My Hero Academia Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for September 2021

Manga volumes occupied 19 spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for September 2021:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 29 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 8 by Kentarou Miura (#5)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#6)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 14 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#10)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#11)
  • Sensor Hardcover by Junji Ito (#12)
  • Given Volume 6 by Natsuki Kizu (#13)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 11 by Gege Akutami (#14)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#15)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 6 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#18)
  • Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito (#19)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 9 by Akira Himekawa (#20)

Source: ANN

Chainsaw Man Wins Best Manga at the Harvey Awards

The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, awarded Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man (translated by Amanda Haley) with the Best Manga award.

Fujimoto provided a statement for the awards ceremony, stating:

Thank you for the insanely awesome award! It’s the best award of any awards that exist in America! I consider this crude manga of mine unbefitting of any award, but I plan to continue packing it full of all the things that I love.

If you ever happen to be handing out awards again, hit me up! Thank you very much!

Chainsaw Man competed against Naoki Urasawa’s Asadora!, Keito Gaku’s Boys Run the Riot, Junji Ito’s Remina, and Tatsuya Endō’s SPY x FAMILY.

Source: ANN

Manga Review: Chainsaw Man Volume Seven

Chainsaw Man Volume Seven ups the ante for Denji by putting him into the worst danger he’s been in up to this point in the series.

Chainsaw Man Volume 7
Written by: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: October 5, 2021

The volume opens with Denji having a nightmare and being reminded of Reze when he has some coffee. He thinks that with Reze gone, he’ll never feel joy or sadness ever again… but this doesn’t last long. Shortly after, Makima shows up and asks Denji, Power, and Aki if they would like to accompany her on a trip to Enoshima. Of course, Denji finds happiness right away after she asks. I knew Denji’s emotional slump wasn’t going to last for long.

Unfortunately, his happiness doesn’t last long, either, because a group of Public Safety Devil Hunters shows up and shares a news report about Denji after he had transformed into Chainsaw Man. Makima realizes that Reze’s goal had been to make sure the whole world knows about Denji’s existence, since the Public Safety Devil Hunters had been trying to use media blackouts to hide his existence. As Makima explains, Denji (who isn’t either a devil or a fiend) is very valuable, and just about every country is going to want him. With this development, the trip to Enoshima is postponed, because Denji will need to be looked after by bodyguards all the time. Makima knows that assassins are going to be sent to kill Denji, and she tells him to consider himself without freedom for the foreseeable future.

This then leads into introducing several new characters, all of whom are assassins from other countries. First, we’re introduced to three brothers from America who believe they’re immortal because of the times they survived after encountering a devil. They also have an interesting ability, which we see one of them use later in the chapter. We’re also introduced to Tolka and his master, who hail from the Soviet Union, and are also coming after Denji. We see the start of their plan in this volume, but they don’t quite finish it before the end of it. I suspect this could be a plot point in Volume Eight. Quanxi is a female assassin from China, who surrounds herself with a bunch of odd and unusual women. There’s also an older man from Germany who goes by the name of “Santa Claus”… but the name doesn’t fit him because he comes across as rather repulsive.

The volume also introduces some new characters who serve as Denji’s bodyguards. Kusakabe, Tamaki, and Yoshida all come from Public Safety Devil Extermination Division 2. They, along with Angel and Aki, are Denji’s bodyguards. There’s supposed to be three more, but the American assassins kill the three of them. One of the brothers takes on the face of one of the killed bodyguards and tries to slip in. Power does something quite by accident that ends up revealing his true face. But the true new bodyguards that we meet (especially Kusakabe and Tamaki) reveal they have impressive powers near the end of the volume when they’re protecting Denji from an attack perpetrated by Santa Claus and his minions.

While most of the focus of the volume is on Denji, we get a scene of Aki having a flashback to a conversation he had with the Angel Devil, and it gives a little background about Devils and how they have an endless cycle of death and rebirth. If this wasn’t fascinating enough, the Angel Devil mentions the last sound a devil hears before dying in hell…and let’s just say that the sound that is described is… intriguing.

A lot of new characters are introduced in Volume Seven, and Denji finds himself in some rough situations after the various assassins arrive in Japan. And once all these new characters arrive, a lot starts happening in the story. I admit that there were times I had a hard time keeping up with what was happening because so much was taking place. The volume ends with a cliffhanger, and it makes the reader want to read the next volume in order to find out what happens next. Even with all of the new characters and some of the confusion that arises while reading this volume of Chainsaw Man, I would still recommend it to readers who have been reading and following the series up to this point.

The reviewer was provided a review copy by VIZ Media

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VIZ Media Announces December 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga and anime releases for December 2021.

Shonen Jump

Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater
Story and Art by Akira Toriyama

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$34.99

From Akira Toriyama, the legendary manga creator of Dragon Ball, comes this special collection of short stories spanning the first few decades of his career. Serving as both a collection of his early works and a history of his life as a manga writer and illustrator, this giant tome is packed with everything you could ever want as a fan of classic shonen manga.

Kaiju No. 8 Volume 1
Story and Art by Naoya Matsumoto

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

With the highest kaiju-emergence rates in the world, Japan is no stranger to attack by deadly monsters. Enter the Japan Defense Force, a military organization tasked with the neutralization of kaiju. Kafka Hibino, a kaiju corpse cleanup man, has always dreamed of joining the force and wants another shot at achieving his childhood dream of eliminating the kaiju. But how can he expect to fight kaiju when he suddenly becomes one himself?

Chainsaw Man Volume 8
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

As Quanxi and the members of the Special Division battle it out over Denji, the mysterious Santa Claus makes his move. But things are not as they appear, and nobody will be prepared for the darkness and despair about to be unleashed.

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 13
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Dagon has evolved into a terrifying curse, releasing a flood of endless cursed energy attacks at Nabito, Maki and Nanami. At the same time, a group of curse users devoted to Geto attempt to summon the jujutsu world’s most terrifying threat.

We Never Learn Volume 19
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

On the day of their entrance exam, Fumino manages to save Nariyuki from a disastrous fall, only to hurt herself in the process. Feeling guilty about Fumino’s injury, Nariyuki takes it upon himself to look after her. Will this bring the two closer?

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 21
Story and Art by Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will Yu be able to handle Tsubame’s answer to his love confession? Then, dropping by Miyuki’s home unannounced surprises Kaguya more than the Shiroganes. As Kaguya’s family interferes with her future plans, she becomes determined to not only break free of them, but also make reparations to their victims. First, though, she must strike a deal with the devil.

Shojo Beat

Rosen Blood Volume 1
Story and Art by Kachiru Ishizue

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Rescued from a horrendous carriage accident, Stella awakens at a gothic manor in the company of her saviors—a group of impossibly gorgeous young men. Their gentlemanly manners conceal a brutal, inhuman thirst. Can she unravel the mystery of their condition and escape before it’s too late to tell danger from passion?

Yakuza Lover Volume 3
Story and Art by Nozomi Mino

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$9.99

Reunited at last, Oya and Yuri savor their first night back in each other’s arms by making love until Yuri faints from exhaustion. Later, Yuri returns to her normal life in Japan, but it isn’t long before Oya comes to pick her up. He’s prepared a private villa for the two of them to relive their summertime romp together. But it soon becomes clear that Oya has been hiding something from Yuri.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 33
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Forbidden from contacting Hak and the Four Dragons, Yona sneaks out of her room at Hiryuu Palace. But when she comes face-to-face with Su-won, what words will she have for her father’s murderer? Later, Yona uncovers some past mysteries about Su-won’s parents.

Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 26
Story and Art by Yuki Midorikawa

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The mystery of the missing Nyanko Sensei intensifies as Natsume and the prominent exorcists Natori and Matoba encounter a powerful, malevolent ceramic puppet with an appetite for clay kitties. Natsume and the exorcists must work together to bring it down, but how can Natsume team up with someone he doesn’t trust?

