Top 20 Selling Manga on BookScan’s December 2018 List

NPD BookScan has released its Top 20 Manga List for December 2018:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. Attack on Titan Volume 26 by Hajime Isayama
  7. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  8. Splatoon Volume 5 by Sankichi Hinodeya
  9. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa
  11. My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  12. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  13. RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 3
  14. Monster Musume Volume 14 by OKAYADO
  15. Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 8 by Sui Ishida
  16. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 6 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 1
  19. RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 2
  20. Splatoon Volume 1 by Sankichi Hinodeya

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Is #2 Selling Graphic Novel in the U.S. for August 2018

Fourteen manga titles appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for August 2018:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kohei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 13 by Kohei Horikoshi (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 1 by Hideyuki Furuhashi (#9)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 3 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou (#10)
  • Tokyo Ghoul: Re Volume 6 by Sui Ishida (#11)
  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology Volume 2 (#12)
  • One Piece Volume 87 by Eiichiro Oda (#13)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 14 by ONE and Yusuke Murata (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 12 by Kohei Horikoshi (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kohei Horikoshi (#18)

Source: The Fandom Post

One-Punch Man Is #2 on the July 2018 U.S. Adult Graphic Novel BookScan List

14 manga titles appeared on the NPD BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel list for July 2018:

  • One-Punch Man Volume 14 by ONE and Yuusuke Murata (#2)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 3 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#3)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 1 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 13 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 25 by Hajime Isayama (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 12 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#13)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • Berserk Volume 39 by Kentarou Miura (#17)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 5 by Sui Ishida (#18)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 11 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#20)

The BookScan rankings represent sales at Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases. However, sales at comic book stores, Walmart.com, and some other venues are not included.

Source: ANN

Information on the Second Season of the One-Punch Man Anime

It has been announced that the second season of the One-Punch Man anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan in April 2019.

JAM Project is performing the opening theme song for the second season.

The main cast members are reprising their roles in the second season:

  • Makoto Furukawa is Saitama
  • Kaito Ishikawa is Genos
  • Yuuki Kaji is Onsoku no Sonic (Speed-o’-Sound Sonic)
  • Aoi Yūki is Senritsu no Tatsumaki (Terrible Tornado)
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji is Silverfang
  • Kenjiro Tsuda is Atomic Samurai
  • Minami Takayama is Dōtei (Child Emperor)
  • Tesshō Genda is Metal Knight
  • Hiroki Yasumoto is King
  • Takahiro Sakurai is Zombieman
  • Yōji Ueda is Kudō Kishi (Drive Knight)
  • Daisuke Namikawa is Butagami (Pig God)
  • Satoshi Hino is Chōgōkin Kurobikari (Superalloy Blackluster)
  • Yūji Ueda is Banken-man (Watchdog Man)
  • Kousuke Toriumi is Senkō no Flash (Flashy Flash)
  • Katsuyuki Konishi is Tank-top Master
  • Wataru Hatano is Kinzoku Bat (Metal Bat)
  • Masaya Onosaka is Puri-Puri Prisoner
  • Mamoru Miyano is Handsome Kamen Amai Mask
  • Saori Hayami is Jigoku no Fubuki (Hellish Blizzard)
  • Yūichi Nakamura is Mumen Rider

In addition, Hikaru Midorikawa will play the character Garou.

Chikara Sakurai is replacing Shingo Natsume to direct the season at J.C. Staff. Madhouse animated the first season. Chikashi Kubota is returning to design the characters, and Tomohiro Suzuki is again in charge of series composition. Makoto Miyazaki is also returning to compose the music.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Secures the Master License for Season 2 of One-Punch Man

VIZ Media announces that it has secured the master license for the second season of the anime action series, One-Punch Man. The master license covers digital streaming, TV broadcast, EST, home media and merchandising rights for the property for the territories of North America, Latin America and Oceania. Additional details on Season 2 of One-Punch Man will be announced as it becomes available.

VIZ Media is also the exclusive North American English language publisher of the One-Punch Man manga series, which is widely available in print and digitally from leading retailers and online outlets.

