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

VIZ Media Announces July 2021 Manga and Anime Releases

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

VIZ Original

Devil’s Candy Volume 1
By REM and Bikkuri

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$16.99

At Hemlock Heart Academy, science wiz Kazu Decker shows off his skills by creating a humanoid girl named Pandora. But in a world of monsters and mayhem, surviving high school is harder than getting good grades and lessons often turn violent at Hemlock. Fortunately for them, Pandora’s stoic nature and seemingly limitless strength, paired with Kazu’s luck, knowledge and friends, get them out of trouble almost as often as it gets them mixed up in it.

Shonen Jump

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Volume 1
By Hajime Komoto

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

In the magic realm, magic is everything—everyone can use it, and one’s social status is determined by their skill level. Deep in the forest, oblivious to the ways of the world, lives Mash. Thanks to his daily training, he’s become a fitness god, but he harbors a secret that could turn his life upside down—he can’t use magic. When he’s found out, rather than his life being over, he’s unexpectedly enrolled in magic school, where he must beat the competition.

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 4
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi, Art by Hikaru Miyoshi
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

MI6 issues a top secret mission to take the British Empire out of the Afghan War. Moriarty believes Colonel Moran, who once fought in the war, to be the right man for the job. But will old memories from Moran’s past haunt him during the mission? Meanwhile, more dark figures lurk in London’s nobility, spreading further chaos in the country.

The Promised Neverland Volume 20 (FINAL VOLUME)
Story by Kaiu Shirai, Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Find out what becomes of Emma, Ray, Norman and the other children in the final volume of The Promised Neverland.

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 10
Story by Hideyuki Furuhashi, Art by Betten Court
Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Pop has emerged as the new Queen Bee, her transformation forced by the villainous Nomura, a.k.a. Number 6. At his direction, Pop begins to rain destruction down on Naruhata. With a villain on the loose, it’s only natural for heroes to be called in to deal with the situation, but Koichi knows his friend’s life and soul are at stake. Will inspiration from his old master and training with past foes help him find the hero within?

Platinum End Volume 13
Story by Tsugumi Ohba, Art by Takeshi Obata

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$9.99

The remaining god candidates are separated into two sides as the final confrontation over who will become the next god begins. Professor Yoneda seems to have everything figured out, but can Mirai turn the tables before they all wind up dead?

Dr. STONE Volume 17
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Kingdom of Science is off on a high-seas voyage to the U.S.A. However, Senku and Ryusui are soon divided on how best to chart their course, leading to all-out war—in the form of a poker game. After the winner is determined, what awaits their crew on the large continent to the east?

D.Gray-man Volume 27
By Katsura Hoshino

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Fleeing the Black Order, Allen Walker uses an Ark and winds up taking himself and his frenemy Yu Kanda to Edinstown, England, where the story of “Allen” began. He and Yu wait while a Golem sent out by Yu goes to find their allies General Tiedoll and Johnny Gill. Allen and Yu then find themselves confronting akuma.

Undead Unluck Volume 2
By Yoshifumi Tozuka

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Sick of being targeted, Fuuko and Andy decide they would rather be hunters than the hunted. So they set their sights on joining the ten-member Union. But to snag the second seat they need, they’ll have to defeat their would-be assailant, Unchange.

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 14
By Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Shirayuki and Ryu are back in Lilias to work as herbalists. Shirayuki wastes no time diving into work, spending a backbreaking number of hours compounding medicine. But they aren’t alone for long before Obi joins them on Zen’s orders and invites Shirayuki to watch the sunset with him as they chat.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 9
By Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Yuna’s insecurities about herself resurface on her first Valentine’s Day with Rio, and Akari’s plan to give Kazuomi chocolates is thwarted. Will the girls be able to salvage this special day?

