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

My Hero Academia Manga Is #1 on the U.S. BookScan Top 20 Selling Graphic Novel List for December 2018

NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for December 2018 includes 13 manga volumes:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • 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 (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Splatoon Volume 5 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#19)
  • RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 3 (#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. However, sales at comic book stores, Walmart.com, and some other venues are not included.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Makes Top Shonen Jump Manga Chapters Available for Free and Simultaneous With Japanese Debut

VIZ Media proudly announces a major new development for the company’s flagship imprint, SHONEN JUMP, and the world’s most popular digital manga magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump.

Beginning December 17, 2018, the current Weekly Shonen Jump magazine lineup of 13 series will be available to readers for free, including Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, My Hero Academia, One Piece, and more. Additional series join the simultaneous lineup, including Jujutsu Kaisen, Act-Age, Haikyu!!, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Combined with the current lineup, there will be a total of 25 free series, with all-new chapters published in English simultaneously with Japan. Fans can dive into the three latest chapters for hit series such as Dragon Ball Super, The Promised Neverland, Dr. Stone and more, with new series coming soon. For the upcoming simultaneous chapter release schedule, please visit https://viz.com/shonen-jump-chapter-schedule.

As a part of this evolution, Weekly Shonen Jump published its final digital magazine issue on December 10, 2018 and launched the SHONEN JUMP digital vault membership on December 17, 2018. This new SHONEN JUMP membership ($1.99 per month) grants readers seamless access to a substantial and continually updated digital vault that currently features more than 10,000 manga chapters from nearly 100 series – almost every ongoing and completed series SHONEN JUMP has published in English.

“We are extremely excited and proud to announce this bold evolution for SHONEN JUMP,” says Hisashi Sasaki, Global Vice President, SHONEN JUMP. “Fans want to catch their favorite stories the same day they debut in Japan for free, and accessing back chapters of popular SHONEN JUMP series has been one of the most requested features from our online readers. Our new model will make SHONEN JUMP the premiere showcase for manga content.”

Current Weekly Shonen Jump subscribers have been converted to the new membership and can now catch up with the latest series at any point, revisit classic favorites like Naruto, Bleach, Death Note and Nisekoi, as well as explore additional new titles that will be added on a regular basis.

A 7-day free trial membership is currently available at viz.com/sj-offer.

Fans can access the free digital chapters and unlock the SHONEN JUMP digital vault at shonenjump.com or with the SHONEN JUMP app for iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices. Current app users should download the latest version of the SJ app.

For more information on Shonen Jump, please visit viz.com/company-faq#sj.

My Hero Academia Takes Seven of the Top 20 Spots on the November 2018 BookScan List

Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia takes seven of the top 20 spots on BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels list for November 2018. Five additional manga titles also made it onto the list:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 3 (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa (#12)
  • Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha! by Akira Toriyama (#15)
  • One Piece Volume 88 by Eiichiro Oda (#16)
  • Mob Psycho 100 by ONE (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 2 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Kōhei Horikoshi (#20)

The BookScan rankings represent sales at 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 New Manga and Literary Publishing Acquisitions at Anime NYC

VIZ Media has announced its new manga and literary publishing acquisitions during its official panel held at Anime NYC 2018.

The latest titles joining the company’s extensive publishing catalog are scheduled for release beginning in Summer 2019. My Hero Academia: Smash!! is a hilarious spin-off that takes a comedic twist on Kohei Horikoshi’s superpowered series. Komi Can’t Communicate offers a heartwarming coming-of-age comedy about the power of friendship while BEASTARS depicts a world much like our own, except that a fragile peace exists between anthropomorphized predators and prey. The action-driven steampunk novel, Automatic Eve, rounds out the roster of newly acquired titles and will debut under VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! · Debuts Summer 2019

The superpowered society of My Hero Academia takes a hilarious turn in this reimagining of the best-selling series. Join Midoriya, All Might and all the aspiring heroes of U.A. High, plus memorable villains, in an irreverent take on the main events of the series, complete with funny gags, ridiculous jokes and zany humor.

KOMI CAN’T COMMUNICATE · Debuts Summer 2019

Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve. With the whole student body keeping their distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach.

BEASTARS · Debuts Summer 2019

At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, it’s personal relationships that maintain the fragile peace. Who among them is a Beastar—an academic and social role model destined to become a leader in a society naturally rife with mistrust?

AUTOMATIC EVE (Novel) · Debuts Summer 2019

A mighty shogunate ruling the land from Tempu Castle. An imperial line of strict female succession. Caught between these two immense powers, the sprawling city of Tempu is home to many wonders—not least a superhuman technological achievement in the form of a beautiful automaton known as Eve. When a secret that threatens to shake the imperial line intersects with the mystery of Eve’s creation, events are set in motion that soon race toward a shocking conclusion. A new, astonishingly inventive science fantasy masterpiece of historic proportions.

My Hero Academia Takes 11 of the Top 20 Spots on the U.S. Monthly Bookscan October 2018 Manga List

The top 20 selling manga in the United States for October 2018, according to NPD Bookscan, are:

1. My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi
2. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 2 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Kōhei Horikoshi
3. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
4. My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi
5. Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 7 by Sui Ishida
6. Berserk Official Guidebook by Kentarou Miura
7. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
8. Frankeinstein: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito
9. Bleach Volume 74 by Tite Kubo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa
11. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
12. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 1 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Kōhei Horikoshi
13. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
14. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
15. My Hero Academia Volume 13 by Kōhei Horikoshi
16. Blue Exorcist Volume 20 by Kazue Katō
17. My Hero Academia Volume 6 by Kōhei Horikoshi
18. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
19. The Promised Neverland Volume 6 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
20. Food Wars! Volume 26 by Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Takes Seven Spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novel List for October 2018

Twelve manga titles appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novel list for October 2018:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 2 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 7 by Sui Ishida (#10)
  • Berserk Official Guidebook by Kentarou Miura (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 12 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#12)
  • Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (#14)
  • Bleach Volume 74 by Tite Kubo (#15)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 1 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Kōhei Horikoshi (#20)

The BookScan rankings represent sales at 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