My Hero Academia Dominates the U.S. Graphic Novel Charts for 2020

My Hero Academia NPD Bookscan

 

Last week we posted about My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and the work of Junji Ito making the New York Times top 10 for January. These titles and a few more also managed to top the larger 2020 lists according to the recent charts based on NPD BookScan data, which tell a tale dominated by Kohei Horikoshi’s series from January 5, 2020 to January 2, 2021. 

 

My Hero Academia ended up taking up over half of the top 20 for 2020, with assorted volumes ranking from the first in the series all the way up to volume 25. Other series beyond those mentioned above on the list include Haikyu!!, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Tokyo Ghoul, and THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, and as usual Junji Ito is in the mix with his hardcover omnibus edition of Uzumaki

 

1. My Hero Academia vol. 1

2. My Hero Academia vol. 2

3. Demon Slayer vol. 1

4. My Hero Academia vol. 24

5. My Hero Academia vol. 3

6. My Hero Academia vol. 23

7. Uzumaki hardcover

8. My Hero Academia vol. 4

9. Demon Slayer vol. 2

10. My Hero Academia vol. 5

11. My Hero Academia vol. 25

12. Haikyu!! vol. 1

13. Toilet-Bound Hanako-ju

14. My Hero Academia vol. 22

15. Tokyo Ghoul vol. 1

16. My Hero Academia vol. 21

17. My Hero Academia vol. 6

18. Demon Slayer vol. 3

19. THE PROMISED NEVERLAND vol. 1

20. Demon Slayer vol. 7

 

Zooming out for a look at the bigger picture makes the impact of manga even more apparent. Beyond the manga charts, My Hero Academia managed to come out above all on the full Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels for 2020. Nine volumes of MHA take over that list, which also features Demon Slayer, Uzumaki, Haikyu!!, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, and Tokyo Ghoul

 

It actually looks a lot like the manga list with a few English graphic novels thrown in for good measure.

 

1. My Hero Academia vol. 1

2. Strange Planet hardcover

3. My Hero Academia vol. 2

4. Demon Slayer vol. 1

5. My Hero Academia vol. 24

6. My Hero Academia vol. 3

7. Stranger Planet hardcover

8. My Hero Academia vol. 23

9. Uzumaki hardcover

10. My Hero Academia vol. 4

11. March: Book One

12. Snug: A Collection of Comics About Dating Your Best Friend hardcover

13. Demon Slayer vol. 2

14. My Hero Academia vol. 5

15. Watchmen (2019 Edition)

16. My Hero Academia vol. 25

17. Haikyu!! vol. 1

18. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun vol. 1

19. My Hero Academia vol. 22

20. Tokyo Ghoul vol. 1

 

Source: ICv2 (2)

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his brand new comic, MONSTER FLIGHT, at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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