Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo has announced the list of their best selling comics in 2019. In the list, Gosho Aoyama’s Detective Conan once again dominates with volumes 94 to 96 taking the top three positions.
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Here is the complete list of the best-selling comics from Elex Media in 2019:
1. Detective Conan 95
2. Detective Conan 96
3. Detective Conan 94
4. Boruto – Naruto Next Generation 1
5. One Piece 87
6. One Piece 88
7. One Piece 89
8. Boruto – Naruto Next Generation 2
9. Kungfu Boy Legends 23
10. Si Juki Seri Jalan-Jalan Nusantara: Petualangan di Labuan Bajo – Flores
While most of the comics in the list are Japanese comics, Faza Meonk’s Si Juki Seri Jalan-Jalan Nusantara: Petualangan di Labuan Bajo-Flores takes the tenth place. The comic is one of Si Juki Seri Jalan-Jalan Nusantara (Si Juki Exploring the Archipelago Series) that aims to promote ten tourist destinations in Indonesia. Si Juki itself is a fictional character created by Faza Meonk under Pionicon Management. The character has also been featured in various comics, merchandise, mobile game and a full-length animated feature film debuting in December 2017.
Written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama, Detective Conan (also known as Case Closed) is serialized in Weekly Shounen Sunday Magazine (Shogakukan) since 1994. The story follows a high school detective named Sinichi Kudo whose body has been shrunk by a poison created by a mysterious organization called “Black Organization”. While the Black Organization assumes he has been killed, Shinichi disguises himself as a kid named Conan Edogawa, solving criminal cases while investigating the mysteries of the Black Organization.
Elex Media Komputindo is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics.
The Indonesian Anime Times