In this month’s issue of Shueisha’s Jump Next magazine it was announced that a sequel manga to Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) manga will be releasing in the magazine’s upcoming issue, which will be releasing in Japan on December 29th.
The original run for Kuroko’s Basketball ended last month in the 40th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump on September 1st. The manga ended after 276 chapters after its 6 year run. The series already had an anime adaptation with two seasons and a third airing next year.
Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) is a manga series by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. The series is a basketball sports series that started serialization in 2008. It is currently published Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump and has a total of 29 volumes, with the 30th and last volume releasing soon. There has been an anime adaptation of the series in 2012 and a follow up season that aired late last year. Both seasons were animated by Production I.G. Additionally, two video games based on the series were released, one for the PlayStation Portable and one for the Nintendo 3DS. Over 27 million copies of the manga have been produced as of April this year.
A synopsis of the series from MAL:
Kuroko’s Basketball The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The miracle generation”. There was another player who all of them respected… A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!
The Kuroko’s Basketball sequel manga will begin serialization in the upcoming issue of Jump Next magazine, releasing on December 29th.
So what do you think about the news? Where will the series go? Let us know in the comments.
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