On Friday (4/2), the social media account of Elex Media Komputindo‘s comic editors posted a list of the publisher’s ten best-selling comics in January 2022. The fifth volume of Jujutsu Kaisen takes the top spot, followed by eight volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and the first volume of Blue Lock in the second and third place.

Here is the full list of Elex Media’s best-selling comics in January 2022:

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen vol. 5 (released on 19 January)
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba vol. 8 (released on 26 January)
  3. Blue Lock vol. 1 (released on 5 January)
  4. Komi Sulit Berkomunikasi (Komi-san wa Komyu-shou desu) vol. 11 (released on 5 January)
  5. A Couple of Cuckoos vol. 1 (released on 5 January)
  6. Q.E.D. iff vol. 4 (released on 5 January)
  7. Eden Zero vol. 10 (released on 5 January)
  8. Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest vol. 6 (released on 12 January)
  9. Star & Dust vol. 1 (released on 5 January)
  10. Teasing Master Takagi vol. 4 (released on 19 January).

The Indonesian release of Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, A Couple of Cuckoos, Q.E.D iff, Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest, Edens ZeroStar & Dust, and Teasing Master Takagi are printed on book paper and retail for IDR 40,000 (about USD 2.8). Blue Lock retails for IDR 45000 (about USD 3.15), while Komi Sulit Berkomunikasi retails for IDR 28,000 (about US$ 1.97).

Written and illustrated by Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen manga tells the story of Yuji Itadori, a student who lives in a world where negative energy called Curse can bring disaster in the world. Itadori’s life changed as he becomes a student at a school that trains Curse exterminators. The manga is serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since March 2018. The manga also had received an anime adaptation, which began airing in October 2020.

Written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotoge​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.​

Written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and drawn by Yusuke Nomura, the story of Blue Lock began with Japan’s elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The elimination prompts the Japan Football Union to start a program for high-school football players in preparation for the 2022 World Cup. The Union initiates a prison-like training institution called Blue Lock, which isolates 300 young forwards and puts them through rigorous training to create “the world’s greatest egoistic striker”. Blue Lock began its serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine in August 2018.

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 were intended for adult audiences under the new imprint called Level Comics.

DISCLAIMER: the prices and availability of books at bookstores/agents may differ especially for regions outside of Java island. To obtain accurate information, it is advised to contact the Customer Service of your stores of choice for confirmation. For Gramedia bookstores, the contact numbers can be obtained via email customercare@gramedia.com.

The Indonesian Anime Times.

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