Top 20 Selling Manga for March 2021

NPD BookScan has published the top 20 selling manga in the United States for March 2021:

  1. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  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 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  6. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  7. My Hero Academia Volume 26 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  8. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  9. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  10. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  11. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  12. Spy x Family Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endō
  13. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  14. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami
  15. Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  16. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  17. The Promised Neverland Volume 2 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  18. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 2 by Aidairo
  19. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  20. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito

Source: The Fandom Post

Chainsaw Man Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for March 2021

19 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for March 2021:

  • Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#4)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#5)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 26 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#9)
  • Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate (#10)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#11)
  • Spy x Family Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endō (#12)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#13)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami (#15)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 2 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#18)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 2 by Aidairo (#19)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#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: ANN

VIZ Media Announces May 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

Undead Unluck Volume 1
Story and Art by Yoshifumi Tozuka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

All Fuuko wants is a whirlwind romance like the one in her favorite shojo manga. Unfortunately, her Unluck ability makes that impossible. But just as Fuuko hits rock bottom, Andy sweeps her off her feet—literally. Now she’s become Andy’s unwilling test subject as he works to find a way to trigger a stroke of Unluck big enough to kill him for good. However, when the pair discovers a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy’s burial plans on hold.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 9
Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Diamond is unbreakable. Josuke, Koichi, Okuyasu, Jotaro, Rohan and their newfound friends have been searching Morioh for any trace of the serial killer and Stand user Yoshikage Kira. After much effort and many battles against enemy Stands, they’ve found their prey. But does Kira have the upper hand after all? This is it. Witness the final battle of Yoshikage Kira and Josuke Higashikata, as Deadly Queen and Shining Diamond go head-to-head.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 11
Creator/Supervisor: Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Mikio Ikemoto, Script by Ukyo Kodachi

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

In order to rescue Naruto, Boruto and his teammates find themselves up against the dastardly Boro. This new team will need to learn to work together quickly to have any hope of surviving.

World Trigger Volume 22
Story and Art by Daisuke Ashihara

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

It’s round eight of the Rank Wars, and Hyuse is heavily damaged and flanked by rival squads. The whole match hinges on Chika’s ability to shoot people and the squad’s overall strategy against Ninomiya. Tamakoma-2’s ticket to the away mission depends on placing high in B-rank as the final match hurtles towards a conclusion.

The Promised Neverland Volume 19
Story by Kaiu Shirai, Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

With the queen now dead, chaos envelops the demon world. Emma and her friends head back to Grace Field House in order to rescue the other children from Peter Ratri, but can they make it in time? The final battle for the children’s future begins.

Black Clover Volume 25
Story and Art by Yuki Tabata

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Spade Kingdom’s Dark Triad has launched an all-out attack on the Heart Kingdom and the Black Bulls. While Asta and company have gotten stronger, can they stand up to these new devil-possessed mages? This might be the perfect time for Yami to save the day.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 19
Story and Art by Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will this romantic comedy turn into a thriller? Two warring factions in Kaguya’s family are trying to force her personal assistant, Ai, to abandon Kaguya and serve them. While Miyuki tries to save Ai from getting kidnapped, she sends an urgent message to Kaguya to meet her at the place where their relationship began—but Kaguya can’t figure out where that is. Meanwhile, as Yu and Tsubame grow closer, Miko grows more jealous, and different student council factions clash over whom Yu should date.

Haikyu!! Volume 44
Story and Art by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Hinata and Kageyama finally meet again, this time in the V.League. Even against the high-level plays between the toptier Adlers and Black Jackals, Hinata shows off all that he can do and makes a big splash. Once again facing Hinata as an opponent, Kageyama watches him navigate the court with growing excitement. Which one of these two monsters will come out on top?

