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

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the Special Omnibus Episodes for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Asakusa Arc and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tsuzumi Mansion Arc omnibus episodes on October 7, 2021. These omnibus episodes recount the events from their respective arcs.

They’ll join the previous three omnibus episodes that are available on FUNimation: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Sibling’s Bond, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mt. Natagumo Arc, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hashira Meeting Arc.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Crunchyroll to Stream the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Anime Film and the English Dub

Crunchyroll has announced that it is streaming both the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc (English Dub) and Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc (English Dub)
Launch Time: October 4, 2021
Territories: The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM, French, German, Russian-speaking regions and Nordics: France, French-speaking countries and cities; Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Morocco, Monaco, Quebec (Canada), and Tunisia. Nordic countries including Sweden, Denmark, Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway. Germany and German-speaking countries including Switzerland, Luxemburg, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Alto Adige. Russia and Russian-speaking countries including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
Availability: Premium Users Only

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc is described as:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (Sub and Dub)
Launch Time: October 4, 2021
Territories: The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, LATAM, French-speaking territory (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Andorra, Morocco, Monaco, Quebec (Canada), Tunisia, and Luxemburg), Nordics (Finland, Sweden, Denmark with Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Netherland), and Russian speaking territory (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz, and Tadzhikistan)
Availability: Premium Users Only

The story of Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is described as:

After completing their rehabilitation training, Tanjiro and his comrades arrive at their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they face the nightmare on board.

Source: Crunchyroll

A Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train Promotional Event Is Happening at animate USA

From October 4-24, 2021, a Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train promotional event will be taking place at Animate USA. Merchandise from this series will be available on our Online Shop along with special bonus items.

New buttons, acrylic stands, and file folders will be added to our lineup of official figures, plushies, apparel, and more. If you’re a Demon Slayer fan then you can’t miss checking out our merchandise selection. During the event period, customers will also receive a bonus ticket-style card with every $15 spent on Demon Slayer merchandise. Please note that customers cannot choose which of the seven designs they will receive.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge that was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020. The 2019 TV anime ran for 26 episodes. The sequel Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train became the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan. The long-awaited second season of the TV anime will begin airing on October 10, 2021.

The Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train promotional event originally ran at animate shops across Japan from June 15-July 23, 2021. North American fans now have a chance to get their hands on these exclusive ticket-style cards along with merchandise straight from Japan. Don’t miss out.

Crunchyroll to Stream the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc and the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc

Crunchyroll has announced that it will begin streaming the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc anime on October 10, 2021 at 8:45 a.m. PDT. This miniseries will feature a re-edited six episodes with new background music, as well as a never-before-seen Episode 1 featuring Kyojuro Rengoku taking on a new mission on the way to the Mugen Train, for a total of seven episodes.

The service will begin streaming the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime on December 5, 2021 at 7:45 a.m. PDT. This series will feature Tanjiro and his comrades on a brand new mission within the Yoshiwara Entertainment District, where they face the demon Daki (Upper Six). A new one-hour special episode will begin this section of the story after the conclusion of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc.

Source: Crunchyroll

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc Revealed

Following the Japanese television broadcast of the Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train anime film, it was announced that the episodic anime series will return on October 10, 2021 with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, a seven-episode miniseries complete with new visuals and background music .

In addition, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc will officially arrive on December 5, 2021, and will also kick off with a one-hour special premiere

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- the Movie: Mugen Train Arrives to the Station on Blu-ray™ on December 21, 2021

The record-breaking global phenomenon Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train arrives with both a Limited Edition Blu-ray™ from Aniplex of America and Standard Edition Blu-ray from FUNimation for the first time in the United States on December 21, 2021.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray from Aniplex of America comes with an original soundtrack CD, deluxe booklet, rigid box with exclusive art by character designer Akira Matsushima, special digipak featuring art by ufotable, as well as audio commentary with English subtitles from Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitō, Hiro Shimono, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, and Satoshi Hino. The film’s Limited Edition Blu-ray is accepting pre-orders now at online retailer Right Stuf Anime and will be released in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The Standard Edition Blu-ray will be available from FUNimation through the FUNimation Shop as well as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Right Stuf, and more.

Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train is directed by Haruo Sotozaki featuring the original story by Koyoharu Gotoge with screenplay and animation production by studio ufotable. Set after the events of the television series, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train has Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people aboard the Mugen Train.

The critically acclaimed Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train earned over $470 million globally at the box office becoming the #1 film worldwide in 2020, the first non-Hollywood, non-U.S. film to achieve this. The film opened in the United States and Canada on April 23, 2021 as the #1 Foreign-Language film debut in U.S. box office history and hitting #1 at the box office the second week of release, earning more than $49 million+ to date. The film is currently available to stream exclusively to FUNimation subscribers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Columbia.

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV series premiered in 2019 and is based on Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga, which boasts over 150 million copies in circulation in Japan. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed, thrilling tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family is viciously slaughtered by demons.

For more information on Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, visit demonslayer-anime.com and follow the official Facebook and Twitter.

TECHNICAL BLU-RAY™ INFORMATION:
Street Date: December 21, 2021
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Wide Screen / 1920x1080p
U.S. Rating: R
Languages: English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1CH; Japanese DTS HD Master Audio 5.1CH
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 1 hour 57 minutes

FUNimation Entertainment Announces December 2021 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for December 2021.

