Top 20 Selling Manga in the United States for December 2020

Here are the Top 20 selling manga in the United States for December 2020 according to NPD BookScan:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito
  7. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  8. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  9. Remina by Junji Ito
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  11. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  12. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajima Isayama
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  14. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  15. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  16. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
  17. Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  18. Naruto (3-in-1 Edition) Volume 1 by Masashi Kishimoto
  19. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  20. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 19 by Koyoharu Gotouge

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces March 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for March 2021.

Shonen Jump

My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions Volume 1
Story and Art by Yoko Akiyama, Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Midoriya is excited for his first team-up mission until he learns that his team includes Bakugo. Training alongside his explosive classmate would be hard enough, but the pro hero they’ve been matched with is also a real wild card. Can this makeshift team cooperate, or will Midoriya’s first mission be his last?

Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Learn what happened when the world turned to stone in this special side story to Dr. Stone. As Senku and his friends are being turned to stone, his father Byakuya is on the International Space Station. This is the story of the crew as they try to survive as the only humans left unpetrified.

Spy x Family Volume 4
Story and Art by Tatsuya Endo

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

The Forgers look into adding a dog to their family, but this is no easy task—especially when Twilight has to simultaneously foil an assassination plot against a foreign minister. The perpetrators plan to use specially trained dogs for the attack, but Twilight gets some unexpected help to stop these terrorists.

Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Volume 3 (Novel) (FINAL VOLUME)
Original Story by Tite Kubo, Written by Ryohgo Narita

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Price: USA $9.99

Hikone Ubugino and Tokinada Tsunayashiro’s combined powers make a mockery of the strongest of the Soul Reapers, Arrancars, Quincies, and Fullbringers in this epic conclusion to the Can’t Fear Your Own World arc. As the Soul Society’s secrets are brought to light, the full terror of Tokinada’s plan is revealed. In the midst of this, Shuhei Hisagi discovers the true ability of his zanpaku-to and the meaning of its name. Can a blade that controls death also sever the consequences of death? A host of powerful characters—including Kenpachi Zaraki and Grimmjow Zaraki Jeagerjaques—make an appearance in the decisive battle, and the volume is complemented by a generous selection of Tite Kubo illustrations.

Haikyu!! Volume 43
Story and Art by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

After graduating high school, Hinata booked it all the way to Brazil to learn how to play beach volleyball and improve his control and strength. While there, he has made a name for himself as Ninja Shoyo, and has become a well-known beach volleyball player. He’s approached by another player named Heitor, who is desperate to win his next match and keep his sponsors. Will Hinata’s new skills be enough to help Heitor?

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 9
Story by Hideyuki Furuhashi, Art by Betten Court, Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

A villain incident when Aizawa was a student at U.A. changed him forever. Who could have known that fateful encounter would someday have an impact on the present? But as time goes by, life changes for Koichi, Pop, Makoto and everyone else. The glory days of Narufest are over, and it’s time to move on. Makoto puts an important question to Koichi, and Pop struggles to find herself. But Pop’s decision to go it alone may lead her down a dangerous path…

Twin Star Exorcists Volume 21
Story and Art by Yoshiaki Sukeno

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will Rokuro ever work up the courage to pop the question to Benio? And who will be more jealous if he does, another exorcist or… a kegare?! Battles ensue, and not just in Magano.

Dragon Ball Super Volume 12
Story by Akira Toriyama, Art by Toyotarou

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The villain Moro has released vicious criminals from the Galactic Prison, and now they’re ravaging the galaxy in their search for planets with exceptional life energy. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of the Bandit Brigade have shown up, including Seven-Three, who has the ability to copy other fighters’ powers. How will Piccolo and the others fare against this new threat without Goku around?

Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story–Mourning Clouds
Written by Takashi Yano, Original Story by Masashi Kishimoto

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Price: USA$10.99

A rupture in the alliance at the Summit of the Five Kages triggers the Fifth Great Ninja War. Meanwhile, Shikamaru and his family grow further and further apart. But Shikamaru has a very powerful card up his sleeve to bring peace to both the world and his family.

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 12
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

As news of Izana’s impending coronation spreads, people from all over travel to the capital city of Wistal. During the preparations, Zen asks Shirayuki to play host to Prince Raj of Tanbarun, sending shock waves through the palace. To think that a common court herbalist would be entrusted with such a task. But that’s not the only change coronation day brings.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 11
Story and Art by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Mr. Shishio once again declares his love to Suzume, but this time around she can’t find it in her heart to trust his words. Instead she chooses to focus on strengthening her relationship with Mamura. But when Mr. Shishio and Mamura face off in a relay race for Sports Day, just who will Suzume root for?

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 7
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Akari seeks comfort from Kazuomi after an ex boyfriend has some harsh words for her. Yuna is about to hear a love confession, but is it from the boy she likes?

Oresama Teacher Volume 28
Story and Art by Izumi Tsubaki

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Mr. Maki’s hired goons have taken over the auditorium! With the stage inaccessible due to the amassed delinquents, the school play has to be cancel for “technical difficulties.” But disaster is averted by quick thinking and teamwork as the disappointed audience is sent to view the other marvels of the festival. Now all Mafuyu and her friends need to do is take down the huge crowd of invading bruisers/ The fight for Midorigaoka is on.

