Haikyu is now celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be kicking things off with a new special one-shot coming to Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine! Haruichi Furudate’s long volleyball streak ended two years ago, but it’s still one of the greatest sports franchises of all time. The series is now celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first release and with it has released a number of new projects celebrating this milestone. But most interesting of all the new releases is a nice return to the series from the creator himself.
Although it was previously reported that Haruichi Furudate was scheduled to return to the series for a single new chapter, it was officially announced in the latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (and featured by the account Twitter of the series) that this new one-shot will be released in the next issue of the magazine. That means the one-shot will be available from April 25, as it picks up after the original series ended.
本 週刊 ジャンプ ジャンプ 来 来 来 来 来 来 来 少年 少年 少年 少年 少年 来 来 少年 少年 少年 少年 来 来 少年 少年 少年 少年 少年?
— ハイキュー!!.com (@haikyu_com) April 17, 2022
It was announced that this unique new chapter would take place after Haikyu’s series finale. Running to 19 pages in total, this new entry will educate fans on how Shoyo Hinata and many other characters live their lives in 2022. With the actual series finale jumping years into the future for each of the characters (and teasing a major athletic peak for Hinata and Kageyama at the 2022 Olympics), this new one-shot will likely be a welcome update on how it all ended.
This new one-shot has not been explicitly confirmed for an English-licensed release, but given that Viz Media’s digital Shonen Jump library has provided fans with some of the magazine’s greatest one-shot releases in recent years, it’s likely we’ll get to see this new one-shot hit next week as well. In fact, you can now find the entire manga of the series with this library. As for the anime, you can find all four current seasons streaming with Crunchyroll and HIDIVE.0comments
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