My Hero Academia Is The #2 Selling Graphic Novel in the United States for April 2019

13 manga titles appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novels list for April 2019:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi (#2)
  • Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kohei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 27 by Hajime Isayama (#10)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 10 by Sui Ishida (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi (#13)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 4 by Hideyuki Furuhashi (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kohei Horikoshi (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Koheu Horikoshi (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kohei Horikoshi (#18)

Source: The Fandom Post

Crunchyroll and VRV Re-add the First Seasons of the My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, and Overlord Anime

The Crunchyroll and VRV streaming services have re-added the first seasons of the My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, and Overlord anime to their catalogs.

Crunchyroll had stopped streaming the first seasons of the Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia anime in February 2019, but the shows’ respective second and third seasons were still available on the service. At the time, Crunchyroll told Anime News Network that it was “working through the rights for season 1 for both titles” and stated it would “share any additional details soon.”

Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia were among the few FUNimation-licensed anime that remained on Crunchyroll after Crunchyroll and FUNimation ended their partnership to share content in November 2018.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Takes Nine of Top 20 Spots on the U.S. Monthly Bookscan List for March 2019

13 manga volumes appear on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for March 2019, with nine of those titles being related to My Hero Academia:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#12)
  • The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo (#13)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 5 by Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Vigilantes Volume 4 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 (#17)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#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. The rankings cover about 85% of the U.S. trade print book market.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces New Anime and Manga Releases For April 2019

VIZ Media has some highly anticipated new home media and publishing releases debuting in April 2019. New titles include Set 1 of the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, as well as My Hero Academia: School Briefs, a short story collection based on the superhero action series created by Kohei Horikoshi. Nier:Automata: Short Story Long is the second novel adaptation based on the video game. Junji Ito’s Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection will contain 13 manga stories and debut later in April 2019.

The last two titles set for release include The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Picture Book. Each book features vivid Studio Ghibli art from the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki.

New Home Media for April 2019:

BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS SET 1
Blu-ray MSRP: $44.98 U.S. / $52.99 CAN · DVD MSRP: $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN Available April 9, 2019

Meet Naruto’s son. His name is Boruto and he’s just like his dad – unfortunately. He’s rambunctious, rebellious, and more than a handful. He’s joined by the next generation of the Hidden Leaf Village – including Sarada, the daughter of Sasuke, and Mitsuki, a shinobi of mysterious lineage. Boruto and his friends have their hands full when they investigate a dangerous entity known as “The Ghost.” Can Boruto save the village just like dad? Dive into all of the action of Episodes 1-13 of the anime series in its first home media release. Special features include a Boruto OVA, storyboards, art gallery and more.

New Publishing Releases for April 2019:

MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS by Anri Yoshi; Original Story by Kohei Horikoshi
MSRP: $10.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN · Available April 2, 2019

The U.A. High School Hero Course teaches young hopefuls everything they need to become heroes. Between killer events like the Sports Festival and internships, there’s even Parents’ Day. That’s when all the kids get the chance to show their parents what they’re made of.

NIER:AUTOMATA: SHORT STORY LONG by Jun Eishima and Yoko Taro
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN · Available April 9, 2019

When alien forces invade with an army of Machines, the remnants of humanity must depend on Androids of their own design—the placid 2B and the excitable 9S—to survive.

SMASHED: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION by Junji Ito
MSRP: $22.99 U.S. / $32.00 CAN · Rated “T+” For Older Teens · Available April 16, 2019

Try not to be noticed when you eat the secret nectar, otherwise you’ll get smashed. What horrific events happened to create the earthbound—people tied to a certain place for the rest of their short lives? Then, a strange haunted house comes to town, but no one expects it to lead to a real hell. Welcome to Junji Ito’s world, a world with no escape from endless nightmares.

THE ART OF NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND by Hayao Miyazaki
MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN · Available April 16, 2019

Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984 and has been a cult classic ever since. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and poisonous spores. Beyond the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens and home to Nausicaä, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includes sketches, developmental water colors, cel animation, and more.

NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND PICTURE BOOK by Hayao Miyazaki
MSRP: $29.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN · Available April 30, 2019

In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay, an enormous toxic jungle filled with mutant insects and poisonous spores. At the edge of the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, home to Nausicaä, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to her people. Studio Ghibli picture books capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text, full-color pictures direct from the film, and a family-friendly oversized hardcover format.

My Hero Academia Manga to Get Second Anime Film in Winter 2019-2020

It has been announced that the My Hero Academia manga will receive a new anime film in Japan in Winter 2019-2020. As with the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film, Horikoshi will have overall supervision of the film, and will handle the original character designs.

The manga has inspired three television anime series. A fourth season is in the works, and will premiere in October 2019. The 25-episode third series premiered in April 2018.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Is Best-Selling Graphic Novel in the United States in February 2019

NPD BookScan’s Top 20 list of adult graphic novels for February 2019 included 13 manga volumes:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology Volume 4 (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • One Piece Volume 89 by Eiichiro Oda (#11)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 9 by Sui Ishida (#13)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 4 by Toyotarō (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • My Solo Exchange Diary Volume 2 by Kabi Nagata (#19)
  • Black Clover Volume 14 by Yūki Tabata (#20)

Source: ANN

Dragon Ball Super Manga Tops the U.S. Monthly Bookscan List in January 2019

Dragon Ball Super is the top-ranking manga on NPD BookScan’s list of the top 20 selling adult graphic novels in the United States for January 2019. A total of twelve manga titles made it onto the top 20 list:

  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 4 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#1)
  • The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo and Yuko Uramoto (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Vigilantes Volume 3 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 15 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#19)

Source: ANN