FUNimation Entertainment Announces October 2021 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for October 2021.

  • Golden Kamuy – Season 3 (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/5/21
    Episodes 25-36
    Special Features: Golden Travelogue Theater Animated Shorts, Promo Video and Commercial Collection, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Haibane Renmei – The Complete Series (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $39.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Next Episode Previews, Creator Interview, Hane Haeterun, Special Ending, TV Commercials, New Program Commercial, Promotional Trailer, Textless Opening and Closing Song
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU – Season 1 Part 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 10/6/21
    Episodes 1-13
    Special Features: Promo Video and Commercial Collection, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear – Season 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/12/21
    Special Features: Mini Anime “Bear Bear Bear Kuma!,” Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • TAMAYOMI: The Baseball Girls – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/5/21
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercial, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Web Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • GOBLIN SLAYER – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – Best Buy Exclusive – 10/26/21
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes + Heroes Rising – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – FYE Exclusive – 10/19/21
  • C3 – The Complete Series (Sub Only) – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 330 minutes – $29.98 – 10/5/21
    Special Features: Textless Opening Songs: Endless Story and Mon, Textless Closing Songs: Hana and Sympathy of Love, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan – The Complete Series – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 425 minutes – $29.98 – 10/19/21
    Special Features: OVA – I Cannot Let Summer Break End, Textless Opening Song “Fure Fure Mirai,” Textless Closing Song “Arigatou, Daisuki,” TV Spots, Blu-ray/DVD Promo, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • Dragon Ball Z – Resurrection ‘F’ (Blu-ray/DVD) – 95 minutes – $34.98 – 10/19/21
    Special Features: The Voices of Dragon Ball Z: They’re Back!, The Return of Dragon Ball Z, Textless Closing Song, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Seasons 1 & 2 – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 700 minutes – $34.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Making-of Parts 1-8, New Mysterious Discoveries Journey Parts 1-8, Location Scouting Video Parts 1-8, CM #1 Vers. 1 and 2, CM #2 Vers. 1 and 2, TV Commercial Spot Collections #1 and #2, Retail Promo Video, and Promo Spots 1-14
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – The Complete Series (Blu-ray + Digital) – Right Stuf Exclusive – 1250 minutes – $89.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song “RAGE OF DUST,” Textless Closing Song “Shonen no Hate,” Textless Opening Song “Fighter,” Textless Closing Song “Freesia,” and Trailers

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
Source: Right Stuf

Naruto, My Hero Academia, and Sailor Moon Stage Plays to Stream in August 2021

Live Viewing Japan has announced that it will stream three “2.5D” stage play programs from August 6-26, 2021, including Live Spectacle Naruto, My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage, and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical Nogizaka46 ver. 2019. Tickets are available on the company’s website for viewers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.

Live Spectacle Naruto ran in 2015. My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage ran in 2019. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical Nogizaka46 ver. 2019 is a 2019 run of a stage play that originally ran in 2018.

Source: ANN

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

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

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. Chainsaw Man Volume 5 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 10 by Gege Akutami
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 22 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  6. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  7. Spy x Family Volume 5 by Tatsuya Endō
  8. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 3 by Gege Akutami
  9. Uzumaki Hardcover by Junji Ito
  10. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami
  11. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 8 by Gege Akutami
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  13. Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  14. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 9 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  17. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 4 by Gege Akutami
  18. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 13 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  20. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 3 by Gege Akutami

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces October 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

Burn the Witch Volume 1
Story and Art by Tite Kubo

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$19.99

Behind the world you think you know lies a land of magic and fairy tales—but Reverse London isn’t the pretty picture that’s painted in children’s books. Fairy tales have teeth, and the dedicated agents of Wing Bind are the only thing standing between you and the real story.

Demon Slayer Complete Box Set
Story and Art by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$199.99

The complete saga of Demon Slayer, all in one epic box set. This box set contains all 23 volumes of the global hit Demon Slayer as well as an exclusive booklet and a double-sided poster.