Queen’s Quality Volume 11
Story and Art by Kyousuke Motomi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Even though Fumi has the ability to kill the snake that’s sealed within Kyutaro, she can’t do so without killing Kyutaro in the process/ Kyutaro strikes a deal with the snake, but can he make good on his promise if it means facing someone at the Seiryu Clan who has a snake inside him as well?

Skip Beat! Volume 45
Story and Art by Yoshiki Nakamura

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The news that Ren is dating a hot older woman is all over town, and Kyoko is doing her best to ignore it. But how can she pretend it isn’t happening when Ren insists on talking to her about it?

VIZ Media

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 3
Story and Art by Hideki Goto

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

Can you believe it’s already our third volume of the Squid Kids Comedy Show? Drop in to see the awesome new battles featuring the coolest Inklings ever, Hit, Maika and Kou.

Tokyo Fashion: A Comic Book
By nodoka

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$19.99

Building a wardrobe is expensive and time-consuming… but it doesn’t have to be. Looking good is easier than ever, and all it takes is a little bit of care. Buying a few simple items in basic colors that you can mix and match in a variety of ways will take you far. This comic book guide to fashion will show you how to introduce a Japanese flourish into your wardrobe with easy tutorials, suggestions for wardrobe essentials, and styling tips on pulling it all together.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 8
Story and Art by Akira Himekawa

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Link has the passion needed to take on the fearsome challenges that lie ahead, but he needs to hone his skills to a finer edge. To do so, he becomes the student of the mysterious skeletal warrior, the wanderer across space and time. Meanwhile, Midna reaffirms her resolve to repair the Mirror of Shadow. Link and Midna’s quest is far from over, and their journey will take them to even more fantastic places and pit them against ever more terrible foes.

20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition, Volume 11
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

There once was a kid who imagined the end of the world. It was all a child’s game—but not anymore/ The Friend is carrying out his plan to exterminate humanity—just as predicted. And the man who survived Bloody New Year’s Eve is on his way back to Tokyo. The boys are coming back together one by one as they race toward the final battle.

BEASTARS Volume 11
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

As grey wolf Legoshi begins his final showdown with brown bear Riz, he tells Legoshi he has just murdered and devoured another of Legoshi’s friends. Back at the black market, red deer Louis has a revelation and threatens to abdicate his leadership of the Shishigumi lion gang. Turns out it’s even harder to leave a criminal syndicate than it is to join it. Then, Legoshi receives a gruesome offer to help him prevail in his battle with Riz…

RWBY: The Official Manga Volume 2
Story and Art by Bunta Kinami, Based on the Rooster Teeth series created by Monty Oum

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$12.99

Ruby’s first year at Beacon Academy continues. Team RWBY has officially formed, and Ruby Rose is their leader. While Roman Torchwick still lurks in the shadows, new forces begin to move against Beacon Academy. Who are the White Fang, and what does Blake know about them?

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 3
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$24.99

Yusaku Godai is suffering because Maison Ikkoku’s lovely resident manager, Kyoko Otonashi, is giving him the cold shoulder. He’s been dating Kozue Nanao, and as a starving college student Yusaku enjoys the free dinner her family provides him twice a week. Yusaku knows he needs to end things with Kozue if he ever hopes to get back into Kyoko’s good graces…

No Guns Life Volume 9
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$12.99

In the stifling darkness of the Extended detention center known as the Weapons Vault, Juzo and Mary come face-to-face with their own pasts. They went in looking for a way to repair Juzo, but Mary also wants to find out what happened to her brother Victor. Deep inside the vault, they encounter Number Twelve, a GSU that Juzo thought he had destroyed. The forgotten knowledge he possesses may give Juzo the strength and purpose to continue his struggle against Berühren.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 7
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

The Yamada Asaemon executioners and their criminal charges have forged an uneasy alliance, banding together to find a way off the island. Standing in their way are the supernatural forces of the Lord Tensen and a new enemy—the Shogun has sent another wave of samurai and ninja to the island, this time with orders to leave no one alive.

Beast Complex
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

A tiger and a beaver who grew up together defy peer pressure to end their friendship and join forces to fight injustice. A camel journalist who spent his career passing judgment on carnivores spends a life-changing night with a seductive wolf. A saltwater crocodile and a gazelle must find a way to work together as chef and assistant on a cooking show with flagging ratings. A fox and a chameleon wrestle with stereotypes about each other—and themselves. And much more…

Plus the real-life story of the origins of BEASTARS and Beast Complex.

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 4
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Touring beautiful Kyoto, Nasa and Tsukasa find plenty of opportunities for romance. Selfies. Snuggling. Swordplay. They’d better enjoy every minute, because a shattering surprise waits at home in Tokyo. Where will the newlyweds go when their cozy (i.e., cramped) apartment is no more?

RIN-NE Volume 38
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Anju finally musters the courage to get close to her crush, Matsugo (who’s got a not-so-secret thing for Rinne). Hoping to rid himself of the clingy Matsugo, Rinne conspires with Anju to use his powers to turn their friendship into romance… But as usual, things don’t go as planned, and Rinne’s left to clean up the mess.

