The Ancient Magus’ Bride Is Best Selling Manga for July 2017

Nielsen BookScan has released its list of the top 20 selling graphic novels for July 2017, and eleven manga titles have made the list:

  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 4 by Kore Yamazaki (#4)
  • The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 5 by Akira Himekawa (#8)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#9)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 13 by Sui Ishida (#10)
  • Berserk Volume 38 by Kentarou Miura (#13)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 1 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 8 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • Blue Exorcist Volume 17 by Kazue Kato (#19)

Source: ANN

ICv2 Releases List of Top 10 Manga Franchises for Spring 2017

ICv2 has released a chart that ranked the top selling manga franchises from Spring 2017 in the United States. ICv2 stated the data reflects sales in all channels, including comic book stores and online.

1. Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga (VIZ Media)
2. Akira Himekawa’s The Legend of Zelda manga (VIZ Media)
3. Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga (VIZ Media)
4. Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga (Kodansha Comics)
5. Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto’s Pokémon Adventures manga (VIZ Media)
6. ONE and Yuusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man manga (VIZ Media)
7. Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga (Dark Horse Comics)
8. Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga (Kodansha Comics)
9. Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga (VIZ Media)
10. Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga (VIZ Media)

Source: ANN

Berserk Manga Goes Back on Hiatus Until Winter

This year’s 13th issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine is revealing that Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga is going back on hiatus until “around winter.” The issue on will feature a new chapter.

Miura had resumed the manga in the seventh issue of Young Animal, which shipped on March 24, 2017. The manga had been running on a monthly schedule (Hakusensha publishes Young Animal twice a month).

The manga’s previous hiatus lasted from September 2016-March 2017.

Source: ANN

English Cast Announced for the New Berserk Anime

The English cast has been announced for the new Berserk anime:

  • Kaiji Tang is Guts
  • Steve Cannon is Griffith
  • Max Mittelman is Serpico
  • Erik Scott Kimerer is Isidro
  • Doug Stone is Adolf
  • Erica Mendez is Rickert
  • G.K. Bowes is Collette
  • Jake Eberle is Narrator
  • Abbot Kefford is Godo
  • Kyle McCarley is Judeau
  • Mela Lee is Schierke
  • Ray Chase is Mozgus
  • Wendee Lee is Luca
  • Brianna Knickerbocker is Erica
  • Chris Smith is King of Midland
  • Kirk Thornton is additional voices

Michael McConnohie is directing.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Stream New Berserk Anime’s Second Season and Compilation Special

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the second season of the new Berserk anime, as well as the compilation special for the first season. Both the second season and the compilation special will be available to users worldwide outside of Asia, New Zealand, and Australia.

The anime adapts Kentarou Miura’s dark fantasy manga of the same name. Miura himself is serving as executive supervisor for the series. Shin Itagaki is directing the anime. Makoto Fukami is supervising the series scripts in collaboration with Takashi Yamashita. Hisashi Abe is designing the characters. Shiro Sagisu is composing the music.

The second season of the new Berserk anime is scheduled to premiere in Japanese television on April 7, 2017.

Source: ANN

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: October 16-22, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of October 16-22, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 9 enters the list at number one.

2. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up one spot to number two in its 68th week on the list.

3. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls two spots to number three in its 59th week on the list.

4. One-Punch Man Volume 8 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 8 re-enters at number four in its fifth week on the list.

5. Magika Swordsman and Summoner Volume 5 by Mitsuki Mihara and MonRin

Seven Seas Entertainment’s release of Magika Swordsman and Summoner Volume 5 enters the list at number five.

6. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 8 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 8 re-enters at number six in its ninth week on the list.

7. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama

Kodansha Comics’ release of Attack on Titan Volume 1 re-enters at number seven in its 125th week on the list.

8. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 re-enters at number eight in its 40th week on the list.

9. Berserk Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura

Dark Horse Comics’ release of Berserk Volume 1 re-enters at number nine in its third week on the list.

10. Assassination Classroom Volume 12 by Yusei Matsui

VIZ Media’s release of Assassination Classroom Volume 12 falls six spots to number ten in its third week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: October 2-8, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga for the week of October 2-8, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Yona of the Dawn Volume 2 by Mizuho Kusanagi

VIZ Media’s release of Yona of the Dawn Volume 2 enters the list at number one.

2. Food Wars! Volume 14 by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki

VIZ Media’s release of Food Wars! Volume 14 enters the list at number two.

3. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 moves back up six spots to number three in its 66th week on the list.

4. Assassination Classroom Volume 12 by Yusei Matsui

VIZ Media’s release of Assassination Classroom Volume 12 enters the list at number four.

5. Black Clover Volume 3 by Yuki Tabata

VIZ Media’s release of Black Clover Volume 3 enters the list at number five.

6. The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 6 by Aya Shouoto

VIZ Media’s release of The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 6 enters the list at number six.

7. Berserk Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura

Dark Horse Manga’s release of Berserk Volume 1 falls one spot to number seven in its second week on the list.

8. Twin Star Exorcists Volume 6 by Yoshiaki Sukeno

VIZ Media’s release of Twin Star Exorcists Volume 6 enters the list at number eight.

9. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 8 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 8 moves back up one spot to number nine in its eighth week on the list.

10. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 falls eight spots to number ten in its 57th week on the list.

Source: The New York Times