Queen’s Quality Volume 13
Story and Art by Kyousuke Motomi

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Kyutaro manages to lure the Seiryu snake into his and Fumi’s special Mind Vault, where much is at stake. Will Kyutaro be able to defeat this wily snake and save Aoi Shinonome, the man slated to be the next leader of the Seiryu Clan? Meanwhile, members of the mysterious Suzaku Gate break their silence.

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand (Novel)
Original Concept by Hiromu Arakawa, Story by Makoto Inoue

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Price: USA$10.99

The mining town of Xenotime has seen better days. Once renowned for its skilled goldsmiths, it now lies forgotten in a sea of sand, its mines empty and its fields barren. The townsfolk’s only hope lies with the talented state alchemist Edward Elric and his brother, Alphonse. But who is the real Edward Elric? When the Fullmetal Alchemist and his brother arrive in Xenotime searching for the Philosopher’s Stone, they discover that two strangers have stolen their names and their reputations. Will the real Elric brothers set things right, or will the battle between the true and false brothers shatter Xenotime’s only chance for survival? Plus a bonus story, The Phantom of Warehouse 13.

Pokemon Pocket Comics: Sun & Moon
Story and Art by Santa Harukaze

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$10.99

A very punny collection of Pokemon: Sun & Moon four-panel comics and vital statistics. Litten, Rockruff, Popplio, Bewear and many more of your Pokemon friends from the Alola region romp through the pages of this hysterical collection of Pokemon four-panel comics. Plus, classic favorite Pokemon like Pikachu, Psyduck and Eevee. Gotta laugh at them all.

Kirby Manga Mania Volume 3
Story and Art by Hirokazu Hikawa

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

Kirby dances onto the stage once again in this collection of classic—and new—comics for all ages. When everyone’s favorite pink puff finds out he’s shot to video game superstar status, he gets greedy for more, causing King Dedede and the rest of Dream Land to hammer some sense into him.

Pokemon: Sword & Shield Volume 2
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Henry, Casey and their friends arrive at Motostoke to participate in the Gym Challenge. They’ve missed the opening ceremonies, but they’re still able to join in the challenges. Henry’s first official battle pits him against Gym Leader Milo. Will Henry’s first Dynamax battle also be his last?

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 8
Story and Art by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Aquarium Club is finally coming alive after welcoming new members, but summer is nearing and Koyuki has started studying hard for exams. Working up her resolve, Koyuki invites Konatsu on a moonlit walk on the beach where she bares her heart about an important choice. Graduation is approaching and the time they have left together is more precious than ever, but how does Konatsu respond to hearing Koyuki’s decision?

VIZ Signature

Fist of the North Star Volume 3
Story by Buronson, Art by Tetsuo Hara

On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Ken’s mastery of Hokuto Shinken, the Divine Fist of the North Star, has no equal among the debased gangs that prey on the ruins of civilization. But Ken is not the only martial artist out there. Rei, a user of the Nanto Suichoken technique, is on a journey to find his sister, who is being held by a brutal band of savages known as the Fangs. Ken and Rei team up to find her, and woe to any who stand in their way.

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 6
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: November 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$24.99

Yusaku Godai and apartment manager Kyoko Otonashi take Nozomu Nikaido under their wing when the 18-year-old student moves into Maison Ikkoku. After Nikaido falls victim to Mr. Yotsuya’s pranks, he is bent on revenge, but is Nikaido any match for the mysterious trickster?

Real Volume 15
Story and Art by Takehiko Inoue

On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Out of shape and out of practice, Nomiya comes to terms with the reality of where he’s at in basketball and in life. Meanwhile, Togawa faces one of the biggest disappointments in his wheelchair basketball career. And just when Takahashi finds a glimmer of hope in playing ball again, he’s confronted by the enormity of how much he has to overcome. Will their passion for the game be strong enough to pull them through?

Levius/est Volume 9
Story and Art by Haruhisa Nakata

On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Levius succeeds in defeating Oliver at the deadly Southern Slam tournament, with dire consequences. But he doesn’t have any desire—or time—to celebrate the victory as he ascends to the level of champion. The appearance of Arthur Graynore, a Grade I, Rank 2 M.M.A. fighter, and the co-founder of Amethyst, means the fight to become est, a god, is not over.