VIZ Media Announces Release Date for Naruto Set 2 Blu-ray

The Fandom Post is reporting that VIZ Media has set a February 16, 2021 release date for the second Naruto Blu-ray set. While the exact episode count for the set is currently unknown, it will be priced at US$39.99.

The story of Naruto is described as:

Deep within the Hidden Leaf Village, sharp and cunning Ninja possess an ultimate power while Naruto Uzumaki carries inside the ultimate secret. Twelve years ago, the fourth Hokage sacrificed himself and saved the village by sealing the Nine-tailed Fox Spirit an orphaned baby boy. Now, this plucky prankster must do what it takes to achieve this life-long goal and become the next Hokage.

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces February 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for February 2021.

Shonen Jump

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 8
Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

What kind of weirdo lives on a transmission tower? An all new enemy Stand attempts to trap, outwit and eliminate Josuke Higashikata and Okuyasu Nijimura, but Shining Diamond is a formidable foe. Then, the battle for Morioh turns personal when Koichi disappears. What else does this new enemy have in mind for the gang? Plus, Yoshikage Kira is still hiding, biding his time, eager to take another life…

Chainsaw Man Volume 3
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

A mysterious devil is demanding Denji’s heart. Will the devil hunters from Division 4 agree to this deal to save themselves? Or will Denji have to do what Denji does best—turn into a chainsaw and slice up everything that gets in his way?

Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story–Mourning Clouds
Written by Takashi Yano
Original Story by Masashi Kishimoto

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Price: USA $10.99

A rupture in the alliance at the Summit of the Five Kages triggers the Fifth Great Ninja War. Meanwhile, Shikamaru and his family grow further and further apart. But Shikamaru has a very powerful card up his sleeve to bring peace to both the world and his family.

We Never Learn Volume 14
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Rizu Ogata’s a genius when it comes to science and math, but she can’t seem to understand the subtleties of human emotion. For her, the tidiness of logic and order that the sciences provide are a comfort, especially when she tries to understand her own feelings for Nariyuki. At the same time, Rizu’s dealing with self-esteem issues, and because of those conflicted feelings, she suddenly disappears.

Blue Exorcist Volume 25
Story and Art by Kazue Kato

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

As his vision of the past draws to a close, an older Rin bears witness to the tragic climax of the Blue Night. He watches as Satan’s cloned body can no longer contain the massive cosmic energies within him. The Knights of the True Cross are faced with an unprecedented crisis as a wave of destruction begins to sweep across the world. Although just a newborn, Rin is hugely powerful and his demon heart scourges the Knights of the True Cross with its fire. The blue flames continue to spread and no one will be spared their heat…

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 8
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Yuji Itadori and the first-years have defeated two of the reincarnated Death Painting curses and recovered one of Sukuna’s fingers. Due to their success, some have been recommended for a promotion to Grade 1. Later, the story flashes back in time to when Satoru Gojo and the nefarious Suguru Geto were second-year students at Jujutsu High. What went wrong back then that led Geto astray?

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 10
Story by Masashi Kishimoto
Art by Mikio Ikemoto
Script by Ukyo Kodachi

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Kawaki starts to feel comfortable in his new home, but a surprise visitor threatens to change all that. Meanwhile, Naruto makes quick work of his first opponent from Kara, but when Jigen invades the village, his next challenge won’t be as easy.

Seraph of the End Volume 20
Story by Takaya Kagami
Art by Yamato Yamamoto
Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

The Hyakuya Sect descends on the Demon Army as the First Progenitor, Sika Madu, takes over Shinoa’s mind and body. Leading the invasion is none other than Second Progenitor Rígr Stafford, and he’s after Yuichiro, who is once again on the run with Mika. Meanwhile, Guren and Mahiru enact their longawaited plan, allowing the second demon inside Guren, Noya, to possess him. It’s an all-out war between vampires, humans and demons.

Dr. Stone Volume 15
Story by Riichiro Inagaki
Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

While the Kingdom of Science is busy reviving people, Senku’s task force is putting together a plan to nab the petrification device. Once the equipment’s ready, it’ll be a three-way showdown between the Kingdom of Science, the Petrification Kingdom and the mighty warrior Moz/ But Senku’s enemies are one step ahead with a scheme of their own…

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru Volume 5 (FINAL VOLUME)
Story by Masashi Kishimoto
Art by Akira Okubo

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The secrets of the universe are revealed as Hachimaru fights for his life in the final volume of Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 18
Story and Art by Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Will Ai leave her post as Kaguya’s personal assistant and confidant? Meanwhile, Kaguya and Yu go to great lengths to prevent their not-so-dark secrets from getting out. A sports tournament provides yet another opportunity for the gang to desperately attempt to impress each other with their athletic prowess—or coaching skills. And then it’s finally time for an educational school trip. Of course all the students view this as just an opportunity to hang out with or spy on the objects of their attraction.

