The 57th volume of One Piece has hit a record, most copies in its first printing.Â The publisher Shueisha will print 3 million copies of the 57th volume; One Pieceâ€™s 56th volume previously held the record at 2.85 million printings.
So far, Shueisha has published over 176 million copies of the books in the series, and 14.7 million of them were sold from November 17, 2008 to November 22, 2009. This made One Piece the top-selling series of 2009. The four top-selling manga books published in 2009 were One Piece volumes 52 to 55. (Volume 56 was not included since it shipped after the survey cutoff date.)
This new record set was not just for just manga, but for all books.