One of the current popular manga series My Hero Academia has topped the charts of the last month’s Bookscan list. The first volume of the manga ranked #2!
The BookScan rankings (which covers about 85% of the U.S. trade print book market) collect data sales from more than 16,000 location including independent bookshops, online purchases, and even popular bookstores like Barnes & Noble. Sales from Walmart.com, comic book stores, and related were not included in the sales count.
Aside from Volume 1 of the My Hero Academia manga, other volumes of the manga as well as other works like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Demon Slayer, Uzumaki, No Longer Human, Persona 5, and The Promised Neverland
Below show the complete rankings:
#2 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 1
#4 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 2
#5 — Akira Himekawa’s The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess volume 6
#6 — Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 10
#7 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 22
#8 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 3
#10 — Junji Ito’s Uzumaki Hardcover
#11 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 4
#12 — Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 1
#13 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 20
#14 — Junji Ito’s No Longer Human Hardcover
#15 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 21
#16 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 5
#17 — Hisato Murasaki’s Persona 5 volume 1
#18 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 19
#19 — Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia volume 18
#20 — Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s The Promised Neverland volume 13
My Hero Academia was first published in the Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014. The anime adaptation’s fourth season premiered on October 2019. The manga is licensed and officially released in English by VIZ Media with Caleb Cook credited as translator. It is both released in print and digital formats.
Screening for its second film My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising in US and Canada are slated to be released on February 26, 2020! Funimation released the film’s synopsis which reveals:
“Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens’ lives on the line, there’s no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they’re the island’s only hope.”
It was stated during the Hero Fest last August by Horikoshi that this movie will be last of the franchise because “there won’t be third film. Probably.” He elaborated on this, saying that the film is a finale of sorts to the series as the battles and story of the film is how he sees the manga’s final battle. He then teased that the film will have more “Plus Ultra” moments compared to the first film. So this is definitely a movie worth looking forward to.
As of this time, it’s still not for certain if the movie will be released for other countries. We will look forward to more announcements soon.
Last year, the My Hero Academia manga won this year’s Harvey Awards for Best Manga. The Harvey Awards is an annual event which gives recognitions for outstanding works in graphic art and comic book categories. The said awarding was held during the New York City Comic Con that happened last October.
The manga series competed against other popular manga works like ONE’s Mob Psycho 100, Junji Ito’s Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection, Kamome Shirahama’s Witch Hat Atelier¸ Junji Ito’s Smashed, and Yuhki Kamatani’s Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare.
Other nominations in the Harvey Awards were Tony Valente’s Radiant for Best European Book and Alita: Battle Angel for Best Adaptation From a Comic of Graphic Novel. Unfortunately, both titles did not win the respective awards.
Last year’s winner for the Best Manga in the Harvey Awards went to Nakata Kabi’s popular yuri manga My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness.
My Hero Academia also dominated the Monthly Bookscan List a few months ago. In our previous report, the manga volumes were included in the U.S. Monthly Bookscan List for the month of February. This is not the first time that the series has reached the top of the manga sales ranks as it has also entered the rankings in some of the previous months.
It’s seems that My Hero Academia still continues to dominate bookstores. We hope that the hype continues until the series’ end.
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