  • A3! Season Spring & Summer (Blu-ray + Digital) – 12/21/21
  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (Blu-ray) – 116 minutes – $34.98 – 12/21/21
  • One Piece Collection 28 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 625 minutes – $39.98 – 12/14/21
    Special Features: Lightning Round with the Straw Hats, Textless Opening Songs “Wake Up!” and “Hard Knock Days”
  • Robotech – Part 3 (The New Generation) (Blu-ray + Digital) – 625 minutes – $69.98 – 12/14/21
    Special Features: Robotech Overview, Mospeada Original Pilot Part 1, Toy Commercials, Video Game Presentations, Prototype Toy Presentation, Merchandise Gallery – Toys, Miscellaneous Merchandise, Doll Line Fashion Designs, Activity Flyer, ARCO Toys Sellsheet, Robotech Novels Press Kit, RDF Fan Club Packet, International Clips
  • Dr. Stone – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) (Best Buy Exclusive) – $39.99 – 12/14/21
  • Goblin Slayer – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $59.98 – 12/28/21
    Special Features: Goblin Slayer: Tabletop Talk, Episode 11 Commentary, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Harukana Receive – The Complete Season (Essentials) (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $29.98 – 12/14/21
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercials, Web Previews, Textless Opening and Ending Songs

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Is Releasing Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train on Blu-ray in December 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that is will be releasing the Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train anime film on Blu-ray in December 2021. The company will release the standard edition of the film on Blu-ray (with English subtitles and English dub) in the United States and Canada on December 21, 2021.

FUNimation also announced that Aniplex of America will be releasing a limited edition of the film on Blu-ray on the same day.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train follows the events of the television anime series as Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke and Zenitsu, joined by the Flame Hashira Rengoku, uncover the mystery of the Mugen Train and save its passengers from a deadly demon.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Will Be at New York Comic Con 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it is returning to New York Comic Con from October 7-October 10, 2021.

On the show floor, you’ll get to chill out in Funimation: Sakura Park, an experience inspired by Japanese anime fantasy and bursting with color.

Throughout the weekend, you can pop by FUNimation’s branded food truck, search for hidden easter eggs, snag a photo op among the cherry blossoms, meet with cosplayers and much, much more. If you’re a Funimation subscriber, there are some special opportunities and benefits for you. Plus, you can pick up some sweet anime merch at The Funimation Shop to take a bit of anime home with you.

Want to hear more about the worlds of My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba? They’ve got you there, too, from the Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel on October 7, 2021, to the My Hero Academia New Movie Panel on October 8, 2021 with the English voice cast and the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train panel to wrap things up on October 9, 2021.

The company is hosting a very special one-night FUNimation subscriber-only event at New York City’s premiere rooftop bar, The Press Lounge, just blocks away from the convention center on October 8, 2021.

FUNimation will also be bringing daily recaps, fan interviews, cosplay photos and more right from the show floor across their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube channels all week long.

Funimation: Sakura Park
October 7-October 9, 2021 | 10 a.m.–7 p.m. EST
Oct. 10, 2021 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. EST
Javits Convention Center Floor

Escape the shuffle of the con floor and step into Funimation: Sakura Park, where you can snap pics, grab giveaways and take a breather. Find your zen, then turn the corner for The Funimation Shop booth. Looking for anime? It all happens here.

Funimation Subscriber Event
October 7, 2021 | 9 p.m.–11 p.m. EST
The Press Lounge (653 11th Avenue at 48th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10036)

FUNimation also invites its subscribers to a one-night-only celebration of anime at NYC’s premier rooftop bar at The Press Lounge, blocks away from the convention center. The event is free on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited capacity and attendees must RSVP, be 21+ years of age, and must show their NYCC badge, proof of FUNimation subscription and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The event is for anime fans looking to kick back, catch up with old friends and new, and enjoy themed drinks, photo booths and more under the stars.

RSVP by sending an email to FunimationFansNYCC@civic-us.com.

Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel
October 7, 2021 | 5 p.m.–6 p.m. EST
(Location TBD)

The world of anime is about to get a whole lot bigger. Huge new shows streaming this Fall, FUNimation co-productions, and hot topics like My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. Catch all the latest news in anime, all right here.

My Hero Academia New Movie Panel
October 8, 2021 | 3 p.m.–4 p.m. EST
Empire Stage

Your sneak peek into the next chapter of the global anime phenomenon starts here. Presented by FUNimation, the panel includes an exclusive preview of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission.

Hear from the English dub cast and crew before the movie hits theaters October 29, 2021.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Panel
October 9, 2021 | 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT
Empire Stage

Board the Mugen Train once again. Presented by FUNimation, this panel is your deep dive into Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train. Join the English voices of some of your favorite characters as they discuss everything from heart-wrenching scenes to moments that fans love most.

Panelists include Aleks Le (Zenitsu), Abby Trott (Nezuko), Landon McDonald (Enmu (Lower One)) and Lucien Dodge (Akaza (Upper Three)) along with special video messages from Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro), Bryce Papenbrook (Inosuke) and Mark Whitten (Rengoku).

Source: FUNimation Entertainment