Anime Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review: One Piece Collection 27

One Piece Collection 27 packages together One Piece Season Eleven Voyage Two and One Piece Season Eleven Voyage Three. This set includes four DVDs and four Blu-ray discs. Between the two sets included in this release, there are 26 episodes included.

Episodes can be watched with either the English dub or with the Japanese audio with English subtitles. It should also be noted that in addition to watching episodes or using the “Play All” option, there is also a marathon feature, which allows you to watch all the episodes on a disc back-to-back without interruption. In the marathon feature, the opening credits only play once, there are no next episode previews.

One Piece Collection 27
English Publisher: FUNimation Entertainment
Format: Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Release Date: August 10, 2021

All of the episodes that are included in this set are from the Dressrosa Arc, and there are several plots going on at the same time throughout this set. The fight at the colosseum is the plot that seems to get a lot of the focus in these episodes. Luffy (who is fighting under the name “Lucy” ) becomes the crowd favorite. Luffy’s fight culminates with a battle with Chinjao, who has a grudge against Luffy’s grandfather, Garp. Their fight covers three episodes, which includes seeing the backstory for why Chinjao has such a grudge against Garp. But, not surprisingly, Luffy ends up winning the match and becomes the winner from Block C.

The rest of the colosseum fights focus on the D Block, and primarily on the female fighter, Rebecca. Her past as the granddaughter of the disgraced King Riku is revealed, and we see how much the people of Dressrosa hate her because of her grandfather, and how they keep booing her and hoping that she’ll lose. I swear, the spectators in the colosseum really annoyed me whenever they would do this to her. Speaking of the crowds, it really hit me just how often crowd shots were being reused in the colosseum scenes. It’s kind of annoying as a viewer, but it makes sense from a production perspective, because that meant the animators had a little less to animate (which would help keep down production costs and time for production). A relationship between Rebecca and the toy solider is also revealed during these episodes. Cavendish, the stuck up “beautiful boy” pirate is also in the D Block, and something interesting is revealed about him near the end of the D Block battle. I should mention that the D Block battle starts in Episode 651 and doesn’t finish until Episode 666. In part, it takes so long because of the intercutting between the plots involving the various characters.

Bartolomeo, the winner from the B Block, figures out that “Lucy” is really Luffy. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for Luffy, because it turns out Bartolomeo is a Luffy “fanboy”… actually, he’s a “fanboy” for all of the Straw Hat Pirates, but at first, it seems like it’s only Luffy. Because he idolizes Luffy so much, he’s not going to turn him in. At first, this was kind of an interesting twist, but by the end of this set, Bartolomeo’s “fanboy” antics started getting a little old and a little annoying.

There’s one more thing I need to mention before leaving the colosseum. Luffy gets a big surprise when his childhood friend, Sabo, appears before him. Luffy had thought that Sabo died, so this was quite the shock. Sabo makes it clear, though, that he needs to make sure he gets his hands on the Flame-Flame Fruit. Luffy decides to hand over his “Lucy” disguise to Sabo, because he knows the fruit will be in good hands with him. This frees up Luffy to join up with Zoro and Kin’emon to try to infiltrate Doflamingo’s palace. As they try to get there, they are intercepted by Violet, the mysterious girl that Sanji encountered in the previous set. We learn in this set that she is the daughter of Riku and the aunt of Rebecca. She’s just starting to help them infiltrate the palace when the set ends.

Speaking of Violet, at the beginning of this set, Sanji relays the truth about Doflamingo that he learned from her. Unfortunately, by the time Sanji’s message gets to Law and he figures out what Sanji is trying to tell him, it’s too late. Law is intercepted by Doflamingo and the Marines (led by Fujitora). This turns into a three-way battle between Doflamingo, Law, and Fujitora.