My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 5
Original Story by Kohei Horikoshi, Written by Anri Yoshi

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Price: USA$10.99

It’s time for class 1-A to start getting ready for the end-of-the-year holidays. As excited as everyone is for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the New Year itself, preparing means undertaking a big winter cleaning. The unsuspecting students get a big surprise when their cleaning leads to a crazy discovery. There’s only one way to find out where the mysterious entrance they uncover leads to—and that means rustling up some Plus Ultra spirit and venturing inside.

Blue Exorcist Volume 26
Story and Art by Kazue Kato

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Now back in the present, and with the terrible, tragic knowledge of the truth of his and his brother’s birth, Rin confronts Yuki aboard the stricken Illuminati airship, Dominus Liminis. As the brothers face off, Satan does his best to drive them both further into his grip. Rin wants to bring Yuki back into the fold of the Knights of the True Cross, but Yuki is firm in his desire to force Rin to kill him. With the airship going down in flames, the battle for Yuki’s soul begins…

Spy x Family Volume 6
Story and Art by Tatsuya Endo

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nightfall and Twilight enter an underground tennis tournament, looking for clues to the whereabouts of a secret intelligence document that could very well bring the world to the brink of war. But will their mission be compromised by Nightfall’s secret crush on her mentor Twilight?

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 5
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi, Art by Hikaru Miyoshi, Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

William James Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes meet again on a train back to London, and a dead body is discovered in a locked passenger cabin with John Watson named the prime suspect. Sherlock challenges William to a contest to be the first to solve the murder and clear John’s name. Back in London, a state secret which only the royal family is privy to has been stolen and MI6 is tasked with retrieving it, lest the whole empire fall into ruin. Meanwhile, Sherlock is visited by the king of Bohemia, who asks him to cover up a recent scandal…

One-Punch Man Volume 23
Story by ONE, Art by Yusuke Murata

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Narinki’s private force is now free from Super S’s control. Bushi Drill, Okama Itachi and Iaian plot their escape, but threat level Demon monster Malong Hair appears before they can flee, and a fierce fight breaks out. Elsewhere, their master Atomic Samurai encounters a creepy opponent.

Chainsaw Man Volume 7
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Denji’s career as a devil hunter is really taking off. And after he appears on TV, the whole world knows about the mysterious Chainsaw Man. But that’s not all good news, considering assassins are now on their way to Japan to claim his heart. Can Denji’s team keep him safe from the world’s most dangerous killers?

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 12
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The incident in Shibuya becomes dire when Toji Zen’in reappears. Meanwhile, Mei Mei confronts the traitorous Geto on a subway platform, and Nanami’s furious over the casualties suffered by the assistant managers. Then more grade 1 sorcerers enter the fray as Itadori fights the eldest Cursed Womb: Death Painting brother, Choso.

Seraph of the End Volume 22
Story by Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto, Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The battle for the fate of the world continues as the vampires, human armies and human sects converge and fight it out in Shibuya. Distraught at the loss of Mika, Yuichiro struggles to maintain control over his emotions, putting him at risk of becoming a demon forever. Suddenly, Krul Tepes steps in and offers Yuichiro a glimmer of hope by revealing a way for Mika to be saved… Meanwhile, Guren rampages on as he attempts to right the wrongs of his past, and Ferid pays a visit to the man who turned him, Rígr Stafford.

We Never Learn Volume 18
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Rizu and Nariyuki are now university students. Though some time has passed since graduation, not much has changed in their relationship. But things are about to get interesting with a little help from their friend Sawako and a mischievous ghost.

Shojo Beat

My Love Mix-Up! Volume 1
Story by Wataru Hinekure, Art by Aruko

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Aoki has a crush on Hashimoto, the girl in the seat next to him in class. But he despairs when he borrows her eraser and sees she’s written the name of another boy—Ida—on it. To make matters more confusing, Ida sees Aoki holding that very eraser and thinks Aoki has a crush on him.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 32
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The martial arts tournament to show off the Four Dragons begins, and Gija and Jaeha face off against Ju-do and Geuntae. Meanwhile, Hak is separated from Yona and the Four Dragons, but he has plans to bridge the gap between himself and Yona…

VIZ Media

The Creative Gene
By Hideo Kojima

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Price: USA$22.99

Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture.

