My Hero Academia Is The #2 Selling Graphic Novel in the United States for April 2019

13 manga titles appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novels list for April 2019:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi (#2)
  • Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kohei Horikoshi (#8)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 27 by Hajime Isayama (#10)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 10 by Sui Ishida (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi (#13)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 4 by Hideyuki Furuhashi (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kohei Horikoshi (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Koheu Horikoshi (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kohei Horikoshi (#18)

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces New Anime and Manga Releases For April 2019

VIZ Media has some highly anticipated new home media and publishing releases debuting in April 2019. New titles include Set 1 of the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, as well as My Hero Academia: School Briefs, a short story collection based on the superhero action series created by Kohei Horikoshi. Nier:Automata: Short Story Long is the second novel adaptation based on the video game. Junji Ito’s Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection will contain 13 manga stories and debut later in April 2019.

The last two titles set for release include The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Picture Book. Each book features vivid Studio Ghibli art from the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki.

New Home Media for April 2019:

BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS SET 1
Blu-ray MSRP: $44.98 U.S. / $52.99 CAN · DVD MSRP: $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN Available April 9, 2019

Meet Naruto’s son. His name is Boruto and he’s just like his dad – unfortunately. He’s rambunctious, rebellious, and more than a handful. He’s joined by the next generation of the Hidden Leaf Village – including Sarada, the daughter of Sasuke, and Mitsuki, a shinobi of mysterious lineage. Boruto and his friends have their hands full when they investigate a dangerous entity known as “The Ghost.” Can Boruto save the village just like dad? Dive into all of the action of Episodes 1-13 of the anime series in its first home media release. Special features include a Boruto OVA, storyboards, art gallery and more.

New Publishing Releases for April 2019:

MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS by Anri Yoshi; Original Story by Kohei Horikoshi
MSRP: $10.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN · Available April 2, 2019

The U.A. High School Hero Course teaches young hopefuls everything they need to become heroes. Between killer events like the Sports Festival and internships, there’s even Parents’ Day. That’s when all the kids get the chance to show their parents what they’re made of.

NIER:AUTOMATA: SHORT STORY LONG by Jun Eishima and Yoko Taro
MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN · Available April 9, 2019

When alien forces invade with an army of Machines, the remnants of humanity must depend on Androids of their own design—the placid 2B and the excitable 9S—to survive.

SMASHED: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION by Junji Ito
MSRP: $22.99 U.S. / $32.00 CAN · Rated “T+” For Older Teens · Available April 16, 2019

Try not to be noticed when you eat the secret nectar, otherwise you’ll get smashed. What horrific events happened to create the earthbound—people tied to a certain place for the rest of their short lives? Then, a strange haunted house comes to town, but no one expects it to lead to a real hell. Welcome to Junji Ito’s world, a world with no escape from endless nightmares.

THE ART OF NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND by Hayao Miyazaki
MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN · Available April 16, 2019

Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984 and has been a cult classic ever since. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and poisonous spores. Beyond the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens and home to Nausicaä, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includes sketches, developmental water colors, cel animation, and more.

NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND PICTURE BOOK by Hayao Miyazaki
MSRP: $29.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN · Available April 30, 2019

In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Decay, an enormous toxic jungle filled with mutant insects and poisonous spores. At the edge of the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, home to Nausicaä, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to her people. Studio Ghibli picture books capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text, full-color pictures direct from the film, and a family-friendly oversized hardcover format.