My Hero Academia Is #2 Selling Graphic Novel in the U.S. for August 2018

Fourteen manga titles appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for August 2018:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kohei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 13 by Kohei Horikoshi (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 1 by Hideyuki Furuhashi (#9)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 3 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou (#10)
  • Tokyo Ghoul: Re Volume 6 by Sui Ishida (#11)
  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology Volume 2 (#12)
  • One Piece Volume 87 by Eiichiro Oda (#13)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 14 by ONE and Yusuke Murata (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 12 by Kohei Horikoshi (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kohei Horikoshi (#18)

Source: The Fandom Post

New York Comic Con Announces Masako Nozawa and Tatsuya Nagamine as Guests

New York Comic Con has announced that voice actress Masako Nozawa and director Tatsuya Nagamine will be part of a panel on the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Broly film on Friday, October 5, 2018. Sean Schemmel, the English dub voice of Goku, will also attend the panel.

Nozawa has voiced roles in more than 200 anime, but is probably best known for playing Goku and his sons in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. Her other roles include Tetsuro Hoshino in Galaxy Express 999, Dr. Kureha in One Piece, Kitarō in Gegege no Kitarō, and Guilmon in Digimon Tamers.

Nagamine has directed anime such as Beet the Vandel Buster, Heartcatch Precure!, One Piece Film Z, and One Piece: Heart of Gold. He is directing the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film, which will open in Japan on December 14, 2018 and in the United States and Canada in January 2019.

New York Comic Con will be taking place in New York at the Javits Center from October 4-7, 2018.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces the English Dub Cast for the Dragon Ball Super Anime’s 9th Universe Characters

FUNimation Entertainment has announced additional cast members for its English dub of the Dragon Ball Super anime. The new cast all voice characters from the “ninth universe” in the anime’s “Universe Survival” arc. The new cast members include:

  • Greg Dulcie is Sidra
  • Derick Snow is Ro
  • Jeff Plunk is Basil
  • Chris Guerrero is Lavender
  • Marcus Stimac is Bergamo

The new cast and characters will debut on September 8, 2018 (this week’s episode is delayed due to Toonami’s My Hero Academia marathon).

Source: ANN

Dragon Ball Super’s English Dub Casts Caulifla and Kale

Dragon Ball Super ADR director Christopher R. Sabat has announced two new cast members for the English dub:

  • Dawn M. Bennett is Kale
  • Elizabeth Maxwell is Caulifla

New dubbed episodes of Dragon Ball Super are airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block on Saturdays. Reruns air on weekday evenings. FUNimation Entertainment has the first 52 dubbed episodes available on its streaming service, and is adding new dubbed episodes in batches “a few weeks before” their home video release.

Source: ANN

One-Punch Man Is #2 on the July 2018 U.S. Adult Graphic Novel BookScan List

14 manga titles appeared on the NPD BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel list for July 2018:

  • One-Punch Man Volume 14 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata (#2)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 3 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#3)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 1 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 13 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 25 by Hajime Isayama (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 12 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#13)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • Berserk Volume 39 by Kentarou Miura (#17)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 5 by Sui Ishida (#18)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 11 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#20)

The BookScan rankings represent sales at Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases. However, sales at comic book stores, Walmart.com, and some other venues are not included.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Release Dragon Ball Super: Broly in Theaters in January 2019

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the rights to screen the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film in theaters in the United States and Canada in January 2019. It has also acquired the film’s home entertainment, video on demand, and broadcast rights, as part of its distribution agreement with producer Toei Animation and the film’s international distributor Twentieth Century Fox.

FUNimation is one of the sponsors for Dragon Ball North America Tour 2018 with Bandai Collectibles to market the film. The tour will travel to seven cities in the United States and Canada, starting with a Comic-Con International panel at San Diego on July 19, 2018.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly will open in Japanese theaters on December 14, 2018.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment and Toei Reschedule the Streaming of Dubbed Dragon Ball Super Episodes

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that, as per an update from Toei Animation, it will now stream each 13-episode batch of English-dubbed Dragon Ball Super episodes “a few weeks before” their home video release.

FUNimation began streaming 39 dubbed episodes in December 2017, and announced at the time that subsequent 13-episode batches would stream two weeks after the final episode of the batch aired on Toonami. The company currently has 52 dubbed episodes available streaming and, as of June 19, 2018, on home video.

By the previous schedule, episodes 53-65 should have been available on June 16, 2018. By the new schedule, they should debut a few weeks before the fifth home video release ships in October 2018.

New dubbed episodes of Dragon Ball Super are still airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block at 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Reruns air on weekday evenings.

Adult Swim’s website offers recent episodes streaming to those with cable service providers.

Source: ANN