Entertainment data journal Variety reported on April 6 that Tite Kubo‘s Bleach manga has 2.7 million copies in print in the United States. Kōhei Horikoshi‘s My Hero Academia manga has over 10 million copies in print with its first amount having crossed 1.2 million copies in the United States. (Note: While Variety stated these numbers are “sales” numbers, Viz Media confirmed with ANN these numbers are “copies in print.”)
Viz Media will publish a twentieth Anniversary Edition of the first amount of Bleach on August 2. The agency may launch a 20-volume area set of the My Hero Academia manga sequence on October 18. The launch will operate a 48-page booklet with bonus illustrations and double-sided poster.
Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump journal printed a model new 73-page chapter of Bleach in August 2021.
Kubo launched Bleach in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, and ended it in August 2016. Viz Media printed the manga in North America digitally in English as Shueisha printed new chapters in Japan. Viz Media moreover printed the manga in print.
The manga is inspiring a model new anime adaptation that may premiere in October 2022. The anime will cowl the “Thousand Year Blood War” arc, the final word arc of the manga, that features volumes 55-74.
Shueisha launched on January 30 that Kōhei Horikoshi‘s My Hero Academia manga now has 65 million copies in circulation worldwide. The amount consists of copies in print and digital copies, nonetheless should not be a product sales statistic. The manga has a cumulative circulation of 45 million in Japan (along with digital copies in addition to copies in print purchased and unsold).
Horikoshi launched the manga sequence in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. Viz Media publishes the manga in English digitally and in print in North America. Shueisha‘s MANGA Plus service moreover publishes the manga in English digitally. The manga entered its “final act” in March 2021.
The fifth season of the anime adaptation of My Hero Academia premiered in Japan in March 2021, and aired for 25 episodes. The sixth season will premiere in fall 2022.
Sources: Variety (Patrick Frater), Email correspondence