On 3 August 2021, the Twitter account of Elex Media Komputindo‘s editors of comics has posted a list of the publisher’s ten best-selling comic books in the month of September 2021. The seventh volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba takes the top spot of the month’s list.

Here is the full list of Elex Media’s best-selling comics in September 2021:

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba vol. 7 (released on 15 September)
  2. Shaman King Complete Edition vol. 1 (released on 8 September)
  3. Attack on Titan vol. 31 (released on 8 September)
  4. Hanako si Arwah Penasaran (Jibaku Shonen Hanako-kun) vol. 14 (released on 15 September)
  5. A Man and His Cat vol. 4 (released on 8 September)
  6. Memoir of Vanitas vol. 7 (released on 8 September)
  7. Detektif Kindaichi Premium vol. 28 (released on 15 September)
  8. Regarding Reincarnated to Slime vol. 9 (released on 15 September)
  9. Seven Deadly Sins vol. 38 (released on 15 September)
  10. Black Clover vol. 16 (released on 22 September)

Demon Slayer, Shaman King, A Man and His Cat, Detektif Kindaichi Premium, and Black Clover are printed on book paper and retail for IDR 40,000 (about US$ 2.8), except for Detektif Kindaichi Premium which retails for IDR 50,000 (about US$ 3.5), and Shaman King Complete Edition which is a 2-in1 omnibus that retails for IDR 75,000 (about US$ 5.27). Attack on Titan and Memoir of Vanitas retail for IDR 30,000 (about US$ 2.1), while Hanako si Arwah Penasaran, Regarding Reincarnated to Slime, and Seven Deadly Sins retail for IDR 28,000 (about US$ 1.97).

Written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge​, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba tells the story of Tanjirou Kamado, the eldest son of a poor family who lives during the Taisho era.​ One day, his whole family were slaughtered by an unknown demon when he left home to selling charcoal. The only family member who survived is her little sister Nezuko. Unfortunately, Nezuko also begins to transform into a demon. Now Tanjirou has to undergo a dangerous journey to find a cure his half-demon sister.​

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been serialized since February 2016 in Weekly Shōnen Jump​ Magazine. The manga has also been adapted into an anime television series which aired from April 6 to September 28, 2019​, produced by Studio Ufotable. The Mugen Train Arc has also been made into a feature anime film released in 2020 and a second season is coming in 2021.

Elex Media Komputindo is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics. Since 2005, Elex Media also published comics that intended for adult audiences under the new imprint called Level Comics.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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