FUNimation Serves Up Frightening Anime for Halloween

This Halloween season, tune into FUNimation to watch some of the most popular horror anime including Tokyo Ghoul, Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU, Hellsing Ultimate, Deadman Wonderland, Danganronpa: The Animation, Paranoia Agent, and Junji Ito “Collection.” FUNimation has a diabolical line-up of anime featuring ghosts, ghouls, demons and maniacal characters that will make you glad you’re safely inside your home.

Tokyo Ghoul

Don’t miss this twisted horror anime that has become a hit with fans.

About:
Ken Kaneki is a loner. In a world where ghouls—human-like creatures who survive on human flesh—and people are at war, his biggest concern is which novel to pick up next. But when a date with the mysterious Rize turns deadly, a life-saving operation horrifyingly transforms him into a human-ghoul hybrid. Can he find his place in a society where it’s hunt or be hunted?

Clip: https://youtu.be/gbkm2c2hrGE

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Copyright: ©Sui Ishida/Shueisha,Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee

Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU

One of the most anticipated new series this fall, Higurashi: When They Cry – New is a reimagining of one of the most famous cult-classic horror anime and Japanese horror video games with modernized animation for 2020.

About:
New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he’s arrived in time for the big festival of the year. But something about this isolated town seems “off,” and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he’s right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCcf-VlezFg

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Copyright: ©2020Ryukishi07/Higurashi-P

Hellsing Ultimate

The series, based on the popular manga, features Arucard, a true anti-hero character who taunts his enemies before destroying them.

About:
The rogue vampire Arucard is the Hellsing Organization’s deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. With recently-turned policewoman Seras Victoria as his servant, Arucard haunts the shadows as a sinister force of good.

Clip: https://youtu.be/-3ktLn2Z5fE

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Copyright: © Kouta Hirano • Shonen Gahosha Co., Ltd./WILD GEESE. Distributed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Deadman Wonderland

“gory, explicitly violent, frequently over-the-top, and viscerally cruel” -Anime News Network

About:
Ganta is convicted of slaughtering his classmates—a crime he didn’t commit. The authorities lock him up in a brutal, privately owned prison: Deadman Wonderland, where the incarcerated are forced to fight gladiatorial battles for tourists.

Clip: https://youtu.be/oWzHmPSdwqo

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Copyright: ©2010 Jinsei Kataoka, Kazuma Kondou/Kadokawashoten/Deadman Wonder Land Ward G. Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Danganronpa: The Animation

About:
Hope’s Peak Academy is an elite private school that only accepts the very best. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monokuma, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.

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Paranoia Agent

About:
From Satoshi Kon, the legendary director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, and Paprika comes a dark and mysterious, thought-provoking psychological thriller. Citizens across Musashino City are being attacked and terrorized. Two detectives are put on the case, but will they be able to solve the mystery before there’s another wave of victims?

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEsNDDwhSJ4&t=1s

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© Satoshi Kon • MADHOUSE / PARANOIA AGENT COMMITTEE

Junji Ito “Collection”

About:
Enter the twisted world of Junji Ito’s works of horror. Witness the most hair-raising stories from Junji Ito Masterpiece Collection and Fragments of Horror like you’ve never seen them before. For any fans who seek the thrill of shocking imagery and ill-fated characters, this whole show is made for you.

Clip https://youtu.be/yKHJ6w6LzHM

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© Junji Ito / Asahi Shimbun Publications,The Junji Ito “Collection” Production Committee Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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

Top 20 Selling Manga in the United States in August 2020

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

  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 15 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 24 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 7 by Akira Himekawa
  6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  7. Haikyu!! Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
  8. Venus in the Blind Spot Hardcover by Junji Ito
  9. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  10. One Piece Volume 94 by Eiichiro Oda
  11. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  12. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida
  13. Uzumaki Hardcover by Junji Ito
  14. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 8 by Tomohito Oda
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  16. My Hero Academia Volume 23 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  18. The Promised Neverland Volume 16 by Kaiu Shirai
  19. Given Volume 3 by Natsuki Kizu
  20. My Hero Academia Volume 21 by Kōhei Horikoshi

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces November 2020 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for November 2020.

Shonen Jump

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 7
by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $19.99

Josuke’s bizarre adventure reaches new heights. Who is this person who claims to be an alien? Did Rohan really witness a grisly murder in a tunnel on the highway? Has Yoshikage Kira finally met his match after all these years—and is it a cat or a plant? Morioh is as chaotic as ever.

Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Volume 2
Original Concept by Tite Kubo, Written by Ryohgo Narita

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Price: USA $17.99

The Quincies’ Thousand Year Blood War is over, but the embers of turmoil still smolder in the Soul Society. And now
the mystery of Hikone Ubugino’s past, which holds the secrets behind the very existence of the Soul Reapers and all
their allies and adversaries, is about to spark an all-out battle royale. Meanwhile, Urahara and Hisagi must face down
formidable enemies in a Karakura Town that has been completely cut off from the Seireitei as Tokinada Tsunayashiro’s fiendish plan begins to unfold.

Dr. Stone Volume 14
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

With a machine capable of producing unlimited revival fluid almost completed, Senku and friends will be ready to strike back against the Petrification Kingdom. But first they have to rescue their petrified friends! A drone would also come in handy, which means reviving the Kingdom of Science’s godly artisan, Kaseki. But before that, they’ll need to bring someone else back…

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 8
Story by Hideyuki Furuhashi, Art by Betten Court,
Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

With the sky-high Sky Egg stadium teetering on the edge of destruction and thousands of lives at stake, Captain Celebrity and Koichi have held the line against a horde of flying bombers as long as they can. But when Captain Celebrity’s strength finally gives out, who can save them from a long fall to their deaths? Later, Knuckleduster returns to settle an old score, and Koichi, Pop and the Narufest crew look to the future as “Eraser Head” Aizawa remembers the past.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 18
by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Tanjiro and Tomioka confront Akaza, the Upper-Rank 3 demon. Against Akaza’s overwhelming strength, the two find
themselves unable to do anything but defend themselves. With the situation looking grim, Tanjiro awakens to the Transparent World his father once told him about. Will this new knowledge allow Tanjiro to turn the tables and go on the offensive against Akaza?

World Trigger Volume 21
by Daisuke Ashihara

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

The B-Rank Wars continue, and Tamakoma-2 is up against both new and old foes this time around. With the realization
that Chika can, in fact, shoot people, it’s anyone’s game. But first, Osamu and Yuma need to gather information on Yuba
Squad—a squad they’ve never faced before. Will this new realization about Chika and the addition of Hyuse be enough
to take down this unknown foe?

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru Volume 4
Story by Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Akira Okubo

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

Hachimaru is the last man standing in the samurai battle royale, and that earns him the right to face the founder of the festival. Can Hachimaru recruit the powerful warrior who calls himself a key to Pandora’s Box? Or is something more nefarious about to go down?

The Promised Neverland Volume 17
Story by Kaiu Shirai, Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US $9.99

In order to wipe out the demons, Norman sends his forces into the capital to take down the queen and the five aristocrat families. Emma also heads into the demon city with the intent of stopping Norman from doing something he’ll regret. But can she get there in time?

Black Clover Volume 23
by Yūki Tabata

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

With the Devil defeated and the elves finally at peace, it should be time to celebrate. But the Clover Kingdom needs a
scapegoat and they’ve decided on Asta. Can Asta overcome this injustice and continue his march to becoming the Wizard
King? He might need help from some special allies?

Haikyu!! Volume 41
by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

It’s the second game of Day 3, the roughest part of the whole Spring Tournament schedule. Though Karasuno ran away with
Set 2, Kamomedai’s focused, disciplined blocking doesn’t budge an inch. Undeterred, Hinata keeps searching and
searching for new ways to go over top of that wall. And after all his efforts, disaster strikes.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 17
by Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

Will Kaguya tell her family or even her friends that she’s dating Miyuki? Why is Chika pretending to be everyone’s
girlfriend while dressed in a bald wig? Hapless Yu gets romantic advice from recently dumped Kazeno, which he passes on to naive Miyuki. Then, repressed Kaguya gets advice from unrepressed Nagisa, and adventurous Maki gets advice from (usually) sensible Ai and tries to verify it with flustered males Miyuki and Yu. Basically, Shuchiin Academy suffers
from a bad case of the blind leading the blind.