Nami, Brooke, Chopper, and Momonosuke are aboard the Thousand Sunny, and are attacked by Giolla from the Doflamingo Family. She has an annoying devil fruit ability that allows her to alter the shape and appearance of any object. She usually distorts things into abstract art. The crew aboard the Thousand Sunny are transformed by Giolla, and it takes some time for them to take her down and return to their normal selves. They eventually make it to Green Bit, where Law is fighting with Doflamingo and Fujitora. They have taken Giolla prisoner, and they also re-acquire Caesar. Law tells them to flee to the next island, and after some debate and a call to Luffy, he tells them to head to that island. After they leave, Law is taken down by Fujitora, and the two of them take Law back to Dressrosa. Doflamingo shoots Law in front of Luffy, but amazingly, he’s still alive. Fujitora intends to arrest Law, and he makes it clear that he’s not necessarily on Doflamingo’s side. So it looks like things could be shaping up for a confrontation between Doflamingo and Fujitora at some point during this arc.

Meanwhile, Usopp and Robin have been captured by the Tontatta people. Usopp sees a statue of Noland the Liar, who is considered a hero to the Tontattas. Usopp lies and claims that he is a descendant of Noland, and that his name is Usoland. While this lie gets Usopp and Robin out of immediate danger, this plan backfires on Usopp when it’s revealed that the Tontattas are launching an offensive against Doflamingo today, and that they expect Usoland to lead them. Franky, meanwhile, learns about the situation with the toys on the island from the toy soldier. The two of them join up with Usopp, Robin, and the Tontattas because the toy soldier is also part of the plan to attack Doflamingo. We see the start of the Tontattas plan by the end of the episodes in this set.

Phew! The Straw Hats are separated once again, but this time, it seems like there’s a lot more going on and a lot more moving pieces than normal in a One Piece arc. So far, I’m enjoying the Dressrosa arc, but there’s a lot to try to remember and keep track of. I may have missed some plot points that happened in this set, but I think I hit on most of the important ones. From what I understand, there’s still about 80 more episodes left in this arc, so it’s going to be interesting to see how the story continues and lasts for this many more episodes. Just as long as it doesn’t feel stretched out or becomes tedious, I think it’ll be fine.

When it comes to the bonus features, both the first DVD and the first Blu-ray Disc don’t have any. The second DVD doesn’t include any bonus features, but the second Blu-ray Disc does. The second Blu-Ray has “FunimationCon 2020: One Piece Panel – Part 2,” which is hosted by Josellie Rios, the audience development strategist at FUNimation. Included in the panel are Colleen Clinkenbeard (the English voice for Luffy), Mike McFarland (one of the ADR Directors and the English voice for Buggy the Clown), Anthony Bowling (one of the ADR Directors), and Kyle Phillips (one of the ADR Directors). Josellie’s questions during this panel focused a lot on the ADR directing aspect of the series, so it made me wonder why Colleen Clinkenbeard was there. Colleen managed to get a little bit in near the end of the panel, but by the time I was done, I felt as if perhaps Joesllie needed to broaden her questions a little bit more so Colleen could have been included in the discussions more. In addition to this feature, there is also a textless version of the opening song, “Wake Up!”

There are no bonus featured on either the third DVD or on the third Blu-ray Disc. The fourth DVD doesn’t include any bonus features, but the fourth Blu-ray Disc does. The first bonus feature is, “Toei Animation and FUNimation Present a One Piece Livestream Watch Party.” It’s hosted by Justin Rojas and Josellie Rios and includes interviews with Colleen Clinkenbeard and Mike McFarland. This feature runs for about an hour and does not include the actual episodes that were watched during the watch party. It’s simply the interview portions of the show. You get to hear Colleen and Mike answer questions from the hosts and from participants watching online. There were at least a couple of One Piece trivia contests that Colleen and Mike were part of as well. This is a decent bonus feature and was worth watching at least once. This disc also includes two different textless versions for the opening song, “Wake Up!” The only difference between the two is some of the shots at the end of the opening have been changed. Outside of that, they’re rather similar.