Idol Dreams Volume 7
By Arina Tanemura

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

To pursue missed chances at love and success, 31-year-old Chikage Deguchi takes an experimental drug that changes her appearance back to how she looked at age 15. Hanami has left Tokita at the altar. As Tokita deals with the fallout, Haru takes the opportunity to woo Chikage.

Oresama Teacher Volume 29 (FINAL VOLUME)
By Izumi Tsubaki

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Mafuyu and her friends managed to save the school festival at the last minute, and with it the future of Midorigaoka Academy. But when Takaomi rushes to the hospital to tell his grandfather, all he finds is an empty bed. Had victory come too late?

Queen’s Quality Volume 12
By Kyousuke Motomi

On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

When Kyutaro faces off against Seiryu Clan member Aoi Shinonome, he realizes how weak the snake inside him is. He decides to let his snake eat some of his “wishes” in an attempt to grow significantly stronger, but will this dangerous gamble pay off?

VIZ Media

Disney Bento: Fun Recipes for Bento Boxes!
By Masami Miyazaki

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Price: USA$17.99

50 recipes for delicious bento boxes featuring your favorite Disney characters. Create masterpieces for any meal, including snack time, with Mickey, Minnie, Elsa, Anna, Winnie the Pooh, and more. Transform your lunch box with Disney Bento and enjoy the magic wherever you go.

Pokemon Adventures: Black 2 & White 2 Volume 4 (FINAL VOLUME)
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

It’s the exciting final volume of the Black 2 & White 2 series. Blake catches up to Colress, the current leader of Team Plasma, while Whitley, accompanied by the reformed Team Plasma member N, corners Ghetsis, whose plan is to self-destruct, destroying everything around him. Both Trainers must defeat their enemies and save the world, but it won’t be easy.

Can the four Pokedex holders Blake, Whitley, Black and White handle the greatest crisis ever to hit the Unova region?

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 4
By Hideki Goto

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

Fourth time around is the charm. Inklings Hit, Maika and Kou return for even more silly stories and fun adventures in the world of Splatoon.

Persona 5 Volume 7
By Hisato Murasaki
Based on the video game by Atlus

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The Phantom Thieves are celebrating successfully reforming mob boss Kaneshiro when they are suddenly called out by the international hacker group “Medjed.” Caught off guard, Akira is further confused when he receives a mysterious message from a person claiming to know Medjed, who offers the Phantom Thieves a special deal to help them out with their predicament.

VIZ Signature

No. 5 Volume 1
By Taiyo Matsumoto

On Sale Date: July 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$22.99

In a world where most of the earth has become a harsh desert, the Rainbow Council of the Peace Corps has a growing crisis on its hands. No. 5, one member of a team of superpowered global security guardians and a top marksman, has gone rogue. Now the other guardians have to hunt down No. 5 and his mysterious companion, Matryoshka. But why did No. 5 turn against the council, and what will it mean for the future of the world?

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 9
By Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: July 20, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

There is no success without sacrifice, and triumph often goes hand in hand with tragedy. The battle against Lord Tensen has forced everyone to push their bodies to the limit, accessing new abilities and taking desperate measures to secure their victory. But against such formidable foes, sometimes one;s best is simply not enough. The bandit Aza Chobe and Gabimaru the Hollow have the best chances of beating the enemy, but they may pay a dear price for their victory.

Asadora! Volume 3
By Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: July 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$14.99

With the Olympics around the corner, the Japan Defense Forces have their hands full. So Jissoji enlists Asa and Kasuga’s help to find, identify and deal with the mysterious creature that decimated Asa’s hometown.

BEASTARS Volume 13
By Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: July 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Because of his criminal record, gray wolf Legoshi is working in a noodle shop instead of attending high school. Through his job and apartment complex, he meets denizens of the sea, where the values and laws are surprisingly different from those on land. Meanwhile, Beastar horse Yahya and Komodo dragon Gosha attempt to settle their historic grievances through battle. And then a black market drug hits the city.