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 13
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Shirayuki is headed to Lilias to work as an herbalist and researcher, and she can’t hold back the tears when she realizes how much she’ll miss everyone. Luckily, Zen knows just what to say to her. And later, Obi makes a stunning confession to Zen.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 12
Story and Art by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Suzume and Mamura enjoy some much-needed alone time in Okinawa. That is, until Suzume spots a guy who looks a lot like Mr. Shishio. Finally, the time has come for Suzume to confront her feelings once and for all. Who will she choose? Find out in the series’ dramatic conclusion.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 8
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Yuna and Rio have started dating, and Akari and Kazuomi are growing closer. But now that Akari’s ex-boyfriend wants her back, will Kazuomi find the right time to tell Akari how he feels?

Shortcake Cake Volume 12
Story and Art by Suu Morishita

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Riku moves back into his childhood home, but he invites everyone from the boardinghouse to a hot springs resort to spend time together. Is there a future together for Riku and Ten?

The King’s Beast Volume 2
Story and Art by Rei Toma

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Rangetsu knows she must keep a low profile in the palace if she’s to have any hope of tracking down her brother’s killer. But when an Ajin is wrongly accused of murder, can Rangetsu stand idly by when she knows that Prince Tenyou has the power to prevent another horrible injustice?

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 13
Story and Art by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$19.99

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. The secret and sinister origin of the homunculi that hound them is revealed while the brothers’ father positions himself for the conflict to come.

YO-KAI WATCH Volume 17
Story and Art by Noriyuki Konishi

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

A mysterious door opens, causing Nate to run into weird and wacky Yo-kai from the past, present and future. Watch as they participate in a battle royale to decide which Yo-kai is the strongest.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon Volume 10
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Lost in an alternate dimension, Sun and Moon battle to help their new friends defend the eternally dark city of Ultra Megalopolis. But then a betrayal deprives them of their transportation home.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 7
Story and Art by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

As the only two members of the Aquarium Club, Konatsu senses that she and Koyuki are connected by loneliness, and she’s afraid that her bond with Koyuki is weakening as it gradually changes. When Konatsu’s feelings finally erupt. Koyuki resolves to face her head on, leading to a clash of feelings before the girls can confirm how important they are to each other.

Splatoon Volume 12
Story and Art by Sankichi Hinodeya

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

The final chapter of the Hero Mode arc is here. Find out how it ends for Specs and the gang. And then, a brand new story brings you further into the world of Splatoon. It’s time to get to know Sheldon. His adventure starts right now.

VIZ Signature

Urusei Yatsura Volume 10
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

There’s never a dull moment on the beach in summer, especially when Ataru and Mendo encounter a beautiful woman looking for her lost child on the bottom of the ocean. Could this be Ryunosuke’s missing mother? Later, Ataru and Ten’s ongoing battle for dominance creates some serious collateral damage when Lum gets hit point-blank with a projectile rice cooker. Will she ever talk to them again?

BEASTARS Volume 12
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

As a consequence of his savage battle with brown bear Riz, doors begin to close for gray wolf Legoshi, and he must strike out on his own. Temptation arises when he makes a new herbivore friend, Merino sheep Seven, who is being harassed at work by her carnivore colleagues. We finally meet the current valiant Beastar, horse Yahya, who shares a history with Legoshi’s family. Like Legoshi and Louis, Yahya strives to make the world a better place—but do his ends justify his means? Then, both Louis and Legoshi must come to terms with their father figures…

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 8
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

The surviving members of the exploration party stage a desperate raid on Horai, the center of Lord Tensen’s operations, while a landing party full of new enemies closes in. Battling these supernatural beings is a life-and-death proposition, requiring total focus and extreme skill. A moment’s distraction could be fatal. Gabimaru and Sagiri must overcome their foes, but the odds are stacked against them.