If you’re a One Piece fan who wants to own the series on home video, but don’t want to spend the time and money to track down each individual set that’s been released, these Collection sets are a good way to go.

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Toei Animation and Fathom Events to Host Special One Piece Theatrical Event

FUNimation Entertainment is reporting that Toei Animation and Fathom Events are bringing One Piece to the big screen for a special two night theatrical event as the excitement builds for the 1,000th episode of the series.

On November 7, 2021 (English-dubbed) and November 9, 2021 (English-subbed), One Piece Film: Strong World will arrive in theaters in the United States—for the first-time ever. The film, which first released in 2009, is written by Eiichiro Oda and is the tenth film in the One Piece series. Fans will also be treated to a special One Piece: Mugiwara Chase featurette.

Tickets are on sale at Fathom Events’ website and at participating theaters.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

One Piece Season 11 Voyage 9 English Dub Is Coming to Digital and Streaming in October 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the next batch of English dub episodes of the One Piece anime is coming to digital and streaming in October 2021.

Starting on October 5, 2021, this batch of episodes (Episodes 733–746) will hit digital media storefronts, including Microsoft Movies & TV. FUNImation will begin streaming these episodes on its service on October 26, 2021.

The journey of the Straw Hat Crew continues. This time, get ready for an action-packed showcase for the English dub debut of Luffy’s latest form.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Atsuko and Toei Animation to Drop Anchor at New York Comic Con 2021 for Launch of New One Piece Collection

Anime’s beloved Straw Hat Pirates are invading New York City in October 2021 for the launch of a new fashion collection from anime lifestyle brand Atsuko and anime industry leader Toei Animation Inc. Atsuko X One Piece is an exciting new collaboration based on the internationally iconic One Piece anime series featuring cut and sew outerwear, shorts, headwear, T-shirts and accessories and more for men and women. Atsuko X One Piece will make its official debut at the major pop culture convention New York Comic Con 2021 (“NYCC”) which opens on October 7, 2021 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Atsuko X One Piece
Booth 1325
New York Comic Con – Jacob Javits Center
October 7–10, 2021

“For over two decades now, One Piece has been entertaining generations of fans around the world,” said Lisa Yamatoya, Director of Marketing and Licensing in North America for Toei Animation. “This October marks the 22nd anniversary for the franchise so it’s fitting that we celebrate its global pop culture status with the launch of Atsuko X One Piece at New York Comic-Con, one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world.”

“Since we started Atsuko, our community has asked us time and again, ‘When are you going to partner with One Piece?'” said Preston Deanda, Atsuko Brand Manager. “The people have spoken, and we heard them loud and clear. It’s an honor to work with Toei Animation to bring one of the most genre-defining titles to the fans through this exclusive collaboration.”

The Atsuko X One Piece collection has something for everyone and showcases such fan-favorite characters as Luffy, Nami, and Usopp. The collection offers a full range of fashions including T-shirts, long sleeves, hoodies, button-ups, shorts, beanies, bucket hats, tote bags, sling bags, slides, water bottles, bento boxes, and ramen bowls. The complete collection will be available exclusively at NYCC as well as online at atsuko.com beginning on October 7, 2021.

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Simulcasts for the Fall 2021 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment is bringing an anime attack of more than 20 edge-of-your-seat titles ranging from returning favorites Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon to thrilling new series such as Ranking of Kings, The Heike Story, and The Vampire Dies in No Time. With such a variety of series to choose from fresh from Japan – subtitled and dubbed – the fall anime season will prove to have something for everyone, from action-packed adventures to hysterical slice-of-life comedies — and beyond.

“With so many incredible established brands such as Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation and Yashahime returning, as well as exciting new favorites, we’re looking forward to a Fall season of anime like no other for FUNimation,” says Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer of Funimation Global Group. “This season is going to be next-level for anime globally and FUNimation continues to be the home to welcome fans to our anime community. And there is more to announce in the days ahead!”

