My Hero Academia Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for September 2021

Manga volumes occupied 19 spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for September 2021:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 29 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#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 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 8 by Kentarou Miura (#5)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#6)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 14 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#10)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#11)
  • Sensor Hardcover by Junji Ito (#12)
  • Given Volume 6 by Natsuki Kizu (#13)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 11 by Gege Akutami (#14)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#15)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 6 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#18)
  • Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito (#19)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 9 by Akira Himekawa (#20)

Source: ANN

Tickets on Sale Now for the U.S. and Canadian Theatrical Screenings of the My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Anime Film

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that tickets have gone on sale for the U.S. and Canadian theatrical screenings of the My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission anime film. It was also announced that ticketholders in the United States and Canada for the film’s opening weekend will receive a My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Vol. W Specialty Manga Booklet.

This very special collectible book includes 76 pages of My Hero Academia goodness, featuring original drawings from Kohei Horikoshi, a Q&A and a specialty manga story, never before released in English. These booklets are limited to one book per ticket holder and are only available while supplies last.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission hits theaters in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland on October 29, 2021, in Australia and New Zealand on October 28, 2021, and coming soon to Latin America.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the My Hero Academia Anime at animate USA

Have you been a fan of My Hero Academia since the beginning? Then you won’t want to miss the promotional event celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the anime at animate USA.

From September 20-October 17, 2021, customers will receive both an Augmented Reality Card (five designs) AND a Photo-Style Card (nine designs) with every $15 spent on My Hero Academia items. Please note that customers cannot choose which card designs they will receive. What’s more, orders over $15 will also receive an All Might Augmented Reality Card. File folders, buttons, keychains, and T-shirts featuring original illustrations created exclusively for this event will be available. If you’re looking for unique My Hero Academia merch, animate USA is the place to shop.

The My Hero Academia anime is based on the manga series by Kōhei Horikoshi that is currently serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The third movie, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, will debut in the United States on October 29, 2021.

The My Hero Academia Fifth Anniversary Promotional Event originally ran at animate shops across Japan from May 22-June 20, 2021. North American fans now have a chance to get their hands on these exclusive cards, along with merchandise straight from Japan. Don’t miss out.

The Soundtrack for the Fifth Season of the My Hero Academia Anime Comes to Streaming and Digital

Milan Records has announced that Yuki Hayashi’s soundtrack for My Hero Academia Season 5 is coming to streaming and digital. The music will be available on a wide range of music services.

Recently, Milan Records released a comprehensive collection of music from Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations for the very first time outside of Japan. The company has also released music from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Shaman King, various Fate anime, Eden, Blue Exorcist, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Aldnoah.Zero, The Seven Deadly Sins, Cowboy Bebop, Promare, Japan Sinks 2020, FLCL, Mirai, B The Beginning, Akira, Summer Wars, Blood Blockade Battlefront, The Boy and the Beast, Attack on Titan, Ninja Scroll, Paprika, and Ping Pong The Animation.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

My Hero Academia Anime to Get a Sixth Season

At the end of the final episode of the fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime, it was announced that the series will be getting a sixth season. As of this writing, it’s not known when the sixth season will begin airing on Japanese television.

In the meantime, the My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission anime film is scheduled to open in theaters worldwide in October 2021.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Animation Is Film Festival to Screen Anime Films

The official website for GKIDS, Annecy, and Variety magazine’s Animation Is Film Festival has announced that the France-Luxembourg animated film of Jiro Taniguchi’s The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga will open the festival in Los Angeles on October 22, 2021. The film’s North American premiere screening with an in-person Q&A by director Patrick Imbert will be followed by the U.S. premiere for the anime film of Shogo Sugitani’s Pompo: The Cinéphile (Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san) manga.

The festival is hosting the West Coast premiere of Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime) anime film along with the world premiere of the English dub for Poupelle of Chimney Town on October 23, 2021. Hosoda will hold an in-person Q&A session with the screening of BELLE. The Deer King (U.S. premiere), Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (Los Angeles premiere), and My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission (North American premiere) will also screen on October 24, 2021.

The Animation Is Film Festival will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles from October 22-24, 2021.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Will Be at New York Comic Con 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it is returning to New York Comic Con from October 7-October 10, 2021.