Wet hair is better than a wet T-shirt.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 20
Story and Art by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

After their initial confrontation with Kokushibo, the most powerful of Muzan’s demons, Tokito is severely wounded and Genya has been cut in half—but is still alive. Can his regenerative power heal even this fatal wound? Then the Hashira Himejima and Sanemi square off against Kokushibo and unleash all the skill they have against him. Himejima is blind, but if he can see into the Transparent World, he might have a chance. Who will survive this whirlwind of flashing blades?

Shojo Beat

Shortcake Cake Volume 11
Story and Art by suu Morishita

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Riku’s mother asks him to come live with her, but Rei still won’t tell Riku how he truly feels about him. Ten does everything she can to push Rei in the right direction because she knows it’s the key to seeing Riku smile again.

The King’s Beast Volume 1
Story and Art by Rei Toma

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Legend says that a sacred beast appears in the time of a great king…

Ajin are people who bear the attributes of beasts, and in this kingdom they are forced to serve men in the military and women in the brothels. The Ajin boys who show signs of special abilities are conscripted to serve in the imperial palace as beast servants—status symbols and shields for their royal masters, to be kept or discarded on a whim. When Rangetsu’s twin brother Sogetsu showed signs of such abilities, he was ripped from her arms and given to Prince Tenyou as a beast servant, where he quickly fell victim to bloody royal intrigues. Now in a world that promises only bitterness, Rangetsu’s one hope is to disguise herself as a man and find a way into the palace to avenge her brother.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 28
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

After Yona and her friends save the Fire Tribe from an invasion by the Kai Empire, word of their prowess spreads amongst those with deep faith in the Crimson Dragon King. Yona and the gang take cover at Saika Palace, but what trouble awaits when Su-won’s advisor Keishuk shows up to guard the Fire Tribe border?

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 12
Story and Art by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: February 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $19.99

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. They seek answers in the north but are blackmailed into aiding a terrible plot that threatens to destroy the entire country.

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 6
Story by Hidenori Kusaka
Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: February 9, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $17.99

Trainer Ruby must battle his scariest opponent yet… his father. Meanwhile, Sapphire is having trouble getting in her quota of Gym battles. One Gym Leader wants to just hand her a badge without a proper fight, and another has been… kidnapped? Behind the scenes, it looks like Team Magma, with a little help from Team Aqua, might be the reason Ruby and Sapphire are on a losing streak.

Collects the original Pokemon Adventures Volumes 16, 17 & 18.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 6
Story and Art by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: February 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Koyuki and Konatsu have both started to see the other as important, but they’re still unable to be honest about their feelings. This leads to frustrating days when they’re never in sync, and gradually they begin to drift apart. Then one day Konatsu sees Koyuki and her classmate Kaede spending time together as if they’re the best of friends, and she can’t contain her agitation. Konatsu and Koyuki feel so strongly about each other that they feel uneasy even when there’s nothing to worry about.

VIZ Signature

Urusei Yatsura Volume 9
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: February 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $19.99

The principal is inspired to launch a Miss Tomobiki High pageant in which the ladies of the school vie for dominance in beauty, intellect and combat skills. Who will win the Miss Tomobiki High crown? Later, Mendo’s secret past is suddenly revealed. Driven by empathy—or perhaps friendship, or maybe just curiosity—Ataru and the gang journey to Mendo’s childhood to address the roots of his incurable claustrophobia. Will a scalpel finally pierce the darkness that lurks in Mendo’s heart?

Blue Flag Volume 6
Story and Art by KAITO

On Sale Date: February 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

The culture festival begins, and Toma and Taichi talk about their futures, but it ends with the two not quite seeing eye to eye. Shortly after, Toma sits down with Mami for a serious discussion, and in response to her earnest openness, he makes a big decision that could change everything. Time keeps moving forward, pushing everyone to the cusp of making critical life choices.

Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition Volume 2 (FINAL VOLUME
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: February 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $24.99

Immortals Yuta and Mana continue to come across people who are dealing with the effects of having eaten mermaid flesh. Some are scarred, in excruciating pain or just trying to survive, but they all lead mysterious lives filled with unspeakable horror. Is one’s humanity doomed to be lost in exchange for immortality?

Golden Kamuy Volume 20
Story and Art by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: February 16, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

If the hidden Ainu gold can ever be found, will it be worth the price paid for it in lives lost and ruined? Who really murdered the Ainu for their treasure? With Kiroranke dead, Ogata may have some answers, but after the confrontation on the ice of the Mamiya Strait he needs medical attention. The lure of the gold still calls to Hijikata and his men, and Tsurumi and the rogue soldiers of the 7th Division are far from giving up—if they can’t get their hands on Sugimoto and Asirpa, they’ll tear each other apart instead.

Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Volume 1
Story and Art by Minoji Kurata

On Sale Date: February 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $14.99

1526 AD—China is ruled by the Great Ming Empire. Though the empire flourishes, the winds of the new Emperor’s political purge are sweeping over the land, and turmoil is brewing. With the decimation of her comrades, Shao Jun has become China’s last Assassin. After escaping to Europe, she has now returned alone to her homeland. Her purpose: vengeance.

