Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Haikyu!! Author Haruichi Furudate Teases Haikyuu Sequel Manga

The sports genre of manga has always been popular among fans. This genre focuses on stories involving various sports and the competitive pursuits of their athletes. But whenever we talk about this genre, the one manga that always pops into our minds – “Haikyu!!”

Haikyu!! has been a fan favorite ever since it started publishing back in February 2012. The story of Shōyō Hinata, who aims to be a great volleyball player, has been engrossing readers for almost eight years now.

The manga will conclude on July 20, 2020, after its eight-year-long run with its 401st chapter featuring a time skip to the Olympics.

Haikyu!! is the weekly Shonen Jump 33.34 merger issue, which will be released on July 20th next week, and will mark the final round with a period of eight and a half years.

Until the end, face forward and run as hard as you can. I hope you all can run together.

Haikyu’s author Haruichi Furudate had commented about a sequel manga revolving around the Olympics seven years ago. It is uncanny that the 401st chapter teasing the Olympics time skip has been published seven years after the comment was made.

The 401st chapter along with the previous comment has teased fans with a sequel Manga for Haikyu!! revolving around the same.

It isn’t uncommon for sports genre mangas to receive sequels focusing on significant sports events after their long runs.

  • Kengan Ashura received a sequel titled Kengan Omega that followed the series two years after the end of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament on Ganryu Island.
  • Baki The Grappler had also received two sequels titled New Grappler Baki in 1995 and Baki: Son of Ogre in 2005.
  • A sequel was also seen for Diamond no Ace when it received a sequel Diamond no Ace Act II in 2015 after its nine-year-long run from 2006.

Fans can hope that this isn’t just pure coincidence but a well-thought plan by the author, which will allow its readers to keep reading more about Shōyō Hinata and his athletic pursuits.

About Haikyu!!

Hinata Shoyo is a highly passionate boy who wishes to follow the steps of his idol, ‘The Little Giant’ in the field of volleyball.

Hinata’s resolve is unbreakable as he faces gruesome defeat at the hands of the ‘King of the Court,’ a genius prodigy setter Kageyama Tobio in middle school. Hinata’s dreams take fruit as he enters high school.

Hinata joins the declining volleyball team of Karasuno High and is appalled to find the very same Kageyama as his teammate.

As Kageyama and Hinata realize the potential of their abilities as a duo, Karasuno High starts taking flight with the opportunities at hand.

The story follows the revival of Karasuno High and the unity they maintain to pave their way for nationals.

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