The Promised Neverland Manga to Get the “We Were Born” One-Shot on January 4, 2021

The combined third and fourth 2021 issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that The Promised Neverland manga will get another new one-shot in the magazine’s combined fifth and sixth issue, which will ship on January 4, 2021. The one-shot is titled “We Were Born,” and tells the story of “another The Promised Neverland.” The chapter commemorates the start of the second anime season.

The magazine recently published two one-shot chapters about Sister Krone and Isabella in the 2021 first and second issues on December 7, 2020 and December 14, 2020, respectively. A “Chapter 181.1” bonus chapter titled “Special Side Story: The First Shot” debuted in the 44th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on October 5, 2020.

Shirai and Demizu launched The Promised Neverland in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and ended it on June 15, 2020. VIZ Media publishes the manga digitally and in print in North America. MANGA Plus also published the manga digitally in English.

Source: ANN

Two More Simulcasts Announced for FUNimation Entertainment

It has been announced that FUNimation Entertainment will be simulcasting the Sk8 the Infinity anime and the second season of The Promised Neverland anime. However, the exact premiere dates for the simulcasts have not yet been revealed.

Sk8 the Infinity is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 9, 2021.

The second season of The Promised Neverland anime was originally scheduled to premiere in October 2020, but was delayed due to the effects of COVID-19. The anime is now scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on January 7, 2021.

Source: ANN

Top 20 Selling Manga in the United States for November 2020

Here are the Top 20 selling manga in the United States for November 2020 according to NPD BookScan:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 18 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  7. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  8. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  9. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  11. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  12. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  14. Haikyu!! Volume 2 by Haruichi Furudate
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Berserk Deluxe Volume 6 by Kentaro Miura
  17. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
  18. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  19. The Promised Neverland Volume 17 by Kaiu Shirai
  20. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 2 by Gege Akutami

Source: The Fandom Post

The Promised Neverland Manga to Get Another New Bonus Chapter

The first 2021 issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that the magazine will publish another new bonus chapter for Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland manga in the magazine’s second 2021 issue, which will ship on December 14, 2021. The 32-page chapter will tell the “truth” about Isabella.

The first 2021 issue also published a 36-page one-shot for The Promised Neverland, which focuses on the past of Sister Krone.

Shirai and Demizu launched The Promised Neverland in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and ended it on June 15, 2020. VIZ Media publishes the manga digitally and in print in North America. MANGA Plus also published the manga digitally in English.

Source: ANN

The Promised Neverland Manga to Get a New Bonus Chapter

This year’s 52nd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that the magazine will publish a new bonus chapter for Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland manga in the magazine’s first 2021 issue, which will ship on December 7, 2020. The 36-page one-shot will focus on the past of Sister Krone, and it will feature a center color page.

Shirai and Demizu launched The Promised Neverland in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and ended it on June 15, 2020. VIZ Media publishes the manga digitally and in print in North America. MANGA Plus also published the manga digitally in English.

Source: ANN

Top 20 Selling Manga in the United States for October 2020

Here are the Top 20 selling manga in the United States for October 2020 according to NPD BookScan:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 17 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  6. One-Punch Man Volume 21 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata
  7. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  8. Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito
  9. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  11. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Volume 4
  12. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  13. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 9 by Tomohito Oda
  14. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  16. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. My Hero Academia Volume 23 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  19. My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  20. Assassination Classroom Volume 1 by Yusei Matsui

Source: The Fandom Post

My Hero Academia Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphics Novel List for October 2020

17 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for October 2020:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 25 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 17 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#4)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#5)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 21 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito (#8)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#9)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Volume 4 by Fujita (#12)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#13)
  • Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 9 by Tomohito Oda (#15)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#17)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#18)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#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 — but not sales at comic book stores, Walmart.com, and some other venues.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces January 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for January 2021.

Shonen Jump

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 2
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi
Art by Hikaru Miyoshi
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

After successfully establishing a foothold in Durham and cleansing the city of some of its corruption, William James Moriarty sets his sights on London. To make headway there, he needs the aid of his brother Albert. But while on his way to London, Moriarty is kidnapped by a gang of criminals. He needs Albert sooner than he thought, but will Albert be able to save him in time?

Platinum End Volume 12
Story by Tsugumi Ohba
Art by Takeshi Obata

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $9.99

Just when it looked like the god candidates might come to an agreement, one of them is suddenly assassinated. Now Professor Yoneda seems to be in control of the entire god selection process. Will the remaining candidates yield to Yoneda’s desire to rid humanity of fake gods, or does Mirai have a different plan in mind?

