Last Kuroko's Basketball Manga Volume, Jump Next 'Miracle' Slated for December
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's 40th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the 30th compiled volume of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko's Basketball) manga will be the last. In addition, the magazine is announcing that a "miracle" will occur in Shueisha's Jump Next magazine in December, and asks readers to look forward to Fujimaki's next work.
The announcement follows the final chapter of the manga.
In the beginning of the story, Taiga Kagami has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Tetsuya Kuroko of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary "Generation of Miracles" basketball team. Together, Kagami and Kuroko aim to take their team to the inter-high school championship — against Kuroko's former teammates.
Fujimaki launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and Shueisha will publish the 29th compiled volume in October. As of April, the series had more than 27 million copies in circulation.
The first anime season based on the manga ran from April to September of 2012. The second season premiered last October and ran through March. The third season is scheduled for next year, although the exact month has not been announced. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan as it aired.