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

The First Seasons of the Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia Anime Removed From Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is currently no longer streaming the first seasons of the Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia anime. The respective second and third seasons are still available. Crunchyroll told Anime News Network that it is “working through the rights for season 1 for both titles and will share any additional details soon.”

Both series 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

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.