On the show floor, you’ll get to chill out in Funimation: Sakura Park, an experience inspired by Japanese anime fantasy and bursting with color.

Throughout the weekend, you can pop by FUNimation’s branded food truck, search for hidden easter eggs, snag a photo op among the cherry blossoms, meet with cosplayers and much, much more. If you’re a Funimation subscriber, there are some special opportunities and benefits for you. Plus, you can pick up some sweet anime merch at The Funimation Shop to take a bit of anime home with you.

Want to hear more about the worlds of My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba? They’ve got you there, too, from the Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel on October 7, 2021, to the My Hero Academia New Movie Panel on October 8, 2021 with the English voice cast and the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train panel to wrap things up on October 9, 2021.

The company is hosting a very special one-night FUNimation subscriber-only event at New York City’s premiere rooftop bar, The Press Lounge, just blocks away from the convention center on October 8, 2021.

FUNimation will also be bringing daily recaps, fan interviews, cosplay photos and more right from the show floor across their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube channels all week long.

Funimation: Sakura Park
October 7-October 9, 2021 | 10 a.m.–7 p.m. EST
Oct. 10, 2021 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. EST
Javits Convention Center Floor

Escape the shuffle of the con floor and step into Funimation: Sakura Park, where you can snap pics, grab giveaways and take a breather. Find your zen, then turn the corner for The Funimation Shop booth. Looking for anime? It all happens here.

Funimation Subscriber Event
October 7, 2021 | 9 p.m.–11 p.m. EST
The Press Lounge (653 11th Avenue at 48th Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10036)

FUNimation also invites its subscribers to a one-night-only celebration of anime at NYC’s premier rooftop bar at The Press Lounge, blocks away from the convention center. The event is free on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited capacity and attendees must RSVP, be 21+ years of age, and must show their NYCC badge, proof of FUNimation subscription and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The event is for anime fans looking to kick back, catch up with old friends and new, and enjoy themed drinks, photo booths and more under the stars.

RSVP by sending an email to FunimationFansNYCC@civic-us.com.

Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel
October 7, 2021 | 5 p.m.–6 p.m. EST
(Location TBD)

The world of anime is about to get a whole lot bigger. Huge new shows streaming this Fall, FUNimation co-productions, and hot topics like My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. Catch all the latest news in anime, all right here.

My Hero Academia New Movie Panel
October 8, 2021 | 3 p.m.–4 p.m. EST
Empire Stage

Your sneak peek into the next chapter of the global anime phenomenon starts here. Presented by FUNimation, the panel includes an exclusive preview of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission.

Hear from the English dub cast and crew before the movie hits theaters October 29, 2021.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Panel
October 9, 2021 | 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT
Empire Stage

Board the Mugen Train once again. Presented by FUNimation, this panel is your deep dive into Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train. Join the English voices of some of your favorite characters as they discuss everything from heart-wrenching scenes to moments that fans love most.

Panelists include Aleks Le (Zenitsu), Abby Trott (Nezuko), Landon McDonald (Enmu (Lower One)) and Lucien Dodge (Akaza (Upper Three)) along with special video messages from Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro), Bryce Papenbrook (Inosuke) and Mark Whitten (Rengoku).

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

VIZ Media Announces November 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga and anime releases for November 2021.

Shonen Jump

One Piece Pirate Recipes
Story and Art by Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: November 9, 2021
Price: USA$19.99

You can’t become King of the Pirates on an empty stomach. Monkey D. Luffy has defeated dozens of rivals, and that kind of success takes a whole lot of energy. Fortunately, the pirate cook Sanji stands by Luffy’s side, ready to support his captain with flaming kicks and piping-hot meals. Hearty and filling, Sanji’s recipes keep the greatest pirate crew in the world well fed, and his flashy techniques will take your culinary skills to the next level.