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 11
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: February 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

It’s spring break, the Komi family is ready for adventure and a recently renovated resort is calling their name. And they aren’t the only ones lured by the prospect of go-karts and camping— the Tadano family is there for some fun too, with Najimi tagging along. But when a sudden summer storm strands Tadano and Komi in a deserted cabin, things turn serious. How will they avoid catching colds with only one blanket to warm them?

My Favorite Anime Opening Themes From the 2000’s to the Present

Recently, I posted a list of my favorite anime opening themes that came out between the 1970’s and 1990’s. This is a follow-up to that post, and it is a list of my five favorite anime opening themes that came out between 2000 and the present.

Instead of publishing this as a top 5 list, I will be sharing my favorites by organizing them in alphabetical order. I will be using the titles to alphabetize the list.

For whatever reason, WordPress is not allowing me to embed YouTube videos into my post. Instead, I have made the title of each song a link to a YouTube video.

V6 – “Change The World” (Inuyasha)

Fans of Inuyasha will recognize this as the first opening theme song for the series, which was released in 2000(!). It’s hard to believe that the Inuyasha anime premiered 20 years ago.

“Change The World” is a catchy song musically, and the vocalist for V6 delivers the lyrics so earnestly and so enthusiastically. This is a perfect blend to make this a memorable song and stand out as an exceptional opening theme for an anime series.

Joe Inoue – “Closer” (Naruto Shippuden)

This song was used as the fourth opening theme song for the Naruto Shippuden anime series. Of the theme songs for Naruto Shippuden, this one has always stood out to me. It’s catchy as heck, and I love the feel of this song musically. Whenever I hear it, I can easily see the visuals from the opening credits in my head.

When the final theme song soundtrack was released for Naruto Shippuden, there weren’t enough tracks to fill the disc, so they had fans vote for their favorite themes. Not surprisingly, Joe Inoue’s “Closer” was among the fan-chosen songs that appeared on that soundtrack. And according to Wikipedia, if it’s accurate, “Closer” was only the second single of Joe Inoue’s career. Wow!

Dean Fujioka – “History Maker” (Yuri!!! On Ice)

From the first note of this opening theme, you can hear there’s something special about it. It doesn’t sound like a typical anime opening theme song, which catches your attention immediately. Also, it’s one of those rare anime opening themes that’s sung entirely in English.

I love the upbeat and positive vibe of the song, as well as what the song is saying with its lyrics. And Dean Fujioka’s vocal performance just blows me away every time. You can hear his conviction as he sings the lyrics, and combining his vocal delivery with this musical arrangement sends chills down my spine.

Yuki – “Melody of the Slope” (Kids on the Slope)

This theme song was written by anime composer Yoko Kanno for Kids on the Slope, an anime about music. Even though the music featured in the series is jazz, this pop song includes jazz references in its lyrics, which helps to tie it in with the anime that the song was composed for.

I love the dynamics of this song, and how it goes from being soft to packing a punch and becoming catchy. The song does this at least a couple of times, and it sounds natural rather than jarring. Yoko Kanno composed another winner with this one.

ROOKIEZ is PUNK’D – “Reclimb” (Yowamushi Pedal)

When I went to watch the first episode of Yowamushi Pedal, I wasn’t entirely sure about what I was walking into. Yes, I read the description about it being about a high school bicycle racing club, but that was all I knew. I had never considered myself a fan of sports anime prior to this, so I didn’t think I’d enjoy the show. Well, the show grabbed me within its first couple of episodes, and I think this catchy opening theme song also helped.

It’s an upbeat song that you would expect to accompany a sports anime, and you can’t help but move along with it when you hear it. The vocalists on this song help to accentuate the exuberance of the music with their enthusiastic vocal delivery.

Unison Square Garden – “Tracing Orion” (Tiger & Bunny)

This opening theme is a fun and upbeat number, and not one you would initially expect for an anime about superheroes. However, as you watch the series and experience the tone of the writing, the sound of this opening theme makes a lot more sense.

I know I say this a lot, but this is a catchy song. But I think that being catchy is one of the ingredients to having a successful anime opening theme song. Sometimes originality helps, but I think that how catchy and memorable a song is helps to determine how classic and loved an anime opening theme song is in the long run.

VIZ Media Announces the First Naruto Blu-ray Set

VIZ Media has announced that the company will begin releasing Blu-ray sets for Naruto. The first set is scheduled to be released on November 3, 2020. The set will include the first 27 episodes of the series, as well as a new interview with Maile Flanagan, the English voice actress for Naruto Uzumaki.

Considering that VIZ Media is dedicating 2020 to the 20th anniversary celebration for the Naruto franchise, the timing of this release feels appropriate.

Source VIZ Media’s Facebook page

DJ Steve Aoki Limited Edition Naruto Apparel Collection

Steve Aoki’s ​Dim Mak Collection​ and ​VIZ Media​ ​are pleased to announce the upcoming drop: ​”NARUTO x DIM MAK​,” in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Japanese manga series ​Naruto​. The capsule consists of a variety of both short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts supported by ​Champion​, with exclusive artwork from the Naruto​ series.

