My Hero Academia Manga Dominates Nearly Half of U.S. Top 20

Kohei Horikoshi's series can be found in 9 spots, including #2


The numbers for Kohei Horikoshi's smash hit My Hero Academia manga continue to impress. The latest installment of NPD BookScan's list of Top 20 adult graphic novels in the U.S. was recently revealed, and this time around the series took nearly half the available spots. 


As per usual, the March list accounts for sales from over 16,000 retail locations, from small independent bookstores to large chains like Barnes & Noble. With My Hero Academia included, a total of 13 manga volumes made the top 20. 


Here's the breakdown with manga titles bolded:


1. The Umbrella Academy Vol. 1

2. My Hero Academia Vol. 18

3. The Walking Dead Vol. 31

4. My Hero Academia Vol. 1

5. Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Hardcover

6. My Hero Academia Vol. 17

7. Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons

8. The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2

9. My Hero Academia Vol. 2

10. Berserk Deluxe Vol. 1 Hardcover

11. My Hero Academia Vol. 3

12. My Hero Academia Vol. 16

13. The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story

14. Boruto Vol. 5

15. My Hero Academia Vol. 4

16. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Vol. 4

17. My Hero Academia Vol. 15

18. The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel Hardcover

19. The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

20. Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 1


It's awesome not only to see so much MHA on the list, but to see all those early volumes holding strong, which means we have a continuing influx of newcomers discovering the world of Horikoshi's amazing manga from the beginning. Kentaro Miura's Berserk is also no stranger to the top 20, and the success of Marie Kondo's books and Netflix show continue to spark joy among booksellers. Finally, it's always heartwarming to see mainstays like the Naruto franchise—this time in the form of Boruto—and the ever-popular Tokyo Ghoul to continue pulling numbers. 


Now, let's get all those new readers over here to watch the My Hero Academia anime on Crunchyroll!


Source: ICv2 via Anime News Network



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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