Two new manga from VIZ Media are set to make their way state side this summer. The company announces the launch of a pair of Basketball themed manga series to be release in July and August.
The first riveting sports manga, HAIKYU!! launches in print and digital formats on July 5th.
Created by Haruichi Furudate, HAIKYU!! depicts the on- and off-the-court drama of a driven young volleyball player. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be released under the Shonen Jump imprint.
Ever since he saw the legendary player known as “the Little Giant” compete at the
national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball
player ever! Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump
higher than anyone else?
In the opening volume, after losing his first and last volleyball match of his middle
school career against Tobio Kageyama, “the King of the Court,” Shoyo Hinata
swears to become his rival. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat
ends up being his teammate?!
“HAIKYU!! is extremely popular in Japan, where it won the 2015 Shogakukan Manga
Award in the Shonen category and continues to sit alongside other top popular
series in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine,” says Marlene First, Editor.
“HAIKYU!! is one of the most requested series by fans and we are very excited to announce its official debut. With its captivating underdog story and high-energy, fast-paced storytelling, HAIKYU!! will keep manga fans on the edge of their seats this summer!”
The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be released under the Shonen Jump imprint with a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 U.S.
The second is the smash hit manga series KUROKO’S BASKETBALL launches in print and digital formats on August 2nd.
In KUROKO’S BASKETBALL, when incoming first-year student Taiga Kagami joins
the Seirin High basketball team, he meets Tetsuya Kuroko, a mysterious boy who’s
plain beyond words. But Kagami’s in for the shock of his life when he learns that the
practically invisible Kuroko was once a member of “The Miracle Generation” – the
undefeated, legendary team – and he wants Kagami’s help taking down each of his
“KUROKO’S BASKETBALL has been really popular in Japan, having sold more than
30 million copies, and overseas fans have been clamoring for it for quite some time
now,” says John Bae, Editor. “There will be no time-outs taken while working on this
series with 2-in-1 omnibus volumes released every two months. Look out for the
excitement hitting streets this summer!”
KUROKO’S BASKETBALL was created by Tadatoshi Fujimaki and has become a global sensation. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will debut in 2-in-1 omnibus editions under the Shonen Jump imprint with a print MSRP of $16.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN.