Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Anime Film to Screen Both Dub and Subbed Versions in U.S. Theaters

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train is coming to select theaters in North America in early 2021, and the official @DemonSlayerUSA Twitter account has announced plans to release the English dubbed version at the same time as the subbed version.

The English cast for the film includes:

  • Zach Aguilar is Tanjiro Kamado
  • Abby Trott is Nezuko Kamado
  • Aleks Le is Zenitsu Agatsuma
  • Bryce Papenbrook is Inosuke Hashibira
  • Mark Whitten is Kyojuro Rengoku
  • Landon McDonald is Enmu

Source: Crunchyroll

Top 20 Selling Manga in the United States for December 2020

Here are the Top 20 selling manga in the United States for December 2020 according to NPD BookScan:

  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 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito
  7. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  8. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  9. Remina by Junji Ito
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  11. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  12. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajima Isayama
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  14. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  15. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  16. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
  17. Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  18. Naruto (3-in-1 Edition) Volume 1 by Masashi Kishimoto
  19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  20. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 19 by Koyoharu Gotouge

Source: The Fandom Post

My Hero Academia Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphics Novel List for December 2020

16 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for December 2020:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito (#7)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Remina by Junji Ito (#10)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#11)
  • Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate (#12)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajima Isayama (#13)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#18)
  • Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba (#20)

The BookScan rankings collect data sales from more than 16,000 locations including Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases — but not sales at comic book stores, Walmart.com, and some other venues.

Source: The Fandom Post

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to Stream on Netflix

The Fandom Post is reporting that the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will begin streaming on Netflix on January 22, 2021. According to the report, the episodes will be available with both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub.

The story of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is described as:

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they’ve found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought. Thus begins Tanjiro’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces April 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for April 2021.

Shonen Jump

Chainsaw Man Volume 4
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

As Denji and his team investigate the whereabouts of the Gun Devil, they’re ambushed by a coordinated attack to take them all out. Denji will have to get stronger if he wants to stay alive in this dangerous game.

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 9
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$9.99

Satoru Gojo and Suguru Geto are assigned a mission to escort the Star Plasma Vessel to Master Tengen. However, they’re ambushed by Toji Fushiguro, a mercenary known as the Sorcerer Killer. Can Gojo and Geto survive this surprise attack? And will this be the turning point where Gojo becomes the strongest exorcist while Geto embraces ruin and rebellion?

We Never Learn Volume 15
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$9.99

It’s finally time for the National Entrance Exams for college admissions. Yuiga and friends have spent countless hours studying, overcoming all manner of obstacles and hurdles, just for this very day. But Yuiga better watch his step since one slipup could spell disaster.

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 3
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi, Art by Hikaru Miyoshi, Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$9.99

Just as everything appears to be going Sherlock Holmes’s way, he finds himself arrested for a murder he did not commit. He soon escapes police custody and sets out to clear his name. The victim, Lord Drebber, wrote Sherlock’s name in blood before he died, but why? Will Sherlock be able to solve this puzzle and save himself?

One Piece Volume 96
Story and Art by Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$9.99

Oden’s adventures continue as he travels the seas with the Whitebeard pirates. But how exactly did he meet Gold Roger And what is going on back in Wano while he is away?

Dr. Stone Volume 16
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$9.99

The battle between the Kingdom of Science and Petrification Kingdom is down to a mano-a-mano match between Senku and Ibara. With his petrified friends’ spirits supporting him, can Senku finally get his hands on the all-powerful petrification weapon? Later, a shocking revelation about the mysterious “Why-Man” leads the Kingdom of Science on a new adventure.

My Hero Academia Volume 27
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$9.99

The confrontation between the heroes and the villains of the Paranormal Liberation Front is about to kick off. With so much at stake, even the students of U.A. have joined the heroes to help in the coming battles. Within the PLF, Hawks continues to play a dangerous game as a double agent, but the villains have fearsome resources of their own, including whatever lurks in the doctor’s lab. Plus, with every moment that passes, Tomura Shigaraki comes closer to his ultimate form. When everything goes down, there won’t be any going back.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 21
Story and Art by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$9.99

The fight with Kokushibo, the highest-ranking demon among Muzan’s servants, is over. Although Himejima and Sanemi defeated Kokushibo and sent him to hell, the price the Demon Slayer Corps has paid is very high. Kiriya Ubuyashiki, the new leader of the Demon Slayers, struggles to recover from the losses. With the battle against Muzan far from over, the remaining fighters will need his help more than ever. Meanwhile, deep within Infinity Castle, Tanjiro and his friends come face-to-face with their nemesis at last…

Shojo Beat

An Incurable Case of Love Volume 7
Story and Art by Maki Enjoji

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: US$9.99

Even when they’re apart and lonely, they believe in their love. Our Valiant One and the Dark Lord have an incurable case of love. This is the grand finale.

Nanase became a nurse to chase after Dr. Kairi Tendo. Before Kairi travels abroad to study, the two decide to do the things that lovers do. Their love deepens during their limited time together, but a problem arises concerning Kairi’s succession in his family’s business. What will happen to their romance?

Yona of the Dawn Volume 29
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$9.99

The Kai Empire begins their plans to attack the Kingdom of Kohka, with North Kai leader Ying Kuelbo particularly interested in capturing the Dragon Warriors/ When Yona and Jaeha are taken to Kai Empire against their will, Hak debates the unimaginable in order to save them—joining forces with the Kohka army.

Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 25
Story and Art by Yuki Midorikawa

On Sale Date: April 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$9.99

Nyanko sensei is missing, and the only clue to his whereabout is a shard of pottery painted with calico markings. Following the urgings of a dream seemingly sent by the shard, Natsume travels to a local kiln and finds far more than just answers about his lost friend.

VIZ Media

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition, Vol. 7
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: US$17.99

Ruby and Sapphire find out that Archie and Maxie, the leaders of evil Team Aqua and equally evil Team Magma, are using the Blue Orb and the Red Orb to control two Legendary Pokemon, Kyogre and Groudon. As the two Trainers struggle with their opponents, they also discover a mysterious connection between their own memories of the past. Can they figure out the secret in time to awaken three Pokemon that can save the day?

Collects the original Pokemon Adventures volumes 19, 20 & 21.

Persona 5 Volume 6
Story and Art by Hisato Murasaki, Based on the video game by Atlus

On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$9.99

The Phantom Thieves’ next target is Junya Kaneshiro, a mafia boss scamming high school students in Shibuya. They manage to fight their way through Kaneshiro’s palace’s tough security, but Kaneshiro still has some dirty tricks up his sleeve. Will the Phantom Thieves be able to help Makoto get out of Kaneshiro’s clutches? Or will she end up in debt to him forever?

Pokemon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 Volume 3
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: US$9.99

Castelia City has been frozen over by Kyurem and is now locked in ice. White is still searching for the whereabouts of Black, who went missing after the battle against Ghetsis. And Fennel has come up with a theory that the Light Stone was actually connected to the Pokemon Dream World.

Will Black, White, Blake and Whitley be able to team up in time to stop Ghetsis, Colress and Kyurem at the Giant Chasm?

Ask Iwata
By Satoru Iwata, Edited by Hobonichi

On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
Price: US$22.99

Satoru Iwata was the former Global President and CEO of Nintendo and a gifted programmer who played a key role in the creation of many of the world’s best-known games. He led the production of innovative platforms such as the Nintendo DS and the Wii, and laid the groundwork for the development of the wildly successful Pokemon Go game and the Nintendo Switch. Known for his analytical and imaginative mind, but even more for his humility and people-first approach to leadership, Satoru Iwata was beloved by game fans and developers worldwide.

In this motivational collection, Satoru Iwata addresses diverse subjects such as locating bottlenecks, how success breeds resistance to change, and why programmers should never say no. Drawn from the “Iwata Asks” series of interviews with key contributors to Nintendo games and hardware, and featuring conversations with renowned Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto and creator of EarthBound Shigesato Itoi, Ask Iwata offers game fans and business leaders an insight into the leadership, development and design philosophies of one of the most beloved figures in gaming history.

VIZ Signature

Blue Flag Volume 7
Story and Art by KAITO

On Sale Date: April 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Rumors spread like wildfire after Toma’s shocking confession during the culture festival, leaving Taichi confused and uncertain. The effects of that event ripple out to the others, leaving wounds in their wake. Meanwhile, Toma’s brother sits him down for a frank talk. All the thoughts and emotions everyone has kept hidden are finally coming to light, and relationships begin to change.

Lovesickness: Junji Ito Story Collection
Story and Art by Junji Ito

On Sale Date: April 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$22.99

Ryusuke returns to the town he once lived in because rumors are swirling about girls killing themselves after encountering a bewitchingly handsome young man. Harboring his own secret from time spent in this town, Ryusuke attempts to capture the beautiful boy and close the case, but…

Starting with the strikingly bloody “Lovesickness,” this volume collects ten stories showcasing horror master Junji Ito in peak form, including “The Strange Hikizuri Siblings” and “The Rib Woman.”