Marvel Meow
By Nao Fuji

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Price: USA$14.99

Join Captain Marvel’s pet, Chewie, as she wreaks havoc in the lives of Marvel’s most popular characters.

Gain a new perspective on beloved favorites such as Spider-Man and Iron Man, formidable villains including Thanos and
Galactus, and antiheroes like Deadpool, as they all become the playthings of this capricious “cat” creature.

Originally shared on Marvel’s official Instagram, these comic strips have been collected with all-new content into a gift book that will delight Marvel and cat enthusiasts alike.

The Art of gen:Lock
By Daniel Wallace

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Price: USA$30.00

A stunning hardcover companion to the latest animated show from Rooster Teeth, the creators of RWBY. Go behind the scenes with exclusive commentary from the writers, animators, creators, artists, and voice actors of gen:LOCK. Featuring full-color artwork from the show and sketches and notes about the development of the series that you won’t find anywhere else.

Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning
Original Concept by Hiromu Arakawa, Story by Makoto Inoue

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Price: USA$10.99

Winry, childhood friend of the Elric brothers, is ecstatic to advance her training as an automail mechanic in Rush Valley. Her passion and skills are tested when she crosses paths with a boy who lost a leg and can’t get back on his feet. Meanwhile, Edward and Alphonse Elric just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, and this time they’re deliberately provoking the threatening Scar.

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 10 [FINAL VOLUME]
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Mato and Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$17.99

The conclusion of the original Pokemon Adventures.

Professor Birch sends Ruby and Sapphire to help Emerald find the Wish Pokemon Jirachi. But first there are fierce Pokemon battles to fight in the Battle Dome Tournament.

Then, Professor Oak sends Gold and Silver to help rescue Red, Yellow, Blue and Green—who have all been turned to stone. Along the way, Gold and Silver must battle a fearsome creature that Archie, the former leader of Team Aqua, wished into existence using the powers of the Wish Pokemon Jirachi that Ruby and Sapphire found.

Collects the original Pokemon Adventures 28 & 29.

How Do We Relationship? Volume 4
Story and Art by Tamifull

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

It’s getting harder for Miwa and Saeko to ignore the tensions in their relationship as even their sex life starts to suffer. Saeko begins to feel like Miwa doesn’t really see her while Miwa finds herself dwelling more and more on the past. They don’t want to give up on each other, but what do you do when a relationship starts to sour?

Requiem of the Rose King Volume 14
Story and Art by Aya Kanno

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Reigning as king at last, Richard slips out of the banquet to celebrate in Buckingham’s loving arms. Meanwhile, due to the behind-the-scenes machinations of Richmond, a Lancaster with his sights set on the throne, Richard’s happiness starts to lose its color. Then, questions arise about the true parentage of Richard’s son Edward, shaking the foundations of his rule. Faced with these challenges, Richard and Buckingham undergo a test of their love.

VIZ Signature

No. 5 Volume 2
Story and Art by Taiyo Matsumoto

On Sale Date: October 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$22.99

The members of the Rainbow Council were created to be superior to normal human beings and to keep the peace. But with no wars to fight, what purpose do they serve other than public relations? The strange psychic twins called No. 4 use their power to try to convince No. 5 to reverse his course as he tries to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Meanwhile, No. 1, the leader of the Council, thinks back to a bloody incident 15 years ago that bears on the present day…

Asadora! Volume 4
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: October 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$14.99

Asa reluctantly agrees to accompany Yone to an audition at an entertainment agency. However, before they can leave, Mr. Jissoji shows up with news—the mysterious creature has been spotted. With Kasuga nowhere to be found, Asa prepares to take flight to identify the creature. But before she can, Nakaido runs in claiming to have found its weakness, earning himself a seat in Asa’s plane as they take to the skies.