NEW TO FUNIMATION FALL 2021

The Heike Story – A young orphan named Biwa is taken in by the powerful Taira Clan—also known as the Heike—after their leader witnesses her extraordinary psychic abilities. Unfortunately, what she predicts is a future of bloodshed, violence, and civil war. Inspired by the 12th-century epic tale Heike Monogatari. (Simulcast began September 15, 2021)

Selection Project – A group of nine determined girls enter the 7th Annual “Selection Project,” a television show where they’ll audition to become idols… and pursue their dreams. (Simulcast begins October 1, 2021)

Mieruko-chan – She can see dead people… she just chooses to ignore them. That’s Miko’s plan, anyway, with horrifying (and sometimes hilarious) results. (Simulcast begins October 3, 2021)

The Vampire Dies in No Time – Legendary vampire hunter Ronaldo finds an unlikely (and unwilling) ally in Draluc, the world’s weakest vampire who turns to dust at the slightest attack. Together they’re in for more hilarious misadventures than you can shake a stake at, including enemy vampires, axe-wielding editors, and other pains in the neck. (Simulcast begins October 4, 2021)

Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside – The series follows protagonist Red, who is kicked out of his adventuring party. He soon finds a brighter future in a small town with a cute girl named Rit, because hey, sometimes living well is the best revenge. (Simulcast begins October 6, 2021)

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale – Shima Tamahiko has been exiled to the country because of his disability, but the sudden arrival of an arranged bride upends his lonely life. (Simulcast begins October 8, 2021)

Ranking of Kings – The story follows Bojji, a deaf prince who lacks power and sword-wielding ability. He’s also the heir to the throne and has high hopes for his future. After finding a friend in the shadow Kage, Bojji sets off on his grand adventure to become the greatest king the world has ever seen. (Simulcast begins October 14, 2021)

RUMBLE GARANNDOLL – Conquered by alternate-world invaders, Japan has become a shadow of what it once was. Manga, anime, idols, and more are censored by these parallel universe overlords… or so it seems. In the less-than-legal stores of Akihabara, Hosomichi joins a group of female freedom fighters made up of pilots and otakus. (Simulcast begins in Fall 2021)

RETURNING TO FUNIMATION FALL 2021

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon–The Second Act – Long-lost twins Towa and Setsuna reunite after ten years to discover that they are the half-demon daughters of the great demon Sesshomaru. (Simulcast begins October 2, 2021)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2nd cour – A 34-year-old underachiever gets run over by a truck, but his story isn’t over. Reincarnated as an infant, he’ll embark on an epic adventure. (Simulcast begins October 3, 2021)

CONTINUING FROM SUMMER 2021

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2 – With Rimuru and the Jura Tempest Federation recovering from dark events that unfolded, will they punish the Demon Lord Clayman? Tune in to find out. (SimulDub™ is ongoing)

One Piece – Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth—the Legendary One Piece. (Simulcast and Dub ongoing)

Obey Me! – Lucifer, Satan, and the other five princes of hell: how will these brothers handle everyday lives at their demon academy? (Simulcast is ongoing)

Scarlet Nexus – Saved by the Other Suppression Force as a child, psychokinetic Yuito enlists in this elite team formed to fight Earth’s enemy. Meanwhile, prodigy Kasane was scouted for her abilities. But Kasane’s strange dreams drag the two into an unavoidable fate. (Simulcast and SimulDub™ are ongoing)

Schedule subject to change. More content will be announced and added in the days ahead.

