Yen Press and LibraryPass to Distribute Digital Manga to Libraries and Schools Through Comics Plus

LibraryPass and Yen Press have announced a distribution agreement to make a selection of Yen Press’ digital catalog available to libraries and schools through Comics Plus. Comics Plus allows readers unlimited online and offline access to digital comics, graphic novels, and manga at a library or school.

Yen Press will add over 100 titles to the service, including Western comics. The service will include the following manga:

  • Star Wars: Lost Stars
  • Star Wars: Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • New Japan Academy Volume 1: The Tale of Tetsuya Naito
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days
  • Big Hero 6

Source: ANN

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Is Highest Ranking Manga on Diamond’s Graphic Novels List for 2015

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced its list of the 1,000 bestselling comics and graphic novels for 2015. VIZ Media’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by Shotaro Ishinomori ranked at #105 on the list of top graphic novels, making it the highest placed manga on the list.

The following manga also appeared on Diamond’s list:

  • #145: Attack on Titan 1 by Hajime Isayama
  • #149: Tokyo Ghoul 1 by Sui Ishida
  • #320: Tokyo Ghoul 2 by Sui Ishida
  • #330: Attack on Titan 15 by Hajime Isayama
  • #373: Attack on Titan 2 by Hajime Isayama
  • #374: One-Punch Man 1 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE
  • #386: Tokyo Ghoul 3 by Sui Ishida
  • #418 (tie): Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 7 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
  • #435: Big Hero 6 1 by Haruki Ueno
  • #436: Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga 2 by Jiro Kuwata
  • #449 (tie): Death Note Black Edition 1 by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba
  • #449 (tie): Naruto 69 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #451 (tie): Attack on Titan 16 by Hajime Isayama
  • #462 (tie): Naruto 70 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #500: Naruto 72 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #528: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1 by Akira Himekawa
  • #538: Sailor Moon 1 (Kodansha Edition) by Naoko Takeuchi
  • #572 (tie): One-Punch Man 2 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE
  • #610: Attack on Titan 17 by Hajime Isayama
  • #617: Naruto 71 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #682: Tokyo Ghoul 4 by Sui Ishida
  • #683 (tie): Attack on Titan 3 by Hajime Isayama
  • #685 (tie): Sword Art Online: Progressive 1 by Reki Kawahara and Kiseki Himura
  • #729 (tie): Kill la Kill 1 by Kazuki Nakashima and Ryou Akizuki
  • #773 (tie): The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask by Akira Himekawa
  • #825: Black Butler 1 by Yana Toboso
  • #828 (tie): Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 4 by Ryo Suzukaze and THORES Shibamoto
  • #921: Attack on Titan: No Regrets 1 by Hajime Isayama, Hikaru Suruga, and Gun Snark
  • #942: New Lone Wolf and Cub 4 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, and Hideki Mori
  • #964 (tie): Assassination Classroom 2 by Yusei Matsui
  • #979 (tie): The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 2 by Akira Himekawa
  • #993 (tie): Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 8 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
  • #995 (tie): New Lone Wolf and Cub 5 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, and Hideki Mori

Diamond also reported that VIZ Media ranked as the 10th highest-selling comic book and graphic novel publisher in 2015, with a 0.93% retail dollar share and 0.35% unit share for the year. The publisher shipped 270 graphic novel titles in 2015.

Diamond’s rankings include sales made to comic book specialty shops worldwide, and may also include sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores.

Source: ANN

Attack On Titan Volume 15 Is the Sixth Best-Selling Graphic Novel for April 2015

Nielsen BookScan has announced the top twenty selling graphic novels in the United States for April 2015. Four manga titles made the list:

  • Attack on Titan Volume 15 by Hajime Isayama (#6)
  • Big Hero 6 Volume 1 by Haruki Ueno (#11)
  • Naruto Volume 69 by Masashi Kishimoto (#12)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#14)

Source: The Fandom Post