The Promised Neverland Volume 18
Story by Kaiu Shirai
Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Emma and Ray race to the queen’s chamber to stop Norman’s plan, but are they already too late? What has propelled Norman to take such a brutal path, and is it something that will forever change his relationship with his closest friends?

Haikyu!! Volume 42
Story and Art by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Hinata is removed from the game with a fever, leaving Karasuno to battle it out against Kamomedai in the final set without their biggest scorer. Anguished that he can’t be there, Hinata watches the rest of the game via broadcast. What does he see from outside of the court? Find out as the Spring Tournament arc comes to an end.

My Hero Academia Volume 26
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Hawks and the Safety Commission have managed to get their hands on some top secret information. A big villain attack is coming, and the heroes must do all they can to prepare. As part of these preparations, Eraser Head and Present Mic pay a visit to the prison, while Midoriya, Bakugo and Todoroki begin training under Endeavor in order to become fighters who can stand on their own. But in the meantime, the boys will have to survive a dinner party at the Todoroki household.

Black Clover Volume 24
Story and Art by Yūki Tabata

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

In order to protect themselves against the ruthless Spade Kingdom, Asta and his fellow magic knights have spent six months training under the watchful eye of the princess of the Heart Kingdom. But will their efforts be enough when the war between the countries finally breaks out?

Jujutsu Kaisen 0
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem… his childhood friend Rika has turned into a curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary curse, his plight gets noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where exorcists are taught to combat curses. Gojo convinces him to enroll, but can Yuta learn enough in time to confront the curse that haunts him?

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 11
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Yuzuri, Suzu and Kirito travel all the way from Lilias to visit Shirayuki and friends, resulting in a delightful reunion—until things take a turn. Meanwhile, Izana pressures Zen to hold a banquet to seek out potential brides, but Zen has another idea in mind.

An Incurable Case of Love Volume 6
Story and Art by Maki Enjoji

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $9.99

Nanase became a nurse to chase after Dr. Kairi Tendo. Now the two are finally starting to act like lovers. They’re busy enjoying blissful days until Kairi’s older sister Ryuko goes missing.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 10
Story and Art by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Mamura’s sudden confession of love leaves Suzume’s head spinning. After spending the entire night agonizing over how to respond to him, she finally decides to give Mamura a chance. But soon after she makes her choice, Mr. Shishio throws her a curveball.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 6
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Even though their feelings are mutual, Akari and Kazuomi can’t get their timing right. Rio realizes he likes Yuna, but he suspects his friend Agatsuma likes her too.

Takane & Hana Volume 16
Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Hiromi idolizes his older cousin Takane and will do anything to protect him—including running away from home. Takane’s got enough problems dealing with work exhaustion and Hiromi’s father itching to take him down, but maybe he’ll be able to find Hiromi with Hana’s help.

Prince Freya Volume 4
Story and Art by Keiko Ishihara

On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

The unexpected arrival of horned warriors at Fort Leren is all that saves the Tyrish troops from the Sigurdian seige. But the Kelds have no interest in joining forces with Tyr—they only intervened to cause pain to their old foe. While it is a disappointing decision, it opens Freya’s eyes to other paths of resistance. Tyr might have no allies, but Sigurd has many enemies.

VIZ Media

Persona 5 Volume 5
Story and Art by Hisato Murasaki
Based on the video game by Atlus

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Shujin Academy student council president Makoto Nijima is starting to suspect that Akira and his friends may be more than just school students. Meanwhile, a criminal organization operating in Shibuya has started to target high school students in a new, devious scam. Will the Phantom Thieves be able to prove they’re the good guys, all while keeping their identities a secret?

Yo-Kai Watch Volume 16
Story and Art by Noriyuki Konishi

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $9.99

Nate returns with a totally different Yo-kai Watch and the amazing Yo-kai Keystones. Get ready to meet a whole bunch of bizarre new Yo-kai.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon Volume 9
Story by Hidenori Kusaka
Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $4.99

Sun and Moon are stranded in Ultra Space, home of the Ultra Beasts. Worse, they’ve lost Legendary Pokemon Lunala. Who can they trust in this alternate dimension? Things look dark for everyone—especially in Ultra Megalopolis, the city that has lost its light.

Splatoon Volume 11
Story and Art by Sankichi Hinodeya

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $9.99

The final match of the Ranked Battle Cup begins. Find out what happens when Team Blueperor steps inside the arena against their greatest opponents, the fierce X-Blood.

VIZ Signature

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 6
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

The conflict between the ruthless bandit Aza Chobe and Gabimaru the Hollow explodes into an all-out battle. Chobe, already a formidable foe, has found new levels of strength thanks to the influence of tao. Can Gabimaru’s skills prevent his death at the hands of this monstrous enemy, or will the pintsize ninja finally lose?