Golden Kamuy Volume 24
Story and Art by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

The search for the tattooed convicts leads Sugimoto, Asirpa and Shiraishi to the infamous Botaro the Pirate, a man with nearly superhuman swimming abilities. Tracking him down will test Sugimoto’s claim of immortality! Meanwhile, a serial killer stalks the back alleys of Sapporo—but is he another escapee from Abashiri prison or someone else? The murders draw in Lieutenant Tsurumi and Hijikata, and a deadly confrontation is building—but this time, who is the hunter and who is the hunted?

Shonen Sunday

Call of the Night Volume 5
Story and Art by Kotoyama

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Ko seriously considers the pros and cons of becoming a vampire. But every human has a different take on it, and one of them just wants to kill them all. Then, when the police are alerted to Ko’s nighttime jaunts, they start to cramp his style. Ko learns something surprising about vampire Hakka—and gets a tempting offer. Nazuna has a change of heart—but not about everything. And Ko wants to know what vampire Kiku’s intentions are regarding Ko’s deliciously human friend Mahiru…

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 16
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

It’s Sports Day at Itan High and the students are brimming with competitive spirit. But when Tadano forgets his lunch, his classmates put aside their rivalries and team up to make sure he gets full. Can Komi and Manbagi work up the courage to hand-feed their crush, or will they be the only lunchtime losers?

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Volume 16
Story and Art by Kagiji Kumanomata

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Demon King Twilight’s childhood friend Zetsuran sneaks into the castle determined to be reunited with him, but the princess keeps getting in her way. Hades wants to reconcile with his little brother Zeus, and naturally the princess gets mixed up in their business too. Meanwhile, Alazif the grimoire gets a form of hay fever that has unfortunate magical symptoms. If stepping on a butterfly in a primeval forest can drastically change the future, what impact would a princess stealing an ancient duvet ten years in the past have? Plus the princess goes on a fishing trip with the Demon King and Poseidon. What could possibly go right?

Top 20 Selling Manga for August 2021

NPD BookScan has published the top 20 selling manga in the United States for August 2021:

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 11 by Gege Akutami
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  3. Chainsaw Man Volume 6 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. Sensor Hardcover by Junji Ito
  6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5 Golden Wind Volume 1
  7. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  8. Haikyu!! Volume 45 by Haruichi Furudate
  9. The Promised Neverland Volume 20 by Kaiu Shirai
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  11. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  13. Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito
  14. Uzumaki 3-in-1 Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito
  15. Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 2 by Kentarou Miura
  16. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 14 by Tomohito Oda
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. Love is Hard for Otaku Volume 1 by Fujita
  19. Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura
  20. One Piece Volume 1 Omnibus Edition by Eiichiro Oda

Source: The Fandom Post

Jujutsu Kaisen Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for August 2021

Manga volumes occupied 19 spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for August 2021:

  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 11 by Gege Akutami (#1)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#2)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 6 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • Sensor Hardcover by Junji Ito (#5)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5 Golden Wind Volume 1 (#6)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#7)
  • Haikyu!! Volume 45 by Haruichi Furudate (#8)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 20 by Kaiu Shirai (#9)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#12)
  • Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito (#13)
  • Uzumaki 3-in-1 Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito (#14)
  • Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 2 by Kentarou Miura (#16)
  • Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 14 by Tomohito Oda (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • Love is Hard for Otaku Volume 1 by Fujita (#19)
  • Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura (#20)

Source: ANN

Chainsaw Man Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for July 2021

Manga volumes occupied 17 spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for July 2021:

  • Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami (#4)
  • Uzumaki 3-in-1 Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito (#6)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (#10)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#11)
  • Hunter x Hunter Volume 1 by Yoshihiro Togashi (#12)
  • Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito (#13)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 10 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#14)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 2 by Hajime Isayama (#15)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 22 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#16)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 6 by Gege Akutami (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata (#19)
  • Naruto Volume 1 by Masashi Kishimoto (#20)

Source: ANN

Manga Review: Chainsaw Man Volume Six

Chainsaw Man Volume Six focuses on Denji’s new love interest, Reze.