No Guns Life Volume 10
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Juzo and Mary survived the Weapons Vault and their meeting with Number 12. Although the encounter left them with some troubling questions, the answers will have to wait—Juzo still has bills to pay. The daily work of an Extended private investigator is a far cry from digging into the conspiracies of a megacorporation, but no less dangerous. When a client comes to Juzo asking him to investigate insurance fraud, Juzo promises to discover the truth, even if his client doesn’t want to hear it.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Volume 2
Story by Haro Aso, Art by Kotaro Takata

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

When Akira and Kencho make an impromptu trip to Ikebukuro to snag a widescreen TV, they find themselves trapped by zombies along with a handful of beautiful strangers. As Akira tries to cozy up to the girls to strike another item off of his bucket list, he engages in a conversation about childhood dreams, but he can’t recall his own.

The Way of the Househusband Volume 5
Story and Art by Kousuke Oono

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Tatsu is ambushed by a yakuza with a beef, and there’s only one way to settle things—an epic rap battle. But this throwdown is only a warm-up for the buffet battle yet to come, because when you’re the Immortal Dragon, you don’t choose the househusband life, it chooses you.

Levius/est Volume 8
Story and Art by Haruhisa Nakata

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

When Oliver, the indestructible champion of Mechanical Martial Arts, attacks challenger Levius’s body and mind, Levius must decide if the time has come to replace his medical prosthesis with a military-grade combat arm. A.J. risked her life in an effort to save him, so Levius knows if he loses, it may mean more than one death…

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 5
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nasa and Tsukasa may be temporarily homeless, but life isn’t all bad for the newlyweds. Staying at the neighborhood public bath, they earn their keep by helping out and still have time for cooking parties and retro video games. And in the course of their new life together, Nasa finally manages to plan a simple date.

RIN-NE Volume 39
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Rumors are flying about Kain interviewing for an arranged marriage. Renge, who has a massive crush on him, is raking in big bucks at her seaside food stand when Kain suddenly shows up. Renge’s over the moon when he invites her to meet with him that night, but becomes despondent when the rumors about his arranged marriage reach her. In an act of self-destructive desperation, Renge confesses to Kain that she’s his most despised enemy, a damashigami.

Top 20 Selling Manga for 2020

Here are the Top 20 selling manga titles for 2020, according to NPD BookScan:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. My Hero Academia Volume 23 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  7. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito
  8. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  11. My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  12. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  13. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  14. My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  15. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  16. My Hero Academia Volume 21 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 6 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  19. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai
  20. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 7 by Koyoharu Gotouge

Source: The Fandom Post

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

VIZ Media Announces March 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions Volume 1
Story and Art by Yoko Akiyama, Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Midoriya is excited for his first team-up mission until he learns that his team includes Bakugo. Training alongside his explosive classmate would be hard enough, but the pro hero they’ve been matched with is also a real wild card. Can this makeshift team cooperate, or will Midoriya’s first mission be his last?

Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Learn what happened when the world turned to stone in this special side story to Dr. Stone. As Senku and his friends are being turned to stone, his father Byakuya is on the International Space Station. This is the story of the crew as they try to survive as the only humans left unpetrified.

Spy x Family Volume 4
Story and Art by Tatsuya Endo

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

The Forgers look into adding a dog to their family, but this is no easy task—especially when Twilight has to simultaneously foil an assassination plot against a foreign minister. The perpetrators plan to use specially trained dogs for the attack, but Twilight gets some unexpected help to stop these terrorists.

Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Volume 3 (Novel)
Original Story by Tite Kubo, Written by Ryohgo Narita

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Price: USA $9.99

Hikone Ubugino and Tokinada Tsunayashiro’s combined powers make a mockery of the strongest of the Soul Reapers, Arrancars, Quincies, and Fullbringers in this epic conclusion to the Can’t Fear Your Own World arc. As the Soul Society’s secrets are brought to light, the full terror of Tokinada’s plan is revealed. In the midst of this, Shuhei Hisagi discovers the true ability of his zanpaku-to and the meaning of its name. Can a blade that controls death also sever the consequences of death? A host of powerful characters—including Kenpachi Zaraki and Grimmjow Zaraki Jeagerjaques—make an appearance in the decisive battle, and the volume is complemented by a generous selection of Tite Kubo illustrations.