Children of the Whales Volume 17
By Abi Umeda

On Sale Date: July 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

The blight of the tárichos is infecting the people of the Mud Whale with horrifying speed, and the island seems doomed to become a floating graveyard. But visions of the past may have the power to save the future when Chakuro becomes witness to Shaun and Ouni’s private recollections.

RWBY: Official Manga Anthology Volume 5
Original Concept by Monty Oum & Rooster Teeth Productions
Story and Art by Various Artists

On Sale Date: July 20, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$12.99

Thrilling and silly stories featuring Team JNPR.

Team RWBY is not the only group of Hunters and Huntresses in the world of Remnant.

Get to know Jaune Arc, Nora Valkyrie, Pyrrha Nikos and Lie Ren, one of the strongest—and most fun—teams of Grimm Hunters in the hit series RWBY. From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the fifth volume in a series of short story collections, this time showcasing Team JNPR.

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 6
By Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Is this manga cute enough yet? No? Better add cats. Toast, possibly the least adorable kitten in manga, doesn’t care for Nasa and interrupts his private time with his wife. Then Nasa and Tsukasa set out on a romantic date at an amusement park, not realizing that everyone else has the same idea… including Nasa’s teacher, Yanagi Sensei, who’s very concerned about what her former star pupil is doing with his life.

Case Closed Volume 79
By Gosho Aoyama

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The elusive jewel thief known as the Kaito Kid has eluded the law every time… but can he nab a gem attached to the shell of a turtle in an aquarium? Conan wants to make sure that this time the Kaito Kid is all wet. Then Harley Hartwell investigates a string of suspicious suicides, believing them to be the work of a serial killer. But how could a man be murdered while alone in an elevator?

Then, when Conan and Harley investigate a supposed vampire cure, they find a case they can really sink their teeth into. Someone is eliminating a horror writer’s family using methods straight out of a Dracula movie.

RIN-NE Vol. 40 (FINAL VOLUME)
By Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Emotions are running high in this final volume of everyone’s favorite after school (and Afterlife) comedy. Rinne wins a day trip in an Afterlife lottery and asks Sakura to join him, since he’s so indebted to her. After a messy beginning, the trip ends on a high note with two matching bracelets for the pair… but later on those same matching bracelets will lead to a shocking outcome that neither of them could have anticipated.

Home Video

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind Part 1 (BD)
Shonen Jump

On Sale Date: July 13, 2021
Age Rating: TV-14
Price: USA$49.99

In raw, soul-stirringly picturesque Napoli, vigilance is a prized virtue—especially for local teen Giorno Giovanna. The Southern Italian crime syndicate is all-powerful, and Giorno is not about to let his city and its impressionable youth sink even further into the shadowy world of mafia drugs and crime. Luckily for Giorno, the like-minded mafioso Bruno Bucciarati is willing to help him in his struggle to become Primo Mafioso and overtake the Passione famiglia. But first, he has to survive invitation.

Pokemon: Black & White Complete Season 14 (DVD)
VIZ Media

On Sale Date: July 27, 2021
Age Rating: TV-Y7
Price: USA$59.99

A new land, new rivals, new challenges, and all-new Pokemon make the 14th season of the Pokemon animated series one of the most exciting ones yet. When Ash and his mother accompany Professor Oak to the distant Unova region, Ash discovers Pokemon that he’s never seen before… and that he can’t wait to catch. He may have Pikachu at his side together with new friends Iris and Cilan, but he’ll still need plenty of new Pokemon on his team if he wants to challenge Unova’s expert Gym Leaders. His quest to become a Pokemon Master just got tougher.

Sony and FUNimation Entertainment Announce the My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero Smartphone Game for the West in Spring 2021

Sony Pictures Television Games and FUNimation Entertainment have announced that it will launch the My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero game, based on the My Hero Academia franchise, on iOS and Android devices in Spring 2021. The companies will release the game in English in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Scandinavian countries. The game will be free-to-play with in-app purchases. Preregistration is available.

