My Hero Academia is #1 Selling Graphic Novel in the United States for June 2019

Nielsen BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for June 2019 included 13 manga titles:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 19 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 1 by Tomohito Oda (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • Splatoon Volume 6 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 10 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#12)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata (#13)
  • Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (#14)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)

Source: ANN

Manga Review: One-Punch Man Volume 16

One-Punch Man Volume 16 primarily features characters other than the protagonist, Saitama (the title character who can take out an enemy with just one punch because he’s so strong).

One-Punch Man Volume 16
Written by: ONE
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: May 7, 2019

Even though Saitama is the main character of the series, this volume primarily focuses on Garo, the hero hunter. He starts out in hiding with a kid he met in an earlier volume, who is a big fan of heroes and has a “Hero Guide” book. With this, Garo can learn some facts about the heroes who have gathered and are waiting for him to come out of the shed he’s hiding in.

Even though these are Class A heroes he’s up against, the descriptions for some of them that appear in the Hero Guide are very amusing. My favorite is the description for Chain Toad.

Since Garo does battle with these Class A heroes, there are plenty of action panels with little to no dialogue included. Because of this, there are several chapters that are very quick to read. Garo may not be in top shape, but he’s still able to put up a good fight. But it turns out the Hero Association aren’t the only ones interested in Garo, because representatives from the Monster Association come by to scout him out.

Near the end of the volume, Genos, Bang, and his older brother appear to take on both Garo and members of the Monster Association who are trying to back up the hero hunter. The action and fight sequences get even more intense when these three heroes enter the scene.

In this entire volume, we only get one scene that features Saitama. In this scene, he’s having another video game battle with King, and once again, Saitama is losing. King gives him some advice about how to better play the game, but it’s advice that could also work for Saitama in his life as well. I find it so interesting how Saitama and King are paired up now as friends, since they have directly opposite problems. King always happens to be near when a monster is defeated, so people think he’s the hero who defeated it (but he really didn’t), and he is now a high-ranking hero because of this misconception. Meanwhile, Saitama is able to take down enemies with one punch, but because a lot of his deeds go unseen, he’s much lower in the hero rankings than he really should be. I just find that contrast to be interesting.

But from how Volume 16 ends, it appears that this arc featuring Garo may be over sooner rather than later. I’m curious to see how the story will continue from here.

Top 20 Selling Manga for May 2019

NPD BookScan has announced the top 20 selling manga for May 2019:

  1. One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yusuke Murata
  2. Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura
  3. Dragon Ball Super Volume 5 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi
  6. My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi
  7. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 1 by Araki Hirohiko
  8. One Piece Volume 90 by Eiichiro Oda
  9. Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi
  11. Black Clover Volume 15 bu Yuki Tabata
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kohei Horikoshi
  14. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kohei Horikoshi
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kohei Horikoshi
  16. Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 1 by Sorata Akiduki
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kohei Horikoshi
  18. Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Volume 4 by Naoko Takeuchi
  19. Uzumaki by Junji Ito
  20. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

Source: The Fandom Post

One-Punch Man Tops Top 20 Graphic Novel List for May 2019

NPD Bookscan has announced the Top 20 selling graphic novels in the United States for May 2019, and twelve manga titles made it onto the list:

  • One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yusuke Murata (#1)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura (#2)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 5 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi (#9)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi (#10)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond is Unbreakable Volume 1 by Hirohiko Araki (#11)
  • One Piece Volume 90 by Eiichiro Oda (#12)
  • Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi (#16)
  • Black Clover Volume 15 by Yuki Tabata (#19)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi (#20)

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Brings the Powerhouse Action of One-Punch Man to Licensing Expo 2019

VIZ Media showcases one of pop culture’s hottest brands as it highlights One-Punch Man at Licensing Expo 2019.

Season 2 of the anime series just launched on HULU with new simulcast episodes streaming weekly on the same day as the Japanese TV broadcast premiere. VIZ Media is the master licensor for One-Punch Man and holds digital streaming, TV broadcast, EST, home media and consumer product/merchandising rights for the property for the territories of North America, Latin America and Oceania.

New One-Punch Man licensing partners include:

  • BAIT: streetwear apparel collection
  • Fanwraps: decals and stickers
  • Funko: “POP!” and “Vinyl” figure collections
  • Great Eastern: novelty accessories and collectibles
  • In4Mation: streetwear apparel collection
  • Issac Morris Limited: apparel and accessories
  • Just Funky: drinkware and accessories
  • The Loyal Subjects: “Action Vinyls” collection
  • McFarlane Toys: ultra-articulated action figures
  • Monogram: key rings and pins
  • Pyramid: posters and stationery
  • Sprayground: backpacks

Come visit VIZ Media at booth R202 at the Licensing Expo to learn more about the franchise that’s celebrated by anime, action, superhero and comedy fans alike.

Tubi TV Is Now Streaming the One-Punch Man Anime and Three Naruto Films in Canada

VIZ Media has announced that it has entered a content deal with the Tubi TV streaming service. As part of the deal, Tubi TV is now streaming the Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel, and Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom anime films.

Tubi TV is also streaming the first season of the One-Punch Man anime in Canada. The site will also stream new episodes of the show’s second season in Canada as they air in Japan.

VIZ Media and Tubi TV previously announced a partnership in 2016 to stream anime for free in the U.S. and Canada.

Source: ANN

The Original One-Punch Man Web Manga to Get a New Chapter After Two-Year Hiatus

Manga creator ONE posted the 110th chapter of his original One-Punch Man web manga on April 8, 2019, more than two years after he released the 109th chapter in January 2017.

Yuusuke Murata and ONE launched the separate, ongoing One-Punch Man manga on Shueisha’s free “Tonari no Young Jump” website in 2012. The series is a remake of ONE’s original web manga of the same name.

Source: ANN