My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$16.99

My Hero Academia is one of the most popular manga in the world, and its epic battles between beloved heroes and dangerous villains have captured the hearts of millions. Now, for the first time, you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite My Hero Academia characters. This comprehensive guide has all the details, from characters’ secret origins and motivations to their pet peeves and relationships. Plus, an in-depth conversation between Kohei Horikoshi and Bleach creator Tite Kubo.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5–Golden Wind Volume 2
Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Not too long ago, Giorno Giovanna was just an ordinary hoodlum, but now he dreams of being something bigger… He dreams of being a true mafioso. Giorno is ready to join one of the most dangerous gangs in town, and the first step is learning everything he can about their operations. The second step is gathering the friends and allies he’ll need in order to take control of the gang for himself.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Volume 3
Story and Art by Hajime Komoto

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

Lang’s vicious hunt for coins is in full swing. To stop them from monopolizing the chance to earn a Divine Visionary position, Mash teams up with his Adler compatriots. Afterwards, the Sixth and Seventh Fangs of the Magia Lupus swoop in to attack Mash while he’s cleaning the owl huts. But when his friends become the next victims of the Magia Lupus’s callous dog-eat-dog philosophy, an enraged Mash is ready to face them head-on.

Undead Unluck Volume 4
Story and Art by Yoshifumi Tozuka

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

In the search to recruit an 11th Negator, Andy and the others find themselves locked in battle with Rip, the Unrepair Negator. Tatiana stands up to Unrepair by finally unleashing her true power. Once all 11 Negators are assembled, a fresh set of quests opens before them and a new trouble arises.

Dr. Stone Volume 19
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

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

Hoping to capture Dr. Xeno, the Kingdom Science is hard at work formulating strategies. Meanwhile, the enemy is working on a secret weapon of their own. The impending science battle will be a heart-pounding fight for supremacy on land, sea, and air.

Black Clover Volume 27
Story and Art by Yūki Tabata

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

Asta will need to get much more powerful if he ever hopes to defeat the demonic leaders of the Spade Kingdom. Things look bleak, but then a mysterious mage named Nacht suddenly appears. Does Asta have what it takes to learn how to control his devil powers and rescue Captain Yami?

Shojo Beat

Takane & Hana Volume 18 (Limited Edition) [FINAL VOLUME]
Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$15.99

Despite many unexpected obstacles, Takane and Hana register their marriage license and are officially married. But when is their actual wedding day going to be? And what’s in store for this spirited couple once they move into their own place together? Their unique “happily ever after” is just around the corner.

Takane & Hana Volume 18 [FINAL VOLUME]
Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

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

Despite many unexpected obstacles, Takane and Hana register their marriage license and are officially married. But when is their actual wedding day going to be? And what’s in store for this spirited couple once they move into their own place together? Their unique “happily ever after” is just around the corner.

The King’s Beast Volume 4
Story and Art by Rei Toma

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

Someone in the imperial palace is trying to kill Prince Tenyou, and Rangetsu has reason to believe it might be the icy third Prince, Kougai. When things turn violent on the jiju field, Rangetsu decides to confront Prince Kougai directly-and ends up as the prize in a wager between royal brothers.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 11
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

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

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Inui has told his parents that his future ambition is to make movies. Now he plans to confess his love to Akari, but she is being pressured by Ryosuke to get back together. How will Akari respond?

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 16
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduk

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

The orimmallys project is finally coming to fruition. But when the annual northern flu hits Lilias, the whole medical team suddenly finds themselves busy with field medic work. The experience proves a valuable one for Shirayuki and
Ryu’s training.

VIZ Media

Sanrio Pompoms
By Sachiko Susa

On Sale Date: November 9, 2021
Price: USA$17.99

Learn how to make adorable pompoms of your favorite Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Kurimi, Gudetama and more. Sanrio Pompoms includes color photos of all 35 pompom projects as well as helpful illustrated directions, materials lists and tips.

Pokemon Journeys: The Series Volume 1
Story and Art by Machito Gomi

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

Ash is back and more determined than ever to be the ultimate Pokemon Master. Now he’s teamed up with a new friend, Goh, who wants to collect every Pokemon from every region.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 15
Story and Art by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: November 9, 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 brothers’ final battle begins, starting with a confrontation with the homunculus Pride, who is controlling Alphonse from within.

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 5
Story and Art by Hideki Goto

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

Hit, Maika and Kou are back in the high-spirited fifth volume of stories from the world of Splatoon.