No Guns Life Volume 11
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: October 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Wurzel, the Berühren board of directors, has decided to free Suiso Arahabaki at the urging of one of its members, Chief Operating Officer Honest. But this move may be part of a broader power play. The megacorporation’s sinister influence reaches every level of the city, from the halls of justice to the back streets, where Juzo continues to search for a way to free himself from Berühren’s grasp. Destroying Suiso might just be the way to do so, but Suiso himself is unlike any opponent Juzo has faced before…

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 15
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

It’s election season at Itan High, and one of Komi’s classmates is running for school president. But according to school rules, Kiyoko Isagi needs to select a campaign representative, and this chilly perfectionist doesn’t have anyone she feels comfortable asking. Luckily, Komi and friends have some good ideas for solving her problem.

Case Closed Volume 80
Story and Art by Gosho Aoyama

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Chasing a stray cat, the Junior Detective League stumbles upon a chilling crime. Before they know it, they’re trapped in a refrigerated truck with a corpse, and Conan has to figure out how to escape before they become kid-sicles.

Then a cooking show heats up when one of the judges is found dead in the secret ingredient, proving that revenge isn’t always a dish best served cold. And Conan suspects a suicide case is really murder… but the chief suspect is Officer Yumi’s ex-boyfriend!

Call of the Night Volume 4
Story and Art by Kotoyama

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nazuna can’t let her guard down for a second now that a flock of hot vampire chicks are interested in Ko’s hot blood. And when she takes a shift at a maid café where the customer is always right, it turns out the vampire is always wrong. Meanwhile, Akira meets the girl Ko rejected before meeting Nazuna, and Ko meets a private detective searching for someone he knows. Then, a late-night visit to Ko’s school to ghostbust spooky legends leads to a new perspective on giving up your humanity…

VIZ Media Announces September 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Volume 2
Story and Art By Hajime Komoto

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

In the midst of a battle with Lance, a chosen magic user graced with two marks, Mash makes a shocking discovery about his opponent. Then, more trouble is on the way when Mash’s dorm, Adler, is paired for outdoor activities with Lang, a dorm full of a veritable wolf pack of bad characters. Now Mash is caught in a fight for coins and the pride of his dorm.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 12
Creator/Supervisor: Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Mikio Ikemoto, Script by Ukyo Kodachi

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

As Naruto recovers from his wounds after being rescued by Boruto and the new Team Seven, nefarious things are happening within Kara. Kashin Koji and Amado seem to have betrayed their leader, Jigen. What is the reason for their sudden turn, and just what is Jigen’s true identity?

Twin Star Exorcists Volume 23
Story and Art by Yoshiaki Sukeno

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Soul of the Great Yang is destined to awaken in Rokuro… but first it wants to kill him. Will Rokuro make it to the altar on time—let alone alive—to marry Benio? And can he trust an offer of help from a most unlikely, impossible ally?

Undead Unluck Volume 3
Story and Art by Yoshifumi Tozuka

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Andy has transformed into Victhor and the members of the Union have assembled to stop him. As a furious battle unfolds, Fuuko decides to join the fray to return Andy to normal. But she’ll need to touch Victhor to use her Unluck against Victhor’s Undead powers, so she does the unthinkable and leaps right at him.

Dr. Stone Volume 18
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

It’s the Kingdom of Science versus the Kingdom of Science. This showdown between Senku and Dr. Xeno is a race to see which side can take down the enemy’s science leader first. Despite the revelation of Dr. Xeno’s unexpected history and connection with Senku, Stanley’s deadly sniper rifle is already aimed right at the Perseus.

Dragon Ball Super Volume 14
Story by Akira Toriyama, Art by Toyotarou

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The struggle against Moro and the fight for the fate of the Earth continues. Vegeta finally returns from planet Yardrat and asks Goku to step aside so he can face the evil space wizard alone. But something is different about Vegeta since his training with the mysterious Yardratians, and his attacks seem to be working to weaken Moro. Will Vegeta’s training be enough to step out of Goku’s shadow and end this battle once and for all?

