My Hero Academia Is Best-Selling Graphic Novel in the United States in February 2019

NPD BookScan’s Top 20 list of adult graphic novels for February 2019 included 13 manga volumes:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • RWBY: Official Manga Anthology Volume 4 (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • One Piece Volume 89 by Eiichiro Oda (#11)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 9 by Sui Ishida (#13)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 4 by Toyotarō (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • My Solo Exchange Diary Volume 2 by Kabi Nagata (#19)
  • Black Clover Volume 14 by Yūki Tabata (#20)

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Acquires Publishing Rights for The World of RWBY: The Official Companion

VIZ Media announces the acquisition of The World of RWBY: The Official Companion.

An official behind-the-scenes guide to the acclaimed animated series, The World of RWBY will be published in Fall 2019 and features artwork, interviews, and insights from the series’ writers, animators, and voice actors.

The definitive companion to the animated series, The World of RWBY is the ultimate celebration of a pop-culture phenomenon. Go behind the scenes with exclusive commentary from Rooster Teeth and explore the show’s creation through in-depth interviews with the writers, animators and voice artists. With comprehensive analysis of key characters and iconic episodes, and showcasing stunning visuals from the series, this is the must-have book for RWBY fans around the world.

VIZ Media is the official English publisher for the RWBY manga and RWBY Official Manga Anthology series. Both titles are inspired by the popular online anime-style series originally created by Monty Oum and produced by Austin, Texas-based Rooster Teeth. RWBY was the first western-produced anime series to be distributed in Japan and has been viewed over 250 million times. Volume 6 of the series premiered in October 2018.

The World of RWBY: The Official Companion is written by Daniel Wallace, a comic book expert, sci-fi sage, and lifelong geek. Author or co-author of more than 50 books including The Jedi Path, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, The World According to Spider-Man, Warcraft: Behind the Dark portal, and the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters, his specialty is exploring the underpinning of popular fictional universes.

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 Manga Is #1 on the U.S. BookScan Top 20 Selling Graphic Novel List for December 2018

NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for December 2018 includes 13 manga volumes:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • 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 (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Splatoon Volume 5 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#16)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#19)
  • RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 3 (#20)

The BookScan rankings collect data sales from more than 16,000 locations including Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases. However, sales at comic book stores, Walmart.com, and some other venues are not included.

Source: ANN

New RWBY Manga to Launch on Shonen Jump+ App on December 20, 2018

This year’s third issue of Shuiesha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that Bunta Kinami’s new RWBY The Official Manga manga will launch on the Shonen Jump+ app and website on December 20, 2018, with new chapters releasing once a month. Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth Productions are credited with the original work.

VIZ Media had announced at New York Comic Con in October 2018 that it will publish the new manga as part of its Weekly Shonen Jump lineup, and the company published the manga’s first chapter on November 20, 2018 for free on its website and in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is changing form on December 17, 2018, and will no longer be offered as a magazine. Instead, VIZ will release individual chapters from manga in the lineup on its website and app simultaneously with Japan for free. Those with subscriptions will be able to access a back catalogue of manga chapters and series in addition to the most recent three chapters that free users can access.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Takes Seven of the Top 20 Spots on the November 2018 BookScan List

Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia takes seven of the top 20 spots on BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels list for November 2018. Five additional manga titles also made it onto the list:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 3 (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa (#12)
  • Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha! by Akira Toriyama (#15)
  • One Piece Volume 88 by Eiichiro Oda (#16)
  • Mob Psycho 100 by ONE (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 2 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Kōhei Horikoshi (#20)

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

Source: ANN

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is Highest-Ranking Manga on BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novels List for September 2018

NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Graphic Novel list for September 2018 features 11 manga titles:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 4 by Akira Himekawa (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 14 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generatiosn Volume 4 by Ukyō Kodachi, Mikie Ikemoto, and Masashi Kishimoto (#8)
  • Splatoon Volume 4 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#9)
  • Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Volume 1 by Naoko Takeuchi (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#12)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 13 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • RWBY Official Manga Anthology Volume 2 (#19)

Source: ANN