Both Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia are sensational anime/manga that have captured the fandom’s attention for quite a while.
The first volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga by Koyoharu Gotouge and the first and 29th volumes of My Hero Academia manga by Kohei Horikoshi ranked on the monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list of The New York Times in early October.
While the 1st volume of My Hero Academia ranked at #6, the 29th volume ranked at #2. On the other hand, the first volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ranked at #11 on the bestseller’s list.
Competing with Western comics and graphic books, it’s not that easy to rank in the top 10. But My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer have done it.
The New York Times began making its first bestseller list for Graphic Books and Manga in October 2019, and it is one category of the newspaper’s new bestseller lists.
The last September, the 11th volume of Jujutsu Kaisen manga by Gege Akutami ranked at #2 on the list, and the 23rd volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba also ranked at #3.
Chainsaw Man manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto also played a significant role by ranking at #4. Junjo Ito’s Sensor manga ranked at #6 and the 28th volume of My Hero Academia at #9.