My Hero Academia Is #2 on NPD’s BookScan September 2019 Adult Graphic Novel List

11 manga titles appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels list for September 2019:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 21 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 6 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarō (#8)
  • Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito (#9)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 20 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 8 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#13)
  • Splatoon Volume 7 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • The Way of the Househusband Volume 1 by Kousuke Oono (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#20)

Source: ANN

Dragon Ball Super Ranks at #14 on the New York Times’ Graphic Books Bestseller List

The sixth volume of the Dragon Ball Super manga by Toyotarō ranked at #14 on The New York Times‘ Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list.

VIZ Media released the volume on September 3, 2019.

The October 2019 list is The New York Times‘ first Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list, and it is one category of the newspaper’s new bestseller lists.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Is Best-Selling Graphic Novel in the United States in February 2019

NPD BookScan’s Top 20 list of adult graphic novels for February 2019 included 13 manga volumes:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology Volume 4 (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • One Piece Volume 89 by Eiichiro Oda (#11)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 9 by Sui Ishida (#13)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 4 by Toyotarō (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • My Solo Exchange Diary Volume 2 by Kabi Nagata (#19)
  • Black Clover Volume 14 by Yūki Tabata (#20)

Source: ANN

Dragon Ball Super Manga Tops the U.S. Monthly Bookscan List in January 2019

Dragon Ball Super is the top-ranking manga on NPD BookScan’s list of the top 20 selling adult graphic novels in the United States for January 2019. A total of twelve manga titles made it onto the top 20 list:

  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 4 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#1)
  • The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo and Yuko Uramoto (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Vigilantes Volume 3 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 15 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#19)

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Makes Top Shonen Jump Manga Chapters Available for Free and Simultaneous With Japanese Debut

VIZ Media proudly announces a major new development for the company’s flagship imprint, SHONEN JUMP, and the world’s most popular digital manga magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump.

Beginning December 17, 2018, the current Weekly Shonen Jump magazine lineup of 13 series will be available to readers for free, including Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, My Hero Academia, One Piece, and more. Additional series join the simultaneous lineup, including Jujutsu Kaisen, Act-Age, Haikyu!!, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Combined with the current lineup, there will be a total of 25 free series, with all-new chapters published in English simultaneously with Japan. Fans can dive into the three latest chapters for hit series such as Dragon Ball Super, The Promised Neverland, Dr. Stone and more, with new series coming soon. For the upcoming simultaneous chapter release schedule, please visit https://viz.com/shonen-jump-chapter-schedule.

As a part of this evolution, Weekly Shonen Jump published its final digital magazine issue on December 10, 2018 and launched the SHONEN JUMP digital vault membership on December 17, 2018. This new SHONEN JUMP membership ($1.99 per month) grants readers seamless access to a substantial and continually updated digital vault that currently features more than 10,000 manga chapters from nearly 100 series – almost every ongoing and completed series SHONEN JUMP has published in English.

“We are extremely excited and proud to announce this bold evolution for SHONEN JUMP,” says Hisashi Sasaki, Global Vice President, SHONEN JUMP. “Fans want to catch their favorite stories the same day they debut in Japan for free, and accessing back chapters of popular SHONEN JUMP series has been one of the most requested features from our online readers. Our new model will make SHONEN JUMP the premiere showcase for manga content.”

Current Weekly Shonen Jump subscribers have been converted to the new membership and can now catch up with the latest series at any point, revisit classic favorites like Naruto, Bleach, Death Note and Nisekoi, as well as explore additional new titles that will be added on a regular basis.

A 7-day free trial membership is currently available at viz.com/sj-offer.

Fans can access the free digital chapters and unlock the SHONEN JUMP digital vault at shonenjump.com or with the SHONEN JUMP app for iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices. Current app users should download the latest version of the SJ app.

For more information on Shonen Jump, please visit viz.com/company-faq#sj.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Film’s English Dub to Open on January 16, 2019 After Its Hollywood Premiere

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that its English dub of the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film will open in theaters in the United States and Canada on January 16, 2019. Prior to this, the company will hold a dub world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 13, 2018.

It was also confirmed that Vic Mignogna will return as the English voice of Broly. Mignogna and fellow cast members Christopher Sabat (Vegeta), Monica Rial (Bulma), Jason Douglas (Beerus), and Ian Sinclair (Whis) are joining FUNimation Entertainment’s Dragon Ball Super panel at New York Comic Con on October 5, 2018. Previously announced guests for the panel include Masako Nozawa (Japanese voice of Goku), the film’s director Tatsuya Nagamine, and Sean Schemmel (English voice of Goku).

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on December 14, 2018.

Source: ANN

Two New Cast Members Announced for the Dragon Ball Super: Broly Anime Film

Two new cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film:

  • Nana Mizuki is Chirai
  • Tomokazu Sugita is Remo

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama is writing the script and designing the characters. Tatsuya Nagamine is directing the film, and Naohiro Shintani is serving as animation director. Norihito Sumitomo is composing the music. Toei is distributing the film in collaboration with 20th Century Fox.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly will open in Japan on December 14, 2018, and FUNimation Entertainment will release the film theatrically in January 2019 in the United States and Canada with the film’s English dub.

Source: ANN