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 10
by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

After putting an end to the disease that was ravaging Lilias, Shirayuki returns home with Zen and the others. But on their next day off, they embark on a new adventure—a date. Meanwhile, Mitsuhide is furious to learn that Kiki’s been
keeping a life-altering secret from him.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 9
by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Spring arrives, and Suzume and her classmates are now
second-year students. There’s just one problem—all the first year girls are obsessed with Mamura. Suzume and her friends come up with a plan to make Suzume his fake girlfriend, but Mamura is conflicted.

Shortcake Cake Volume 10
by Suu Morishita

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

Even Ten can’t penetrate the darkness that lies within Riku. Chiaki invites Riku to his home in hopes that Riku will share more of himself. And later that night, Riku suddenly lets it all out.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 5
by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. After dreaming about kissing Yuna, Rio can’t stop thinking about her. Meanwhile, Akari pursues Kazuomi, but it seems he’s not interested in her?

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 11
by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $19.99

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. In their quest to restore their bodies, they head to the unforgiving north, pursued by an all-too human monster from the past.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 5
by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The day of the Aquarium Club’s open house has finally arrived, and the shark show is a great success. Koyuki is so
thrilled by the victory that she actually jumps for joy. But baring her feelings in front of everyone is too much for her, and she ends up running away. Thankfully Koyuki’s family and Konatsu accept her just the way she is. And as Koyuki and Konatsu spend more time together, each finds a place in her heart for the other.

Disney Tsum Tsum Sushi Cookbook
by Emi Tsuneoka

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Price: USA $17.99

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Price: USA $17.99

Bring the Disney magic home with 27 delicious sushi recipes. Create your family’s favorite Tsum Tsum characters including Mickey, Minnie, Elsa, Olaf, and more. These fun recipes feature step-by-step photographic instructions to guide you every step of the way. Perfect for lunch boxes, picnics, and snacks, Disney Tsum Tsum Sushi Cookbook will have you making sushi masterpieces in no time.

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 2
by Hideki Goto

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $9.99

In these new stories from the world of Splatoon, Hit and Maika meet an elite boy named Ko who joins them on their crazy
adventures.

Requiem of the Rose King Volume 13
by Aya Kanno

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

A final test stands between Richard and the throne. Having failed to kill Richard, Edward the Fifth and his younger brother are sent to the Tower of London. His political enemies have vanished, but when he is but a single step from the throne, Richard is rejected by the people of the nation. Will he be able to take the crown?

VIZ Signature

Urusei Yatsura Volume 8
by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $19.99

Disaster-prone Ataru isn’t the least bit interested when he stumbles upon a parent and teenager hurling insults at each
other on the beach, but everything changes when Ataru finds out that teenager Ryunosuke Fujisaki is actually a girl. Later, a nervous fire-breathing Ten meets his pyro-hating mother, which makes it the perfect opportunity for Ataru to mess with his young nemesis.

BEASTARS Volume 9
by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

After a Drama Club member is mauled during rehearsal, gray wolf Legoshi finds a clue to the identity of the murderer of his alpaca friend Tem. In the wake of the incident, when the school administration segregates classrooms and disbands
interspecies clubs, the absence of red deer Louis’s leadership is keenly felt. Plus, more tales of Legoshi’s tragic childhood and family.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 5
by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

Seeking the answers to the secrets behind the mysterious island and the divine horrors that populate it only seems to lead to even greater dangers. What is tao, and how does this supernatural phenomenon turn Lord Tensen into such fearsome enemies? And when Gabimaru begins acting strangely, is there any hope for his companions, or will they face certain death at the hands of one of the deadliest ninja in existence?

Tokyo Ghoul:re Illustrations: zakki
by Sui Ishida

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Price: USA $30.00

Tokyo Ghoul:re Illustrations: zakki features artwork and behind-the-scenes notes, commentary and a Q&A from Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida. Discover the creative process behind the popular series in gloriously ghoulish full color.

Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition Volume 1
by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $24.99

Yuta became immortal when he unwittingly ate mermaid’s flesh, and now he seeks a way to become human again. Hundreds of years later, he encounters a volatile and determined young lady named Mana while searching for a mermaid. Could this mysterious woman hold the key to saving Yuta’s humanity?

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 2
by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Now that Nasa and Tsukasa are married, it’s time for him to meet her family. Unfortunately for him, that means getting kidnapped by Tsukasa’s overprotective sister Chitose and her combat maids. Will Nasa’s life end before he’s even kissed his new wife? Or picked out a ring? Or, most crucially of all, found out what anime she’s into?