My Hero Academia Volume 29
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Shigaraki Tomura has finally awakened, and as he begins to unleash his savage powers, the heroes realize it’s going to take everyone and everything they have to stop him. Several heroes have been lost already, and even as the number one hero, Endeavor, takes on Tomura, Midoriya and Bakugo must now put themselves on the front line. Meanwhile, the massive villain Gigantomachia rampages toward Jaku City. It seems nothing can stop him, but the students of U.A. are determined to succeed or die trying…

Shojo Beat

Yakuza Lover Volume 2
Story and Art by Nozomi Mino

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$9.99

Yuri and Oya’s romantic getaway in Shanghai is cut short when sinister Russian mob boss Semilio kidnaps Yuri and tries to make her his own. But Yuri won’t be won over so easily. As she fights off Semilio’s advances, Oya suddenly comes to her rescue. With Yuri finally out of harm’s way, Oya charges headfirst into battle against Semillio, leaving Yuri to wonder if he’ll make it out alive.

Prince Freya Volume 5
Story and Art by Keiko Ishihara

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Freya has been granted Tyr’s royal jewel and the chance to seek allies in the fight against Sigurd. But the journey to hope is fraught with danger and Freya and her knights will have to survive a voyage across a pirate-infested sea before they can even begin to secure the help her kingdom needs.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 10
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Inui finds out Akari has confided in Ryosuke about her problems with her parents. Feeling jealous, he tells Akari he wants to hear about her problems too. Ryosuke is moving in quick, and Inui still hasn’t told Akari how he feels about her.

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 15
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Shirayuki and Obi attend a royal soiree at the palace in hopes of meeting Rata Forzeno, the wunderock scholar. With his help, the Lilias team might finally be able to bring their orimmallys research to a speedy conclusion. But will Shirayuki and Obi be able to convince the elusive scholar to lend them a hand?

VIZ Media

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Volume 1
Story and Art by KOKONASU☆RUMBA

On Sale Date: September 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

What do the villagers of Animal Crossing: New Horizons get up to when you’re not around? Find out all about their antics in this hilarious manga filled with goofy gags and silly stories. Plus, read comics that highlight each villager, as well as get tips and tricks for playing the game in a special bonus section.

Star Wars: The High Republic: Edge of Balance Volume 1
Story by Shima Shinya & Justina Ireland; Art by Mizuki Sakakibara

On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$14.99

In the aftermath of the Hyperspace Disaster, young Jedi Knight, Lily Tora-Asi is assigned to help displaced civilians relocate to Banchii, a newly inhabited planet in the Inugg system far in the Outer Rim. While balancing the arrival of incoming settlers and teaching the Padawans on their Temple outpost, Lily must also confront an attack by the insidious Drengir and, after the events of the Republic Fair, deal with the growing threat of the Nihil. But the dangers to Lily and her Padawans are much closer than she thinks…

YO-KAI WATCH Volume 18
Story and Art by Noriyuki Konishi

On Sale Date: September 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

Nate grows tired of Jibanyan’s and Whisper’s lazy attitudes and finds a new Yo-kai to partner with. Then he heads for Gargaros Island. Is a new Yo-Kai legend in the making?

Kirby Manga Mania Volume 2
Story and Art by Hirokazu Hikawa

Dream Land’s innocent troublemaker Kirby is back at it again with more of the mischief fans of all ages know and love. These cute and carefree Kirby comics—ready to be consumed in any order or inhaled all at once—will leave fans tickled pink.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon Volume 11
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: September 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Reuniting with the missing Sun, Lillie, along with the others, manages to find and free her mother, Lusamina, from Nihelga. Meanwhile, Moon seems to be attacking her friends. Will Moon be able to escape Faba’s clutches?

