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

Title Announced for the Dragon Ball Super Film

Toei has announced more details for the forthcoming Dragon Ball Super anime film.

The film’s title is Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

Original manga creator Akira Toriyama provided a new comment for the forthcoming film:

Everyone, do you know who Broly is?
He appeared only in past anime films, and is a ridiculously strong Saiyan. I am told I only drew his design; at that time I was mostly uninvolved with the anime, and so I completely forgot the details.

Even now it seems Broly is still very popular not just in Japan, but overseas as well, and because of that, the supervisors suggested, “Why don’t we make the movie about Broly this time?”

At that time I was shown the film, and I felt that it would become really interesting depending on how it’s arranged, so we started talking immediately about including [Broly] into the Dragon Ball Super series.

In order to not disappoint Broly fans, I was conscious of Broly’s past image, while also giving him new aspects, and I think he ended up as a fascinating Broly.

Of course, the film won’t just show amazing battles — it will also show what kind of fate Goku, Vegeta, and Broly will follow when they meet; how the Frieza Army is connected; and the history of the Saiyans — the content of the film is dramatic and has a huge scale.

That greatest Saiyan, Broly, appears!
There will be lots of other content that will be included for all the fans, so please look forward to it and wait a little longer until it is complete!!

The film will screen in IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX in Japan in addition to regular screenings.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly will screen in Japanese theaters on December 14, 2018. The staff is aiming for a global release on the same day.

Source: ANN

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Is #3 Selling Graphic Novel in the U.S.

Eleven manga titles are included on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novels list for March 2018:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 3 by Akira Himekawa (#3)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 13 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 11 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • Monster Musume Volume 13 by OKAYADO (#9)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 3 by Sui Ishida (#10)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 3 by Ukyō Kodachi, Mikie Ikemoto, and Masashi Kishimoto (#12)
  • Splatoon Volume 3 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#13)
  • RWBY by Shirō Miwa (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 2 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#18)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 2 by CLAMP (#19)

Source: ANN

Information on the Dragon Ball Super Anime Film

The official website for the 20th Dragon Ball film has announced the tentative title of Dragon Ball Super. The film is scheduled to be released in Japan on December 14, 2018.

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama is writing the script and designing the characters. Tatsuya Nagamine is directing the film, Naohiro Shintani is serving as animation director, and Kazuo Ogura is serving as art director.

Toriyama says of the film: “This Dragon Ball Super film is the next story after the currently airing television anime. The story takes place after the climax of the Tournament of Power, where the fate of the universe was at stake, and the short rest that follows. It will give a few previously unwritten details about the Saiyans and Frieza, as well as a long-awaited strong opponent to overcome, and I think it will be an enjoyable story!”

Source: ANN