RIN-NE Volume 36
by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Rinne’s cat Rokumon and the rest of the shinigami Black Cats by Contract have been summoned to a mysterious gathering.
While their owners puzzle over their disappearance, the cats themselves have no idea what the purpose of the meeting
is… until Tama, the eldest Black Cat, speaks out. Is a feline uprising on the horizon?

VIZ Media Announces October 2020 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for October 2020.

VIZ Originals

Fangirl Volume 1
Created by Rainbow Rowell
Adapted by Sam Maggs, Illustrated by Gabi Nam

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $16.99

Cath doesn’t need friends IRL. She has her twin sister, Wren, and she’s a popular fanfic writer in the Simon Snow
community with thousands of fans online. But now that she’s in college, Cath is completely outside of her comfort zone.
There are suddenly all these new people in her life. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming boyfriend, a writing
professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome new writing partner… and she’s barely
heard from Wren all semester.

SHONEN JUMP

Chainsaw Man Volume 1
by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He’s a
simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when
he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—
Chainsaw Man.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 17
by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Demon Slayer Corps plunges into Infinity Castle to confront Muzan. Shinobu engages in a fierce fight against Doma, the Upper Rank 2 demon. Poison doesn’t work on him, so she finds herself in an intense struggle. Will she be able to defeat the demon who killed her older sister? Then another demon appears before Zenitsu and blocks his way.

We Never Learn Volume 12
by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Mafuyu Kirisu is a strict, no-nonsense teacher who has dedicated her life to helping her students in academics. She has
always been dismissive of what she considers hopeless dreams that hinder academic progress, but after meeting Yuiga, she’s slowly changing the way she thinks. What stymied her own childhood hopes and aspirations?

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–Star Pupil
Story by Jun Esaka
Original Concept by Masashi Kishimoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Price: USA $10.99

When Sasuke is given the task of training Team Seven, Boruto is delighted, but he has trouble accepting his master’s
teachings. And then pop star Himeno Lily jumps in with a mission for them. What does it mean to be master and student?
And what does this mean for the future of the ninjas?

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 6
by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

During the Goodwill Event, the Kyoto School’s authorities order their students to assassinate Itadori. However, Mahito
and a horde of special grade curses and curse users complicate matters by attacking the students. The teachers move quickly to counterattack but find themselves cut off by a barrier. Can the students survive this demonic onslaught?

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 1
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi, Art by Hikaru Miyoshi
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $10.99

In the late 19th century, Great Britain rules over a quarter of the world. Nobles sit in their fancy homes in comfort and luxury, while the working class slaves away at their jobs. When young Albert James Moriarty’s upper-class family
adopts two lower-class orphans, the cruelty the boys experience at his family’s hands cements Albert’s hatred of the
nobility he was born into. He asks the older of the two boys—who has a genius mind and a killer instinct—to help him rid the world of evil, starting with Albert’s own family.

One-Punch Man Volume 21
Story by ONE, Art by Yusuke Murata

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The curtain rises on the big battle between the Monster Association and the heroes! As the Class-A and lower-ranked
heroes engage in intense battle, the Class-S crew is able to take out a horde of monsters in one fell swoop before invading farther underground. Among them, Flashy Flash demonstrates splendid battle prowess against ninja turned monsters.

My Hero Academia Volume 25
by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Since the terrifying incident when Tomura’s Quirk manifested, only the greatest villain of them all, All For One, has been able to speak to the broken young boy’s heart. The consequences of that fateful meeting play out in the present as Tomura and Re-Destro, the leader of the Meta Liberation Army, battle for supremacy—and if it takes leveling a whole city to sort out who’s on top, so be it.

SHOJO BEAT

Ao Haru Ride Volume 13
by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Futaba Yoshioka has encountered her first love again in high school, but he seems different from the boy she once knew.
The hearts of Futaba and Kou have aligned, but are more of their friends pairing off? The journey of youth concludes.

