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NPD BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels For May 2020 Revealed

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The first blush details have come in via ICv2 in regards to the month of May 202 with the NPD BookScan rankings for graphic novels overall for the non-kid market. This month again shows manga being the main selling point when tabulated in total – something that may start to change as comics publishers angle toward OGNs more in the next year. Before digging into the manga, this month has Hachette scoring well with the storyboard version of the Parasite film that came out, a beautiful hardcover that captures the film really well. That got a ninth place slot and definitely stands out.

Beyond that, we get Strange Planet again taking the top spot while the evergreen Watchmen is here and Top Shelf brings out They Called Us Enemy.

On the manga front, My Hero Academia has no new volumes but dominates in the sheer count overall. What did take the top was the latest Demon Slayer installment, which has some earlier work in the list as well. We’re also seeing good traction for Beastars that the Netflix adaptation will help with while Uzumaki continues to chart well.

NPD BookScan Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels – May 2020 (5/3/20 – 5/30/20)
Rank Title Author Publisher
1 STRANGE PLANET HC NATHAN W. PYLE MORROW GIFT
2 DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 12 KOYOHARU GOTOUGE VIZ MEDIA
3 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 1 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
4 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 2 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
5 DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 1 KOYOHARU GOTOUGE VIZ MEDIA
6 UZUMAKI HC JUNJI ITO VIZ MEDIA
7 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 23 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
8 BEASTARS VOL. 6 PARU ITAGAKI VIZ MEDIA
9 PARASITE: A GRAPHIC NOVEL IN STORYBOARDS BONG JOON HO HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
10 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 22 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
11 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 3 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
12 WATCHMEN (2019 EDITION) ALAN MOORE DC COMICS
13 SPLATOON VOL. 9 SANKISHI HINODEYA VIZ MEDIA
14 DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOL. 2 KOYOHARU GOTOUGE VIZ MEDIA
15 THEY CALLED US ENEMY GEORGE TAKEI TOP SHELF PROD.
16 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 4 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
17 BEASTARS VOL. 1 PARU ITAGAKI VIZ MEDIA
18 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 5 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
19 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL. 21 KOHEI HORIKOSHI VIZ MEDIA
20 JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 4–DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE VOL. 5 HIROHIKO ARAKI VIZ MEDIA
Source: The NPD Group/BookScan
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