In the open world action RPG, players can build their own team rosters with Class 1-A students, pro heroes, and villains for use in story mode, PVP, and co-op mode. New content will launch every month.

Source: ANN

Top 20 Selling Manga for March 2021

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

  1. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  6. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  7. My Hero Academia Volume 26 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  8. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  9. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  10. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  11. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  12. Spy x Family Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endō
  13. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  14. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami
  15. Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  16. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  17. The Promised Neverland Volume 2 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  18. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 2 by Aidairo
  19. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  20. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito

Source: The Fandom Post

Chainsaw Man Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for March 2021

19 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for March 2021:

  • Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#4)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#5)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 26 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#9)
  • Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate (#10)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#11)
  • Spy x Family Volume 4 by Tatsuya Endō (#12)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#13)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami (#15)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 2 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#18)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 2 by Aidairo (#19)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#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.

Source: ANN

Toonami to Begin Airing the Fifth Season of the My Hero Academia Anime on May 8, 2021

Crunchyroll is reporting that the fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime will begin airing on Toonami on May 8, 2021.

The full lineup for May 8, 2021 includes:

  • 12:00 a.m. – Dragon Ball Super
  • 12:30 a.m. – My Hero Academia
  • 01:00 a.m. – Food Wars!
  • 01:30 a.m. – The Promised Neverland
  • 02:00 a.m. – Fire Force
  • 02:30 a.m. – Black Clover
  • 03:00 a.m. – Naruto Shippuden
  • 03:30 a.m. – Attack on Titan

Source: Crunchyroll

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the English Dub of My Hero Academia Season 5 on April 10, 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub for the fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime on April 10, 2021. The fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime premiered in Japan on March 27, 2021. FUNimation and Crunchyroll are both simulcasting the anime.

The anime’s first 13-episode season premiered in April 2016. The 25-episode second season premiered in April 2017, and the third season of My Hero Academia premiered in April 2018 and ran for 25 episodes. The fourth season premiered in Japan in October 2019, and aired for 25 episodes. A two-episode original video anime for the franchise streamed in Japan in August 2020, and both FUNimation and Crunchyroll streamed the episodes.

Source: ANN

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

The official Twitter account for Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga will take a break from the upcoming 18th issue on April 5, 2021, due to the author’s poor health. The Twitter account stated that Horikoshi is recovering. The manga will have a new chapter in this year’s 19th issue, which will release on April 12, 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

My Hero Academia Season 5 Soundtrack EP by Yuki Hayashi Is Out Now

Milan Records has released My Hero Academia Season 5 (Original Series Soundtrack EP) with music by composer and arranger Yuki Hayashi. Available everywhere now, the EP features music written by Hayashi for the fifth season of the anime series. Hayashi returns to the My Hero Academia universe after scoring all four seasons of the anime television series as well as the first two film installments, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising. Based on Kōhei Horikoshi’s manga series, the fifth season of My Hero Academia premiered March 27, 2021.

MY HERO ACADEMIA SEASON 5 (ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK EP)

TRACKLISTING:
1. Go, Plus Ultra
2. So Classmate Were Born Of Worthy Competition
3. Successor
4. A VS B
5. “QUIRK” DON-PACHI Great Exchange
6. What To Inherit

Information on the Third My Hero Academia Anime Film

The first episode of the fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime revealed a teaser video with more details on for the third anime film in the franchise. The film’s title is My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission, and it will open in Japan on August 6, 2021.

The video teases that in the film’s story, Deku will be wanted by authorities for mass murder. Additionally, the film will feature an incident that involves the whole world. The narration on the teaser states, “the time limit until the world destruction crisis is two hours.”

My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission will feature an original story. Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi will again serve as chief supervisor and original character designer.

Kenji Nagasaki is returning from the television series and two previous films in the franchise to direct the new film at BONES. Other returning staff members include scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi.

Source: ANN