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Shōnen Jump to End Itsuki Furuya's Takujō no Ageha Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
"High tension Ping Pong manga" launched in November

This year's combined 22nd and 23rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will publish the final chapter of Itsuki Furuya's Takujō no Ageha: The Table Tennis of Ageha manga on Monday. Shueisha will publish the second compiled volume on May 1 and the third compiled volume on June 4. The final chapter asked fans to look forward to Furuya's next work.

Furuya initially published the manga as a one-shot in the same magazine in June 2014, and then the manga launched as a full series on November 17. The series was Furuya's first serialized manga.

Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga simultaneously in English in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital anthology as part of the company's "Jump Start" initiative.

The company describes the story:

Meet Ageha, a promising successor to Japan's golden age of table tennis. He's under the tutelage of a former world champion whose granddaughter Ririka is also at the top of her game - though she's playing a more seductive sport. Both would rather die than recognize the other's talents, which is going to get interesting when they find out they're engaged!

Viz Media also published the first three chapters of Ryohei Yamamoto's E-ROBOT manga and Nobuaki Enoki and Takeshi Obata's Gakkyu Hotei manga in the subsequent issues after launching Takujō no Ageha, and readers voted on which of the three manga they wanted to join the lineup permanently. Gakkyu Hotei eventually joined the lineup in December. Yamamoto ended E-ROBOT on February 16.

The combined 22nd and 23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will also launch Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto spinoff manga mini-series, titled Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki (Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring).

The magazine is then launching three new series in May in the 24th, 25th, and 26th issues.


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