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New York Times Manga Best Seller List: April 24-30, 2016

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of April 24-30, 2016, according to the New York Times.

1. Akame ga KILL! Volume 6 by Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro

Yen Press’ release of Akame ga KILL! Volume 6 enters the list at number one.

2. I Am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1 by Kengo Hanazawa

Dark Horse Comics’ release of I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1 enters the list at number two.

3. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 re-enters at number three in its 43rd week on the list.

4. One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata

VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 1 moves back up three spots to number four in its 35th week on the list.

5. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 bu Sui Ishida

VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 6 falls four spots to number five in its second week on the list.

6. Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet Volume 2 by Reki Kawahara and Koutarou Yamada

Yen Press’ release of Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet Volume 2 enters the list at number six.

7. The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Volume 5 by Satoshi Wagahara and Akio Hiiragi

Yen Press’ release of The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Volume 5 enters the list at number seven.

8. High School DxD Volume 8 by Hiroji Mishima and Ichiei Ishibumi

Yen Press’ release of High School DxD Volume 8 enters the list at number eight.

9. Taboo Tattoo Volume 2 by Shinjiro

Yen Press’ release of Taboo Tattoo Volume 2 enters the list at number nine.

10. Attack on Titan Volume 18 by Hajime Isayama

Kodansha Comics’ release of Attack on Titan Volume 18 falls two spots to number ten in its fourth week on the list.

Source: The New York Times

Dark Horse Announces Manga Licenses

North American manga and comics publisher Dark Horse Comics revealed at its Anime Central panel that it has licensed the following manga:

  • Kentarou Miura’s Giganto Maxia
  • CLAMP’s RG Veda
  • Spike Chunsoft and Takashi Tsukimi’s Danganronpa: The Animation
  • Kengo Hanazawa’s I Am a Hero

Kentarou Miura published the Giganto Maxia mini-series in Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine in 2013-2014.

Dark Horse’s release of RG Veda will be based on the current five-volume omnibus version from Kadokawa. Dark Horse will be releasing the series in three volumes, so each volume will be about 600 pages long. The publisher will release the first volume in August 2016.

Takashi Tsukimi launched the Danganronpa: The Animation manga based on Spike Chunsoft’s story in Kadokawa’s Sh┼Źnen Ace magazine in March 2013, and the manga ended in the same magazine in July 2014. Dark Horse will publish the first of four volumes in March 2016.

Dark Horse will release I Am Hero in a 2-in-1 omnibus format, and each volume will include color reproductions of the fully-painted color story pages that began each of the Japanese volumes. The publisher plans to release the first volume in April 2016.

Source: ANN

I Am a Hero Manga Is Getting a Spinoff

This year’s fourth issue of Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine has announced that Kengo Hanazawa’s I Am a Hero manga will be getting a side story spinoff in Summer 2015. The spinoff will be penned by Yuuki Honda and will be titled, I Am a Hero in Osaka.

Hanazawa began I am a Hero in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits magazine in 2009, and Shogakukan shipped the 16th compiled volume of the series in December 2014. The series won the General Category of the 58th Shogakukan Manga Awards last year, and a live action film has also been greenlit.

Source: ANN

Manga Receive Nominations at France’s Angouleme

The 40th annual Angouleme International Comics Festival has announced the nominees for four categories: Best Comic, Best Heritage Comic, Best Youth Comic, and Best Crime Comic.

Three manga titles have been nominated for Best Comic: Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae, Atsushi Kaneko’s SOIL, and Kengo Hanazawa’s I am a Hero.

Kanata Konami’s Chi’s Sweet Home is nominated for Best Youth Comic. Yukinobu Hoshino’s 2001 Nights and George Akiyama’s Anjin San are nominated for the Best Heritage Comic award.

The Angouleme International Comics Festival is taking place January 31-February 3, 2013 in France.