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 9
Story and Art by Akira Himekawa

On Sale Date: September 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Midna tells Link about the time before she came to the world of Light and how the evil wizard Zant turned her into her current form. Bitter and angry, Midna only used other people to get her revenge. Link needs Midna’s help now more than ever and his forgiveness may give her the strength to continue the fight. Ahead of them, in the Twilight Realm itself, lie greater dangers than they have faced before, as well as Midna’s nemesis, the scheming sorcerer Zant.

Splatoon Volume 13
Story and Art by Sankichi Hinodeya

On Sale Date: September 14, 2021
Age Rating :All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

The search for Sheldon’s grandfather’s hidden treasure continues. To complete their quest, Goggles will have to defeat the diabolical Justice Brain, who is proving to be a wily and worthy foe. Can Goggles triumph over Justice Brain, unlock the secret of Ammoses Shellendorf’s treasure and advance to the Final Splatfest?

VIZ Signature

Fist of the North Star Volume 2
Story by Buronson, Art by Tetsuo Hara

On Sale Date: September 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Ken takes on the Golan, a gang whose claims of genetic superiority he will put to the test. Later, as he continues his journey through the wasteland, he runs into a wily nomad warlord named Jackal. Until now, Ken’s opponents have rarely used their heads—though many have lost them. How will he handle an enemy who relies on cunning instead of brute force?

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 5
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: September 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$24.99

After Yusaku Godai saves his beloved apartment manager, Kyoko Otonashi, from falling off the roof of Maison Ikkoku, the two argue and Godai falls off the balcony, breaking his leg. Kyoko keeps visiting him during his stay in the hospital, but all their friends are making it difficult for them to find time alone to make up.

BEASTARS Volume 14
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: September 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Valiant Beastar horse Yahya continues his vendetta against Komodo dragon Gosha by tormenting his grandson, gray wolf Legoshi. In college, dwarf rabbit Haru meets another herbivore who is dating a carnivore. Is dating outside your species just trendy? Then, when Haru finally meets up with Legoshi again, she insists he take her to a disturbing location for their date. Meanwhile, Yahya’s mouse spies are everywhere, and their motives aren’t always pure…

The Way of the Househusband Volume 6
Story and Art by Kousuke Oono

On Sale Date: September 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

All of Tatsu’s hustling and networking since leaving the yakuza has earned him an offer he can’t refuse—an invitation to run with the women’s association, the movers and shakers of his neighborhood. Before he can be initiated, though, the Immortal Dragon must prove to the board’s heavyweights that he truly can hack it as a homemaker. It will be the greatest test of this househusband’s skills yet.

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Volume 10
Story and Art by Inio Asano

On Sale Date: September 21, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$14.99

Huge chunks of the mothership are starting to crash into Tokyo, leveling whole neighborhoods. The Japanese government is ready to nope out of the impending destruction and the Americans are using the growing panic as an excuse to make their move. What’s worse, the internet is down. With just days left before the end of humanity, at least the Occult Club is having a pretty good vacation at the beach.

Shonen Sunday

Mao Volume 1
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: September 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Teenage Nanako travels back in time to early 19th-century Japan and meets teenage exorcist Mao. What is the thread of fate that connects them? Together, they seek answers… and kick some demon butt along the way.

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 7
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: September 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

After a long day and a longer night apart, Tsukasa and Nasa grow closer than ever. Their marriage gets downright steamy as they practice kissing, giving each other shoulder massages, sharing a futon and even planning a proper romantic honeymoon. Also, Tsukasa drags Nasa to a movie marathon to catch him up on her favorite superhero film franchise.

Hayate the Combat Butler Volume 38
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: September 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

As the battle for Hayate’s heart (or whatever parts a girl can get) reaches a crescendo, the entire harem of this harem manga kicks into action. Nagi races across Japan with a speed-limitdefying mad doctor, Ruka is tempted to return to pop stardom, the Movie Study Club shows up for no particular reason, and Hayate is once again forced to dress in drag. Meanwhile, Chiharu and Hinagiku enjoy a very nice afternoon of sightseeing in Kyoto, because some girls deserve a break from wacky antics once in a while.