Aoki, the superstar DJ, producer, and music executive, has always been a consummate Japanese manga aficionado, but became a ​Naruto Shippūden ​devotee when he discovered the series. Created by ​Masashi Kishimoto, ​the epic coming of age story details the life of a young ​Naruto​ determined to gain recognition from his peers and to transform from an underdog to powerful ninja leader. The series made a lasting impression on Aoki, reminding him of the mantra and ethos for his brand, Dim Mak Collection: “Do it yourself…by any means necessary.”

“I didn’t realize it when I was young, but I have always been inherently drawn to manga because I saw myself in them. Now, I want to bridge my Japanese heritage and American upbringing in as many projects as possible,” says Aoki. He is doing just that by incorporating Naruto‘s legacy into this new Dim Mak Collection drop.

Naruto’s global impact is extensive with over 300 million copies of the show sold worldwide. Kishimoto’s genius knew no bounds with the series spanning over 500 episodes. Naruto originally debuted in ​Weekly Shonen Jump​ and has since become the four​th best-selling manga of all time.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the annual ComicCon San Diego live-event, the “NARUTO x DIM MAK” ​collectible merchandise will now be made available for purchase exclusively at ​www.dimmakcollection.com​ on September 5, 2020 at 12pm EDT.

VIZ Media Announces October 2020 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for October 2020.

VIZ Originals

Fangirl Volume 1
Created by Rainbow Rowell
Adapted by Sam Maggs, Illustrated by Gabi Nam

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $16.99

Cath doesn’t need friends IRL. She has her twin sister, Wren, and she’s a popular fanfic writer in the Simon Snow
community with thousands of fans online. But now that she’s in college, Cath is completely outside of her comfort zone.
There are suddenly all these new people in her life. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming boyfriend, a writing
professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome new writing partner… and she’s barely
heard from Wren all semester.

SHONEN JUMP

Chainsaw Man Volume 1
by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He’s a
simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when
he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—
Chainsaw Man.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 17
by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Demon Slayer Corps plunges into Infinity Castle to confront Muzan. Shinobu engages in a fierce fight against Doma, the Upper Rank 2 demon. Poison doesn’t work on him, so she finds herself in an intense struggle. Will she be able to defeat the demon who killed her older sister? Then another demon appears before Zenitsu and blocks his way.

We Never Learn Volume 12
by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Mafuyu Kirisu is a strict, no-nonsense teacher who has dedicated her life to helping her students in academics. She has
always been dismissive of what she considers hopeless dreams that hinder academic progress, but after meeting Yuiga, she’s slowly changing the way she thinks. What stymied her own childhood hopes and aspirations?

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–Star Pupil
Story by Jun Esaka
Original Concept by Masashi Kishimoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Price: USA $10.99

When Sasuke is given the task of training Team Seven, Boruto is delighted, but he has trouble accepting his master’s
teachings. And then pop star Himeno Lily jumps in with a mission for them. What does it mean to be master and student?
And what does this mean for the future of the ninjas?

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 6
by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

During the Goodwill Event, the Kyoto School’s authorities order their students to assassinate Itadori. However, Mahito
and a horde of special grade curses and curse users complicate matters by attacking the students. The teachers move quickly to counterattack but find themselves cut off by a barrier. Can the students survive this demonic onslaught?

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 1
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi, Art by Hikaru Miyoshi
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $10.99

In the late 19th century, Great Britain rules over a quarter of the world. Nobles sit in their fancy homes in comfort and luxury, while the working class slaves away at their jobs. When young Albert James Moriarty’s upper-class family
adopts two lower-class orphans, the cruelty the boys experience at his family’s hands cements Albert’s hatred of the
nobility he was born into. He asks the older of the two boys—who has a genius mind and a killer instinct—to help him rid the world of evil, starting with Albert’s own family.

One-Punch Man Volume 21
Story by ONE, Art by Yusuke Murata

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The curtain rises on the big battle between the Monster Association and the heroes! As the Class-A and lower-ranked
heroes engage in intense battle, the Class-S crew is able to take out a horde of monsters in one fell swoop before invading farther underground. Among them, Flashy Flash demonstrates splendid battle prowess against ninja turned monsters.

My Hero Academia Volume 25
by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Since the terrifying incident when Tomura’s Quirk manifested, only the greatest villain of them all, All For One, has been able to speak to the broken young boy’s heart. The consequences of that fateful meeting play out in the present as Tomura and Re-Destro, the leader of the Meta Liberation Army, battle for supremacy—and if it takes leveling a whole city to sort out who’s on top, so be it.

SHOJO BEAT

Ao Haru Ride Volume 13
by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Futaba Yoshioka has encountered her first love again in high school, but he seems different from the boy she once knew.
The hearts of Futaba and Kou have aligned, but are more of their friends pairing off? The journey of youth concludes.

An Incurable Case of Love Volume 5
by Maki Enjoji

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $9.99

The Dark Lord Kairi finally falls for Nanase, the Valiant One. Regardless, they face another trial. Nanase became a nurse to chase after Dr. Kairi Tendo. Now the feelings are mutual, and they’ve become a couple. It seems their love should only deepen from here on out, but when Nanase tries to help a certain someone, it leads to a disruption in their romance.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 26
by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

After unleashing their powers to save Yona, the Four Dragons lose consciousness and collapse! Su-won and the Kohka army
arrive to participate in a summit with Xing, but members of Priest Gobi’s anti-war faction attack Princess Kouren! Can the nation of Xing achieve peace with all this infighting threatening its foundation?

