. Isayama said in the news article in Anime News Network, that "reaching number 1 on Oricon is his once-in-a-lifetime dream and that he thank all readers of Attack on Titan for making it reach the top spot for the first time." Attack on Titan reached No.4 in the first half period in 2011 and 2013, ranking No.1 for the first time this year.
Rounding off the Top 5 in the comic series charts are Kuroko’s Basketball at No.3 with 4.6 million, Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto at No.4 with 3.2 million and Shinobu Ohtaka’s Magi: Labyrinth of Magic at No.5 with 3.1 million.
For the best-selling manga in single volume, “One Piece volume 3” sold more than 2.8 million copies, being the only volume to sell 2 million copies in 2014’s first half chart. Eiichiro Oda’s creation, which follow the adventures of young boy Monkey ’Straw Hat’ Luffy, maintain the top spot for the sixth straight year for single volume manga sales.
Ranked at second spot for the single comic volumes is "Attack on Titan volume" 12 selling 1.7 million copies also according to the report in Anime News Network. The other volumes of the Attack on Titan series (13 volumes) are included in the top 100 comic volumes.
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