Crunchyroll Announces Simulcasts for the Fall 2021 Anime Season

Crunchyroll has announced its anime simulcast lineup for the Fall 2021 season.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Sakugan
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

High Guardian Spice
Airtime: TBD
Available worldwide

Platinum End
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Fena: Pirate Princess
Airtime: Saturday at 9:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

86 Eighty Six Season 2
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

GANBARE DOUKICHAN
Airtime: Sundays at 3:15 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Muv-Luv Alternative
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Restaurant to Another World 2
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Takt OP.Destiny
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Tawawa on Monday 2
Airtime: Sundays at 3:21 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

The Faraway Paladin
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

World’s End Harem
Airtime: TBD
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act
Airtime: TBD
Available in: United States, Canada, Latin America, and EMEA

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Airtime: Sundays at 2:00 p.m. PDT
Available to Crunchyroll members worldwide except Japan, and Premium members in French-speaking territories

Case Closed
Airtime: Saturdays at 4:30 a.m. PDT
Available in: United States and United States territories, Canada, United Kingdom and United Kingdom territories, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand

Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai
Airtime: Fridays at 7:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Airtime: Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

One Piece
Airtime: Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America; Central America; South America; English-, Spanish-, German- and Italian-speaking Europe; Africa; Oceania; and the Middle East

The Aquatope on White Sand
Airtime: Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
Airtime: Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Tropical-Rouge! Precure
Airtime: Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Latin America including the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

Source: Crunchyroll

FUNimation Entertainment Announces December 2021 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for December 2021.

  • A3! Season Spring & Summer (Blu-ray + Digital) – 12/21/21
  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (Blu-ray) – 116 minutes – $34.98 – 12/21/21
  • One Piece Collection 28 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 625 minutes – $39.98 – 12/14/21
    Special Features: Lightning Round with the Straw Hats, Textless Opening Songs “Wake Up!” and “Hard Knock Days”
  • Robotech – Part 3 (The New Generation) (Blu-ray + Digital) – 625 minutes – $69.98 – 12/14/21
    Special Features: Robotech Overview, Mospeada Original Pilot Part 1, Toy Commercials, Video Game Presentations, Prototype Toy Presentation, Merchandise Gallery – Toys, Miscellaneous Merchandise, Doll Line Fashion Designs, Activity Flyer, ARCO Toys Sellsheet, Robotech Novels Press Kit, RDF Fan Club Packet, International Clips
  • Dr. Stone – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) (Best Buy Exclusive) – $39.99 – 12/14/21
  • Goblin Slayer – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $59.98 – 12/28/21
    Special Features: Goblin Slayer: Tabletop Talk, Episode 11 Commentary, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Harukana Receive – The Complete Season (Essentials) (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $29.98 – 12/14/21
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercials, Web Previews, Textless Opening and Ending Songs

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

VIZ Media Announces November 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

One Piece Pirate Recipes
Story and Art by Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: November 9, 2021
Price: USA$19.99

You can’t become King of the Pirates on an empty stomach. Monkey D. Luffy has defeated dozens of rivals, and that kind of success takes a whole lot of energy. Fortunately, the pirate cook Sanji stands by Luffy’s side, ready to support his captain with flaming kicks and piping-hot meals. Hearty and filling, Sanji’s recipes keep the greatest pirate crew in the world well fed, and his flashy techniques will take your culinary skills to the next level.

My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$16.99

My Hero Academia is one of the most popular manga in the world, and its epic battles between beloved heroes and dangerous villains have captured the hearts of millions. Now, for the first time, you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite My Hero Academia characters. This comprehensive guide has all the details, from characters’ secret origins and motivations to their pet peeves and relationships. Plus, an in-depth conversation between Kohei Horikoshi and Bleach creator Tite Kubo.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5–Golden Wind Volume 2
Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Not too long ago, Giorno Giovanna was just an ordinary hoodlum, but now he dreams of being something bigger… He dreams of being a true mafioso. Giorno is ready to join one of the most dangerous gangs in town, and the first step is learning everything he can about their operations. The second step is gathering the friends and allies he’ll need in order to take control of the gang for himself.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Volume 3
Story and Art by Hajime Komoto

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

Lang’s vicious hunt for coins is in full swing. To stop them from monopolizing the chance to earn a Divine Visionary position, Mash teams up with his Adler compatriots. Afterwards, the Sixth and Seventh Fangs of the Magia Lupus swoop in to attack Mash while he’s cleaning the owl huts. But when his friends become the next victims of the Magia Lupus’s callous dog-eat-dog philosophy, an enraged Mash is ready to face them head-on.