Prince Freya Volume 3
by Keiko Ishihara

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Freya is determined to help the soldiers trapped in the besieged Fort Leren, but with reinforcements days away, the only thing she has to offer them is her presence and everything it represents. But how can she embody the Prince of Hope when she is consumed by anger?

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution
by Chiho Saito

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Utena has saved Anthy by defeating Akio in the final duel, but in doing so she has vanished from the world. Now the student council members at Ohtori Academy find themselves in their own revolutions.

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 16
by Aya Shouoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Himari Momochi inherits Momochi Hiouse, an estate which exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms.
Himari and Aoi’s summer together has passed by in an instant. When Himari wakes, she discovers that Aoi has been absorbed by Momochi House. The building begins to collapse as Aoi tries to release Himari and the shikigami. Is Aoi lost forever or can Himari save him?

VIZ MEDIA

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 4
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $17.99

The three Legendary Pokemon Suicune, Raikou and Entei are searching for worthy Trainers. Will each be able to find
someone powerful enough to fight by their side? Meanwhile, Crystal and Yellow have teamed up to find a mysterious flying Pokemon. Collects the original Pokemon Adventures volumes 10, 11 & 12.

Transformers: The Manga Volume 3
Story by Masumi Kaneda, Art by Ban Magami

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $24.99

The final volume of Transformers: The Manga is here. This deluxe volume collects three classic stories and a beautiful art gallery. “Victory” is the tale of the legendary battle between Starsaber and Deszaras. In “Zone,” the Nine Great Generals run wild. And in “The Battle Stars,” Super Megatron attempts to feed on planet Earth, but Optimus Prime stands in his way.

Persona 5 Volume 4
Story and Art by Hisato Murasaki
Based on the video game by Atlus

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Akira and the gang think they’ve stolen Madarame’s treasure, but before they can escape the palace, its master—Shadow
Madarame himself— catches up to them and reveals the true story behind Yusuke’s mother’s death. Back in the real world,
sinister agents have begun to investigate the strange events surrounding the Phantom Thieves. Will Akira and the gang be able to stay one step ahead of them?

The Art of Magic: The Gathering – War of the Spark
by James Wyatt

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Price: USA $39.99

“Even gods shall kneel.”—Nicol Bolas

Centuries of scheming have come to fruition at last. Meet Nicol Bolas: Elder dragon, Planeswalker, God-Pharaoh. He is the ultimate mastermind, whose plots for domination twist through the histories of countless worlds. Now those plots culminate on the shattered streets of Ravnica, with undead armies marching at his command and dozens of Planeswalkers marshaled to oppose him. In these lavishly illustrated pages, featuring art carefully chosen from more than two decades of Magic: The Gathering®, the full scope of Nicol Bolas’s plans is revealed at last.

It has all led to this. The greatest heroes of the Multiverse make their stand against the ultimate villain in the War of the Spark.

Radiant Volume 13
by Tony Valente

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Attempting to corral a Nemesis threatening the city of Bôme, Seth crashes it into the garden of the city’s king, Herklès VII. Believing this an attack on the king’s life, Inquisition soldiers and the king himself try to take Seth down. Seeking escape, Seth relies on the aid of someone he’d once considered an enemy–and maybe still is. Meanwhile, facing certain death, Seth’s friends Mélie and Ocoho are at odds over how to save themselves, with Ocoho urging the use of a technique Mélie absolutely refuses to consider.

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Box Set
by Akira Himekawa

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $125.00

A deluxe box set of exclusive hardcover editions. Contains all five best-selling volumes of the The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition series.

The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun. A young boy named Link must defeat evil on his long, perilous
quest to find the spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce, and deliver them to Zelda, princess of the land of Hyrule.

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B&N Exclusive
Tokyo Ghoul (Monster Edition) Volume 5
by Sui Ishida

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $24.99

The long-standing conflict between Ghouls and the CCG comes to a head. Ken has sided with the Ghouls, but in choosing has he extinguished any hope of reconciliation between humans and Ghouls? Find out the shocking conclusion to Tokyo Ghoul in this final volume.

Blue Flag Volume 4
By KAITO

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Toma’s older brother, Seiya, asks Taichi to find out why Toma doesn’t want to go to college. On the day of Toma’s release from the hospital, Taichi still hasn’t found a way to broach the subject with Toma. Meanwhile, Futaba discovers Taichi’s birthday is coming up, and she decides to invite the group to a fireworks festival so they can all celebrate.

Ultraman Volume 14
Story and Art by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $12.99

After all that has come to light, Shinjiro now struggles with one question—is Ultraman good or evil? While he ponders
this, Rena also comes to him with another revelation. Meanwhile, an alien hunting party has arrived on Earth bent on
killing humans for sport. The police and the SSSP, along with another mysterious organization, begin to investigate.

