13 Manga Rank on Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2020 List of Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its 2020 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Kamome Shirahama’s Witch Hat Atelier manga ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels this year.

The 13 manga titles to make the list include:

  • Ao Haru Ride Volumes 3-5 by Io Sakisaka
  • Become You Volume 1 by Ichigo Takano
  • Blank Canvas: My So-Called Artist’s Journey Volumes 1-2 by Akiko Higashimura
  • Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection bu Junji Ito
  • I Want to Eat Your Pancreas by Yoru Sumino and Idumi Kirihara
  • Kaiju Girl Caramelise Volume 1 by Spica Aoki
  • Love in Focus Volumes 1-3 by Yōko Nogiri
  • Mob Psycho 100 Volumes 1-3 by ONE
  • Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Volumes 1-3 by Yuhki Kamatani
  • Satoko and Nada Volumes 1-2 by Anashin
  • Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito
  • Witch Hat Atelier Volumes 1-3 by Kamome Shirahama
  • Wonderland Volumes 1-3 by Yugo Ishikawa

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Supports Halloween ComicFest 2019 With a Pair of Free Manga Samplers

Readers are invited to pick up a pair of free VIZ Media manga samplers in honor of Halloween ComicFest 2019.

Halloween ComicFest 2019 takes place October 26, 2019 at scores of comic shops and retailers across North America. During this one day annual event, participating shops offer comic book fans and visitors free Halloween ComicFest samplers filled with excerpts of all kinds of exciting titles. For additional information and a list of participating retailers, visit: HalloweenComicFest.com.

This year, VIZ Media presents a sampler offering excerpts from two acclaimed Japanese horror masterpieces. The Drifting Classroom: The Perfect Edition, by creator Kazuo Umezz, is available now as a deluxe hardcover print release and digitally. In this classic masterwork, a Japanese elementary school is transported into a hostile world where the students and teachers are besieged by terrifying creatures and beset by madness.

Also featured in the same manga sampler is an excerpt from Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection, a collection of harrowing manga short stories from the renowned creator that is available in print and digital editions. Welcome to Junji Ito’s world, a world with no escape from endless nightmares.

Readers of all ages are also invited to pick up a Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition manga sampler. With story by Hidenori Kusaka and artwork by Mato, all of your favorite characters from the beginning of the Pokemon adventure charm the pages of this classic manga series. The Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition will be available in Spring 2020 from VIZ Media in stylish new omnibus editions that present all of the original volumes of the beloved adventure series.

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

NPD BookScan’s Top 20 selling graphic novel list for June 2019 includes 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

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 by 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