One Piece manga volume 67 comes out in Friday and has already defeated the record for first print copies. The last record was again achieved by Eiichiro Oda’s adventure fantasy manga – 4 million copies while this one is 4,005,000. Five thousand more.
The record is valid for all books in Japan and not only manga volumes. This is just a beating of One Piece’s own record, as mentioned above; however, the most interesting fact about this achievement is that this is not the first time the situation occurs. One Piece volume 56 was the first OP book to set any record for the first print. It was December 2009 when it came out of printing, freshly copied just 2,850,000 times. It was a manga record. The first all-books record in the field was achieved when the following volume 57 defeated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with a total of 3,000,000 first-print copies while J.K. Rowling’s fifth book scored 2,900,000.
After that very moment, Eiichiro Oda‘s pirate-themed manga about the Strawhats and their leader Monkey D. Luffy not only manages to keep up, but sets record after record on the Japanese market. The only exceptions to the succession were volumes 62, which was printed right after the earthquake events in March last year, 65 and 66. Actually, volume 67’s 4,005,000 copies are an incredible number, but what’s more incredible is that there are usually more than one editions.
Source: ManTan Web
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