BEASTARS Volume 10
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Red deer Louis learns he has more in common with lion Ibuki, his biggest supporter in the Shishi-gumi gang, than he thinks. While the blood feud between gray wolf Legoshi and brown bear Riz escalates, puma Tao and anteater Kibi attempt a reconciliation. Giant panda Gohin continues his work attempting to cure carnivores of their meat addiction. And surprising secrets about Legoshi’s family and past are revealed.

Asadora! Volume 1
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $14.99

When Asa’s mother goes into labor yet again, Asa runs off to find a doctor. But no one bats an eye when she doesn’t return—not even as a storm approaches Nagoya. Forgotten yet again, Asa runs into a burglar and tries to stop him on her own, a decision that leads to an unlikely alliance.

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Volume 9
Story and Art by Inio Asano

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $14.99

Oda and Futaba are lurking in Oran’s memories from an alternative timeline where she and Kadode simultaneously save the earth and ruin their lives. When the worst happens, Oran takes a desperate leap into another timeline. But things don’t seem to be going very well in that timeline either. Good thing there are endless timelines, right, Isobeyan?

Children of the Whales Volume 16
Story and Art by Abi Umeda

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Orca is known as the God of Death, a cold and emotionless soldier who has no qualms about using his little sister as a pawn in his game against the empire. But now Chakuro has seen into the very heart of the pain that motivates Orca’s bloody quest. Can a shared history of loss bridge the differences between them? Or is the pull of death too strong for even love to overcome?

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Volume 15
Story and Art by Yasuo Ohtagaki
Concept by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino

On Sale Date: January 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $14.99

The battle for the Nanyang Alliance’s Taal volcano base is over. Sojo Levan Fu and his followers managed to evacuate the newly manufactured Psycho Zakus into orbit. But this victory came at a heavy price. During a ferocious rearguard action, Io—consumed by his bloodlust—accidentally killed someone dear to both he and Daryl. Enraged, Daryl destroyed the Spartan. In the aftermath of the battle, what’s left of the Spartan’s crew regroups to lick their wounds. Io lies in the infirmary, broken by what he’s done. But the war is not finished with Io Fleming, and will leave him with nothing when it’s over. Until then, he has only one job to do…

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 3
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Nasa has been introduced to Tsukasa’s family… sort of. Now it’s time for Tsukasa to meet her in-laws. Nasa is determined to do whatever it takes to make a long bus ride romantic, while Tsukasa is just happy to check out food courts along the way. Little do they know that Chitose and her maids are on their tail, bent on turning their quickie honeymoon into a quickie divorce.

RIN-NE Volume 37
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

The disembodied spirit of Ayame Sakaki’s crush on Jumonji is becoming increasingly bold. Ayame resolves to get this stroppy spirit under control once and for all, but the spirit predicts her plans and asks Rinne to sever the spiritual chain connecting her to Ayame.

Case Closed Volume 77
Story and Art by Gosho Aoyama

On Sale Date: January 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

When a tabloid publisher is murdered, the hardest part of the case may be finding someone who didn’t want him dead. A cold case heats up when a new victim is found with the character for “death” written nearby. And when the Junior Detective League stumbles on a crime while camping, Anita risks exposing her secret identity.

As he solves these cases, Conan keeps running into three suspicious characters—overly friendly neighbor Subaru Okiya, eager young private eye Toru Amuro, and teen detective Masumi Sera. Which of them is the man (or woman) in black code-named Bourbon?

Top 20 Selling Manga in the United States for September 2020

NPD BookScan has published their list of the Top 20 selling manga for September 2020:

  1. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  2. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  3. Dragon Ball Super Volume 10 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 16 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  7. Venus in the Blind Spot Hardcover by Junji Ito
  8. Spy X Family Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endō
  9. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  10. The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  11. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  12. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Iro Aida
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 23 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  16. Assassination Classroom Volume 1 by Yusei Matsui
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. BEASTARS Volume 8 by Paru Itagaki
  19. My Hero Academia Volume 22 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  20. My Hero Academia Volume 21 by Kōhei Horikoshi

Source: The Fandom Post

My Hero Academia Is #2 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphics Novel List for September 2020

14 manga volumes appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for September 2020:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 10 by Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama (#5)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 16 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#7)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#8)
  • Venus in the Blind Spot Hardcover by Junji Ito (#11)
  • Spy X Family Volume 2 by Tatsuya Endō (#12)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#13)
  • The Promised Neverland Volume 1 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (#14)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#15)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Iro Aida (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#19)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#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 — but not sales at comic book stores, Walmart.com, and some other venues.

Source: ANN