Undead Unluck Volume 4
Story and Art by Yoshifumi Tozuka

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

In the search to recruit an 11th Negator, Andy and the others find themselves locked in battle with Rip, the Unrepair Negator. Tatiana stands up to Unrepair by finally unleashing her true power. Once all 11 Negators are assembled, a fresh set of quests opens before them and a new trouble arises.

Dr. Stone Volume 19
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

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

Hoping to capture Dr. Xeno, the Kingdom Science is hard at work formulating strategies. Meanwhile, the enemy is working on a secret weapon of their own. The impending science battle will be a heart-pounding fight for supremacy on land, sea, and air.

Black Clover Volume 27
Story and Art by Yūki Tabata

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

Asta will need to get much more powerful if he ever hopes to defeat the demonic leaders of the Spade Kingdom. Things look bleak, but then a mysterious mage named Nacht suddenly appears. Does Asta have what it takes to learn how to control his devil powers and rescue Captain Yami?

Shojo Beat

Takane & Hana Volume 18 (Limited Edition) [FINAL VOLUME]
Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$15.99

Despite many unexpected obstacles, Takane and Hana register their marriage license and are officially married. But when is their actual wedding day going to be? And what’s in store for this spirited couple once they move into their own place together? Their unique “happily ever after” is just around the corner.

Takane & Hana Volume 18 [FINAL VOLUME]
Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

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

Despite many unexpected obstacles, Takane and Hana register their marriage license and are officially married. But when is their actual wedding day going to be? And what’s in store for this spirited couple once they move into their own place together? Their unique “happily ever after” is just around the corner.

The King’s Beast Volume 4
Story and Art by Rei Toma

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

Someone in the imperial palace is trying to kill Prince Tenyou, and Rangetsu has reason to believe it might be the icy third Prince, Kougai. When things turn violent on the jiju field, Rangetsu decides to confront Prince Kougai directly-and ends up as the prize in a wager between royal brothers.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 11
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

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

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Inui has told his parents that his future ambition is to make movies. Now he plans to confess his love to Akari, but she is being pressured by Ryosuke to get back together. How will Akari respond?

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 16
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduk

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

The orimmallys project is finally coming to fruition. But when the annual northern flu hits Lilias, the whole medical team suddenly finds themselves busy with field medic work. The experience proves a valuable one for Shirayuki and
Ryu’s training.

VIZ Media

Sanrio Pompoms
By Sachiko Susa

On Sale Date: November 9, 2021
Price: USA$17.99

Learn how to make adorable pompoms of your favorite Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Kurimi, Gudetama and more. Sanrio Pompoms includes color photos of all 35 pompom projects as well as helpful illustrated directions, materials lists and tips.

Pokemon Journeys: The Series Volume 1
Story and Art by Machito Gomi

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

Ash is back and more determined than ever to be the ultimate Pokemon Master. Now he’s teamed up with a new friend, Goh, who wants to collect every Pokemon from every region.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 15
Story and Art by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: November 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. The brothers’ final battle begins, starting with a confrontation with the homunculus Pride, who is controlling Alphonse from within.

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 5
Story and Art by Hideki Goto

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

Hit, Maika and Kou are back in the high-spirited fifth volume of stories from the world of Splatoon.

VIZ Signature

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Volume 4
Story by Haro Aso, Art by Kotaro Takata

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

Having overcome his abusive former boss, Akira’s back on the road to his parents’ home in Gunma. The journey is full of zombies and side trips, but some sushi, hot springs, tree houses and a surprising new traveling companion keep the good times rolling.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 11
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

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

The palace has transformed into a bloody battleground, forcing the new Yamada Asaemon arrivals into an uneasy alliance with those seeking to escape the island. In the midst of the tumult, a giant monster enters the fray, one so large that the combatants become trapped within the confines of its body. If they don’t escape by morning, they will be transformed into flowers and used to fuel the destruction of everything they know.