Asadora! Volume 2
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: April 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$14.99

Asa and Kasuga see the tail of a giant creature rise from the water. In a jungle, explorers discover massive claw marks in a tree trunk. And years later in 1964, a mysterious military man appears asking all the wrong questions.

Ultraman Volume 15
Story and Art by Eiichi Shimizu & Tomohiro Shimoguchi

On Sale Date: April 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$12.99

Taro vows to fight the Star Cluster Council, believing that it has other plans for Earth besides its destruction and invasion. But the wild and mysterious Valky, maneuvering secretly within the Star Cluster Council, plays havoc with Taro’s mind. The machinations of the council rev up, and the outcome of their power play will determine the fate of the Earth.

Golden Kamuy Volume 21
Story and Art by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: April 20, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: US$12.99

Sugimoto and Asirpa (and Shiraishi too) have been reunited and head south across Karafuto with the goal of returning to Hokkaido. But after so much time apart and all that has happened, Asirpa’s feelings about the Ainu struggle have changed. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Tsurumi begins trying to decipher the code in the tattooed skins and sends a double agent into Hijikata’s group. But Hijikata is no fool, however, and engages in a battle of wits with Tsurumi. Regardless of who comes out top, it is clear that only Asirpa holds the key to finding the Ainu gold.

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 12
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$9.99

Exam season has crash-landed on the students of Itan High, and in between getting kicked out of the library for exceeding the legal decibel levels, Komi and the gang are dreaming of the coming summer break. And with more friends now than ever, Komi’s modest vacation to-do list soon becomes a recipe for delightful summer shenanigans.

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Volume 14
Story and Art by Kagiji Kumanomata

On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US$9.99

When things seem too peaceful in the Demon Castle, the demons investigate and find the princess in a literal bind. Having stolen a gizmo to create alternate dimensions, Princess Syalis uses it to do good in the world. Just kidding. Of course she uses it for her own (and the Teddy Demons’) selfish gain. Then, a lightning storm reveals one demon is (predictably) even more frightened of thunder than the princess. Quilladillo goes on vacation only to discover he has a stowaway in his trunk, but it’s not the princess. Just kidding. Of course it is. And then a relative of the princess appears in the castle. What are the demon hostage takers to do?

Call of the Night Volume 1
Story and Art by Kotoyama

On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$9.99

When Nazuna invites Ko to spend the night at her place in an abandoned building, he’s stoked. But then he awakens to kisses on his neck with a little too much bite to them. Is it just the delicious taste of his blood that makes her meet him night after night for late-night adventures, conversation and… naps? Or something else? Then, when a cute girl from Yamori’s past shows up and competes for his attention, his budding relationship with the undead is put to the test.

English Dub for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Is Now Streaming on Hulu

The Fandom Post is reporting that the English dub for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime is available for streaming on Hulu. According to the report, the dub for the entire series is available on the service.

The story of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is described as:

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they’ve found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought. Thus begins Tanjiro’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.

Source: The Fandom Post

Top 20 Selling Manga in the United States for November 2020

Here are the Top 20 selling manga in the United States for November 2020 according to NPD BookScan:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 18 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  7. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  8. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  9. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  11. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  12. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  14. Haikyu!! Volume 2 by Haruichi Furudate
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Berserk Deluxe Volume 6 by Kentaro Miura
  17. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
  18. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  19. The Promised Neverland Volume 17 by Kaiu Shirai
  20. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 2 by Gege Akutami

Source: The Fandom Post

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the English Dub of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime on December 8, 2020

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime on December 8, 2020 at 6 p.m. EST. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block premiered the television anime with the English dub in October 2019.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba premiered on Japanese television in April 2019, and the series ran for 26 episodes. Aniplex of America licensed the series and is streaming the show on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphics Novel List for November 2020

16 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for November 2020:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate (#5)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 18 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#6)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#12)
  • Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito (#13)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#14)
  • Haikyu!! Volume 2 by Haruichi Furudate (#15)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#16)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 6 by Kentaro Miura (#20)

The BookScan rankings collect data sales from more than 16,000 locations including Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases — but not sales at comic book stores, Walmart.com, and some other venues.

Source: The Fandom Post

Top 20 Selling Manga in the United States for October 2020

Here are the Top 20 selling manga in the United States for October 2020 according to NPD BookScan:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 17 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  6. One-Punch Man Volume 21 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata
  7. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  8. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito
  9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  11. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Volume 4
  12. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  13. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 9 by Tomohito Oda
  14. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  16. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. My Hero Academia Volume 23 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  19. My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  20. Assassination Classroom Volume 1 by Yusei Matsui

Source: The Fandom Post