My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Film Earns US$5.1 Million to Rank #4 in the U.S. on Its Opening Weekend

The Box Office Mojo website has estimated that the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-) film will earn US$5,109,247 to rank #4 in its opening weekend from February 28-March 1, 2020 in the United States and Canada. The film ranked at #4 on February 28, 2020 and February 29, 2020, but is estimated to rank at #6 on March 1, 2020.

The film ranked at #1 in the United States box office when it opened on February 26, 2020, earning US$2,526,900 on that day alone. The film then ranked at #3 on February 27, 2020, earning US$798,118. Box Office Mojo estimated a cumulative total of US$8,482,448 so far.

FUNimation Entertainment began screening the film in the United States and Canada in more than 1,000 total theaters starting on February 26, 2020. The film has both subtitled and dubbed screenings.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Film Tops the U.S. Box Office Chart on February 26, 2020

The Box Office Mojo website has reported that the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-) film topped the U.S. box office chart for its opening day on February 26, 2020, earning US$2,526,900. The film then ranked at #3 on February 27, 2020, earning US$798,118. The film’s two-day earnings total is US$3,325,018.

FUNimation Entertainment began screening the film in the United States and Canada in more than 1,000 total theaters starting on February 26, 2020. The film has both subtitled and dubbed screenings.

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising opened in Japanese theaters on December 20, 2019.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Manga to Take a One Week Break

This year’s 12th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga will take a break in the 13th issue, and will resume in the 14th issue on March 2, 2020. The magazine did not give a reason for the break.

Horikoshi launched the series in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. VIZ Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print, and VIZ Media and MANGA Plus are publishing new chapters simultaneously in English.

Source: ANN

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

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

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 6 by Akira Himekawa (#5)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • Uzumaki by Junji Ito (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#12)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 20 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#13)
  • No Longer Human by Junji Ito (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 21 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • Persona 5 Volume 1 by Hisato Murasaki (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 19 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 13 by Kaiu Shirai (#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: The Fandom Post

My Hero Academia Ranks #8 on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestsellers February 2020 List

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

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 6 by Akira Himekawa (#13)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 10 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#14)

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.

Dragon Ball Super Volume 6 ranked at #14 on the list in October 2019, My Hero Academia Volume 21 ranked at #3 on the list in November 2019, and My Hero Academia Volume 1 ranked at #11 on the list in December 2019 and at #8 on the list in January 2020.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Is #3 on the December 2019 NPD BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel List

12 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel list for December 2019:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 18 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata (#7)
  • No Longer Human Hardcover by Junji Ito (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#15)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 7 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarō (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 21 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 20 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

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Film to Open in the United States and Canada on February 26, 2020

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will screen the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-) film in the United States and Canada in more than 1,000 total theaters starting on February 26, 2020. The film will have both subtitled and dubbed screenings. Advanced ticket sales will start on January 31, 2020.

FUNimation describes the film:

Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens’ lives on the line, there’s no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they’re the island’s only hope.

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising opened in Japanese theaters on December 20, 2019, and ranked at #3 in its opening weekend.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Screen the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Film in the United States and Canada in Early 2020

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will screen the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-) film in the United States and Canada in more than 1,000 total theaters in early 2020. The screenings will be available with both an English dub and English subtitles.

The film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on December 20, 2019.

Source: ANN

The At the Mountains of Madness and Ship of Theseus Manga Nominated for Angoulême’s Top Prize

The 47th Angoulême International Comics Festival announced its nominees for Best Comic, which includes two manga:

  • Gou Tanabe’s Les Chefs-D’œuvre de Lovecraft: Dans Labîme du Temps (Kūki no Sanmyaku ni te or H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness)
  • Toshiya Higashimoto’s Le Bateau de Thésee (Theseus no Fune or Ship of Theseus)

H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness was also nominated in the same category last year.

Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia and Tony Valente’s Radiant works are both nominated for this year’s Best Youth Comic award.

Yoshiharu Tsuge’s Le Fleurs Rouges omnibus book is nominated for Best Heritage Comic. Paru Itagaki’s BEASTARS manga and Akiko Higashimura’s Yukibana no Tora manga are both nominated for the Best Young Adult Comic award.

The Angoulême Festival will run from January 30 through February 2, 2020 in the Angoulême area of France.

Source: ANN

FYE and FUNimation Entertainment Announce My Hero Academia Collaboration

FYE has collaborated with FUNimation Entertainment to create a brand-new collection of My Hero Academia-themed exclusive products, arriving at FYE now.

First, for the ultimate fan, FYE and FUNimation partnered with Japan Crate to create an exclusive triple-collaboration My Hero Academia Crate. Available only at FYE, these crates feature a delicious assortment of My Hero Academia-themed sweets & snacks from Japan. All crates include a free trial subscription to the FunimationNow anime streaming service.

Next up is the exclusive Plus Ultra Cereal. Each box is packed with a tasty Ultra Berry Blast cereal that will help you become a hero in your everyday life. And if that isn’t enough to wake up to, there’s the exclusive Bakugo’s Explosion Chocolate Bar. Each milk chocolate bar is loaded with explosive popping candy in every bite – just as volatile as Katsuki Bakugo himself.

This My Hero Academia collection is available exclusively at FYE stores and www.fye.com for a limited time. “Go Beyond” before they’re gone.