Haikyu!! Volume 43
Story and Art by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

After graduating high school, Hinata booked it all the way to Brazil to learn how to play beach volleyball and improve his control and strength. While there, he has made a name for himself as Ninja Shoyo, and has become a well-known beach volleyball player. He’s approached by another player named Heitor, who is desperate to win his next match and keep his sponsors. Will Hinata’s new skills be enough to help Heitor?

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 9
Story by Hideyuki Furuhashi, Art by Betten Court, Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

A villain incident when Aizawa was a student at U.A. changed him forever. Who could have known that fateful encounter would someday have an impact on the present? But as time goes by, life changes for Koichi, Pop, Makoto and everyone else. The glory days of Narufest are over, and it’s time to move on. Makoto puts an important question to Koichi, and Pop struggles to find herself. But Pop’s decision to go it alone may lead her down a dangerous path…

Twin Star Exorcists Volume 21
Story and Art by Yoshiaki Sukeno

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Will Rokuro ever work up the courage to pop the question to Benio? And who will be more jealous if he does, another exorcist or… a kegare? Battles ensue, and not just in Magano.

Dragon Ball Super Volume 12
Story by Akira Toriyama, Art by Toyotarou

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The villain Moro has released vicious criminals from the Galactic Prison, and now they’re ravaging the galaxy in their search for planets with exceptional life energy. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of the Bandit Brigade have shown up, including Seven-Three, who has the ability to copy other fighters’ powers. How will Piccolo and the others fare against this new threat without Goku around?

Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story–Mourning Clouds
Written by Takashi Yano, Original Story by Masashi Kishimoto

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Price: USA $10.99

A rupture in the alliance at the Summit of the Five Kages triggers the Fifth Great Ninja War. Meanwhile, Shikamaru and his family grow further and further apart. But Shikamaru has a very powerful card up his sleeve to bring peace to both the world and his family.

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 12
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

As news of Izana’s impending coronation spreads, people from all over travel to the capital city of Wistal. During the preparations, Zen asks Shirayuki to play host to Prince Raj of Tanbarun, sending shock waves through the palace. To think that a common court herbalist would be entrusted with such a task. But that’s not the only change coronation day brings.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 11
Story and Art by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Mr. Shishio once again declares his love to Suzume, but this time around she can’t find it in her heart to trust his words. Instead she chooses to focus on strengthening her relationship with Mamura. But when Mr. Shishio and Mamura face off in a relay race for Sports Day, just who will Suzume root for?

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 7
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Akari seeks comfort from Kazuomi after an ex boyfriend has some harsh words for her. Yuna is about to hear a love confession, but is it from the boy she likes?

Oresama Teacher Volume 28
Story and Art by Izumi Tsubaki

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Mr. Maki’s hired goons have taken over the auditorium. With the stage inaccessible due to the amassed delinquents, the school play has to be canceled for “technical difficulties.” But disaster is averted by quick thinking and teamwork as the disappointed audience is sent to view the other marvels of the festival. Now all Mafuyu and her friends need to do is take down the huge crowd of invading bruisers. The fight for Midorigaoka is on.

Queen’s Quality Volume 11
Story and Art by Kyousuke Motomi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Even though Fumi has the ability to kill the snake that’s sealed within Kyutaro, she can’t do so without killing Kyutaro in the process. Kyutaro strikes a deal with the snake, but can he make good on his promise if it means facing someone at the Seiryu Clan who has a snake inside him as well?

Skip Beat! Volume 45
Story and Art by Yoshiki Nakamura

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The news that Ren is dating a hot older woman is all over town, and Kyoko is doing her best to ignore it. But how can she pretend it isn’t happening when Ren insists on talking to her about it?

VIZ Media

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 3
Story and Art by Hideki Goto

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $9.99

Can you believe it’s already our third volume of the Squid Kids Comedy Show? Drop in to see the awesome new battles featuring the coolest Inklings ever, Hit, Maika and Kou.