Chainsaw Man Volume Six
Written by: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: August 3, 2021

The beginning of the volume sees Reze asking Denji to leave Public Safety and run away with her. Even though he was feeling conflicted between Makima and Reze in the previous volume, we saw Denji caving enough to Reze that I was almost afraid he would decide to go with her. But, Denji actually surprised me… he turned her down, and even shares how he’s actually starting to enjoy being part of Public Safety. But when Reze flat out states that Denji is in love with someone else, he drops his guard… and she kisses him. But we see it isn’t an ordinary kiss, because when the two part, we see that Reze has bitten off part of Denji’s tongue. Not only that, we see her cut off one of Denji’s hands.

In the previous volume, I thought something felt off about Reze, and it turns out I was right to suspect that she wasn’t what she appeared to be. When she’s about to take his heart, Beam (the Shark Fiend) swoops in to try to get Denji to safety. Beam also reveals that Reze has devil powers that allow her to explode to kill her prey but not kill her.

Oh boy. Denji’s weakness for women has brought about danger not only to himself, but to his comrades as well. Reze transforms into a devil, and she chases Denji and Beam, trying to attack them as she does.

Meanwhile, Aki and Angel Devil are visiting Aki’s old friend, who is part of Division 2. Unfortunately, Beam brings Denji to this location to get him some help, and Reze is hot on their trail. In her effort to capture Denji, Reze kills others and creates chaos. Unfortunately for Aki, his friend that he came to visit was one of Reze’s victims. This is important later when it appears Angel Devil will be blown away and killed. Even though Aki will have some of his life span siphoned off if he touches her, he grabs her hand in order to save her. When she asks why Aki took this risk, he says that he doesn’t want to see another one of his comrades killed right in front of him. You have to feel for Aki, though, because he’s right. Over the course of these six volumes, Aki has now seen two of his comrades die in front of him. This can’t be a good thing for his psyche, and his desire to not want to see any other comrades killed in front of him makes a lot of sense.

Volume Six is one of the more violent volumes for the Chainsaw Man manga. With Reze’s detonation ability, as well as her attacks on Denji (biting off part of his tongue, for example), there’s more blood and violence than we’ve seen in the previous volumes. This volume is also more action-oriented and has a lot more action panels and less dialogue overall, so it makes this volume a relatively quick read.

Even with the increase in violence, Chainsaw Man Volume Six is a logical way to continue the overarching story of the series. Hopefully Denji will learn at least one lesson after what happens in this volume, and that he can experience some more growth and development as a character. Since this volume ends with the completion of this arc, I really have no idea what to expect in Volume Seven. So I’m going to be curious to see what the next volume has to offer the reader and how it will continue Denji’s story.

The reviewer was provided a review copy by VIZ Media

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Harvey Awards Announces Manga Nominees

The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, revealed its list of nominations for this year’s awards.

The nominees for the Best Manga category include:

  • Naoki Urasawa’s Asadora! (VIZ Media)
  • Keito Gaku’s Boys Run the Riot (Kodansha Comics)
  • Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man by (VIZ Media)
  • Junji Ito’s Remina (VIZ Media)
  • Tatsuya Endō’s SPY x FAMILY (VIZ Media)

Unlike the Eisner Awards and other awards in the North American comic book industry, the Harvey Awards are nominated and selected by the comic book professionals themselves.

The Harvey Awards will have a digital event this year for the second year in a row. The ceremony will have a livestream during New York Comic Con, which will take place from October 7-10, 2021.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for June 2021

Manga volumes occupied all 20 spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for June 2021:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. Chainsaw Man Volume 5 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 10 by Gege Akutami
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 22 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  6. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  7. Spy x Family Volume 5 by Tatsuya Endō
  8. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 3 by Gege Akutami
  9. Uzumaki Hardcover by Junji Ito
  10. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami
  11. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 8 by Gege Akutami
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  13. Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  14. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 9 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  17. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 4 by Gege Akutami
  18. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 13 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  20. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 3 by Gege Akutami

Source: ANN