Top 10 Best-selling Mangaka

Last month’s Nikkei Entertainment magazine had a listing of top 50 best-selling mangaka. FYI, I list the top 10 here, together with the number of their books sold since Jan 2010:

Eiichiro Oda (ONE PIECE) – 54,856,000 copies
Masashi Kishimoto (NARUTO) – 11,035,000 copies
Karuho Shiina (Kimi ni Todoke) – 8,768,000 copies
Hiro Mashima (FAIRY TAIL) – 7,743,000 copies
Taito Kubo (BLEACH) – 6,954,000 copies
Takeshi Obata (Bakuman) – 6,264,000 copies
Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama) – 6,227,000 copies
Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist) – 5,883,000 copies
Hikaru Nakamura (Saint Young Men) – 5,541,000 copies
Hiroshi Shiibashi (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan) – 4,623,000 copies

Black Butler comes in 26th with 2,358,000 copies sold.