Tokyo Fashion: A Comic Book
By nodoka

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $19.99

Building a wardrobe is expensive and time-consuming… but it doesn’t have to be. Looking good is easier than ever, and all it takes is a little bit of care. Buying a few simple items in basic colors that you can mix and match in a variety of ways will take you far. This comic book guide to fashion will show you how to introduce a Japanese flourish into your wardrobe with easy tutorials, suggestions for wardrobe essentials, and styling tips on pulling it all together.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 8
Story and Art by Akira Himekawa

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Link has the passion needed to take on the fearsome challenges that lie ahead, but he needs to hone his skills to a finer edge. To do so, he becomes the student of the mysterious skeletal warrior, the wanderer across space and time. Meanwhile, Midna reaffirms her resolve to repair the Mirror of Shadow. Link and Midna’s quest is far from over, and their journey will take them to even more fantastic places and pit them against ever more terrible foes.

20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition Volume 11
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $19.99

There once was a kid who imagined the end of the world. It was all a child’s game—but not anymore. The Friend is carrying out his plan to exterminate humanity—just as predicted. And the man who survived Bloody New Year’s Eve is on his way back to Tokyo. The boys are coming back together one by one as they race toward the final battle.

BEASTARS Volume 11
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

As grey wolf Legoshi begins his final showdown with brown bear Riz, he tells Legoshi he has just murdered and devoured another of Legoshi’s friends. Back at the black market, red deer Louis has a revelation and threatens to abdicate his leadership of the Shishigumi lion gang. Turns out it’s even harder to leave a criminal syndicate than it is to join it. Then, Legoshi receives a gruesome offer to help him prevail in his battle with Riz…

RWBY: The Official Manga Volume 2
Story and Art by Bunta Kinami, Based on the Rooster Teeth series created by Monty Oum

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $12.99

Ruby’s first year at Beacon Academy continues. Team RWBY has officially formed, and Ruby Rose is their leader. While Roman Torchwick still lurks in the shadows, new forces begin to move against Beacon Academy. Who are the White Fang, and what does Blake know about them?

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 3
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US $24.99

Yusaku Godai is suffering because Maison Ikkoku’s lovely resident manager, Kyoko Otonashi, is giving him the cold shoulder. He’s been dating Kozue Nanao, and as a starving college student Yusaku enjoys the free dinner her family provides him twice a week. Yusaku knows he needs to end things with Kozue if he ever hopes to get back into Kyoko’s good graces…

No Guns Life Volume 9
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

In the stifling darkness of the Extended detention center known as the Weapons Vault, Juzo and Mary come face-to-face with their own pasts. They went in looking for a way to repair Juzo, but Mary also wants to find out what happened to her brother Victor. Deep inside the vault, they encounter Number Twelve, a GSU that Juzo thought he had destroyed. The forgotten knowledge he possesses may give Juzo the strength and purpose to continue his struggle against Berühren.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 7
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

The Yamada Asaemon executioners and their criminal charges have forged an uneasy alliance, banding together to find a way off the island. Standing in their way are the supernatural forces of the Lord Tensen and a new enemy—the Shogun has sent another wave of samurai and ninja to the island, this time with orders to leave no one alive.

Beast Complex
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

A tiger and a beaver who grew up together defy peer pressure to end their friendship and join forces to fight injustice. A camel journalist who spent his career passing judgment on carnivores spends a life-changing night with a seductive wolf. A saltwater crocodile and a gazelle must find a way to work together as chef and assistant on a cooking show with flagging ratings. A fox and a chameleon wrestle with stereotypes about each other—and themselves. And much more…

Plus the real-life story of the origins of BEASTARS and Beast Complex.

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 4
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Touring beautiful Kyoto, Nasa and Tsukasa find plenty of opportunities for romance. Selfies. Snuggling. Swordplay. They’d better enjoy every minute, because a shattering surprise waits at home in Tokyo. Where will the newlyweds go when their cozy (i.e. cramped) apartment is no more?