VIZ Signature

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Volume 4
Story by Haro Aso, Art by Kotaro Takata

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

Having overcome his abusive former boss, Akira’s back on the road to his parents’ home in Gunma. The journey is full of zombies and side trips, but some sushi, hot springs, tree houses and a surprising new traveling companion keep the good times rolling.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 11
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

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

The palace has transformed into a bloody battleground, forcing the new Yamada Asaemon arrivals into an uneasy alliance with those seeking to escape the island. In the midst of the tumult, a giant monster enters the fray, one so large that the combatants become trapped within the confines of its body. If they don’t escape by morning, they will be transformed into flowers and used to fuel the destruction of everything they know.

Urusei Yatsura Volume 12
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Mendo has been called upon to save a fair maiden—by going on a date with her. But the peril Asuka faces is her own boyphobia, so Mendo just keeps making things worse. Later, Lum tries to encourage a Tomobiki High student to stand up for herself against some bullies and ends up facing off in the ring against the head of another high school’s delinquents. Good thing Lum has hidden strength to draw upon.

BEASTARS Volume 15
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

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

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Every rabbit parent wants their daughter to date a wolf, right? Meanwhile, Beastar horse Yahya hires gray wolf Legoshi to help him apprehend a mixed-species felon, but Legoshi is a sucker for a sob story. At college, red deer Louis’s status has fallen from the most popular student at school to the different one with the dark past. The temptation to reclaim his status as leader of the Shishi-gumi lion gang is strong… especially when he meets the beast who replaced him. Plus, more of the tragic life of Legoshi’s mother.

Children of the Whales Volume 18
Story and Art by Abi Umeda

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

The Mud Whale has been overrun with tárichos, a virulent parasitic growth that turns everyone it touches into a mindless husk controlled by the Nous Geráki. The only way to stop the spread of the tárichos is to destroy the Nous, but that won’t be an easy task—or one without sacrifice.

Shonen Sunday

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Volume 1
Story by Kanehito Yamada, Art by Tsukasa Abe

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

Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer.

Mao Volume 2
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Nanoka, Mao and his helper Otoya investigate the strange cult of Priestess Shoko in hopes of bringing her to justice, but cursed dolls and scrolls of eternal life may be more than they bargained for. Will the priestess’s doomsday prophecy come true? Back in the present, Nanoka and friend-zoned Shiraha do some historical research and uncover a cataclysmic event yet to occur in Mao’s timeline. Then Mao’s curiosity gets him on the wrong side of a group of bloodsuckers and in need of a rescue by Nanoka—again.

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 8
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

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

Nasa and Tsukasa are on an overnight trip to a hot springs resort. There’s so much for them to do, from touring traditional sites to sampling the local delicacies to—nah, let’s face it, Nasa is most excited (and terrified) by that private bath in their room. Time for an inopportune appearance by Tokiko, Tsukasa’s mysterious and heretofore unseen guardian. Can things still get hot and steamy between our favorite couple? And whether or not they do, will the artist find an excuse to put some supporting characters in swimsuits? Do you even need to ask?

My Hero Academia Manga to Take a One Week Break Due to the Author’s Health

The official Twitter account for Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga has announced that the manga will not appear in this year’s 41st issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on September 13, 2021 as previously planned, due to Horikoshi’s poor health. The manga will return in the magazine’s 42nd issue on September 18, 2021.

Horikoshi launched the My Hero Academia manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. VIZ Media publishes the manga in English digitally and in print in North America. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service also publishes the manga in English digitally.

Source: ANN

Top 20 Selling Manga for August 2021

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

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 11 by Gege Akutami
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  3. Chainsaw Man Volume 6 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. Sensor Hardcover by Junji Ito
  6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5 Golden Wind Volume 1
  7. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  8. Haikyu!! Volume 45 by Haruichi Furudate
  9. The Promised Neverland Volume 20 by Kaiu Shirai
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  11. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  13. Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito
  14. Uzumaki 3-in-1 Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito
  15. Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 2 by Kentarou Miura
  16. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 14 by Tomohito Oda
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. Love is Hard for Otaku Volume 1 by Fujita
  19. Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura
  20. One Piece Volume 1 Omnibus Edition by Eiichiro Oda

Source: The Fandom Post