One Piece, the manga with 25 million sales in France

Published for more than twenty years in France, it continues to experience record sales levels.

Japanese manga creator Eiichiro Oda has been drawing and scripting for more than twenty years One piece , a saga-river and still unfinished whose hundredth volume will be released in September in Japan. Major work of the sector, One piece has sold over 480 million copies worldwide – compared to 370 million in sales for 38 licensed albums Asterix . And its weight in France remains striking. Its publisher, Glénat, announced this week that volume 1 of the series, published for the first time in France in 2000, has just passed the milestone of one million copies sold.

And the saga continues to conquer new generations of readers. In the year 2020 alone, the first volume of One piece sold 78,000 copies, 89% more than in 2019, and 135% more than in 2018. The other 97 volumes are also experiencing strong sales momentum.

In January and February, the entire series sold 570,000 copies, 115% more than the year

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