An Incurable Case of Love Volume 5
by Maki Enjoji

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $9.99

The Dark Lord Kairi finally falls for Nanase, the Valiant One. Regardless, they face another trial. Nanase became a nurse to chase after Dr. Kairi Tendo. Now the feelings are mutual, and they’ve become a couple. It seems their love should only deepen from here on out, but when Nanase tries to help a certain someone, it leads to a disruption in their romance.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 26
by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

After unleashing their powers to save Yona, the Four Dragons lose consciousness and collapse! Su-won and the Kohka army
arrive to participate in a summit with Xing, but members of Priest Gobi’s anti-war faction attack Princess Kouren! Can the nation of Xing achieve peace with all this infighting threatening its foundation?

Prince Freya Volume 3
by Keiko Ishihara

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Freya is determined to help the soldiers trapped in the besieged Fort Leren, but with reinforcements days away, the only thing she has to offer them is her presence and everything it represents. But how can she embody the Prince of Hope when she is consumed by anger?

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution
by Chiho Saito

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Utena has saved Anthy by defeating Akio in the final duel, but in doing so she has vanished from the world. Now the student council members at Ohtori Academy find themselves in their own revolutions.

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 16
by Aya Shouoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Himari Momochi inherits Momochi Hiouse, an estate which exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms.
Himari and Aoi’s summer together has passed by in an instant. When Himari wakes, she discovers that Aoi has been absorbed by Momochi House. The building begins to collapse as Aoi tries to release Himari and the shikigami. Is Aoi lost forever or can Himari save him?

VIZ MEDIA

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 4
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $17.99

The three Legendary Pokemon Suicune, Raikou and Entei are searching for worthy Trainers. Will each be able to find
someone powerful enough to fight by their side? Meanwhile, Crystal and Yellow have teamed up to find a mysterious flying Pokemon. Collects the original Pokemon Adventures volumes 10, 11 & 12.

Transformers: The Manga Volume 3
Story by Masumi Kaneda, Art by Ban Magami

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $24.99

The final volume of Transformers: The Manga is here. This deluxe volume collects three classic stories and a beautiful art gallery. “Victory” is the tale of the legendary battle between Starsaber and Deszaras. In “Zone,” the Nine Great Generals run wild. And in “The Battle Stars,” Super Megatron attempts to feed on planet Earth, but Optimus Prime stands in his way.

Persona 5 Volume 4
Story and Art by Hisato Murasaki
Based on the video game by Atlus

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Akira and the gang think they’ve stolen Madarame’s treasure, but before they can escape the palace, its master—Shadow
Madarame himself— catches up to them and reveals the true story behind Yusuke’s mother’s death. Back in the real world,
sinister agents have begun to investigate the strange events surrounding the Phantom Thieves. Will Akira and the gang be able to stay one step ahead of them?

The Art of Magic: The Gathering – War of the Spark
by James Wyatt

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Price: USA $39.99

“Even gods shall kneel.”—Nicol Bolas

Centuries of scheming have come to fruition at last. Meet Nicol Bolas: Elder dragon, Planeswalker, God-Pharaoh. He is the ultimate mastermind, whose plots for domination twist through the histories of countless worlds. Now those plots culminate on the shattered streets of Ravnica, with undead armies marching at his command and dozens of Planeswalkers marshaled to oppose him. In these lavishly illustrated pages, featuring art carefully chosen from more than two decades of Magic: The Gathering®, the full scope of Nicol Bolas’s plans is revealed at last.

It has all led to this. The greatest heroes of the Multiverse make their stand against the ultimate villain in the War of the Spark.

Radiant Volume 13
by Tony Valente

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Attempting to corral a Nemesis threatening the city of Bôme, Seth crashes it into the garden of the city’s king, Herklès VII. Believing this an attack on the king’s life, Inquisition soldiers and the king himself try to take Seth down. Seeking escape, Seth relies on the aid of someone he’d once considered an enemy–and maybe still is. Meanwhile, facing certain death, Seth’s friends Mélie and Ocoho are at odds over how to save themselves, with Ocoho urging the use of a technique Mélie absolutely refuses to consider.

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Box Set
by Akira Himekawa

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $125.00

A deluxe box set of exclusive hardcover editions. Contains all five best-selling volumes of the The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition series.

The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun. A young boy named Link must defeat evil on his long, perilous
quest to find the spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce, and deliver them to Zelda, princess of the land of Hyrule.

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B&N Exclusive
Tokyo Ghoul (Monster Edition) Volume 5
by Sui Ishida

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $24.99

The long-standing conflict between Ghouls and the CCG comes to a head. Ken has sided with the Ghouls, but in choosing has he extinguished any hope of reconciliation between humans and Ghouls? Find out the shocking conclusion to Tokyo Ghoul in this final volume.

