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My Hero Academia Dominates NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel List for 2020

With the pandemic forcing us to stay indoors, it’s no wonder that manga and anime are ruling the charts with their immersive stories.


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One such manga worth mentioning is Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia that has been topping the book charts recently.

Even if you’re not a Midoriya or Todoroki fan, chances are that you’ve heard about the manga from your otaku friends.

My Hero Academia Dominates NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel List for 2020
My Hero Academia | Source: Fandom

This sensational franchise is slowly capturing our hearts with its straightforward storyline that’s packed with action.

Now, you have one more excuse to talk about the manga because it has recently secured the rank #1 on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for the year 2020.

If you think this is one incredible achievement, then how would you feel if I told you My Hero Academia is bagging more ranks in the Top 20 List?

Yes! You’re reading it right! Currently My Hero Academia is holding:

RankMangaVolume
1My Hero Academia1
3My Hero Academia2
5My Hero Academia24
6My Hero Academia3
8My Hero Academia23
10My Hero Academia4
14My Hero Academia5
16My Hero Academia25
19My Hero Academia22

My Hero Academia is currently dominating over manga like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (ranking #4 and #13), Junji Ito’s Uzumaki (ranking #9), Haikyu!! (ranking #17), Toilet bound Hanako-kun (ranking #18), and Tokyo Ghoul (ranking #20).

My Hero Academia Dominates NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel List for 2020
My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Junji Ito’s Uzumaki, Haikyu!!, Toilet bound Hanako-kun, Tokyo Ghoul | Source: Fandom

The BookScan rankings are taken from the sales of over 15,000 different book shops in the U.S. The rankings are determined by 85% of the U.S. printed book sales.

As the world is obsessed with superhero comics in general, it comes as no surprise that My Hero Academia, which is based on the premise of a young boy trying to grow up to become the best superhero and save the world, is gaining the attention of international readers.

Not to mention the anime, video games and various other methods used to promote this manga series has given a huge boost to its popularity.

So, join the Bokuno train if you haven’t already and enjoy the ride!

About My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi.

My Hero Academia Dominates NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novel List for 2020
Izuku Midoriya | Source: Fandom

It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected in 24 tankōbon volumes as of August 2019.

It follows a quirkless boy Izuku Midoriya and how he backed the greatest Hero alive. Midoriya, a boy who has been admiring heroes and their ventures since the day he was born, came into this world without a quirk.

On one fateful day, he meets All Might, the greatest Hero of all time, and discovers that he was quirkless as well.

With his diligent attitude and unwavering spirit about being a hero, Midoriya manages to impress All Might. He is chosen to be the heir to the power of One for All.

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