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SPY x FAMILY dominated in sales in Japan during the month of April-2022

the japanese portal Oricon was updated with the cumulative sales results by manga franchises in Japan for the month of April-2022. He highlighted the fact that the manga of Tatsuya Endo, SPY x FAMILY, accumulated 2,303,434 copies sold, taking the first position on the list. It should be remembered that this manga has an anime adaptation currently on air and, in fact, several series that meet this criteria appeared on the list.

  • 1. SPY x FAMILY – 2,303,434 copies sold.
  • 2. Jujutsu Kaisen – 2,022,059 copies sold.
  • 3.One Piece – 1,515,148 copies sold.
  • 4.Tokyo Avengers – 1,146,363 copies sold.
  • 5.Detective Conan – 510,418 copies sold.
  • 6. Takopii no Genzai (Takopi’s Original Sin) – 444,003 copies sold.
  • 7. Golden Kamuy – 350,746 copies sold.
  • 8. Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru (My Dress Up Darling) – 257,178 copies sold.
  • 9.Dragon Ball Super – 241,816 copies sold.
  • 10. Ao Ashi – 231,798 copies sold.

Regarding the series in broadcast, it is worth highlighting ao ashi with 231,798 copies sold and the tenth position, Komi-san wa, komyushou Desu (Komi Can’t Communicate) with 184,086 copies sold and the twelfth position; Y Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie) with 124,873 copies sold and the twentieth position. Also, Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru (My Dress Up Darling) got the eighth position with 251,178 copies sold.


Tatsuya started publishing the manga through the website Shōnen Jump Plus from the publisher Shueisha in March 2019. The publisher published the eighth compilation volume in November 2021, followed by the ninth on April 4 in Japan. An anime adaptation produced by the collaboration between WIT Studio Y CloverWorks It has been broadcast since April 9.

Synopsis for SPY x FAMILY

For the agent known as “Twilight”, no order is too high if it is for the sake of peace. Operating as Westalis’ master spy, Twilight works tirelessly to stop extremists from unleashing a war with neighboring Ostania. For his latest mission, he must investigate Ostanian politician Donovan Desmond by infiltrating his son’s school: the prestigious Eden Academy. Thus, the agent faces the most difficult task of his career: getting married, having a child and playing family.

Twilight, or “Loid Forger”, quickly adopts humble orphan Anya to play the role of a six-year-old daughter and prospective Eden Academy student. As a wife, she meets Yor Briar, an absent-minded office worker who needs a fake partner to impress her friends. However, Loid is not the only one with a hidden nature. Yor is actually the deadly assassin “Thorn Princess” and for her, marrying Loid creates the perfect cover. Meanwhile, Anya is not the ordinary girl that she appears to be; she is an esper, the product of secret experiments that allow her to read minds. Although she discovers her true identities, Anya is thrilled that her new parents are cool secret agents! She would never tell them, of course. That would spoil the fun.

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