The National Publishing Association and Publishing Science Institute have confirmed that the domestic Japanese Manga industry reached ¥675.9 billion ($5.9 billion) in 2021, an increase of 10.3% year-over-year. This is the third consecutive year that the industry has experienced growth. The group also revealed that digital sales increased by over 20.3% year-over-year whilst print sales dropped by 2.3%.
Manga magazines, both physical and digital, have also experienced a decline in sales. Compiled volume releases however saw an increase in sales, mostly thanks to Jujutsu Kaisen and Tokyo Revengers. None of these states includes performance from Western sales. The Japanese manga industry’s growth seems to buck the trend of comic sales going down a cliff with revenue in Japan being over five times higher than in the West.