Crunchyroll Announces Simulcasts for the Summer 2021 Anime Season

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the following anime during the Summer 2021 season:

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives (Season 2)
  • SD Gundam World Heroes
  • The aquatope on white sand (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope)
  • The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace (Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi)
  • Girlfriend, Girlfriend
  • Peach Boy Riverside
  • Fena: Pirate Princess
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • To Your Eternity
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • IDOLiSH7 Third Beat!
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Case Closed
  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
  • Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
  • My Hero Academia (Season 5)
  • Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure
  • One Piece
  • Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! (Season 2)

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment’s Announcements for the Summer 2021 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment has announced during its Summer Season Preview event that it will stream the following anime in Summer 2021:

  • The Case Study of Vanitas
  • Sonny Boy (first episode premiered early on June 18, 2021)
  • Scarlet Nexus (first episode premiered early on June 18, 20212)
  • RE-MAIN
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
  • Robotech (FUNimation had previously announced a Fall 2021 release for streaming)

FUNimation will stream the following films:

  • The Stranger by the Shore
  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
  • Natsume Yūjin-Chō: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihōsha

FUNimation will also continue to stream the following anime

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2
  • One Piece
  • My Hero Academia Season 5
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

The company will announce more anime at a future date.

Source: ANN

Attack on Titan Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for May 2021

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

  1. Attack on Titan Volume 33 by Hajime Isayama
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 8 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 9 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  7. Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endō
  8. My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  9. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 11 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  11. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  12. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  13. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 7 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 12 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda
  17. Hunter x Hunter Volume 1 by Yoshihiro Togashi
  18. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  19. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 3 by Gege Akutami
  20. My Hero Academia Volume 26 by Kōhei Horikoshi

Source: The Fandom Post

Toynk.com Announces New Anime Ramen Bowls

Toynk.com is announcing the release of nine new Ramen-Inspired home goods. The new arrivals include seven pop-culture-themed ramen noodle bowls complete with chopsticks. New Ramen Noodle Bowls feature pop-culture designs inspired by anime and kawaii culture including Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, Naruto, Sonic the Hedgehog, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch, and Sanrio Gudetama.

Enjoy a generous serving of your favorite food from these officially licensed ceramic ramen bowls, which come complete with a pair of wooden chopsticks and a built-in chopstick holder. Durable ceramic material is perfect for daily use while slurping up a large bowl of ramen, udon noodles, pho, miso soup, and more.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Japanese Dinnerware Set

Learning to bend all four elements can work up a big appetite. Fill up on all of your Asian cuisine favorites with the Avatar: The Last Airbender Ramen Dinnerware Set, which comes complete with an 18-ounce ramen bowl and a pair of wooden chopsticks.

This Toynk exclusive ramen bowl features a glossy white finish with adorable chibi styling of “the Gaang,” including Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, and their loyal animal companions, Appa and Momo. The wrap-around design also features colorful symbols that represent each of the Four Nations, including the Air Nation, Fire Nation, Earth Kingdom, and Water Tribe.

Sonic The Hedgehog Japanese Dinnerware Set

Blast through every meal with Sonic Speed. After a long day of collecting gold rings and speeding through obstacle courses, you can kick up your red shoes while slurping down a hearty serving of noodles from the Toynk exclusive, Sonic The Hedgehog Japanese Dinnerware Set.

Matching the video game icon’s striking blue color, the large ramen bowl features a close-up of Sonic winking and the classic video game logo on the opposite side. This Japanese-inspired dinnerware set comes with a complete table setting, including a 14-ounce ramen bowl and a pair of wooden chopsticks. Sturdy and durable, these ceramic dishes are built to last through all of your impromptu run-ins with Doctor Eggman.

Sailor Moon Japanese Dinnerware Set

Based on the popular shoujo anime series, the Sailor Moon ramen bowl Japanese Dinnerware Set resembles Sailor Moon’s signature sailor Senshi outfit. The red, white, and blue design features her magical “Moon Prism Power” transformation brooch.