Blue Flag Volume 4
By KAITO

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Toma’s older brother, Seiya, asks Taichi to find out why Toma doesn’t want to go to college. On the day of Toma’s release from the hospital, Taichi still hasn’t found a way to broach the subject with Toma. Meanwhile, Futaba discovers Taichi’s birthday is coming up, and she decides to invite the group to a fireworks festival so they can all celebrate.

Ultraman Volume 14
Story and Art by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $12.99

After all that has come to light, Shinjiro now struggles with one question—is Ultraman good or evil? While he ponders
this, Rena also comes to him with another revelation. Meanwhile, an alien hunting party has arrived on Earth bent on
killing humans for sport. The police and the SSSP, along with another mysterious organization, begin to investigate.

Golden Kamuy Volume 18
by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

Sugimoto closes the distance between himself and Asirpa as she continues her journey north into the wilderness of Karafuto in search of the dark secret of her father’s past and the key to the hidden gold. Now, deep in Russian territory, Kiroranke has more to say about Wilk—Asirpa’s father and his former conspirator in the plot to assassinate the Russian Czar. Back in Hokkaido, Lieutenant Tsurumi ponders the coded tattoos himself as Hijikata and his group track down another violent escaped convict near Lake Akan.

Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection
by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $17.99

Urasawa’s characters confront fantastical elements ranging from psychic powers, to alien visitors to planet Earth, to attacks by giant monsters. On the flip side, the author philosophizes about his real-world experiences with the wild
and wacky international music scene. Plus, a classic, funny animal tale, in Urasawa’s inimitable style.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Complete Box Set
by Sui Ishida

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $169.99

A box set that includes all 16 volumes of the original Tokyo Ghoul:re series, with an exclusive double-sided poster.

The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes… or monsters?

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Case Closed Volume 76
by Gosho Aoyama

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Detective Moore’s latest case comes from a client he’s never seen. Following a series of texts, Conan and the gang find a break-in, a bound woman and an apparent suicide. Conan is sure the woman knows more than she’s telling, but what’s her secret? Then the Junior Detective League witnesses a marital spat that ends in a death. Did one spouse kill the other in self-defense, or was it premeditated murder? And Detective Sato receives an unwanted gift: footage of her boyfriend, Detective Takagi, abducted by criminals.

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 9
by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Valentine’s Day is a total minefield for people with communication disorders, but this year Komi has a secret weapon to combat the stressful holiday—friends. Armed with homemade chocolates, Komi is ready to give Tadano a Valentine’s gift. At some point. Before the day is over. She swears.

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Volume 13
by Kagiji Kumanomata

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Demon King and his troops travel to a demilitarized zone bordering the demon world and the human world for some
intense physical training alongside their human counterparts. When one group mocks the other, Syalis is hell-bent on
revenge! While the Demon Castle recovers from their boot camp, the princess saves the day… and wrecks it even more.
Then, an integral member of the Demon Castle staff resigns and heads for home… with the rest of the demons and one
human in hot pursuit.

VIZ Media Announces New Manga and Book Licenses

VIZ Media has announced the following titles for release in Fall 2020:

  • Naruto: Sasuke’s Story – Star Pupil (Sasuke Shinden) novel by Jun Esaka and Masashi Kishimoto (print, digital)
  • Chainsaw Man manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto (print, digital)
  • Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii) manga by Kenjirō Hata
  • Moriarty the Patriot manga by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (print, digital)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Illustrations: zakki art book by Sui Ishida
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution manga by Be-PaPas and Chiho Saitō
  • Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition (Ningyo Series) manga by Rumiko Takahashi (print, digital)
  • Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection (Kushami) manga by Naoki Urasawa
  • Junji Ito’s Remina (Jigokusei Remina) manga by Junji Ito

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 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

My Hero Academia Takes Nine of Top 20 Spots on the U.S. Monthly Bookscan List for March 2019

13 manga volumes appear on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for March 2019, with nine of those titles being related to My Hero Academia:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#12)
  • The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo (#13)
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 5 by Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • My Hero Academia Vigilantes Volume 4 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 15 (#17)
  • Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida (#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. The rankings cover about 85% of the U.S. trade print book market.

Source: ANN

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