Golden Kamuy Volume 18
by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

Sugimoto closes the distance between himself and Asirpa as she continues her journey north into the wilderness of Karafuto in search of the dark secret of her father’s past and the key to the hidden gold. Now, deep in Russian territory, Kiroranke has more to say about Wilk—Asirpa’s father and his former conspirator in the plot to assassinate the Russian Czar. Back in Hokkaido, Lieutenant Tsurumi ponders the coded tattoos himself as Hijikata and his group track down another violent escaped convict near Lake Akan.

Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection
by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $17.99

Urasawa’s characters confront fantastical elements ranging from psychic powers, to alien visitors to planet Earth, to attacks by giant monsters. On the flip side, the author philosophizes about his real-world experiences with the wild
and wacky international music scene. Plus, a classic, funny animal tale, in Urasawa’s inimitable style.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Complete Box Set
by Sui Ishida

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $169.99

A box set that includes all 16 volumes of the original Tokyo Ghoul:re series, with an exclusive double-sided poster.

The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes… or monsters?

SHONEN SUNDAY

Case Closed Volume 76
by Gosho Aoyama

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Detective Moore’s latest case comes from a client he’s never seen. Following a series of texts, Conan and the gang find a break-in, a bound woman and an apparent suicide. Conan is sure the woman knows more than she’s telling, but what’s her secret? Then the Junior Detective League witnesses a marital spat that ends in a death. Did one spouse kill the other in self-defense, or was it premeditated murder? And Detective Sato receives an unwanted gift: footage of her boyfriend, Detective Takagi, abducted by criminals.

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 9
by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Valentine’s Day is a total minefield for people with communication disorders, but this year Komi has a secret weapon to combat the stressful holiday—friends. Armed with homemade chocolates, Komi is ready to give Tadano a Valentine’s gift. At some point. Before the day is over. She swears.

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Volume 13
by Kagiji Kumanomata

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Demon King and his troops travel to a demilitarized zone bordering the demon world and the human world for some
intense physical training alongside their human counterparts. When one group mocks the other, Syalis is hell-bent on
revenge! While the Demon Castle recovers from their boot camp, the princess saves the day… and wrecks it even more.
Then, an integral member of the Demon Castle staff resigns and heads for home… with the rest of the demons and one
human in hot pursuit.

VIZ Media Announces Additions to Its Shonen Jump Service

VIZ Media announced at its Shonen Jump panel at FunimationCon that it has licensed three new titles for release on the service. The titles include:

  • My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions manga by Yoco Akiyama and Kōhei Horikoshi [scheduled to be released in March 2021]
  • Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga by Gege Akutami [scheduled to be released in January 2021]
  • Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story—Mourning Clouds novel by Takashi Yano and Masashi Kishimoto [scheduled to be released in February 2021]

Under VIZ Media’s new Shonen Jump subscription service that debuted in December 2018, users pay US$1.99 per month to have access to the Shonen Jump simulpub manga, some simulpub manga from other related magazines such as Jump SQ., the entire back-catalog of those manga and select past Shonen Jump manga, and access to the back-catalog of manga from other magazines such as Golden Kamuy and Tokyo Ghoul. The latest three chapters of all ongoing series are also available for free on VIZ Media’s website and app. VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump subscription service is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Philippines, Singapore, and India.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment’s Announcements at FunimationCon

FUNimation Entertainment announced during the FunimationCon 2020 online event that it will stream the Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjō, Arui wa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen) anime series in Fall 2020. The company also announced that it will begin streaming the Naruto television anime series in North America with English subtitles and a dub on July 6, 2020.

The following anime will debut on FUNimation’s streaming service in North America in July 2020:

  • SUPER HXEROS (Dokyū Hentai HxEros): July 3, 2020
  • DECA-DENCE: July 2020
  • Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!: July 10, 2020
  • Lapis Re:LiGHTs: July 4, 2020
  • Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Season 2 (subtitled): July 7, 2020 (all of Season 1 (subbed) launches the same day as Season 2 premieres)

The following anime will continue on FUNimation’s streaming service in Summer 2020:

  • Fruits Basket Season 2
  • Fire Force Season 2: July 3, 2020
  • Black Clover
  • One Piece (simulcast continues)
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2: July 11, 2020
  • No Guns Life Season 2: July 9, 2020 with Episode 13
  • The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED: July 30, 2020 with Episode 3 (simulcast)
  • APPARE-RANMAN!: July 24, 2020 with Episode 4 (simulcast)
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun T (simuldub resumes)
  • Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater: July 28, 2020 with Episode 4
  • Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-: July 3, 2020 with Episode 8

The following anime will debut on FUNimation’s streaming service in North America in 2020 and 2021:

  • By the Grace of the Gods: Fall 2020
  • Akudama Drive: October 2020
  • Adachi and Shimamura: Fall 2020
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – New –
  • Maesetsu! Opening Act: Fall 2020
  • Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Fall 2020
  • Ikebukuro West Gate Park: Fall 2020
  • Dropout Idol Fruit Tart: Fall 2020
  • MARS RED: 2021

Funimation Films is partnering with Aniplex of America to release Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) in theaters in North America.

In addition, FUNimation will expand its streaming service to Mexico and Brazil sometime during Fall 2020, with plans to offer select anime titles subtitled and dubbed in Spanish and Portuguese.

Source: ANN