Top 20 Selling Manga on BookScan’s December 2018 List

NPD BookScan has released its Top 20 Manga List for December 2018:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. Attack on Titan Volume 26 by Hajime Isayama
  7. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  8. Splatoon Volume 5 by Sankichi Hinodeya
  9. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa
  11. My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  12. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  13. RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 3
  14. Monster Musume Volume 14 by OKAYADO
  15. Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 8 by Sui Ishida
  16. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 6 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 1
  19. RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 2
  20. Splatoon Volume 1 by Sankichi Hinodeya

Source: ANN

Monster Musume Manga Releases New Chapter

OKAYADO’s Monster Musume manga has resumed with chapter 62 on the Comic Ryū blog. OKAYADO said with the new chapter that he will do his best so that the next chapter can debut as soon as possible. The blog states that it will post an announcement when the release of the next chapter is decided.

Monster Musume had been on hiatus since September 2018 so that OKAYADO could focus on mental health.

OKAYADO first published “Monster Musume” in Tokuma Shoten’s Comic Ryū’s Anthology Comic Kemomo 02 in 2011, and debuted the Monster Musume series in Comic Ryū in 2012. The 14th volume shipped in Japan on June 14, 2018. Seven Seas Entertainment releases the manga in North America.

Source: ANN

Monster Musume Manga to Go on Hiatus Due to Author’s Health

Monster Musume manga creator OKAYADO has announced on Twitter that he will take a hiatus to focus on his mental health. He did not provide a time for his return, but he said that he would like to focus on recovery so he can resume serialization as soon as possible.

OKAYADO’s Monster Musume manga took several months off in 2017, and the Comic Ryū blog usually explained that the breaks were in preparation for the compiled volume releases for the series. This year, the manga took a hiatus between the 59th chapter in March 2018 and the 60th chapter in June 2018. The 61st and most recent chapter launched on August 30, 2018.

OKAYADO first published “Monster Musume” in Tokuma Shoten’s Comic Ryū’s Anthology Comic Kemomo 02 in 2011, and debuted the Monster Musume series in Comic Ryū in 2012. The 14th volume shipped on June 14, 2018.

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

HIDIVE to Stream the English Dub for Monster Musume

HIDIVE has announced that it will stream the English dub of the Monster Musume anime series. Dubbed episodes will launch in installments on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. EDT beginning on July 12, 2017. The dub is exclusive to premium members.

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and premium edition Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on July 25, 2017. The premium edition includes a soundtrack, pin-up art book, poster, lenticular card, stickers, and bestiary art cards.

Source: ANN

English Cast Announced for the Monster Musume Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Monster Musume anime:

  • Bryson Baugus is Kimihito Kurusu
  • Allison Sumrall is Miia
  • Brittney Karbowski is Papi
  • Molly Searcy is Cerea
  • Courtney Lomelo is Rachnera
  • Monica Rial is Suu
  • Maggie Flecknoe is Mero
  • Shelley Calene-Black is Ms. Smith
  • Kira Vincent-Davis is Zombina
  • Christina Stroup is Tio
  • Jad Saxton is Manako
  • Emily Neves is Doppel
  • Carli Mosier is LaLa
  • Rachel Landon is Draco
  • Tiffany Terrell is Kii
  • Mina Getois is Lilith
  • Christina Kelly is Polt
  • Juliet Simmons is Ren
  • Steven Finley is Kasegi

Other cast members include Andrew Love, Chris Hutchison, John Swasey, Greg Cote, and Katelyn Barr.

Kyle Jones is directing.

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and premium edition Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on July 25, 2017. The premium edition includes a soundtrack, pin-up art book, poster, lenticular card, stickers, and bestiary art cards.

Source: ANN

Dragon Ball Super Is Second Best Selling Graphic Novel for May 2017

Twelve manga volumes appeared on Nielsen BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for May 2017:

  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 1 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 8 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa (#6)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 21 by Hajime Isayama (#9)
  • Boruto Volume 1 by Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto (#11)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 12 by Sui Ishida (#13)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 1 by Akira Himekawa (#14)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#15)
  • Monster Musume Volume 11 by OKAYADO (#16)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Volume 3 by Akura Himekawa (#17)
  • One Piece Volume 82 by Eiichiro Oda (#18)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Volume 3 by Hirohiko Araki (#19)

Source: ANN