My Hero Academia Is #2 on the NPD BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels List for April 2020

14 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for April 2020:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 23 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • One Piece Volume 93 by Eiichiro Oda (#9)
  • Komi Can’t Communicate by Tomohito Oda (#10)
  • BEASTARS Volume 1 by Paru Itagaki (#11)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 30 by Hajime Isayama (#12)
  • Uzumaki Hardcover by Junji Ito (#14)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 21 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Release New English-Dubbed Episodes for Four Anime Series

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream new English-dubbed episodes of four anime in the coming week:

  • My Hero Academia Episode 85: April 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Black Clover Episode 124: April 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
  • Asteroid in Love Episodes 5 at 6: May 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
  • Nekopara Episode 9: May 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

FUNimation had announced on March 18, 2020 that it had temporarily paused its production of its seasonal simuldubs for anime, as it is adjusting its simuldub production to allow for production members to work from home. Simuldubs are paused for shows from the Winter 2020 season and the Spring 2020 season. English-subtitled simulcast releases are still continuing as normal.

The company then released a new English-dubbed episode (Episode 84) of the My Hero Academia anime series on April 12, 2020. FUNimation explained that its staff have been “working around the clock” to find a way to bring more simuldub content to its website during the COVID-19 pandemic. Production team members and voice actors have set up remote dubbing stations from home.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Release New English-dubbed Episode of My Hero Academia Anime on April 12, 2020

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will release a new English-dubbed episode (Episode 84) of the My Hero Academia television anime series on April 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. FUNimation explained that its staff have been “working around the clock” to find a way to bring more simuldub content to its website during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Production team members and voice actors have set up remote dubbing stations from home.

The company had announced on March 18, 2020 that it had temporarily paused its production of its seasonal simuldubs for anime, as it is adjusting its simuldub production to allow for production members to work from home. Simuldubs are paused for shows from the Winter 2020 season and the Spring 2020 season. English-subtitled simulcast releases are still continuing as normal.

Source: ANN

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Is #2 on the U.S. Monthly Bookscan March 2020 List

15 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel list for March 2020:

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 11 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#2)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 19 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 4 by Kentarou Miura (#6)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 8 by Toyotarō (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 23 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#12)
  • Uzumaki Hardcover by Junji Ito (#14)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 14 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • BEASTARS Volume 5 by Paru Itagaki (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)

Source: ANN

One-Punch Man Ranks at #11 on the New York Times’ Graphic Books Bestsellers April 2020 List

Four manga titles made it onto the New York Times Graphic Books Bestsellers list released in early February 2020:

  • One-Punch Man Volume 19 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata (#11)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 11 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#12)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#14)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 8 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarō (#15)

The New York Times posted its first Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list in October 2019, and it is one category of the newspaper’s new bestseller lists.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Publishes My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Manga Chapter in English

VIZ Media has published Kōhei Horikoshi’s “My Hero Academia – League of Villains: Undercover” manga chapter in English on its website and app.

The nine-page manga was included in the Boku no Hero Academia Vol. R (My Hero Academia Vol. Rising) book that theatergoers to the My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- film received for free in Japan. The book also included character designs and notes on each character, and an interview with Horikoshi.

My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- opened in Japanese theaters on December 20, 2019. The film ranked at #1 in the United States box office when it opened on February 26, 2020, and has since earned more than US$13 million.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Is #2 on the February 2020 NPD BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel List

12 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel list for February 2020:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 23 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 5 by Tomohito Oda (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Uzumaki Hardcover by Junji Ito (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#12)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotouge (#14)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable Volume 4 Hirohiko Araki (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 20 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 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