One Piece has officially become the most successful manga of all time, with more than 500 million copies sold, surpassing all previous records. This page provides lists of the best-selling comic book series to date, including Japanese manga, American comics and European comics. This list includes comics that have sold at least 100 million copies. One Piece has been the best-selling manga series of all time for the past decade. When it surpassed Dragon Ball (which sold approximately 250 million copies), it became the best-selling manga in history.
It currently has more than 490 million copies in circulation and this number is likely to increase in the future. Is One Piece bigger than Batman? The jury is still out, and unless more figures are released, we may never know for sure. What we do know is that One Piece is a massive and record-breaking franchise. It's also the most popular comic book volume series of all time. However, Batman could still be ahead if all formats are taken into account.
It should be noted that Batman began in 1939, while One Piece began in 1997, which shows how many copies One Piece had to sell to even come close to The Caped Crusader, despite its almost 60 years of advantage. This list is for comics printed in a traditional book format (softcover or hardcover), usually with a number of pages similar to that of novels. Leaving aside comparisons with other comics, the fact that One Piece has become one of only two literary works in history to reach 500 million copies in circulation is an incredible achievement. Not only is it the best-selling manga series in history, but also the best-selling comic book series printed in book volume. The so-called American comic book format consists of thinner stapled periodicals, not volumes. This list is for comic book magazines, which are anthology journals that serialize several different unrelated comic book series.
This list includes Japanese manga magazines, European comic book magazines and English-language comic book magazines. So far, One Piece has sold more than 490 million copies collected in volume, making it the second best-selling comic book series of all time. Batman was clearly outperformed, as the reported sales of all his comics (starting with their first appearance in 1993) only reached 484 million. One Piece's success is unprecedented and unparalleled. It's not only the best-selling manga series ever created but also one of the most successful literary works ever published.
Its popularity continues to grow and its success will likely continue for many years to come.