RIN-NE Volume 38
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Anju finally musters the courage to get close to her crush, Matsugo (who’s got a not-so-secret thing for Rinne). Hoping to rid himself of the clingy Matsugo, Rinne conspires with Anju to use his powers to turn their friendship into romance. But as usual, things don’t go as planned, and Rinne’s left to clean up the mess.

Anime Spotlight: Haikyu!! To The Top

Haikyu!! To The Top is the fourth season of the anime adaptation of the Haikyu!! manga. The season was produced by Production I.G and was directed by Masako Sato. The first half of the season aired in Japan from January 11-April 4, 2020. The second half aired in Japan from October 3-December 19, 2020. As of this writing, Sentai Filmworks holds the North American license for Haikyu!! To The Top.

At the beginning of the season, Kageyama is invited to the All-Japan Youth Training Camp, which is a camp for promising 15 and 16-year-old players to participate in. Tsukishima, meanwhile, is invited to the first-year only prefecture-wide training camp. Hinata, in a fit of jealousy, sneaks into the first-year training camp. Of course, since he showed up uninvited, Hinata is not allowed to participate in the training camp as one of the attendees. Instead, he is allowed to stay and serve as a ball boy. At the All-Japan Youth Training Camp, Kageyama meets other talented players, and as is revealed a little later, Kageyama will encounter some of these players at the forthcoming Nationals tournament.

The first five episodes focus on the training camps. Over the course of this season, the audience gets to see how much Hinata picks up on and learns while serving as the ball boy at the first-year prefecture-wide training camp. While Kageyama shows growth as well, Hinata’s growth is more noticeable and is picked up on by the audience earlier in the season. But let’s be honest about something here. Between these two characters, Hinata had a lot more room for growth than Kageyama, so it would be easier to see Hinata’s character growth and development as a volleyball player. Near the end of the season, the audience also picks up on some growth that happened to Tsukishima through his training camp.

After Kageyama, Hinata, and Tsukishima return to their team, they have a practice match against Date Tech. Both the Karasuno members who went to training camps and those who practiced on their own get to show off new skills or growth in their skills during this practice match. Not a lot of time is spent on this practice match, though, because within a couple of episodes, the story has moved on to Nationals.

Karasuno’s first match is against Tsubakihara Academy, and two episodes are focused on this match. It’s pretty close, but in the end, Karasuno pulls out the win. The focus is taken off of Karasuno for roughly one-and-a-half episodes, and the audience gets to see Nekoma and Fukurodani playing in their respective matches.

The final episode of the first half is just getting the match between Karasuno and Inarizaki High going when the season stopped for an expected three-month break. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the production, it was decided to delay the second half of Haikyu!! To The Top from the Summer 2020 anime season to the Fall 2020 anime season. While it couldn’t be helped, it was still a little frustrating to have to wait in order to see the matchup between Karasuno and Inarizaki High.

Most of the second half of Haikyu!! To The Top focuses on the match between Karasuno and Inarizaki High. The Miya twins, Atsumu and Osamu, are an important part of this section. This is one of those times where it’s so close that their matchup had to go into a third set in order to determine who would advance. However, sprinkled into this section are flashbacks that helped to develop new characters such as the Miya twins and Inarizaki’s captain, Shinsuke Kita. In addition, we also got a break from the Karasuno and Inarizaki matchup to see Nekoma in their match against Hayakawa Technical High School. We only got two episodes for this one, but it was still rather intense. Poor Kenma was being targeted and wearing himself out, but I was happy to see him pull off what he needed to do in order to help his team win. Once I saw that Nekoma had won, I knew that Karasuno would have to somehow win their third set against Inarizaki.