One-Punch Man will be among the extensive catalog of brands VIZ Media will showcase at Licensing Expo 2018. Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential annual licensing industry event, takes place May 22-24, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Details on the event are available at: www.licensingexpo.com. VIZ Media will be located in Booth # R202.

VIZ Media Licenses One-Punch Man Season 2

VIZ Media has announced that it has acquired the master license for the upcoming second anime season based on ONE and Yuusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man manga. The license covers digital streaming, TV broadcast, electronic sell-through, home media, and merchandising rights for North America, Latin America and Oceania.

Chikara Sakurai is replacing Shingo Natsume to direct the season at J.C. Staff. Madhouse animated the first season. Chikashi Kubota is returning to design the characters, and Tomohiro Suzuki is again in charge of series composition. Makoto Miyazaki is also returning to compose the music.

The main cast are reprising their roles in the second season. Hikaru Midorikawa will play the character Garou.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Showcases the Best in Anime and Manga at Licensing Expo 2018

VIZ Media heads to Las Vegas to showcase a variety of properties from its extensive entertainment catalog of animated series, video game titles and interactive character brands at Licensing Expo 2018.

Licensing Expo is the world’s largest and most influential annual licensing industry event and takes place May 22–24, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Details on the event are available at: www.licensingexpo.com. VIZ Media will be located in Booth # R202.

This year, VIZ Media highlights several flagship properties:

  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – The sequel to Naruto is one of Hulu’s top titles in the anime category
  • Chummy Chum Chums – With over hundreds of millions of active global fans, the adorable canines are one of social media messaging’s most popular lifestyle brands
  • Homestuck – Creator Andrew Hussie’s spectacular pop-culture comic phenomenon, beloved by millions of fans
  • One-Punch Man – The bestselling anime series about an unlikely hero with a knockout punch, with season 2 confirmed
  • Seis Manos – A new action animated action series from VIZ Media and Netflix launching globally in 2019

VIZ Media highlights at Licensing Expo 2018 include:

BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin.

CHUMMY CHUM CHUMS
Meet the Chummy Chum Chums. Since the launch of Chums in September of 2016, millions of fans have been sending and posting billions of these cute, animated stickers to express love, sadness, laughter and excitement to friends near or far. The Chummy Chums are friends through thick and thin and are quickly becoming the perfect lifestyle brand for the digital era.

HOMESTUCK
Written, illustrated and animated by creator Andrew Hussie, Homestuck is one of the most spectacular pop-culture phenomena of the past decade, a unique and massive internet-based hybrid work consisting of webcomics, chat logs, gifs, video games, animation and music. Launched in 2009, Homestuck comprises over 8,000 pages encompassing such diverse genres such as action/adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, comedy, romance, and drama.

ONE-PUNCH MAN
Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem – he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on. Every time a promising villain appears, he beats the snot out of ’em with one punch. Can Saitama finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of super-powered boredom?

SEIS MANOS

VIZ Media’s first original animated property. Set in Mexico in the 1970’s era, Seis Manos centers on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agent and a Mexican Federale to battle for justice after their beloved mentor is murdered on the streets of their tiny border town.

Additional VIZ Media Properties To Be Showcased At Licensing Expo 2018:

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE
This legendary Shonen Jump classic is a groundbreaking series with multiple story arcs whose creation has already spanned more than 25 years. The series is famous for outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. Join the Joestar family as they fight the evil Dio and his legacy across continents and time.

MR. OSOMATSU
Inspired by the classic manga series, Osomatsu-Kun, created by Fujio Akatsuka, comes this hilarious story of six quirky siblings. Mr. Osomatsu depicts the hilarious exploits of the sextuplet Matsuno brothers and each sibling’s unique personality and their fumbling antics will endear them to audiences.

THE WORLD NEXT DOOR
The World Next Door is a narrative-driven, action-adventure video game that follows Jun, a rebellious teen girl trapped in a parallel world inhabited by magical creatures. Inspired by the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of both anime and indie games, players can expect to meet and develop friendships with an eclectic cast of characters while uncovering the mysteries hidden within this world.