Urusei Yatsura Volume 12
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Mendo has been called upon to save a fair maiden—by going on a date with her. But the peril Asuka faces is her own boyphobia, so Mendo just keeps making things worse. Later, Lum tries to encourage a Tomobiki High student to stand up for herself against some bullies and ends up facing off in the ring against the head of another high school’s delinquents. Good thing Lum has hidden strength to draw upon.

BEASTARS Volume 15
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

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

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Every rabbit parent wants their daughter to date a wolf, right? Meanwhile, Beastar horse Yahya hires gray wolf Legoshi to help him apprehend a mixed-species felon, but Legoshi is a sucker for a sob story. At college, red deer Louis’s status has fallen from the most popular student at school to the different one with the dark past. The temptation to reclaim his status as leader of the Shishi-gumi lion gang is strong… especially when he meets the beast who replaced him. Plus, more of the tragic life of Legoshi’s mother.

Children of the Whales Volume 18
Story and Art by Abi Umeda

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

The Mud Whale has been overrun with tárichos, a virulent parasitic growth that turns everyone it touches into a mindless husk controlled by the Nous Geráki. The only way to stop the spread of the tárichos is to destroy the Nous, but that won’t be an easy task—or one without sacrifice.

Shonen Sunday

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Volume 1
Story by Kanehito Yamada, Art by Tsukasa Abe

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

Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer.

Mao Volume 2
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Nanoka, Mao and his helper Otoya investigate the strange cult of Priestess Shoko in hopes of bringing her to justice, but cursed dolls and scrolls of eternal life may be more than they bargained for. Will the priestess’s doomsday prophecy come true? Back in the present, Nanoka and friend-zoned Shiraha do some historical research and uncover a cataclysmic event yet to occur in Mao’s timeline. Then Mao’s curiosity gets him on the wrong side of a group of bloodsuckers and in need of a rescue by Nanoka—again.

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 8
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

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

Nasa and Tsukasa are on an overnight trip to a hot springs resort. There’s so much for them to do, from touring traditional sites to sampling the local delicacies to—nah, let’s face it, Nasa is most excited (and terrified) by that private bath in their room. Time for an inopportune appearance by Tokiko, Tsukasa’s mysterious and heretofore unseen guardian. Can things still get hot and steamy between our favorite couple? And whether or not they do, will the artist find an excuse to put some supporting characters in swimsuits? Do you even need to ask?

Top 20 Selling Manga for August 2021

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

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 11 by Gege Akutami
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  3. Chainsaw Man Volume 6 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. Sensor Hardcover by Junji Ito
  6. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5 Golden Wind Volume 1
  7. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  8. Haikyu!! Volume 45 by Haruichi Furudate
  9. The Promised Neverland Volume 20 by Kaiu Shirai
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  11. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  13. Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito
  14. Uzumaki 3-in-1 Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito
  15. Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 2 by Kentarou Miura
  16. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 14 by Tomohito Oda
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. Love is Hard for Otaku Volume 1 by Fujita
  19. Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura
  20. One Piece Volume 1 Omnibus Edition by Eiichiro Oda

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Publishes Naoshi Komi’s One Piece Cover Chapter in English

VIZ Media published Naoshi Komi’s cover chapter of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga in English on August 29, 2021.

Shueisha published the chapter in Japan in this year’s 39th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. The “Vivi’s Adventure” chapter is from the original manga’s Alabasta Arc, and depicts a famous scene from the finale of the arc.

Boichi previously drew the first cover chapter in the ongoing “Cover Comic Project” for One Piece in July 2020. Boichi’s one-shot was titled “Roronoa Zoro: Umi ni Chiru” (Fall Into the Ocean), and the manga focused on a fight between Zoro and Mihawk. The chapter had 46 pages including a center color page. VIZ Media published the manga in English digitally.

Source: ANN