The next six episodes focus on the battle between Karasuno and Inarizaki. And let me just say that this final set was intense and a major nail-biter. The scales kept tipping back and forth as it could have been either team’s game. Emotions ran high for me as a viewer, because one minute there would be a sense of euphoria as it looked like Karasuno would break through and win, but then a huge sense of disappointment as Inarizaki would block the momentum. The final play was such a nail-biter, and the tension for that final play was perfect. The sense of relief that came over me when Kageyama and Hinata succeeded at scoring that final point was something I had never experienced before while watching an anime.

Overall, Haikyu!! To The Top seemed to focus on the topic of growth. As I said earlier, Hinata’s growth was the most obvious. Kageyama and Tsukishima had some growth, but there were other characters who displayed some growth during this season as well, such as Tanaka and Kinoshita from Karasuno, and Kenma from Nekoma. While there has been growth and change in some of the characters in the previous seasons, it felt like “growth” was a running theme in this season. I was very glad to see it, though.

The final episode gave the audience a perfect opportunity to destress and catch a breather after such intense episodes. It also set the stage for the upcoming “Battle of the Garbage Dump” at Nationals between Karasuno and Nekoma. Even though, as of this writing, I have no idea when there will be another season of Haikyu!!, I am still looking forward to whenever it comes out. It’s going to be interesting to see how the growth that Hinata and Kenma experienced during this season will come to fruition in the match that their teams will have against each other when the next season of Haikyu!! comes out.

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Haikyu!! To The Top: Episode 25 – “The Promised Land”

The episode opens with a recap of the winning play of the final set before heading into the opening credits. I thought this was a nice touch, and helped remind the audience of how the previous episode ended. It hit me when I saw this recap that Karasuno ultimately got the win because Kageyama and Hinata blocked the ball together. It’s kind of ironic, if you think about it. These two, who started out the series as rivals against each other, were the ones to make the play that brought about Karasuno’s victory in this nail-biting match. Of course, we then later get the humor of the two of them arguing over who made the block. They just can’t admit that they actually worked together on that play. LOL!

One of the aspects that really stood out to me here is how Inarizaki is humanized during this episode. When the players go to face their cheering squad, Atsumu mutters that the cheering squad should be booing them instead of applauding because they lost. Someone in the crowd yells at him something to the effect of, “A team played well should be applauded.” A short while later, we see the members of the team humanized as well, especially Kita (the stoic captain). He says some encouraging words to his teammates… and he smiles!

There’s a couple of brief scenes featuring Bokuto. First is him learning that Karasuno beat Inarizaki, the second is him talking with one of his teammates later and ultimately exuding his normal confidence that their team will beat everyone they come across during these matches.

We also see a scene of Nekoma watching the television coverage of the day’s matches, but of course, Kenma is playing one of his video games. It’s established in this episode that their next match is going to be against Karasuno, so they’re obviously talking about this. As we see in this episode, people are so blown away by what Karasuno has accomplished up to this point that they seem to be favored to win against Nekoma.

But a lot of this “cool down” episode focuses on Karasuno unwinding and unpacking what went down in the course of the sets against Inarizaki. We get to see them laughing and joking as they watch the television recap of their match. The third years also have a moment among themselves to talk amongst themselves and react to what happened. These various scenes had a good mixture of humor and seriousness to them, and this was definitely needed after how tense the past few episodes had been.

Right at the end, we see Coach Ukai talking with his grandfather, and both ultimately talking about the upcoming “Battle of the Garbage Dump” between Karasuno and Nekoma. I like how the younger Ukai makes it a point that the Nekoma team that’s playing now is not like the team his grandfather has held a grudge against all these years. The final scene, though, shows the sun is coming up on the next day, and the players from Karasuno and the players from Nekoma are lined up and meeting face to face outside. The best part is that this scene basically ends with Kenma and Hinata smiling. What a wonderful way to not only end this season, but to set up and get the audience hyped for what comes next.

As of this writing, though, we have no idea when the next season will be. However, I’m really looking forward to whenever it comes out, because I feel confident that the audience be in for a treat with the upcoming “Battle of the Garbage Dump.”

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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.

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