The Japanese dish set includes a 16-ounce ramen bowl and a pair of wooden chopsticks. Fight evil by moonlight, eat noodles by daylight with this cute Sailor Moon dinnerware set.

My Hero Academia U.A. Japanese Dinner Set

Eat Like A Hero: Master your Quirk with this My Hero Academia U.A. Ramen Dinnerware Set. The glossy ramen bowl features a blue-and-white design that matches the student training uniforms, including the stylized “U.A.” letters. Also featured in the design are the My Hero Academia logo and U.A. High School’s motto, “Plus Ultra.”

The dish set includes a 16-ounce ramen bowl and a pair of wooden chopsticks. Made from ultra-premium ceramic material, this sturdy dish is built to last through all of your heroic battles against the notorious League of Villains.

Disney Lilo & Stitch Japanese Dinnerware Set

Outsmart the Galactic Federation with this Lilo & Stitch Ramen Dinnerware Set. Based on traditional Japanese dining, you can enjoy a serving of soba, somen, udon, and other popular noodle dishes with this 2-piece ramen set.

The 16-ounce white ramen bowl features a fun tropical theme inspired by Hawaiian imagery, including a colorful array of orchids. Everyone’s favorite adorable (and chaotic) alien Stitch is also depicted in a variety of playful poses. Say Hiiiiii to out of this world flavor when you eat from this fun dinnerware set.

Naruto “Eating Noodles” Japanese Dinner Set

Eat Like A Ninja: Satisfy your noodle cravings with this Naruto Uzumaki Ramen Dinnerware Set. This 2-piece ramen set is perfect for Naruto Shippūden fans who want to upgrade their mealtime with a geeky flair.

The Naruto Eating Noodles Ramen set features a 16-ounce white bowl with a double-sided design. The printed graphic depicts a black-and-white image of Naruto Uzumaki slurping down a bowl of his favorite ramen noodles. Fuel up for your next battle in style with this fun ramen bowl set.

Dragon Ball Z Karin Japanese Dinnerware Set

Learn martial arts from the wise Master Karin with this Dragon Ball Z Karin Ramen Dinnerware Set. Based on traditional Japanese dining, you can enjoy a generous portion of your favorite noodle dishes with this ramen bowl set.

This 16-ounce ramen bowl features vibrant orange coloring and top-quality print graphics. The wise cat and martial art master Karin is featured in the design, along with his home-grown Senzu Beans.

Sanrio Gudetama Ceramic Soup Mug With Spoon

Take a break from your egg-essential thoughts with this Gudetama soup mug. Inspired by Sanrio’s Lazy Egg, this collectible drinkware makes a “meh” addition to any home kitchen. This kawaii soup mug features Gudetama’s face coming out of a cracked shell on the frontside and his adorable butt on the backside. The included matching spoon shows Lazy Egg in his shell.

The oversized mug holds 24 fluid ounces of your favorite food and beverages, including soup, cereal, ice cream, and more. The easy-grip handle is shaped like a broken egg to give you the full Lazy Egg experience.

Toynk Exclusive Ramen Noodle Throw Blanket

Take your ramen from the kitchen to the living room with our super soft Ramen Noodle Throw Blanket. The Toynk exclusive fleece blanket features a detailed Ramen Noodle design based on the popular uncooked noodle. It measures a large 45 x 60 inches and is made with top-quality polyester fleece. This fun food-inspired throw is a quirky and fun decor piece for any room in your home.

All Ramen Noodle home goods are officially licensed and available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2T0Z2ZB

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

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

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. Chainsaw Man Volume 4 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 9 by Gege Akutami
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  6. Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 21 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  8. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  9. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  10. Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endō
  11. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami
  12. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  13. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 8 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  14. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 7 by Gege Akutami
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 4 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  17. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 9 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  18. My Hero Academia Volume 26 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 7 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  20. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge

Source: The Fandom Post